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4/24/2021 "April 24th set up
4/23/2021 "April 23rd set up
4/22/2021 "I’ll Live For Him Who Died For Me.
4/21/2021 "Be ready to share the Gospel
4/20/2021 "April 20th set up
4/19/2021 "April 19th set up
4/17/2021 "Share The Gospel With Others
4/16/2021 "God Is Most Humble
4/15/2021 "God Sets My Path Straight
4/14/2021 "God Gives Me My Desires
4/13/2021 "God Orders My Steps
4/12/2021 "God Rescues His Children
4/11/2021 "Remembering Christ's Benefits
4/10/2021 "April 10 set up
4/9/2021 "April 9 set up
4/8/2021 "April 8 set up
4/7/2021 "April 7 set up
4/6/2021 "God Is My Refuge. I Trust In Him.
4/5/2021 "Keeping Righteousness and Judgement
4/3/2021 "God's Correction Is God's Love
4/2/2021 "Faithful and Wise Servant
4/1/2021 "Luke, Like the Beatitudes
3/31/2021 "The Joyful Sound
3/30/2021 "Dwelling in God's House
3/29/2021 "Has God Chosen You?
3/27/2021 "Blessed To Help The Poor
3/26/2021 "Pride Comes Before The Fall
3/25/2021 "Keeping God’s Word
3/24/2021 "Taste And See That The Lord Is Good
3/23/2021 "One Nation Under God
3/22/2021 "Having no Guile
3/20/2021 "Salvation Is A Blessing
3/19/2021 "Blessed For Trusting In The Lord
3/18/2021 "Offended In Christ?
3/17/2021 "Law Of Liberty
3/16/2021 "Believing Without Seeing
3/15/2021 "1st Resurrection/2nd Death
3/14/2021 "Scripture writing - Galations 5:13-15
3/13/2021 "Watching And Waiting For Christ To Return
3/12/2021 "Seeking God With Our Whole Heart
3/11/2021 "Long-suffering God
3/10/2021 "Isaiah 56:1-2
3/9/2021 "Blessed Are They Who Do His Commandments!
3/8/2021 "Psalm 1:1-3
3/7/2021 "Scripture writing - Ephesians 4:22-28
3/6/2021 "Enduring Temptation
3/5/2021 "The Salt of the Earth
3/4/2021 "Blessed Are The Persecuted
3/3/2021 "Beatitudes 5, 6, and 7
3/2/2021 "Beatitudes 3 and 4
3/1/2021 "Beatitudes 1 and 2
2/27/2021 "Love Others As Yourself
2/26/2021 "Best place for a Christian at All Times
2/25/2021 "Say “No” To Fear
2/24/2021 "Benefits of God’s Child
2/23/2021 "Walking In His Will
2/22/2021 "The Lord Is My Shepherd
2/19/2021 "Adults Being Child-like?
2/18/2021 "How To Resist Sin
2/17/2021 "Failure Is Not an Option
2/16/2021 "Why does God Allow Suffering?
2/15/2021 "Jeremiah 2:31 Explained
2/14/2021 "Thoughts On Prayer
2/13/2021 "Proverbs 14:14 thoughts
2/11/2021 "Touching the Garment
2/10/2021 "Should I Study the Bible?
2/9/2021 "God Holds My Hand

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Take UP Your Cross


Prompt:
What has God done for you? What do you do for Him?

Answer:
God is my everything. I could never repay him for all he has done for me. He saved me. He helps me. He guides me each and every day. He is my constant friend and provider.

I write for him and try to live for him. He gave his life for me so I gave my life to him.

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Tuesday- Write about what you can do to have more of God's peace in your life.

I wrote the Bible study. Lol "Armor of God - Preparation of The Gospel of Peace (Shoes) However, I think for me personally it is going to be to control my temper better and be slower to anger. I have a very bad sarcastic attitude that at times has gotten me into trouble.

Wednesday- What Scripture verses can you have ready to read in difficult circumstances? What promises of God will help you keep your faith and trust in Jesus?

I have many. We are more than Conquerors. All Things work for my good. Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you. Look unto the hills from which cometh my help. And it came to pass/ this too shall pass. I called upon the Lord and he heard me. Commit thy way unto the Lord and he will bring it to pass. Proverbs 3:5-6. I quote these things to myself and other Scriptures all the time. I use them in my prayers.

Thursday- Write about how God has pulled you through a difficult time.

God is currently getting me through a difficult time with my health issues. However, I wrote this story for a contest and it is about getting through a difficult time.
 
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Scripture writing - Job 31:29-34


Scripture:
29 If I rejoice at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him:
30 Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.
31 If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied.
32 The stranger did not lodge in the street: but I opened my doors to the traveller.
33 If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom:
34 Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families terrify me, that I kept silence, and went not out of the door?

Observations:
Verse 29- We should not rejoice in the tragedy of others.
Verse 30- We should not curse others.
Verse 31- We should share of our blessings with others.
Verse 32- We should be kind to strangers.
Verse 33- We be willing to confess our faults immediately.
Verse 34- We should be willing to help others when we can.

Application:
We should bless always and never curse anyone. We should always help others when we can and they are truly in need.

Prayer:
Dear Father in Heaven,
Thank you for all the good things you have given me. Help me to be willing always to share with others. Give me a heart for others in need, and let me always have compassion for others including my enemies.
In Christ's name,
Amen

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1. Bible study tools
2. Bible study
3. People who died for me to be able to read the Bible in my own language.
4. Teachers
5. Preachers
6. Writers
7. Poems
8. Reading
9. Communication
10. Internet

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Prompt: Earth Day. Write about Earth Day since today is Earth Day.

I don't know a lot about earth day accept that it is to help the environment and raise awareness.

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Prompt: Chris Breva AKA Marvin Schrebe (410) was called away to Venus so I will be doing the prompt today. I was cruising the galaxy and found this planet: Lou-Here By His Grace (290)
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Write about mountains today.

I absolutely love the mountains of North Carolina. The first time I saw them was when I was 18 and we went to my paternal grandmother's funeral in Ashville, North Carolina. They are beautiful.

I hope Chris Breva AKA Marvin Schrebe has a nice trip to Venus.
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What would your friends say is your best quality?

I am kind to others.

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Take UP Your Cross


Prompt:
Philippians 3:15
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

Do you have a plan ready to share the gospel if the opportunity presented itself? What would you do or say?

Answer:
My primary plan is to start by sharing my own personal testimony or experience. What I would do or say depends on the person I am dealing with. Having been in a customer service setting a lot of times previously while I was working, I can read people at least to a point. Sometimes you have to use different approaches with different people.

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This week's study is "Armor of God - Preparation of The Gospel of Peace (Shoes) I have really enjoyed writing these studies on the armor of God. If you want to read any of the past studies, you can check them out here. "Bread From Heaven Let me know if you would like to join the group so you can receive emails. I hope you check it out!


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Scripture writing - James 2:18-24


Scripture:
18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

Observations:
Verse 18- Faith is shown by works
Verse 19- You do well to believe in God, but you should also fear him like the demons do.
Verse 20- Your faith is dead if your works don't back it up.
Verse 21- Abraham was justified by his works.
Verse 22- His works resulted from his faith, and showed his faith to be perfect.
Verse 23- Abraham had faith in God and was counted righteous because of it.
Verse 24- True belief and faith will always be displayed by works.

Application:
Bottom line: True belief and faith will always be displayed by works. Actions speak louder than Words.

Prayer:
Dear God,
Let my actions display my faith in you. I want to be counted righteous too. Help me to remain faithful.
In Jesus's name,
Amen

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1. Email
2. Pictures
3. Decorations
4. Work
5. Mobility
6. Clean water
7. Refrigerator
8. Food
9. Lease agreements to keep rent the same price for awhile
10. Laundry baskets 🧺

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Prompt: Write about your plans for tomorrow and how you hope they will turn out.

Shhh! Don't tell the universe. Lol If it finds out, it might work against me. 🤔 However, I plan to work on my housecleaning and craft-making and playing catch-up on my blogs. I hope I will have enough energy to get a lot accomplished. Shhh! 🤫

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Prompt: I was cruising the galaxy with Luke Skywalker and found this planet: K.HBey (188)
Read this item:
 
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An astronaut reaches the Mars planet.
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Write about Mars in your Blog entry today.

Well, I have heard women are from Mars and men are from Venus, but I don't think I agree. 🤷‍♀️

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Prompt: Write a paragraph or two beginning with the words "The Secret of Love" or "Love is the Secret".

The secret of love is selflessness. It is being willing to put others needs before your own. It is the type of love Jesus gives and models so we can love others the same way.

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Take UP Your Cross


Prompt:
Luke 9:2-6
2 And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
3 And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece.
4 And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence depart.
5 And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.
6 And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.

Have you ever gone out witnessing? Write about your experience.

Answer:
Yes, I have gone out door to door witnessing and inviting people to church. Overall, every time I have done so, it has been a positive experience.

When I was a little girl, I would go out with my mother. She wanted me to learn how to share the gospel and pray with others. We simply invited people to our church. If they requested prayer, we would pray with them right then and there. These were some good times with my mother. As an adult, I never forgot going out with my mother. I think it helped me have a boldness I would not otherwise have.

I also went out as an adult to try to help build the membership of a small country church. This is another experience I won’t forget. I went with an eldely lady who was strong in her faith. She taught me quite a bit about being able to read people to see if they were really interested or not. We had some great front porch conversations with believers and none-believers alike. She taught me how to witness in a respectful way to others with different beliefs while remaining firm in my own. This lady has since passed away, but I will never forget the friendship she showed me, the fellowship with others, or the lessons she taught me.

I feel we need to have wisdom and the leading of the Holy Spirit when we are sharing our beliefs with others. Our gospel is a gospel of Peace. Our God is a God of peace. We have to be ready to be respectful of others, suffer criticism, and humble ourselves to effectively witness to others. We can't cram the gospel down people’s throats and except them to listen. Jesus is a gentle Savior, not a cruel and forceful one. God is a God of love, and we must share the gospel in a loving way. The Gospel is about making people whole, not tearing them apart with actions and words.

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Scripture writing - Isaiah 58:6-9


Scripture:
6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
7 Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy reward.
9 Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;

Observations:
Verse 6- If we are going to fast, these are the acceptable reasons. It is to break the bounds of evil from our lives and others.
Verse 7- God desires that we continue to do good works while we are fasting. We are to feed the hungry, help the poor, give clothes to who needs them, and take care of our own family’s needs as well.
Verse 8- If we fast for this reason, there are promises that go along with it. Your health will recover, you will experience God's glory, and you will see the light.
Verse 9- If you clean up your act, the Lord will answer you when you call on him.

Application:
Basically, learn how to act right with the right motives and you will be blessed.

Prayer:
Dear God,
Help me have the right attitude in worship, prayer, and other things I do. Let me to remember to be kind always, and to be attentive to the needs of others.
In Christ's name,
Amen

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Gratitude List


1. Toaster
2. Plates
3. Butter
4. Cheese
5. Bread
6. Lunch meat
7. Milk
8. Eggs
9. Refrigerater
10. Coffee Maker

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Today we entered Quadrant N-421 where we came across another star voyager. jonblair (48) talks about actor Leonard Nimoy and the famous character "Mr. Spock" in
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What do you think?

This is a very nice tribute to the actor.

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Describe ten sounds you associate with spring.

1.Tornado sirens
2. thunderstorms
3. Birds chirping
4. Lawnmowers
5. Rain
6. Wind blowing
7. Squirrels barking
8. Tornado warnings
9. The weather channel
10. More rain

I never really thought about sounds associated with spring. It's not like you can hear flowers blooming or ants marching in their rows. But I live in Oklahoma and it is tornado season here. I don't want to jinx us, but it hasn't been bad yet this year. Although the weather can't seem to make up its mind if it wants to be hot or cold. Next week, Monday’s high temp is supposed to be 71 degrees and Tuesday we have a chance of snow. Go figure! 🤷‍♀️


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Take UP Your Cross


Prompt:
What is the meaning of Philippians 2:7?

Philippians 2:7
But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

Answer:
He humbled himself. He didn't come in acting like God and all better than us. He came in acting like one of us, and not only that, but took on one of the lowest social statuses. I don't think he could be much more humble. What do you think?

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Ps- Sorry about forgetting the blog prompt yesterday for today. I had unexpected company from out of state. A friend decided to surprise us with a visit. We visited for a few hours. I thought I had already sent the blog prompt. Because I got distracted by the visit, I didn't double check. Oops! 🤷‍♀️🤪
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Scripture writing - Hebrews 13:1-3;16


Scripture:
1 Let brotherly love continue.
2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.

16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

Observations:
Verse 1- We must continue to walk in the love of Christ.
Verse 2- We should always be kind to everyone, especially strangers. We never know when we are entertaining angels without knowing it.
Verse 3- We should not forget to be kind to those who are in prison or are suffering for other reasons even if they deserve it. We also have been deserving of suffering for sins we have committed. We are no better than they are. Christ died for all. We all need a savior.
Verse 16- God is well pleased when we do good and communicate his love to others.

Application:
Everything we do should be for God's glory. Everything we do and say should communicate God's love to everyone.

Prayer:
Dear God,
Thank you for loving us so much. May everything we do or say reflect that love you have given us.
In christ’s name I ask it,
Amen

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Gratitude List


1. Determination
2. God's provision
3. Rain
4. Rain coats
5. Visits from friends
6. Iced water
7. Artificial sweetener
8. Creamer
9. Coffee flavors
10. Vegetables

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What day of the week do you look forward to the most? Why?

I look forward to Sunday the most. It is my time to worship God at church and rest.

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Today while cruising the galactic rim, we found a familiar star. amy-Has a great future ahead (549) writes about being misunderstood in
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A haiku about being misunderstood.
#2223406 by amy-Has a great future ahead

Tell us about a time you were misunderstood.

I think sometimes I have lived a big part of my life being misunderstood, especially by my parents. There was a huge age gap between us. My dad was 47 and my mom was 36 when I was born. I was often the misfit in elementary school. I was always considered different or weird. It got better as I got older and learned how to interact better with others my age and to communicate.

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if you could create a charity, what would it be called? What would be the cause and what celebrity would be your spokesperson?

I think my charity would have something to do with helping the homeless. I don't know what it would be called and what celebrity would get involved. The streets are a rough place to be forced to live. A cousin of mine got into drugs and ended up homeless for awhile. It was heartbreaking because I didn't know how to help her.

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Take UP Your Cross


Prompt:
Like 3:4-6
4 As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
5 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;
6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

Write about how God has made your paths strait.

Answer:
I think this happens for most people as they turn the control of their life over to God. Some change is more gradual than others. I have learned that it is getting into the Word of God and staying in it that creates the change. It was not until I started reading my Bible regularly that true change began to happen in my own life. The Bible itself talks about the washing of water by the Word of God.

Ephesians 5:23-29
23For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. 24Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. 25Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. 28So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. 29For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church

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Scripture writing - Genesis 18:1-5


Scripture:
18 And the Lord appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;
2 And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,
3 And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:
4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:
5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.

Observations:
This is when Abraham showed hospitality to the Angel of the Lord who appeared as a stranger. Abraham had asked God to spare Sodom and Gomorrah if so many good people were found in them. Unfortunately, this was not the case.

Application:
I do see where Abraham tried to care for their physical needs as well as mental and emotional. He told them to stay and comfort their hearts.

Prayer:
God,
Thank you for the good things you have given us. Help me to remember that you bless me so I can bless others. Forgive me for when I have been selfish. Help me to remember to attend to the needs of others also.
In Christ’s name,
Amen

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Gratitude List


1. Books
2. The ability to read
3. Eyeglasses
4. Eyesight
5. Hearing
6. Taste
7. Smell
8. Common sense (I wish it was more common)
9. Church
10. Education

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Prompt: Libraries. Do you find libraries helpful?

I love going to the library. There is a ton of information to be found there. I find it relaxing. I like browsing the shelves finding the books I would like to read.

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Hello crew

We warped across the galactic plane to the outer rim today and then back toward the center. Midway, somewhere in the Delta quadrant, we came across a very beautiful star with multiple planets. The star was Serena Blade (31) . We made a quick stop at an M-Class planet. It was
 
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. The author talks about feeling lost. Have you ever felt lost and hopeless? What happened?

Yes, I have felt that way when I was younger. I have already talked about it in a previous blog. It was a time when I felt suicidal. When I was a teen, there were a few times I would huff white out, finger ale polish, markers, and anything I could get my hands on just to numb the pain I felt inside. I would pray. I didn't want to die, but I didn't want to continue living life the way it was. My dad was a preacher but he was abusive verbally and physically. My mom was an enabler. My teen years were not the best years of my life. They were some of my worst.

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Could you ever live at the beach, or do you feel it's a place to visit? Why?

I would not mind living near the Pacific Ocean. You hear more about Hurricanes on the Atlantic coast. I think watching the waves go out with the tide and come back in can be relaxing. I like watching seagulls fly around too. I think it's awesome to watch the boat go in and out of port also.

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Take UP Your Cross


Prompt:
Psalm 37:4-5
4 Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
5 Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

Write about a time God gave you a desire of your heart.

Answer:
When my roommate and I moved into these apartments, we had been living with her brother for 3 years in a miserable situation. Right after our application was approved, the ownership of the apartments changed. The new owners told us if we had not already had our application approved through the other company, they would not have approved us. God had our backs. Plus we only had to pay one pet deposit for 2 small dogs. The new company wasn't happy about that, but thankfully, I had gotten everything in writing. So we moved in back in 2015 and have been here ever since then. It has actually been a very nice apartment complex. I feel so blessed to be here.

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Scripture writing - Galatians 6:7-10


Scripture:
7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

Observations:
Verse 7- A man always keeps what he sews
Verse 8- If he sews evil, he will reap evil. If he sews good works according to God's will, he will reap the blessings promised in the Bible to those who fear God and act according to his word.
Verse 9- we will eventually reap everything we have sewn even if it is delayed a little while. Don't give up!
Verse 10- when we have the opportunity, we should always do good especially to our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Application:
The bottom line is that we should always do good works, especially to fellow believers.

Prayer:
Dear God,
Help me to always choose to do good works and to never fail to help my brothers and sisters in Christ. Remind me to keep my eyes on the prize of eternity spent with you.
In Jesus's name,
Amen

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Gratitude List


1. Extra sleep
2. Mobile phones
3. Ability to move my body
4. Good dreams
5. Fruit
6. Milk
7. Comfortable clothes
8. A watch to keep up with time
9. Shoes
10. Tylenol (especially for headaches)

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Prompt: Write about an important news story.

I have lived to hear quite a few of those. There has been a lot of history lived out in the last 44 years. I was a toddler when Elvis died. I was in 3rd grade when the space shuttle exploded. I was in junior high school when desert storm happened. The year of my high school graduation was the Okc bombing. I was working at Foley's when the 911 attacks occurred. I lived in Okc when the May 3rd, 1999 tornado occurred. My best friend’s cousin, who happened to be the Mayor in a small town named, Minco was murdered by his mother in law. Let me see, the word pandemic ring a bell? Yeah, I have lived through many major news stories. I was accidentally a part of one when I was a teenager. A woman had been raped a few doors down from where I lived and the news crews were interviewing the neighbors. I happened to be on my front porch at the time. My parents were not too happy I had ended upon the evening news. Lol I guess I have had my 15 seconds of fame. 🤷‍♀️

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Prompt: I was visiting the galaxy with pink fluffy unicorns and found this planet: Thankful Sonali I AM WRITING! (624)
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Write about animals today in your Blog entry.

I haven't been to the zoo lately so I don't think I can write about as many animals as are mentioned in the poem. 😂 My dad had a love for animals though. He would get food out of trash cans and set it out for stray or wild animals where he worked as a night security guard. He had strategic places he would set the food. There was a red fox he Was feeding. He would sometimes see a raccoon and a bobcat around there. I think he would have even tried to make friends with a skunk 🦨 if he could have.

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Day 3070: April 14, 2021
Prompt: Write about April's birth daisies and sweet peas. Daisies symbolize purity, loyal love, innocence, and means "I'll never tell!" Sweet peas symbolize blissful pleasure and used to say good-bye.

They are both pretty flowers.

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Take UP Your Cross


Prompt:
Proverbs 3:5-6
5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Write about a time you asked the Lord for directions and he told you what to do.

Answer:
I am always asking God for directions. Isaiah 30:21 is a reality to me.

Isaiah 30:21
And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.

One day when I was doing laundry in the laundry room of the apartment complex I live in, I saw an elderly lady struggling to bring her laundry in to do it. I felt compelled to help her, so I did. I heard the still small voice say, “You need to pray for her” I prayed with her right there in the laundry room. It turns out that she is a fellow believer in Christ.

A couple of weeks later, I ran into her in the laundry room again. She had a story to tell me. After the previous visit to the laundry room where I had prayed with her, she had gone to the ER. She had been feeling very week. She told me she had almost died that night.

You see, after she had gone to the hospital, they found out she was internally bleeding. They had to do an emergency surgery to find and stop the bleeding and gave her a blood transfusion. She ended up staying in the hospital a few days.

She was praising God and thanking me in tears for praying for her. We had a little praise and worship session right there in the laundry room thanking God for his protection and healing.

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A new study was posted yesterday. You should check it out. "Armor of God - Helmet of Salvation

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This month's topics for April are 🐇 Easter 🐇, 😂National Humor Month😂, and 📝National Poetry Month📝. I wonder how many of you will make me laugh?
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Scripture writing - Galatians 5:13-15;22-23


Scripture:
13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Observations:
Verse 13- In Christ, we have freedom. We should use that freedom to love each other and not for sinful, selfish reasons.
Verse 14- Basically, other than Loving God with your whole heart, all the other commandments are about loving your neighbor as yourself.
Verse 15- It is common sense that if we fight each other, someone will get hurt.

Verse 22 and 23- These are a list of the things produced and encouraged by the Spirit of God.

Application:
It all comes down to the golden rule: Treat others how you yourself wants to be treated.

Prayer:
Dear God,
Help me to treat others how I want to be treated and to pursue your peace and peace with others. You are a God of peace. Thank you for your grace and mercy. I love you.
In Jesus‘s name,
Amen

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Gratitude List


1. Sunshine
2. Naps
3. Microwaves and conventional ovens
4. Water
5. Soap
6. Trash cans/bags
7. Insulated tumblers
8. New bedding
9. Loving dog
10. Stylus

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Prompt: What cultural norms for exploring foreign countries are you most interested in, with or without traveling places?

I think it is always neat to see what they are selling in their markets.
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Prompt: I was cruising the galaxy with Snoopy and found this planet: isokarifrancis (22)
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QUOTES AND WORDS OF WISDOM THAT INSPIRE AND UPLIFT THE SOUL
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Write about this quote in your Blog entry today.

To sum it up, I think it is saying you should make all your celebratory feasts rememberable.

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Day 3069: April 13, 2021

Prompt: "Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own."
Salvatore Quasimodo

What do you think? What is your definition of poetry?

I think poetry words sung from the heart without music.

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Take UP Your Cross


Prompt:
Psalm 118:5
I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place.

Write about a time that you called upon the Lord and he rescued you.

Answer:
God has rescued me many times. I have even seen angels with my own eyes on more than one occasion. I live in Oklahoma, so I have a funnel cloud story. There was a lowering funnel cloud headed straight for my parents’ house where I was at. I prayed for God's protection. I had hung up clothes to dry on the clotheslines that day. We had not expected the storm. I would normally take my tornado precautions, but I felt led by the Spirit to talk directly to the cloud. I went outside where I could see the lowering in the cloud. The clothes were blowing so hard in the wind, I thought they might all blow away. I looked directly at the cloud and said, “Do not come down. You will not do any damage today, in Jesus’ name.” I saw the cloud immediately raise back up and the winds calm down. I felt the Holy Spirit’s presence, and I just started praising God. The Lord calmed the storm and rescued me and my family from disaster.

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Scripture writing - Ephesians 4:2-3;32


Scripture:
2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

Observations:
Verses 2-3- Edeavor to keep the bond of unity in peace by showing the utmost love and respect to one another.
Verse 32- Be kind and forgiving toward others because God has forgiven us through the blood of Christ.

Application:
Be kind. Love each other deeply. Forgive one another because you have been forgiven by God.

Prayer:
Dear God,
Help us to love each other the way you love us. Help us to be quick to forgive and slow to anger.
In Christ’s name I ask it,
Amen

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Sunday’s Scripture writing - Ephesians 2:8-10


Scripture:
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Observations:
Verse 8- Salvation is a gift from God by grace through faith.
Verse 9- our works can not save us so we have nothing to boast about.
Verse 10- Our Salvation was planned ahead of time and given by God to us through the sacrifice of Jesus so that only through him can we do good works.

Application:
Salvation is a gift from God. He gives it to whomever he pleases. Our works can not save us. We can only do good works through the power of the blood of Christ.

Prayer:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for the awesome gift of Salvation that you have given us. You are a great God and Father. Thank you for adopting me and calling me your own.
In Christ's name,
Amen

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Gratitude List


1. Rain
2. Flowers
3. Trees
4. Dogs
5. Birds
6. Fences
7. Walls
8. Roof
9. Mail
10. Locks/keys

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Prompt: Which kinds of writing prompts do you like to write for the most? Surprising ones, common everyday ideas, genre-directed or whatever you can think of?

I like having a variety of prompts. That should be obvious from my blog here. Lol

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Write about this in your Blog entry today.

I am not one to typically believe in Santa Clause. I can't help but feel he gets glory for himself that was meant for God the Father and Jesus Christ the son.

My Bible tells me every good gift comes from God. Christmas, if you celebrate it is about the Birth of Jesus Christ a savior to the world, not a fat man in a red suit bringing gifts to kids and keeping track and if they are naughty or nice.

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Day 3068: April 12, 2021

Prompt: Write about whatever makes you happy.

Praising God makes me happy. Even when I am in a bad mood, I can praise God and my attitude will change. It changes my focus from everything that is wrong to the one who has it all under control.

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Remembering Christ's Benefits


There has been a method behind my madness in sending out the prompts that I have sent to the Take Up Your Cross group for the last month or so. They all have a common theme. I want to thank you for exploring with me the blessings of the Lord. I have wanted to study them for awhile. If you will notice, the Beatitudes are not the only Bible verses saying we are blessed if we do this or that.

Psalm 103:2 says we should not forget all the benefits of the Lord. Psalm 103 has a list of benefits in the Lord also if you read it carefully.

The Lord:

-Forgives all our iniquities.

-Heals all our diseases.

-Redeems our life from destruction.

-Crowns us with loving kindness and tender mercies

-Satisfies our mouth with good things

-Renews our youth like an Eagle’s

-Executes righteousness and judgement for all who are oppressed

-Made his ways known to Moses and his acts to the children of Israel

-Merciful and gracious toward us, plentious in mercy

-Slow to anger

-He doesn't always hold on to his anger and continue to chide with us (forgiving)

-He doesn't deal with us according to our sins or punished us as we deserve

-Removed our transgressions from us as far as the east is from the west

-Pities those that fear him as a father does his children

-Remembers our frame and that we are dust.

-Has prepared his throne in heaven and is ruler over us all

Psalm 103

1 Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.

6 The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.

7 He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.

8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

9 He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.

10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.

14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

15 As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.

17 But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;

18 To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.

19 The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.

20 Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.

21 Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

22 Bless the Lord, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the Lord, O my soul.

God has blessed us with all spiritual blessings.

Ephesians 1:3-6
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

This is the blessings according to the old covenant with the children of Israel.

(Deuteronomy 281-14)
1 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:
2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God.
3 Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.
4 Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.
5 Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.
6 Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.
7 The Lord shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.
8 The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
9 The Lord shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways.
10 And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the Lord; and they shall be afraid of thee.
11 And the Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers to give thee.
12 The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.
13 And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the Lord thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:
14 And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.

Here are a review of blessings in the verses that we took a look at and wrote about in or blogs.

(Matthew 5:3-11)
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

(James 1:12)
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

(Psalm 1:1-3)
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the Scornful

(Revelation 22:12-14)
Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

(Isaiah 56:1-2)
Blessed is the man that keeps judgement and does justice, for God's salvation will soon come and his righteousness will be revealed.

(Isaiah 30:18)
Blessed are they that wait upon the Lord, for they will receive mercy and grace.

(Psalm 119:1-2)
Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.

Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.

(Luke 12:37-39)
Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.

(Revelation 20:6)
Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

(John 20:29)
Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

(James 1:25)
But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

(Luke 7:23)
And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.

(Jeremiah 17:7-8)
Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.
For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

(Romans 4:6-8)
Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.

Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

(Psalm 32:1-2)
Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there Is no guile

(Psalm 33:12)
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

(Psalm 34:8-10)
O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him Because they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.

(Luke 11:28)
Blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

(Psalm 30:4)
Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

(Psalm 41:1-3)
Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in times of trouble

(Psalm 65:4)
Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.

(Psalm 84:4-5;12)
Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee.

Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.

O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

(Psalm 89:15-18)
Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance.

(Luke 6:20-23)
Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.

Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled.

Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.

Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.

(Matthew 24:43-47)
Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing, because he shall make him ruler over all his goods.

(Psalm 94:12)
Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Lord, and teachest him out of thy law;

(Psalm 106:3)
Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.

(Psalm 112:1-8)
Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.

(Psalm 128:1-6)
Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord; that walketh in his ways.For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee. Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.

(Proverbs 10:6-7)
Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.

The Lord’s blessings makes you spiritually rich and he does not add sorrow with it!

(Proverbs 10:22)
The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.

We are so blessed in the Lord. Next time you begin to feel discouraged, remind yourself of these. Keep them where you can refer back to them.


April 4, 2021 at 8:16pm
April 4, 2021 at 8:16pm
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Take UP Your Cross


Prompt:
Psalm 112:1-8
Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.
2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.
4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
5 A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.
6 Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.
7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.
8 His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.

How can we apply these verses to our own life?

Answer:
When we trust in the Lord, we have nothing to fear. God is our refuge and strength. To live is Christ and to die is gain. It is win-win.

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Take up Your Cross  (E)
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#2225667 by Chris Breva AKA Marvin Schrebe

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Feasting On The Word of God   (E)
This is for a Bible study group.
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Poetry Topic of the Month Contest  (13+)
Win up to 5,000 GPs. It ends at midnight at the end of each month. Suggest the topic.
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This is the link to the group I do these Scripture writings with on Facebook if anyone else is interested in doing so also.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/dailyscripturewritingplan/?ref=share


Scripture writing - Acts 16:29-34


Scripture:
29 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,
30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
32 And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.
33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.
34 And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.

Observations:
The prison guard washed Paul and silus’s wounds and fed them.

Application:
Hospitality is simply attending to the needs of a guest whoever they might be.

Prayer:
Dear God,
Help me to always show compassion and hospitality to my guests.
In Jesus's name,
Amen

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Gratitude List


1. Blankets
2. Weather reports
3. Storm chasers
4. Visits from old friends
5. Rest
6. Breathing
7. Heartbeats
8. Communication
9. Music
10. Travel

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Prompt: What do you think of humor and why is humor sometimes used as a defense mechanism?

Sometimes it is just better to laugh than cry.

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Prompt: I was cruising the galaxy om my own and found this planet: Norman (57)
Read this item:
 Who's a Square?  (E)
My kids call me a square
#2215540 by Norman


Write about who's a square for your Blog entry today.

I don't really go around thinking of people as square. I imagine you would think of a pastor that way. I guess it depends on what you think is square. 🤔
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Day 3062: April 6, 2021

Prompt: “Don't be ashamed to weep; 'tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.”
― Brian Jacques, Taggerung

Write about flowers and comfort.

Flowers are nice to look at. I can't say for me personally that flowers and comfort go together though. 🤷‍♀️

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Blogging Circle of Friends Prompt Forum  (E)
This is the forum where blog prompts will be posted for the Blogging Circle of Friends.
#1901904 by Witchy woman

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