Pray through the Bible in a Year Journal

It’s been a very long time since I last updated this blog and it’s time to reconnect. We’ve been through a lot the past couple of years and I just need to reset, what better way to do that then going through the scriptures and journaling. I was in Sam’s club yesterday and they have a lot of Christian books, journals, Bibles, and devotionals. I stumbled upon this book and liked that it had daily readings listed on each page, with a short prayer and a place to journal – just to get into the habit of journaling again. Although the purpose of this particular book to develop a habit of prayer. So this is where we’ll be in 2019.

What I like about this Journal is that you grab your Bible, you read the passages from the Old Testament, New Testament and Psalms. Join me if you wish and I’d love to share what I’m learning and hearing through the scriptures. Often times we read other people’s devotionals but we don’t actually read the referenced scriptures, I find that as we’ve deepened into social media, everyone’s attention span is a split second, a pretty picture, and the lack of depth of what scripture is saying and only paying attention to what someone else is saying, not what the Word of God is saying to us.

Sadly, I often hear people say, “I never heard that in church.” When a scripture is referenced. I’ve found that many people “attend” church but never read their Bible. A good pastor will tell you, read the Word for yourself, ask the Holy Spirit to interpret the scripture and  God will reveal Himself to you. It’s true, the Word is living – we may have been a Christian for years and you’ll read the same passage one day then wham, the Lord reveals something new, 20 years later! It’s a timing thing, maybe you or we weren’t ready to hear or understand, or for whatever reason, reading God’s Word can’t be beat by any other book that a person writes – so yes, I’m using a devotional that someone else wrote, but I’m reading the Bible, my Bible, and asking the Lord to reveal himself to me.

If you’d like to get a copy of the journal I’m going through, click on this link: Pray through the Bible in a Year Journal. 

All Dogs Do Go to Heaven, I’m pretty sure

All Dogs Do Go to Heaven, I'm pretty sure

This is my lil Nala, she was born on Jan 5, 2000 and sadly passed in my arms on March 23, 2014. She was 14 years old, but if you multiple that by doggie years she was 98!

I adopted her from a care home operator in Pearl City Hawaii when she was a little over six months old as the prior owner said Nala’s mom was expecting again and she had too many chi’s.

Nala’s been with me through several moves and major life events over the 14 years of her little life. She traveled well on her first plane ride from Honolulu to Michigan and her final destination of Florida, while fortunately riding in the cabin of the plane, I knew once we left Hawaii she would not return with me. Her tiny teacup body was at times a hefty 4.5 lbs but she averaged 4 lbs for many years, and as she aged went down to 3.

She had attitude and style and was always admired by those who saw her and fawned upon her. She loved the attention of adults and the admiration of adoring fans. She was a princess, even though that wasn’t my intention, she just was. She just had a personality all her own and rule the house as the littlest of our canines.

I will miss her dearly. Although the Bible doesn’t clearly state that our pets will go to heaven, I would like to believe that God knows what would give us joy and I’m hoping to see all of my pets who gave and taught me of unconditional love. The same type of love that Jesus has for us, His children.

If you’re interested in what the Bible says, “Do pets/animals go to heaven” you can go to http://www.qotguestions.org and check it out. http://www.compellingtruth.org/do-pets-go-to-heaven.html

Peace: Lanikai Beach, Kailua Oahu Hawaii

Peace: Lanikai Beach, Kailua Oahu Hawaii

There’s a peace about this beach. A history for myself like no other.

Philippians 4:6-7

New International Version (NIV)

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

To read more about my entry on “peace” click on this link: Peace: Where do you find it?

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