Truth from A to Z ~ H is for…

The last Thursday of October and we are on the letter H for our Truth from A to Z Bible Verse Challenge. Choose a verse or verses from the Bible with words beginning with H. Share your choices in the comments and I will add them to this post. Thank you in advance.

Psalm 121 (ESV): H is for Hills, Help, Heaven, Hand, He

I lift up my eyes to the hills.
    From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
    who made heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot be moved;
    he who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, he who keeps Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is your keeper;
    the Lord is your shade on your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
    nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.
The Lord will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time forth and forevermore.

Looking forward to seeing your verses!

From Aguene7:

Isaiah 52:7 

7 How beautiful upon the mountains
are the feet of him who brings good news,
who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness,
who publishes salvation,
who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”

From Cheryl:

Hebrews 13:14 

“For here we have no continuing city, but we seek one to come.”

From Maristella:

H is for HOPE :
“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.
1 Peter 3:15

From Barbara:

My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:19

From Patricia:

Isaiah 49:15-16

…I will not forget you. I have written your name on the palms of my hands…

From Vera:

H is for he, his, hand, heir, high and having

“Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭1:1-4‬ ‭ESV‬‬

From Bethany: H is for Hope

but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:31
Click over to Bethany’s Blog, Raindrops and Rainbows to read here post.
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From Martha Ellen: H is for Heart
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding ”
Proverbs 3:5

Truth From A to Z ~ G is for…

Hello Thursday and time for the letter G. Looking forward to the verse or verses you will come up with to share today. It’s still October and we still are in the good season of having family in our midst so bear with me if I’m slow in adding your verses. Thank you very much.

G is for Glorify, Given, Give, God, Glorified and Glory!

John 17: 1-5 (ESV)

When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.

From Maristella: G is for GIFT:
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.”
Ephesians 2:8-9
And…
“If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.”
1 Corinthians 13:2

From Gloria: G is for Gracious & Great
The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and great in loving kindness.
Psalm 145:8

From Vera: G is for Grace

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭4:16‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Here is the link to Bethany’s post for the letter G.

From Naomi: G for Grace…

John 1:16 – Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given.

Add your verse or verses in the comments or on your blog and I’ll share them here.

Truth from A to Z ~ F is for…

Thursdays come quicker and quicker and today we are on the letter F. Feel free to post your verse for the letter F in the comments and I will copy them onto this post. Leave a link to your blog if you are posting a verse or verses on your own blog and I’ll add the link here.

This week I have a 5 verse section of scripture from 1 John.

F is for:  Fellowship, Faithful, Forgive

1 John 1:5-10 (ESV)

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

From Maristella: F is for: FIRM and FAITH.

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”
1 Corinthians 16:13

From my sister Vera: Fought, fight, finished, faith

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.”
‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭4:7-8‬ ‭ESV‬‬

From Mrs. T at Across My Kitchen Table

From Bethany at Raindrops and Rainbows.

Click over to their blogs to read their verses and thoughts. 🙂

Looking forward to the verse or verses you are going to share this week! Thank you in advance.

Truth from A to Z ~ E is for…

Today is October 8th and we are on the letter E in our Thursday Bible Verse Challenge. Feel free to add a verse or verses in the comments or on your blog and I will share the verses here below and add a link to your blog as well. Looking forward to the verses you share! This is a traveling week for me so I might be late in adding verses.

E is for Endures

1 Chronicles 16:34:

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

Psalm 106:1:

Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

1 Corinthians 13:7:

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

From Mrs. T: E is for Encourage

Click over to her blog, Across My Kitchen Table to be encouraged by her post!

From Maristella: E is for Earth

“Heaven and EARTH will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”
Matthew 24:35 | NIV

From Sue: E is for Enter

Psalm100:4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him and bless His name.

From my sister Vera:  E is for Elect, eternal, entrusted

“Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness, in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began and at the proper time manifested in his word through the preaching with which I have been entrusted by the command of God our Savior;”
‭‭Titus‬ ‭1:1-3‬ ‭ESV‬‬

From Patsystitch: E is for enduring

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

From Willow at Willow’s Cottage: E is for Eternal

Click over to see her verse!

From Bethany at Raindrops and Rainbows: E is for Earnestly

Click over to see her verse.

I’ll try to check in later when I arrive home after my 5+ hours of driving across the state of Washington!

Thursday Bible Verse Challenge, D is for…

It’s Thursday the first of October and we are on the letter D in our Truth from A to Z Bible Verse Challenge. It’s been so good to read the verses all who participate have come up with. This week I’m traveling and it could take me a while to add the verses you share here but I will eventually get to them. Thanks for understanding.

D is for dominions, dead, dwell

Colossians 1:15-20 (The Preeminence of Christ)

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or DOMINIONS or rulers or authorities–all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the DEAD, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to DWELL, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. 

Mrs. T at Across My Kitchen Table chose the word Deliver. She has an in depth post on her blog on Deliverance. Pop over to read it, you’ll be glad you did. Here are some of the verses she posted.

“[He] hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son.”  (Colossians 1:13)

 “For Thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.”  (Psalm 116:8-9)

“The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.”  (2 Peter 2:9)

“The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles … Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.”  (Psalm 34:17, 19)

“And call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify Me.” (Psalm 50:15)

 Psalm 37:39-40:

“But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD; He is their strength in the time of trouble.  And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: He shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in Him.”

From my sister Vera: D is for Decision

I love how this verse shows us that through it all a God is in control.

Decision

“The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:33‬ ‭ESV‬‬

From Maristella:

D is for Desire,Do…
“I have the right to* do* anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything.”
1 Corinthians 6:12 | NIV

From Willow at Willow’s Cottage: D is for Depend

Psalm 62:5-6

5 I depend on God alone; I put my hope in him. 
6 He alone protects and saves me; he is my defender, and I shall never be defeated

Click over to read it on her blog.

Leave your verse/verses in the comments or on your blog and I’ll add them here. Thank you in advance. If you have a post on your blog please let me know and/or leave your link in the comments.

A to Z Bible Verse Challenge ~ C is for…

 

Today is Thursday and we are on the letter C in our Bible Verse Challenge.

I read a couple of Bible verses loaded with several ‘C’ words.

C is for Common, Certain, Crept, Condemnation, Christ.

Jude 3-4:

Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Visit Willow at Willow’s Cottage to see the verse she has chosen to share and say hi.

C is for Casting and Care

Casting all your care on Him for He cares for you.  1 Peter 5:7

From Vee: C is for…

The account of the woman taken in the act of adultery…cast, convicted, conscience, and condemn as in “Neither do I condemn thee, go and sin no more.” 

You can read the full account in John 8:1-11

From Sue: C is for Come, Crimson

Isaiah 1:18-20: 

“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool. If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be eaten by the sword; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

From Maristella: C is for Christ, Continually and Circumstances

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in* Christ* Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 | NIV

From my sister Vera: C is for Chosen and Called.

“But you are a CHOSEN race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who CALLED you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”
‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭2:9‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Click over to Mrs. T’s blog, Across My Kitchen Table to see her choice for C! I’ll add the verse from her blog to this post tomorrow that will give you time to head over and comment on her blog. She chose the word Courage. C is for Courage.

“Have not I commanded thee?  Be strong and of a good courage: be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed; for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”  (Joshua 1:9)

From Libby at Beauty Without Within: C is for Cry and Crushed.

These verses referring to CRYING out are timely I think: Ps. 34:15,17-18
“The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their cry for help. The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and rescues them form all their troubles. The Lord is near the brokenhearted; he saves those crushed in spirit.”

Libby’s blog is Beauty Without Within.

Bethany at Raindrops & Rainbows has a post on her blog for the Challenge. Click over and read her post, you’ll be encouraged. C is for Create.

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”  Genesis 1:27

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10

From Cheryl: C is for Comfort

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comfort by God. 1 Corinthians 1:3-4

And you are right Cheryl…why stop there. Here is the rest of the paragraph from 2 Corinthians 1:5-7 (ESV).

For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer. Our hope for you is unshaken, for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort.

Cheryl’s blog is called Thinking About Home.

If you have verse/verses for the letter C post it in the comments and I’ll add it here. If you posted a verse on your blog let me know and I’ll add your link here. Thank you in advance for participating. It has been so good to see the verses that you find to share.

Hello Fall Hodgepodge

Thank you to Jo for coming up with the questions for the weekly hodgpodge! Click over to From This Side of the Pond to join in.

This photo of JJ and Addy covered with leaves is from last Fall after the leaves fell.

1. It’s fall y’all. What’s something you love about this season and also something you don’t?

Fall clothing is something I enjoy. I really can’t come up with something I don’t like about Fall. Fall might be my favorite season of all.

2. When you think of the colors of fall, which one is your favorite?

Hmmm…I think I like the combination rust, gold, olive green, maroon, and brown. If I had to pick one I’d pick olive green.

Is there somewhere you could easily day trip to see the leaves in all their glory?
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There are lots of great drives in our area where we can enjoy fall colors.
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Will you? Yes, we will.
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3. What’s one thing you’ve let ‘fall’ by the wayside during this season of staying home and staying away?
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We aren’t taking as many roadtrips as we have in the past.
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4. If you’re wearing a sweater is it most likely a cardigan, crew neck, v-neck, or zip up hoodie?
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Most likely a cardigan.
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5. What’s your secret to dealing with change?
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It’s not a secret but sometimes we forget that God is sovereign, that He is in control. Reminding myself that I am not in control takes the pressure off when change happens.
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6.  Insert your own random thought here.
Each Thursday until we have gone through the alphabet I’m hosting Truth from A to Z Bible Verse Challenge. Tomorrow we are on the letter C. If you’d like to join in you can add a verse in the comments on my post tomorrow or let me know that you posted a verse on your own blog. I’ll add a link to your post or add your verse from the comment section onto the Thursday challenge post. The word/words that start with C can be anywhere in the verse. It can be a key word or not. Not a lot of rules just an exercise that encourages you to search the treasure we have in the Bible.