31 Aug

Printables - Week 4a Printables - Week 4

It’s week 4 of free printables.  Hope you are enjoying your blessing jars.  I’m about to print off some personalized Bible verses to add to a beautiful jar to take to church for a friend who is going through chemo.

Here are the previous weeks printables:

See week 3 printables here.

See week 2 printables here.

See week 1 printables here.


30 Aug

I am currently in a Bible Study called ” Kicking Fear to the Curb”  We have covered many words this week, and challenged to blog about the one word that spoke to us the most, why it spoke to us, and how would that word help us kick our fears.  Out of all of them we studied this week, the word TRUST spoke to me.

“Trust.” Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 30 Aug. 2014.    <;.

       a :  assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something

       b :  one in which confidence is placed

As I looked at that definition, I thought about my assured or confident reliance on God’s strength, and His ability.  That is what trust is all about for me – believing, assured, and confident in knowing that He has the ability and strength to carry me through all things.

I got to thinking about when life is knocking us down and just really hard and tough, or when I am afraid and full of fear, where do I turn.  For me, I turn to prayer.  I find no matter how I am struggling that prayer or delving into my Bible always helps.  Did I always do that – NO!  Now, I can open my Bible, and I can feel God’s presence leading me to open a page and read.  I remember one time when my Dad was taken to the hospital and it was icy.  I was called at 2 A.M. and could not go in the ice.  I sit there sobbing and grabbed my Bible.  This was the verse that I first laid my eyes on,  “Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning” Proverbs 30.5(b).  

I searched verses this week with the words, and browsed through commentaries, and this is one that spoke to my heart.

  Blog-Proverbs 35-6

Bruce Waltke, in his Proverbs commentary translates the first verse of 6 as “in all your ways desire his presence”.  The NIV version of the verse 6 reads, “in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”  I love that, and am reminded that I need to seek His will ALWAYS, and desire His presence no matter what I am going through – all things.

Whole-hearted trust in the Lord no matter what fear may come my way and “desiring His presence” in all things – ALWAYS.


30 Aug

Blog - Psalm 39.4

Our days here on earth are numbered and what we do with it is important.  How do you spend your days?  How do you manage time?  Honestly, some days I know I have not honored God in my time management.

Blog-Psalm 9012

Cherish today, cherish those around you.  We are not promised tomorrow.

Time is precious, a precious gift from the Father.  Praise Him that you are fearfully and wonderfully made.

Blog-Psalm 13916

Reach – Five Minute Friday

29 Aug

Today is Five Minute Friday and the word is reach.  I was reminded of a blog I wrote earlier this year when my husband, on my birthday, drove me by a field of sunflowers.  Heres’s that blog and I’m grabbing a few lines from it because it is longer than five minutes (Lessons From Sunflowers).

Look at this sunflower reaching above all the others.

Blog - Psalm 3.3 sunflowers

I got so excited seeing it and a couple of others reaching up taller than the rest of the field.  That is how God wants us to be – different, reaching towards Him with our heads lifted up.

He created us to always turn towards the light – to keep our eyes focused on Him.  All day we should be focused on the light  – just like the sunflowers

Sunflowers need the sun, I need the son.  Walk in the Light!

bLOG-1 jOHN 1.7

I am reminded of that song – Your Love Lord Reaches to the Heavens.


26 Aug

Blog-Psalms 304




25 Aug

Blog Joshua 1.9

I am in a study this week called “Kicking Fear to the Curb”.  This is one of the verses we are learning this week.  I know He is with me whereever  I go.  I know He is able.  It’s time to be strong and courageous knowing His promises.


24 Aug


As school starts back tomorrow in Texas, and for you that started in other states last week, here is a prayer to pray for your children, grandchildren, children, nephews and nieces, neighbors, teachers and staff.  I pray that God will be seen in our schools this year like never before.  Sit down tomorrow with your children, join hands, and pray this at breakfast or before you walk out the door, or even in the parking lot as you are about to drop them off.


24 Aug

Printables Week 3 a Printables - Week 3

I love sharing these printables. School starts Monday and so is my on-line Bible Study.  Can I keep it up? 

See week 2 printables here.

See week 1 printables here.


Seven Secrets to Power Praying – Book Review

24 Aug

I loved this book by Jane Glenchur.  I could not wait to turn the next page and get to the next chapter.  It is an easy read book, interesting and containing the seven secrets to praying.  Chapters are short and you can’t wait to see what is in the next one.

Jane has learned to ask God for anything and everything – learning after praying about a carpet stain and the right remover to use.  She provides practical advise we can all use to improve our prayer in all aspects of our lives.  Her stories of answered prayer will inspire anyone who reads this book.

Seven Secrets of Power Praying is broken into three parts. Part 1 is “Partnering with God,” Part 2 is Applying the 7 secrets to Power Praying, and Part 3 is Stepping Up to the Next Level. Her five keys to prayer are Key#1 Petition, Key#2 Passion, Key#3 Presence, Key#4 Preparedness, and Key#5 Perseverance.

There is so much to share that I loved about this book it would be another book if I did.  I loved how she shared scripture in each chapter to drive in her points.

She talked about praying for specific needs, anything and everything, being thankful and praising God in our prayer time, trusting Him to answer, listening and hearing from Him.  In one chapter she mentioned when we feel emotionally unstable to accomplish a task to give it up to Him, asking when she needs patience with her kids for God to be patient through her, or if you are having trouble liking a person to pray that He love that person through her.  She talked about interviews and how she had asked God that when she opened her mouth, that He please fill her with His words.

She reminds us to ask and keep on asking and reminded us with God all things are possible.

One quote I wrote down I love, “Lord I don’t know what to do, but my eyes are on You.”

When we are hurting and angry and wondering we need to focus on what He has done in the past.

I loved her clay hand, taking the key to the house of David and her cloaking illustrations.  Yes, you have to read the book to learn about them.

In talking about time with God each morning, she says “No bible, no breakfast.”

She shares a lot about the enemy and his attacks and how to counter them with prayer.

I highly recommend this book.

The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through Chosen Books and Baker Publishing Group for the purpose of review. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner. Despite my receiving the book free, it has not influenced my judgment, and I have given an honest opinion.


23 Aug

Blog-Psalm 10433

I am so thankful that I can sing and praise my Savior.  Do I sing well?  No!  Wish I did, but I did not get blessed with that gift, but that does not keep me from praising at home, at church, in the car.  May His praise be on my lips daily as I give thanks for all He has done in my life!

 Don’t remember.  Listen here – you will be blessed today!

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