Psalm 19:3

There is no speech, nor are there words,
    whose voice is not heard.


Jeremiah 9:23-24

Thus says the Lord“Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.”


Psalm 19:7-11

The law of the Lord is perfect,
    reviving the soul;
the testimony of the Lord is sure,
    making wise the simple;
the precepts of the Lord are right,
    rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is pure,
    enlightening the eyes;
the fear of the Lord is clean,
    enduring forever;
the rules of the Lord are true,
    and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold,
    even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey
    and drippings of the honeycomb.
Moreover, by them is your servant warned;
    in keeping them there is great reward.


2 Timothy 2:14-17a

Remind them of these things, and charge them before God not to quarrel about words,which does no good, but only ruins the hearers.  Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.  But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, and their talk will spread like gangrene. 


Galations 6:9

So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.

Galatians 6:9

I have been really thinking about this verse a lot. It applies so much to everyday life. Whether, I'm having a hard time with school or just dealing with problems that arise, it encourages me to keep trusting that God is going to bring good out of the situation and that I will reap the blessings if I(with Christ's help) continue to diligently persevere.

I hope that verse encourages you to keep doing good, even when it gets tough.


2 Timothy 1:8-12

Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher, which is why I suffer as I do.  But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me.


Hebrews 13:5-6

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”  So we can confidently say,
“The Lord is my helper;
     I will not fear; what can man do to me?”


1 Samuel 16:14

Now the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and a harmful spirit from the Lord tormented him.

I was amazing when I read this.
a harmful spirit? from the Lord??
He amazes me everyday.
the thing about this passage though, is that because of this harmful 
spirit the Lord sent, David came into the service of Saul. 

God always does things for a reason.
Even though we might not know the reason (like Job).


Proverbs 20:30

Blows that wound, cleanse away evil;
    strokes make clean the innermost parts.


Luke 16:19-31

“There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.  And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores.  The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side.  The rich man also died and was buried, and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side.  And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.’  But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish.  And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’  And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father's house—for I have five brothers—so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’  But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’  And he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’  He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’”

Matthew 20:16
"So the last will be first, and the first last."


Hebrews 12:5-11

And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons?
“My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,
    nor be weary when reproved by him.
 For the Lord disciplines the one he loves,
    and chastises every son whom he receives.”
It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?  If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.  Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live?  For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness.  For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.


Proverbs 19:1-2

Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity
    than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool.
Desire without knowledge is not good,
    and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way.


1 Timothy 5:1-2

Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him 
as you would a father,  younger men as brothers, 
older women as mothers, younger women 
as sisters, in all purity.


Psalm 13

How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?
    How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I take counsel in my soul
    and have sorrow in my heart all the day?
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?

Consider and answer me, O Lord my God;
     light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,
lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,”
    lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.

But I have trusted in your steadfast love;
    my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord,
    because he has dealt bountifully with me.


Eph 5:15-16

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 


Isaiah 57:1-2

The righteous man perishes,
and no one lays it to heart;
devout men are taken away,
while no one understands.
For the righteous man is taken away from evil;
he enters into peace;
they rest in their beds
who walk in their uprightness.


Proclaim the Great I AM

I will sing of the steadfast love of the LORD, forever;
with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm 89: 1


1 Timothy 1:15-17

 The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.  But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life.  To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.


Psalm 86:8-13

Among the gods there is none like you, Lord;
    no deeds can compare with yours.
All the nations you have made
    will come and worship before you, Lord;
    they will bring glory to your name.
10 For you are great and do marvelous deeds; 
    you alone are God.
11 Teach me your way, Lord,
    that I may rely on your faithfulness; 
give me an undivided heart,
    that I may fear your name.
12 I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart; 
    I will glorify your name forever.
13 For great is your love toward me;
    you have delivered me from the depths,
    from the realm of the dead.



Psalm 8

O Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
      Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
you have established strength because of your foes,
    to still the enemy and the avenger.
 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
    the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
  what is man that you are mindful of him,
    and the son of man that you care for him?
 Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
    and crowned him with glory and honor.
 You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
     you have put all things under his feet,
 all sheep and oxen,
    and also the beasts of the field,
 the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,
    whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
 O Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Much Love,


Praying Scripture

The wise of heart will receive commandments,
but a babbling fool will come to ruin.
Whoever walks in integrity walks securely,
but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.
Proverbs 10:8-9 ESV

Praying for a heart that will receive God's commandments and will walk in integrity.


Isaiah 61:10

I delight greatly in the Lord;

    my soul rejoices in my God.
For he has clothed me with garments of salvation
    and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, 
as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest,
    and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
Isaiah 61:10

I love the imagery and description here! God loves us(His bride so much.) It is because of Him, that we are made beautiful!


Isaiah 54: 5-7

I am the Lord, and there is no other; 
    apart from me there is no God. 
I will strengthen you, 
    though you have not acknowledged me,
so that from the rising of the sun
    to the place of its setting 
people may know there is none besides me. 
    I am the Lord, and there is no other.
I form the light and create darkness, 
    I bring prosperity and create disaster; 
    I, the Lord, do all these things.

This are such cool verses describing the One who made you and me! "...I will strengthen you, though you have not acknowledged me..." God is so good to love us... even when we didn't and don't always acknowledge him. "...I form the light and create darkness..." Wow! Powerful doesn't even begin to describe God!! 


Psalm 3

O Lord, how many are my foes!
    Many are rising against me;
many are saying of my soul,
     there is no salvation for him in God.       Selah

But you, O Lord, are a shield about me,
    my glory, and the lifter of my head.
I cried aloud to the Lord,
    and he answered me from his holy hill.       Selah

I lay down and slept;
    I woke again, for the Lord sustained me.
I will not be afraid of many thousands of people
    who have set themselves against me all around.
Arise, O Lord!
    Save me, O my God!
For you strike all my enemies on the cheek;
    you break the teeth of the wicked.
Salvation belongs to the Lord;
    your blessing be on your people!        Selah

I love this picture <3

Much Love,


Powerful God

"Yet God is my King from of old, who works deeds of deliverance in the midst of the earth." Psalm 74:12

God is working and is good...now to just to preach that to myself on a day to day basis. I need to believe that my God is powerful and working and pray that I would believe it. =)

Sorry! I've been quite busy lately! I'm gonna try and remember now! haha



Joshua 1:8

Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. Joshua 1:8

 I am currently reading though the Bible slowly, and I am finding so many little nuggets that I have missed before. That is how I found this verse(: It is just exciting to see what I will find, discover, or be reminded of each time I dig into my Bible. I hope this verse encourages you to read the Bible daily and I hope it gets you excited as well!



I'm writing to say I'm sorry for the lack of posts this last couple weeks.
i and my contributors have been very busy. 
hopefully things will pick up again soon. 
i am on vacation and will be back the 26th. 
see you then.

in the mean time,
here is this verse;

       And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, 
                                 “Great and amazing are your deeds,
                                                                                                   O Lord God the Almighty!
                                     Just and true are your ways,
                                                                                                       O King of the nations!
                                        Who will not fear, O Lord,
                                                                                                     and glorify your name?
                                         For you alone are holy.
                                                                                                       All nations will come
                                                                                                               and worship you,
                          for your righteous acts have been revealed.”
                                              Revelation 15:3-4

                                                  Much Love,


Romans 5:1-6

"Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.  And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. ( you and me!) Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

I found this verse so amazing(: We have been given a undeserved privilege( being able to be right with God and sharing in His glory).!!!!!!!


1 Samuel 2:1-10

And Hannah prayed and said,

“My heart exults in the Lord;
     my horn is exalted in the Lord.
My mouth derides my enemies,
    because I rejoice in your salvation.
“There is none holy like the Lord:
    for there is none besides you;
    there is no rock like our God.
Talk no more so very proudly,
    let not arrogance come from your mouth;
for the Lord is a God of knowledge,
    and by him actions are weighed.
 The bows of the mighty are broken,
    but the feeble bind on strength.
Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread,
    but those who were hungry have ceased to hunger.
The barren has borne seven,
     but she who has many children is forlorn.
The Lord kills and brings to life;
    he brings down to Sheol and raises up.
The Lord makes poor and makes rich;
     he brings low and he exalts.
He raises up the poor from the dust;
    he lifts the needy from the ash heap
to make them sit with princes
    and inherit a seat of honor.
For the pillars of the earth are the Lord's,
    and on them he has set the world.
“He will guard the feet of his faithful ones,
    but the wicked shall be cut off in darkness,
    for not by might shall a man prevail.
The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces;
     against them he will thunder in heaven.
The Lord will judge the ends of the earth;
    he will give strength to his king
     and exalt the horn of his anointed.”

she said this after God gave her the child she asked for. 

Much Love,


Psalm 148

Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord from the heavens;
praise him in the heights!
Praise him, all his angels;
praise him, all his hosts!
Praise him, sun and moon,
praise him, all you shining stars!
Praise him, you highest heavens,
and you waters above the heavens!
Let them praise the name of the Lord!
For he commanded and they were created.
And he established them forever and ever;
he gave a decree, and it shall not pass away.
Praise the Lord from the earth,
you great sea creatures and all deeps,
fire and hail, snow and mist,
stormy wind fulfilling his word!
Mountains and all hills,
fruit trees and all cedars!
Beasts and all livestock,
creeping things and flying birds!
Kings of the earth and all peoples,
princes and all rulers of the earth!
Young men and maidens together,
old men and children!
Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for his name alone is exalted;
his majesty is above earth and heaven.
He has raised up a horn for his people,
praise for all his saints,
for the people of Israel who are near to him.
Praise the Lord!


Ecclesiastes 8:10-13

Then I saw the wicked buried. They used to go in and out of the holy place and were praised in the city where they had done such things. This also is vanity.   Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed speedily, the heart of the children of man is fully set to do evil.  Though a sinner does evil a hundred times and prolongs his life, yet I know that it will be well with those who fear God, because they fear before him.  But it will not be well with the wicked, neither will he prolong his days like a shadow, because he does not fear before God.


Much Love,

(p.s. sorry for the sparse posts this week. 
i dunno what happened to my contributors)


James 1:12-13

 God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will recive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. James 1: 12-13

For those of you who fight temptation, which I believe is everyone(: I found this very encouraging. Don't give into that temptation. Fight it. Isn't it cool that God gives us temptations(which are to strengthens us) and then rewards us when we are faithful and do not give into them? The reward? Eternal life with him!!! I hope this verse encourages you to keep fighting to do what is right even though at times it is hard. 


Proverbs 3:11-12

My son, do not despise the Lord's discipline
    or be weary of his reproof,
 for the Lord reproves him whom he loves,
    as a father the son in whom he delights.

This verse was so comforting.
i feel like God has been constantly disciplining me. 
its so hard. 
its been so hard lately.

but. i think its been good

and its so good to know that He does it because He loves me! 
I love my God. 
because He first loved me. <3

Much Love,



I know this isn't the scripture...but it's a hymn that is very close to my heart. 
It was read by Pastor Miles at my wedding and I will never ever forget it.

It encourages me to be grateful and in awe of our Savior and what He's done for us. There should be no grumbling or complaining if we keep the Cross at the forefront of our mind.

I danced in the morning
When the world was begun,
And I danced in the moon
And the stars and the sun,
And I came down from heave
And I danced on the earth,
At Bethlehem I had my birth
Dance, then,wherever you may be,
I am the Lord of the Dance, said he,
And I'll lead you all,
wherever you may be,
And I'll lead you all
in the Dance, said he.

I danced for the scribe
And the pharisee,
But they would not dance
And they wouldn't follow me.
I danced for the fishermen,
For James and John -
They came with me
And the Dance went on.

I danced on the Sabbath
And I cured the lame;
The holy people
Said it was a shame.
They whipped and they stripped
And they hung me on high,
And they left me there
On a Cross to die.

I danced on a Friday
When the sky turned black -
It's hard to dance
With the devil on your back.
They buried my body
And they thought I'd gone,
But I am the Dance,
And I still go on.

They cut me down
And I leapt up high;
I am the life
That'll never, never die;
I'll live in you
If you'll live in me -
I am the Lord
Of the Dance, said he. 



Isaiah 53:11

   The Lord will guide you continually,

    giving you water when you are dry

    and restoring your strength.

You will be like a well-watered garden,

    like an ever-flowing spring.

Have you ever been really tired and you are hot and thirsty? And then you get a cup of cold water? It is amazing how much better you feel after just one cup. This is something the Lord has promised to do for us. He promises to refresh us and revive us, keeping us going on our long run(life)! 

Isn't He awesome?



"Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation , or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Just as it is written, "For Your sake we are being put to death all day long; We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered." But in all these things we OVERWHELMINGLY conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
~Romans 8:25-39

Dearest Reader,
     I'm sure that you've read those verses before. I know that I've read them over countless times. One thing that I absolutely LOVE about Scripture is that I can read it over and over again and still find new things to learn. I read those verses today and I was absolutely astounded by the beauty of the words. I was especially struck by that word:  OVERWHELMINGLY. We OVERWHELMINGLY conquer through Christ. That is SO crazy and SO encouraging especially in regards to fighting sin and temptation. My friends, we OVERWHELMINGLY conquer! Sin has been conquered! Death has been conquered! The battles has been won. Jesus rose. Satan has already lost! "Death is dead. Love has won. Christ has conquered ALL." Can I get an Amen? ;)
Christie S.


Isaiah 53

Who has believed what he has heard from us?
    And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
 For he grew up before him like a young plant,
     and like a root out of dry ground;
he had no form or majesty that we should look at him,
    and no beauty that we should desire him.
 He was despised and rejected by men;
    a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief;
and as one from whom men hide their faces
    he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
 Surely he has borne our griefs
    and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
     smitten by God, and afflicted.
 But he was pierced for our transgressions;
    he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
     and with his wounds we are healed.
 All we like sheep have gone astray;
    we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
    the iniquity of us all.
 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
     yet he opened not his mouth;
like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
    and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
    so he opened not his mouth.
 By oppression and judgment he was taken away;
    and as for his generation, who considered
that he was cut off out of the land of the living,
    stricken for the transgression of my people?
 And they made his grave with the wicked
     and with a rich man in his death,
although he had done no violence,
    and there was no deceit in his mouth.
 Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him;
    he has put him to grief;
when his soul makes an offering for guilt,
    he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days;
the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.
 Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied;
by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant,
     make many to be accounted righteous,
     and he shall bear their iniquities.
 Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many,
     and he shall divide the spoil with the strong,
because he poured out his soul to death
    and was numbered with the transgressors;
yet he bore the sin of many,
    and makes intercession for the transgressors.

Much Love,