Good Monday morning, friends~

I just had to hop on and send a BIG CONGRATS to our dear friends Lee Thomas & Jana Miller this morning. Lee wrote Jamey Johnson’s song, “In Color”, and it won SONG OF THE YEAR last night at the Academy of Country Music Awards!

To hear/see the song, click here:

We are so proud of him! He and Jana love and live for the Lord, and God is using Lee as a “light” in his industry.

His song, “You’re Gonna Miss This” also won Trace Adkins the title of Single of the Year! (See below for an earlier post on “You’re Gonna Miss This” – I’m still convicted and challenged every time I think of this phrase!)

Lee and Jana, we love you guys and are giving praise to the Lord for His lifting up of you at this time!

Re-posted from 11/19/08

Wednesday’s Word of the Day…. Actually, it’s a song, which was written by a good friend of our family’s. “You’re Gonna Miss This” was written by Lee Thomas Miller and recorded by Trace Adkins earlier this year. You may remember it from “The Apprentice” finale. It was one of 5 or 6 songs nominated for this year’s CMA Song of the Year, and Single of the Year .

But the reason “You’re Gonna Miss This” is the WOTD is because of the message in the lyrics. The first time I heard the song, I bawled like a baby! Both children were already asleep, and I went into their rooms and laid down in the bed with them and hugged /squeezed them as tightly as I could. I called Lee the next day to try to tell him what the song meant to me, and could hardly talk for crying and then for laughing at myself for being so emotional. He laughed, too. So did my husband. 🙂

Even though it’s not Scripture, it well reminds me of the challenge of living Ephesians 5:16-17, “Making the very most of the time, buying up each opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be vague and thoughtless and foolish, but understanding and firmly grasping what the will of the Lord is.”

I share this not to make us feel guilty for being busy, nor to make us sad, but to encourage us to stop the business of busy-ness every once in a while and to “soak in” where we are in our lives.

I find myself singing this song every day – especially when responsibilities of “life” start to crowd my joy of living, and of raising my precious children. When I start to wish things were somehow “different”, this song pops into my head, and the Lord reminds me that wherever we are in this particular time of our lives, God is working, and He will use ALL of it for His glory (Rom. 8:28).

And, I’m reminded that one day, I’ll look back on this particular time of life, and I’ll miss it. So, here it is – Wednesday’s Word of the Day: “You’re Gonna Miss This”.

PS: You might want to grab a tissue, if the song is new to you. 🙂

“You’re gonna miss this
You’re gonna want this back
You’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you’re gonna miss this”

Love to you all… Let’s make an effort NOT to Miss it!

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  1. H there! I love reading your blog… I’m Jana’s sister in law and have been reading your blog for a little over a year now. Thanks for giving Lee a shout out! How cool is that??? I started a blog…because I loved reading your blog and Jana’s too… but I’m sort of stuck right now. I still love visiting your blog regularly and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your inspiration and advice and little ideas on things in life! Thanks for being such a blessing!

  2. Hi precious, thank you for your message, “Jesus – Katrice – Jesus”. THAT SAID IT ALL AND WARMED MY SOUL and will send me off to sleep tonight in peace. I love and appreciate you and our hearts for JESUS that are one in Him.


  4. Thanks sweet sister for sharing this with us. I’m not familiar with the song but Congratulations to your friends! I’m sure the LORD’s favor is upon them.

    Love you.

  5. Congratulations to your friends! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. ( :

  6. Yeah for Lee! We love country music and I have to say that, “You’re Gonna Miss This” is one of our FAVORITE songs! After hearing it for the first time, Mike picked up his guitar and learned the chords.
    It had meaning to us before Anna Claire was born, as a newly married couple and wanting to enjoy each day. Today, it has even more meaning as we parent Anna Claire and watch her grow up!