I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving.
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!
Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre!
I had the opportunity to participate in this program last year! It is a great way to add joy to someone’s day by doing something so simple!
In all, nearly 600,000 cards were screened for hazardous materials, sorted, and delivered in 2007. This year their goal is 1 million cards, are you going to help make this possible?
Below is some information from American Red Cross:
Holiday Mail for Heroes is a partnership between the American
Red Cross and Pitney Bowes to deliver one million holiday cards to American
service members, veterans and their families in the United States and around the
world. Please send cards to this address, following the guidelines listed below:
Holiday Mail for Heroes
PO Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456
Here are the guidelines:
*All cards must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, December 10, 2008. Cards sent after this date will be returned to sender.
*If sending more than one card, please mail all cards together in one large shipping envelope. Cards sent in this manner do not need individual envelopes or postage.
*Please ensure that all cards are signed.
*Please use generic salutations such as “Dear Service Member.”
*Please do not include personal information, like email or home addresses.
*Please do not send letters.
*Please do not include inserts of any kind, including photos, glitter, confetti, gift cards or calling cards. Any items inserted into cards will be removed during the reviewing process.
*All cards received may be used in program publicity efforts, including appearing in broadcast, print or online mediums.
These men and women are serving for our country and our freedom! The least we can do is send them a card letting them know how much we appreciate the service they are doing for us!
Will you join me in supporting this effort and sending a card (Or more!)?
Today is day three of National Bible Week, November 24-28, 2008, in the USA. This week I am focusing my posts on helping myself and others increase Bible reading time and growing closer to God through reading the Bible. I am just going to be honest and let you know that this is an area that I struggle with. I hope that each and every one of us learns something and grows closer to God through this experience!
Today I am going to share some verses that I found that tell us about what the Bible is. These verses pack so much in each of them. So take your time to read each one carefully! Enjoy!!!
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.
“A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some
fell along the path and was trampled underfoot, and the birds of the air devoured it. And some fell on the rock, and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up with it and choked it. And some fell into good soil and grew and yielded a hundredfold.” As he said these things, he called out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
And when his disciples asked him what this parable meant, he said, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God, but for others they are in parables, so that ‘seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.’ Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy. But these have no root; they believe for a while, and in time of testing fall away. And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature. As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience.
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.
-2 Timothy 3:16-17
I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.
-2 Timothy 4:1-2
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.
This list is in no way completely full. The Bible is full of great information!!! I just picked a few verses that I liked. I hope that you found them inspiring!
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I love to read! So, when I found this monthly meme, I was automatically drawn to it! This is my first month participating and I plan on continuing each month!
What’s On Your Nightstand? is a monthly meme on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 5 Minutes for Books.
There are several different ways to participate (Click here to learn more about that). I am going to participate each month by sharing what books I have read and written a review for in the last month and what books I would like to read in the next month.
This is a list of books I have read and written a review for in November:
Go Green, Live Rich
I just finished reading the book Go Green, Live Rich by David Bach with Hillary Rosner and I am overly thrilled! Wow! This was such an easy read! I finished it in one day and learned so much! It is so practical, useful, educational, and awesome!
To read my full review, click here.
Passionate Housewives Desperate for God
This did not show me how Jennie and Stacy view the role of housewife, it showed me how God views the role of housewife. Everything in this book is backed up with Biblical reference! That is what was most amazing about this book! It teaches how God sees a housewife, which is very important to me.
To read my full review, click here.
And this is my reading list for December:
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Do you have things you have learned in your marriage that you would like to share with others? If so, join me on Saturdays and share your Lessons in Love.
Today is day two of National Bible Week, November 24-28, 2008, in the USA. This week I am focusing my posts on helping myself and others increase Bible reading time and growing closer to God through reading the Bible. I am just going to be honest and let you know that this is an area that I struggle with. I hope that each and every one of us learns something and grows closer to God through this experience!
Since this area is not my strong point, I am studying the information provided at the above website. Today I found an amazing article titled Just Gotta Have It!
that had some great tips on how to develop cravings for God’s Word.
As women, we are all aware of cravings! I can’t tell you how many times I have had a craving and I just had to have it! I am sure that most of you can relate to that, I know the author of this article could. However, the ultimate question here is do we crave God’s Word?
I can answer that question personally by saying that I do not always crave God’s Word. There are many times that I do in fact have a craving to read God’s Word, but the opposite is equally true. In the above article the author gives us 6 tips to help us develop cravings for God’s Word.
1. Remember the Bible’s benefits.
2. Ask God to give you desire for his Word.
3. Make daily Bible reading instinctual.
4. Keep a spiritual journal.
5. Customize your Bible study to fit your personality.
6. Customize your Bible study to fit your circumstances.
I found these tips to be very practical! And I don’t know why but I never even thought of asking God to give me the desire for His Word. I have asked Him for many things! However, a craving for His Word has not been one of them. Is there a better way to get the craving for God’s Word other than from God himself? I think not!
Let’s end with 1 Peter 2:2-3:
Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.
Even though it is only day two of our adventure this week, I have already learned so much! I hope the same is true for you!
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