NaNoWriMo Take 2 and NaBloPoMo November 2015

PrintSo today is the first day of a new month.  NaNoWriMo begins today, and I am participating for the second time.  I am looking to all the excitement, adventure, and amazement of trying to write a novel in a month.  This year I decided to go a different route.  Last year for my first novel I wrote about homeschooling, but this year I decided to write about my life as a wife and mother and all that goes along with it.  I plan on chronicling my journey including the good and the bad here on my blog.

I am also participating in NaBloPoMo for November 2015.  So for my first Scripture for the month,  here is a Scripture graphic.

Psalm1004According the comments in my Life Application Study Bible because God is the Creator of all, He is the only one worthy of being worshiped and adored.  What attitude do you try to have towards worship?  Do you try to come cheerfully into God’s presence.  We need to avoid just going through the motions without feeling anything.  This Psalm encourages us to remember God’s goodness and dependability.  We need to worship with Thanksgiving and praise in our hearts.  Rejoice in the Lord and be glad in the day that the Lord made for us.  If you would like me to  pray for you let me know.  God Bless!

#31DaystoWrite – Day 12 – Scriptures of Faith – Ephesians 3:17

12048861_10205095661006884_1785478268_nToday is the 12th day of my series – Scriptures of Faith.  Today I want to look at Ephesians 3:17.Ephesians317This verse tells us that we must allow Christ to dwell in us – so we must allow Him to become part of us.  We do this by having faith in Him and in His Word.  We have to have a firm foundation built on love.  This means we have to not only love those we call our brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ, but also those we may consider our “enemies”.  I must confess I don’t always find this easy to do.  Sometimes, It is definitely a challenge.

So what is going on in your corner of the world today?  I would love to hear from you.

#31Daysto Write – Day 3 – Scriptures of Faith – Psalms 89:1

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Today is the third day of the #31daystowrite challenge.  Here is my Scripture of Faith for today.  Psalms 89:1 states, “I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.”  No matter what we do, God will forgive us as long as we truly repent for what we have done and have a contrite spirit.  This means we have to genuinely believe that what we have done is wrong and completely regret what we have done wrong.  We have to ask for forgiveness and recognize that we need to sin no more.

Does this mean we will never sin, of course not – because the flesh is weak.  But it does mean that we need to actively pursue righteous living and to do what is true and correct in God’s eyes.  We need to follow the example of Jesus Christ.  This means we need to love not only our neighbors, but our enemies as well.  We need to focus on showing Christ’s love to those around us.

Psalms 891 31 Days of ScriptureSo what Scriptures of faith do you love?  What is going on in your corner of the world? I would love to hear from you.

#31DaysofWriting -Day 2 of Scriptures of Faith – Psalms 31:23

So today is Day 2 of my 31 Days of Scriptures of Faith Series.  Today I want to focus on Psalm 31:23, which says, “O love the Lord, all ye saints:  for the Lord preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.” as found in the King James version of the Bible.  I personally love the “thees” and “thous” that are found in the King James version.  I grew up reading it, so it really is the only Bible I ever knew.  The imagery and words in the King James version just flow for me.  Of course, I understand that everyone has had their own experiences.  The most important or valuable or worthwhile translation is the one that you will actually pick up, dive into and spend time with God.

Psalm 31 23 31 days of scriptures of faithThis verse assures us that we need to love our Lord and Savior.  “He preserves” – what exactly does that mean?  It means that God keeps those who are faithful to Him.  We need to keep our focus and thoughts on God and not on the world aroudn us.  He then will reward us mightily for those who do according to His purposes.

So what is your favorite translation of the Bible?  I would love to hear from you.  #31DaysofWriting  #ScripturesofFaith