Saturday, May 27, 2017

May 27

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
When things don't go as you would like, accept the situation
immediately. Don't let the impact of the world  shatter your
thinking or draw your focus away from Me. (Jesus Calling)

SCRIPTURE:
I have told you theses things, so that in me you may have peace.
In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome
the world. John 16:33

Sweet promises in a world of chaos!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, May 26, 2017

May 26

Greetings God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
We live in a fallen world
Where wars never cease.
We live in a fallen world
Looking desperately for peace.
(First verse of today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as
the world gives. Do not let your heart be troubled or be afraid.
John 14:27

If we look to the world we will never find peace. The world has
always been at war someplace. because we live in a fallen world..
The only peace in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

May 24

Greetings: God bless you this day:

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Keep your focus on Me. Let the goal of this day be to bring every
thought captive to Me. (Jesus Calling)

SCRIPTURE:
Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or
trust-worthy... think on theses things,Philippians 4:6

The world is in such a chaos right now. Please pray for the families of
the victims in Manchester England and pray for our country as we go
into this Memorial Day week-end. Let's keep our focus on
"God is in control!"

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, May 22, 2017

May 22

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Remember when you begin to feel afraid, I am your strength and
shield. Entrust yourself to my watch-care, which is the best security
system available. (Jesus Calling)

SCRIPTURE:
The Lord is my strength and shield; my heart trusts him and I am helped.
Psalm 28:7

We may not always feel His presence, because we are human and sometimes
our emotions depend on how we feel, so we need  serve God with our
will, when we can't feel His presence.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, May 20, 2017

May 20

Greetings: God bless yo this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Through God's unfailing presence and His peace that reascends
understanding, we can know that God is with us in our struggles .
(Dave Branon-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Do not be anxious. Bur in every situation by prayer and petition,
with thanksgiving, present your request  to God.
Philippians 4:6

God is always ready to, listen and answer,, but we may not always
like how He answers, but He always has ou bestr interest at heart.


Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, May 18, 2017

May 18

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It delights God when we spend time with Him.
(Our Daily Bread)

Scripture:
The Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope
in his unfailing love. Psalm 147:11

In a world that's in a rush, we must be careful not to be caught up in so
much activity that we have no quiet time with God or no time for each other.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

May 16

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Rejoice in the abundance of God...living by faith, not sight.
(Jesus Calling)

SCRIPTURE:
And may God meet all your needs according to his glorious riches,
in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

what we need to discern are what is our needs and what are our wants...God
is not going to supply all  ourwants.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, May 15, 2017

May 15

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
God's care is the certainty that we take into life's uncertainties.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Be still and know that I am God.
Psalm 46:10

There are so many uncertainties in life, I don't know how people
face them without knowing the certain love of God.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, May 13, 2017

May 13

Greetings; God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
My soul longs for hope
In a world where that is rare
My soul longs for hope
I cry, "God are You there?"
(A verse in today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
May the God of hope fill you with joy as you trust in him.
Romans 15:13

Even when we are overwhelmed with trouble we can hope
in God and our salvation through Jesus Christ!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, May 12, 2017

May 12

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Strengthening my heart
with the burdens I bear
So I can show others
His love and His care.
(Last verse in today's poem)

SCRIPTRUE:
It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace.
Hebrews 13:9

We strengthen out physical heart muscle with exercise and
God strengthens our spiritual heart with the lesson of life.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

May 10

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Don't be so hard on yourself. I can bring good even out of your mistakes.
(Jesus Calling)

SCRIPTURE:
For we know that in all things God works for the good for those who love him.
Romans 8:28

The Scripture does not say everything is good, but that God can work for good.
He has our best interest in everything we do, even when we mess up. And sometimes
the hardest person to forgive is yourself.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, May 7, 2017

May 7

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day:

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
A fragrance to the Lord
The prayers sent above.
A fragrance to the Lord
Is how much we love.
(Last verse of today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
Live a life of love, just as Christ loved us a fragrant offering
and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:2

The fragrance of what we offer God, must come from the heart.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, May 6, 2017

May 6

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If I could stop the clock
Perhaps it would be today,
For it is a gift from God
And will never again come this way!
(Last verse from today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand
years are like a day. 2 Peter 3:8

We sometimes forget that God lives outside our time-frame.
We are bound by time, but He is not, so we need to be patient in
waiting for answers...it all happens in God's time, not ours.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, May 5, 2017

May 5

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Sin put Jesus to the ultimate test. But His love endured it, His
strength bore, and His power overcame it. Thanks to Jesus'
death and resurrection, we know beyond a shadow of a doubt
sin cannot win. (Julie Link-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
He poured out His soul unto death, and He  was numbered with the
transgressers, and He bore the sin of many. Isaiah 53:12

Sin hurts! It sent Jesus to the cross and just as our freedom is not free,
it cost thousands of lives...Salvation is not free, it came at a very hight
cost!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, May 4, 2017

May 4

Greetings God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
You've given us Your Spirit, Lord,
To help us grow, mature and learn,
To teach us from Your written Word,
So truth from error we'll discern.
(our Daily Bread)

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

When we fast, we soon do not feel hungry any more, the
same thing happens when we fail to read God's word.
Our soul needs food, same as our body.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

May 3

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Be not weary Christian warrior;
Buckle on thine armor tight;
Be strong and face the battle
In the power of His might.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand
in the evil day, and having done all to stnd. Ephesians 6:13

We sometimes forget that we are in Spiritual warfare, with the evil
one!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

May 2

Greetings God bless you this day!
Welcome to May!

THOUGHT FOR TOAY:
Do our lives mark us as  go-to person in touch with God?
(Randy Kilgore-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPRUE:
Be Joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances,
for this is God's will in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

In reading over the attributes above, I realize I fall shot of the goal,
but  I'm so thankful for God's grace!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessing-Freda

Sunday, April 30, 2017

April 30

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!
This is the last day of April, this year is moving too fast!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Live so that when people get to know you, they will want to know Christ.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Therefore, I urge you brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies
as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God...this is your spiritual act of
worship.  Romans 12:1

The whole chapter of Romans 12 is a good manual for Christian living
If Christians followed it to the letter, our churches would be full of
followers.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, April 28, 2017

April 28

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Patience is a Christian virtue. Yet even Christians may find themselves
struggling with it. Often the burdens of this life become almost unbearable
and we may long for the promise of eternal deliverance, but we must learn
to wait. (Sellers Crain Jr-Power For Today)

SCRIPTURE:
Add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge
temperance; and to temperance patience;and to patience Godliness.
2 Peter 1:5-6

After reading over the above Scripture...all I have to say is...God's still
working on me!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April 19

Greetings: God bless you tis day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
When someone wants to know about Jesus, let's make sure
we tell the whole story. (Dave Branon-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTUE:
Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes
in Me, though he  may die, he shall live." John 11:25

The whole story is that a risen Jesus won a victory over death on
 the cross and we also shall live again!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, April 17, 2017

April 17

Greetings: God bless you this day!
I hope y'all had a lovely Easter.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
JESUS
Living... He loved me.
Dying...he saved me.
Risen...He encourages me that I will live again.
In Heaven...He waits for me.
(Taken from today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
I go to prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to
be with me, that you may also be where I am. John 14:3

What a great encouragement, that no matter what happens here,
Jesus is preparing each of us a place to spend eternity!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda


Friday, April 14, 2017

April 14,

Greetings: God bless you this day!
I hope you have a blessed Good Friday.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
God works Hs best miracles on an ordinary day.
(From my poem...Six Hours One Friday)

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

Expect a miracle today, their everywhere, if you just look!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, April 7, 2017

April 7

Greetings: God bless you this day

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The confidence that God hears our prayers can cause us to become
anxious when His reply doesn't come when we want it to. We are
prone to wonder whether He cares , Yet Daniel (In Daniel 10:1-14)
reminds us that God is at work on behalf of those He loves even
when it is not obvious to us. (Kirsten Holmberg-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Your words were heard and I came in response  to them.
Daniel 10:14

Since the beginning of time God has been working behind the
scenes for His people. He is working behind he scenes in this
country and in the lives of each of us!

Know I prayed for yo today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, April 6, 2017

April 6

Greetings: God bless you tis day!

THOUGTH FOR TODAY:
To be content, I must not compare myself to others. I must follow
Jesus and be faithful (Julie Link-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Jesus said ,"Come follow me." Matthew 4:19

Society is set up to breed discontent. we have fashion changes
each year, and hairstyle changes, color scheme changes in decor.
And there will always be someone that can do things better, look better
have more money that I . So what's the answer to this...look up and not
around,

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April 5

Greetings: God bless you this day!
Sorry about the missing posts...it's been a busy last few days.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Perhaps today
I'll do my best?
Perhaps today
I'll pass the test?
(First verse of today' poem)

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

God, who made us knows our weakness and just how much we need Him.
Pray for His strength when you are tested.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, April 3, 2017

April 3

Greetings: God bless you the day

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The Knowledge that God has loved me beyond limits will compel
me to go into the world to love others the same way.
(Our Daily Bread)

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

I'm still learning the above lesson.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, March 31, 2017

March 31

Greetings: God bless you this day!


THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
When we turn away from God, He feels intense loss. The world
is filed with attractions, the more we focus on them the more we wander
God is always waiting: He welcomes us back with open arms. Imagine
His overflowing joy as He says, "Rejoice with me, I have found my lost
sheep." (Linda Dalman-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
Your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should
perish. Matthew 18:14

When we feel that God is far away, we must remember...that God is not the
one who Moved!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessing-Freda

Thursday, March 30, 2017

March 30

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Not all small tasks have to do with our role in the church.
The mother who cares so well for her children. The father who
spends time nurturing his children and the grown-up children who
do so many things to ease the life of their elderly parents. They all
are quietly laying up treasures in heaven.
(Travis Allen-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much.
Luke 10:16

Sometimes, something we consider a small thing, may be a big thing
to the receiver ...God considers all things small or large ...faithful!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

March 29

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Who is building my life? The answer is easy to find if I ask a
few more questions of myself: How do I schedule my time?
How do I spend my money? How do I treat other people?
(Andrew Phillips-Power for Today)

SCRITURE:
Unless the Lord builds the house, those who built it labor in vain.
Psalm 122:1

A good question... Do I work for the construction crew, or the demolition
crew? Do I build up or tear down? So many of those who demonstrate and
tear down other people's property would have no idea how to build it back!


Know I prayed for you today. Blessing-Freda

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

March 28

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The powerful Word
A lamp, a light
It will guide you
Both day and night.
(Last verse of today'a poem)

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

I don't think most people take the time to think how blessed they are
to have the freedom to read God's Word. So many people are denied
that privilege. Part of my daily prayer ritual, is to thank God for
the freedom to read His Word, the freedom to worship Him and
the freedom to come to Him in prayer.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, March 27, 2017

March 27

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THIOUGHT FOR TODAY:
He bestows favor and honor, no good thing does he withhold.
From Psalm 31. What a wonderful blessings and promise.
(Charris Powers-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
How abundant are the good things you have stored up for
those who fear you. Psalm 31:19

We have so many blessings in this country... May we be remind each
day of what we have and not complain of what we do not have!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, March 26, 2017

March 26

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The best seat in the house
When we call on Him at noon.
The best seat in the house
When we enter His throne-room.
(A verse in today'a poem)

SCRIPTURE:
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he
who humbles himself will be exalted. Luke 14:11

We do not need to worry about arrogance or humility when
we meet God in pray, He always gives us the best seat in the
house. He invites us into His throne-room when we pray!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessing-Freda

Saturday, March 25, 2017

March 25

Greetings: Gos bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Think of your resources: Talents, time, knowledge. These are
temporal and limited. But if you invest them with the eye toward
heaven, these temporary things can have an enduring impact.
What is you focus ?.It will not only be an eternal impact, but
change the way you view life today. (Bill Crowder-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven.
Matthew 6:20

Always remember to whom you belong.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, March 24, 2017

March 24

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Christ has replaced the dark door of death with the shining gate of life.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
May God be gracious o us and bless us and make his face to shine on us.
Psalm 67:1

God has certainly blessed me and shined His face upon me.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, March 23, 2017

March 23

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Jesus' death on the cross was high cost for delivering us from
sin. And only He could pay the price. Money can't buy redemption.
(Marvin Williams-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins,
according to the riches of His grace.  Ephesians 1:7

Money can't buy our way to heaven, but we do need to give back to God
what is already His...not for His sake, but ours.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

March 22

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Looking at our everyday task and responsibilities, we see that
not al of them are enjoyable. But we can ask, "how can I spark
Joy in God's heart and my own?A change in the way we do things
can bring a transformation in the way we feel about them.
(David Mccaslnd-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
The Joy of the Lord is my strength.
Nehemiah 8:10

Someone once asked Mother Teresa, how she could hold one of
the diseased ridden people from the street in her arms and care
for them?  Her answer was simple... "I see Jesus in every face!"
Perhaps if we see Jesus in our every task, they would become more
joyful?

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Mach 21

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TDAY:
Does God care? I have only one answer to that question.
The answer is Jesus. (Philip Yancey-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
For God so loved the world that He sent His one and only Son.
John 3:16

God is like Hallmark Cards...He cares enough to send the very best
(From Google)

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, March 20, 2017

March 20

Greetings: God bless you this day!
Welcome to the first day of spring!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Long shadows
Occur when  our companion is pain
It is then, we must remember
We have heaven's light to gain.
(Last verse of today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
Even thought I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil; for you are with me. Psalm 23:4

When pain is our companion, the "long shadows of doubt, fear
and self-pity, want to be our companions  too..that is then we need
to remember God' promises!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, March 18, 2017

March 18

Greetings: God bless you this day!
I'm sorry I missed yesterday, the day got away from me.
I hope y'all had a very Happy St. Patrick's Day.
I started sending the "thought for today," out March 17, 2000

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
God takes the brokenness of our lives and artfully fits them together
with  other broken and rescued  people. He loves His job, you know.
(Tim Gustafson-Our Daily Bread)

SCIPTURE:
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ he is a new creature.
2 Corinthians 5:17

This old house grows older everyday, but it houses a soul that is
constantly being renewed in Christ...and will never grow old!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, March 16, 2017

March 16

Greetings: God bless you this day:

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
How blessed we are to have a Savior whom we can trust to be
faithful through every circumstance of our lives...Are you leaning
on Jesus? (James Banks-Our Daily Bread)

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

I have no problem in taking my burdens and lying them at His feet.
My problem is leaving them THERE!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessing-Freda

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

March 15

Greetings:God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The "B"Attitudes
Be Thankful:
For the little things, you see
For someday, you may find
They are big things in your memory.
(A verse in today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
Give thanks in all circumstances.
1 Thessalonians 5:18

The man or woman that can be thankful for the little things of life,
will always be content. A good way to remember to be thankful,
is to start a "thankful journal. Jot down sight-sound- clean water-
clean air-sense of smell, to name a few.

Know I prayed for you today. Blesssings-Freda

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

March 14

Greetings: God bless you this day!

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

SCRIPTURE:
Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress and he hears my voice.
Psalm 55:17

We do not always understand, but God does and that's where trust come
in.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings Freda

Monday, March 13, 2017

March 13

Greetings: God bless you this day:

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
In all relationships may we seek to preserve harmony and principle
in the spirit of love. (David Maccasland-Our Daily Bread)

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

There is a song that was popular several years back. "What The World
Needs Now Is Love, Sweet Love!"And that is very true for today. As a
nation, if we loved more...harmony and principle would be easy to achieve.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessing-Freda

Sunday, March 12, 2017

March 12

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Our Lord keeps anticipation alive by announcing new adventures
before we experience them. God loves to surprises us.
(Bob Mize-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
New things I declare before they spring into being I announce them
to you.  Isaiah 42:9

If we stay in His Word, we find the adventures and the things mentioned
in Isaiah. If we let God lead us through the Holy Spirit, exciting things
await for each of us.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, March 11, 2017

March 11

Greetings: God bless you this day.
Today is my husband Jim's 93rd birthday.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
God is  good and that is all there is to it. His answers are wiser
than our prayers.  (Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
I call on the Lord in my distress and he answers me.
Psalm 120:1

Aren't you happy that God did not answer all your prayers the
way you prayed them?

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, March 10, 2017

March 10

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
There are no ordinary people-we're created to be unique.
We honor His creative nature when we permit Him to use
us as we are. (Dave Branon-Our Daily Bread)

SCIPTURE:
I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Psalm 139:14

I'm in awe of the miracle of birth and the majesty of the human body.
A wonderful machine that man cannot duplicate. And the temple of God.
We need to take care how we treat God's temple.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessing-Freda

Thursday, March 9, 2017

March 9

Greetings: God bless you this day

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
No part of our lives are hidden from God's grace and power.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's heart.
Hebrews 4:13

While noting is hidden from God, He is not sitting on some distant
throne waiting, to zap us...He's down here in the trenches with us,
cheering us on!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

March 8

Greetings;God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The renewal all things
Comes in the spring
The flowers bloom
And the birds sing.
(First verse of today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
He saved us by the washing of rebirth and the renewal by
the Holy Spirit.  Titus 3:5

Spring is upon us and the hills are green all around us.
The renewal of all things...may we make it a renewal of our
soul as well!

Know I prayer for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

March 7

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Come sit a spell with me
Life is swiftly passing by
We need to take time, you see
For the years, they surely fly!
(Last verse of today's poem)


SCRIPTURE:
You are a mist that appears for a little while and vanishes.
James 4:14

We're into the third month of the new year already, time swiftly
passes. We're not promised tomorrow, If you have a family member
or friend you need to visit, call or write to...do it!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, March 6, 2017

March 6

Greetings: Go bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The difficult circumstances we face can make it hard to say, "thank you"
We can be thankful to our God who sees in every situation an opportunity
for us to trust Him-whether or not we see His purpose.
(Lawrence Darmani-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ
Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

If you notice Paul did not say give thanks for every circumstance, he said
"give thanks in all circumstances." there is always something for which to
be thankful. God gave me a brand new day today, the circumstances of my
life my not have changed, but the day is new  and I can look for ways ti be
thankful. God is still in control and Jesus loved me enough to die for me!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, March 5, 2017

March 5

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day:

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Go's help is just a prayer away.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
The men shall bear the burden of the people with you, that
you may not bear it alone. Numbers 11:17

Those of us that are Christians are doubly blessed, for God has
provided  brothers and sisters in Christ to help us bear our burdens.

Know that I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda


Saturday, March 4, 2017

March 4

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Begin where you are
You're never too old.
Begin where you are
God will renew your soul.
(Last verse of today's poem)
http://fredasgardenofpoetry.blogspot.com

SCRIPTURE:
Be made new in the attitude of your mind.
Ephesians 4:22

The key word in the above Scripture is "attitude." God can't do
much for us, if our attitude is "I can't do anything, my sin is too
big,  I'm too old to change. " God is bigger than all these things!

Know I prayed for you today Blessings-Freda.


Friday, March 3, 2017

March 3

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
God watches over us in the lowest points in our lives. He can
make it possible to discover blessings in our valleys.
(Jennifer Schuldt-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
If calamity comes we will cry out in our distress and you will
hear us.2 Chronicles 20:9

There will be peace in your valley today, if you let God led the way.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessing-Freda

Thursday, March 2, 2017

March 2

Greetings God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
When we cannot see God's hand, we can trust His heart.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
The Lord has done a great thing for us and we are filled with
joy. Psalm 126:3

We do not see God'a had in everything, nor do we feel His presence
every moment, but we do need Him every moment and we can that
His heart!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March 1

Greetings: God bless you this day!
Can you believe it is March already?

THUGHT FOR TOAY:
The Lord encourages us trust Him and to remain faithful to others,  to
keep on praying and to not give up.  (David Mccasland-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Let us not grow weary of doing good, for at the proper time we will reap
a harvest it we do not give up.  Galatians 6:9

I think the key words here are "don't give up"  which happens to be the title
of my poem today. Don't give up trusting God, no matter what's going on
around you.  Don't give up  encouraging others,  even when their actions
may be discouraging. And most of all, don't give up praying...this world
needs your prayers!

Know I prayed for you today. Blesssings-Freda

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February 28

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Something's wrong
When we're divided so much
We are a world that needs
The Savior's touch!
(Last verse of Today's poem)
http://fredsgardenofpoetry.blogspot.com

SCRIPTURE:
What good is it for a man to gain the whole world and yet lose
or forfeit his very self? Luke 9::25

Pray for our country that is so divided!

Know that I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, February 27, 2017

February 27

Greetings: God bless you this day.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The One who saves us, is the One who keeps us.
(Our Daily Bread0

SCRIPTURE:
Nothing in all creation will be able to separate us from the
love of God which is in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:39

Nothing can separate me from God, but me. I have a choice to
walk away or stay, but God will never walk away.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, February 26, 2017

February 26

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
When we teach others we're not just spending time, we're
investing it. (Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPURE:
You shall teach them (the law)  diligently to your children.
Deuteronomy  6:7

Teaching is like giving, you get back more than you give.

Know I prayed of you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, February 25, 2017

February 25

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
What happens to us is not nearly as as important as what God
does in us and through us. (Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Giving thanks always for all things.
Ephesians 3:20

Our lives are so much richer, if God does the planning, and remember
no matter what your circumstances are, there is always, always, something to
be thankful for!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, February 24, 2017

February 24

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Even on the cross Jesus forgave those who hurt Him.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Jesus said, "Father forgive them for they do not know what they are doing."
Luke 23:34

I do not know why God ask more of some than others to forgive. To forgive
someone that murders a loved one would be hard. To forgive a spouse that
has betrayed his or her marriage vows, would be another hard one. I know
one thing, Jesus has not asked any of us do  something that He has not already
done.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessing-Freda

Thursday, February 23, 2017

February 23

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Because of love, Jesus suffered and died to be a perfect sacrifice
standing in our place before the Father. We live because of love.
(Amy Pye-Our Daily Bread0

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

Love will always demand a sacrifice. We cannot love without being
venerable to pain, heartbreak, grief in loss, but Jesus felt that love
was worth it and so should we.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

February 22

Greetings; God bless you this day:

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
As we put our faith into action, we need to avoid portraying God
as having only our favorite attributes. We must worship all of God,
not just what we like. (Julie Link-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
The Lord slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion.
Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished. Numbers 14:18

We have only to read through the OT to see that God is a God that justly punishes
the wicked... but we have only have to look to the NT to see how much He loves.
The familiar verse John 3:16, says it all. He gave His only Son!

Know I prayed of you today. Blessing-Freda

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

February 21

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
A seed of God's love sown today may produce a remarkable harvest.
(David Mccaslnd-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
The seed falling on good soil...produces a crop yielding a hundred,
sixty or thirty times what is sown. Matthew 13:23

On the other hand...we may never see growth in all the seed we scatter,
But we must remember: it is our job scatter seed, but God's job to make
it grow!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, February 20, 2017

February 20

Greetings: God bless you this day!
Happy President's Day. Be sure to fly your flag today.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
When we find ourselves grappling with uncertainty or lack of control
of our lives, we need to seek the Lord.  He will steer us well.
(Kristen Holmberg-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do
not see Hebrews 11:1


If we dread an uncertain tomorrow,  just  remember God is already there,
waiting for you and me!

Know I prayed of you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, February 19, 2017

February 19

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Today, as we face choices of many kinds, we can trust our Father
to guide us in His way. He has promised to care for us. He will always
give us what we need. (David Mccasland-Our Daily Bread)

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

When we leave the choice to God, He may not provide all we want, but He
will provide all we need!

Know  I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, February 18, 2017

February 18

Greetings: God bless yo this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Be like a little child
Finding joy in little things
Be like a little child
Accepting all that life brings.
(A verse in today's poem)
http://fredasgardenofpoetry.blogspot.com

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

This letter of Paul's is filled with joy and acceptance of his
lot in life, we forget it was written while he was in prison.
If we are to be content, we need to learn to find acceptance
in God' s plan for our life and to find joy in little things.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda


Friday, February 17, 2017

February 17

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Though we have not seen Him and cannot always feel His presence,
God is always present and will help us through our darkest nights.
(Cindy Kasper-Our Daily Bread)

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

Things always seem better in the light of a new day.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, February 16, 2017

February 16

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The eye of faith sees God at work in everything.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
You created me in my innermost being; you knit me in my mother's
womb. I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Psalm 139:13-14

The mysteries of a tiny seed carrying the life of a human being and
the miracle of birth.  This Scripture is very plain on when life begins.


Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

February 15

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
This is my prayer for you----that you see yourself as God sees you, in
the midst of your own circumstances, and you will run into the open arms
of a loving and forgiving God.  (Shelby Beach-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Search me, God, and know my heart, test me, and know my anxious mind.
Psalm 139:23

Whether you are a caregiver or have health issues yourself, or family problems
seek the wisdom of God .When we're anxious and worry over our circumstances,
we seem to lose the  ability to process things wisely.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessing-Freda

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

February 14

Greetings: God bless you this day.
Happy Valentine's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
May our God help us to live in security--to know each day
the belonging that we have as members of His family.
(Mart Dehaan-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
You are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens
With God's people. Ephesians 2:19

I love what Sam Shewmaker once said. Sam has been in the mission
work all his life and was born in Africa, to missionary parents.
He said, "My birth certificate says I'm African. My drivers license says
I'm American, but my Bible says I'm a citizen of heaven and I believe my
Bible."  Believers have this common bond, that we're citizens of heaven!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, February 13, 2017

February 13

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The most difficult situations we face  can be doorways to a deeper
relationship with our Lord. This begins when we call on Him to help
us in our trouble. (David Mccasland-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
When I am in distress, I call on you, because you answer me.
Psalm 86:7

Prayer is a privilege as well as a command. God knows what we need,
but He wants us to ask. He wants to communicate with us. How can we
love Him, if we do knot know Him? And how can we know Him, if we
do not read His Word and talk to Him?

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, February 12, 2017

February 12

Greetings: God bless you this  Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Feeling forsaken?
You're in good company.
For Jesus as forsaken
On the Cross, you see!
(Last verse of today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.
Hebrews 13:5

What a wonderful promise. Jesus was forsaken on the cross, so that
we shall never be!

Know That I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, February 11, 2017

February 11

Greetings; God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
"WHAT WE DO"
Paul was earnest over one thing only, that was his relationship
with Jesus Christ.  (Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE
One thing I do press toward the goal to win the prize of  the
upward call of God in Jesus Christ. Philippians 3:13-14

Paul was in prison when he wrote this letter to the Philippians.
What we do may sometimes cause us to be persecuted.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda  

Friday, February 10, 2017

February 10

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Trading things that will soon come to an end for honor that will last
forever is a good investment.(Mary Dehaan-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Store up for yourselves treasures in heaven. For where your treasure is
your heart will be also. Matthew 6:20-21


My friend, Mildred Counts, use to say, she had invested memories of
her life with her husband Van, in her memory bank. And after Van passed
away, she drew on that account. On valentines day, birthday's and
anniversaries she set out the cards, Van had given her. Our investment in
heaven is somewhat like that.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, February 9, 2017

February 9

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Joshua told his people, "Choose you this day whom you will serve."
Such a definite choice , however calls for definite actions. He reminded
them to put away their foreign gods and incline their hearts to the Lord.
We need to make that choice too. (Lawrence Darman-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
We will serve the Lord.  Joshua 24:12

Such a short sentence, but  such a definite choice . And easier said than
done. Following God will mean sacrifice, forgiving when we do not want
to forgive, loving the unlovable and sometimes persecution. On the other
hand any other choice is a life without God...and that is unthinkable!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

February 8

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Think how agonizing it must have been for God to sacrifice His
Son, His only Son whom He loved! And He went through all that
because He loves you. (Joe Stawell-Our Daily Bred)

SCRIPTURE:
For God so loved the world, He gave His One and only Son.
John 3:16

I remember when my children were small and I would check on
them when they were asleep...looking so innocent, love made me
forgive each misbehavior of that day. I could never, ever imagine
sacrificing one of them for a world of sinful, unworthy people.
I thank God, He loved us enough to do that!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

February 7

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
We are not expected to enjoy trials  or to celebrate suffering.
But when these unwelcome visitors arrive, we can look for
God's hand in them and trust that He can use them to make us
more like Jesus (Bill Crowder-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,
knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.
James 1:2-3

One sister said she quit praying for patience, because she was
always sent a trial to strengthen it. The most unwelcome visitor
is the devil himself... the next time he knocks, ask Jesus to answer
the door!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, February 6, 2017

February 6

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Teaching The Teacher:
Each teacher
Learns more than they teach
And that should be the goal
For each child that they reach.
(Verse from today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old
he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

The above Scripture is a statement not a promise, But we do know
that a mother is a child's first teacher, pray for mothers everywhere to
teach their children to love God.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, February 5, 2017

February 5

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!


THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
When life brings changes in our circumstances, we must responsibly
and wisely discern what kind of commitments we should make, seeking
in what ever we do to do it to the glory of God.
(Pho Fang Chia-Our Daily Bread)


SCRIPTURE:
To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.
Ecclesiastes 3:1

There are seasons of life as well and the circumstances change with the
seasons. What you could do and should do in the spring of life is entirely
different than what you can do and will do in the winter of life. It is
sometimes a hard lesson to learn.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, February 4, 2017

February 4

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
A new force
God of creation
A new force
God of every nation.
(Last verse in today's poem)
http://fredasgardenofpoerty.blogspot.com

SCRIPTURE:
My eyes have seen Your salvation which You have prepared before
the face of all peoples. Luke 2:30-31


When man thinks he is a force to be reckoned with...A new force
move in...God!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, February 3, 2017

February 3

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Nehemiah did not return to reminisce but to rebuild. It's a powerful
lesson for us as we consider the damaged parts of our past that need
repair. It is our faith in Christ and His power that enables us to look
ahead, move forward, and rebuild.(David McCaslnd-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Come, let us rebuild. Nehemiah 2:11

With God's  help we can rebuild the wall of confidence, love, and courage
and tear down the wall of devision, hate, bitterness and distrust.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, February 2, 2017

February 2

Greetings; God bless you this day:
I missed yesterday, so welcome to a new month.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Remaining true to Jesus may be difficult, discouraging and dangerous,
but it is never pointless wasted or in vain.
David McCasland-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know
your labor is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58

We sometimes become discouraged in a world that does not know God. We
feel our influence is small in such a big world. But we must remember that
the harvest belongs to God!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

January 31

Greetings: God bless you this day!

SCRIPTURE:
Sparrows may not be worth much, yet God takes care of them. He
knows when one falls to the ground. He tells us not to be afraid,
because we are worth much more than sparrows.
(Gaynelle Thomas-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them falls
to the ground apart from the will of your Father. So don't be afraid;
you are worth more than any sparrows. Matthew 10:29-31

On my walk this morning I saw a little sparrow light in a bush and
I thought of this Scripture. It is such a comforting thought that God
loves and takes care of us, but being all too human, we still fret and
worry. I for one am thankful for His grace!

Know I prayed for you today: Blessings-Freda

Monday, January 30, 2017

January 30

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
We learn from the book of Job, people in grief do not always
need words, so be a present, just by being present,
(Julie Link-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
They sat down with him (Job) on the ground for seven days
and seven nights, and no one spoke a word, for they saw his
grief was very great. (Job 2:13

It's too bad that they did not continue their silence, while Job
poured out his grief. Sometimes all we need to do is be present
and silent, and a hug goes a lot further than words at this time.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda


Friday, January 27, 2017

January 27

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If we all set out to encourage each other--if we always knew
that behind us, someone was cheering us on. If we took the
words,"comfort each other" seriously, the race would
be easier for us all. (Dave Branon-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Comfort each other and edify one another.
1 Thessalonians 5:11

We my sometimes feel alone in this race, we call life, but we are never
alone. God always walks with us. But He knows we need a face to put
with that hope, so He gave us each other!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, January 26, 2017

January 26

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If you feel the task that God has called you to is too hard, remember
the spiritual lessons and joy wrapped up in the journey may seem
hidden at first, but they are certainly there. God will help us find them.
(Marion Stroud-Our Daily Bread)

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

Each new day is an opportunity for us to find joy in the Lord, no matter
how hard the journey, there is always, always something to be thankful for!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

January 25,

Greetings: God bless you this day:

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Today we can truly be thankful by worshiping the Giver instead
of the gifts. Focusing on the good things in our lives may benefit
our bodies, but directing our thanks to God benefits our souls.
(Jennifer Schuldt-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
Oh, give thanks to our Lord!
1 Chronicles 16:8

I've been battling my BP. Health issues will certainly make you
want to thank God for your blessings.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessing-Freda

Monday, January 23, 2017

January 23

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
When it seems no one knows you or cares who you are,
remember Jesus. David McCasland-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
I am the Good Shepherd. I know my sheep and my sheep
know me.  John 10:14

Remember the old TV show's theme song: "I wanna go where
everyone knows my name." We use to eat at El Polo Loco a lot.
All fast food places ask your name so they can call you when your
food is ready.  We ate there one Sunday again the next Sunday and
the same girl took my order and she called me by name.
I was impressed that she remembered me. How much more impressed
we should  be that the Creator of the universe knows our names!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessing-Freda


Sunday, January 22, 2017

January 22

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day:

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
In the Master's hand many kinds of people are fit together and
are being built into something with great potential for praise to
God and service to others. (Dennis Fisher-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works.
Ephesians. 2:10

As Christians we should be just as diligent for the cause of Christ,
as the world is to its cause.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, January 21, 2017

January 21

Greetings; God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Our ministry of visiting has two beneficiaries---the person
visited and Jesus Himself. To go to a person with help and
encouragement is a direct service to our Lord.
(David McCasland-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
I was sick and you visited me.
Matthew 25:36

There is a third benefit to visiting someone, it is to the visitor
himself or herself. We are always encouraged ourselves when
we encourage another. We always get more than we give.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessing-Freda

Friday, January 20, 2017

January 20

Greetings: God bless you this day!
We lost a dear sister in Christ this week, Joann Lawyer.
Lost to us, but not to God.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
A closing door...
We've not lost the race.
A closing door...
We'll see God face to face.
(Last verse of today's poem)
http://fredasgardenofpoetry.blogspot.com

SCRIPTURE:
I am going to prepare a place for you, I will come back
and take you to be with me and where I am you will be
also. John 14:3

What a wonderful promise, to think that Jesus is preparing a home
for each of us and while the door to this life has closed for Joann
the door to eternity has opened for her.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, January 19, 2017

January 19

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Press on, despite past failures, keep pressing toward the goal
of becoming like Jesus. (Marvin Williams-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has
called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14

You may have mountains to climb or bends in the road, but
remember...God will be there to help carry your load!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

January 18

Greetings: God bless you this day.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I woke up this morning
There are many who did not.
I woke up this morning
I'll not complain about my lot.
(First verse of today's poem)
http://fredasgardenofpoetry.blogspot.com

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

God woke you up this morning, He still has work for you to do.
So smile, give someone a hug, tell those you love, that you do love
them, be polite to everyone you meet. spread love and joy in a love-
less and joyless world!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessing-Freda

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

January 17

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Whatever our age or situation in life, with God's power,  it's never
too late to change. ( David McCasland-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
If you really change your ways and deal justly with each other, I
will let you live in this place. Jeremiah 7: 5 & 7

Pray for our country. We have a chance for change, but there are
so many who want to shipwreck any changes God has given us.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, January 16, 2017

January 16

Greetings: God bless you this day!
Today is our 63rd Wedding Anniversary

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Time slips away
I was a bride yesterday,
Time slips away
Married sixty-three years today.
(First verse of today's poem)
http://fredasgardenofpoetry.blogspot.com

SCRIPTURE:
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
Matthew 6:27

When you get older you really do what the song says...
"Living By Faith." You think every Holiday and every
Anniversary..."Will this be the last one we celebrate together?
For this new year, I'm going to just thank God for each day He
gives us!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, January 15, 2017

January 15

Greetings: God bless you this Lord's Day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
In Jesus, we can find lasting peace with God and harmony
with each other. (David McCaslnd-Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
He Himself is our peace, who has broken down the middle
wall of separation. Ephesians 2:14

In the midst of a world that knows no peace, we can find lasting
peace in Jesus Christ.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, January 14, 2017

January 14

Greetings; God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
What you see, is not all you get
In this life we call a race.
What you see, is not all you get
You will see God face to face.
(Last verse in today's poem)
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SCRIPTURE:
Now faith is being sure of what you hope for and certain
of what you do not see. Hebrews 11:1

No matter what we may be going through in this life, it will not
matter when we see God face to face. Paul said "if for only in this
life we have hope in Christ we are to be pitied. But thanks be to
God he gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ"
1 Corinthians 15: 19 and 57 Read this whole chapter to see that...
"What we see is not all we get."

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, January 13, 2017

January 13

Greetings: God bless you this day!
Happy Friday the 13th!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
When God calls, we need to answer.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCRIPTURE:
The Lord called...where are you?
Genesis 3:9

God always knows where we are, but sometimes He reminds
us of where we are with Him. And often when He calls, He
just wants to remind us to bloom where He has planted us!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, January 12, 2017

January 12

Greetings: God bless you this day!

Sorry no thought yesterday, spent the day at the
hospital with Jim. His surgery went well and he had a pretty
good night. Had to have the oxygen on about 2 Am and felt
sick and had a bit of a headache (the effects of the meds wearing
off) but he went back to sleep and slept the rest of the night.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The Lord asks us to be in accord with Him. He offers us security,
safety and protection. He says, "I the Lord will take hold of your
hand." ( Sue Latham-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
"For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says,
 Do not fear; I will help you." Isaiah 41:13

I certainly felt His hand upon us yesterday. Everyone we met was a blessing.
Nurses, doctors, volunteers. I told one older lady volunteer, it was so nice that
she would volunteer at the hospital, and she said "I get much more than I give."
I answered."Any time we give, we always get more than we give,"

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

January 10

Greetings God bless you this day.
This is our youngest daughter,  Julie's birthday
And the following thought is the first verse of today's poem:

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Children grow up
And they move away.
Children grow up
And the roles are reversed one day.
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SCRIPTURE:
Children's children are a pride to the aged and parents are the
pride of their children. Proverbs 17:6

I said, time does not just slip away, it runs away and all too soon they
grow up and the roles are reversed and they see after you.
But what a blessing from God! I love having my adult children as friends.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Monday, January 9, 2017

January 9

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Draw near to God
Read His Word each day.
Draw near to God
And He will lead the way.
(Verse from today's poem)
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SCRIPTURE:
Let us draw near to God with  a sincere heart in full
assurance of faith. Hebrews 10:22

Jim and I will be celebrating 63 years of marriage the 16th. We've drawn
nearer to each other through the years, because we have spent time together,
and talked to each other, sharing dreams and our joys. And the only way we
will draw near to God is by reading His Word, so we get to know Him and
talk to him, as we pray each day. So let us make 2017 the year...
'We draw near to God!"

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Feda

Sunday, January 8, 2017

January 8

Greetings; God bless you this Lord's Day

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
When I find myself wallowing in self-pity and wonder.. do I matter?
I turn to the Gospel accounts of the life of Jesus and conclude of
course I do!. Jesus is indeed the answer. (Philip Yancey-paraphrased)

SCRIPTURE:
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for his
sheep. John 10:11

All life matters to God and so I must conclude that I certainly do matter
and so do you!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Saturday, January 7, 2017

January 7

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The difference Christ makes in your life is a story worth telling.
(Our Daily Bread)

SCTIPTURE:
Always be prepared to give an answer to anyone who ask you to give
a reason for the hope you have, 1 Peter 3:15

You do not have to be a theologian  to tell the story of Jesus. If you follow
His example He told the story of Salvation in very simple words !

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Friday, January 6, 2017

January 6

Greetings: God bless you this day!


THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
No matter what waves or falling mountains or quaking ground
comes our way, we have a present God who wants to be our strength
and refuge. He is an ever-present help in all our troubles.
(Jean Gunn-Power for Today)


SCRIPTURE:
God is our refuge and strength an ever present help in trouble.
Psalm 46:1

When disaster hits or we face a loss, words sometimes are no comfort.
 words can never express a heartbreak, but a hug and our presence can.
And when God seems silent and far away, trust Him and wait for an
answer...it will come!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Thursday, January 5, 2017

January 5

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Baby birds might teach us how to open wide enough that
we might receive abundant blessings from God's hand.
Hungry hatchlings are on to something.
God is still searching for those hungry enough to listen to him.
(Clyde Slimp-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for
they shall be filled. Matthew 5:6

I've been a child of God for many years and that is both a blessing
and a danger. The danger is becoming complacent. When I see the
hunger of a new hatchling in Christ, I think of this song:
My eyes are dry.
My faith is old
My heart is hard
My prayers are cold
.
And I know how
I ought to be
Alive to you
And dead to me.

Oh what can be done
For an old heart like mine
Soften it up
With the oil and wine.

The oil is You
Your Spirit of love
Please wash me anew
In the wine of Your blood.
My prayer for 2017

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda



Wednesday, January 4, 2017

January 4

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Made in God's image
Perfect, you see
Made in God's image
Most wonderfully.

Made in God's image
We should have known all along
Made in God's image
Abortion is wrong.
(Two verse of Today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
So God created man in his own image, male and female
he created them. Genesis 1;27

It is my prayer that one of the things the new President will do,
is repeal the abortion laws...this must be an abomination to God!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

January 3

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Work together...
Our fears to release.
Work together...
To bring about peace.
(Last verse of today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
Two is better than one for they get a good return for their work.
Ecclesiastes 4:9

In preparing this thought, I was thinking about my fears for the
New Year's gathering's around the world.  I prayed for several days
before that no tragedy would occur. I believe the reason it did not
happen was because all the security worked together to keep peace.
Pray for peace for the new administration and the new year.

Know I prayed of you today. Blessing-Freda

Monday, January 2, 2017

January 2

Greetings: God bless you this day!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
This little light of mine
Will flicker now and then.
This little light of mine
On God does depend.
(Last verse of today's poem)

SCRIPTURE:
You are the light of the world.
Matthew 5:14

I saw a cute video on FB yesterday. This little girl about 5
was talking about New Year Resolutions. She said don't make
big ones that are hard to keep. Make it easy on yourself and
make small ones. Slow down, love instead of hate, smile instead
of frown, And if you slip up, it's ok, because you have many moments
left to do it right. From the mouths of babes! And very good advice!
If we cannot shine a beam, let us shine a candle in the darkness.

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda

Sunday, January 1, 2017

January 1

Greetings; God bless you this Lord's Day!
Happy New Year. I hope 2017 brings you joy in the Lord!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
God's scrapbook contains names of people who love, respect and
honor Him. It is essential that we be remembered in God's book.
(Sue Latham-Power for Today)

SCRIPTURE:
A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning
those who feared him and honored his name. Malachi 3:16

John tells in Revelation 20:10 "Another book was opened which is the, book
of life."And then in verse 15 If anyone's name is not found in this book, will
be cast out.  If I had just one wish for you...it would be to have your
name written in God's book of life!

Know I prayed for you today. Blessings-Freda