Friday, April 27, 2018

When my husband sings in church, it is a joyful noise! It doesn’t have to be in key or tuneful, just joyous. Even if you can’t sing, who cares? Let go, don’t deny yourself the joy.

Psalm 98:4-6
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; 
  break forth into joyous song and sing praises!
Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, 
  with the lyre and the sound of melody!
With trumpets and the sound of the horn 
  make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Well this is reassuring! One of the many things my study of the Bible has confirmed for me, God keeps his promises.

Psalm 91:14-16
“Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;
   I will protect him, because he knows my name.
When he calls to me, I will answer him; 
   I will be with him in trouble; 
   I will rescue him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him 
   and show him my salvation.”

Friday, April 20, 2018

Looking for a little recognition, a little reward as you slog through life? Maybe something more substantial than a glass of wine or a chocolate chip cookie? Here’s your answer: Have a servant’s heart, you will be rewarded in ways you can’t even imagine.

Joshua 22:5
Only be very careful to observe the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, to love the Lord your God, and to walk in all his ways and to keep his commandments and to cling to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.”

Sunday, April 8, 2018

If you need encouragement, or just plain courage, the Holy Bible is full of it.

Deuteronomy 31:8
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It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

Friday, April 6, 2018

What is the point? More than once I've been on my knees asking God if I have to go on. I get the same answer every time: choose life.

Deuteronomy 30:19
I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live,