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My favorite bible verse

Do you have a favorite bible verse? Philippians 4:6 is probably the first Bible verse I ever memorized. I was about 12 years old, and visiting the Philippines when my older cousin introduced me to the gospel. At that time this verse was used to remind me not to worry about school, friends, and every day problems of being a teenager. Today this verse helps me with work, family, and the every day struggle of living in this world. My problems and worries have changed as I get older but my reliance on the word of God and his promises have not changed.

Do you have a favorite verse that you go to in your time of need? PJSLB

Giving thanks on Thanksgiving

As we approach thanksgiving, writing like this from Joel Osteen remind me what’s really important. Too often, i am worried about my situation and I don’t thank God for what I am already blessed with. As we approach thanksgiving, I thank you lord for everything especially for my forger through the cross. Happy thanksgiving… PJSLB

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Give Thanks!

Today, take time to reflect on and give thanks to God for all of His blessings in your life. Whether you are eating turkey, playing games with your family, watching football or visiting a friend, remember to take time to focus on God’s goodness. Count your blessings and notice all the grace, favor and love that God has given you. Psalm 95:2 says to “come before His presence with thanksgiving…shout joyfully to Him with psalms.”

No matter the circumstances in your life, give thanks and praise to God for all that He has done. Remember how good He is and that His love will endure forever. The Bible says that you show your love for God through your actions toward other people. Reach out to those around you this holiday season and share His love and forgiveness with them. You are blessed to be a blessing to others!

A Prayer for Today

“God, no matter what the circumstances, I always give thanks to You for the blessings in my life. Help me find the time to serve others during this busy season and, in doing so, draw closer to You in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

The Sorrow of Christmas

Christmas is full of joy and laughter. A chance to be with family, friends and loved ones. Christmas is also a time of painful goodbyes and memories of years past.

This past month my parents came over for the holiday season and after not seeing them for over two years, I had such fun having them around. This morning I dropped them off to the airport so they can play “tourist” for a week; visiting some beautiful places out country has to offer. Although, I will see them in a week my heart still hurts.

When enjoying the Holiday season with your loved ones, keep an eye out on those who are missing someone. Be compassionate and be a keeper of you fellow brothers and sisters. God Bless. PJSLB

Good Morning Prayer – 12/30/16

Heavenly Father,

I thank you for blessing me with another day on earth with my family.  It was such a cold morning walking the dogs.  I thank you for these new puppies that have been such a joy for my kids.  I thank you lord that during this Christmas break my kids were able to just stay home and relax.  I thank you for keeping us free from sickness and be able to enjoy this holiday season.

Lord, please watch over family and friends that are away from us.  Please continue to send blessings to our nation.

I pray lord that you continue to talk to me and tell me where i need to go.  Too many times I have been trying to force your hand and making my own plans.  I give that up and surrender it all to you.

I thank you for the Bible and the way it speaks to me whenever i open it.  I pray lord that someone out there who is reading this also picks up the bible to read your thoughts on life.

Finally, I pray lord that use me as a example of your love on earth.  May i never falter is showing that.  If i do, I pray lord you bless me with the ability to realize my mistakes and fix them.

I love you Lord. In Jesus Name, Amen.

-PJSLB

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