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Let’s Begin the 2023 DFMD Scripture Meditation Challenge!

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January 1, 2023

Happy New Year! The first of a calendar year always seems like a good time to begin afresh. While I’m not necessarily one to make new year’s resolutions, I do like to put into place some healthy standards and good habits on January 1st, with the hope that they will help me “move the needle” in the right direction throughout the year. Monday I’ll get back to a firm commitment to the FASTer Way to Fat Loss for healthy eating and a balanced exercise plan. I’ll also set into motion the work goals I’ve written into my new monthly planner. But even more important, today I read the first entry in my Life Principles Daily Bible and I began meditating on my first scripture of the year. Let’s begin the 2023 Dressed for My Day Scripture Meditation Challenge!

Warning: This post is long. But they WILL NOT BE from here on out! Bear with me.

Scripture Meditation & Memory at DFMD 2023

When I mentioned that I would be meditating on and memorizing scriptures throughout 2023 and that I would love for interested readers to join me, I honestly thought maybe a dozen of you would politely raise your hands. But as of early on New Year’s Eve, we have almost 500 women on board for this challenge.

I’m taking it seriously, ladies. And I hope you are, too. As much as I love a pretty frock or a sharp blazer, I know that nothing will make me more beautiful head to toe than allowing God’s Word to transform me, head to heart to hands. Let’s make this the year that we intentionally and consistently clothe ourselves with strength and dignity as we meditate on and even memorize scriptures that are infused with the transformative power found nowhere else.

This is the longest post I’ll be sharing on these Sunday mornings as we go through this challenge. I do want to get us all started on the right foot, so I’m taking the time to lay the groundwork. But most Sundays I will simply share my personal scripture for the next two weeks with maybe a brief explanation of why I chose it. Then I’ll ask you to share in the comments section your selected passage from the Bible. We can also provide each other with encouragement and perspective as we carry on through the next 365 days. But the greatest work is going to happen within you, not here on this website.

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Here’s How It Works

  • Every 1st and 3rd SUNDAY I will post an Inner Beauty post here on the blog, briefly sharing my chosen scripture passage to meditate on and memorize for that two-week period. I may share why I chose the verse(s) or I may share some meditation and memorization tips, etc. These posts will be short!
  • Participants should then share their chosen scriptures for meditation and memorization in the comment section of the blog post. You MUST post your chosen scripture in the comment section at least 20 out of 24 weeks to be eligible for the incentives.
  • You may choose to meditate on and memorize the same scripture as me, but you do not have to. I prefer you select scriptures that speak to a need in your life, whether it’s a promise, an encouragement, a reminder of God’s character or a direct instruction you need to obey. 
  • I suggest you get a 4×6 photo album like this to keep all of your verses for the year. You will continue to meditate on and memorize them all through the year, building on what you’ve learned. So you’ll want to write the verses on 4×6 index cards and keep them in the album all year, reviewing them daily.
  • At the end of 2023, you should have 24 scriptures in your album that you’ve been meditating on and memorizing throughout the year. Hopefully you’ll be able to recite them, but at least you should feel like they are a part of you and that you have “clothed yourself with them.”
  • IMPORTANT: To receive the Sunday email pointing you to the Scripture Challenge blog post, you must be subscribed to my email list. If you’re already subscribed, you will need to click on “update your preferences” at the bottom of one of your emails from me and check the box beside “Scripture Meditation & Memorization”. I have already checked the box for those who emailed me, but NOT for those who left comments on the blog. I didn’t have the ability to do that.
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What’s In It for You

First and foremost, I guarantee you that daily meditating on and memorizing scripture will absolutely change your life. It will change how you see the world, how you feel about yourself, what you know about God, how you anticipate the future, how you sleep at night, how you interact with others…need I go on??? Be prepared to be transformed by the renewing of your mind through God’s Word. (Romans 12:2)

But I’ve got some great incentives to keep us going!

In March I will host the first of three LIVE events, just for us. You will need to be on the email list and regularly adding your scripture to the comments section of the blog posts on the 1st and 3rd Sundays through January and February to be invited to the event. We’ll meet up on Google Meets LIVE for some encouragement. It will be so fun!

We’ll also have similar LIVE events in late July and December. In fact, the December event will be a celebration party. And I’ll even send you some fun gifts to enjoy at the party and afterwards.

One of those gifts will be a colorful, printable and frameable certificate that will commemorate your achievement of meditating on and (potentially) memorizing 24 scripture passages through 2023. It will be beautiful, but also beautifully meaningful.

I’m also planning an in-person event for Fall 2023. I’ll be inviting my entire Dressed for My Day community to join me in Cincinnati for that event. We’ll be having a fashion show, shopping, dining together and so much more. It will be a blast! I know that not everyone will be able to attend, but of those who do, only women who are consistently involved in this Scripture Meditation and Memorization Challenge will be invited to a special intimate afternoon tea.

I do believe that memorizing God’s Word will in fact be reward enough for all of us. But I also want to celebrate your accomplishment and growth with you as you take on this personal challenge. It’s not a competition at all. But it is a personal challenge that the enemy will not appreciate, and he will do everything he can to thwart your success. Be prepared. Draw close to this support group. And carry on! We will celebrate together as we go and at the end of the year. Oh, and I am praying for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

I will probably be addressing frequently asked questions here every two weeks, at least in the beginning. I’ve already received several.

  • Q – Do I actually have to memorize the verses? I’m not good at that as I get older. A – You do not have to memorize your chosen scriptures, but I encourage you to try. You may be surprised at your success, but you’ll never know unless you try. Why rob yourself of that blessing just because you think you can’t do it? Pray, asking God for the ability to remember His Word and hide it in your heart. Then try to do it! I’ll provide some tips as we go, probably in two weeks.
  • Q – How do I select my scriptures to meditate on? A – I’d like for you to allow God to lead you to scriptures that resonate with you personally. But don’t just choose old favorites. Look for and listen out for scriptures that challenge you, encourage you or instruct you. Jot one down when you hear it in a sermon. Note one that I use here in a Blessed for My Day at the end of a blog post. Ask a friend, mentor, small group leader or your pastor for one. But you absolutely can use mine or one you see in the comments section from another reader, too!
  • Q – How do I meditate on scriptures? A – Great question! Historically, meditation is a biblical concept. Don’t be afraid of it. We’re told to meditate on His Word (see Joshua 1:8, Psalm 1:2, Psalm 77:12, Psalm 119:15 and Psalm 145:5). What we think about shapes us. So as we think on God’s Word, it transforms us from the inside out. To meditate means to ponder, to chew on, to circle, to ruminate. When you worry, you meditate on your problems or your potential problems. So worrying is a form of meditation. Use those same mind muscles to meditate biblically. But when you meditate on scripture you spend that same kind of energy and focus on the scripture passage. Simply put, read the passage slowly, think on each phrase, take time with it, ask questions about it and “chew on it.” Definitely take the time to read the surrounding verses for context and, if needed, ask a Bible teacher or your pastor for insight. But also ask the Lord to direct your meditation. He will.
  • Q – How long should I spend on this each day? A – Most of us eat and feed our bodies two to three times a day. I always suggest that women feed the souls from the Word of God the same way: two to three times per day. That’s why I like to have the scriptures in the 4×6 album. You can have it at the dinner table or by your bedside or in your handbag. Take it with you on a walk, when you pick up your grandchild from school or when you go to the doctor’s office. “Eat God’s Word” or meditate on it two to three times a day, spending a few minutes on your verses at a time. Remember your set will grow over the year!
  • Q – Can I invite friends to join us? A – Absolutely! But remember, only those who are currently and consistently active will be eligible for the incentives. And they’ll have to be part of the group for at least 10 months in order to earn the certificate at the end.
Scripture Meditation & Memory at DFMD 2023

My First Scripture

You may have noticed that I have chosen Proverbs 31:25 for our theme verse. It will be on the masthead of all of these blog posts and it will be on our certificate at the end of the year. My goal here at Dressed for My Day has always been to help women get dressed for their day so they can engage graciously and authentically with the world around them in a positive way. And my goal in this challenge is to help women like you and me to go the extra step and clothe ourselves in strength, dignity and godly wisdom so that we can face the future with joy rather than fear or uncertainty. And I also hope that as we feed on the Word of God we will be able to open our mouths and kindly proclaim the good news of Christ to those around us who desperately need to hear it.

So my first scripture is Proverbs 31:25-26 in the English Standard Version.

Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. 26 She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

In the comments section, please share your first name, where you live and your first scripture selection. Please also tell us the version of the Bible in which you will memorize your verse(s). It should look like this:

I’m Kay and I live in Cincinnati, Ohio. “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. ~ Proverbs 31:25,26 (ESV)

Of course if you want to briefly say something more, that’s fine. But please include those four things: name, hometown or state or country, scripture with reference and Bible version. If you’ve never left a comment before, you’ll have to give me time to “approve it,” but I will get to it! Let’s party!!!!

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479 thoughts on “Let’s Begin the 2023 DFMD Scripture Meditation Challenge!

  1. “I desire to do your will, O my God.
    Your law is within my heart”. Ps 40:8

    Praying for my heart to be more aligned with His.

  2. Hello! I’m Brenda from Galveston, IN. My 1st scripture is “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace , whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” Isaiah 26:3 KJV

    1. Hi! I’m Heather, and I live in River Oaks, TX. My verse is, “You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created all things, and they exist because you created what you pleased”.
      New Living Translation

  3. I’m Tina and I live in Carlinville Illinois. I am choosing to memorize this scripture since it will be at the top of your emails going forward! I love that you are doing this Kay! I think God has created you for such a time as this! 💕 Thank you for your obedience and a safe place for me to land and a place to be encouraged to start memorizing scripture again!

  4. Joanna from Pennsylvania . . . good morning . . the first day of the new calendar year.
    “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and pleading with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 (New American Standard Bible – NASB)

    1. I live in Kenosha Wisconsin. My plan is to memorize Kay’s verse. My life verse is Proverbs 3: 5-6. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.

  5. I’m Sue and live in Seward, Nebraska. “How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked. Nor stand in the path of sinners. Nor sit in the seat of scoffers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord. And in His law he meditates day and night.” This verse was in my Bible reading this morning and I so want my delight to be in the Lord this new year. I really like that it says to meditate on His Word day and night.

    1. Hi. I am Cheryl from Kent, Washington. I am meditating on: “When I am filled with cares, Your comfort brings me joy.” (CSB)

  6. Hi I’m Frani and I live in Paw Paw, WV. “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Ephesians 4:29 (NIV)

    1. Hi Frani,
      Your scripture verse resonated with me as I am a teacher. I try to build my students up. I will plan on this one in the future to put the best words to my thoughts! Thank you.
      Shelly

      1. Hi Shelly … I’m so glad the verse spoke to you too & how wonderful that you’re thinking of it in terms of your students. They’re very lucky to have you as their teacher. It’s interesting since I started studying this verse, how conscious I am of my words & their impact to others. Blessings,

        Frani

  7. Hello! I’m Brenda and I live in Akron, Ohio. My first Scripture is “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8 (English Standard Version)

  8. I’m Connie and I live in Scottsdale, Az. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge him; and he shall direct your paths.Proverbs 3:5,6 (NKJV)

  9. I’m Vicki from Searcy,Arkansas. But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure, then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy, and good fruit, impartial and sincere James3:17 (NIV)

  10. I’m Sheree in Estero, Florida (formerly Jackson Hole, WY) Philippians 3:13-14. “ brethren I do not count myself to of apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” NKJV

    1. @Sheree Hall, thank you for this. I know I need to hear (daily!): “forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead . . . the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” What a beautiful verse. And a beautiful reminder in modern times to keep going forward – with God leading us.

  11. I’m Wanda from Georgia. “Then you would trust, because there is hope; And you would look around and rest securely.” Job 11:18 (NASB)

  12. I’m Deborah and I live in Knoxville, TN. “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2 (NIV)

  13. I’m Alicia from Muncie, Indiana. Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up, do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43: 18-19 NIV

  14. I’m Merri Lynn and I live in Abilene, Texas. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3: 5-6. Blessings to you for doing this for your blog friends. Looking forward to it as I anticipate growing in God’s word in 2023!

  15. Hi! My name is Julie and I’m from Palatine, Illinois. “You crown the year with Your goodness, and Your paths drip with abundance.” NKJV
    At the onset of a new year, I want to remind myself throughout 2023 that God has crowned it with His goodness and blessings.

  16. Good Morning Ladies and Happy New Year! My name is Betsy and I live in Nampa, Idaho. I’m going to start this off with Kay’s suggested verse today: Proverbs 31: 25-27 “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” What struck me with this verse is that kindness should be on my tongue. This is something I’m going to work on with more “gusto” than in the past. Blessings everyone!

  17. My name is Lynne and I live in Centralia, MO. “The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to a friend.” Exodus 33:11 (NIV) My desire is to develop that kind of relationship with my LORD.

  18. I’m Nancy from Fayetteville, Georgia. I thought this verse would be appropriate as we begin 2023:

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

  19. Heather B. from Val d’Or, Quebec, Canada. I have chosen to start my year with Kay’s chosen scripture as it is perfect for me in my season of life. “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:25, 26. ESV

  20. Good morning and Happy New Year to all!
    I am Juliet from Pennsylvania and the verse I have chosen is from Proverbs 3:5-6. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

    I chose this as I recently have been going through a very stressful life change.

  21. Hello, I’m Lucy from Springfield, TN. I am choosing Proverbs 31: 25, 26. (ESV) “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. I want to laugh at my days of chemo and portray a Proverbs 31 woman. Kay, thank you for your leadership and servant spirit.

  22. I’m Vicki from Texas. I love Kay’s choice this week. “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:25,26

  23. Good Sunday Morning, Kay. My Name Is Val And My Home is Denver, Colorado.
    “Trust In The Lord With All Your Heart. Lean Not On Your Own
    Understanding. In All Your Ways Submit To HIM And HE Will
    Make Your Paths Straight.” NIV Proverbs 3:5-6.
    Thank You, Kay, For Your Kindness In Guiding All Of Us In This Study Of
    The Word Of God.

  24. I’m Debbie from Spring, Texas. “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 NIV
    Thanks for doing this, Kay!

  25. Good morning! I am Carmen from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

    I always choose a single word for the upcoming year. And for 2023 it is “restoration”. There has been division within my family and I truly believe that God will restore some of these relationships. I know I am taking the verse out of context but my chosen scripture is Joel 2:25.

    ‭ ““I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten— the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm— my great army that I sent among you.”

  26. I’m Shelley and I live in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
    “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law”. Galatians 5:22-23 NIV

    1. Hi Shelley! So good someone nearby is doing this also. I just finished Bible In A Year yesterday and this will be part of my devotional time in 2023. Love your scripture and God bless and Happy New Year!

  27. Hi. The verse you have chosen today is actually from one of my most favorite readings. I am going to choose to meditate on this over the next 2 weeks. This section is lovely speaking about a women who toils for and protects those she loves most. It is something I want to improve in the new year so it fits well for me.

  28. My name is Diane. I live in Fort Worth, Texas. I love the verse Kay has chosen. I have it on a plaque in my laundry room. Now I want to memorize and meditate on it. “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:25,26 (ESV).

  29. I’m Jan from London, England and i’m going to start with Kay’s verse as it’s such a great basis for what we are doing here. Thank you Kay for the opportunity to join this group and for your vision and hard work in making it happen.
    “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.”
    Prov 31: 25-26 (NIV 1978)

  30. Hi, I’m Karen from Upland, CA. Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed, life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” Luke 12:15 (NIV)

  31. Hi, I’m Bernadette and I live in Lake Frederick, VA. “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10 (NIV)

  32. I’m M from Washington, DC.

    “But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
    & on his law he meditates day & night.”
    Psalm 1:2 ESV

    This is part of the Bible reading plan I’m starting this year & seems very appropriate! Thanks for doing this Kay – it helps having a community of people to keep each other accountable when trying to form good habits. 🙂

  33. Hi, I’m Kay from Littleton, CO My verse:
    My son, be attentive to my words;
    incline your ear to my sayings.
    Let them not escape from your sight;
    keep them within your heart.
    For they are life to those who find them,
    and healing to all their flesh.
    Keep your heart with all vigilance,
    for from it flow the springs of life.
    Proverbs 4:20-23 ESV

    1. I’m Charlotte and live in Georgia! “Do not fear, for I am with you. Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and give you help, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

  34. I’m Barb and I live in Ashland, KY. “Do not fear, for I am with you. Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and give you help, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 (NCB). Thank you, Kay, for this meditation challenge. I am praying and searching for the wisdom and strength to help my wonderful, independent 88yo mom, who has early dementia and is still in her own home.

  35. I’m Nancy and I live in Batavia, Illinois. “O Lord, you have examined my heart and you know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do” Psalm 139 1-3 (NLT)

  36. Hi! My name is Terri and I live in Jersey Village,Texas. Psalm 55:22. Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. (KJV)

  37. I am Marcella from Alexandria, Virginia. ” Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31: 25,26 RSV
    Thank you for the reminder to look at the context of the verse and the challenge to memorize our verse.

  38. Good morning and Happy New Year to all! My name is Debbie Peterson, and I live in Knoxville, Tennessee. I have several scriptures in mind to memorize, but at this season of life, the one Kay shared is the one I need most so it’s the one I will be meditating on and hopefully memorizing this time. I looked the verses up in the NIV but preferred the way it flowed in the ESV.

    Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.~ Proverbs 31:25,26(ESV)

  39. Hi I am Ruth and I live in Roseville, CA.
    Proverbs 31:25-26
    She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh in the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. NIV

  40. I am Julie and I live north of Atlanta in the North Georgia Mountains. I am choosing this scripture because it resonated with me.

  41. I’m Sherry, and I live in Katy, Texas.
    “Don’t remember the prior things; don’t ponder ancient history.
    Look! I’m doing a new thing; now it sprouts up;
    Don’t you recognize it?
    I’m making a way in the desert, paths in the wilderness.
    Isaiah 43:18-19 CEB

  42. I am Betsy from South Carolina.

    “ When you pass through the water, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers they will not sweep over you. When you wall through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze
    Isaiah 43:2 NIV

  43. I’m Cindy from Dallas, Texas and my verse is Romans 15:13, May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

  44. I’m Beth and I live in Price, UT. “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:25 & 26

    Beautiful verse and just what I needed in this troublesome time!

  45. Good morning! I’m Nancy and I live in Pleasanton, California. I’m choosing Kay’s scripture because I want to positively embrace the years to come and clothing myself in wisdom is how I’ll be able to do that.

  46. Hi, I’m Karin! I live in Readyville, Tennessee. I was raised in Minnesota, raised my family in Maryland and retired here three years ago. The verses in this chapter in Isaiah were a great comfort to me when I was diagnosed with cancer years ago. I’m excited to start memorizing verses again. Its been awhile!
    Isaiah 54:40
    “For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.”

  47. My name is Laura and I live in Mineola, Texas (East Texas). “May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. Romans 15:5-7 (ESV).

  48. Hi Kay
    I’m Sylvia from Wethersfield, CT. I’ve chosen the same scripture as you, different translation:
    She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.
    When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness.
    Proverbs 31, verses 25 & 26
    NLT

  49. I’m Fonda from coastal Georgia. My first scripture is Psalms 1:1-2 NKJV. “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night.”

  50. I am Marla from Houston, Texas.
    Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.
    In God (I will praise His Word),
    In God I have put my trust,
    I will not fear. What can flesh do to me? Psalm 56:3-4 (NKJV)

  51. For I am the Lord, your God, who grasp your right hand; It is I who say to you, Do not fear, I will help you. Isaiah 41:13
    New American Bible

  52. I’m Gayle, and I live in Tampa, FL. “Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:5-7 (ESV)

  53. I live I Grande Prairie northern Alberta Canada
    I’ll be meditating on (memorizing) Prov 31:25,26 this month. After that I’m moving on to Ephesians 6:10-18 Nasb to go along with the women’s Bible study I’m involved in. On Ephesians. “Lord, Is it Warfare? Teach me to Stand”

  54. Hello. I’m Suzy and I live in Springfield, MO. I really like the scripture you have chosen today.
    “She is clothed with strength and dignity;she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom,and faithful instruction is on her tongue”
    Proverbs 31:25,26 (MSG)

  55. My name is Barbara I live in Columbus Indiana. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:19 NIV

  56. Hello, I’m Elizabeth from Vancouver BC, Canada. I will use Kay’s choice this week. I will be looking for other scriptures that are meaningful to me. One source as I’m getting started is Bartlett’s “Familiar Quotations” but I’ll be exploring other sources as well.

    Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy, and Peaceful New Year!

  57. Tesa
    Perry, GA
    Psalm 115:1 NIV
    Not to us, Lord, not to us, but to your name be the glory, for your love and your faithfulness

  58. I’m Nancy Stolz and I live in University Place, WA. The scripture I plan to memorize is Colossians 4:6. Everything you say should be kind and well thought out.

  59. I’m Charlene from Bethlehem, Ga. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9. The NIV Study Bible.

  60. I’m Suzanne and I live in Athens. “Strength and dignity are her clothing and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:25,26 (ESV)

  61. Hello! My name is Sheryl and I live in Millington, Michigan. This is the perfect verse to begin our journey!
    “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. ~ Proverbs 31:25,26 (ESV)

  62. Hi I’m Aida from NewJersey .So glad to be part of this project /support .I’m also starting with Kay’s suggested verse
    “Strength and dignity are her clothing and she laughs at the time to come.she opens her mouth with wisdom and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue “Prov.31:25-26.

  63. Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,2 [a]fixing our eyes on Jesus, the [b]author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
    Hebrews 12:1-2. NASB. Kathy Indianapolis

  64. I am Carrie and I live in Columbia, SC. Thank you, Kay, for organizing this group. Blessings of joy!

    Psalm 1:2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. ESV

  65. Colorado. Philippians 4:8. Finally, brothers, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. NIV

  66. Hi, I’m Ann from Metamora, IL. Here is my verse: For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)

  67. I’m Jane. I live in Brandywine, WV.
    “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.” Galatians 5:23&24 (ESV)

  68. Thank you Kay for this wonderful way to start the New Year. Thank you for reaching out to us all with your idea and pragmatic way to memorize and meditate on the Word of God.

    I live in Geauga County, OH.

    I plan on memorizing in the ESV Proverbs 31:25-26.

    Strength and dignity are her clothing,
    and she laughs at the time to come.
    She opens her mouth with wisdom,
    and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

    Happy New Year!! God bless you!

  69. I have already posted my verse. With this post I’m just changing my preferences in the system. Looking forward to participating with everyone this year.

  70. Stephanie from New Bern, NC
    I have chosen for this first scripture
    Psalm 16:8 “ I have set the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved”

  71. Hello, I am Pam from Indianapolis. I am going with the verse Kay posted. Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. ESV
    This verse reminds me to be joyful about the years ahead of me – and to spread that joy.

  72. Hi my name is Jackie I’m from Fort Worth Texas.

    “Strength and honor are her clothing; she shall rejoice in time to come,
    She opens her mouth with wisdom,and on her tongue is the law of kindness”

    Proverbs 31:25-26 (NKJV)

  73. Hi! I am Susan from Tonawanda, NY. I think right now Proverbs 31:25-26 (KJV) speaks to my heart as what I would want going forward into the new year, so I will be working on that scripture! Thank you so much Kay for this guidance! “Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.”

  74. My name is Susan and I live in Brockville, Ontario, Canada.

    But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.”
    And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.” – Luke 10: 40-42
    I feel this is instruction I need to obey. I am thinking it means to listen to Jesus before taking action.

  75. Hi, I’m Gillian and I live in Alloa, Scotland, UK.
    “Strength and dignity are her clothing,
    And she laughs at the time to come.
    She opens her mouth with wisdom,
    And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue”.
    Proverbs31 verses25 and 26
    Wow! How I would like to be like this woman! She is so much in control of her life. Whatever comes out of her month is beautiful and blesses all around her. She has such trust in her ability to cope with whatever comes her way that she can laugh at the future to come. I know that I have a LONG way to go before I can come close to being like this beautiful woman of wisdom, dignity and kindness. Please help me Jesus.

  76. Hello! I am Jan and I live in Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona. “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning. Great is thy faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23 (ESV)

    What a wonderful promise that God’s love for us never ceases! I can look forward to each new day [no matter what is going on in my life] knowing that His mercies are new and everlasting. He is always faithful, and I choose to place my trust in Him!

  77. Happy New Year! My name is Jennifer and I live in Lititz, PA. My 1st scripture verse is Philippians 4:6-7 in the NIV, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with Thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

  78. Thank you for this encouragement to focus on scripture. I’m starting with Exodus 14:14: The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. Especially the part about holding my peace. 😉

  79. I’m Pat, and I live in Greensburg, PA. “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. ~ Proverbs 31:25,26 (ESV)

  80. I’m Krys and I live in London, Ontario, Canada. “The human mind plans the way, but the Lord directs the steps.” Proverbs 16:3 (NRSV). My selection is a reminder to me that I can set my course for the year, but how I move forward must be tempered by His guidance and wisdom.

  81. Hi! I’m Carol from Columbus, Ohio.
    I’m choosing Zeph 3:17 from KJ since it was very meaningful to me years ago.
    The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; He will save, He will rejoice over thee with joy; He will rest in His love, He will joy over thee with singing.

  82. I’m Ann and I live in Massachusetts.
    “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God, my Savior.”
    Luke 1:47

  83. I’m Cyndi and I live in Jacksonville, FL.
    “Be still before the Lord, and wait patiently for him; do not fret over those who prosper in their way, over those who carry out evil devices.” Psalm 37:7 (NRSV)

  84. Hi, I’m Dee and I live in Corinth, Ky. I’m about 50 miles South of you Kay! My verse to start this journey is…But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; it’s leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit. Jeremiah 17: 7-8 NIV

    Look forward to learning Gods word with you ladies.

    We are blessed!!!

  85. I’m Paula. I live in Buies Creek, NC. “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:25-26 NIV)

  86. Happy New Year! I live in Milan, Illinois. Thank you so much for this challenge, Kay! What a great way to start the year!
    I am taking your bible verse to begin. “Strength and dignity are her clothing and she can laugh at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31: 25;26.

  87. My name is Linda and I live in Roswell, Georgia. “Finally brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on these things.” Philippians 4:8 New King James Version. Based on this scripture, about the only thing that qualifies for meditation is God’s Word. I thought this would be a good reminder and encouragement for me to memorize scripture.

  88. I’m Holly from GA. Isaiah 43:19 is my verse: Behold, I am doing a new thing;
    now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
    I will make a way in the wilderness
    and rivers in the desert.

  89. Hi@ my name is Susan% I live in Clinton Ms%
    James 1:2-4
    Consider it pure joy my brothers and sisters whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know the testing of your faith products perseverance%
    Let persevere finish its work so that you may be mature and complete/ nit lacking anything.

  90. Hello! I’m redoing this because I didn’t follow directions very well the first time… I’m Marilyn from Mount Ulla, NC. This is such a great idea, and I’m encouraged by all of you! My verse: “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

  91. I’m Joan from Billings, MT.
    “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:25,26. ESV
    This is a picture of the type of mature woman I want to be.

  92. Hi! My name is Nancy and I live in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. My scripture:
    Psalm 18: 28 “For You light my lamp; the Lord my God illumines my darkness.” (NASB)

  93. I’m Deborah and I live in Ringgold, GA.

    Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer Romans 12:12 (KJV)

  94. Hi, I’m Kaye from Salem, VA. I chose Lamentations 3:24 “The Lord is my portion” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in Him” ESV.
    This verse is the January memory verse at our Church. Each month we have a verse to memorize. This one is my first one for this project. Blessings

  95. Hi I’m Robin. I live in Tunkhannock PA. “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.” 2Corinthians 5:17 (NASB1995)

  96. Evelyn
    Belton, TX.

    Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.
    She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
    ~ Proverbs 31:25,26
    King James Version

  97. Hi, ladies. I’m Terry from Tyler, TX. My first scripture is “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.” To me this verse seems fitting for the first day of the new year.
    Philippians 4:4 Harper Study Bible (RSV)

  98. Hello, I’m Kathy and I live in Lake Orion, MI “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” (NIV).

  99. I’m Catherine – I’m from Watkinsville, Ga My verse is 1Tim 4:16 AMP
    Pay close attention to yourself [concentrate on your personal development]
    and to your teaching; persevere in these things [hold to them],
    for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you.

  100. This is Dot, from Marietta, GA. My scripture: “For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” My bible version is The NIV Study Guide, The New International Version.

    1. I’m Carol from Fairfield, Ohio. “Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these.” Luke 12:27 NRSV

  101. I’m Elizabeth and I live in Grove City, Ohio.
    “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭38‬-‭39‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  102. Hi I’m Jackie, I live in Arizona. My scripture verse is Romans 8: 28. And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. (NASB)

  103. Hi I’m Deb from Holgate Ohio. “And at the end of eight days, when He was circumcised,He was called Jesus,the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb. Luke 2:21 ESV

  104. Hi I’m Becky, from Saskatchewan, Canada. Because I just saw this today I will learn the same verses as you for these two weeks. “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she smiles at the future. She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Prov. 31:25-26 NASB

  105. I am Mary from Fort Dodge, Iowa. I am choosing to meditate on Kay’s verse, especially verse 26, She opens her mouth with wisdom. and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. I want to remember to keep my mouth shut if wisdom and kindness are not what will be said.

  106. Happy New Year, Ladies! I am Marge from Sun Prairie, WI (close to Madison)
    My verse for this week: Hebrews 10:24 (NIV)
    “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”

    Thank you, Kay for spurring us on to this Bible meditation journey.
    Marge

  107. I’m Judy and I live in Cleveland, Ohio. Your scripture selection is perfect for the beginning of this new program. “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. ~ Proverbs 31:25-26 ESV
    I love it… now to live it daily!

  108. Happy New Year everyone. I’m Ann from Victoria, British Columbia Canada.
    “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs with no fear of the future. When she speaks her words are wise, and kindness is the rule when she gives instructions.” Proverbs 31:25 (New Living Translation)

  109. Hi I’m Claudia from Sunnyvale Ca.
    For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous; but the way of the wicked leads to destruction. Ps. 1:6

  110. Happy New Year! I’m Kathy Little, from Johnson City, TN.
    Romans 12:12
    Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. ESV

    At CHRISTmas I had gotten some memory verse bracelets and this verse is one of the ones I wanted to work on…..

    But if anyone is interested, the bracelets (https://morganleah.com/shop-weaves) are a concept that are very helpful with memorization…… the first letter of each word is on a little bead. It’s surprisingly helpful. But of course, you don’t have to have the bracelet…… just write out the first letters in your notebook…….
    R I H, B P I T, B C I P Romans 12:12 ESV

  111. What a lovely way to start the new year. Now I see clearly a new challenge: there are so many wonderful verses here that resonate that I must select only a few verses from all the wonderful women who have submitted. I want to ensure I memorize them properly! Kay, this is a wonderful thing you are doing.

  112. Hi! I’m Lisa from Illinois. I am going to begin this new year with Kay’s scripture choice. “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31: 25, 26 (NIV). I have already been meditating on this scripture because it shows the strength of a woman of faith. Thank you, Kay, for this ministry and for the opportunity to deeply reflect on and memorize God’s Word!

  113. I’m Holli from Durant, Oklahoma. My scripture is
    1 Peter 5:7. “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

    1. Hi Holli! James’ very first parttime church (while in seminary) was in Bushnell, OK. So we spent many Sunday afternoons in Durant between services before heading back to Fort Worth after the evening service. That was back in 1988!

  114. My name is Linda and I live in Great Falls, Montana.
    Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth;
    Keep watch over the door to my lips.
    Psalms 141:3 NAS (Giant Print)

  115. I’m Charlotte. I’m from New Holland, PA. My verse is Proverbs 31:25,26 amp. “Strength and dignity are her clothing and her position is strong and secure. She smiles at the future. She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness in on her tongue.”

  116. Hello, I’m Tracy, I am from Ball Ground GA. Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (KJV)

  117. My name is Phyliss and i live in Atlanta (more specifically Marietta). “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose” Romans 8: 28 New American Standard

  118. Hi, I’m Nancy from N Tonawanda, NY.
    Ps. 1:1-2 How happy is the man who does not follow the advice of the wicked or take the path of sinners or join the group of mockers. Instead, his delight is in the Lord’s instruction, and he meditates on it day and night. (HCSB)
    I’m delighted that I found this group and I’m praying this will be the jump start I need to dive deep into the Word.

  119. I’m Charlotte from New Holland, PA. My verse is Proverbs 31:25,26 amp version. “Strength and dignity are her clothing and her position is strong and secure; she smiles at the future.She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.”

  120. I’m Virginia from Graham, Texas. My verse is Ephesians 4:2 in NIV.. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love..

  121. I’m Cathy from Arthur, Illinois, and my first scripture is Isaiah 26:3, ESV: “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”

  122. I’m Phyllis from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
    “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭9‬:‭6‬ NIV

    I have heard this verse every year at Christmas, but this year I clearly saw all the Godhead of the Trinity in this single verse: “Wonderful Counselor-The Holy Spirit; Everlasting Father-God The Father; Prince of Peace-Jesus Christ. And those are among the titles listed for the child born to us.
    I know the verse, I need to memorize the Bible reference too.

  123. Hello.
    I’m chris and I live in Webster Texas.
    “Strength and dignity are her clothing,and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.”
    Proverbs 31:25,26 ESV

    Wonderful verse to start off the new year!

  124. Hello I’m Julie from Morgantown,WV and I’m choosing Kay’s verse from Proverbs 31. “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. I want to look good in my clothes as Kay has taught us in her blogs. But even more—strength and dignity will never go out of style,and to be confident enough to laugh at whatever comes our way,because we have the Lord with us and for us.

  125. Quiet your heart and enjoy His presence .. Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus (2Timothy 2:1)

    From Cleveland OH. Looking forward to your in person event

  126. “ Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.” Matthew 14:29

    I’m from Lincoln, NE and pray all will hear Christ’s calling to abide in Him.

  127. I am Molly Bearden from Cartersville, Georgia
    Phillipians 2:3 NIV
    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
    Happy New Year Kay!

  128. I’m Sherry and I live in South Carolina. My chosen verse is “My soul is quiet and waits for God alone. My hope comes from Him.” Psalm62:5 (NIV)

  129. Hi I’m Michelle from Frankfort Kentucky. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. John 1:3 (NIV)

  130. i’m Linda and live in Richmond, Virginia.
    “May the God of hope fill with you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:12. (NIV)

  131. I’m Teresa from Alabama. I’m going to work on Kay’s verse. As I work on my outer appearance this year, I want to be reminded that the inner me is of utmost importance. “Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future. She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:25-26 NASB95

  132. My name is Sherry. I live in Shady Side, Maryland.

    For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee. Isaiah 41:13 (KJV)

  133. Greetings from Grovetown, Georgia. Thank you for heading up this group, Kay. I have chosen to meditate on your suggested scripture reading. “She is a woman of strength and dignity, and has no fear of old age. When she speaks, her words are wise, and kindness is the rule for everything she says.” Proverbs 31:25-26 (The Living Bible)

  134. My name is Carolyn. I live in Tappahannock, Va. Thy word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against thee. KJV This year I want to hide God’s word in my heart more than last year and encourage others to do so as well.

  135. My name is Laura and I live in Georgia. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” New International Version. I want to develop a closer relationship with God through study of his Word.

  136. I’m Charlotte and I live in Newnan Ga. “Do not fear, for I am with you. Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and give you help, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

  137. Hi, ladies! I’m Rebecca from east Tennessee. I spent Advent focused on the concept of preparing room (I actually wrote a book with that theme, but don’t mistake that for me being any sort of expert! Haha!) and it also seems like an appropriate way to greet a new year, so I chose this verse:

    Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
    1 Peter 1:13 (ESV)

  138. My name is Susan and I live in Searcy, Arkansas. The verse I’ve chosen is, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all of your ways, submit to him and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6. NIV

  139. I’m Kathy from Sioux Falls, SD. I’m also choosing to memorize the theme verse from Proverbs. I can’t think of a better place to start.

  140. Hello everyone, I’m Janie from Boyd, Montana. “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10 (NIV)

  141. My name is Sherry and I live in Owatonna, Ann
    Can do all things through Him who strengthens me (NAS)

  142. Good evening, and Happy New Year! I’m so happy to be a part of this group. My name is Angela, and I live in Leland, NC. My first Bible verse is for Faith. “And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him”
    —Hebrews 11:6 (NAS, New American Standard).

  143. I am Trina and I live in Charlotte, NC. I want to memorize Psalm 150 (the entire chapter) so I am starting with psalm 150:1,2. Praise the Lord. Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty heavens. Praise Him for His acts of power; praise Him for His surpassing greatness. (NIV) praying to focus more on God’s greatness and goodness this year.

    1. I love your idea of memorizing a whole chapter. I’m encouraged by those who can recall large portions of scripture.

  144. Hi, my name is Marianne and I live in Pearland, Texas. Since this is the first memory verse, I am going to memorize Kay’s verse. Prov 31:25,26
    Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she smiles at the future. She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. NASB

  145. Hi. I am Janice in Houston, Texas.
    My verse to begin the new year is from Mark 6:31~
    “Come away with me by yourselves to a quiet place and rest a while.” (Not an exact quote from one particular version of scripture, but wording from several that speaks to my spirit).

  146. Hi, I’m Mary. I live in Hernando, MS.
    “Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it .”
    Proverbs 3:27 King James Version

  147. Anne in Lebanon, OH (close to Cincy)
    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

    1. I’m Karen from Brownsburg,IN and I will be memorizing Kay’s chosen Scripture of Proverbs 31: 25-26. Looking forward to this challenge!

  148. Hello, I’m Linda from Van Buren, AR. I’ve chosen 2 Corinthians 3:17-18 NLT For the Lord is Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord-who is the Spirit-makes us more and more like him as we are changed into His glorious image. Happy New Year ladies! I pray we all grow closer to God this year!

  149. I’m Linda I live in Gallatin ,Tennessee
    My scripture is,
    In the multitude of my anxieties within me,
    Your comforts delight my soul…amen
    Psalm 94 (19) NKJV

  150. HI! I’m Jeanne and I live in Edina, MN
    My verse is “ I will rejoice greatly in the LORD,My soul will be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness… Isaiah 61:10 NASB

  151. This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
    Thank you Kay for doing this!

  152. Hi my name is Sally and I live in Wisconsin. My verse:
    Trust in the lord with your whole heart and lean not on your own understanding acknowledge him in all your ways and he will make your paths straight
    Proverbs 3: 5-6

  153. I’m Jan and I live in Central Alabama. The verse I picked for today is 1 Timothy 4: 7-8: “Keep yourself growing in God-like living. Growing strong in body is all right but growing in God-like living is more important. It will not only help you in this life now but in the next life also.” New Life Version

  154. Hi, my name is Lois Ann and I live in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada.
    I will bless the Lord who guides me; even at night my heart instructs me. I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken for He is right beside me. No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice. My body rests in safety. Psalms 16:7-9 New Living Translation

  155. Hi! I am Jane and I live in Sonoma County, CA.
    My verse is from the Woman’s Devotional Bible.

    “The LORD will guide you always; …You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail” Isa 58:11 (NIV) New International Version.

    I chose this as I look forward to this fellowship and year of looking to the Bible for encouragement.

  156. Hi, I’m Tina-Marie from Virginia. I selected the following scripture, which is today’s first reading “The Lord bless you and keep you! The Lord let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you! The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace!” Nm 6:24-26(NABRE) May you all have a blessed and peace-filled 2023!

  157. Hi, I’m Jo Evelyn, and I live in Bryan, Texas.
    “Strength and honor are her clothing; She shall rejoice in time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the law of kindness.” Proverbs 31:25,26 (NKJV)

  158. I’m Jen and I live in Cincinnati, Ohio. “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. ~ Proverbs 31:25,26 (ESV)

  159. Hi! I’m Lisa from outside of Orlando, Florida. I have chosen Mt 11:28 KJV to memorize. Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Looking forward to this!

  160. I’m Tammye and I live in Texas. “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:25-26 NIV)

  161. I’m Tammy from Independence Oregon.
    “Trust in him at all times, O people;
    Pour out your heart before him;
    God is a refuge for us.”
    (ESV)

  162. I’m Karen from Cinti, Ohio also! “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Prov. 31:25-26 (ESV) I need this one! (to remind me not to worry but to trust God!)

  163. I’m Glenda. I live in Normal, Illinois.
    Bless the Lord, O my soul;
    And all that is within me ,
    Bless Hs Holy name
    Psalm 103:1
    New King James Version

  164. Hello, I’m Myrna from Texas. I’m going to start with Kay’s suggested verse: “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. ~ Proverbs 31:25,26 (ESV)

  165. My name is Kathi. I live in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
    I’m using the New Revised Standard Version.
    My verse is Psalm 46:10
    Be still, and know that I am God.
    I have BE ST1L as my license plate and I often get positive comments on it.

  166. I’m Kristin and I live in Indianapolis. Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV)
    “Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart.
    So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.
    Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
    In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

  167. My name is Maril. I live in Washington state. I have been working on re memorizing some longer portions of scripture but I have been stuck recently so I am hoping the accountability of this group will get me going again. I am memorizing John 14. I won’t type the whole chapter out but I’m hoping to get the first several verses done by our next posting.

  168. I am Susan from Lubbock, Tx.
    25 She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. 26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
    NIV
    This scripture has been on my heart many times in 2022. I am so thankful to meditate and memorize this in the coming year.

  169. Hi, I’m Karen from Franklin, TN, just outside of Nashville

    “The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭28‬:‭7‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  170. LaDonna
    Tulsa, OK
    I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
    Psalms 32:8

  171. Hi,
    My name is Vivian and I live in St. Catharines, Ontario.
    The verses I have chosen are Psalm 139: 23,24.
    Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
    I have chosen the King James version for these verses.

  172. Shirley from Arizona. She is clothed with strength and dignity:she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:25-26

  173. Hi! I’m Tracy from McMinnville, Oregon. I am going to memorize Proverbs 31:10-12 (NIV) A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.

  174. Hi, I’m Adriana from Woodbridge, VA. I’m starting with Kay’s suggested verse. “Strength and honor are her clothing; She shall rejoice in time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness.” Proverbs 31:25-26 (NKJV)

  175. Hi-My name is Marcia, and I’m from Washington state. The verse I’ll be meditating on is Ephesians 4:32: “Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.

  176. My name is Jennifer. I am from West Salem, OH. My scripture is 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (ESV):

    “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”

  177. Hello! My name is Barb and I’m from Saskatchewan, Canada. I have chosen to start with Kay’s verse:
    She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instruction with kindness. Proverbs 31:25&26 (NLT)

  178. Hi! I’m Susan and I live in Charlotte, NC. I am going to memorize Kay’s verse. “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.”
    Proverbs 31:25-26 (ESV)

  179. Hello, All! I am Lori, and I am from Missouri. The first verse I have chosen to meditate on is Jeremiah 1:9, ESV. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” My son is a machinist, and he made metal plaques for each household in our family as Christmas gifts this year. This is the verse he chose to cut out on the plaque. It has really taken hold and is resonating with me. God was speaking to Joshua as he was preparing to lead the Israelites into battle. We, too, are headed into battle each and every day. It is the never-ending earthly battle with the devil as he seeks to destroy our peace and contentment by weakening our faith. We can be strong and courageous, because God is with us, and he will not let us fall!

    I also love Kay’s verse. It is going to be right there alongside every other verse I read.

  180. My name is Sharry & I live in Ridgecrest, CA.
    My scripture is: I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him! The Lord is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him.”
    Lamentations 3:24-25 NLT

  181. Hello,
    I’m Linda. I live in a village in England.
    A verse I came across today
    “ A good man ( woman!) draws good things from his ( her) store of goodness.”
    Matthew 12 v35 Jerusalem Bible translation.
    Building up that store seems like a good aim for 2023…. ant it’s short for memorising 😂

  182. Hi, I’m Regan from Lawton, OK, military spouse transplanted from Michigan.
    I will be meditating on the scripture Kay shared

  183. Hi , I’m Marsha from Omaha, Nebraska. I’ve decided to start my year with Kay’s scripture. “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:25, 26.

  184. I’m Karen and I live in London, England.
    “the heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense. Never abandon a friend – either yours or your father’s.”
    Proverbs 27:9-10 (NLT)

  185. Good morning, Joyce from Columbiana, OH–for my first I am choosing–“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!” Psalm 150:6

  186. Hi Kay! My name is Sherry Lechaton and I live just down the road from you in Lagrange, KY.
    25 Strength and honor are her clothing, and she can laugh at the time to come. 26 She opens her mouth with wisdom, and loving instruction is on her tongue. CSB version.

  187. I live in beautiful Northwest Arkansas. My verse is Hebrews 13:5 “Keep your life free from the love of money. Be satisfied with what you have, for He Himself has said I will never leave you nor abandon you.” (CSB)

  188. Denise from Statesboro, GA. I am going to memorize Proverbs 31:25-26 also. I have always loved this verse, but have never memorized it. ‘Strength and honor are her clothing; She shall rejoice in time to come, She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness,’

  189. Hi. I’m Kathy from Moncks Corner, South Carolina. I was led to choose “Let the word of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 (NKJV)

  190. Hi, I am Petra from Selma, North Carolina. My first scripture comes from Jeremiah 29:11, in the New Living Translation: “For I know the plans I have for you,”says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” I pray this verse often over my children and myself when worries and anxiety about tomorrow creep in.

  191. I am Patt from Bloomington, Indiana. “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. “ 1 John 4:4 NIV

  192. Hi, I’m Pam from Marietta, Ga. My first Scripture is 1Peter 1:3-5
    “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefined and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” (NASB)

  193. Hi, I’m Katy from Winthrop Harbor, IL.
    I’m in the process of memorizing Psalm 40 right now, and God confirmed this morning to keep going with it. The verse I’m working on these two weeks will be verse 8, “I delight to do thy will, O my God; thy law is within my heart.” (RSV)

  194. I’m Angie and I live in Tipp City, Ohio. “I am the light of the world, whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life” John 8:12 (NIV) God led me to this verse on New Year’s Day as I was trying to determine what my focus would be in 2023. I chose the word “Light”.

  195. My verse-
    Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s
    2 Chronicles 20:15

  196. Hi, my name is Monica. I’m from rural Wisconsin. I’m going to meditate on and work on memorizing Proverbs 31:25,26 KJV for my first verse. “Strength and honour are her clothing, and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.”

  197. My name is Laurie and I live in Port Orchard, Washington. “Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 ESV

  198. My name is Amanda. I live in Fort Mill.
    I have chosen the same verse as Kay.
    “Strength and dignity are her clothing. and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom,
    and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.”
    Proverbs Proverbs 31:25,26 ESV

  199. Chiquita from Roswell, NM
    “He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?
    Micah 6:8
    NKJV

  200. Hi, I am Mary-Lou from Ontario, Canada. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petiion, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God, And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Jesus Christ.” Phillipians 4:6-7 NIV 1. Be anxious about nothing. 2. Be prayerful about everything. 3. Be Thankful for all things.

  201. Hi, I’m Donna and I live in Stephenville, Texas.
    “Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.” John 15:4. NIV

  202. Hi, I’m Trina from Olympia, Washington. “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning, great is your faithfulness. “ Lamentations 3:22-23 NIV

  203. I am Debbie and I live in Groveland Florida. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:37, ESV
    I chose this passage as a good beginning to a new year filled with peace of Christ.

  204. Hi my name is Mary and I live in San Diego, CA

    ” For I know the plans I have for you” says the LORD.
    They are plans for good and not for
    disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
    In those days when you pray, I will listen.
    If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.
    Jeremiah 29:11-13 NLT

  205. I live in Salt Lake City, Utah.
    I will memorize Proverbs 31:25,26
    New American Standard version.
    I am excited to memorize scriptures this year. Last year I read through the Bible, and I was wanting to continue more in depth reading, and this scripture memory plan really inspired me.
    Thank you Kay!
    Tami

  206. Hi, I am Julie from sunny San Diego, CA! So excited to join this challenge with you, Kay, and the rest of my sisters in Christ! “She is clothed in strength and dignity. She smiles at the future. She opens her mouth with wisdom and the teachings of kindness are on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:25-26

  207. Hello I am Susann from Lowell, Mi . My scripture Romans 12:2 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is -his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

  208. I’m Natalie K. I live in Arizona in the desert!! So excited about doing these memory verses this year with a group of women!! My verse for the next two weeks is Proverbs 31: 25&26 ‘ Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness,” Thank you so much Kay for doing this for us!!! It’s nice to have a group of Christian women learning verses together for a change!!! I have memory problems because I’ve been on dialysis for 27 years but I will do my very best to memorize every single verse!!!!!

  209. I’m Audrey and I live Mountain House CA. “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven.” Matthew 5:16 KJV

  210. My name is Michelle from Missoula, MT. “Our boast is this, the testimony of our conscience that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially toward you, with the simplicity and sincerity of God, (and)not by human wisdom but by the grace of God. 2 Cor 1:12 (NAB)

  211. I live in Taylor, Texas

    My verse is your verse. It speaks to me about how I want to appear to myself and others

    Proverbs 31:25-26
    “Strength and dignity are her clothing and she laughs at the time to come, She opens her mouth with wisdom,and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue “

  212. I’m Melanie and I live in Clinton, MS. “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” Psalm 103:2-5 (ESV)

  213. Hi I’m Cynthia and I live in Folsom, California. “My son do not forget my teaching but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity.” Proverbs 3:1,2 (NIV)

  214. Hi, Nancy fron San Diego, Ca.

    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua1:9

    1. Hi, I’m Claudia from Sunnyvale Ca.

      Isiah 41:13
      For I am the Lord your God who takes your right hand and says to you, do not fear; i will help you.

  215. Cyndi from Rochester Hills, Michigan
    Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. Psalm 143:8 ESV

  216. Hello, I am Becky from Houston, TX. My first memorization Bible verse will be “May God be gracious to us and bless us. May God’s face shine upon us.” Psalm 67:2 (NAB)

  217. Hi, I’m Claudia from Sunnyvale Ca.

    Isiah 41:13
    For I am the Lord your God who takes your right hand and says to you, do not fear; i will help you.

  218. I live in Lincoln, NE. I’m posting my second verse early.

    “But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” -Matthew 14:30 (NIV)
    Without Christ, fear takes over and we sink. As we begin this new year, may we be comforted that we have a Savior.

    From Matthew 4 commentary. https://www.biblestudytools.com/matthew/14.html
    “When we look off from Christ, and look at the greatness of opposing difficulties, we shall begin to fall; but when we call to him, he will stretch out his arm, and save us.”

  219. My name is Michele Ross. I live in Framingham Mass.

    Proverbs 31:30,31
    Charm is deceitful nd beauty is vain, but a woman who fears Adonai (G-d) will be praised. Give her the fruit of her hands. Let her deeds be her praise at the gates. Tree of Life Bible
    I am a Messianic Jew who has strong faith i Messiah Yeshua (Jesus)!

    This scripture spoke to me deeply!

  220. Hello Kay, my name is Mary Rae Martin and I live in Clinton Twp Michigan. I am excited to recite favorite scripture passages. My favorite is from Psam 116: What shall I render to the Lord for all His benefits to me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord. English Standard Version, Catholic Edition from the Augustine Institute.

  221. I’m Janice and I live in Longview, Texas and I chose the theme verse to start with! “Strength and dignity are her clothing and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue!” Proverbs 31: 25, 26 (ESV). Thank you this opportunity!

  222. My name is Ginger, I am from Alabama -All praise to God the father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father & the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.

  223. “Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever!”

    ~Psalm 107:1 ESV

    Sondra from Phoenix, Arizona. Grateful for all He provides.

  224. I’m Lorrie. I live in Arizona. Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10 NIV

  225. Hi, my name is Kathy and I live right outside of Lincoln, Nebraska. For this first Scripture I chose to do your verse Kay since it will be on the emails and sort of the theme for this year. Thank you for encouraging us women to memorize Scripture. I am so blessed when I do that. “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:25-26, (NIV)

  226. I’m Melody and I live in Avon, Indiana, USA…Strength and dignity are her clothing and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:25-26 ESV

  227. Hi, I’m Janet from Bloomer, Wisconsin. I also will be meditating on Proverbs 31:25,26 (NIV) “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.”

  228. My name is Cherokee, and I live in Springdale, Arkansas. ” But you are who a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His possession, so that you may proclaim the praises of the One who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” I Peter 2:9 (HCSB)

  229. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!Bless the LORD O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Ps. 103:1-5 (ESV)

  230. I am from Orlando, FL and my scripture selection is also yours: “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31: 25-26 ESV.
    I chose this scripture because I am a teacher, close to retirement and find that laughter doesn’t come as easily to me. My prayer for my life this year is for God to use me each day and that I will spread joy and laughter wherever I go.

  231. I’m Anna from Beaufort, NC
    Strength and dignity are her clothing,and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
    ~ Proverbs 31:25,26

  232. I’m Brenda. I live in Oak Hill, Virginia. “Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.” Proverbs 31:35 (KJV) I chose this verse because it is foundational to why I am participating in Scripture Meditation and Memory at DFMD. My goal is to be clothed in His Strength so that I may face the coming days with joy, no matter the circumstances.

  233. Hi all,
    I am Petra, from Sydney, Australia. My verse is Hebrews 13:2 “And do not be willing to forget hospitality. For by it, certain persons, without realizing it, have received Angels as guests.”
    (Catholic Public Domain Version CPDV)

  234. I’m Paula, and I live in Texas. “And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that they come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.” Luke 21:34-36 (KJV) I chose this scripture because it was included in my Advent Bible Study and I can’t quit thinking about it.

  235. Holly from Northern California
    I’m going to be using Kay’s verses.
    Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:25-26 ESV

  236. I’m Wendy and I live in Indian Trail NC. “Strength and dignity are her clothing and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:25,26 ESV

  237. Hi I’m Ardith from Clearwater, FL.
    “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teachings of kindness is on her tongue. Proverbs 31: 25-26.
    You are such a lovely mentor Kay. Thanks for helping us work on our inner beauty.

  238. I’m Alli and I would like to join you and others in memorizing scripture. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge him; and he shall direct your paths.Proverbs 3:5,6

  239. I am Judy from Woodbury, TN. My first Scripture is Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusts in You.

  240. Hello, I’m Lori from Strasburg, VA. My verse is Proverbs 31:25,26 ESV
    Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

  241. I am Tawny, and I live in The Dalles, Oregon. I love the verse you picked. My daughter was married last year, and I have been observing how unkindly she speaks to her husband. I am trying to get up the courage to speak with her about it, and this verse is going to help me begin that conversation. I like NKJV.
    “Strength and honor are her clothing; She shall rejoice in time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness”.

  242. I am DeDee, I live in Colorado Springs, CO. ““She speaks with wisdom, and on her tongue there is tender instruction. She keeps a close eye on the conduct of her family, and she does not eat the bread of idleness.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭31‬:‭26‬-‭27‬ ‭GW‬‬

  243. I’m Lori and I live in Visalia, CA. “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom. And faithful instruction is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:25-26 (NIV)

  244. I am Diane and I live in Arlington, Texas.
    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
    Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

  245. Hello, I am Chris from. North Augusta, SC. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

  246. Hello! I am Laurie and I am living in Cincinnati, Ohio. I really like the Bible verse already chosen so I am going with that one. “Strength and dignity are her clothing and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
    Proverbs 31:25,26 (ESV)

  247. My name is Melanie, I’m from Michigan. As I had recently decided to focus on my role as a woman of God, I’m excited to join Kay in memorizing Proverbs 31:25-26 – however, in the NKJV. “Strength and honor are her clothing; She shall rejoice in time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness.”

    If I can, I would love to share a (free) app that has been oh so very helpful in memorizing scripture – the app is called “Remember Me” I use android, and I believe it’s also available on ios.

  248. Hello I’m Mary from Chicago,IL! I chose Proverbs 30-31 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.(RSVCE)

  249. Thank You, Kay. I am so excited about this challenge and joining you and the other ladies on our journey in meditating and praying for one another and on our Scriptures.

    I chose your Proverb 31;25-26 because I lead a Bible Study of almost 140 women. As I read this Scripture it particularly resonated. May strength and dignity be my clothing when I need it. May I laugh at things to come with grace and not frustration as things inevitably come. May the Lord help me guard my heart. May my teaching and every time I open my mouth (especially) and my pen (or keyboard) be full of grace and kindness and wisdom. I have already been writing these verses as part of the memorizing process and sharing them with my leadership team as a good reminder.
    Blessings! Sandy A

  250. I am Jen from Cincinnati. I will be memorizing verses that my husband learned as part of Bible study. I would help him learn them while we were lifting weights at the gym. We would recite them during the 2 min rest period.
    Romans 12:1 NIV
    Therefore I urge you brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God-this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will.

  251. Hi, I’m Kathy from California! I’m choosing Kay’s selected verse to memorize, Proverbs 31:25-26 NIV “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

  252. I’m Suzi from Fremont, Ohio. I found this about the wife more precious than jewels in the same chapter as Kay’s verse, and I thought it would be a good reminder for me in the new year:
    “The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain.
    She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.” Proverbs 31: 10-12 RSV

  253. Hi! I’m Jenn. I live in Central Oregon (the high desert side, not the rainy green side). I have chosen to follow Kay’s lead for this first verse. Proverbs 31: 25, 26, but for this kind of the thing I prefer the flowery words of the King James Version. It sounds like this “25 Strength and honour are her clothing; And she shall rejoice in time to come. 26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; And her tongue is the law of kindness.” (31: 25,26 KJV)

  254. Happy New Year! I’m Alison and I live in Flourtown, PA. Kay’s quote is the one I’m using this week. It speaks to my heart at this time.
    She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Proverbs 31:NIV

  255. Hello everyone. I am Rose Powell and I live in a small town in northwest Georgia, Rising Fawn. I would like to use Kay’s verse for my first choice, but my Bible is a NIV, so I am copying from that translation. Proverbs 31:25-26: She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

  256. I’m Suzy from Kannapolis, NC (Originally Savannah, GA).
    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” (NKJV).

  257. My name is Rhonda from Chattanooga, “For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you” (NIV)

  258. Hello! My name is Rhonda and I live in Chattanooga,Tennessee. ” For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you” (NIV)

  259. I’m Charlotte and I live in Houston, Texas. My verse: The Lord bless you and keep you! The Lord let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you! The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace! ~ Numbers 6:24-26 (NAB). I picked this verse because it sprang up 3 times for me. My daily Bible reading, at New Year’s Mass, and my sister-in-law sent it to me in a text message.

  260. I’m Annemarie from Palm Coast, Florida. I’m choosing to use Kay’s verse for the first challenge.
    Strength and honor are her clothing, and she can laugh at the time to come.
    Her mouth speaks wisdom, and loving instruction is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:25-26 CSB
    I’m an elementary teacher, as we return to school next week this is a great verse for me to meditate on 🙂

  261. Hi – Thank you so much for doing this. My name is Margaret and I live in Atlanta, Georgia. My verse came from the second readings at Mass this Sunday. The homily was about these verses and resonated with me. New International Version
    Numbers 6: 24-26
    24 The Lord bless you and keep you;
    25 the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;
    26 the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”’

  262. Hello, I’m Teresa and I live in Lexington, KY. I will start with the verses you picked and pray for direction for the next 2 weeks.
    Proverbs 31:25,26 ESV

    “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.”
    “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.”
    ‭‭

  263. My name is Stephanie. I live in Beaverton, AL. My verse is:
    (25)Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
    (26)And whosoever live there and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
    John 11:25-26
    Jesus is talking to Martha here. Believe that I can make Lazarus live. Believe.

  264. From Loveland, Colorado.I want to do your scripture verse, Proverbs 31:25,26.” Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” American Standard Bible.

  265. Strength-and-dignity-are-her-clothing-and-she-laughs-at-the-time-to-come.-26-She-opens-her-mouth-with-wisdom-and-the-teaching-of-kindness-is-on-her-tongue..

  266. Hello, I’m Tammy. I live in Hemphill, Texas and the scripture I chose is from Deuteronomy 4:9.
    “Only be on your guard and diligently watch yourselves, so that you don’t forget the things your eyes have seen and so that they don’t slip from your mind as long as you live. Teach them to your children and grandchildren.” (CSB)

  267. Greetings, I’m Natalie from Fort Worth, TX. RSV Catholic edition.
    “Proverbs 31 woman” is a beautiful place to begin.
    25She is clothed with strength and dignity, and laughs at the days to come. 26She opens her mouth in wisdom; kindly instruction is on her tongue.
    Peace

  268. I’m Caron in Iowa.
    “And let the peace of Christ control your hearts, the peace into which you were also called in one body. And be thankful.”
    Colossians 3:15 NRSV-CE

  269. I’m Kendra and I live in Tulsa, OK.

    Psalm 1;1
    Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. (KJV)

    Thank you for doing this. My goal is to memorize Psalm 1.

  270. Hi everyone,
    my name is Monika. I live i the West of Germany in a town called Baesweiler near Aachen.
    I am married, 61 and a teacher at a comprhensive school for 10-20 year old sts.
    My first verse is Matthew 19,26:
    Jesus looked at them and said, “For human beings this is impossible, but for God all things are possible.

    Love and angel blessings

  271. I’m Allison and I’m from Houston, Tx. My verse is:
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 NIV

    1. Good morning, I’m Lisa and I recently moved to Denton, TX. Kay, what a wonderful opportunity you have given us to join this group. My first verse will be “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. ~ Proverbs 31:25,26 (ESV).

  272. I am Kim and I am from Cypress, Tx near Houston. “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.” NIV

    Thank you for this challenge. I am really needing to connect with God’s Word again and look forward to meditating on His Word as well as having the accountability with a group of godly women.

  273. Great morning! My name is Cindy Sayes and I hail from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
    “Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 NASB

  274. Hello, my name is Karen and I’m from Hawthorne, FL. I am choosing to start the scriptural journey with Kay’s scripture Proverbs 31: 25,26.

  275. I’m Beth from Oceanside, California.

    She is clothed with strength and dignity;
    she can laugh at the days to come.
    She speaks with wisdom,
    and faithful instruction is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:25-26 NIV

  276. I’m Lori and I live in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Psalms 25:5

  277. Hello, I’m Catherine from Reston,Virginia. My first scripture is

    PHILIPPIANS 4:8 ” Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on these things”

    I feel this scripture indicates what I should be doing – focusing on the good and not worrying, but also what we all will be doing together as we focus on these scriptures for the next year.

  278. I am Robin from Colorado. I am choosing “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life;of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1-2 ESV

  279. Hello, I am Fi from the UK and am so pleased to be joining you all in this. Thank-you Kay.

    This time I have chosen to meditate on Kay’s verses as they resonate with where I am at the start of this year & I love the passage in the ESV ‘teaching of kindness is on her tongue’ rather than ‘faithful instruction is on her tongue’ as in the NIV

    Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.
    She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
    Proberbs 31: 25,26

  280. Hi there. My name is Maureen and I live in New Iberia, Louisiana. I am excited to be a part of this challenge. My scripture verse is
    “ Your word is a lamp to guide my feet
    and a light for my path.” Psalm 119: 105
    (From the St. Joseph Edition of the New Catholic Bible)

  281. I’m Kate from Indiana. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 (NIV)

  282. I’m Lois and I live in Abilene, KS.
    “I have set the Lord continually before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure.” Psalm 16:8-9 (NIV)

  283. John I. verse 7 and 11
    7. Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and everyone that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God
    11. Beloved, if god, so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

    I chose these two verses, because it’s important that we be kind, treat each other with respect, be patient with each other, and love one another. The world would be a better place if we love to one another.

  284. Hi, I’m Kim from Gilbert, Arizona

    “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”
    Romans 12:10(NIV)

  285. I’m Anne and I live on Hilton Head Island, SC. I am also choosing Proverbs 31:25-26: “Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future. She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue”. NASB

  286. I’m Sharon and I live in Huntington, Indiana. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and pleading with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus”~ Philippians 4:6,7 (NASB)

  287. Hello – I am Janis from Alabama. I am starting with the scripture Proverbs 31:25-26 (ESV). So thankful to be part of this group.
    Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

  288. Hi! I’m Suzanne and I’m from Bloomsburg, PA.
    Psalm 38:15
    “ For in thee, O Lord, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.”
    I prayed for God to speak to my heart and He gave me this verse and the last part of Psalm 42:5.
    Psalm 42:5
    “ Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.”
    KJV

  289. Hi! I’m Joanne and I live in SW Washington! I am choosing to memorize Proverbs 31:25,26 as it is Kay’s theme verse and I pray for the Lord’s wisdom in all circumstances: Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she smiles at the future. She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. (NASB). Thank you, Kay, for this scripture meditation challenge!

  290. Hi, I’m Allison from Leander (near Austin), Texas. My verse for this week is the first one that I memorized and that resonated with me many years ago when I first became a Bible student.

    For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 TIm 1:7 KJV

  291. I am Sherri, I live in central Arkansas.”Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:25,26 (ESV)

  292. I’m Jennifer, and I live in Pasadena, Maryland. I’m choosing a verse from today’s devotional reading: “Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.
    See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
    I am making a way in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland.“. Isaiah 43:18-19. This reminds me to let go of dwelling past events and to trust God for the future.

  293. Hello from Shelly in Woodstock GA. My verse is Rev 3:20
    “See! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.”

  294. Hi, I’m Lis from Ontario, Canada; Because it really spoke to me, I picked Kay’s theme verse to Memorize and meditate on. Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Thank you.

  295. I’m Christy and I live in Overland Park, KS. “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:25,26 (NIV)

  296. Hi! My name is Kim. I live in Spartanburg, SC. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV)

  297. I’m Lynn, and I live in Atlanta, Georgia. “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Prov. 31:25,26

  298. Hi Kay
    My name is Jeanne and I live in Ellisville Missouri. A dear friend just recently introduced me to Dressed For My Day and Blessed For My Day, and I am so grateful that she did. This morning I have my coffee, my Bible, my new 2023 planner, a new journal, and I am excited to join your scripture meditation and memorization challenge.
    I’ve chosen my first memory verse to be the same as yours, Proverbs 31:25-26. …. “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue”
    My personal goal this year is walk in grace, and be filled with praise, to draw daily closer to God, to be His light.

  299. My name is Mona and I live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. “As for God, His way is perfect; the Lord’s word is flawless; He shields all who take refuge in Him.” II Samuel 22:31. NIV

  300. My name is Debbie and I live in Newberg, Oregon.
    I’m attempting to memorize Eph. 1:18-20 (NIV) “18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms,“.
    It’s a verse I will be praying over my kids.

  301. Hi, I’m Dori. I live part time in Oceanside, California and in Lakebay, Washington the rest of the year. The verse I have chosen to focus on is Psalm 46:1-3, God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. NIV

  302. I’m Sherry from Blue Springs, MO. I’ll be using the same verse as Kay. This is how I hope to be and feel.

  303. I’m Jen and I live in a small town in NE Iowa. I chose to mediate on Psalm 139: 23-24 (NIV).
    Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

    Thanks so much for this challenge!

  304. I’m Valerie from Shipdham in England “how do you know me? Nathanael asked. Jesus answered, I saw you while you were still under the fig tree.” John 1:48 NIV

  305. I’m Ruth and I live in Denver, CO. “Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” ~2 Timothy 1:6&7 (NKJV)

  306. Hi! I’m Deb, I live in Marion, OH. My 1st Scripture is “Trust in the Lord and He will give you your hearts desires.” Psalm 37:4 NLT

  307. Hi. I’m Sandra and I live in Virginia. My verse is Psalms 84:11 (NIV) “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless”.

  308. I am Shelby from Walnutport, PA
    Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.
    Philippians 4:8 NAS

  309. I’m Michele and I live in a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 (NLT)

  310. Hi, I’m Lisa from Roanoke, Va. The first verse I’m memorizing is Kay’s. I must say, it’s not as easy as it used to be, but I’m determined!

  311. Hello, I’m Cindy from Central Florida. I’m sorry to be late getting started, but after giving it some thought, I choose Kay’s scripture as my first.

  312. Hi😊, I’m Margaret from Oneonta,Al
    “I have learned in whatever state I am in to be content. I know both how to face humble circumstances and how to have abundance. Everywhere and in all things I have learned the secret, both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things because of Christ who strengthens me.” Phillipians 4: 11-13 MEV

  313. Hi. I’m Barb and I live in Mason City, Iowa.
    “May the God of hope fill you with all joy in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Romans 15:13 (ESV)

  314. Hi! I’m Karen, from Illinois. I’m excited to begin reading and reflecting on Scripture verses with you.
    Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually.
    1 Chronicles 16:11

  315. Hi! Im Beth and I live in Garden City Mo. “Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!” Psam 118:1 ESV

  316. Hi, I’m Robyn. Greetings from Sydney, Australia. I want to memorise Philippians 4:6-7: “Don’t be anxious about anything, but in every situation by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” (NIV)

  317. I’m Sharon. I live in Minneapolis and Washington, D.C. James 1:27: Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

  318. What a creative way to follow Hebrews 10:24-25: “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching KJV

  319. I’m Cundy and I live in Union, ME. “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. ~ Proverbs 31:25,26 (ESV)

  320. I’m Marcia from Elyria, OH and these verses (KJV) continue to come to mind. Jeremiah 9:23-24Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:
    24 But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.

  321. Hi. I am Linda and I live in Missouri.

    My verse is:

    “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. ~ Proverbs 31:25,26

  322. MaryLou From Jones, Ok
    I’m going to begin with “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. ~ Proverbs 31:25,26 (ESV)

  323. Pam from Wadsworth Illinois. “When I said, ‘My foot is slipping’, your love, O Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.” Psalm 94:18,19 (NIV)

  324. Hi, I’m Liz from Weatherford, TX. My scripture is Phillipians 4:6-7. Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

    I am always up for ways to strengthen my faith and I am so glad you decided to do this. Your generosity is amazing!

  325. My name is Randi ( pronounced Rondi) and I am from Gainesville, FL, living on Edisto Island, SC now. I will be memorizing Kay’s scripture to start and will choose my own next time.

  326. I’m Lana, and I live in Melbourne, Australia. “To him who loves us and has freed us from our sons by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father – to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.”
    Revelation 1:5b-6, NIV

  327. I’m Diane and I live in Lawton, Oklahoma. I usually prefer the King James Version but read other versions also to get additional insight at times.

  328. Hi Kay! I live in Fort Collins,CO. I read the NLT Bible and will also do Proverbs 31:25-26 to start the year. I’m excited about practicing scripture memory with a community of believers

  329. Hi! I’m Kim from Berryville, Virginia, and I am excited to join you ladies. I will be following along with Kay as I’ve discovered we have similar lifestyles from reading her blog for the past two years. Thank you, Kay, for your leadership! My verse for these two weeks is “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31: 25-26, ESV. Off to buy some 4″x6″ notecards!

  330. I’m SM and I live in Milton, Florida. “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. ~ Proverbs 31:25,26 (ESV)
    I’m using your shared verse as I begin this year and this challenge as I cannot think of a more appropriate, all-encompassing goal for myself! Thank you for opening up this challenge to all of us! Blessings. 💕

  331. Hi I’m Sharon I live in Hatboro Pa. I am choosing ..Strength and dignity are her clothing and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:25,26 ESV

  332. I’m Linda from Las Vegas, Nevada.
    “For I know the plans I have for you,”declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

  333. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to share God’s word. I will also start with your verses Proverbs 31: 25,26 (NIV). I live in Traverse City, MI.

  334. I’m Bonnie and I live in Darien, Illinois. I choose to memorize the Proverbs 31:25-26 verse for this first week because surprisingly and coincidentally enough, one of my boys (ages 39, 39 and 40) gave me a Christmas stocking this year (I always fill stockings for everyone else!), and down in the toe was a small granite square with verse 25 on it! A Godwink??!!

  335. Hello, I am Brenda and I live in Huntsville, Texas. ‘Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.’ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.

  336. Hi, I’m Barbara. I split my time between Gardiner, Montana and Parker, Colorado.
    “Brothers I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14

  337. Jayne, Ohio; “Strength and dignity are her clothing and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:25-26 ESV

  338. My name is Annette from La Habra, California. The horse is prepared for battle, but deliverance is of the Lord. Proverbs 21:31.
    NKJV.

  339. Hello everyone, my name is Lynn and I live in British Columbia, Canada.
    My verse is Psalms 25:4&5 NIV
    “Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Saviour and my hope is in you all day long.”

  340. I’m Debbie and I live in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. “You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.” Psalm 65:11 (NLT)

  341. Hi! I am Becky from Napa, California. I will start with the scripture Kay mentioned and I use the NASB Bible.

    Strength and dignity are her clothing,
    And she smiles at the future. She opens her mouth in wisdom,
    And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

    I am honored to have several young women in my life who look up to me as their boss at work and mentor in life. It is essential I lead them wisely and in God’s truth. My scriptures will be my guiding principles and the qualities I want to steward and instill into their lives.

  342. Hi, Terri from Shokan, NY, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, on your own intelligence rely not. In all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths.”
    Proverbs 3: 5-6 NAB. An old standard from a different translation brings a new perspective for me

  343. I’m Rene’ and I live in Franklin, Indiana. Ps 1:2 “But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on His law he meditates day and night” (NIV)

  344. Hi, I’m Midge and I live in New Mexico.

    Proverbs 3:5-6
    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
    in all your ways submit to Him,
    and he will make your paths straight.”
    NIV

  345. I’m Carole, and I live in Amherst, Ohi
    “”But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.” NASV

  346. I am Karen and I am from Royal Oak, Michigan. “Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.” Psalm 62:8 NIV

  347. Hi! I’m Karen and I live in Aurora, OH; “Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. Habakkuk 3:17-18 NIV.

  348. Hello, I’m Vanessa from Sanford, NC.
    Romans 13:14, NIV
    “Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.”

  349. I’m Nova from Lexington SC. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. (‭‭‭1 John‬ ‭4‬‬:‭9‬ ‭NIV‬‬)

  350. Hi, I’m Sharon and I live in Prescott Valley, AZ. I choose to memorize Kay’s scripture this week because it describes the woman I want God to mold me into.

  351. I live in Laurinburg, North Carolina. I chose Luke 12:29-31 (ESV)
    And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. Instead seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you.

  352. I’m Allison from Greenville, SC. May church is observing a Daniel fast for the first few weeks of the new year, so I chose this scripture from Isaiah to reflect on what that might mean for me. “Feed the hungry; help those in need. Then your light will shine out from the darkness and the darkness around you will be as bright as day.” Isaiah 58:10 (TLB)

  353. I’m Sally and I live in the U.K.
    ‘Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful” Hebrews 10:23 (NKJV)

  354. Hi, I’m Carla from Waveland, MS. My verse is Matthew 6:34 “So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring it’s own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” New Living Translation

  355. Hi Ladies, and Happy New Year! Mt name is Jan and I live in Pinetop, AZ. My scripture choice is Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord,Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. I have to remember that the road is narrow; not as wide as I’d like.
    I’m using The New American Bible.

  356. Hi, I’m Barb and I live in Lakeway, TX.

    “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and he shall bring it to pass. Psalm37:5 (NIV)

    Thank you, Kay for organizing this meditation challenge.

  357. Hi, I’m Sarah and I’m in PA. My verse is “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10 (ESV)

  358. My name is Rebecca and I live in Chesterton, IN.
    But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.
    Genesis 50:20 NKJV

  359. From Elyria, Ohio.. Here is my first verse.. Exodus 33:14 The Lord replied,” My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

  360. Hi!
    I’m Shelly and I live in Madison, SD.
    My scripture is: “Psalm 139:14 NIV
    I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful.
    I know that full well.”
    Thank you for doing this – perfect timing.

  361. My name is Carol. I live in Scotland.
    You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are – no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourself proud owners of everything that can’t be bought. Matthew Chapter 5 verse 5.

  362. Hello, my name is Diane Pruitt. I live in Freeburg IL, close to St.Louis MO.
    2 Timothy 1:7
    For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

  363. I’m Michelle Holt in Powder Springs, Georgia. My scripture is Psalm 104:33,34

    I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. Let my meditation be pleasing to Him; As for me, I shall be glad in the Lord.

  364. I’m Cindy, and I live in Brownsburg, IN. “I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever.” Psalm 145:1 (NIV)

  365. I’m Vickie and I live in Marietta Georgia.

    Thank you Kay for doing this. My verse is:

    The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory for ever and ever. Amen
    2 Timothy 4:18

  366. Hi! I’m Sheila from Peoria, Arizona! “ Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit rather in humility value others above yourselves. Proverbs 2:3-4

  367. Hi I’m Susan and I am from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. I have decided to use Kay’s Bible verse this time. I am reading from The Jeruzlsm Bible. Readers Edition.

  368. I chose the same scripture: Proverbs 31:25-26 (it actually popped up in my daily devotional book). My study bible is an ESV, but I actually chose to memorize the version from my NIV version: “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.”

  369. I am Maia and live in McKInney, Texas. I’m actually new to being a Believer, so this is wonderful for me! “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.” Ephesians 6: 10-11, (ESV)

    1. Wonderful! Welcome aboard, Maia! This is such a great investment of your time and effort, and a wonderful way to begin a close walk with Christ.

  370. My name is Abbey, I live in El Cajon, Ca. I am joining in with “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Proverbs 31;25-26 ESV

  371. Hi, I’m Melva from Lake Texoma, TX — “Bold power & glorious majesty are wrapped around her as she laughs with joy over the latter days. Her teachings are filled with wisdom & kindness as loving instruction pours from her lips.” Proverbs 31:25-26

  372. “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me.
    2Corinthians 12:9 (NAB)
    Hi! My name is Kristin and I live in Massillon, Ohio.

    1. Hi Kristin! I was born in Massillon and some of my Keehn family relatives still live there. Since I moved to Indiana, I only get back once a year. Go Tigers!

  373. I’m Margie and I live in Onalaska, Texas. “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭31‬:‭25‬-‭26‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  374. Hey, I’m Sherryl and I live in Sorrento, FL. My verse to memorize and start the year is “Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children, and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 5:1-2 NIV I chose these verses to encourage myself to love others as Jesus loves us and to live a life of love. Peace and love to all.

  375. Hi, my name is Theresa and I live in Dallas TX. I love this idea and choose Kay’s initial verse, Proverbs 31:25-26 in the English Standard Version:

    Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on
    her tongue.

    Thanks for leading this conversation.

  376. Hello! I’m Dawn and I live in Dassel Minnesota.
    Kay, You have chosen a beautiful verse and I would like to begin with the same
    scripture. I liked the NLT version to meditate on and memorize.
    “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.
    When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness.” Proverbs 31:25,26 (NLT)

  377. Hi, I’m Nina, I live in Tulsa, OK. “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.” PSALMS 19:14 (NKJV) My mother was a minister and this was a verse she liked.

  378. Hi! My name is Patti and I’m from Iowa. My scripture verse is Joshua 24:15, “But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the river, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”

  379. Hi! I’m Sonja from Utah.
    Hebrews 10-24-25
    And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

  380. Kathy from Pottstown, Pennsylvania.
    “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.”
    Psalm 143:8

  381. Hi from Wendy! I live in Bundanoon, Australia and also Parksville, British Columbia, Canada. What a great idea to start off the New Year! I will be using the selections you have chosen, Kay. “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31: 25, 26. ESV

  382. I’m JA from Chicago –

    “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.” Romans 12:9 (ESV)

  383. I AM FAYE FROM NASHVILLE TN. DO NOT BE ANXIOUS ABOUT ANYTHING BUT IN EVERY SITUATION BY PRAYER AND PETITION, WITH THANKSGIVIING, PRESENT YOUR REQUESTS TO GOD. AND THE PEACE OF GOD WHICH TRANSCENDS ALL UNDERSTANDING WILL GUARD YOUR HEARTS AND YOUR MINDS IN CHIRST JESUS. PHILLIPIANS 4:6-7.

  384. I live in Clarksburg WV. So shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; It shall not return to me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

  385. Good Afternoon. My name is Brenda and I live in Stevensville, Michigan. Over the last 2 weeks I’ve received various methods to memorize scripture and I’ve decided on your plan. I want to begin with Kay’s scripture since it is the theme.
    Excited for the journey.

  386. Psalm 73:25
    Whom have I in Heaven but you?
    And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
    My flesh and my heart may fail,
    But God is the strength of my heart
    And my portion forever

    NIV

  387. Hi lam Shirley I live in Maine
    NIV Study Bible
    Strength and dignity are her clothing,and she laughs at the time to come.
    She opens her mouth with wisdom,and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Proverbs 31: 25,26

  388. I’m Anna from Montana. My verse is: Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct they paths. Proverb 3:5-6

  389. Hello. My name is Sandra and I live in England.

    Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of eat (for death or life)
    Proverbs 18:21 AMP

    Words fascinate me and this scripture underlines the importance of the words we choose to speak. And how we use them. We can lift ourselves and others up, or we can depress ourselves and others. Our choice.

  390. I’m Kim and live in Monrovia, California. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths”
    (NKJV)

  391. I’m Debbie and I live along the Gulf Coast of Alabama. My verse is:

    “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed.” 1 Peter 3:15-16 (NKJV)

  392. I’m Carol from Spring City, Tennessee. I have chosen Prov. 31::27:
    She looks well to the ways of her household and eats not the bread of idleness.

    With health limitations I must take frequent breaks. I need to work on not squandering that time, but using it to look after my household by planning and evaluating this. Hope this isnt too late to join.

  393. I’m Linda from Gallatin, Tennessee
    My second scripture,”Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God”. 1 Corinthians 10 (31)

  394. Linda, Gallatin,T Tennessee
    I will praise You, oh Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works…
    Psalm 9 (1). NKJV

  395. My name is Cindy & I live in Ohio. I am inspired by the challenge. For this first session, I am starting with the theme verse, Proverbs 31:25& 26. Thank you for this opportunity to memorize & share scripture.

  396. Hi my name is Cathy, I am from Bakersfield, CA.
    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12 (NIV)

  397. Hi I’m Sheila from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    I’m guessing I was a tad late joining the group bc I just received the second weeks email today (Jan. 15)
    I will be reflecting on Kay’s choice of Matthew 9:36 for my first week to begin with.
    Happy New Year to all!

    1. Hi Sheila. There have only been two. We’re just adding scriptures on the first and third Sunday of each month. So you’re right on track!

  398. Good morning, my name is Louise and I live in Redwood City, CA. I am memorizing the 1st Psalm. “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.” Psalms 1:1 (KJV)

  399. Psalm 143:8-11 (NIV)
    Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life. Rescue me from my enemies, Lord, for I hide myself in you. Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.

    I came across these verses this morning. I like the idea of starting the day with the knowledge of my Father’s unfailing love. I am currently seeking direction so I am longing to be shown the way I should go and the decisions I should make. I want to be hidden in Him and l like the reminder that the Holy Spirit is good. Level ground is what I’m after!

  400. Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:25,26

  401. I’m Jackee and I live in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. “Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:13b-14 ESV

  402. Hi! I’m Sherry Pawelko from Lincoln, NE. I feel a bit behind already as I’ve been sick in bed with an upper respiratory virus the last week. But I’m feeling so much better and want to join you all.

    My verse is Luke 11:28, Blessed are those who hear the Word of God and observe it. (NASB).

    Thank you for letting me join this group. I look forward to growing in Christ with you all.

  403. Thank you for starting this group. I look forward to delving into the Scriptures to feel ‘blessed for my day.’ That way, I will have that ‘extra something’ to complete my outfit as I get ‘dressed for my day.’
    Have a wonderful day experiencing God’s blessings for you!

  404. I’m Linda and I live in Southern California. “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32 (NIV)

  405. CyndeeKay- Jupiter, FL
    Proverbs 3:5-6
    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your path.”

  406. “Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt? And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down.” Matthew14:31-32 NIV

    Commentary from https://www.biblestudytools.com/matthew/14.html “Christ is the great Saviour; those who would be saved, must come to him, and cry to him, for salvation; we are never brought to this, till we find ourselves sinking: the sense of need drives us to him. He rebuked Peter. Could we but believe more, we should suffer less. The weakness of faith, and the prevailing of our doubts, displease our Lord Jesus, for there is no good reason why Christ’s disciples should be of a doubtful mind. Even in a stormy day he is to them a very present help.”

  407. Hi my name is Kym and I live in Wrekenton which is in the North East in United Kingdom .
    “ Finally , All of you should be of one mind . Sympathise with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted , and keep a humble attitude.” Peter 3:8 (NLT) The New Living Translation Bible.
    I chose this because as Christians we should all be Unified and not seek revenge when wronged . Also in this World that we all share surely we can show each other , Empathy , Sympathy and Compassion . We all have our burdens to shoulder and to learn to walk in another persons shoes is so important . Lets all just be Kind.

  408. Donna Brittain, Anniston, AL. 2 Thessalonians 3:2-3 “And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men, for not everyone has faith. But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.”

  409. I love the verses that you shared. They are the heart of God and a reminder of how we need to be today. In Matthew 9:36, Jesus felt compassion. Jesus is our example of how He wants us to be as His people. We need to move with compassion for those are in need. What a great word.
    My verse is Habbukuk 2:2 – And the Lord answered me and said: ‘Write the vision and make it plain upon tables, the he may run that readth it.’
    This speaks to me. I need to find my vision and write it down, then run with the vision that God has set before me.
    Thank you.

  410. Lucy from Tennessee:
    Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace o help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16

  411. Wanted to share my scripture verse that I am meditating on for the month of January! Galatians 5:16 the amplified says:
    But I say, walk habitually in the [Holy] Spirit [seek Him and be responsive to His guidance], and then you will certainly not carry out the desire of the sinful nature [which responds impulsively without regard for God and His precepts.

  412. I’m Barbara and I live in Waxhaw, North Carolina.
    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7 (KJV)

  413. Judy … Cleveland, OH
    “A fool takes no pleasure in understanding,
    but only in expressing his opinion.”
    Proverbs 18:2

  414. Hi. I’m Annie and I live in Easton, Pennsylvania but I’m originally from the Bronx, New York. My first scripture memory verse is:
    “For the word of God is living and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
    Hebrews:4:12
    New American Standard Bible

  415. I live in Cincinnati, OH
    I waited patiently for the Lord; He inclined to me and heard my cry. Psalm 40:1 (ESV)
    My mother has been in the hospital all last week and then had to make the decision for her to go to a rehab. It was a difficult decision and then where would be a good place. The Lord heard my prayers and led to the right place. I came across this verse in a devotion during that time.

  416. Proverbs 31:25 Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future.
    Proverbs 31:26 She opens her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.NASB

  417. Psalm 46:10 Be still and know that I am God.I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted upon the earth.
    Christine from Huntsville, Alabama.

  418. I am Caron and I live Tennessee. “She is a woman of strength and dignity and has no fear of old age. When she speaks, her words are wise and kindness is the rule for everything she says.” Proverbs 31:25-26 TLB

  419. Hi, I’m Cathy from Andalusia, Alabama.
    “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10 (NIV)

  420. I am Makayla from Westerville, Ohio. My verse is Mark 11:24. “Therefore, I say to you, whatever you pray and ask for, believe that you will receive it, and it will be so for you.” (Wesley Study Bible)

  421. I’m Phyliss from Marietta, GA
    Everything is permissible – but not everything is beneficial. Everything is permissible – but not everything is constructive. Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.
    1 Cor: 10:23-24
    NIV

  422. Hello everyone. I am from Connecticut and my scripture post is:

    Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing that you may abound in hope
    by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

    This scripture passage addresses joy, peace and hope..something we all could use more of today!

  423. Hello, my name is Margo Arel from West Brookfield, Massachusetts. I just found your blog today while looking at Pinterest. I would love to join your scripture program. My favorite verse from the age of 8 is from a prayer that I won in the Friday penny raffle at school, “Ask and it will be given to you, seek and ye shall find; knock and it will be opened to you” Matthew 7:7 NAB

    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said this prayer, let alone how many times it has been answered. At the age of 70 I still resort to its use and believe that God listens to me yet the latter part of the prayer puts the outcome in His hands.

  424. I’m Liz, from Tennessee. Since I’m a late-comer, I’ve chosen 4 verses from Ephesians 6:14-17 that I want to quote as I dress for the day.
    14. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,
    15. and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
    16. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
    17. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6‬:‭14‬-‭17‬ ‭NIV‬‬
    https://bible.com/bible/111/eph.6.14-17.NIV

  425. Kay, thank you for this ministry and encouraging us to meditate more on Scripture.

    Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.

    Isaiah 43:1

  426. I’m Susan Harwood and I live in Concord Township, Ohio (just east of Cleveland). “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she smiles at the future. She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:25,26 (NASB1995). I’m so glad you started with these two verses and that the first one is the theme. I desire to be this woman and this meditation and memorization challenge will certainly help me to reach this goal.

  427. Hi, I’m Lynne from Michigan
    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
    NIV

  428. My second verse for January is
    Hebrews 12:2
    “…fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and had sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. “

  429. Hi ladies! I’m Virginia and I live in Winnipeg Manitoba. Every winter I do battle with Seasonal Affective Disorder so the verse I chose is one that comforts me during this rough period. “The Word gave life to everything that was created and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness and the darkness can never extinguish it.” NLT

  430. Hi. I’m Sherry from Texas. “Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span?” Matthew 6:27 (NAB)

  431. Hello – I’m Melinda from San Diego. “My health may fail and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.”
    Psalm 73:26 NLT

  432. Be strong and of good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
    Deuteronomy 31:6. KJV

  433. Hi, I’m Christina and I live in Houston, Texas! I am also choosing Kay’s scripture – it’s perfect and cozy for this time of year!

  434. I am joining a bit late, but nevertheless, my name is Kim Schott. I’m from Houston Texas. I will be working on memorizing Psalm 24 in NKJV. V.1 is “I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.”

  435. I am Renee from Waco, TX. “But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.”
    ‭‭Luke‬ ‭2‬:‭19‬ ‭NIV‬‬ I chose this verse as a reminder to not ponder things aloud to others, but to keep my ponderings between me and the Lord.

  436. My name is Cinda and I am from Monclova, OH. I use the NIV translation of the bible – Proverbs 31: 25, 26. “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

  437. Helena, Burlington, Wi. Sorry I’m so late to this but I am a writer and have been working hard to meet deadlines. I love so many of the scriptures here that have spoken to everyone. Here are mine:
    Colossians 3:23 ESV
    Whatever you do, work heartily for the Lord and not for men. Knowing from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.
    Philippians 4:13
    I can do all things through Him who strengthens me
    Luke 4:10
    He will command His angels concerning you, to guard you.
    This scripture is speaking to me loudly now as my writing is emotiinally difficult and taking me back to dark times. I repeat this every night before closing my eyes to stop the night terrors. God is Good!!!

  438. Valerie, UK. You shall have no other Gods before me. Thank you for this group it means a lot to me as I am going through I difficult time at the moment.

  439. I’m Lupe and I live in Mequon, WI. “I lift my eyes to the mountains, where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2, NIV I find that this is just something so incredible – that the God who made heaven and earth cares for me! It’s overwhelming!

  440. I’m Debbie and I live in Omaha, NE. “What then shall we say in response to thee things? If god is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31 NIV

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