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.



Friday, February 28, 2014


Psalm 44:6-8 I do not trust in my bow; I do not count on my sword to save me. You are the one who gives us victory over our enemies; you disgrace those who hate us. Oh God, we give glory to you all day long and constantly praise your name.

My Thoughts
I love this! It made me stop and think. Any time I a frustrated  with the government, I am putting my trust in  the Government .... Or I have been. Is it really a large army, or Social Security that can save me? No, that is God. It is what God will do for me when I trust Him with my future, with my enemies, with my health. God tells me in his word that he will feed and clothe me. I just need to keep my eyes on Him.

If I feel like a friend has let me down it is because I put my trust in them. Don't get me wrong, we need friends we can trust. But our trust for our lives, our hope should always be in God. In fact when I learned to put my trust in .god, he surrounded me with wonderful, trustworthy friends.

God cares about our every need, He loves us and want to protect us, provide for us, send down blessings in our lives. He sets us up for success. We need to be as faithful as David and alway depend on God.

Thursday, February 27, 2014


Mark 7:32-35 A deaf man with a speech impediment was brought to him, and the people begged Jesus to lay hands on the man to heal him.

Jesus led him away from the crowd so they could be alone. He put his fingers into the man's ears. Then spitting on his own fingers, he touched the man's tongue. Looking up to Heaven, he sighed and said, "Ephphatha," which means, "Be opened!"  Instantly the man could hear perfectly, and his tongue was freed so he could speek plainly. 

My Thoughts
How have I read my Bible through and it taken four times for my to hear this story? It is such a symbol of how when we go to Jesus, when we seek, that God opens our ears to hear and our mouths to speek. The more I seek God by reading his word the more I understand it and the more I understand it the more I find myself speaking it. I use to wonder how to be a witness to people beyond my actions..but in seeking Jesus Jesus has made my ears able to hear and understand God's word and my mouth able to have the words to say to tell others what God has done for me. This may be one of my favorite stories, now that it has popped off the pages into my heart!

Friday, February 21, 2014


Mark 4:39-32 Jesus said, "How can I describe the Kingdom of God? What story should I use to illustrate it? It is like a mustard seed planted in the ground. It is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of all the garden plants; it grows long branches, and birds can make nest in its shade." 

My Thoughts
This verse said so much to me today. It said to me that even the smallest things we tell others about 
God matter. They may be just the seed that grows that in that person the largest. We should never think our words about God do not matter...they do and they grow! 

It also tells me that the world will show me big seeds...seeds that look like they could be something...but they won't... Those seeds will probable make weeds in my life. Cause a mess...not be what they promised. But God's promises are quiet and can seem small at first. God gives us all the truth with His promises. God tells us if we do this them this will happen. But God's promises alway grow into something wonderful...no matter how small they may seem at first. 

This may now be one of my favorite of Jesus' stories. It says so much..with so few words. Just like the mustard seed it looks like such little information...but then you let its meaning grow it is huge. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Matthew 4:24 Then he (Jesus) added, "Pay close attention to what you hear. the closer you listen, the more understanding you will be given -- and you will receive even more. 

My Thoughts
I love the "and you will receive even more" part! The more I understand God's word the more blessing I have in my life. I am constantly amazed. One of the biggest blessings I have received from understanding is that when I mess up I don't have to hide from God. I can run straight to Him and ask his forgiveness.... He forgives me and put me back in right standing with Him. And as soon as that happens blessing start falling down from Heaven again. Then I know all is well with God and me once again. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Mark 2:27 Then Jesus said to them, "The Sabbath was made to meet the needs of the people, and not people to meet the requirements of the Sabbath.

My Thoughts
One of the best things that I have learned over these last four years is that every thing that God ask us to do is for our good. It's not to have a way to be in charge or have rule over us. It is for our good... It is to keep us safe and healthy mentally and physically. 

I use to see all the things the Bible tells us to do as rules, something hard to do. Now I see them as gold nuggets that will make my life so much better. They are blessings that make our lives better. 

We should never, ever use God's laws aginst others. We should only use them as guidelines to help others. We should only use them with compassion  never with condemnation.  We should only see them as love, never feel condemned by them. God is telling us... If you do this your life will be so much better. 

Here is an  example of condemning someone with God law ... When I worked at K-Mart I often had to work on Sundays. So often, more often than you could imagine, someone comming straight from church, would make some remark about how I should not be working on Sundays. These people were not even well meaning... They were puffing themselves us. They would make me want to stay away from church. They were like the Pharassees puffing themselves up with God's laws.  

We can all do this with the "laws" that are easy for us to follow. We need to be careful of that. We need to ask ourselves... Am I  being compassionate  or am I being condemning? And adjust our attitude if we get the wrong answer. 

Several months back Robby and I read  scripture about the Sabbath. We decided then to rest on Sundays. Not to shop or spend money...to stay all settled in. It has been an adjustment. There has been a couple of times we have needed to spend money on Sunday.. One time Robby needed to fix something on John-Roberts's car before he headed back home. But we have learned to get what we might need on Saturday...like gas for the car! Or anything we might need for a project we want to do. We find ourselves getting nuch more rest on Sundays. Recharging our bodies and minds. Sitting in a room together and having long much cherished conversations. It has been so good for us. Lately we have been a bit too busy, if we had not started our Sunday's at home we might not have made it through the last couple of months as well. 

God's blessings are in His laws for us.  This rambling of understand I was doing made me look up the definition of  law... I loved it...it was number two....a statement of fact, deduced from observation, to the effect that a particular natural or scientific phenomenon always occurs if certain conditions are present. This definition of law is what God's laws are... Statements of facts. They are not rules of a governing authority... But facts about the conditions of our lives when we choose to do certain things. God is saying, "It is a fact that if you do this your life will be better and it is a fact if you don't do this your life will be better."  I love seeing God's laws as facts of life that I need to know for a better life. 

Friday, February 14, 2014


Psalm 34:14 Turn away from evil and do good. search for peace and work to maintain it. 

My Thoughts
 How fitting for Valentines day. Don't look for a fight, don't look for being wronged, don't pick people apart.... We need to look for the good in people, find forgiveness in our hearts the second we feel we have been wronged, empathize with the other person instead of nursing our own wounds. Today on Fox News they said that people that had been in marriages 21 years or longer had three things in common empathy, control of emotions,  and the ability to stay focused on the positive. I wrote that down. I wanted to show Robby. Then this verse was in my daily Bible reading... So fitting to what I heard this morning. It made me smile!

Thursday, February 13, 2014


Psalm 34:10 Even the strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the Lord will lack no good thing. 

My Thoughts
Tonight as I read this I couldn't help but think.... If I don't have something I think I need.... And I am walking in God's will, keeping my eyes and heart iron Him.... Then I must not have what I think. I need because it would not be good for me at the time. I need to trust .gid with everything I think I need or that I want. god knows my needs and the desires of my heart and He cares about both. The only thing I can accomplish by getting ahead of what God wants for me now in my life is trouble. And that will be all on me.

I must remember this! 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Matthew 25:29 To those who use well what they have been given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But for those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away. 

My Thoughts
I was behind on my Bible reading. Not a good thing, I am resolved to do better. But what did happen as a result of that is that on the very next page in Exodus 28:3 I read this, "Instruct all the skilled craftsman whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom."  I loved reading these two verses in the same day. Now to work on just how to use what God has given me for Him. I know I need to use what God has given me for Him. I can just never figure out how. Then I thought of the lamp unto my feet and the light unto my path verse. My son taught me, from one of his history classes at Auburn, that the lights on a path did not light the whole area, they just made a guide light so you would know the direction. You then needed a lamp so you could see where your feet were stepping. The space between the lamp and the lights is unknown. You just know that you are going in the right direction. 

So from these three verses I have learned that I just  need to know what God ask of me. That is the lamp at my feet. The light is that what I am doing is for God. If God gave me the talent, and He did, then I am to use that gift from Him for Him. Trusting in God for this is making what I can make and waiting for God to tell me just what to do with it.  I always try to get ahead of the plan and get discouraged. Now God has put this in my mind in a way that helps me move forward. 


Exodus 34:28 Moses remained on the mountain with the Lord forty days and forty nights. In all that time he ate no bread and drank no water. And The Lord wrote the terms of the covenant --The Ten Comandments-- on the stone tablets. 

My Thoughts
No food or water for forty days...in God's presents. The things most essential to life. What can we go without that we that we need? God honored Moses' time with Him. God will honor our time with Him. He will make our days work out if we tak time with Him. He will make our money work if we tithe out ten precent. We can think we can't....but if God nourished Moses's body for forty days and nights...He will also honor our time and our money and what ever else he ask of us.

Monday, February 10, 2014


Exodus 31:6b Moreover, I have given special skills to all the gifted craftsmen so they can make all the things I have commanded you to make. 

My Thoughts
I love art and crafts... I love making things and learning how to make new things. I have never been especially skilled in any of the things I learn to do. In fact it never takes to logo for me to find someone amazingly better than me at that point where I have reached my limit in ability.  But the more I read God's word the more I realize He gives me just what He needs me to have. My job is to take what He gives me and use it for Him. God Amy choose to make me a Master Craftsman in something one day.  Maybe He already has and I just have to learn to see what God sees as being a Master Craftsman. Love is most important to God...loving Him and loving others.... When I use my abilities to love others maybe in God's eyes I am a Master Craftsman. I like that thought! 

Saturday, February 8, 2014


Exodus 22:28 You must not dishonor God or curse any of your rulers. 

My Thoughts
I find this interesting that God put these two things in the same sentence. I think it was to show how strongly He felt about the statement.  Ruler is defined as a person who rules or commands. I thought of our president, or congress and senate, then there are governors, and mayors. These are people that we chose, that we choose to lead us. To rule over us. Then there are our bosses at work who command the work place  and our pastors who rule over our churches. Then in families,  the Bible tells us that man is the head of the household. 

To honor God is seems to me that we must not curse these people. We curse someone when we speek badly of them. We, in America, have an oppertunity to vote out the leaders of our land, but in the mean time we need to only speek good into their lives according to God's word. We, in America can choose different jobs if we don't like the leaders there. but in the mean time we should only speak good of our bosses. We can choose a different Church, but until we do we should only speek good of our pastors. And imagine what good men the men of America would be if we as wives only spoke good of our husbands. 

Amazing things happen when we choose to bless people with our words instead of curse people with them... They start living up to those blessings. And good things begin to happen in our lives as well, our words please God. Our words line up with God's will and when that happens God is able to protect us. God softened the hearts of Kings, He can soften the hearts of presidents, congressmen, senators, governors, pastors, bosses, husbands. When we choose to please God, God protects us. But when we choose to live outside the will of God by grumbling and complaining, cursing the people who are rulers in our lives we tie God's hands of protection. 

Is our Government getting worse or are the words of  Christians beginning to sound too much like the world? We can not expect a better government by cursing the government we have. We will only have a better government by choosing blessing to come from our mouths. We can change things by changing our words...we change our words and God  will make sure the hearts of our leaders are in the right place. 

Thursday, February 6, 2014


Exodus 20:8-11 Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. You have 6 days each week for your ordinary work, but the seventh day is a sabbath day if rest dedicated to the Lord your God. On that day no one in your household may do any work. This includes your sons and daughters, your male and female servants. Your livestock and any foreigners living among you. For in six days the Lord made the heavens, the earth, the sea and everything in them; but on the seventh day he rested. That is why the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart as holy.

My Thoughts
As I was reading this today I could not help but think about how often we are tired and feel like we are spinning our wheels. I am not talking about those who have to work on Sundays..I am more talking about a culture that we as people have created, a culture of busy, busy, busy getting all that we can have as fast as we can get it. We have become exhausted, disconnected from each other and from God. When God sent Manna to the Israelites he sent enough on the sixth day for the seventh day so no one worked. .... Are we never to do anything on Sunday, of course not, Jesus taught us that. On Sunday we are to love others, honor God by acting in love. Some people have to honor God by loving their families and going to work. But Jesus also taught us that we were still to keep God's commandments,but in love.... But not like the Pharisees that used the law to create impossibilities. 

What would happen to our world, our lives our time and energy if we did our best to honor God like He ask us to here in these verses?  What if we spent a whole day each week just thinking on God, talking about God, resting in God? I know that tithing our money has protected it, made it stretch farther,  God has honored that with pressing it down and overflowing it, just like a He promised Malachi 3:10. It is the same money... It just works out by the grace of God. God can do that with my time too. 

My church is reading a book about giving God a tenth of our time each day...which comes out to be 144 minutes a day.... Or 1008 minutes a week. If we spend 12 waking hours a day and on Sundays gave that to God by focusing on Him, resting in Him, catching up on Bible reading, talking with family about Him...all day long that is 720 minutes or our 1008 minutes a week.... Say we even took a two hour afternoon nap...that leaves 600 minutes spent on God, resting in Him...thinking only of Him. That leaves 408 minutes to spread out over 6 days..which would be 68 minutes a day to renew our minds daily and we will have tithed ten precent if our time to God each week.  Oh at the possibilities. 

In the verses above God tells us not to work, He also tells us not to be responsible for others working...today most Ipod us don't have servants in our homes...but we do have people out in the world that serve us... We should, from these verses, be aware of being a part of making them work in Sundays. We should be aware of how we spend our Sundays. 

Over the last few months Robby and I have not shopped or ate out on Sundays.... A couple of times we things have come up....like Robby fixing John-Roberts headlight for him before he left, an act of love. But we have not spent the day really meditating on God. The idea makes me excited...to think how it could effect my life, our life. I do know that only good could come from this, everything we do that God ask us to do produces such good fruit. Today I am going to really think in this commandment. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Psalm 27:8 My heart has heard you say, "Come and talk with me." 

My Thoughts
I love this! So blessed to read it. I was just talking with friends on Monday about how prayer can feel so hard at times. I don't remember hearing my parents pray except with me at bed time, the Now I lay me down to sleep prayer. ..... Maybe a few times over meals. Until the last few years I holy heard every formal prayers of being dismissed from church...or starting a class. Those were all prayers... formal, public prayers. More a talking at God... Maybe request being made... But not a conversation.

In this verse it says "come and talk with me." Notice the words "talk" and "with me."  Over the last four years I have had the privilege of hearing women talk to God...and I am learning. Some days I send up prayers.... And sometimes I talk, just talk to God. Now I must learn to talk with God..... I can't wait to see the changes this makes in my life!

Monday, February 3, 2014


Exodus 16:17-18 So the people of Israel did as they were told. Some gathered a lot and some only a little. But when they measured it out everyone had just enough. Those who gathered a lot had nothing left over, and those who gathered only a little had enough. Each family had just what they needed. 

My Thoughts
I loved this when I read it! I read it to Robby talked about it  for a while. We realized that there was a time on our lives when we talked at length about how we seemed to work as hard as other people and yet they seemed to have more...how could that happen?  Then we realized that it had been a very, very long time since we had had that conversation. That now we so often talked about all that God does for us, provides us with. All along God gave us just enough, never to much, never too little. The times we didn't seem to have enough ... Were when we had not depended on God and spent before we saved. When we were in such a hurry to have something before God was ready for us to have it. Then we would struggle a while... Because we had not depended on God. Now as we are learning to walk closer to God, live in what he teaches... We always, always have what we need. These verses made me totally aware of how God gives me just what I need. It made me aware that if there is something that I can't have that I think I need... I need to step back and look, be honest with myself, talk to God. Assess where my thinking is wrong... See if I have gotten ahead of God.... because God always provides for me....just enough. 

Saturday, February 1, 2014


Exodus 15:9-10 "The enemy boasted, 'I will chase them and catch up with them and consume them I will flash my sword; my powerful hand will destroy them.' But you blew your breath, and the sea covered them, they sank like lead in the mighty waters. 

My Thoughts
Wow! I love this! Things looked impossible.... The enemy looked  stronger, bolder, bigger! Yet  all God had to do was blow His breath!   Years later when David was king he would remind the people of all that God had done when the Israelites left Egypt ... The reminder helped to strengthen them. We need to keep these stories in our heads too. To remind us of how situations in our lives that seem impossible to us are easy, easy for God. When we put these remembrances in our hearts it makes us more aware to call on God. These verses were in a song that was written to serve as a reminder of God's greatness, a reminder of what God had done and of what God could do. I am sure if we know this song from our Bibles that it was sang over and over and over as a reminder to those very people, to their children and grandchildren and great grandchildren. And if we put this in our hearts it will be a reminder to is too. A reminder that our problems, our battles that are too big for is are as simple as blowing out a candle for God.