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.



Monday, March 31, 2014


Deuteronomy 17:19-20 He (the king of Israel) must always keep a copy with him and read it daily as long as he lives. That way he will learn to fear the Lord his God by obeying all the terms of the instructions and decrees. This regular reading will prevent him from becoming proud and acting as if he is above his fellow citizens. It will also prevent him from turning away from these commands in the smallest way. And it will ensure that he and his descendants will reign for many years in Israel. 

My Thoughts
Oh my God is talking to me today! This year has been full of stuff already... Stressful things, busy, busy things. I have been sick twice with stuff that put me to bed for a few days and took a week after that to get over. I have had  a child trapped in a snowstorm. My dad had been in the hospital 3 times I'd you count the time they sent him home for the weekend. I have become just a bit overwhelmed. I really like routine and it has alluded me this years, got me a bit off track. I have missed a  days each week reading my Bible...today as I started I found myself three days behind on top of the two day I was behind from last week. I just skipped ahead to today it was just too much to catch up on. 

The problem is that it is effecting me, I feel the change... I have left cracks open and Satan has attacked my spirit. I feel overwhelmed and exhausted and boy that is when the devil will attack my thoughts with such a vengeance. And for the first time in the last three years I have spent days with anxiety. Days in end near tears. I have avoided people I know. And it is all my fault. I have failed to take my daily dose of medicine... God's word, which so keeps me grounded, peaceful, focused

But God has remained with me. He has given me songs of praise to sing, so I could keep close enough to Him to remember that He has me in His hands, His arms. Today He made sure this verse stuck out in my head and in my heart. Just yesterday I saw a FB poster that talked about us treating our Bibles like our cellphones. Then this today. God is telling me if I keep my Bible close...I can get in His words a little here and a little there through out the day in those impossible days. I know without a doubt that when I read my Bible daily that I don't have anxiety.... I don't get easily overwhelmed. Why would I let this happen to me? And as I asked that question God so gently gave me the answer. He told me that I am human, He told me that Satan condemns, not to let Satan do that to me. He told me that how I handle this is what defines me, not the happening of it.  He told me that that is why He gives me the Holy Spirit to help me, to get me back on track. And as I hear Him talk to me and answer my question...a smile crosses my face, my tears dry up...that spirit of depression starts to lift. And I am reminded that God honors my time, when I feel like I don't have time, if I take time, God honors that. If I feel like I don't have the energy, but do it anyway, God honors that. God reminds me with my very own story what He can do in my life when I pick up my Bible and read it every day. And as I write this the birds begin so sing, so many of them, just outside my window. God is so good! 

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Deuteronomy 8:18 Remember The Lord your God is the one that gives you power to be successful, in order to fulfill the covenant he confirmed to your ancestors with an oath.

My Thoughts
God makes us successful. When we become a child of God we get the promises God gave to his chosen people. When God tugs at our heart to love Him, He has chosen us too. When we accomplish anything in our lives we need to remember our accomplishments, our power to succeed, have come from God. We need to send up praise and thanks to Him for loving us so much. And we need to use these gifts for Him. 

The more we give thanks, the more we use our gifts for God...the more He entrust us with. I love that about God...he gives us just enough until we grow enough  to handle more. How amazing is that. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Psalm 67:5-7 May the nations praise you O God.  Yes, may all the nations praise you. Then the earth will yield its harvest, and God, our God will richly bless us. Yes, God will bless us, and people all over the world will fear Him. 

My Thoughts
Praise is the key! We want our nation to do better, to be better, to prosper? Then praise is the key. Not complaining, not posting how bad our president and senators and congressman are. But praising God. Look at all a good harvest brings... It beings the right weather for planting and for growing, it beings jobs with it... Because where there is lots to harvest, there are many with jobs.... When we have jobs.... We have money to help others, treat ourselves...when we are saving and spending that blesses others with jobs.... People have their needs met so there is less crime... People are happy so they are kind to others. A good harvest keeps anxiety and depression at bay because there is less to worry about. A good harvest produces healthier people. The list can go on I am sure. All of these blessing, blessings that overflow and touch others,  start with praising God. "May the nations praise you O God. Then the earth will yield its harvest." 

When I read theses verses it breaks my heart that I myself have ever complained about our government. I could have been making a difference just by using my words to praise God. It breaks my heart when I thin of all the Christian I know trashing our government, when they could be changing the world just by changing their words and praising God. 

It amazes me that I can so easily make a difference.... That you can so easily make a difference... Just by using our words to praise God. It is so simple... Yet so powerful. When we praise God in the storms, He sends sunshine. When we praise God in the sunshine.... Oh my what blessings fall down on is! 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Proverbs 11:24-25  Give freely and become more wealthy; be stingy and loose everything. The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.

My Thoughts
There are so many areas in our lives, well in all areas of our lives, we need to apply faith. So of then we apply it to this handful of  places in our lives and  then we forget to apply it to this other handful of places. 

This area is hard for me. I try! I want to be a giving person. I want to do for others... But so often I close my hands and hold on tight.  Sometimes I think, "I just can't afford that!" How often have I closed my fist tightly around my money and didn't trust God to take care of me. I need to remember theses verses for then next time I feel the need to give and want to hold on tight. I need to remember that God takes care of me....too often I depended on that money in the bank to take care of me when God can do way more for me than money ever could. 

When God as of me in any area of my life He will reward my efforts. I have seen Him give me back my time, I have seen Him give me back my money overflowing. I just need to keep these stories of my life alive in my heart so that my faith in God grows and grows and grows. 

Monday, March 24, 2014


Psalm 65:3 Though we are overwhelmed by our sins, you forgive them all.

My Thoughts
God is never overwhelmed, shocked or surprised.  That is wonderful to know. Even thought we have all sinned ... None of us are worthy.... God is never overwhelmed. He wants us to have the opportunity to be with Him forever. God is always willing to forgive is... We just have to humble ourselves and ask Him to. So often we are overwhelmed by our sins, we feel unloveable because of our sins, we can forgives ourselves so we can understand that God will. The amazing thing about loving .god is that not only will He forgive us, He loves us so much He will give us His grace to help us forgive ourselves. Wow!

Friday, March 21, 2014


Psalm 64:1a O God listen to my complaints.

My Thoughts
This is so something I need to work on...I do it in occasion, mostly when scripture reminds me that I can, and it is always so very helpful. But it is not something I learned to do so it is awkward for me.  The prayers I heard as a child were the formal prayers of opening a service or class, or closing one. So prayer can be one of the things that seem hardest for me in so many ways. Don't get me wrong I pray. Mostly short little prayers through out the day. They are sincere and I know that God hears them, because He answers them, I see His answers in my life. 

What I have got to learn to do is be better at going to God with every thing, even my complaints. Especially my complaints. When I do do this God sorts out my thoughts and tells me where I am in the wrong. That is so important since the only people we can change is ourselves. People that listen to our complaints do what people tend to do and they take our side and justify our feelings. Then nothing changes, except maybe the problem grow bigger. God on the other hand gently tells us where we are wrong so we can change the situation by changing our actions, our way of thinking. God can also fill us with forgiveness, council us in how to walk in love or tell us it is time to walk away or time be bold and state our case.  We can trust God's answers because He knows the unbiased truth, He is just and fair, He is kind and loving, He wants the best for everybody. 

As I learn to invite God into every area of my life I am seeing amazing changes take place..as God changes me I see those changes reflected in my relationships with other people. My hear overflows.

In Luke 5:5 there is a story of two men who did what Jesus asked, their blessings overflowed so much so that their friends benefited as much as they did... Even more people were going to benefit from those blessings. What a wonderful thing to know, if I let God change and grow me, as blessings flow from those changes..those blessings will overflow to the people around me. What better gift can we give to others? and it all starts with prayer. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014


Galatians 5:25 Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit's leading in every part of our lives.

My Thoughts
This was in my study notes in my Bible today.  In Luke 4 today, the scripture talked about Jesus being led my the Spirit. Jesus said I do and say only what my Father tells me in John 5:19. He knew what His Father told him by listening to the Spirit.

This verse today came to me at just the right time. We just finished studying the Holy Spirit in Bible Study and now on Wednesday nights we are studying the importance and power of prayer. The more I learn to walk in the Spirit the better my life becomes.  We recently learned a new song in our
Church about there being less of me and mor of You. The only way to grow in this area is by inviting the Holy Spirit into every area of our lives. Robby (my sweet husband) and I were talking about this just this morning ... We talked about how when the phone rings we need to ask the Holy Spirit to guard and guide our words. Vector we drive we need to ask the Holy Spirit to lead us. Before each of Robby's stops in his UPS truck he need to ask for help with that stop and those customers. We need to learn to make prayer, and learn to be constantly aware of hearing the Holy Spirit in all that we say and do. Too often we go about our days, with our own plans in mind, never stoping to hear or bothering to ask until a problem arises. If the hard times are better when we call on God, won't the good times and the every day times be that much better I. Prayer and in hearing the leading of .god through the Holy Spirit?  I must become more acutely aware that I need the Holy Spirit in all that I say and do and to have Him ever present I must invite Him in.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Proverbs 11:19 Godly people find life, evil people find death.

My Thoughts
We tend to think of evil as the worst of the worst. But to God all sin is equal and sin is evil. And the more I know Gos the more I understand how much He loves us...and how his words are a way to explain to us, not label us. Evil I. Our lives is unresolved sin, simple as that. sin we have not confessed, sin that we keep repeating and not working on.  Godly people are simply people who have made themselves right with God, resolved their sin. Asked for forgiveness, and are working to do better.

Death is not always a state of body, death can be death of the gifts God gives, joy, peace, love, kindness. Death is so often the lack I spiritual fruit in our lives.  We find those fruits listed in Galatians 5:22-23 love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  When we are living with unresolved sin it is we are hard pressed to find love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and we loose our self control.

This is the first time this verse became so clear to me when I had such a build up of unresolved sin in my life, small every day type sins, a few not so small sins, when I had let evil set in in my life to fester and naw at me it the fruits of the Spirit were getting all chocked out and dying . It was hard for me to recognize the love of others, I lacked joy, I could become very impatient with myself especially. There was a constant naming at my spirit and I never felt peaceful, there was so much anxiety and panic in my soul, when people tried to be kind to me I could not even recognize their actions as kind, I lost my ability to see the goodness in the world, the list goes on and on. You see with unforgiven sin in my life it was easy to believe the lies  Satan would tell me about myself, about others. Satan was pouring out death over my life by tanking away the fruits that the Spirit of God so freely gives.  Once I began to know God better, and gave Him my sins to put on the cross, by asking for forgiveness and learning to do better and better, the fruits of the spirit began to grow....I had replace the evil of Satan with the love of God...I had replaced death with life! 

Satan likes  people to see this verse as God calling us evil...but that is not what God is doing at all.  God is telling us that when we live with unresolved, unforgiven sin the spirit of evil surrounds us and chokes out all the goodness. When we go to God with that sin and give it to Him to put on the cross we get to live right with Him, we are then Godly, being Godly is not walking around holier than everybody.  God is all of the fruits of the Spirit...when we put our sins on the cross by asking forgiveness to experience the fruits of the Spirit to walk in them to grow in them... Godly is living in forgiveness so that we can be near God and have His goodness spill over into our lives and grow in us. How wonderful that we don't have to walk in the evil of the world and we can walk in godliness!

Thank you dear God for helping me to understand this verse today! Thank you for the overflowing of love I feel in my heart this very moment! Thank you for honoring your promise that if I seek you will give knowledge to me. I love you Dear God so much. My heart overflows!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


Numbers 27:12-17 One day The Lord said to Moses, Climb one of the mountains east of the River, and look over at the land I have given the people if Israel. After you have seen it you will die like your brother Aaron, for you both rebelled against my instruction in the wilderness of Zion. When the people of Israel rebelled, you failed to demonstrate my holiness to them at the waters. (these are the waters of Meribah at Kadesh in the Wilderness if Zin.) 

Then Moses said to the Lord, "O Lord, you are the God who gives breath to all creatures. Please appoint a new man as leader of the community.  Give them someone that will lead them into battle, so that the community of the Lord will not be like sheep without a Shepard." 

My Thoughts
Moses at the moment could have made the choice to be angry and selfish. He could have pouted because he had lead these rebellious people for 40 years. Instead he chose love. To love God and to love the people he aphid lead for 40 years. Moses chose to ask for protection for God's people, and I believe he chose to coining his blessings, all the many blessings God had given him. He chose to do what we are taught in Philippians 4:8 to think on things which are true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, good, excellent, worthy of praise.

We ourselves can chose to see this story in different ways. We could chose to see what Moses miss out on. We could chose to see God as harsh and angry. Or we could choose to think on this story and see the true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, good, excellent, and worthy of praise. We can chose to see that because Moses loved God, God made Moses a great man, a leader. because God loved Moses and Moses loved  God, God revealed himself to Moses here on earth in a mighty way. Because God loved Moses, Moses got to live his last 40 years as a free man. Because God loved Moses he got to skip the Promise Land and see Heaven.

We as people have the freedom to choose. We can choose to see God as the loving God that he is...we can choose to see the people around us with love. Jesus teaches us to choose love above all else. Love benefits us all. It benefits our relationship with  God and with others. Love gives us the ability to think I things that are true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, good, excellent and worthy of praise. I pray that I can be like Moses and see God and people with such love.

Friday, March 14, 2014


Psalm 57:1b I will hide beneath the shadow of your wings until the danger passes by.

My Thoughts
When I read this it makes me smile. It actually makes a warm feeling engulf my body. I think if cold wind and rain, a storm coming and a mighty Eagle coming in to land, in all it's power, gently on the nest of it's babies. Surrounding those massive wings around those sweet babies where all they feel is warmth. I imagine too as they get a little older and are walking around outside the nest and a storm comes...they go running to their protector and snuggle in until trouble passes. They are not afraid once they get under the protection of those mighty wings.

So often we don't rest in the shadow of the wings of God when trouble comes. We have to peek our heads out and see if there is anything we can do. The the wind comes and sweeps us away. Sometimes so far it is hard to find our way back to God. We so must learn to be like the baby Eagles and rest in God's protection when trouble comes. Giving everything to Him...waiting for Him to open His wings and tell us that trouble has passed. I bet then the storm has passed for those baby Eagles they are all rested ready to go out again and enjoy the world. We can get ourselves in such a state that we are exhausted when the storm passes. When all we needed to do is rest in God while he looks after us.

Thursday, March 13, 2014


Romans 15:30 I urge you, brothers and sisters, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me. 

My Thoughts
Look at those words, "by the love of the Spirit." I love it... It tells me that even when I find somebody unlovable that the Holy Spirit inside me loves that person, and He will help me pray for and love that person in spite of myself.  Jesus tells us in Matthew 5:44 to love our enemies and to pray for them, that can seem impossible. That is when we call on the Holy Spirit to makes us able. This just makes my heart smile.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


John 14:26 But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.

My Thoughts
There was a time in my life as a Christian I would have said that nobody was reminding me of anything. I would get nudges. The Holy Spirit was trying, doing His best with what I had given Him to work with. But how could he remind me of Scripture, of what God has told us all, if I didn't know what God had told me? He couldn't! I also didn't know to recognize that still small voice as the Holy Spirit talking to me, leading me, protecting me. Now I hear and recognize Him all the time...more every day, and He does bring to my  remembrance Scriptures. I can recognize the scripture because I have now read the Scripture. 

Just this last week when I was living in all the days ahead that this week held, beginning to feel overwhelmed and exhausted from all that lay ahead of me, The Holy Spirit reminded me of   Matthew 6:34 and not to worry about tomorrow today was big enough all by itself. So each day I have made myself stay focused on just that day, being reminded by The Holy Spirit each time my tomorrow's tried to steel my joy for today...and I recognized Him and His love for me and I listened.... I lived in that day... Accomplishing enough not to be dragged down by my past once that day was my past... And keeping my tomorrows from exhausting my present before it even got here. This past week I have learned the importance if this verse... It is huge to my future todays.... This verse alone will give me strength by keeping tomorrow from taking my strength.... This verse alone will help me stay present in the moment so that I can feel the joy that God gives me and intends for me to have. I was able to grab hold of this verse because I recognized it when the Holy Spirit reminded me of it and told me how to use it in my life! 

Sunday, March 9, 2014


Numbers 10:31 "Please don't leaves us!" Moses pleaded (with Hobab) "You know the places in the wilderness we should camp. Come be our guide. If you do, we will share with you all the blessings The Lord gives us." 

My Thoughts
I couldn't help but think when I read this that we should live our lives in such a way that we have blessings to share. So often we get lost in providing for ourselves and our families, that we overlook our blessings. We get so busy getting that we stop noticing all the blessings that have been poured out on our lives and when we forget to notice, it is much harder to share. God sends His blessing down all the time on our lives. We are to share and God tells us in Luke 6:38 Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.

It is so easy to be stingy..so easy! But when we let go of what God has blessed us with that is when we really begin to see blessings abound in our lives. 

Friday, March 7, 2014


Numbers 9:15-23 15 On the day the Tabernacle was set up, the cloud covered it.[a] But from evening until morning the cloud over the Tabernacle looked like a pillar of fire. 16 This was the regular pattern—at night the cloud that covered the Tabernacle had the appearance of fire. 17 Whenever the cloud lifted from over the sacred tent, the people of Israel would break camp and follow it. And wherever the cloud settled, the people of Israel would set up camp. 18 In this way, they traveled and camped at the Lord’s command wherever he told them to go. Then they remained in their camp as long as the cloud stayed over the Tabernacle. 19 If the cloud remained over the Tabernacle for a long time, the Israelites stayed and performed their duty to the Lord. 20 Sometimes the cloud would stay over the Tabernacle for only a few days, so the people would stay for only a few days, as the Lord commanded. Then at the Lord’s command they would break camp and move on.21 Sometimes the cloud stayed only overnight and lifted the next morning. But day or night, when the cloud lifted, the people broke camp and moved on. 22 Whether the cloud stayed above the Tabernacle for two days, a month, or a year, the people of Israel stayed in camp and did not move on. But as soon as it lifted, they broke camp and moved on.23 So they camped or traveled at the Lord’s command, and they did whatever the Lord told them through Moses.

My Thoughts
We often pay close attention to what the  Israelites didn't do. We wonder to ourselves, "How could they not do this?  Didn't they see the miracles?"  We get lost it what they should have done that we think we would have done that for sure. But look at the story above..these people went to sleep each nigh not knowing if or where God would have them move the next day. Could you imagine having to pack up all you had at a moments notice and move yet again?  Could you imagine thinking you were going to get a break only to open your eyes, step out front to stretch and see that cloud rushing up ready to take you somewhere new? Could you imagine feeling all settled in after a year...they that cloud rushing up again? Yet the Israelites in all they did wrong, picked up and moved at a moments notice!

This made me think of how we judge our neighbors and friends... Often by the things they don't do that we do, sometimes only because we already have hindsight. What if we stopped and looked at all our neighbors and friends do right! What if we looked at the people around us in only positive light, asking ourselves, "What can learn from them today?"  

From this story about the Israelites we can learn to wake up and say, "God, where would you have me go today?" 

Thursday, March 6, 2014


Psalm 49:2-3 High and low, rich and poor--listen! For my words are wise, and my thoughts are filled with insight. 

My Thoughts
I love this! It is so true. Each day that I read my Bible I grow and learn... Sometimes I take two steps forward and one step backward... But I am learning every day. Growing every day. Every day my life gets better... Every day my faith grows stronger... Every day my self-esteem grows...  Every day I love people more than I did the day before....  Each day I feel more loved than the day before... Decisions in my life are so much easier .... Standing strong is easier... I never feel alone.... My list could go on and on.

My journey reading God's word has been amazing. I get so much more from it than I could have ever hoped to imagine. When others let me know they have picked up their Bibles and started reading, my heart explodes with excitement.... I love watching others grow when they pick up their Bibles.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


Psalm 48:9a Oh God, we meditate on your unfailing love 

My Thoughts
 This line took my breath away today. For days I find myself singing about how much God loves me. I wake up in the middle of the night singing if His love for me. For each and every one of us. And I just feel such joy! Last week was a stressful week with my dad, then when I would atop and meditate on God's love I would feel peace.

Yesterday a psychiatrist on TV was talking about cognitive therapy for depression and anxiety. He said...and I have alway heard ..what we thin about what happens determines how we feel about what happens. Even when we don't want to believe this, deep down we know it's true. He said that depressions was caused by, and caused thoughts of being all alone in the world, not feeling loved, feeling useless. It made me smile... I thought God gives us things to think about on all these subjects, positive things to thin. No wonder I am never depressed or anxious any more. God's word is in my heart telling me the truth. It's gems me I am wonderfully made,that I can do all things through .christ who strengthens me. God's word tells me that I am never alone that He is always with me, that He sent the Holy Spirit to live in me so I would never be alone.  God' sword tells me just how much God loves me...and His love shows up in my life every day. It was always there but God's word taught me how to see Him in my life.

When I meditate on God's unfailing love my life is in balance, it is full, it is whole. It makes me sing!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


Mark 12:7-8 But the tenant farmers said to one another, "Here comes the heir to the estate. let's kill him and get the estate for ourselves!" So they grabbed him and murdered him and threw his body out of the vineyard.

My Thoughts
The owner of the estate had built he vineyard built a wall around it and leased it to the tenant camera for a small price. They had to work the vineyard... But the owner of the estate had built it and shared it with them. He had given them a way to make a living. They had become selfish. This man had given them a way to make a living, to have a fruitful life yet they resented him.

I know that this is a story about how the people of the world were about to take the life of Jesus about how God had given them so much and how they became selfish.

But today I saw something else in this story. I couldn't help but thin about how on Sunday mornings God ask for our ten precent...  It made me see my ten precent as an acknowledgement  to God that I understand that what I have belongs to God and He has given me the opportunity to use it to better my life...but it is still His. If I don't give my tithes on Sunday I am saying I deserve this more than you do God, I worked it, I am going to keep it for myself.  If I don't tithe I am saying to God that I think I matter more than Jesus, that I think that all that He did so I could have this opportunity inlife doesn't   matter to my success and what I have been able to accomplish.  My giving back to God his ten precent is saying, "I know this world belongs to you God, I thank you for the opportunities to have the life I have. Thank you for trusting me with this much!"  I believe from the story of the talents that this vineyard was taken and given to the person that treasured what God had given them. We are saying on Sunday mornings when we tithe, "God, I treasure all that you have entrusted me with." Don't miss out on a chance to tell God you treasure what he has done for you!