Thursday, December 31, 2015

December 31

Greetings: God bless you this day!
Happy New Year's Eve to all of you!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
We have a wonderful gift we need to share with those who
do not have the Word of God in their hearts, They control
what kind of soil they are, but we are the seed planters.
(Lanita Boyd-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
This is the meaning of the parable the seed is the Word of God.
Luke 8:11

In this new year let us tell at least one person about this wonderful gift.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

December 30

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Don't insulate yourself from people that you might be able to
bless with the love of Jesus. Encounter something new. Talk to
strangers. In other words... get out of the boat!
(Josh Boyd-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means
I might save some.  1 Corinthians 9:22

Perhaps the best way we can do this, is the way we live our lives.
If our walk does not match our talk, we may as well stay in the boat
in a safe harbor.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

December 29

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Jesus did not chastise the woman for wanting the best for
her sons. He simply pointed her is a different direction.. I think
He would say to today's moms  that if they wanted their children
to be great, they should teach them to serve.
(Joyce Hardin-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
Whoever wants to be great among you, must be your servant and
whoever wants to be first, must be your slave. Matthew 20:26

Jesus' thinking was so radical to them... how could one be a servant and
slave and be great? Of course they were looking at the world's view
of great...and are we not guilty of that was well?

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, December 28, 2015

December 28

Greetings: God bless you this day:

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The school of suffering teaches us lessons that we could learn
in no other classroom! (Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
To this we are called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you
an example, that you should follow in his steps. 1 Peter 2:21

Suffering reminds us that this is not our home and something better is
waiting for us!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, December 27, 2015

December 27

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
No matter what you feel today, you will never experience an
emotion that Jesus doesn't understand. Take a minute to thank
God for that! (Andrew Phillips-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
We do not have a High Priest that is unable to sympathize with
our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted
as we are yet is without sin. Hebrews 4:15

Jesus understands, for He has walked the path we walk today!

Know I prayed for you today. Blesings-Freda

Saturday, December 26, 2015

December 26

Greetings; God bless you tis day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Christmas has come and gone
But special memories are in my heart.
Christmas has come and gone
But Jesus will never depart.
(Last verse of today's poem)

SCRITURE:
I am with you always, even to the end of the age.
Matthew 28:20

Christmas may have come and gone, but I hope the feeling 
of good will last all next year! It should when we think
of the promise in the Scripture above,

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

December 22

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Dedicating myself to the will of God and the work of
Jesus Christ fills me with joy. (Daily Word)

SCRIPTURE:
These things I have spoken to you, that  my joy may be 
in you! John 5:11

Be of good cheer...it's a blessing you choose!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, December 21, 2015

December 21

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR YODAY:
when was the last time you had  news so good  that your joy
was so great that all you could do was tell others about it?
(Joel Selby-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.
Romans 10:15

We need to have that same joy in telling the good news of Jesus!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessing-Freda

Sunday, December 20, 2015

December 20

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
May it start with me
A kindness and a smile.
May it start with me
To make another's life worthwhile.
(Last verse of today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
Be kind and compassionate  to one another.
Ephesians 4:32

This is a season of paradox... some people are so generous
and kind and some are so mean and rude. If we want generous
and kind ...may we be the one to say..."May it start with  me."

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, December 19, 2015

December 19

Greetings: God bless you thts day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
We may wonder why certain things happen to us, But God
sees the big picture. Somedays our lieves seems gray or black
There are days that are wonderful and happy. life is a balance
of both. (Jayne Massey-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
And we know that in all things God works for good.
Romans 8:28


And we must remember whatever we're going through in this life...that
this is not all there is...the best is yet to come!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, December 18, 2015

December 18

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Belonging to God brings boundless blessings.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
We rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through
whom we have now received  reconciliation.
Romans 5:11

I often wonder how people get up in the morning and go through
their day without God?


Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, December 17, 2015

December 17

Greetings; God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
May we in this special season, learn from the Teacher of teachers,
that it is better to give than receive. (B. J. Cassady)

SCRIPTRE:
Freely you have received, freely give. Matthew 10:8

Giving does not always have to be money... a smile and a hug
are priceless!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

December 16

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Memories are sweet
This time of year
The wonderful traditions
That we hold so dear.
(First verse of today's poem)
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SCRIPTURE:
You have let go of the commandments of God and are
holding on to the traditions of men. Mark 7: 8


Traditions are wonderful and we make sweet memories with
them, but we must be careful and not make OUR traditions
commandments from God!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

December 15

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
What would you like to give Jesus to show your love? Your time,
talent,  treasure? It doesn't  matter if it's costly or inexpensive.
Whatever is given from a heart of love is beautiful to Him.
(Anne Cetas-Our daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Jesus speaking said, "She has done a beautiful thing to me."
Mark 14:6

Jesus had forgiven Mary of her sins and she was showing her gratitude,by
anointing His feet. But Mary gave more than ointment, she gave her life
to Jesus... and that is what He wants from us!


Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, December 14, 2015

December 14

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Songs of praise raise our eyes to see God's faithfulness.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
The Lord shall reign forever and ever.
Exodus 15: 15,18

Spiritual songs will certainly hit an emotional nerve... I think one
of the reasons people are nicer during the Christmas season is listening
to all the Christmas songs!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, December 13, 2015

December 13

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
God wants you to pray before you do anything
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Pray continually.
1 Thessalonians 5:17

What does pray continually mean? I think it  means be
on a speaking relationship with God, sending up small
prayers many times a day. Talk your day over with God.
Nothing is too small to talk to God about...if He has the
hairs of our head numbered, He is interested in our day!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, December 12, 2015

December 12

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Don't let the brutality of the world take away your thankful
heart and remember who you are...you're a child of God.
(Albert Lee-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
You are God's special possession. 1 Peter 2:9

No matter where we are in our walk with God...the above Scripture
should make us feel special!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, December 11, 2015

December 11

Greetings: God bless yo this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
One day we will have no need for faith and hope. Faith
becomes sight and our hope is realized when we come face
to face with our Savior. But love is eternal!
(Cindy Kasper-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Now these three things remain Faith, hope and love, but the greatest
of these is love.. 1 Corinthians 13:13

And we love because God first loved us.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, December 10, 2015

December 10

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
No one is beyond the reach of God.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
If anyone is in Christ the new creation has come.
2 Corinthians 5:17

I sometimes struggle with the above comment.  If
I were choosing or calling people to follow me, I
would only call... "the good guys," That's why God
is God and I'm not... and I'm so thankful for that!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

December 9

Greetings; God bless you thus day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Fill each day with gratitude... because grateful people
are happy people. (Joan Clayton-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed
you were called in the one body and be thankful. Colossians 3:15

Money does not buy happiness, some of the poorest people are the
happiest and the most grateful!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

December 8

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If you feel the Spirit is speaking to you, to let things go,
remember Jesus will be glorified when you do.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
If you live by the Spirit, you put to death the misdeeds of
the body.  Romans 8:13

God wants us to let go of the things that burden us, for our good,
not His!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, December 7, 2015

December 7

Greetings: God bless you this day!
Today is Pearl Harbor Day...be sure to fly your flag!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Let us take a moment to bow before the great "I AM."
(Jan Knox-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
God said to Moses, "I Am who I Am...is my name forever.
The name for which I Am to be from remembered generation
to generation.  Exodus 3:14-15

God is the God of love, but He is also the God to be revered.
Perhaps we do not hold Him in as high esteem as we should?
Every OT character that came face to face with The great I Am,
fell face down to ground.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, December 6, 2015

December 6

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
God created me. He loves me. What a wonderful realization
that is. It brings to mind such praise words as AWESOME,
AMAZING, MAGNIFICENT, and MARVELOUS.
(Kathleen Knauf-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
Let them praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is exalted.
His splendor is above the earth and heavens. Psalm 148:13

God does not need our praise, but we need to praise God... Man
was created to worship and if we do not worship God, we will worship
something else!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, December 5, 2015

December 5

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I think of Jesus---God in human form---in the garden
wrestling in ways we cannot fathom. And yet, He trusted
the Father to subdue all His "what ifs" and He prayed.
"Thy will be done." I want to pray that too!
(Peggy Pownall-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
The God of peace be with you all
Romans 15:33

The trust to pray... "Thy will be done," is one I still struggle with!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessing-Freda

Friday, December 4, 2015

December 4

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I think that sometimes we feel worthless and insignificant,
much like the sparrow that had little value in the market place.
We need to remember that,  just as God knows the sparrow, He
also knows us. (Joyce Hardin-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
Are not the sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them
are forgotten by God. Don't be afraid: You are worth more than
many sparrows Luke 12:6-7

As parents, nothing that concerns our children or grandchildren is too
small, not to concerns us as well. God is like that.... whatever concerns
we have, He is hears and He cares!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessing-Freda


Thursday, December 3, 2015

December 3

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
In the last twenty years I figure I've heard "Have a nice day,"
200,000 times . If you have 200,000 opportunities over the
next twenty years, what do you want it to be? "Shine the light
of Christ in your corner of the world.
(Emily Lemley-Power for Today)

SCRIPTUE:
This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

I never read the above Scripture, without thinking of my friend, Mary
Scroggins. Mary did not talk much the last year or two before she passed
away, but she always greeted you with this Scripture... and to Mary
it was a nice day, because God made it!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessing-Freda

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

December 2

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Remember that God brings hope, love and mercy into our
lives. He brings morning freshness to our souls. God is
good. Wait quietly for Him. (Ron Guzman-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
For his compassions never fail. They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3: 22-23

Every morning is a new day to start fresh and holds so much promise.
I think that is one reason I love mornings so much!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December 1

Greetings: God bless you this day!
Welcome to December!

TOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Look for God n the acts of others.
(Upper Room)

SCRIPTURE:
When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go
with her, she stopped urging her Ruth 1:18

As we begin this busy Christmas season, look for God in those you
meet. He sends us multiple blessings every day, through other people!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, November 30, 2015

November 30

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Baking with love...
Family's favorite things.
Baking with love...
Oh, the blessings it brings!
(Last verse of today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
Love never fails. 1 Corinthians13:8

I love to bake and I go a bit crazy at Christmas time, I make
so many things... but love is in everything I bake!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, November 29, 2015

November 29

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Jesus took our place to give us His peace.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
May the peace of God which transcends all understanding guard
your hearts  and your minds in Christ Jesus! Philippians 4:7

Not as the world gives peace, which is temporary, but everlasting
peace, which does not depend on circumstances!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessinga-Freda

Saturday, November 28, 2015

November 28

Greetings: God bless you this day!
http://fredasgardenofpoetry.blospot.com

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
AN OLD WOMAN'S PRAYER:
Father I am old
But my heart is very young
And my praise and song to You
Is ever on my tongue!
(Last Verse of Today's poem)
 From December 3, 2013

SCRIPTURE:
I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise is always on my
lips. Psalm 34:1

I ran across this poem this morning and reposted it... kind of a reminder
as we get into the busy Christmas season... to remember that I'm not so
young and to keep in mind... "Jesus is the reason for the season!"

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, November 27, 2015

November 27

Greetings' God bless you this day
http://fredasgardenofpoety.blogspot.com

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
There is only one "Black Friday"
That's means anything...
It's when our Savior died
Salvation to bring.
(Last verse of today's poem)
From November 23, 2012

SCRIPTURE:
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son.
John 3:16

No gift has ever matched this gift!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, November 26, 2015

November 26

Greetings; God bless you this day!
Happy Thanksgiving!
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THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
We must share our message
With a world that needs so much
To know a Savior's love
And to feel a human touch.
(Last verse of Today's poem)
Repost from November 24, 2011

SCRIPTURE:
I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness
and will sing praises to the name of the Lord Most High.
Psalm 7:17

The poem asks the question: "Can America Be Thankful?" Christians
can be thankful, whatever our circumstances, because we know something
better awaits us in the next life!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

November 25

Greetings: God bless you this Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
God does not need our praise, but we need to praise God.
We need to bask in His presence and rejoice in His love.
(Dennis Fisher-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Great is our Lord and worthy of praise. Psalm 96:4


God may not need our praise, but He wants our love, and if
we love Him ,we cannot help but praise Him!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

November 24


Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
IF I COULD STOP THE CLOCK:
Of course it's foolish thinking,
That I can stop the hands of time.
I'm comfortable with the present,
Not before me or behind.
(A verse in Today's poem)

SCRUPTURE:
This is the day that the Lord has made; let rejoice and be glad
in it. Psalm 118:24

This is a busy time... so let us not forget to take time for God!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, November 23, 2015

November 23

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
We should try to love and enjoy each other here, with all
our faults and foibles. Eternity is a long time! Get ready now.
(William McCaughan-Power for Today)

SRIPTURE:
Blessed are the peacemakes for they will be called the
sons of God. Matthew 5:9

Someone has said if you stop attending church because a brother
or sister hurt you...you've placed your faith in people instead of
God. If we can't get along here, with family or church family, how
do we expect to get along in heaven?

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, November 22, 2015

November 22

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!
http://fredasgardenofpoetry.blogspot.com

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Treasures in heaven...
We can't imagine, you see.
Treasures in heaven...
A home prepared for thee.
(A verse i today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived
what God has prepared for those who love him.
1 Corinthians 2:9

Songs have been written, artist have rendered their idea on the
beauty of heaven, but Paul, inspired by God, tells us that we
can't even imagine the glory of heaven!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, November 21, 2015

November 21

Greetings; God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
A life-span look.
Leaving this life and my task,
I hope those I leave behind
Will be encouraged by my-dash!
(Last verse of Today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
So in everything do to others as you would have them
do to you. Matthew 7:12

We need to watch how we live, for someone follows
in our footsteps... and whatever our destination, when
we leave the life, we take someone with us!

Know I prayed for you today. Bling-Freda

Friday, November 20, 2015

November 20

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
We all have times of stress, grief and powerful suffering.
We pray to God to stop our terrible pain. God may not
always stop our pain and misery, but if we pray, He will
send  someone to comfort us.
(Lorenda Roberts-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
God of all comfort who comforts us in all our troubles, so that
we may comfort those who are in trouble. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

God gave us each other, so that we may comfort one another..it's
really a shame when we fall down on the job, for the blessing
flows both ways!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, November 19, 2015

november 19

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Joy in the morning,
As I kneel and pray.
Joy in the morning,
Meeting God in the early day!
(Last verse of today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
Weeping may last for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
Psalm 30:5

Rejoice or joy is mentioned so many times in the Bible, you get the idea
that God wants His people to be joyful!

Know I prayed for you today.  Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

November 18

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If you want to be miserable, look within; distracted, look around;
peaceful, look up. (Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Mary has chosen that good part which will not be taken away  from
her.  Luke 10:42

This is Jesus speaking to Martha. Martha complained because Mary
was not helping her prepare the meal...I've always had  a soft spot for
Martha!  Who of us have not been distracted when we have had more
on our plate than we think we can handle?

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

November 17

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
All of God's creation bears witness to Him as our great Creator.
(Our Daily Bread0

SCRIPTURE:
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work
of his hands.  Psalm 19:1

Oh the wonder of sight! How can anyone gaze at the heavens on a starry
night and believe it all happened by chance is beyond me?

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, November 16, 2015

November 16

Greetings; God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Never let the abundance of God's gifts, cause you to forget the
Giver! (Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Remember the Lord your God, for it is he that gives you the
ability to produce wealth. Deuteronomy 8:18

And remember to thank Him for the little blessings of everyday life.
It is the little things that become big memories!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, November 15, 2015

November 15

Greetings: God bless you tis Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Despair is real in this life, and answers do not come easily. Yet
in the darkness when we remember God's glory-majesty-power,
and love-our despair can slowly subside.
(Dave Brannon-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
I cried out to God. Who is so great a God as our God?
Psalm 77: 1, 13

These are scary times and when darkness overshadows us, we
need to remember God's promises and as Joshua said so many
years ago... "not one of God's promises have failed to come true!"

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, November 14, 2015

November 14

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Are you going through trouble? Praise God, even if your day
is bad... God is good! (Ethan Brown-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
Though he slay me, I shall hope in him. Job 13:15

Job's faith in God was great, even though he grumbled some.
Don't feel guilty about your grumblings. God understands!

Know  prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, November 13, 2015

November 13

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
God has already claimed a victory for us and is celebrating it.
All we need to do is trust Him, continue praying, thank Him,
rejoice and celebrate the victory. (Lenette Paulk-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
Philippians 4:4

It is so easy to rejoice when things are going great, but bless the one
who can rejoice when everything goes wrong!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessing-Freda

Thursday, November 12, 2015

November 12

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
God has a misiĆ³n for each of us. Will you offer an excuse
to get out of your mission or will you fulfill your mission
to the Lord? (Stafford North-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever
I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with
you. Jeremiah 1:7-8

Sometimes God's mission for us may be a bit scary and
sometimes it may not be pleasant, but He has promised
us as He did Jeremiah, that he will always be with us!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

November 11

Greetings: God bless you this day!
Happy Veteran's Day! Don't forget to fly your flag.
My thanks to all of you veterans and those of you that are
currently serving!

THOUGHT FOR TODDAY:
Hear my prayer, O Lord:
Forgive our foolish ways,
Protect us from our enemies,
Guide us in the coming days!
(Last line of today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
Hear my prayer, O lord: Hear my cry for mercy. In my day
of trouble, I will call to you and you will answer me.
Psalm 86:6-7

We need to be in daily prayer for our military men and women,
their families and this great country. This coming year we have
a chance to vote for change...let us be united in prayer!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessing-Freda

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

November 10

Greetings: God bless you tis day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Have you ever prayed so hard for God to answer a prayer
that you vowed something back in return? God is gracious
in how He answers such prayers, as most of us can never
keep our end of the bargain. (Daily Disciples Devotional))

SCRIPTURE:
When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with the
wrong motives. James 4:3

Aren't you happy that God never gave you all you asked for!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessing-Freda

Monday, November 9, 2015

November 9

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The tongue of the wise brings healing. Imagine how we could
glorify the One who made our tongue when He helps us to
bring healing-not harm- to everyone we talk to.
(Dave Brannon-Our Daily Bread)


SCRIPTURE:
The tongue of the wise brings healing.
Proverbs 12:18

When I worked I had these wise words on my bulletin board.
"Lord,  today make my words sweet, for tomorrow I may have
to eat them."

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, November 8, 2015

November 8

Greetings: God bless yo this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I know that God as my Father sees my heart, my efforts
and my work. He cares and He loves. We want God to see
us and He does. (Lenette Paulk-Power for Today)

Bring the best of your first fruits of the soil to the house of the Lord.
Exodus 23:19

God does not want left-overs, He wants our best...a sincere heart!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, November 7, 2015

November 7

Greetings: God bless you this day!

TAKE TIME TODAY:
Take time today...
To be with those you love.
Take time today...
To thank God above!
(Last verse in today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
Have sincere love for your brother/sisters, love one another
deeply. 1 Peter 1:22

Take the time today,  to tell family and friends how much you love
them. Time will one day run out!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, November 6, 2015

November 6

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
God has given His Word to help us know and follow him
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path
Psalm 119:105

We will never know God without reading His Word.
It is our compass and our map to heaven!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

November 5

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Faithfulness lasts longer than success or failure.
Faithfulness believes that God will overcome any
enemy that comes against us.
(David Burton-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE
I remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I remember
your miracles of long ago. Psalm 77:11

Faithfulness comes when we remember what God has done
for us!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

November 4

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
What do you say to a hurting friend? Are we so afraid we
will say the wrong thing that we don't acknowledge their
loss? I'm sorry is enough. (Susan Giboney-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
Now these three remain" faith, hope and love. But the greatest
of theses is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13


If you do not know what to say to a grieving friend, don't say
anything...just give them a hug..it will convey your love!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

November 3

Greetings: God bless you this day!
I was hurrying to get to ladies Bible class this morning
and I forgot this!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Sheep without a shepherd
Jesus called the people of His day.
Sheep without a shepherd
Poor souls who've lost their way!
(Last verse of todays poem)

SCRIPTURE:
He (Jesus) had compassion on them for they were like
sheep without a shepherd. Mark 6:34

We may not have any shepherds in DC, but Christians have a
Shepherd... Jesus Christ!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, November 2, 2015

November 2

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
My Savior...
Went to the cross.
My Savior...
Longs to save the lost!
(Last verse of Today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promises, as some understand
slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish,
but everyone to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9

I sometimes wonder if He's not losing His patience with America?

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, November 1, 2015

November 1

Greetings God bless you this Lord's Day!
Welcome to November!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Think of it. Everything in God is "Yes!" He delights in saying, "Yes."
He delights in delighting us. He is good-all the time. He says, "Yes,"
to good things and if He says, "No," you can count in it for being
for our good! (Bill Henegar-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
For no matter how many promises God has made, they are yes in Christ.
 2 Corinthians 1:20

God loves to say yes to good gifts, but He is not Santa, who fulfills our
foolish wishes!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, October 31, 2015

October 31

Greetings: God bless you this day!
Happy Halloween!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Smile-Love-Forgive-Live:
Mix altogether and top with a whole lot of living.
Just for today... this minute,
For it's all you have
So, put a lot of joy in it!
(Last verse of Today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
This is the day the Lord has made; rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

And this day will not come again make the most of it!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda


Friday, October 30, 2015

October 30

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The secret of peace is to give your anxious cares to God.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Peace I leave with you.
John 14:27

I have no problem bringing my cares to God... my problem is
leaving them there!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, October 29, 2015

October 29

Greetings; God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If we are inclined to worry, we can turn our worry over to the
Lord. He is never too weary or too tired to pay attention to us, He
has all the wisdom and all the power, and He loves to use it on our
behalf. The Holy One who directs the stars has His loving arms
around us.  (Pho Fang Chia-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you.
Psalm 55:22

Sometimes the way God provides, is a listening ear and a hug
from  friend!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessingg-Freda

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

October 28

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Are you dealing with fears today that are gripping you so tightly
that you feel helpless and hopeless? Pray for the Lord to open
your heart and mind to understand how to use the power of the Holy
Spirit. Ask the Lord to clear your mind and bring to your mind His
thoughts. (Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
For God has not given us a spirit of fear , but power and of love and
sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

Use a few four letter words. PRAY for HELP-HOPE -LOVE!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

October 27

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The Bible gives us a picture of who we really are.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
All Scripture is given by inspiration by God, and is
profitable for righteousness.  2 Timothy 3:16

Read His word daily...it's worth the effort!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, October 26, 2015

October 26

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Tear down that wall...
Of blindness and see.
Tear down that wall...
God's waiting for thee!
(Last verse of Today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
I was blind but now I see.
John 9:25

Pray that more people in this world, will be like this blind man,
that Jesus healed and that they too, will see and believe!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, October 25, 2015

October 25

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Behind the scenes...
God's promises are true
Behind the scenes...
He's there for you!
(Last verse of today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
The moon marks off the seasons and the sun knows when to
go down Psalm 104:9

God is always working behind the scenes in nature and in our lives.
People will say, "Oh what a coincidence!"There are no coincidences,
God is always working in our lives!

Know I prayed for yu today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, October 24, 2015

October 24

Greetings: God bless you this day!
http://fredasgardenofpoetry.blogspot.com

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If you think there is something missing
In your life... this day
Just take a little time
To get on your knees and pray.
(A verse in today's poem)
From September 22, 2011

SCRIPTURE:
This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and
be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

One of the best ways to make sure it will be a  good
day... start the day with prayer!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessing-Freda

Friday, October 23, 2015

October 23

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Recalling God's promises destroys doubt.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
I write theses things to you... that you may know that
you have eternal life.  1 John 5:13

We need to be in God's word, to know about His promises!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessinngs-Freda

Thursday, October 22, 2015

October 22

Greetings: God bless you this day!
http://fredasgardenofpoetry.blogspot.com

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Accept yourself
For God  made you wonderfully.
Accept yourself
For He makes no mistakes, you see.
(Last verse of today's poem)
September 8, 2013

SCRIPTURE:
I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully
made; your works are wonderful I know full well.
Psalm 139:13-14

The Psalmist was not praising God because he was handsome,
he was praising God because this body that houses our soul is
a wonderful machine.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

October 21

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
When we look by faith, we see things as they are.
(Calvin Bowers-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.
Matthew 5:8

Our eyes miss a lot... we need learn to see with our hearts!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

October 20

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Even when the situation looks difficult, we can trust that God is
leading. He already knows what we'll need when we get there.
(Dave Branon-Our Daily Brad)

SCRUPTURE:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own
understanding! Proverbs 3:5

Our understanding is a bit faulty, but God is right on track...
TRUST HIM!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, October 19, 2015

October 19:

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Waiting for an answer is never easy, but the end result, whatever
it is, will be worth it. (James Banks-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have
never forsaken those who seek you.  Psalm 9:10

There are some questions that will never be answered, that's where
faith comes in!

Know I prayed for today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, October 18, 2015

October 18

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
In moments when we do not understand  God's ways, we need
to trust in His unchanging character.  (Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,
declares the Lord. Isaiah 55:8

There are so many things that we do not understand... and we ask...
Does God Care? He answered that question once and for all time... in the
death on the cross of His only Son!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, October 17, 2015

October 17

Greetings: God bless You this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Let the name of the Lord be praised
Now and forevermore
From the rising of the sun
To where it sets on yonder shore.
(First verse of todays poem)


SCRIPTURE:
Let the Lord be praised both now and forevermore.
Psalm.  113:2

If you want to praise God and you can't find the words... read
the Psalms; they are full of praise!

Know I prayed for you today. Blesssings-Freda

Friday, October 16, 2015

October 16

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Have you ever failed to live up to your best intentions? I have,
many times. Yet, the Lord has been patient with me and provided
a way for me to be redeemed from my well-intentioned folly.
(Glover Shipp-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
We all like sheep have gone astray, each of us turned to our own
way . Isaiah 53:6

We all need dreams and good intentions are no more than dreams
unfulfilled, but if we never fulfill any of these, we are playing right
into the devils hands,  when he whispers, "tomorrow is soon enough."

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, October 15, 2015

October 15

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Just as sheep were led by the voice of the shepherd in ancient
Israel, so we recognize the voice of Jesus.
 (Birgie Niemann-Power for Today)

SCRiPTURE:
He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out and his sheep
follow him because they know his voice. John10:4

It is mind-blowing to think that of all the people that ever lived
or ever will live...among that throng... Jesus knows me, knows
my name and knows how many hairs are on my head!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

October 14

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I imagine God views each halting step forward in our spiritual
walk with the eagerness of a parent watching  a child take that
very first step.  (Philip Yancey-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of
God. Romans 8:16

The hand of God's grace is always there to catch us when we fall!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

October 13

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I spend  much time and energy tying up loose ends, always thinking
that someday I will feel peaceful enough to pursue righteousness.
And then I wonder why I never seem to find that peace.
(Tammy Ditmore-Power for Today.)

SCRIPTURE:
The fruit of righteousness will be Peace.  Isaiah 32:17

And the peace we all seek, is only found in Christ!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, October 12, 2015

October 12

Greetings: God bless you this day!
Happy Columbus Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
No matter how inept I feel as a Christian, I know that God has provide me
with all that is needed to please Him. (Richard Thompson-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13

Notice the Scripture says, "Through Him." Perhaps when  I feel that I can't,
I'm trying to do it on my own?

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda


Sunday, October 11, 2015

October 11

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It's amazing what one person can do when he or she is passionate
about a noble cause. With God's help, you can make a difference in
the world. (Richard N. Ady-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
Be kind and compassionate to one another.
Ephesians 4:32

Let your light shine on someone else to light his way!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, October 10, 2015

October 10

Greetings; God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Our continuing challenge as followers of Jesus is to see through
His eyes and respond to the need of others in His strength, even
in difficult times. (David Mccasland-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Let each of you look not to his own interest but also the interest
of others Philippians 2:4

I don't know about you, but sometimes it is hard for me to distinguish
what the needs are, especially the homeless!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, October 9, 2015

October 9

Greetings: God bless you his day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
As we trust God, He directs our steps.
(Our Daily Bread)

SVRIPTURE:
In all your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your paths.
Proverbs 3:6

Remember we have a tendency to lose our way, but God is never lost,
rely on Him!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda



Thursday, October 8, 2015

October 8

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Albert Schweitzer observed , "At times our own light goes out
and is rekindled by a spark from another person.
(Bill Adcox-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
Let your light shine before men. Matthew 5:16

"This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine!"
Our kids at church often sing this song, before the sermon
I love to hear them and watch them... They certainly sparkle!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

October 7

Greetings; God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Let love be your highest goal today.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these
is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13

Jesus gave only two commands. Love God and your neighbor. My how
mankind has complicated this simple message with so many rules!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

October 6

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If I succeed I will give thanks, If I fail, I will seek His grace.
(Max Lucado)

SCRIPTURE:
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me.
John 14:1

God does not demand we be first in the race, but He does demand
we stay in the race.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessing-Freda

Monday, October 5, 2015

October 5

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Do you lose your song. Sometimes I do. The storms of life
want to blow us away. Every minute we allow our minds to
wander in the storm, we are cheated out of peace. What is
left, if you do not sing? Worry anxiety, sleepless nights!
(Joan Clayton-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
Sing to the world for he has done glorious things; let this be
known to all the world.  Isaiah 12:5



Like Peter, walking on the water, when we take our eyes off Jesus
and look at the storm, we sink! We need to remember Jesus is bigger
than any storm we shall ever encounter!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, October 4, 2015

October 4

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
When I'm obsessed with things that are out of my control
rather than doing the next right thing I'm not trusting His timing,
I'm worrying. When I focus on what's wrong and not on what God
is teaching me! (Angie Lemley-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
Matthew 6:27

It is more like worry will take an hour or two off our lives!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, October 3, 2015

October 3

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Day by day...
God will walk with thee.
Day by day...
He whispers, "Follow Me!"
(First line of Today's poem)


SCRIPTURE:
As thy days, so shall thy strength be.
Deuteronomy 33:25

And God will never lead you where He will not go!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, October 2, 2015

October 2

Greetings; God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Instead of our being faultfinders, the Lord calls us to be
"filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus
Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
(David Mccasland-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
And this I pray, that your love  my abound still more and more.
Philippians 1:9

Where love abounds... faultfinders a few!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October 1

Greetings: God bless you this day.
Welcome to October...can you believe how fast this year has gone?

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Most of Jesus' teachings are challenging. Do we live by
these teachings? If not, maybe we need to reboot... need
a new start . (Earl Lavender-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
Rid yourselves of all the offense you have committed and get
a new heart and a new spirit. Ezekiel 18:31

God can make all things new...even you and me!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September 30

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Never belittle others.
Never look down on sisters and brothers
(First two lines of today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
Do to others what you would have them do to you.
Matthew 7:12

If you watch TV, even the cartoons, the above Scripture seems  to
be outdated.  It seems to be more... "Do others before they do you! "

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

September 29

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Jesus Himself is the greatest gift ever given.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Thanks be to God for this indescribable gift.
2 Corinthians 9:15

When we come to the end of life's journey, the gift of eternal
will be all that matters!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, September 28, 2015

September 28

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
We all face challenges and difficulties. They are not designed
to break us but to bend us toward God. (Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Do not fear for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am
your God and I will strengthen you and help you.
Isaiah 41:10

A comforting promise to hang on to when difficulties overwhelm us!

Know I prayed for you today. Blesssings-Freda

Sunday, September 27, 2015

September 27

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
God's unseen work in our hearts produces fruit in our lives.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ. 2 Peter 3:18

We're either growing are dying in the Lord?

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, September 26, 2015

September 26

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
God's gifts are just a prayer away.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
(God said to Moses)  The men shall bear the burden of the
people with you, that you may not bear it yourself alone.
Numbers 11:17

One of God's many gifts is brothers and sisters in Christ. A
church family to help you bear the burdens of this life.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, September 25, 2015

September 25

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Jesus is the hope that calms life's storms.
(Jennifer Schuldt)

SCRIPTURE:
(In Christ) We have this hope as an anchor for the
soul, firm and secure. Hebrews 6:19

When hope s lost...all is lost

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, September 24, 2015

September 24

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Autumn stirs the longing and wanderlust
Deep within my breast,
But home and family
Keep me safe within my nest!
(Last line of today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
The noble wife, gets up while it is still dark and
provides food for her family. Proverbs 31:15

The wife and mother, is responsible for setting the tone
of her nest.  She is the CEO, nurse, chef,  chauffeur
household manager, the activity planner and counselor
of her household, this does not leave much time for
wanderlust!!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

September 23

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I am thankful  to God for binding up my wounds, physically
and emotionally, during stressful times in my life.
(Larry Branum- Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
Great is our Lord and mighty in power: his understanding has
no limit. Psalm 147:5

Because our understanding does have limits, we often limit God!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

September 22

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
In the Boston marathon there is a hill near the end called
"heartbreak hill"a runner knows he must call upon all his
inner strength to climb that hill. My husband, who was a
runner, often compared life to "heartbreak hill." We need
that extra strength from the Lord to get us through.
(Marjorie Gillis-Power for Today.)

SCRIPTURE:
Come to me all of you who are weary and burdened and I
will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

There are times when we all are weary of this race, we call life.
It is during these times of hills and valleys storms and rough seas
that we need to let go and let God carry us through!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, September 21, 2015

September 21

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
There is a time to grieve over sin, but there is also a
time to shout with joy for forgiveness.
(Penny Nichols-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts
Psalm 95:7

Today, is always the right time to listen for His voice!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda


Sunday, September 20, 2015

September 20

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
LAND:
Let us all be thankful
For this creation grand,
Take care and appreciate,
This space we call land.
(Last verse of today's poem.)

SCRIPTURE:
And on the third day God called the dry ground land
and the gathered waters he called seas. And God saw
that it was good. Genesis 1:10

And he gave mankind dominion over the land, but we
have not been very good stewards have we?

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda


Saturday, September 19, 2015

September 19

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
God gives grace, peace and forgiveness and abundant love.
Ultimately, He offers us eternal life-FREE!
(Sue Latham-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
Feely you have received, freely give.
Matthew 10:8

When someone calls and offers me something free, I'm immediately
suspicious. Perhaps that is why people find it hard to grasp that
salvation is FREE?

Know I prayed of you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, September 18, 2015

September 18

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
We learn the lesson of trust in the school of trial
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Behold I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you
in the furnace of affliction.  Isaiah 48:10

So when you're being refined, know that means God is still
working on you!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, September 17, 2015

September 17

Greetings: God bless you this day!
http://fredasgardenofpoetry.blogspot.com

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The best place to live...
Is within Jesus' heart,
Safe from all harm
Where you never will depart!
(Last verse of today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith
that you may grasp how wide and long and high and
deep is the love of Christ! Ephesians 3:17-18

Where we live is not important... how we live, certainly is!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

September 16

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
We must speak to our treasured ones, who need to hear
our words of love today. (Virgil Fry-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
God is love. 1 John 4:16

Love is visible.  Our treasured ones will know we love them,
more by what we do than what we say!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

September 15

Greetings! God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
We need four hugs a day for survival We need. We need eight
hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for growth.
(Marcus Julian Felicetti)

SCRIPTURE:
Dear friends let us love one another.
1 John 4:7

Hugs are FREE, be sure to give someone a hug today.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, September 14, 2015

September 14

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
When we are limping through life, the cure isn't found in more
activities, finances, or friends. Instead, we need a daily walk
with Jesus. Reach out to Him through His word and prayer.
He will surely pick us up when we're down!
(Michael Brown-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may
obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need Hebrews 4:16

Sometimes the evening news gets me down...that's when I need
to have "A little talk with Jesus!"


Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, September 13, 2015

September 13

Greetings; God bless you this Lord's Day

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Worship is a heart overflowing with praise to God
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Praise the Lord for his mercy endures forever!
2 Chronicles  20:21

Take a praise walk today and see how many things you can find to
praise God!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, September 12, 2015

September 12

Greetings: God bless you this day!
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THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Hardships strengthen determination
And insures that we won't fail;
In the battles of this life,
With God, we can prevail!
(Last verse of today's poem)
From September 13, 2011

SCRIPURE:
My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to
your word. Psalm 119:28

Someone once said that sorrow makes trenches in the heart that
love fills. Those that have never known trouble and sorrow, cannot
sympathize with those who have!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, September 11, 2015

September 11

Greetings: God Bless you this day!
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THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
September The eleventh, changes the lives,
Of not just a few.
Gone forever is the peace,
That was this countries view.
(First verse of Today's poem)
First posted September 11, 2011

SCRIPTURE:
For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord.
Jeremiah 29:11

Let us be in prayer that God still has a plan for America.
May God bless America!

Know I pray for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, September 10, 2015

September 10

Greetings: God bless you this day!
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THOUGHR FOR TODAY:
God provides a map for life
His Word is sure and true;
If you read it carefully,
It will see you through.
(First verse of today's poem)
From September 10, 2012

SCRIPTURE:
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
Psalm 119:105

It must be read to believe and put into practice to live.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

September 9

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Put Jesus first.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.
Hebrews 12:2

If we put the thought and Scripture  into action, we need not worry
about anything else!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

September 8

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
God does most of His work for people, through people.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them into
the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, and teaching
them to do everything I have commanded you. Matthew 28:19

We are His hands and feet and if He calls us and we don't go, He will
send someone else and we will lose a blessing!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, September 7, 2015

September 7

Greetings; God bless you this day!
Happy Labor Day to all of you.

TOUGHT FOR TODAY:
In Christ the hopeless find hope.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:3

Yesterday, through e-mail, someone sent me a picture of a sign on a
Mosque in Michigan , that read ...In the name off Allah kill all the
Americans.  It's kind of scary when a sign like this is allowed in America,
and we sometimes lose hope, but we need to remember: no matter who
is president or in charge, Christ is still KING!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda



Sunday, September 6, 2015

September 6

Greetings's God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
SHARED STRUGGLES:
We can get further together than we can alone
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Share each other's burdens and this way obey the law of Christ.
Galatians 6:2

Someone once said..."A burden shared is a burden halved." For a
Christian, sharing our struggles is a must!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, September 5, 2015

September 5

Greetings: God bless you this day!
Have a happy and safe weekend holiday!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Fill each day with gratitude because grateful people are
happy people! (Joan Clayton-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed
you were called in the one body, and be thankful. Colossians 3:15

And remember that the grateful heart will make the best memories!

Know I prayed for you today! Blessings-Freda

Friday, September 4, 2015

September 4

Greetings: God bless you this day!
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THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
September's Song...
Plans are made for winter-wear.
September's song...
God's paintbrush is busy everywhere.
(Last verse of today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat
summer and winter, day and night will not cease. Genesis 8:22

The above is a promise God made to Noah after the flood and each sunrise
is evident that God keeps His promises!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, September 3, 2015

September 3

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
CONSIDER IT'S THE LORD:
He comes at our darkest hour. When our bodies are weak from
exertion, when our souls are bowed with defeat, He gives promise,
reward, and rest. But, mostly He gives His comforting presence.
No need to ask who it is. With John, we can say, "It is the Lord!"
(Billie Silvey-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
Come to me all you who are burdened and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28

 As Job said,  "Do we accept the good things from God and not the
trouble."  Mankind is quick to blame God when things go wrong,
but forget to thank Him when things are going right!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

September 2

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Trust in the Lord is a cure for a fearful spirit.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
I sought the Lord and He heard me, and delivered me from
all fears. Psalm 34:4

Prayer works and God is merciful, when we fall short!

Know I prayed for you today. Blesings-Freda

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September 1

Greetings: God bless you this day!
Welcome to September!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
We are dependent on the Lord as we face life's struggles. He longs
for us to come to Him today in humility. And He'll be there for us
again tomorrow (Kelia Ochos-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
For I know the plans I have made for you declares the Lord.
Jeremiah 29:11

God has a plan for each of us, but often, we mess up and He has to
work around our mistakes!

Know I prayer for you today.Blessings-Freda

Monday, August 31, 2015

August 31

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Remember: You can't fix everything
In this life.
You can't shield your loved ones
From sorrow and strife.
(First verse of today's poem)
From August 25, 2011

SCRIPTURE:
Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain.
Psalm 127:1

We sometimes try and do God's job, and we labor in vain!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, August 30, 2015

August 30

Greetings; God bless you this Lords Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Breaking point...
When your burden is too much to bear.
Breaking point...
Remember God will always care!
(Last verse of today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
From everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
Psalm 90:2

When we come to a "breaking point," we need to remember, God
is an everlasting God and He will always care!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, August 29, 2015

August 29

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The eyes of understanding
Are the eyes of Jesus, you see.
He lived in human flesh,
Just like you and me.
(First verse of today's poem)
From August 24, 2012

SCRIPTURE:
We know the Son of God has come  and has given us
understanding, so we may know him who is true.
1 John 5:20

Jesus understands, because he has been tired, lonely, hungry, poor,
betrayed and has suffered loss. He has cried, smiled and been angry,
But most of all, He has loved, loved enough to die on a cross for each
of us!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, August 28, 2015

August 28

Greetings; God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Get a glimpse of God's glory,
In the mountains majesty.
Get a glimpse of God's glory,
As the sun sets in the sea.
(A verse of today's poem)
First sent out August 27, 2013

SCRIPTURE:
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the
work of his hands. Psalm 19:1

Today, stop, look and listen for a glimpse of God's glory!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, August 27, 2015

August 27

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
BE A FRIEND:
Desolation and loneliness,
We could surely end...
For no one in this life
Should be without a friend!
(Last verse of today's poem)
First sent out August 24, 2011

SCRIPTURE:
A friend loves at all times. Proverbs 17:17

A true friend loves you when you're not so loving!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

August 26

Greetings;God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Jesus came to give light to a dark world.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
The Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God
will be your glory.
Isaiah 60:19

We sometimes think our small light in this dark world doesn't
count, but think how one small match can light a darkened room!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

August 25

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The storms of life prove the strength of our anchor.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
We have this hope as an anchor, firm and secure.
Hebrews 6:19

We need to be close to God when the storms come and then our
anchor will hold!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, August 24, 2015

August 24

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
FLAWED:
"I sent my Son,
Not for perfection, you see,
But for all the flawed souls
That desperately need Me!"
(Last verse of today's poem)
From August 30, 2012

SCRIPTURE:
Though your sins be like scarlet, they shall be white as snow.
Isaiah 1:18

When we find it hard to forgive ourselves, the above concept is hard
for us to believe!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, August 23, 2015

August 23

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!
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THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Worthwhile...
When it comes to the end.
Worthwhile...
Time spent, with family and friend!
(Last verse of today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
(God's Commandments)
Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home
and when you walk along the road. Deuteronomy 6:7

It has been said that no one on their death-bed ever said, "I wish I had
spent more time at the office!" Time spent with our children is certainly
worthwhile.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, August 22, 2015

August 22

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I'm not forgotten...
With all who has lived, you see.
I'm not forgotten...
On the cross, He thought of me!
(Last verse of today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
We love because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19

It is very easy in the mass of humanity to feel lost, forgotten,
but as the song says, "Jesus loves me this I know... for the Bible
tells me so!"

Know I prayed for you today.  Blessings-Freda

Friday, August 21, 2015

August 21

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Spiritual growth occurs when faith is cultivated.
(our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
I am the vine  and my Father is the gardener, he cuts off every
branch that bears no fruit, John 15:1

It is not always pleasant to be pruned by the Master Gardener,
but necessary for our spiritual growth!

Know I prayed you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, August 20, 2015

August 20

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
A FRESH START:
A fresh start...
God gives us each day.
A fresh start...
To know His will and His way.
(First verse of today's poem)


SCRIPTURE:
His compassion never fail. They are new every morning.
Lamentations 3:23-24

Yesterday has gone, tomorrow is out of sight, but God has given
us today!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

August 19

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Our new life in Jesus may mean we have to leave some things
behind. Christ showed His love by dying for us; we need to
show ours by living for Him. (Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Jesus said, "Come follow me and I will make you fishers of men."
At once they left their nets and followed him. Matthew 4:19-20

As we get older, we have more to leave behind and it is harder
to\make changes in our lives!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

August 18

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
How many of us need to return to His nest? Do you need
to find a place of rest and counsel and comfort of His Spirit?
He never leaves you. Rest in His nest, seek His wisdom. He
will provide protection.  (Daily Disciples Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
He shall cover you with His feathers. And under His wings
you will find refuge; His truth shall be your shield and
buckler. Psalm 91:4

The safest place to be in times of trouble or joy, is beneath His wings!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, August 17, 2015

August 17

Greetings: God bless yo this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Feeling insignificant? Remember, the God who created the
universe is the God who loves you! (Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Psalm 139:14

If Jesus thought we were, worth dying for... we have no reason
to feel insignificant!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, August 16, 2015

August 16

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It is cold comfort to know God is in control when pain
comes into your life, but we must trust that His plans
are best. God is faithful. (Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
I know the plans I have for you declares  the Lord, plans
to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope
and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Jesus came to earth to show us the Father and whatever we
are going through, He's been there too!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, August 15, 2015

August 15

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
A willing spirit changes the drudgery of duty into a labor of love.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.
Colossians 3:23

Whether it is a drudgery-duty or an act of love depends on our attitude!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, August 14, 2015

August 14

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
We are never alone. Thank God for His wonderful provision of
the Spirit of Christ that is with us and in us.
(Our Daily Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
I will ask the father, and he will give you another advocate to
help you and be with you forever. John 14:16

God is with us-in us-for us-loves-us... you can't beat a deal like that!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, August 13, 2015

August 13

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Jesus longs to turn our mistakes into amazing examples
of grace. (Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Jesus touched his ear and healed it. Luke 22:51

Did you ever wonder about this servant of the high priest?
Did he believe after Jesus touched him and restored his ear?
I like to think so... This is certainly a mistake made beautiful!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

August 12

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Always...
Pray before you sleep.
Always...
Promises you keep.
(First line of today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
In my prayers for you, I always pray for joy.
Philippians 1:4

Always count your blessings when you go to sleep, instead
of counting sheep!

know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

August 11

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Here are some "S" words to consider:
Be STRONG in your faith. SEEK God in times of trouble
He will SAVE you from all harm and keep you SECURE!
(Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Ask and it will be given unto you; SEEK and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
Matthew 7:7

But we need to remember: We must SEEK and knock. He waits
for an invitation to come in!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda.


Monday, August 10, 2015

August 10

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Value God's view...
For He will see you through.
Values God's view...
He will NEVER leave you!
(Last verse of today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
Matthew 28:20

This is a promise you can count on!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, August 9, 2015

August 9

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
"I am redeemed!" God will use our own personalities  and His
light in us to spread His love. (Dave Branon-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Sing to the Lord, bless His name; proclaim the good news of
salvation from day to day. Psalm 96;2

If you have been redeemed, you have something to sing about!

Know I prayed for you today- Blessings-Freda


Saturday, August 8, 2015

August 8

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Do not lose your child's heart,
So trusting and so true,
Believing God will be your Guide
And that He will take care of you.
(Last verse of today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
Let the little children come to me.
Matthew 19:14

We are all children to God, whatever our age!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda


Friday, August 7, 2015

August 7

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Age is not a factor... God cares when people suffer.
(Mart Dehaan-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
If one part suffers, every part suffers with it.
1 Corinthians 12:26

When it comes to pain, all too often people will say (even doctors)
"What do you expect at your age?" Age should not be a factor in
wanting relief from pain!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda


Thursday, August 6, 2015

August 6

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Where is my focus? When we focus on the Lord and all we
have in Him, even our most precious possessions can be held
lightly. (David Mccasland-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Where your treasure is there your heart will be also.
Matthew  6:21

There is so much in this busy world that clammers for our focus,
we have to keep reprograming ourselves to focus on God!

Know That I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

August 5

Greetings: God bless you thus day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
What I dream and what I do
In my poor days are always two,
Help me God, with things undone,
O Thou, whose dreams and deeds are one.
(John Hunter)

SCRIPTURE:
You answer us with awesome deeds of righteousness.
Psalm 65:5

Dreams and deeds were born twins! Dreams will never succeed
without deeds and deeds without dreams have no heart!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda



Tuesday, August 4, 2015

August 4

Greetings: God bless you this day!
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THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
THE CROWN AND THE CROSS:
You can't have a crown,
Without the cross.
You can't feel joy,
Without experiencing loss.
(The first verse of today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
Jesus said, "Anyone who does not take up his cross and follow
me is not worthy of me." Matthew 10:38

Life is a balance the cross and the crown, the sunshine and the
rain, the darkness and light... we grow through the tough times!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, August 3, 2015

August 3

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It is a privilege to love Jesus. It is the best experience in life'
Do we take the time to tell Him so, If we show the beauty of
Jesus, by the way we live our lives, people will say," No wonder,
you love Him!"  (Keila Ochoa-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
We love him because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19

The first commandment is to love God, but we must love Jesus
too... you can't love one without loving the other!


Know I prayed for you today! Blessings-Freda

Sunday, August 2, 2015

August 2

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The setbacks in life can teach us to wait upon the Lord
for His help and strength. (Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Wait on the Lord, be strong and take heart and wait on the
Lord. Psalm 27:14

Jim fell Thursday night and we had to go to ER. Waiting for test
results in ER is never easy, but the "upside of this setback," there
were no broken bones and he got to come home.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, August 1, 2015

August 1

Greetings; God bless you this day!
Welcome to August!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Yes, lazy days of summer,
When the heat is on the rise
And the days are long and peaceful,
You know that God's bounty has arrived.
(Last verse of today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
I will send down showers of blessings; there will be showers
of blessings. The trees of the field will yield their fruit and 
the ground will yield its crops. Ezekiel 34: 26-27 

In the summer we certainly see the bounty of God's blessings.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, July 31, 2015

July 30

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Yes, you see God's fingerprints
Everywhere you look,
But you'll find them most of all,
On the pages of His Book!
(The last verse of today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with
God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the
beginning. John 1:1

We will never get to know who God or His Son really are,
unless we read His Word!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, July 30, 2015

July 30

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Worry ends where faith begins.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you.
Psalm 55:22

It is not one bit hard for me to cast my cares on the Lord,
but leaving them there is another matter!  I'm a bit like the
old gentleman that accepted a ride in a strangers wagon.
He kept his pack on his back and the wagon owner said,
"Friend, put your pack in the floor of the wagon." The old
man answered, "O, I can't do that! It's enough that you
offered me a ride, I can't ask you to carry my pack too!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

July 29

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
INCREASE-DECREASE:
Increase...
My love for others.
Decease...
Impatience with sisters or brothers.
(First verse of today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
May the Lord make your love increase and overflow
for others. 1 Thessalonians 3:12

May the Lord increase your blessings each day and
decrease your cares along the way!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The Living God will always be our shelter.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares
for those who trust me. Nahum 1:7

Shelter is a basic need for all life, and how fortunate that God
is our shelter!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, July 27, 2015

July 27

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
We parents can provide a safe haven for our families with
the help of our perfect heavenly Father, whose love for His
children is deep and eternal. (Dave Branon-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Whoever fears the Lord will have a secure fortress, and for
their children it will be a refuge. Proverbs 14:26

Children may not hear what you say, but they will see what
you do!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, July 26, 2015

July 26

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Think of the challenges you face at this moment, and write
these words beside each one,  a reminder of His faithfulness
and care: "For this, I have Jesus."
Marion Stroud-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
The Lord comforts his people and will have compassion on
his afflicted ones. Isaiah 49:13

No matter what we are going through, if we write our blessings
on one side and our burdens and cares on another... our list
of blessings will always be longer!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, July 25, 2015

July 25

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Thank God for early summer mornings,
When the day is completely new...
And that, "glad to be alive feeling,"
Comes all over you!
(Last verse of today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
For his compassions never fail. They are new
every morning; great is you faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23

The above is one of my favorite Scriptures.
Each morning is completely new and bright
with promise!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda



Friday, July 24, 2015

July 24

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Our path my have difficulties, but God will lead us.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Ask where the good way is and walk in it and you will find
rest for your souls. Jeremiah 6:16

The "good way," will not be the easy way, if life had no bums,
our faith would be shallow!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, July 23, 2015

July 23

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Ebenezer... means "stone of help!" It is
found in 1 Samuel 7. Do you have an Ebenezer?
Help in difficult times. When I was going through
chemotherapy, a friend wrote, "when you see a
sunrise or a sunset, know someone is praying for you!
(Sally Shank-Power or Today)

SCRIPTURE:
Do not fear for I am with you, do not be dismayed for
I am your God and I will strengthen and help you.
Isaiah 41:10

You hear some say, "I don't know anything else to do, but pray!"
This is the MOST POWERFUL thing you can do for anyone!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

July 22

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Satan dangles temptation, like a fishhook, right in front of us,
It looks tasty and it promises gratification. But his power ends
there. He cannot force us to take the hook.
(Dave Egner-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Resist the devil, stand firm in the faith. 1 Peter 5:9

Satan knows what flavor to bait his hook for each of us,
so we need to be on guard! Jesus resisted him with the
Scripture and we need to follow His example!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

July 21

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Praise comes naturally when you count your blessings.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
I will send down showers in seasons; there will be showers of
blessings. Ezekiel 34:26

When Corrie ten Boom and her sister was in a German prison, she
said that she thanked God for fleas, for they kept the Nazis away
from their cell and they were free to read God's word!
Now I must admit, I've never been thankful for fleas, flies or ants,
But I do feel humbled at the blessings God has showered upon me!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, July 20, 2015

July 20

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Try to be a leader
On life's stormy sea,
Knowing God's the pilot
And He will be with thee.
(Last verse of today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be
discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you
wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

God was giving the children of Israel  another chance, as He spoke these
words to Joshua... perhaps He is giving us another chance in the elections
next year? Politicians are making ready for it and so should Christians.
This morning I was invited to a one minute prayer every morning, for our
country,  I'm inviting you to join us!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, July 19, 2015

July 19

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
And when I've sown the seed
Help me to know,
That I just have to water,
Tis You that makes it grow!
(Last verse of today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
I planted, Apollos watered it, but  God made it grow.
1 Corinthians 3:6

 We need only to tell the good news, God takes the responsibility of
growth. We cannot make another soul grow in Christ, anymore than
we can make our children grow physically. We nourish and let God
do the rest!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, July 18, 2015

July 18

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Reflections...
As we grow old together,
Facing each day,
In fair or stormy weather.
(Last verse of today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
Remember your Creator in the days of your youth,
before the days of trouble come and years approach
when you will say, "I find no pleasure in them!"
Ecclesiastes 12:1

I suppose the reason older people reflect more,
they have more years to remember. I hope my
reflections are a little more positive than Solomon's
And I hope yours are too!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda


Friday, July 17, 2015

July 17

Greetings: God bless you this day!

TOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Have you experienced a job loss-loss of a home, loss of
money, loss of a loved one or loss of health? Most of you
have experienced one, if not all of these... Remember:
Nothing can separate us from Him!
(Carolyn Yates-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
Who will separate us form the love of Christ? Will tribulation,
or distress or, persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril,
or sword?  Romans 8:35

It is not if-but when we will suffer one or all of the above, but
Paul tells us that any suffering we do now, cannot be compared
to the joy that awaits us in heaven!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda


Thursday, July 16, 2015

July 16

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Forever earthbound are my feet
Upon the rocky road ahead.
But high among the clouds, my thoughts,
And so my heart is comforted.

Beyond tomorrow there awaits
A time and place designed for me,
And my hopes rising one by one
Are golden wings against the sun!
(Grace Easley)

SCRIPTURE:
Look at the birds of the air; they do nor sow or
reap or stow away in barns and yet our heavenly
Father feed them. Are you not more valuable than
they? Matthew 6:26

Did you ever wish you could fly among the clouds
like a bird?

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda



Wednesday, July 15, 2015

July 15

Greetings: Gos bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
God has been mindful of us and has called us, sent letters, and
has visited us! He calls us through the gospel, has given us His
inspired Word, sent Immanuel-God with us- into he world and
left His Holy Spirit among believers.
(Barry Poyner-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
They will call him Immanuel, which means God with us!
Matthew 1:23

Many are God's blessings, mercies, kindnesses, patience, favors, plans
and sacrifices of which Jesus was one! That should tell us how much He
loves us!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

July 14

Greetings : God bless you this day!
Today is my 83rd birthday and I'v had so many birthday
wishes on FB and I tried to respond to all, so I'm late with
this!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
The things which you learned and received and heard and saw
in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
Philippians 4:9

When we do things for God, we want to do something BIG,
but he recognizes small things s well.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda



Monday, July 13, 2015

July 13

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Give me a sense of humor, Lord,
Give me the grace to see a joke,
To get some happiness from life,
And pass it on to other folk.
(Thomas H. B. Webb)

SCRIPTURE:
A cheerful heart is good medicine. but a crushed spirit
dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22

It has been proven the laughter will relieve pain and improve
your health!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, July 12, 2015

July 12

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
THE SUNDAY COWD:
Consider the crowd that came to Jesus. Tax collectors, cheaters,
prostitutes and thieves all gather around Him.  He offered acceptance
and forgiveness, Do we do the same in our churches today?
(Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
Now tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near him.
Luke 15:1

Those of us that have been in the body for a long time, sometimes
forget that church is a hospital, not a social club!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, July 11, 2015

July 11

Greetings: God bless you this day!

TOUGHT FOR YODAY:
I like birds
And butterflies.
I like hello's
But hate goodbyes!
(Last verse of today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
Make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same
love, being one in spirit and purpose.  Philippians 2:2

Paul had his share of hellos and goodbyes during his ministry.
Can you think of some of the things you like and some you hate?

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, July 10, 2015

July 10

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
God is in every tomorrow. Therefore I live for today.
(Laura A. Barter Snow)

SCRIPTURE:
There is a time for everything and a season for every activity
under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1

What ever season you may be in right now, God has a plan
for you!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda  

Thursday, July 9, 2015

July 9

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Seek insight from God's word. Value His views greater
than any. (Vantage Point Devotional)

SCRIPTURE:
How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How
vast is the sum of them. Psalm 139:17

In the end... His views are all that's going to count!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

July 8

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
God invited me to His garden,
To sit a spell and pray.
I'll find peace within His Garden
To strengthen me each day.
(First verse of today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs
in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You
will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose water
never fails. Isaiah 58:11

Remember: His gate is always open... His line is never busy!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

July 7

Greetings: God bless you this day.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
God knows about my problems,
And perfectly He leads,
In paths of love and service,
That meet my daily needs.
(Micky Meyer Mathewson)

SCRIPTURE:
O, Lord, lead me in a straight path. Psalm 27:11

Ask your self..."Is this a place that God would go?"
God will never lead you where He would not go!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, July 6, 2015

July 6

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I found in my soul a blessed peace
For suddenly I knew,
One cannot walk with beauty, Lord,
And not discover You!
(Grace E. Easley)

SCRIPTURE:
They that 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 faint. Isaiah 40:31

We may find God in unlikely places and in unlikely faces.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda