Blogging A to Z – “F” is for Faith, Family, and Friends

#AtoZChallenge 2019 Tenth Anniversary blogging from A to Z challenge letter

Here is my next installment in my Blogging A to Z series for 2019.  “F” is for family and faith.  Family plays an important role in my life.  My husband and children bring untold blessings, laughter and more to my life.  They provide a lot of joy and distractions in my life.  They instigate a lot of mischief and more in our home.  Truly, they bring so much excitement and intensity to our lives.

Here are some of my favorite Scriptures about Faith.  This first verse from Hebrews is one my husband frequently uses when he is preaching.  Through the years, it has become one of my favorite verses.

Hebrews 11_1 - Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen

This verse from Romans reminds us that faith rather than the law is what gives us our salvation.

Romans 3_28 (KJV) -

Another verse is found in Romans.  Truly, peace is something worth desiring and striving to obtain.

Romans 10_ 17 (KJV) - Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ_

Here is another verse from Romans my husband frequently uses when preaching.  I love the words of this passage.

Romans 10_17 - So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Finally, this verse from Ephesians is another of my favorite passages, because my husband has frequently used it in his sermons.  This passage reminds us that our salvation is a gift from God rather than something we can earn by any good works we might do.

Ephesians 2_8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves_ it is the gift of God_

So what comes to your mind when you see the letter “F”.  I would love to hear from you.  If you would like to read my other posts from this series, click here.

 

 

 

#31DaystoWrite – Scriptures of Faith Day 25 – Hebrews 11:39 – Sanctified Sunday

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So today is day 25 of the #31DaystoWrite , NaBloPoMo , and Ultimate Blog Challenges and I am still here.  Here is my Scripture verse graphic for today.

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But instead of talking about the verse today, I want to talk about Sundays.  I remember in the early days of our marriage, Sundays were a special day.  We would go to church in the morning.  Then we typically returned to my in-laws home to have Sunday dinner and just to visit one another.  Then almost 7 years ago, our lives changed.  My husband, children, my mother and me moved from Eastern NC to western Pennsylvania.  We left everything that was familiar to us.  My children who were used to the warm weather of the south looked forward to experiencing their first “real” snow and winter.  We bought a house directly beside a small white church.  Although the congregation was small they welcomed us with open arms and hearts.

Being new to the area, we did not have the luxury of having a large family surrounding us.  We found families in the church and in the Boy Scout and Cub Scout groups we became a part of with our sons.  So many Sundays we had nothing to do.  On those days, we would spend time as a family – just enjoying each other.  I appreciated those quiet (well with four children quiet is probably the wrong word for me to use) time spent with just one another.  We were able to reconnect and rest our souls and spirits.

It reminds us that even God, who created the Universe, took a day to rest.  Often we read in our Bibles about Jesus taking time to get away from the crowds and reconnect with His God.  If God and Jesus needed time to rest, then how can we say we do not need rest?

So how do you rest your soul and reconnect with God?  I would love to hear from you.  If you have anything you would like me to pray for, leave me a comment.  I love connecting with people.  May God bless you today.