Thanksgiving Restored – Reminder to Think About Your Blessings Even in Tough Times – Weekly Scriptures

 

 

 

 

By Gail Tucker –

 

 

I wanted to share this heart-warming story from Guideposts. Hope you enjoy, as well as the scriptures that follow 🙂

Normally, I’m the first one to be in the Thanksgiving spirit, but as I pushed my cart through the grocery store I wished we could skip it this year. I passed the turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie without a glance. Mom wouldn’t be with us, and neither would anyone else. What kind of Thanksgiving was that?
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Some Scriptures On Thanksgving
Psalm 100
“Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.”

 

Psalm 97:12
Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous,
and give thanks to his holy name!

 

Hebrews 13:15
Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name

 

Rev. 7:12
Blessing, and glory, and thanksgiving, and honor be unto our God

 

1 Chronicles 29:13
Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.

 

Jonah 2:9
But I, with a song of thanksgiving, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. Salvation comes from the LORD.”

It is my wish that every one of you to have a joyous and safe, Happy Thanksgiving! Spend it with your family and be thankful for them and most importanty, love them!!

 

 


Prayer Is Forever Powerful – Weekly Bible Scriptures & True Story From Guideposts

 

 

 

Today is focused on “PRAYER” For all Grandparents and women who read my blog 😉

 

I’m saddened about all the people that lost their homes and lives from the New York and Wash storms. Also, there are still lots of people without power!

Scriptures on Prayer and Strength

Psalm 95:2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

2 Corinthians 1:11 You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.

James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.

Isaiah 41:10 fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

2 Timothy 4:17 But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth.

Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

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Something I received in a newsletter, and something to encourage “faith” 🙂

Praying Their Way Through Turbulent Times

A Georgia couple facing financial strife find strength and courage in turning their troubles over to God.

By Roxann Crane, Acworth, Georgia

Mail thunked into the mailbox and I ran to get it. Ads, bills and…my stomach knotted. There it was. An envelope from the mortgage company.

I went in to where my husband, Doug, was in the living room. We opened the letter together and started reading: Dear Mr. and Mrs. Crane, we regret to inform you that your request for another mortgage modification has been denied…. It went on with more financial mumbo jumbo, but that first sentence told us enough.

Doug let the letter fall to the floor. “That’s it,” he said. “We’re done.”

I gazed around the living room. Pictures of our three sons. The framed wedding photo above the mantel. Our furniture. Our whole life.

Two weeks earlier we’d received the foreclosure notice from the bank. We hadn’t panicked then because we were still waiting to hear about the loan modification. If we could bring those loan payments down we might figure out some way to hang on to our house.

Now the last door was closed. We had two weeks to move out. We were two weeks away from living on the streets.
I looked at Doug. He’s a stoic man, not one to complain or let his feelings show. But I could tell that he was as shaken as I was. How had we come to this?

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More On Forgiveness and Guideposts – Weekly Bible Scriptures

 

 

Early this week, I needed to step back and take a long look at what I was feeling during (what felt like to me), a small family crises. I did not like what was happening and how I was handling my feelings! 🙁

I needed to look up some Bible scriptures on “forgiveness” (again). My family means the world to me; just like the rest of us. However, we all need to stop sometimes and take notice what is going on in our lives and also notice what IS IMPORTANT. Swallow some pride and let things roll off, and just let things go for your sanity and also your family’s sanity! 😉

Some Scriptures On Forgiveness

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.

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.

Matthew 5:22-24 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire. So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

Luke 23:43 “…Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” (Jesus speaking to the thief on the cross)

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

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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! =)

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