I decided to start this blog (2010) because my son, John-Robert gave me a One Year Bible for Christmas, the New Living Translation... reading it has changed my life... I post a daily Bible verse on my Facebook page every day and it has been well received... I thought that this would be a wonderful way to share part of what I read each day!... I hope that you enjoy it.

This Year 2012 I am going to do things a little different... not much...just a little. I am again reading through my One Year Bible (for the 3rd time). But I am also using "The Secret Power of Speaking God's Word" by Joyce Meyer. This book is divided by putting scriptures under different categories so they can be used to speak over our life situations. Each day I will read a category of scripture and pick a scripture in that category to write about.



Tuesday, December 6, 2011


2 John 1:5 I am writing to remind you, dear friends, that we should love one another. This is not a new commandment, but one we have heard from the beginning.

My Thoughts
We are told 11 times in the New Testament to "love one another:" Here John is reminding, reminding  the people to "love one another." I wonder how often God tires of having to remind us to love one another. We are not told to love our those people that like us... or to love those people that love us.... we are told to love one another. If we are in a crowd and we are told to take hands with one another... everybody takes hands...not just friends, or family but everybody. We are called to love, even the unlovable probably especially the unlovable. Sometimes this can be really hard... but the verses never say "If it is easy, love one another," they just instruct us to love.

I was in line yesterday at Hobby Lobby (imagine that, me at Hobby Lobby), a lady that was about to get in line let me go first, I was then next to an old friend that I rarely see..so I got a chance to hug her!...then the lady behind me didn't have a coupon...I shared so she could get a discount. It was an amazing, most pleasant experience! We all had a moment of loving one another. It all started with that dear lady taking a moment to be loving, by letting me go first.   The day before I had been at Wal-Mart where nobody even spoke to each other, me included.  I had not done my part in spreading love when I was at Wal-Mart. What if I had been the one to make the first move then... we might have had another good moment in the check-out line. But I had not taken the moment, nobody had, to share love.

We are all rushing about trying to get things done... we even make life hard by deciding to put so much into our days.... We make work for ourselves where there is none.  We go about being busy, busy, busy... Then we can get through a whole day and stop and realize we have not taken the time to love anybody. Imagine what just a day would be like if we all set out to love each other...to treat each other with love, everywhere we went...and then all those people had set out to do the same.  Love has the ability to change everything.  That power starts with a single person doing what God commanded us to do... will you be that person in your world? I hope to be that person in mine! 

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