Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

A short message to say Happy New Year to everyone. Thank you Year 2010 and we welcome 2011 for new hope, peace, love and happiness.


Thursday, December 30, 2010

Genesis 1:1-3

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void, and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of waters. Then God said, "Let there be light", and there was light." Genesis 1:1-3

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Psalm 118:24

"This is the day which the LORD has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

Monday, December 27, 2010

1 John 5:11-12

"This is what God told us: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life, but whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life." 1 John 5:11-12

Saturday, December 25, 2010

John 3:16 Merry Christmas

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

Friday, December 24, 2010

Nehemiah 8:10

"Go and enjoy good food and sweet drinks. Send some to people who have none, because today is a holy day to the LORD. Don't be sad, because the joy of the LORD will make you strong." Nehemiah 8:10

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Luke 2:11-14

Today's verse was taken from website. I was not able to do my daily bible reading because of my excitement, two days to go for Christmas celebration. I pray for everyone that you are happy and contented for everything you received and given away. I pray for all for peace, glory to God, good health, and abundance of wealth for years to come.

“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”” - Luke 2:11-14

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Psalm 19:7

"The teaching of the LORD are perfect, they give new strength. The rules of the LORD can be trusted, they make plain people wise." Psalm 19:7

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Ephesians 4:6

"There is one God and Father of everything. He rules everything and is everywhere and is in everything." Ephesians 4:6

Monday, December 20, 2010

Hebrews 13:20-21

"I pray that the God of peace will give you every good thing you need so you can do what he wants. God raised from the dead our Lord Jesus, the Great Shepherd of the sheep, because of the blood of his death. His blood began the eternal agreement that God made his people. I pray that God will do in us what pleases him, through Jesus Christ, and to him be glory forever and ever. Amen." Hebrews 13:20-21

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Romans 13:14

"clothe yourselves with the LORD Jesus Christ and forget about satisfying your sinful self." Romans 13:14

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Psalm 16:2

"Protect me, God, because I trust in you." Psalm 16:2

Friday, December 17, 2010

Proverbs 2:21

"Those who are honest will live in the land, and those who are innocent will remain in it." Proverbs 2:21

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ephesians 4:26

"When you are angry, do not sin, and be sure to stop being angry before the end of the day." Ephesians 4:26

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Proverbs 11:25

"Whoever gives to others will get richer; those who help others will themselves be helped." Proverbs 11:25

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Exodus 15:2

"The LORD is my strength and my song, he has become my salvation." Exodus 15:2

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Matthew 5:16

"In the same way, you should be a light for other people. Live so that they will see the good things you do and will praise your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16

Saturday, December 11, 2010

1 John 1:7

"But if we live in the light, as God is in the light, we can share fellowship with each other. Then the blood of Jesus, God's Son, purify us from every sin." 1 John 1:7

Friday, December 10, 2010

Psalm 20:7

"Some trust in chariots, others in horses, but we trust the LORD our God." Psalm 20:7

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Psalm 18:28

"LORD, you give light to my lamp. My God brightens the darkness around me." Psalm 18:28

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Proverbs 27:6

"The slap of a friend can be trusted to help you, but the kisses of an enemy are nothing but lies." Proverbs 27:6

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

John 15:12

"This is my command: Love each other as I have loved you. " John 15:12

Monday, December 6, 2010

John 10:14-15

“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.” - John 10:14-15

" A setback can actually setup for a comeback" Pastor Fred Dela Rosa

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Proverbs 12:15

"Fools think they are doing right, but the wise listen to advice." Proverbs 12:15

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Proverbs 22:2

"The rich and the poor have this in common. The LORD is the maker of them all." Proverbs 22:2

Friday, December 3, 2010

John 10:9

"I am the door, and the person who enters through me will be saved and will be able to come in and go out and find pasture." John 10:9

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Ecclesiastes 7:14

"When life is good, enjoy it. But when life is hard, remember: God gives good times and hard times, and no one knows what tomorrow will bring." Ecclesiastes 7:14

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ephesians 5:6

"There is one God and Father of everything. He rules everything and is everywhere and is in everything." Ephesians 5:6

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

John 5:17

"But Jesus said to them, My Father never stops working, and so I keep working too." John 5:17

John 5:20

"The Father loves the Son and shows the Son all the things he himself does. But the Father will show the Son even greater things that this so that you can all be amazed." John 5:20

Monday, November 29, 2010

Matthew 18:4

"The greatest person in the kingdom of heaven is the one who makes himself humble like this child." Matthew 18:4

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Proverbs 19:14

"Houses and riches are an inheritance from fathers, But a prudent wife is from the Lord." Proverbs 19:14

Friday, November 26, 2010

Matthew 6:34

"So don't worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will have it's own worries. Each day has enough trouble of it's own." Matthew 6:34

1 Corinthians 16:13-14

"Be alert. Continue strong in the faith. Have courage, and be strong. Do everything in love." 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Follow Christ's Example (1 Peter 2:19-21)

"A person might have to suffer even when it is unfair, but if he thinks of God and stands the pain, God is pleased. If you are beaten for doing wrong, there is no reason to praise you for being patient in your punishment. But if you suffer for doing good, and you are patient, then God is pleased. This is what you were called to do, because Christ suffered for you and gave you an example to follow. So you should do as he did." 1 Peter 2:19-21

Thanksgiving for the King (Psalm 21:1-13)

An Old Fashioned ThanksgivingLord, the king rejoices because of your strength; he is so happy when you save him! You gave the king what he wanted and did not refuse what he asked for. You put good things before him and place a gold crown on his head. He asked you for life, and you gave it to him, so his years go on and on. He has great glory because you gave him victories; you gave him honor and praise. You always gave him blessings; you made him glad because you were with him. The king truly trust the Lord. Because God Most High always love him, he will not be overwhelmed. Your hand is against all your enemies; those who hate you will feel your power. When you appear, you will burn them up. You will destroy their families from the earth; their children will not live. They made evil plans against you, but their traps won't work. You will make them turn their backs when you aim your arrows at them. Be supreme, Lord, in your power. We sing and praise your greatness. Psalm 21:1-13

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Micah 4:2

Many nations will come and say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the Temple of the God of Jacob, so that he can us his ways, and we can obey his teachings." His teachings will go out from Jerusalem, the word of the LORD from that city. Micah 4:2

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Isaiah 26:7

"The path of life is level for those who are right with God; LORD, you make the way of life smooth for those people." Isaiah 26:7

Luke 2:14

"Give glory to God in Heaven, and on earth let there be peace among people who please God." Luke 2:14

Monday, November 22, 2010

Christ Comes to the World (John 1:1-3)

"In the beginning there was the Word. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. All things were made by him, and nothing was made without him." John 1:1-3

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Philippians 3:10

"I want to know Christ and the power that raised him from the dead. I want to share in his sufferings and become like him in his death." Philippians 3:10

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Prayer for Help (Psalm 54:1-7)

"God, save me because of who you are. By your strength show that I am innocent.

Hear my prayer, God; listen to what I say.

Strangers turn against me, and cruel men want to kill me. They do not care about God.

See, God will help me; the Lord will support me.

Let my enemies be punished with their own evil. Destroy them because you are loyal to me.

I will offer a sacrifice as a special gift to you. I will thank you, LORD, because you are good.

You have saved me from all my troubles, and I have seen my enemies defeated." Psalm 54:1-7

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Psalm 119:18

“Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.”- Psalm 119:18

Monday, November 15, 2010

You are Accepted!

"After a long debate, Peter stood up and said to them, "Brothers, you know that in the early days God chose me from among you to preach the Good News to those who are not Jewish. They heard the Good News from me, and they believed. God, who knows the thoughts of everyone, accepted them. He showed this to us by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as he did to us. To God, those people are not different from us. To God, those people are not different from us. When they believed, he made their hearts pure." Acts 15:7-9

"Christ accepted you, so you should accept each other, which will bring glory to God." Romans 15:7

"Because of his love, God had already decided to make us his own children through Jesus Christ. That was what he wanted and what pleased him, and it brings praise to God because of his wonderful grace. God gave that grace to us freely, in Christ, the One he loves." Ephesians 1:5-6

Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Prayer for Help (Psalm 35:1)

"LORD, battle with those who battle with me. Fight against those who fight against me." Psalm 35:1

Friday, November 12, 2010

Praise to God the King (Psalm 145:1-3)

"I praise your greatness, my God the King; I will praise you forever and ever. I will praise you every day; I will praise you forever and ever. The LORD is great and worthy of our praise; no one can understand how great he is." Psalm 145:1-3

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Proverbs 14:24

"If you do not punish your children, you don't love them, but if you love your children, you will correct them." Proverbs 14:24

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Proverbs 12:1

"Anyone who loves learning accepts correction, but a person who hates being corrected is stupid." Proverbs 12:1

Monday, November 8, 2010

Hebrew 13:5

"Keep you lives free from the love of money, and be satisfied with what you have. God has said, I will never leave you; I will never forget you." Hebrew 13:5

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Righteousness Through Faith (Romans 3:21-26)

Kindle Bible - The Holy Bible Formatted for the Amazon KindleBut now a righteousness from God, apart from Law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those have faith in Jesus. Romans 3:21-26

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Romans 12:9-10

"Your love must be real. Hate what is evil, and hold on to what is good. Love each other like brothers and sisters. Give each other more honor than you want for yourselves." Romans 12:9-10

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Psalm 26:1

"LORD, defend me because I have lived an innocent life. I have trusted the LORD and never doubted." Psalm 26:1

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Mark 13:22-23

The Evolution of God (Back Bay Readers' Pick)
"False Christs and false prophets will come and perform great wonders and miracles. They will try to fool even the people God has chosen, if that is possible. So be careful. I have warned you about all this before it happens." Mark 13:22-23

Monday, November 1, 2010

Job 34:21-22

"God watches where people go; he sees every step they take. There is no dark place or deep shadow where those who do evil can hide from him." Job 34:21-22

Friday, October 29, 2010

Proverbs 22:26-27

"Don't promise to pay what someone else owes, and don't guarantee anyone's loan. If you cannot pay the loan, your own bed may be taken right out from under you." Proverbs 22:26-27

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Proverbs 24:26

"An honest answer is as pleasing as a kiss on the lips." Proverbs 24:26

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Proverbs 18:13

"Anyone who answers without listening is foolish and confused." Proverbs 18:13

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Proverbs 21:2

"You may believe you are doing right, but the LORD judges your reasons." Proverbs 21:2

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The War Within Us (Romans 7:14-25)

We know that the law is spiritual, but I am not spiritual since sin rules me as if I were its slave. I do not understand the things I do. I do not do what I want to do, and I do the things I hate. And If I do not want to do the hated things I do, that means I agree that the law is good. But I am not really the one who is doing these hated things; it is sin living in me that does them. Yes, I know that nothing good lives in me - I mean nothing good lives in the part of me that is earthly and sinful. I want to do the things that are good, but I do not do them. I do not do the good things I want to do, but I do the bad things I do not want to do. So if I do things I do not want to do, then I am not the one doing them. It is sin living in me that does those things.

So I have learned this rule: When I want to do good, evil is there with me. In my mind, I'm happy with God's law. But I see another law working in my body, which makes war against the law that my mind accepts. That other law working in my body is the law of sin, and it makes me its prisoner. What a miserable man I am! Who will save me from this body that brings me death? I thank God for saving me through Jesus Christ our Lord!

So In my mind I am a slave to God's law, but in my sinful self I am a slave to the law of sin.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Proverbs 11:2

‎"Pride leads only to shame; it is wise to be humble." Proverbs 11:2 more at

Friday, October 22, 2010

Should my Child's bad attitude alarm me?

I've got this quote from Dennis and Barbara Rainey article in Parenting. I recommend that you read it too. I excerpt some statement to post it here.

It is a rare adolescent who does not fall victim to the trap of attitude. Regularly, teens will display self-conceit or arrogance: "I can do it myself!" "Leave me alone!" "What do you know anyway?"

At the core of adolescent behavior is pride, rebellion, and undisguised self-centeredness. It is the root disease of the human heart. Because teens are trying to figure out who they are, what they are supposed to do, what's expected of them, all of these issues focus on the big me.

I want to share some bible verses to help us parents.

"Pride leads only to shame; it is  wise to be humble." Proverbs 11:2
"Pride only leads to argument, but those who take advice are wise." Proverbs 13:10
"Pride will destroy a person; a proud attitude leads to ruin." Proverbs 16:18
"Proud people will be made humble, and they will bow low with shame. At the time only the LORD will still be praised." Isaiah 2:11
"In the same way, younger people should be willing to be under older people. And all of you should be very humble with each other." 1 Peter 5:5
"God is against proud, but he gives grace to the humble." Proverbs 3:34

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


The Mayonnaise Jar

When things in your life seem, Almost too much to handle,When 24 Hours in a day is not enough,Remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy classAnd had some items in front of him.When the class began, wordlessly,He picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jarAnd proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students, If the jar was full.They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and pouredthem into the jar. He shook the jar lightly.The pebbles rolled into the open Areas between the golf balls.

He then asked The students againIf the jar was full.. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand And poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.He asked once more if the jar was full. The students respondedWith an unanimous 'yes.'

The professor then produced Two cups of coffee from under the tableAnd poured the entire contents Into the jar, effectively Filling the Empty space between the sand.The students laughed.

'Now,' said the professor, As the laughter subsided,'I want you to recognize that This jar represents your life.

The golf balls are the important things - your partner, family,children, health, friends, favorite passions and your Maker.Things that if everything else was lost And only they remained, Your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter Like your job, house, and car.

The sand is everything else --The small stuff.

'If you put the sand into the jar first,' He continued,'there is no room for The pebbles or the golf balls.The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time And energy on the small stuff,You will never have room for The things that areImportant to you.


Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.Play with your children.Take time to get medical checkups.Take your partner out to dinner. There will always be time To clean the house and fix the disposal. 'The things that really matter.Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.'

One of the students raised her handAnd inquired what the coffee represented.

The professor smiled.'I'm glad you asked'.
It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a cup of coffee or two with one of your friends.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Matthew 23:12

"Whoever makes himself great will be humble. Whoever makes himself humble will be made great." Matthew 23:12

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Proverbs 16:5

"The Lord hates those who are proud" Proverbs 16:5

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Proverbs 10:12

Hatred stirs up trouble,
   but love forgives all wrongs.

Proverbs 10:3

"The Lord does not let good people go hungry, but he keeps evil people from getting what they want." Proverbs 10:3

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Proverbs 8:30-31

     I was like a child by his side.
I was delighted every day,
       enjoying his presence all the time,
enjoying the whole word,
       and delighted with all its people.

1 John 3:17-18

"Let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth" 1 John 3:18

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Revelation 20:13

"They were judged, every one of them according to their deeds." Revelation 20:13

Saturday, October 9, 2010

James 1:22

"Prove yourselves the doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves" James 1:22

Friday, October 8, 2010

Ecclesiastes 5:5

It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay. Ecclesiastes 5:5

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Psalm 1:1

Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. Psalm 1:1

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Psalm 127:3

Children are a gift from the Lord; babies are a reward. Psalm 127:3

Monday, October 4, 2010

Psalm 27:1

"The LORD is my light and my salvation- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life- of whom shall I be afraid?"
Psalm 27:1

Proverbs 27:1

“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.”- Proverbs 27:1

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Warning About Adultery (Proverbs 5:1-6)

My son, pay attention to my wisdom; listen to my words of understanding. Be careful to use good sense, and watch what you say. The words of another man's wife may seem sweet as honey; they may be as smooth as olive oil. But in the end she will bring you sorrow, causing you pain like a two-edged sword. She is on the way to death; her steps are headed straight to the grave. She gives little thought to life. She doesn't even know that her ways are wrong. Proverbs 5:1-6

Thursday, September 30, 2010

PSALM (26 1-4)

26LORD, defend me because I have lived
       an innocent life.
   I have trusted the LORD and never doubted.
LORD, try me and test me;
   look closely into my heart and mind.
I see your love
   and I live by your truth.
I do not spend time with liars,
   nor do I make friends with those who hide
       their sin.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Matthew 21:20-22

The Fig Tree Withers

"Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, 'Go throw yourself into the sea' and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."

Jeremiah 8 (4-5)

     Say to the people of Judah:'This is what
the LORD says:
     When people fall down,don't they get up
      And when someone goes the wrong way,
         doesn't he turn back?
     Why, then have the people of Jerusalem
         gone the wrong way
       and not turned back?
     They believe their own lies
       and refuse to turn around and come back.

Mark 9:23

If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believeth.
- Mark 9:23

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Deuteronomy 4:7

"What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the LORD our God is near us whenever we pray to him?"

1 Corinthians 2:14

“The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.”- 1 Corinthians 2:14

Monday, September 27, 2010

Mark 6:36-44

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

"Send the people away so they can go to the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat." 
But he answered, "You give them something to eat."
They said to him, "That would take eight months of a man's wages! Are we to go and spend that much on bread and give it to them to eat?"
"How many loaves do you have?" he asked. Go out and see."
When they found out, they said, "Five-and two fish"
Then Jesus directed them to have all the people sit down in groups of hundreds and fifties. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up into heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to his disciples to set before the people. He also divided the two fish among them all. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish. The number of the men who had eaten was five thousand;

Philippians 4:43

I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

Philippians 4:43

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Proverbs 12:24

"Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and never succeed."

Proverbs 12:24

Jesus is the Good Shepherd (John 10:9)

I am the door, and the person who enters through me will be saved and will be able to come in and go out and find pasture. John 10:9

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Happy Home (Psalm 128:1-4)

The Jesus I Never KnewHappy are those who respect the Lord and obey him. You will enjoy what you work for, and you will be blessed with good things. Your wife will give you many children, like a vine that produces much fruit. Your children will bring you much good, like olive branches that produce many olives. This is how the man who respect the Lord will be blessed. Psalm 128:1-4

Friday, September 24, 2010

Luke 6:43-45

The Tree and Its Fruit

"No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers. The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out the evil stored up in his heart. For out the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.

All Good Things Come from God (Psalm 127:1-5)

Jesus of NazarethIf the Lord doesn't build the house, the builders are working for nothing. If the Lord doesn't guard the city, the guards are watching for nothing. It is no use for you to get up early and stay up late, working for a living. The Lord gives sleep to those he loves. Children are a gift from the Lord; babies are reward. Children who are born to a young man are like arrows in the hand of a warrior. Happy is the man who has his bag full of arrows. They will not be defeated when they fight their enemies at the city gate. Psalm 127:1-5

Thursday, September 23, 2010

PSALM (128:6-8)

The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of SkepticismPraise the LORD,
    who did not let them chew us up.
We escaped like a bird
    from the hunter's trap.
The trap broke,
    and we escaped.
Our help comes from the LORD,
    who made heaven and earth.

PSALM (128:6-8)

Psalm 120:1

When I was in trouble, I called to the Lord, and he answered me. Psalm 120:1

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Matthew 5:43-48, Matthew 6:9-14

Love Your Enemies 5:43-48

"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and send rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Prayer, Matthew 6:9-14

This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed (holy) be you name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is on heaven give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts (trespassers), as we also have forgiven our debtors (as we forgive those who trespass against us). And lead us not into temptation, but deliver from the evil one (evil).

The Lord Guard his People (Psalm 121:1-8)

Good Night GodI look up the hills, but where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, who make heaven and earth. He will not let you be defeated. He who guards you never sleeps. He who guard Israel never rest or sleeps. The Lord guards you. The Lord is the shade that protects you from the sun. The sun cannot hurt you during the day, and the moon cannot hurt you at night. The Lord will protect you from all dangers, he will guard your life. The Lord will guard you as you come and go, both now and forever. Psalm 121:1-8

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Matthew 5:13-16

Salt and Light

"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.

"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shrine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

Proverbs 6:22

Proverbs 6:22
When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Bible Quotes

"We love Him because He first loved us."
1 John 4:9-10

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.
1 Corinthians 16:13

Rise up; this matter is in your hands. We will support you, so take courage and do it.
Ezra 10:4

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened."
Take Courage

1 Peter 3:14

Psalm 119:33-40

NIV BibleLord, teach me your demands, and I will keep them until the end. Help me understand, so I can keep your teachings, obeying them with all my heart. Lead me in the path of your commands, because that makes me happy. Make me want to keep your rules instead of wishing for riches. Keep me from looking at worthless things. Let me live by your word. Keep your promise to me, your servant, so you will be respected. Take away the shame I fear, because your laws are good. How I want to follow your orders. Give me life because of your goodness. Psalm 119:33-40

Saturday, September 18, 2010

A Hymn of Praise (Psalm 117:1-2)

All your nations, praise the Lord. All you people, praise him because the Lord loves us very much, and his truth is everlasting.

Praise the Lord!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Honest People Are Blessed (Psalm 112:1-10)

Praise the Lord!

Jesus: Uncovering the Life, Teachings, and Relevance of a Religious RevolutionaryHappy are those who respect the Lord, who want what he commands. Their descendants will be powerful in the land; the children of honest people will be blessed. Their houses will be full of wealth and riches, and their goodness will continue forever. A light shines in the dark for honest people, for those who are merciful and kind and good. It is good to be merciful and generous. Those who are fair in their business will never be defeated. Good people will always be remembered. They won't be afraid of bad news; their hearts are steady because they trust the Lord. They are confident and will not be afraid; they will look down on their enemies. They give freely to the poor. The things they do are right and will continue forever. They will be given great honor. The wicked will see this and become angry; they will grind their teeth in anger and then disappear. The wishes of the wicked will come to nothing. Psalm 112:1-10

Thursday, September 16, 2010

God Protects His People (Psalm 46:1-3)

The Holy Bible (King James Version, KJV) for Kindle: The Old & New Testaments, Deuterocanonical literature, Glossary & Suggested Reading List. ILLUSTRATED by Gustave Dore (Mobi Spiritual)God is our protection and our strength. He always helps in time of trouble. So we will not be afraid even if the earth shakes, or the mountains fall into the sea, even if the oceans roar and foam, or the mountains shake at the raging sea. Psalm 46:1-3

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Psalm 18:32-36

"It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights. He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great. You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn."
Psalm 18:32-36

1 Corinthians 3:16

"Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you?"
1 Corinthians 3:16

1 Chronicles 22:13

Then you will have success if you are careful to observe the decrees and laws that the LORD gave Moses for Israel. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged.
1 Chronicles 22:13

Mark 1:27-28

"The people were all amazed that they asked each other, "What is this? A new teaching-and with authority! He even gives orders to evil spirits and they obey him."

News about him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee.

A Prayer for Mercy in Troubled Times

Get away from me, all you who do evil,
   because the LORD has heard my crying.
The LORD has heard my cry for help;
  the LORD will answer my prayer.
All my enemies will be ashamed and
 They will turn and suddenly leave in shame.

Psalm 6 (8-10)

1 John 4:16

“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.”- 1 John 4:16

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Call to Praise the Lord (Psalm 100:1-5)

God: A BiographyShout to the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with joy; come before him with singing. Knowing that the Lord is God. He made us, and we belong to him; we are his people, the sheep he tends. Come into his city with songs of thanksgiving and into his courtyards with songs of praise. Thank him and praise his name. The Lord is good. His love is forever, and his loyalty goes on and on. Psalm 100:1-5

Monday, September 13, 2010

Joshua 10:13, 10:16

"Remember the command that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you: 'The LORD your God is giving you rest and has granted you this land." 

Then they answered Joshua, "Whatever you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go. 

A Rich Young Man's Question (Mark 10:17-21)

As Jesus started to leave, a man ran to him and fell on his knees before Jesus. The man asked,"Good teacher, what must I do to have life forever?"

Jesus answered,"Why do you call me good? Only God is good. You know the commands: you shall not murder anyone. You must not be guilty of adultery. You must not steal. You must not tell lies about your neighbor. you must not cheat. Honor your father and mother."

Jesus, looking at the man, loved him and said,"There is one more thing you need to do. Go and sell everything you have, and give your money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come and follow me."

Mark 10 :17-21

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6

Trust in the Lord (Psalm 11:1-7)

Jesus of NazarethI trust in the Lord for protection. So why do you say to me, "Fly like a bird to your mountain. Like hunters, the wicked string their bows; they set their arrows on the bowstrings. They shoot from dark places at those who are honest. When all that is good falls apart, what can good people do?"

The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord sits on his throne in heaven. He sees what people do; he keep his eye on them. The Lord tests those how do right, but he hates the wicked and those who love to hurt others. He will send hot coals and burning sulfur on the wicked. A whirlwind is what they will get. The Lord does what is right, and he loves justice, so honest people will see his face. Psalm 11:1-7

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Does Wealth Bring Happiness?

By: Liz Curtiz Higgs
When it comes to cash, there never seems to be enough of it. As Richard Armour said, "That money talks, I'll not deny; I heard it once, it said, 'Good-bye!'"

Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?My experience is that when payday comes, the check goes in the bank, the balance look terrific, I spend twenty minutes writing check to pay bills, and the balance is right back where it was when I started. In theory, one would think that if we earned just a little more money, it would solve that problem. My own life tells me that when we make a little more, we spend a little more sometimes before we even make it.

When frugal Bill and I married, we set up housekeeping on a property so small that we didn't even need a lawn mower. Cutting grass meant wielding a Weed Eater for ten minutes and we were done. Money was tight in the early years, and on paper there was no way Bill and I could pull off starting a business and starting a family, financially.

But we did. Sometimes it meant borrowing money from a loved one for a season, or paying back our obligations on time but very slowly. Most of the time it meant doing without. Peanut butter was a daily fare (until it got to pricey), and eating out meant we split a Happy Meal at McDonald's, and our baby got the prize!

For fun, we went for long drives up and down the neighboring streets in the evening while Matthew snoozed in his car seat. As the houses got bigger and more expensive, we marveled at their size and guessed at their value. So, to keep our covetousness in check, we intentionally turned down streets where the houses and yards were smaller and the cars at the curb were older.

Finally, we pulled into our own driveway and said, "Oh, what a mansion! Thank you, God, for our beautiful house!" It was more cottage than castle, but it was ours (and the bank's), and were most grateful.

Then Jesus said to them, "Be careful and guard against all kinds of greed. Life is not measured by how much one owns." Luke 12:15

Saturday, September 11, 2010

What is the Key to Happiness?

Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill
By Andy Andrews
Beginning this very moment, I am a happy person, for I grasp the truth of the physical law that enables one to live  happily every day. I know that happiness is not an emotional phantom floating in and out of my life. Happiness is a choice. Happiness is the end result of certain thoughts and activities, which actually bring about a chemical reaction in my body. This reaction results in a euphoria that, while elusive to some, is totally under my control.

Today I will choose to be happy. I will greet each day with laughter. Within moments of awakening, I will laugh for seven seconds. After such a small period of time, excitement has begun to flow through my bloodstream. I feel different. I am different! I am enthusiastic about the day. I am alert to its possibilities. I am happy!

My smile has become my calling card. It is, after all, the most potent weapon I possess. My smile has the strength to forge bonds, break the ice, and calm storms. I will use my smile constantly.

My God has bestowed upon me many gifts, and for these I will remember to be grateful. Too many times I have offered up the prayers for beggar, always asking for more and forgetting to give thanks. I do not wish to be seen as a greedy child, unappreciative and disrespectful. I am grateful for sight and sound and breath. If ever in my life there is a pouring out of blessing beyond that, then I will be grateful for the miracle of abundance.

I will greet each day with laughter. I will smile at every person I meet. I am the possessor of a grateful spirit.

Today I will choose to be happy.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Safe in the Lord (Psalm 91:1-4)

Those who go to God Most High for safety will be protected by the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, "You are my place of safety and protection. You are my God and I trust you." God will save you from hidden traps and from deadly diseases. He will cover you with feathers, and under his wings you can hide. His truth will be your shield and protection. Psalm 91:1-4

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Trust Only in God (Psalm 62:5-7)

I find rest in God; only he gives me hope. He is my rock and my salvation. He is my defender; I will not be defeated. My honor and salvation come from God. He is my mighty rock and my protection. Psalm 62:5-7

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Trusting Money is Foolish (Psalm 49:1-20)

Louie Giglio: How Great is Our GodListen to this, all you nations; listen, all you who live on earth. Listen, both great and small, rich and poor together. What I say is wise, and my heart speaks with understanding. I will pay attention to a wise saying; I will explain my riddle on the harp.

Why should I be afraid of bad days? Why should I fear when evil men surround me? They trust in their money and brag about their riches. No one can buy back the life of another. No one can pay God for his own life, because the price of a life is high. No payment is ever enough. Do people live forever? Don't they all face death?

See, even wise people die. Fools and stupid people die and leave their wealth to others. Their graves will always be their homes. They will live there from now on, even though they named places after themselves. Even rich people do not live forever; like animals, people die.

This is what will happen to those who trust in themselves and their followers who believe them. Like sheep, they must die, and death will be their shepherd. Honest people will rule over them in the morning, and their bodies will rot in a grave far from home. But God will save my life and will take me from the grave.

Don't be afraid of rich people because their houses are more beautiful. They don't take anything to the grave; their wealth won't go down with them. Even though they were praised when they were alive - and people may praise you when you succeed - they will go to where their ancestors are. They will never see light again. Rich people with no understanding are just like animals that die. Psalm 49:1-20

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A Prayer for Protection (Psalm 43:1-5)

The Jesus I Never KnewGod, defend me. Argue my case against those who don't follow you. Save me from liars and those who do evil. God, you are my strength. Why have you rejected me? Why am I say and troubled by my enemies? Send me your light and truth to guide me. Let them lead me to your holy mountain, to where you live. Then I will go to the altar of God, to God who is my joy and happiness. I will praise you with a harp, God, my God. Why am I so sad? Why am I so upset? I should put hope in God and keep praising him, my Savior and my God. Psalm 43:1-5

Monday, September 6, 2010

Life is Short (Psalm 39:1-13)

The Holy Bible (King James Version, KJV) for Kindle: The Old & New Testaments, Deuterocanonical literature, Glossary & Suggested Reading List. ILLUSTRATED by Gustave Dore (Mobi Spiritual)I said, "I will be careful how I act and will not since by what I say. I will be careful what I say around wicked people." So I kept very quite. I didn't even say anything good, but I became even more upset. I became very angry inside, and as I thought about it, my anger burned. So I spoke: "Lord, tell me when the end will come and how long I will live. Let me know how long I have. You have given me only a short life; my lifetime is like nothing to you. Everyone's lief is only a breath. People are like shadows moving about. All their work is for nothing; they collect things but don't know who will get them.

"So, Lord, what hope do I have? You are my hope. Save me from all my sins. Don't let wicked fools make fun of me. I am quite; I do not open mouth, because you are the one who has done this. Quit punishing me; your beating is about to kill me. You correct and punish people for their sins; like a moth, you destroy what they love. Everyone's life is only a breath..

"Lord, hear my prayer, and listen to my cry. Do not ignore my tears. I am like a visitor with you. Like my ancestors, I'm only here a short time. Leave me alone so I can be happy before I have leave and am no more." Psalm 39:1-13

Sunday, September 5, 2010

A Prayer in Troubled Times (Psalm 28:1-9)

Jesus: A Story of EnlightenmentLord, my Rock, I call out to you for help. Do not be deaf to me. If you are silent, I will be like those in the grave. Hear the sound of my prayer, when I cry out to you for help. I raise my hands toward your Most Holy Place. Don't drag me away with the wicked, with those who do evil. They say "Peace" to their neighbors, but evil is in their hearts. Pay them back for what they have done for their evil deeds. Pay them back for what they have done; give them their reward. They don't understand what the Lord has done or what he has made. So he will knock them down and not lift them up.

Praise the Lord, because he heard my prayer for help. The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him, and he helps me. I am very happy, and I praise him with my song. The Lord is powerful; he gives victory to his chosen one. Save your people and bless those who are your own. Be their shepherd and carry them forever. Psalm 28:1-9

The Lord the Shepherd (Psalm 23:1-6)

The Lord Is My ShepherdThe Lord is my shepherd; I have everything I need. He lets me rest in green pastures. He leads me to calm water. He gives me new strength. He leads me on paths that are right for the good of his name. Even if I walk through a very dark valley, I will not be afraid, because you are with me. Your rod and your walking stick, comfort me.

You prepare my meal for me in front of my enemies. You pour oil on my head; you fill my cup to overflowing. Surely your goodness and love will be with me all my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:1-6

Saturday, September 4, 2010

A Prayer for Protection (Psalm 17:1-9)

Personal JourneyLord, hear me begging for fairness; listen to my cry for help. Pay attention to my prayer, because I speak the truth. You will judge that I am right; your eyes can see what is true. You have examined my heart; you have tested me all night. You questioned me without finding anything wrong; I have not sinned with my mouth. I have obeyed your commands, so I have not done what evil people do. I have done what you told me; I have not failed.

I call you God, and you answered me. Listen to me now, and hear what I say. Your love is wonderful. By your power you save those who trust you from their enemies. Protect me as you would protect your own eye. Hide me under the shadow of your wings. Keep me from the wicked who attack me, from my enemies who surround me. Psalm 17:1-9

What the Lord Demands (Psalm 15:1-5)

Jesus: A Story of EnlightenmentLord, who may enter your Holy Tent? Who may live on your holy mountain? Only those who are innocent and who do what is right. Such people speak the truth from their hearts and do not tell lies about others. They do no wrong to their neighbors and do not gossip. They do not respect hateful people but honor those who honor the Lord. They keep their promises to their neighbors, even when it hurts. They do not charge interest on money they lend and do not take money to hurt innocent people.

Whoever does all these things will never be destroyed. Psalm 15:1-5

I Love Living Life. I Am Happy.

Nick Vujicic and his attitude serve as a great examples of the celebration of life over limitations.

Friday, September 3, 2010

The Lord Takes Care of His People (Psalm 16:1-11)

The ESV Study BibleProtect me, God, because I trust you. I said to the Lord, "You are my Lord. Every good thing I have comes from you." As for the godly people in the world, they are the wonderful ones I enjoy. But those who turn to idols will have much pain. I will not offer blood to those idols or even speak their names.

No, the Lord is all I need. He takes care of me. My share in life has been pleasant; my part has been beautiful. I praise the Lord because he advises me. Even at night, I feel his leading. I keep the Lord before me always. Because he is close by my side, I will not hurt. So I rejoice and am glad. Even my body has hope, because you will not leave me in the grave. You will teach me how to live a holy life. Being with you will fill me with joy; at your right hand I will find pleasure forever. Psalm 16:1-11

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Psalm 17:6-9

God: A BiographyI call to you, God, and you answer me. Listen to me now, and hear what I say. Your love is wonderful. By your power you save those who trust you from their enemies. Protect me as you would protect your own eye. Hide me under the shadow of your wings. Keep me from the wicked who attack me, from my enemies who surround me. Psalm 17:6-9

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Matthew 6:19-21

The New Catholic Answer Bible: The New American Bible19 "Don't lay up treasures for yourselves on the earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break through and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consume, and where thieves don't break through and steal; 21 for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21