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I ran onto a blog post today that really hit home for me, and wanted to share it with you. It has to do with our spiritual selfs, emotions, and our well being. 😉

If you come here often and If you’ve read many of my posts here on the blog, you will find that I’m a really emotional person that also suffers from depression and anxiety. I try to open my Bible and read a chapter or two every day. However, I miss a day here and there. I just get caught up in my everyday life and my work online. Does that sound like a worthy excuse? I don’t think so. 😉

Usually I try to read my Bible first thing in the mornings, after my workouts. Well, If I’ve got something that’s pressing me and stressing me out that needs to be done soon that particular day, I sometimes skip reading. 🙁 NOT a good thing. As the Word gets me going on a positive note for a positive start to my day. I definitely need to work on that! 🙂


Also, Lara talks about being cautious about what you think about. This is SO true, we all need to stop and think about (what we think about). Sounds a bit confusing, but what we think about sets our moods and outlook on life. Also, Lara goes on to explain that we all need to set our minds on God

(ref. Colossians 3:2, Romans 12:2)

Lara also talks about paying attention to what we listen to. This is so very important. Faith comes by hearing!

(ref. Romans 10:17, James 1:22)

And lastly, this is one of the things that hit home for me. Watch what you say Have you ever said something on impulse without thinking of other’s feelings and also the consequences? I seem to do this often. 🙁 That’s something else I need to work on. 😉

From Lara’s blog post : Think BEFORE you speak. REPLACE bad thoughts with what is good, worthy of praise and honorable. And this brings us to the scripture…

Proverbs 18:21

Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit.

To see more scriptures and also For Further Study: Go to Lara’s Blog Post Here!

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Weekly Scriptures Arguing and Fighting – Forgiveness

 

 

 

Good afternoon, 🙂

 

Hey we all argue once in awhile, and some of us call it fighting. It’s nature to not agree on everything. We are all made unique with our own opinions and feelings. That is what makes us all interesting. If we were all the same with the same opinions, feelings, and views about everyday life and the world around us, then this world would be quite a boring place, wouldn’t you think?

 

So with that said, there will always be arguements and various unique opinions and thoughts. We are all human and not the same; we are all unique.

 

What does the Bible say about arguing and fighting??

 

Matthew 18:15

If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.

Matthew 12:36-37

I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned

Thessalonians 5:9

For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ

Proverbs 28:25

A greedy man stirs up strife, but the one who trusts in the Lord will be enriched

Psalm 144:1

Of David. Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle

1 John 4:1

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world

 

Some scriptures on forgiveness

 

Psalm 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise

Psalm 86:4-5 Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.

Isaiah 55:6-7 Seek the LORD while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

 Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.

Psalm 103:8-12 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

 

Accept the ever standing invitation from Jesus for forgiveness of all sins through His blood!

 

Hope you all have a great week! 🙂

 

Lord Show Us The Way – Ask and Listen – Guest Post – Scriptures For The Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

By: Lori Lauth

 

 

 

 

Recently during a morning of running errands, I made a quick pit stop for a cup of coffee. As I got back in the car, I realized getting back into the flow of traffic in the direction I needed was going to be a challenge. As I got into the car I prayed silently for God to show me a way so that I didn’t have to make a bunch of u-turns in order to get back on my route.

Just as I started driving I saw a car driving in the direction I needed to go and I started to follow. I ended up on a small access road that took me to a red light that contained a turn arrow. Praise the Lord! I had never seen this road before but it had been there all along.

Sometimes we get so turned around by life when we look at the big picture and forget to remember that we have a good shepherd that guides us. All we have to do is ask and listen. Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left.

(Isaiah 30:20 NKJV)

May our hearts cry out to the Lord to show us the way today. He is wanting to help and lead every step of the way. 😉

By: Lori Lauth

 

 

 

May you have a great week! =)

Weekly Scriptures – The Model Prayer

 

 

 

I opened my Bible this morning and there it was Matthew Chapter 6…He wanted me to read the whole chapter 😉

 

Includes the scriptures of the model prayer: Matthew 6:9-15

Within The Model Prayer Jesus taught his disciples that when they pray, what motive and attitude they must possess

1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

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9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
16 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;
18 That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

I hope you all have a blessed week! =)

The Power of Stories – From Guideposts.org And Weekly Scriptures

 

 

Hi there, 🙂

 

 

I wanted to share with you today of some of what I get in my inbox weekly from Guideposts. I enjoy their website and also their magazine subscription very much. They offer a ton of inspirational stories. They also have available free inspirational ebooks. Great resource for Christian moms and grandmothers. =)

 

 

How a small-town experience and a love of scrapbooking inspired a Christian fiction series.

 

By Courtney Walsh

 

 

A couple of years ago, some very sweet friends gifted us with a long weekend in their cottage in a place much like Sweethaven. A com­munity where the houses are passed down through the generations, rich with history and filled with stories. I began to imagine the women of this small town scrapbooking together while the summer sun waned and their children caught lightning bugs.

 

 

Suddenly, I wanted to live in this place. With these women. And I wanted to uncover their secrets.

 

 

Read More

 

 

 

 

 

About OurPrayer

 

 

A Prayer Service of Guideposts

 

 

OurPrayer is a Christ-centered ministry that embraces people of all faiths and all ages from all over the world. We believe in the power of prayer which lifts the problems of our daily lives, our families and our communities directly to God.

 

Guideposts is the spiritual ally that helps people connect faith-filled values with their daily lives.

 

Read More

 

 

Give ear, O Lord, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.

Psalm 86:6

In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.

Psalm 86:7

 

 

Have an awesome week! =)

Remembering Mom and Bible Scriptures For The Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I opened up my Bible yesterday morning and found my Mother’s memorial prayer card…I have not read that in a long time. =)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is what it says on the back…

 

 

 

Safely Home

 

 

I am home in heaven, dear ones,
Oh so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty,
In this everlasting light.

 

All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed;

I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in heaven at last.

 

There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remaineth;
You shall rest in God’s own land.

 

When that work is completed;
He will gently call you Home:
Oh, the rapture of that meeting;
Oh, the joy to see you come!

 

🙂

 

Here is Mom’s favorite Bible scripture…

 

 

 

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

 

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

 

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

 

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

 

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

 

Psalm 23

 

 

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Matt 8:11

 

 

And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.

 

 

Matt 5:8

 

 

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God

 

 

Matt 18:10

 

 

Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven

 

 

 

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I also wanted to mention a Christian website that is owned by Heather Bixler. Christian Stay at Home Moms

 

 

I am signed up for her encouragement newsletters/emails and look forward to these on a weekly basis. Devotions, poems and prayers all designed to uplift and encourage you spiritually! =)

 

 

Members receive regular discounts, freebies, and more.

 

 

Subscribe for FREE : Here

 

Latest Post on the website — I Learned Grace

 

 

Also see: HeatherBixler.com

 

 

You can also find Heather on Facebook

 

Hope you all have a great week! 🙂

 

 

Bible Scriptures For The Week – Forgiveness

 

 

 

We are not born with a forgiving spirit, are we? Of course not! None of us are. However, through prayer and reading God’s word, we can forgive AND be forgiven. 😉

 

I personally know people that hold grudges to the bitter end. Will they be forgiven? That’s between them and God and I know within my heart that I should not judge them. They will be judged at the end of days or whenever they pass on.

 

However, it’s hard sometimes to always have a forgiving spirit. It’s natural to be angry, hurt, or even spiteful at someone that has betrayed or wronged us in some way. But God is always there by our side readily, and willing to forgive. HE will always forgive us if we ask him, except for one sin…

 

There is one sin that cannot be forgiven. I was taught this at an early age. And that is to deny the Holy Spirit. It says it all in the scripture below

 

Matthew 12:31-32 “And so I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.”

 

I’ve searched the scriptures on “forgiveness and my findings are included below.

 

Matthew 11:28-30

 

“Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

 

Psalm 86:5

 

“For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.”

 

Luke 17:4

 

If he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times comes back to you and says, “I repent,” forgive him.

 

Matthew 18:21-22

 

Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you,

not seven times, but seventy-seven times.”

 

Colossians 3:13

 

Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

 

Have a forgiving heart today and every day, and pray for those that wrong you. =)

 

Hope you have a great week!  🙂

 

Weekly Bible Scriptures – Judging Others and Depression

 

 

Hi there and good morning 🙂

 

 

Here I am again on “depression.” We know the motto; “God helps those who help themselves”

Many people think that this quotation comes from the Bible…it is not found there.

 

According to “Wikipedia” and taken from there

 

It has been commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin, the modern English wording appears earlier in Algernon Sidney’s work

 

 

Going back to the scriptures I found these…

 

 

Deuteronomy 31:8

 

 

And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed

 

 

Psalms 42:11

 

 

Why art thou cast down , O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

 

 

Jeremiah 29:11

 

 

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart

 

 

Physical things you can do for depression AND that have helped me in the past

 

 

 

Keeping busy, and I do plenty of that with all my online work

 

Exercise, I’ve been a little slack on this for a couple of days. Need to get back to it…it helps!!

 

Natural Remedies, It has become common that natural herbs and supplements can alleviate depression…and I have found this to be true. Do a search on Google for “natural remedies for depression” and you will get a ton of results. =)

 

 

 

I have looked up scriptures for “judging others”

 

 

According to my faith and upbringing, judging others is definitely a sin. It’s real easy to point fingers and “even I” have done so. Everyone has done this sometime in their lives. We are all born into a sinful world.

 

Acts 3:19-21

 

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.

And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:

Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began

 

 

Judging Others

 

 

Isaiah Chapter 11 Verses 3 and 4

 

3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

 

1 Corinthians 2:15 Verses 15 and 16

 

But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.

 

James 1:19-22 Verses 19 through 22

 

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, letevery man beswift to hear , slow to speak , slow to wrath:
For the wrath of man workethnot the righteousness of God.

 

Wherefore lay apartall filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receivewith meekness the engrafted word, which is able to saveyour souls.
But be yedoers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

 

1 John 3:17

 

But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

 

Hope you all have a great week! =)

Weekly Bible Scriptures – More From Guideposts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good morning to you and happy Tuesday!  =)

 

I’m missing my mother today, well of course I miss her every day, however I’ve had her on my mind quite often this week.

 

Been reading in Guideposts again, I love that book 🙂

 

PG 114 … About a Mother’s death.

 

There is a time for everything…a time to be born and a time to die.

Ecclesiastes  Chaper 3: 1-2

 

And  a prayer from Mary Lou Carney

 

Comfort us, Father, with the continuing blessing of Your love—in this life and in the one beyond. Let us teach it to our children and our children’s children.

 

 

Here is one about sharing the Spirit of God 😉

 

“Let me inherit a double  portion of your spirit,” Elisha replied.

 

2 Kings – Chapter 2: 9

 

Prayer from Gina Bridgeman

 

Great God, give me as large a portion of Your Spirit as You think I can handle, and help me share it with everyone I meet.

 

We should all share the spirit of our God with everyone! =)

 

Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

John 3:1-8

 

Hope you all have a great week! 🙂

 

Bible Scriptures For The Week – Fear, Depression, Peace and Guideposts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good morning 🙂

 

 

 

I’m greeting the day with a heavy heart. Why I’m not sure. I have these days sometimes, as we all do. However, depression seems to find me at my most vulnerable times.

 

 

 

 

As I search the scriptures today, here is what I’m finding…

 

 

 

Ps 34:17 The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. Psalm 34

 

 

 

Isa 43:2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. Isaiah 43

 

 

 

1pe 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: 1pe 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7

 

 

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2ti 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 11 Timothy 1

 

 

 

Ps 56:11 In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me. Psalm 56

 

 

 

1jo 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
1 John 4

 

 

 

Ps 27:1 A Psalm of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27 

 

 

 

Ps 46:1 To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46

 

 

 

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I purchased a book yesterday at Walmart. It’s called…

 

 

 

Daily Guideposts – 365 Spirit- Lifting Devotions For Women

 

When I’m not working, you will find me curled up with this book somewhere in my house…most likely the couch in our living room. 🙂

 

 

Here is the website where you can find this book (in addition to Walmart) 😉

 

Guideposts.org