Verse Calendar

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Enjoy Your Life Be Happy

"Enjoy Your Life, Be Happy."  This is what my husband keeps telling me to do.  Ok.  I finally can see that this is what I need to do.  But how do I do it?  Do you ask yourself this question too? 
How do you enjoy your life?  How do you do all the things you have to do, all those hard things or mundane things and still enjoy your life? 

I have been reading some verses that I feel can help us all.  Reading these verses has helped me but putting them into practice?  This is a little harder?  I mean, how do you do this?  If you have some kind of ongoing ailment or a difficult relationship--how do you do this? If you are so tired you can't think straight or the children ask you the same questions over and over?  How can you have joy and peace?

"We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair." 11Corinthians 4:8

Monday, January 2, 2017

As You Plan For The New Year Remember God Has A Plan For You

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."

Hello my friends,

I hope you have  had a great holiday.  This is an exciting time because a new year has begun.  It is like a clean slate.  Forgetting the past and moving forward. 

I spent some time yesterday writing down some goals for this coming year.  I'm also thinking about how to accomplish those goals.  Some of them are harder than others.  But breaking each one down into do-able steps should make them a little easier to handle.

I like this verse in Jeremiah because it tells me that God has a plan, a good plan for me.  He breaks it down for me.  He has thoughts of peace and not evil.  He has a good expected end for me.  I can rest in that.

Have a peace filled day.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Planning for the new year is easier with the right tools.  I found this planning notepad on amazon and it looks like it would be great for the job.  They come 4 per pack. 

I am working on what I want to accomplish for this coming year.  Figuring out what is the most important tasks to accomplish, what my goals are and how to accomplish them is what is running through my mind right now.  Also, what I should have done different this past year and how I can learn from my mistakes are top priority in my musing. 

What about you?  Are you planning and thinking for the new year?  If so, leave me a comment and let me know what is on your mind.

Have a great new year!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

New Year's Bible Verse

This new year I want to really get into the Bible more.  I keep starting and stopping over and over again.  So this year I thought it might help if I blog about my Bible reading efforts. I believe that most Christians have this same problem.  Especially those that have a busy lifestyle.  Of course, my lifestyle is less busy than most people.  I just seem to fritter away much of my time. 

The verse I am studying right now is

Philippians3:13-1413Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."

The first part of this verse shows me how my life is right now.  I have not apprehended.  I have not understood everything God is telling me to do.  Life seems complicated and messy.  There are times when God shows me he still loves me.  Then there are times I wonder if he cares about me.  But the truth is that he does care about me whether I can feel it or not.  It is a fact.  I must accept this and trust that it is true. 

The next part says that I should forget the things of the past.  I should not dwell on all of my mistakes and all the hurts.  The hardest part of this verse is forgetting.  Forget the pain I have caused others and all the times I have failed.  I think so much on the failures that I forget that I actually did some things right.  In fact, I did quite a few things right.

I am to press forward towards the goal or the prize that God has for me.  Look forward.  What is the prize that God has for me?  If I obey him and do the hard thing that he is asking me to do--what will my prize be?  First and foremost it would be pleasing to God.  He would be pleased that I loved him enough to obey and just do it.  If I walk through my fear and trust God to take care of things--what would happen?  I would increase my faith in him.  A relationship might be restored.  A bad habit might be broken.  Who knows what good things God has for each one of us. 

But there are so many things on the to do list that have to be done.  Someone has to do them and it is relegated to you.  Pick one verse that speaks to you.  Write it on a card or in a notebook.  Memorize it. Think about it when you are driving or washing dishes or showering.  Get it stuck in your mind.

A prayer for all of us:
Dear Faithful Father,

Thank you for your Word that shows us how to live.  Give us the strength to do the hard things we need to do.  Whether it is apologizing, forgiving someone, or taking on a new duty.  Whatever it is for each of us show us the way.  Help us to tap into your power and knowledge and love for us.  In Jesus Name,  Amen.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Sierra Club Wilderness Calendar 2017


This is a beautiful calendar.  With more than 10 million copies sold, the Sierra Club Wilderness Calendar has been America's best-loved wall calendar for more than 40 years. The latest edition once again sets the standard with its breathtaking images of wild places across the country--all beautifully reproduced in stunning large format.

The boxes for each day are large enough to write appointments in.  I am over 60 and need the larger boxes to write in.  This is a beautiful calendar to enjoy all year long.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Amazon is having 12 days of deals.  It's a good way to get some deals on your gifts.  Amazon has fast shipping and you can find nice gifts.  I love shopping on Amazon because I get quality items and good prices.  I absolutely love how they ship so fast.  And with Prime items you get free shipping.

One Sunday I was sitting on the couch and I received a package from Amazon right to my door.  I was so amazed.  It came on a Sunday and I had just ordered it a couple days before.  I was blown away.  That is just one of the reasons that I like shopping at Amazon. 

Another reason I like shopping at Amazon is that I can shop while sitting on the couch in my pajamas.  That is so cool!  I have a harder time now that I am over sixty getting my shopping done at a regular store because of all the walking.  I still love to shop though.