About Marie

Happily married to the same awesome guy for many years. Love God, reading, cats, and travel. Avid crafter especially counted cross stitch and crochet.

Sunday Psalms 8

Psalm 8

Father, Almighty God, Your name is higher than any other. Your glory shines above the heavens. Even babies and children know Your strength and power. You will overcome all that is wrong in this world.

Who am I that You are aware of me? I see Your perfect work everywhere! Why do You even care about me?

The One You love the most (Jesus) is King of all that is, was, or ever will be. You have given Him total control of all creation.

LORD, Your Great, Mighty, Holy name is higher than any other!

Sunday Psalms are the Psalms in my own words.  You can click on the Psalm number at the top to read it from the English Standard Version.

The Majesty and Glory resounds with the beauty of the words of Psalm 8. Listen here.

Sunday Psalms 7

Psalm 7

LORD, protect me! I will hide in You from those who want to harm me, then, I will not be alone in this battle.

LORD, forgive me! If I have caused this or done something wrong ~~ Forgive me!

If I have harmed a friend or taken what is not mine mine ~~ Forgive me!

If I have done any of this then let the enemy win.

LORD, fight for me!

You are my judge and my shield. You save those whose heart is fully attached to Yours. Guide all of my ways, all of my days. Save my soul!

I have repented of my sins unlike those who refuse to think they have done anything wrong. You fight against those who are evil, wicked, unrepentant, and those who lie. They will fall into their own pit.

Your righteousness demands my thanks! I will praise Your name!

Sunday Psalms are the Psalms in my own words.  You can click on the Psalm number at the top to read it from the English Standard Version.

Choices

Psalm 119:11

It is so important that we are memorizing His Word. When we do that we are imprinting on our brain the things we need for life. It brings us closer to God. It protects us from sin. It helps us encourage others.

There’s more to memorizing the Word than repeating it over and over until it is firmly branded on our minds. We need to be meditating on it, discovering it’s meaning, and becoming aware of how it applies to our lives.

This morning I was doing that with the verse above. God had put it in my mind while I was falling asleep last night and I woke up thinking about it. (Has he done that with you, too?) I think He wanted me to discover this truth: If His word is not part of our choices then the choice we’re making is not in line with what He has purposed for our lives.

Let me tell you, I was ‘blown away’ with that thought. How many times have I simply made a choice instead of letting His Words guide me? How many times have you done that? Many times the consequences have been good but sometimes…

That’s why we must have His Word planted deeply in our heart, mind, and soul. Making decisions based on His Word keeps us on solid ground.

Abba, Father, open our hearts to Your Word. Give us great desire to know it so well that each time we face a decision we can call a verse to mind that applies to it.

Listen to this family sing this beautiful hymn at https://youtu.be/fbmV_rtKdX0

Sunday Psalms 6

Psalm 6

Heal me, LORD! Forgive me LORD! I am troubled and depressed. I need You, now!

Deliver me from all the evil around me.

I am so tired. I cry all night. I do not understand why so many hate me.

God is in control! I know that He will make my enemies ashamed of what they are doing. He hears my prayers.

Sunday Psalms are the Psalms in my own words.  You can click on the Psalm number at the top to read it from the English Standard Version.

The Whole Woman – Book Review

Knowing how to coordinate body, soul, mind, and spirit, can be very challanging. Maintaining a good balance between them is sometimes difficult. However, Kristin Kellen and Julia Higgins have compiled a guide for just that. Using several women’s writings there are many suggestions to live a total life that both nourish and encourage women in stabilizing their busy lives and making them more focused and productive.

Divided into the four sections mentioned above, The Whole Woman, gives many excellent suggestions for living the life God intended as well as reaching out and discipling the women around us. The book discusses the importance of knowing and living God’s Word, keeping our minds healthy and focused, taking care of our bodies, and discipling others.

I am giving this book a score of 5 out of 5. It’s we’ll written and full of usable information. I hope you will learn as much as I have.

Blessings and success to you and yours!

Marie

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the Net Galley group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR requirements, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”