Read the Bible In a Year / My Thoughts On Genesis 6 - 7

Ok, I Just Could Not Wait Until Week 2.  Genesis 6 and 7 Just Jumped Off The Pages At Me!

Sorry for the mistake in the video where I say I am still in Genesis 6 for the last verse but I am actually in Genesis 7.  I think sometimes we just get so excited we lose our words.  But my thoughts are the same: God is so good!!!

Here are my thoughts:






Scriptures Referenced:

6:5
The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time



6:11

Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence.



6:18

 But I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark—you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you.



7:16

The animals going in were male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah. Then the LORD shut him in.


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Read The Bible in A Year (2020) Week One


Here is my first video of the year (sorry for the quality. They will be better after this.  I will be in my new office.  Woo Hoo!

In this video I am doing Day 1 Genesis 1-3.







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Giveaways!

Hey Everyone!

It is Almost Christmas!

I am so joyful I can hardly sit still!  What a precious gift we celebrate!  The gift of salvation!  The only way to eternity spent with our loving Father in Heaven.  Without Jesus there would be NO OTHER WAY!  My heart just sings when I think of how undeserved and awesome that gift is.
I am so full of love and joy it is truly spilling right out of me😍

I know I said that we would be doing monthly giveaways, but I thought we could do one for Christmas!

As always, I will choose the winner LIVE on Instagram at 
8 AM.  This time it will be on Christmas EVE (Holly Jolly)
I will use a number generator and choose randomly from the people who comment on the post.
Feel free to invite any friends you think would be blessed by this group as well.  These giveaways will continue monthly while we read through the Bible to help keep everyone motivated, encouraged and uplifted<3.  When we invited people, we are helping to share God's love and His WordπŸ’–  

So I am giving away a brand new copy of this devotional: 



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The Children's Journey To Jesus


Our children's church recently did the "Shepherd's Treasure" for the month of November and December.

I documented the entire journey on our church's blog and thought
 I would share it with you guys <3

Here it is:


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Wait With Jesus

God must know that I have a hard time waiting.


But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. Romans 8:25

A movie that I always loved is “The Lakehouse.” It’s a story about love all caught up in time, and a house, and crazy happenings that make no sense in the real world.
Kind of like my own story some days.
In the final chapter of the movie, a note is passed between the two main characters, with a message that has these words:
Wait for me; wait with me.
I cried when I saw that message the first time, and I’ve cried every time I’ve re-watched the movie since then.  It is a message that is being spoken to me by my Dear Shepherd, as He calls me to Himself in this journey of waiting for my broken family to be healed, waiting for forgiveness and softened hearts.
I have been waiting and praying and waiting some more. Anyone reading this post that has a prodigal child, knows the pain of a fractured family and knows the pain of waiting.  It can be agonizing at times. It can be exhausting. It sometimes makes you feel a little bit lost. But those moments are the moments when I turn to Him.
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I wonder if God’s people felt that same weariness of waiting as the centuries passed with no sight of the promised Messiah’s coming?
I wonder if they began to doubt that their nation would ever find the healing that only a Messiah could bring?
I wonder if the sight of that star shining brightly over Bethlehem stirred something that had been buried so deeply that they had almost forgotten it was there?

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Our Heavenly Father has called each of us to a place of waiting. The reasons and the seasons are different for each of us. But His ultimate purpose is the same as it was for those down-trodden people of Israel hidden away under the power of Roman rule.
He is transforming us into a people who will learn to wait WITH Him, to long for a relationship with Him, to seek His face in the middle of the longest nights, and to find a love deeper than we could ever know.

As I look to Him in this Season, I find Him drawing me closer and telling me to look to Him in  this season of my family's waiting also.

Have you heard the message of “Wait for me; wait with me” being echoed in your own heart?

 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”  Matthew 1:23 

I would love to pray with you today:

Dear Heavenly Father,
We ask you to prepare our hearts for this season of waiting.  Forgive us for our impatience that would rob our souls of the Joy of Your coming. We long to learn to wait WITH You, to see the way that You see, and to embrace Your heart of love. Lift up our eyes to see Your star of hope shining over us here. And we will give You our hearts to hold in the wait.
In  Jesus name,
Amen

I hope you all have a peaceful Christmas season with those that you love! 

Christmas is God’s gift of grace to us. Here is a free Christmas printable as my gift to you <3


I would love to hear your comments or your prayer requests below:)

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SIDE NOTE:

A lot of people have been asking what the devotional is that I have been doing for this Christmas season is.  (the one I am journaling in my new Bible😍 to get used to it for the upcoming year lol).  Here it is with a link for it if anyone wants it: 




Bible In 6 Months - Bible Flip Through

So, I did it!  I read through my whole Bible in 6 months.  I took notes along the way.  Mostly in my journaling Bible, some in my faith journal.  This video is the notes I took in my journaling Bible and a flip through of what that looks like.  Below are the some of the supplies and Bibles I used along the way.  It was a crazy, hectic, wonderful, amazing 6 months and I wouldn't trade a single second of it! 




For 2020 I am doing the whole Bible in a year and I am excited to take anyone along for the journey who would like to come!  I will be blogging and recording the journey and anyone who wants to come along can join our group here:


Stay Humble

When we are on social media it is so easy to get lost in the world of “I want more followers.” and “I want more likes”. But remember. God wants us to be humble.  He resists the proud. 

James 4:6 
But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble. 

And it shouldn’t matter how many likes or shares or follows you get. It should matter what GOD thinks😊!

Another social media snag that gets us is forgetting who the praise and glory belongs to.  When we share a nice post or a great picture or an inspiring page or an uplifting video for God’s kingdom, a lot of the commenters will give “us” the praise for it and we may go right along with them.  What we really should be doing is reminding them kindly that all the glory truly belongs to Him❤️!

Matthew 6:1 
“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.

Galatians 1:10 
For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ

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Anyway

ANYWAY...

People are unreasonable, illogical, self-centered.....
…love them anyway❤
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives....
…do good anyway❤
If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies....
…be successful anyway❤
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow...
…do good anyway❤
Honesty and frankness will make you vulnerable....
…be honest and frank anyway❤
People love underdogs but follow only top dogs....
…follow some underdog anyway❤
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight....
…build anyway❤
People really need help but may attack you if you try to help....
…help people anyway❤
If you give the world the best you have, you may get kicked in the teeth....
…but give the world the best you have
ANYWAY...❤

Your reward is in Heaven, my lovesπŸ’•


For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father's glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done. Matthew 16:27


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When He Returns

When I look out the window, I see the trees. Their trunks, limbs,
and branches are bare. They look really beautiful, covered in fresh snow, against the clear sky, so different from when they were hidden by all their leaves. πŸŒ²❄
 I think that one day I will appear before God with all my leaves
gone, all those things that had hidden me from myself and from other people. πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ—
Just the bare me. I hope on that day, the Lord will see some beauty in me also.✨πŸ’«

 I trust that's where your hope is also.πŸ₯°⭐️


...When He Returns❤


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God Will Bring You Through

How many times have you thought “I can’t get through this.” ...

...but here you are, through it. 

God will carry us through anything. 

That doesn’t mean it’s going to feel good. There will be times it feels like He actually dropped us. 

But over and over we will see that He redeems and heals. 

The thing happening right now, He’ll bring you through it too.

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God Isn't Finished With Them Yet.

God Isn't Finished With Them Yet

Winnie the pooh famously said “If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear”

When Moses spoke to his people in the Bible they didn’t listen because their spirits were broken. But God called for compassion on them.  

So what do you do when someone just won’t listen?  Winnie’s wise words say “be patient”. God’s wiser words say “Love is patient, Love is kind”. Love is willing to wait. 

So if you are frustrated with someone today because they won’t listen to your advice...or hurt by someone that won’t change their ways...be patient and pray. God will open their ears and heart in His time. God isn’t finished with them yetπŸ₯°


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What Is In Your Cup?

I love this analogy!

You are holding a cup of coffee when someone
comes along and bumps into you or shakes 
your arm, making you spill your coffee 
everywhere.

Why did you spill coffee?

"Because someone bumped into me!!"

Wrong answer.

You spilled coffee because there was coffee in your cup.

Had there been tea in the cup, you would have 
spilled tea.

"Whatever is inside the cup is what will spill
out."

Therefor, when life comes along and shakes
you (which WILL happen), whatever is inside you 
will come out. It's easy to fake it, until you
get rattled.

*So we have to ask ourselves..."what's in my
cup?'*

When life gets tough, what spills over?

Joy, gratefulness, peace and humility?

Anger, bitterness, harsh words and reactions?

Life provides the cup. YOU choose how to fill it.

Today lets work toward filling our cups with
gratitude, forgiveness, joy, words of affirmation;
and kindness, gentleness and love for others.

(Shared from a friend whose cup is full of goodness
and inspiration)





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You Just Have To Believe

At 12:30 AM I was woke from a dead sleep.  Something told me to go check on Zonny.  I went across the hall and she was wheezing. I gave her her nebulizer (which woke her up) and it relieved the wheezing.  I laid down with her (like a worried mama) and said to her "God woke me up and told me to come check on you, we should tell him thank you." So we both said "Thank you God Amen" then she said "I love you Mom" and rolled over and fell asleep.

Yesterday, when I was enduring some bad stuff, I spent a good portion of the day feeling sorry for myself.  Finally I cried out to God to just make the bad stuff stop already. At 12:30 AM He sent me a heart hug.  Another thing I hadn't realized yesterday, in the midst of my self-pity, was He was blessing me all day yesterday during my pain.  I work from home doing web development and when I looked at my books this morning for yesterday, the amount was double the norm!  I think God was trying to tell me He hasn't forgotten me. He is already working things out.

It is so easy in times of trouble to fall back into the habit of self- pity when what we should be doing is falling back into the arms of God.  So I know, without a shadow of a doubt: Everything the enemy has stolen from me, God is going to restore, not just for me but for you too.  You just have to believe Him.


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I’m in the action business, God is in the results business.


I’m in the action business, God is in the results business.


 There are some things I can control, and some things I can’t. 


 What a gift it is to learn that my real role in life is to just suit up and show up, and then let God take care of the results. This has released me from  tension and worry as well. What a gift it is to live this way, and when I worry these days, I just remind myself that I am in the action business, and God is in the results business.



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