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.



Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Proverbs 15:30 A cheerful look brings joy to the heart; good news makes for good health.

My Thoughts
We have all felt it... somebody lighting up and smiling at us...it has the power to turn a bad day into a good day.  It can renew our  energy... it actually makes us feel hopeful. WE have the power to changed some body's day like that... just with our smile.... just with a look that says "Hi! I am glad to see you!" ...there is no telling how far that smile... our smile... can change the world in one day!  So often we feel powerless to do anything ... we feel like we can't make a difference...but we can!!  When we smile at somebody..when we give a kind work...when we spread good news as simple as "You look pretty today!" or "I am always so happy to see you!" it changes that person's day....then they smile at a couple of people the would not have smiled at and it changes those people's day!! And so on. Our smile and kind words can look like this... 1x 2 = 2 x 2 = 4, 4 x 2 = 8, 8 x 2 = 16, 16 x 2 = 32, 32 x 2 = 64,
64 x 2 = 128, 128 x 2 =256, 256 x 2 = 512, 512 x 2 = 1024...  If your smile....if my smile just trickles down 10 times it has effected 1024 people... What if we smiled at 2 people or 3 people.  We have no idea who those 1024 people are.... our smile may have changed a person's day enough to save a life somewhere down the line. A cheerful look brings joy to the heart... it brings hope to people.. it even makes us feel good when we do it!! 

We should never think that we don't have the power to change lives... we can change a person's day with a smile... that is powerful!  What if a million people in a day decided I will make a difference today with a cheerful look...and each one off those trickled down 10 times... that might just change the world!! I would change a day...and if we vowed to deliberately do it again the next day and the next...and the next...oh the possibilities!!  God felt this was important enough that  He made sure it survived many,  many translations of His word. So it has to be powerful!

1 comment:

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