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Week Nineteen – 2023 DFMD Scripture Meditation Challenge

October 1, 2023
Scripture Meditation & Memory at DFMD 2023

Happy Lord’s Day, sweet friend. Thank you for joining me here. There’s a good chance that I’m on my way to the airport or even flying to Dallas as you read this blog post today. Or maybe, the good Lord willing, I’ve already landed and I’m trying to adjust to the heat. Ha!

Do a sister a favor and whisper a prayer for me, if you will. It may sound frivolous, but I could use a little courage and confidence about now. I’m going to the LTK Con, which is a conference for influencers. Probably 95% of the 300 influencers there will be in the 20s and 30s, skinny as a rail with fresh, tan skin and long flowing hair. Ha! Yes, there will be others my age (and size!) there, but you probably know what it feels like to be a small fish in a big pond…swimming a little slower than the rest, too.

I’m truly looking forward to the conference and it’s a huge honor even to receive an invitation. So I know I have every reason to feel confident and cool. But, well, you know… Just pray for me, sweet friend. I appreciate it.

By the way, I do not know those people above and below. Ha. It’s a stock photo. I figured I’d go ahead and share that since someone would probably ask. But they look happy, don’t they?

Since I’ve been hobbling around the past couple of weeks and it turns out to be arthritis in my foot, I thought this verse was fitting for me. I came across it sometime in my daily reading this past week and it really refreshed me. Maybe it will do the same for you. Have a blessed day! I look forward to reading about our scripture choices.

Even to your old age I will be the same,

And even to your graying years I will carry you!

I have done it, and I will bear you;

And I will carry you and I will save you.

Isaiah 46:4

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125 thoughts on “Week Nineteen – 2023 DFMD Scripture Meditation Challenge

  1. Such an encouraging verse! The NIV version states it this way – “…I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.” I love that God will sustain me – give me the strength to move forward where he leads, or where and when I am afraid to move forward. And that He will rescue me! Gotta love our encouraging Lord!
    Praying for you, that God will carry and sustain you through this conference and beyond.
    ~Blessings. Rose

  2. Praying for you Kay, may the light of Jesus shine through you as you attend this conference.
    I’m going to continue with my scripture from Ephesians 3:17-19

  3. Because I need to be reminded to give my problems over to the Lord, I am choosing Psalm 34:4— I sought the Lord, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears.

  4. I came across Kay’s verse recently and saved it, so I will use it now in the NIV version Rose quoted:

    Isaiah 46:4 NIV

    Kay, I prayed for you to have a productive conference and for your foot to hold up. May God carry you!

  5. James 1:19 KJV – Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

  6. Bless you Kay , I will say a prayer , May God carry you and guide you ❤️.

    My Scripture for the next two weeks is:

    31. The time for judging this world has come , when Satan, the ruler of this world, will be cast out .
    John 12:31 ( New Living Translation)

    I chose this today because all I have heard in the news this past week is about Murders, War and people just generally being so unkind . We really need to all stand together and rejoice in our Lord God .

  7. Lifting a prayer for you. I understand how you’re feeling. I always remind myself that’s it’s unimportant what others think of me. Only Jesus. Jesus always comes through. A peace and calm always come. I actually stand a bit taller with renewed confidence.I’ve been following you for a while. You have nothing to fear. You’re all class. I know you will let His light shine through you.

  8. Kay, Your cheerful light and kindness brightens my day and I pray that you will be aware of this natural gift of yours during this exciting conference and know deep down that you are timeless. Thank you for your comforting scripture which I’ll share with my sweet elderly mother who is feeling the woes of growing older. How comforting to know your scripture is true. I’d like to share a scripture from Exodus 14:14 ESV: The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent. Do you ever feel that some circumstances are unfair in your life and you want to act out or say something to defend yourself? I’ve been feeling this way a bit and when I do, I refer to this verse and rest in silence and peace knowing that God is in every detail of my life and will settle every account and take care of me. I’m so grateful for this blessing. And I’m sure it has saved me from saying something or reacting in a way I might regret later. xo, Sally

  9. Kay, I just prayed for you and I will continue. I k ow you know this but the Lord is already going before you and with you and after you. You are His light in that world that needs to see Him. Just your actions and respond see may be all it takes to see Jesus in you! Hi have fun with the Lord beside you 💕
    Oh my scripture is Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go. I will cancel you with my loving on you.

  10. Thank you for your scripture today. I have been feeling weary and tired; my age and body slowing me down a bit. I have missed the last 2 scriptures in that place.
    And even today I had chosen a scripture (Is:40:31) but it didn’t feel quite on for me. This one that you have chosen resonates so deeply I started to cry as I read it.
    Thank you for sharing it with us. I am going to use it for my scripture this time around

  11. 1 Thess. 5:16-18. NIV. Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

    I, too, have been having heel pain about the same length of time as you have. You are probably wondering how your foot will hold up during your conference. I will pray for you that it does.

  12. Ezekiel 18:27-28
    But if the wicked turn from the wickedness they did and do what is right and just, they save their lives;
    since they turned away from all the sins they committed, they shall live; they shall not die.

  13. Have a good time at your women’s conference. You will be well. Have a good visit at James’s parents. During the strain times here is my verse. Second Timothy 1: 7 For God has not given us a spirit of timidity,but of power and love and discipline. NASB

  14. Good morning, sweet lady! First, let me apologize for any misunderstanding regarding my”Ralph Lauren model” comment the other day….ABSOLUTELY meant as a high compliment… you slayed the look. Lovely, classic:) Now, let me promise you my prayers as your attend the conference! If our lives as women could be compared to handbags, the lovely young ladies there are at the stage of clutches… where as you, with your wisdom, elegance, experience, and precious Christ-following heart, are a beautiful tote that carries many treasures. Obviously, we can learn from the younger generation, but God designed us to glean wisdom as we grow older, and you carry yourself with an elegant air of confidence that is unrivaled, because you are His and He is yours. Such a lovely addition to that conference! I am imagining all the women there that are in their “springs and summers” of life, (a blanket of greens) and then there’s the blazing beauty of autumn color! That’s you! No getting around it, You will be a blessing to the other ladies, I just know it!

      1. Thank you, Phyllis!!! I do too, and I love that it tells us that even as we age and may be less productive, we can still be fruitful!! 😊

  15. I’m still on 1 John 1:1-3 but have just about got it!! I keep my notebook in the bathroom and work on it while I’m getting ready!!

    “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.”
    ‭‭1 John‬ ‭1‬:‭1‬-‭3‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  16. Romans 11:33-34
    Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! Who has known the mind of the Lord?

  17. Praying for you! I do understand this feeling of not quite fitting in and pray you find confidence in the Lord this week. When I was growing up, my Mom struggled with the aging process but found it hard to understand. I looked at my mom and saw a beautiful strong godly woman, and marveled at her beauty and how she could ever struggle with lacking confidence. But we are human. I decided right then as a young girl that I would celebrate all my years and not be afraid to age, but work to age gracefully. That’s exactly what you are doing. We should be delighted in aging and all the wonderful wisdom the Lord grants us through it. The Lord has blessed you with beauty and wisdom. Enjoy your trip!

  18. Kay, Have a wonderful time in Dallas! I live a little south of there and this week the temperature is supposed to be glorious! it should be 10-14 degrees cooler than it has been!
    Today, while thinking about your comments, I have chosen as my scripture Deuteronomy 31:6.

    6 Be strong and of a 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.

  19. Still working on this one…I’ll keep it for another two weeks.

    And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming,
    “The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin.
    Yet he does not leave the guilty
    unpunished; he punishes the children
    and their children for the sin of the
    parents to the third and fourth generation.”
    Exodus 34:6 & 7

    Kay, my prayers are with you, I completely understand how you are feeling. God bless you.

  20. Kay, your scripture totally resonates with me today as my swelling in my foot and sore knee are beating me up bad, so I will focus on this verse as well. I hope and pray your foot heals, 🙏, especially during your conference. And remember, to so many of us you have inspired with your style and loveliness, you belong at that conference front and center! Envision how Coco Chanel would make an entrance and work it, girlfriend!😉

      1. You are most kind and I so appreciate the healing prayers. I’ve battled lymphodema in my foot since I was about 18 and now it often affects both feet. So many days, especially now in autumn humidity, it’s like shuffling bricks beneath me. This however is nowhere near the pain of great loss, as I know you can relate all too well. I see her smile in the beaury of the falling leaves and my tears still fall right along🍂🍃🍁😞 I guess it’s still my season to mourn. But, through it all, I know to never let go of God’s Hand. Some days like today unfortunately, I have to hold on tighter than ever.

  21. Good morning Kay,

    I will most certainly pray for you, as I know just the feeling you are talking about. Also, I had a version of your scripture a month ago and have been praying it over my 97 year old mom. I love the idea that at this time of her life, God is carrying her.

    My scripture is from John 5:17. “In His defense Jesus said to them, My Father is always at His work, to this very day. He has never stopped working, and I am working too.”

    I’ve been needing reassurance and signs that God is working, and God is giving me little nudges. I’m so grateful. Kay, have a wonderful trip, and be ready to tell us all about it.

  22. Isaiah 46:4 NIV
    Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.

  23. Even to your old age, I will be the same,
    And even to your graying years I will carry you!
    I have done it, and I will bear you:
    And I will carry you and I will save you.
    Isaiah 46:4

    Prayers for your trip. What a wonderful thing it is to know that you are so relevant that you are in there with all those 20 and 30 somethings! A blessing. We look forward to hearing about your trip.

  24. Praying for you Kay. My verse comes from James 5 v11: As you know, we consider blessed those who persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy. NIV

  25. Psalm 23:6 NIV
    Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

  26. Romans 12:9 (NKJV)

    “Let love be without hypocrisy
    Abhor what is evil.
    Cling to what is good.”

    Welcome to Texas, Kay!
    Praying you have a very blessed time at the conference
    and with James’ family.

  27. My verse for this week is from Psalms 37:7 (NIV):

    Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.

  28. This year has been such a trial at work, and I continue to struggle. I’m learning some hard lessons and seeking to honor God in the midst of it. So my verses today are Matt 5:43-46.
    “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?“

  29. I prayed for you, Kay. I can imagine how you feel. In Japan the elderly are revered for their knowledge and wisdom-not so in America! You have so much to offer even if others don’t see it. In similar situations, I have found that if I put myself forward and show a genuine interest in others, they are drawn to me (and the Light of Jesus in me) and they overcome their prejudice of older people.
    It is something that hardly anyone talks about. You look lovely and approachable-you can do it:) !!!!!!

    I went to a conference in Guadalajara (many countries meeting together to discuss promoting Biblical values). I overcame my deep fear of speaking to address some issues and give my input. Dressing appropriately helped to up my confidence. Thank you, Kay!

    I am going to also do Psalm 94:19 which Beth picked. I love that verse!

  30. Kay,
    Thanks for your transparency. I know what you mean!!! I also know that when I feel that way, It’s typically just before my thought limitations are blown out of the water by God’s grace as I encounter opportunities to speak my words to encourage others.

    Those tan long-haired sweet 20-something’s and every other age face the same fears, cultural expectations and demands as we do but without decades of experience seeing God show up with favor, grace, protection, healing and the Holy Spirit’s wisdom. So, you go, girl!

    I didn’t have anything in mind but saw Anne’s verse which resonated: They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green. Psalm 92:14.

  31. After my last verse (Ps 30:2) in which I cried to God and He healed me, it is only fitting that I follow with this week’s verse from Ps 9:1 NIV:

    I will give thanks to You, oh Lord, with all my heart;
    I will tell of all Your wonderful deeds!

  32. Welcome to Texas! Praying for you Kay to be strong and courageous! You have lifted us up as older women, who were perhaps feeling irrelevant, and praise God that we still have a Godly purpose in this world. The verse I have chosen describes you. Those young ladies will flock to you because of your wisdom and kindness. Your love of God will radiate from you and you will be the influencer for the glory of God!

    Margie Williams

    “When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭31‬:‭26‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  33. I am using your verse this week. I am 75 and seldom feel it. Today I do.
    My is the NKJV version. Isaiah 46:4
    Even to your old age, I am He, and even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear;
    Even I will carry, and
    will deliver you .

    Those you women in their 20s and 30s are more nervous than you. They have not gained your years of experience and are not as accomplished as you.

  34. Well, I can really relate to the “old age” scripture, haha, but today I was struck by one that we actually read in church. It is so fitting for our political and social times we are in, and it is something I try to impart on my students every day.

    Philippians 2:3-4

    Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.

  35. Kay -You may feel some apprehension – we all worry when we don’t need to – so we all get what you are taking about. However, you are a charming, attractive, warm and stylishly dressed woman – who has helped many of us be our best! They are fortunate to have your experience and wisdom and kindness! Have fun!

  36. Romans 12:2
    Do not conform to the patterns 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.

  37. I have chosen some verses from the fourth chapter of Philippians, verses about learning to be content. Sometimes I feel I have learned to be content and other times I feel it is a lesson I still need to learn.

    Philippians 4:11b-13(NIV) “for I have learned to be content, whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”

  38. My scripture choice: 1 Peter 4:11

    “If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone serves, let him serve with the strength that God supplies, so that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion forever and ever, Amen.”

    Kay, you are an example of a person with the qualities of this scripture. Let you true self shine at this conference. You come with wisdom and knowledge about your topic and have the grace of God that shines through you and supports you.

  39. Kay, I liked your verse from week 18, but had already selected one for that week, so I’m going with your week 18 verse this time.
    Psalm 116:12 (ESV): What shall I render to the Lord for all his benefits to me?

  40. Preparing for retirement has been a challenge with both my husband and I, This verse you have chosen speaks volumes.
    Even in your old age I will be the same, And even in your graying years I will carry you! I have done it, and I will bear you; And I will carry you and I will save you. Isaiah 46:4

    Praying that you will see God’s overwhelming goodness towards you in the conference today!

  41. Dear Kay:
    Remember you are walking inGod confidence not self confidence. You already have everything you need. And…. He will give peace to your heart, clarity to your mind and order to your steps.
    Have fun! 💗🤗

  42. 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

  43. I will continue to pray for you this week.
    Remember, you have many things that younger ladies may not know any thing about. You may feel slower in some ways, but you have wisdom and endurance that only can be learned through the aging experience that takes time.
    My scripture today is:
    And now little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears we may have confidence and not shrink from Him in shame at his coming. 1 John 2: 28
    We can find our confidence in the Lord, especially at His final appearance, if we live in Him and He is in us.

  44. May God bless you with confidence & a successful conference Beth. 💕 My scripture choice is much needed by me for two reasons .. patience with my husband as he tries to quit smoking; & not being envious of others’ activities on social media.

    “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.” – 1Corinthians 13:4 (NIV)

  45. Ah, Kay, you are feeling the years-me too! I tend to be the oldest in my circles lately, especially work. That doesn’t mean I don’t have anything to offer! Thank you for the verse. I will memorize it.

  46. 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

  47. My verse for the next 2 weeks is Colossians 3:16
    Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.
    This verse makes me happy. I pray that as I commit God’s word to memory, I can teach by example the praise of God and gratitude towards him for everything he has given to me.

  48. My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, James‬ ‭1‬:‭19‬

    Love these words to live by especially in this day and age of social media.

  49. Hi Y’all.
    Today is our 46th wedding anniversary, so I am joining Carol M in memorizing Psalms 9:1 and adding verse 2. God is so good. I’m thankful for His blessings to us. I am thankful He equines us for every good work.

    “I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭9‬:‭1‬-‭2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    Kay, the verse you chose has been on my list several weeks. Maybe I’ll choose it on my birthday.😄

    1. Opps that should read “equips” us for every good work.
      We will be traveling for 3 weeks. I’m thankful for technology that allows me to keep up with my friends, my Bible study, and all of you.❤️

  50. Even to your old age I will be the same, and even to your graying years, I will carry you, I have done it and I will bear you; and I will carry you and I will save you. Isaiah 46:4

  51. Be strong and courageous, dear Kay. Just remember, many of those other influencers are probably feeling a little bit apprehensive because of their youth and inexperience. 😉

    My Scripture this week is Revelation 22:20 – “He who testifies to these things says, ‘Yes, I am coming quickly.’ Amen, Come, Lord Jesus.”

  52. I was just reading #15 from Cynthia below. What beautiful words to encourage you and I was saying AMEN! and agreeing with her wholeheartedly. I know your message will be full of grace and beauty:)

    My husband and I are reading a book and taking a class on how to be a better listener. This verse will remind me of that as I meditate on it.

    My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this. Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry. (NIV) James 1:19

  53. Philippians 4:19 (NIV). And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

  54. Psalm 25:4-5
    Make me to know your ways. O Lord;
    teach me your paths,
    Lead me in your truth and teach me,
    for you are the God of my salvation;
    for you I wait all the day long.

  55. Ephesians 5:10 “Learn what is pleasing to the Lord (let your life be constant proof of what is most acceptable to Him).”

  56. Praying for you Kay.
    My scripture is:
    We love Him because He first loved us.
    I John 4:19 NKJV
    Without Him loving me first, I wouldn’t know how to love Him or others.

  57. I need my Good Shepherd to give me daily guidance to help me not procrastinate and to use my time wisely. So I’m going to be praying and meditating on Psalm 32:8.

  58. Numbers 6:24-26 (NIV – New International Version)
    The Lord bless you and keep you;
    The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;
    The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.
    (The Blessing of St. Francis)

  59. Ephesians 6:18 – “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all PERSEVERANCE and supplication for all the saints.”
    Consistency is indispensable to winning over the enemy.

  60. Praying for you. “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:4

  61. Hello ladies, my scripture this week is a reminder to serve God better and comfort others.

    Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4

    Kay, I will pray for you. I know you will be a wonderful asset to the meeting ❤️

  62. I am the Lord and there is no other; Besides Me there is no God. I will gird you, though you may not known Me; That men may know from the rising to the setting of the sun that there is no one besides Me. I am the Lord, and there is no other. Isaiah 45:5-6

  63. Joshua 1:9 NIV
    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.

  64. Saying a prayer for you, Kay. Sometimes, just the support of one other person can make such a difference. Prayers that you find a kindred spirit, or ten!

    As a constant reminder to myself, I will meditate on Mark 10:27 (NIV):
    Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”

  65. Isaiah 46:4
    “I will be your God through all your lifetime, even when your hair is white with age. I made you and I will care for you.”

  66. Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that testing of your faith produces steadfastness – James 1:2-3 ESV

    Praying your time in Texas will be uplifting and you find yourself surrounded by other godly women.

  67. Oh Kay, your verse brought a huge smile to my face, and it is perfect for my situation right at this moment, too. Getting on a plane in the morning to go to a fun locale – will be on my own for a few days – then attending my brother’s wedding on a beach. All of it will be both fun and outside of my comfort zone! Praying I will budget my health appropriately while still having a good time. I will also pray for you as you represent our demographic at this conference!

    Even to your old age I will be the same, and even to your graying years I will carry you! I have done it, and I will bear you; and I will carry you and I will save you.
    Isaiah 46:4 NASB

  68. I also choose to memorize Isaiah 46:4. This scripture speaks deeply to me at this time in my life’s journey. Thank you for sharing, Kay. You are in my prayers.

  69. I’m choosing Isaiah 46.4 today, too. It’s a wonderful reminder of God’s faithfulness.

    Hope you’ve had a good day at the conference, Kay!

  70. Hi! My verses for the next couple of weeks are Philippians 2:3,4.
    3)Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.
    4)Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
    I’m praying that I’d be better at not being selfish and more interested in others and their well-being.

  71. And to the man he said, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding.’

    Job 28:28

  72. Psalm 116:12

    How can I repay the LORD
    for all the great good done for me?

    Thank you Kay for this great scripture from last post. I find this to be so true.

  73. Linda from Georgia
    Matthew 7:1 Judge not that you be not judged. For with what judgement you judge, you will be judged; and with what measure you use, it will be measured back to you.

  74. Isaiah 46:4
    “Even to your old age I will be the same, and even to your graying years I will carry you!
    I have done it, and I will bear you; and I will carry you and I will save you.”

  75. Praying for you this week, Kay! You bring such light and life and wisdom to those around you!
    “Indeed, the very hairs on your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Luke 12:7

  76. Of course Kay, I would be happy to pray for you! May His light guide you and surround you on your journey this week.
    I’m going to continue with 1 Cor 13. The next verse is verse 3:
    “If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.” 1 Cor 13:3 NRSV

  77. The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

  78. Praying for you Kay!
    Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thought. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24

  79. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 NIV

  80. I’m not doing very well in my memorization…but I may have a help for the arthritis in your foot! I cut out all visible refined sugar (I don’t worry about that in ketchup etc.) and it’s really helped the arthritis in my right hand. When I buy candy and binge for more than one day I get a “little reminder’. I wish it was something easier!

  81. 1 Timothy 6:6
    But godliness with contentment is great gain.

    I have been struggling with contentment so this will be good to meditate on.
    Praying you have a good trip, Kate!

  82. This week I decided to go with the verse on the divider of my Anchored Women Planner. It just felt right.

    Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.
    Hebrews 10:23

  83. Psalm 121:5
    The Lord watches over you, the Lord is your shade at your right hand
    the sun will not harm you by day
    nor the moon by night
    The Lord will keep you from all harm
    he will watch over your life

    Be at peace…

  84. My verse this week is: Colossians 3:14-15 New Living Translation 14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.
    Wishing you much success at your conference, Kay.

  85. Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Phil. 4:4-5 NIV

  86. I came across this quote: Matthew 6:24-33 “Look at the birds. They don’t plant, harvest, or save food in barns, but your heavenly Father feeds them. Don’t you know you are worth much more than they are? You cannot add any time to your life by worrying about it. “And why do you worry about clothes? Look at the wildflowers in the field. See how they grow. They don’t work or make clothes for themselves. But I tell you that even Solomon, the great and rich king, was not dressed as beautifully as one of these flowers. If God makes what grows in the field so beautiful, what do you think he will do for you? It’s just grass—one day it’s alive, and the next day someone throws it into a fire. But God cares enough to make it beautiful. Surely he will do much more for you. Your faith is so small! “Don’t worry and say, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ That’s what those people who don’t know God are always thinking about. Don’t worry, because your Father in heaven knows that you need all these things. What you should want most is God’s kingdom and doing what he wants you to do. Then he will give you all these other things you need. So don’t worry about tomorrow. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Tomorrow will have its own worries.”
    Though I know this quote and love it so very much, I am not able to put it into practice the way I want it to. So I needed the reminder. Love and angel blessings Monika

  87. I am a couple of days behind as we just got back from vacation.

    Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
    Proverbs 18:21 NKJV

    I have thought about this verse for the past week after hearing a sermon at church. My words have the power to build up someone or destroy them. My words can produce good or evil. James spoke about the tongue in Chapter 3:8-10 and how that man blesses God and curses other people with the same tongue. That really resonated with me, especially in the angry world in which we live. How can I say something ugly to another person and then turn around and praise God with the same tongue? I pray that God will help me to speak words that build up others and bring glory to HIM.

  88. Yet, I Lord, You are our Father. We are the clay, You are the potter; we are all the work of Your hand.
    Isaiah 64:8 NIV

  89. Sorry that I am a bit late. I do want to say ‘Amen’ to everything that you’ve all already said to Kay about her Dallas trip.

    This is my verse for early October. I really need to remember it!

    ‘I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?’

    Jeremiah 32:27 NIV

  90. “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭31‬ ‭LSB‬‬

  91. The verse Kay chose is just right for me right now. We’re in the middle of a 12 day Spain trip & I’m feeling quite worn out at the end of each day. I need this reminder!

  92. I am late posting this, but it has been a very difficult week. We have already been dealing with my husband’s cancer and my sister-in-law went home to be with the Lord suddenly on Monday. I don’t know how anyone could do it without the Lord!
    My scripture is Psalm 56:8 TLB
    You have seen me tossing and turning through the night. You have collected all my tears and preserved them in your bottle! You have recorded every one in your book.

    Thank you Lord for your comforting presence.

    1. Bless you. I’m sorry to hear of your difficulties. Take courage and know the Lord will provide the grace you need sufficient for each day.

  93. Even to your old age I will be the same, And even to your graying years I will carry you! I have done it, and I will bear you; And I will carry you and I will save you. Isaiah 46:4 (NASB)

  94. I’m late with this weeks’ post because we were on vacation and just returned last night. My Bible scripture for these two weeks is:

    If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

    — 1 John 1:8-9 (NKJV)

  95. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Hebrews 13:2 KJV

  96. John 16:33 NLT:
    “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”

  97. Dear Kay, I love your scripture choice, and I hope you can get some relief from your foot pain soon.

    Roman’s 12:12

    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

  98. I am very late with my verse this time, sorry.

    Jeremiah 6:16a
    ‘Thus says the Lord: “Stand in the ways and see, And ask for the old paths, where the good way is. And walk in it: Then you will find rest for your souls.”

  99. Isaiah46:4
    Even to your old age I will be the same, And even to your graying years I will bear you! I have done it, and I will carry you; And I will bear you and I will deliver you.
    I am reading Aging with Grace Flourishing in an Anti-aging Culture by Sharon W. Betters and Susan Hunt. And so this verse you have selected goes right along with what I’m studying and what is on my mind and heart right now. I love how God gives us these wonderful promises for our later years in life!