From The Mud Puddle

Monday, April 21, 2008

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Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival Button

For the complete list of blogs participating in this week's giveaway carnival,

visit Bloggy Giveaway

This is my first time of offering something for the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival. Last time, I remembered all the fun that I had running around to various blogs, meeting new people, finding new fun blogs and entering their giveaways.

Mine is but a humble offering of a prize in hopes of getting to know a few new people who might pass this way during the event.


Glad you are here.

I am offering a $10.00 gift card to Starbucks that I purchased Sunday night in anticipation of this giveaway.

To enter my giveaway:

  • Leave a comment on THIS POST telling me which bible passage/verse God has used to encourage or speak to you most recently.
  • Make sure as you enter, that I have a way to get in touch with you via a working email address.
  • Giveaway is open to those living in the USA only.
  • After I email you, you have three days to email me in return with the address I am to mail the card in order to get it to you. If you do not respond within three days, I will choose another winner.
  • Winner will be chosen in some random way.
  • Have fun! Visit often!
  • I reserve the right to add/amend these rules as needed.

Contest ends Friday night(April 25, 2008) at 11PM EST. I will announce the winner sometime over the weekend here on my blog. Thanks for visiting! God bless!

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347 comment(s):

I would love to use the card for a mocha Frappucino light. Mmmmm.

The Bible verse I'm thinking about today came from the sermon at church, which was about our hearts. "Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me." I'm thankful for that cleansing--it's like a spiritual shower.

I hope I quoted that verse right!

By Blogger Hairline Fracture, at 10:52 PM, April 20, 2008  

You're so good, I wanted to do a giveaway this time but I don't know where my last week has gone.. and here the carnival is.. well, we'll see if i can throw something together :-)

The Lord has recently spoken to me from Ephesians 5:1, about being a child of the King and our earthly children. It says to imitate God as a dearly loved Child - which got me thinking about my own children, who are dearly loved.. and how they do just naturally want to follow my example because of that love.

Then it struck me, as I love the Lord and imitate Him, they will imitate me.. learning of Him and someday following Him as well. So I don't have to worry and stress about "Am I teaching them enough? Is it right? Am I going about this all wrong?"

Anyhow... I love starbucks! :-D

By Blogger Katie, at 10:54 PM, April 20, 2008  

caramel frappachino.. i never get to go to starbucks, but i would with a gift card... :D

this morning's gospel spoke to me... John 14: 1-14... i am the way and the truth and the light"

That would be of the New Heather Translation... :D

Stop by my blog all this week for lots of goodies... :Dtinksue

By Blogger Heather @ Desperately Seeking Sanity, at 11:19 PM, April 20, 2008  

Colossians 3:17 Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

Talk about convicting-EVERYTHING WE DO! Even going to Starbucks!

By Blogger Pate Family, at 11:26 PM, April 20, 2008  

Psalm 46:10 "Be still and know I am God..." speaks to me often!

Great giveaway and great question.

Love Caffe Mochas at Starbucks!!!

Thanks for the chance.

Lisa

hianded[at]earthlink[dot]net

By Blogger Don and Lisa Osborn, at 11:26 PM, April 20, 2008  

I have always loved Psalms 46:10. It speaks to me in a special way. "Be
Still And Know That I am God!" Only in my silence can I truly hear him.
I have a son who is away from home out-of-state for the first time. He has a Starbucks on campus. I would love to win this for him.Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

By Blogger windycindy, at 11:34 PM, April 20, 2008  

Proverbs 3:5 "Trust in the LOrd with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding"

Great giveaway! Come enter mine!

By Blogger Kyra, at 11:34 PM, April 20, 2008  

I have been reading and rereading the 23rd Psalm this week. What speaks to me is "I shall not want," for so many reasons, I can't list!

I'd love to win this, I've never even been to a Starbucks before@ Thanks!

By Blogger Smellyann, at 11:41 PM, April 20, 2008  

Judges 6:12 - might man of valor -- I quote this to my sons and daughter.

By Blogger Tabitha, at 11:51 PM, April 20, 2008  

OOhh....I know exactly the one....
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me

I've needed that so much lately and it definitely has brought me peace.

By Blogger Karen (Pediascribe), at 11:52 PM, April 20, 2008  

Matthew 5-7 is my fav section of the Bible. It's gotten me through a lot in the last 5 years. Great giveaway! Count me in. bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

By Blogger Bebemiqui, at 11:55 PM, April 20, 2008  

Oh What a great giveaway this is mine:
Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.
1 Timothy 4:12

By Anonymous Kelsey Smith, at 11:55 PM, April 20, 2008  

Psalm 27:13-14 has been encouraging as we have been walking through financial hardship...knowing that God is faithful and will bless us.

By Blogger krista, at 11:58 PM, April 20, 2008  

We are about to start Beth Moore's He Is study and so I am reading Hebrews 11. The verse is 11:6 about those who know that HE IS. BTW I love Starbucks!

By Blogger NerdMom, at 12:05 AM, April 21, 2008  

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.

Psalm 139: 23-24 (KJV)

May we always remember to ask God to search our hearts to help us rid ourselves of unrighteous behavior.

I hope I win this gift card as I like to tuck them into my husband's hands to use them as a treat during his work week since there is a Starbucks just down the road form his jobsite.

Thank you for the chance to win!

In HIS hands,

Laura

(email is in my blog profile or you can use the web contact form on my blog: Laura Williams' Musings)

By Blogger Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings, at 12:12 AM, April 21, 2008  

Ahh! My favorite vice (Starbucks venti latte with nutmeg earned by seeking virtue! Well done!
Galatians 5:22
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith"
Yeah, it was the word 'patience' that was speaking to me this week.

By Blogger TX Poppet, at 12:16 AM, April 21, 2008  

I'd love to win! I think the Bible verse that has most affected me over the last couple of years (since my husband and I started our business) is Hebrews 11:6 - "6But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." I have clung to that verse. Just believing that He is whos is says He is.

By Blogger Karen, at 12:16 AM, April 21, 2008  

Ill be honest here.. I don't have a favorite bible verse.. *sigh* I wish I did but I am just way too indecisive.

I am running a bloggy party right now too with tons of prizes! Come check us out!
http://www.sevendogsandababy.com

By Blogger angelaandconnor at gmail.com, at 12:22 AM, April 21, 2008  

Psalms 46 and 91 are both my constant favorites - helping through a trying time! Thanks for the giveaway.

ajlanser@gmail.com

By Blogger Ames, at 12:28 AM, April 21, 2008  

Micah 6:8

He hath shewed thee, O man, what [is] good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

By Blogger tAnYeTTa, at 12:30 AM, April 21, 2008  

This verse is on my wedding ring - Prov. 3:5,6 - Trust in the Lord with all your heart... There is not a day that this verse doesn't apply to me!

By Blogger Kristen M., at 12:32 AM, April 21, 2008  

What a great giveaway! Thanks so much for offering it! I just went and saw Beth Moore in San Diego this past weekend and she spoke on Psalms 139 - so great.
~Tanya
the4moyers(at)msn(dot)com

By Blogger the4moyers, at 12:32 AM, April 21, 2008  

Here's mine: Psalm 18:30 As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless.He is a shield for all who take refuge in him.

By Blogger Megan, at 12:44 AM, April 21, 2008  

Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue and if there be any praise think on these things. Phil. 4:8

By Blogger Mary, at 12:46 AM, April 21, 2008  

I love Starbucks. :)

Matthew 12:43-45 - I was sharing this with my sister who is studying to be a Christian.

By Blogger Lesha, at 12:49 AM, April 21, 2008  

"Let justice roll down like water..."

By Blogger Heather.PNR, at 12:52 AM, April 21, 2008  

Mmmmm. I hear a caramel frappuccino calling my name!!! Well, at $10, make that 2 frapps. lol

Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God's kindness leads you toward repentance? Romans 2:4

God gave us His laws to protect us and to show us our sin, not to condemn us or keep us from "having fun".

knowhimwell at hotmail dot com

By Blogger Karen_thrifty, at 12:55 AM, April 21, 2008  

Of course a Starbucks gift card is highly coveted around here. ANd my favorite verse is obviously not "You Shall not covet." :)
I read today Jeremiah 31:2
"The people who survived the sword will find favor in the desert. I will come to give rest to Israel."

By OpenID texasknights, at 1:00 AM, April 21, 2008  

Oh how I love Starbucks! Thanks for entering me in the drawing. The verse that I am memorizing this week is Eph 4:29
Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.

Especially when it comes to my kids.

Thanks for the fun giveaway!

By Blogger Jenn, at 1:01 AM, April 21, 2008  

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not upon your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

Great giveaway! I really enjoyed reading everyone else's verses. God Bless!

By Anonymous Laurie, at 1:01 AM, April 21, 2008  

2 Corinthians 12:9

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

It's one of my very favorite verses!

By Blogger Mommy Cracked, at 1:04 AM, April 21, 2008  

MMM, Starbucks!!! God has been using the story of Ruth in my life lately! I love studying her!

By OpenID joyfulnotes, at 1:07 AM, April 21, 2008  

Nice prize!!! Thanks, Gerijones64@hotmail.com

By Anonymous Geri Jones, at 1:09 AM, April 21, 2008  

Nothing speaks to me more than Psalm 139. I consider it to be my life scripture. A close second to that would be Philippians 1:3 - it makes me think of my husband and son every time I read it. :)

By Anonymous Carrie, at 1:55 AM, April 21, 2008  

The first chapter of Colossians is BLOWING MY MIND right now! We're going through it at church, and it's coming to life week after week and amazingly relatable to my current life circumstances.

I'm giving away a SB gc, too (AMONG OTHER DAILY GIVEAWAYS), so I hope you can hop over to my blog. Obviously, I'd love to win one, since I'm giving one away!

Thank you!!

(Your blog title is darlin'...caught my attention right away :) ).

Here’s a link to my DAILY GIVEAWAYS --Hope you have time to visit!

By Anonymous Robin (the PENSIEVE one), at 1:59 AM, April 21, 2008  

I love Proverbs 2:5-6.

'Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not upon your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.'

By Blogger The Trendy Mommy Spot, at 2:06 AM, April 21, 2008  

Wow, great giveaway! :)
I have been thinking on an entire chapter recently....Proverbs 31. There is an online Bible study by Rachel Olsen that I participate in, and she has just finished covering this chapter. Very thought provoking, as I strive to be like this woman.

By Blogger Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories, at 2:42 AM, April 21, 2008  

Matt 5:13

:)

By OpenID multitaskingmama, at 4:26 AM, April 21, 2008  

Psalm 119

By Blogger Seth and Mary, at 5:14 AM, April 21, 2008  

k, i'm going out on a limb here. i don't live in the US, but i have a US mailing address, so i'm hoping i still qualify... please, please, please!

"Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need." Heb. 4:16
it's also my life verse. cuz i have lot's of times of need. :)

By OpenID transplantingme.com, at 5:44 AM, April 21, 2008  

Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. And we all, who contemplate the Lord’s glory with unveiled faces, are being transformed into His image with every increasing glory which comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. –2 Cor 3:17-18

That was the verse for the Bible study that I am working on with a group of ladies online. The question was about how we were so reluctant to embrace the freedom given to us by the Spirit.

I don’t embrace the freedom because I keep picking up the chains. How can I put my arms around Jesus and feel this freedom if I am carrying an armload of junk? I keep trying to fix the junk when this freedom has all new things waiting for me when I lay down the junk.

By Anonymous Rhonda, at 6:12 AM, April 21, 2008  

Don't do much bible, nor do I do much church these days, as long as I stay within the guidelines of the ten commandments, I know I'll be ok in the after life. Oh, I do do Starbucks though!

By Blogger PowerSweepstaking, at 6:14 AM, April 21, 2008  

My favourite verse lately has bee 2 Corintians 12:9, which reads, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."

Believe me, I need that verse every single day.

Michelle
www.northofthe49.com
michelle (at) northofthe49 (dot) com

By Blogger michelle, at 6:26 AM, April 21, 2008  

It is more blessed to give than to receive. [Acts 20:35]

So you will be blessed.

Thank you

By Blogger Tes283, at 6:37 AM, April 21, 2008  

My favorite verse is Ex 14:14 "The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still."

By Blogger Shalee, at 6:38 AM, April 21, 2008  

The Lord is speaking to me mightily through Phil. 4:2 - Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.

Great giveaway!

By Blogger Megan@SortaCrunchy, at 7:02 AM, April 21, 2008  

I love starbucks!! :)

A verse I am working on applying in my life is Titus 2:4-5
That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children. To e discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

Julie
julanne (dot) wilson (@) gmail (dot) com

By Anonymous Julie, at 7:24 AM, April 21, 2008  

I think 1 Corinthians 10:13 is one that is close to my heart right now. And yum, a Starbucks card! I'd use it for a date night for my hubby and me.

By Blogger Melissa, at 7:32 AM, April 21, 2008  

john 3:16 speaks to me everyday.

bwalleshauser AT yahoo DOT com

By Anonymous brandy w, at 7:32 AM, April 21, 2008  

For I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.

Deuteronomy 30:16 (New International Version)

This was my daily reading from my birthday last week...love it!
Thanks for the giveaway!

By Blogger Megan, at 7:45 AM, April 21, 2008  

Jer 33;3 is a verse I keep having to go back to at certain junctions in my life. He really will show us "great and mighty things" that we dont know. We simply have to ask.

Starbucks hot chocolate is calling my name.

By OpenID cheaperthencheap, at 7:49 AM, April 21, 2008  

First Samuel 1 - the whole chapter. Hannah is such an example for me to follow. She poured out my true feelings to her God. He remembered her and blessed her. I first read this scripture when we were trying to get pregnant, I could relate to Hannah. I have claimed 1Samuel 1: 27, 28 for my girls' lives.

By Blogger April, at 7:55 AM, April 21, 2008  

Great giveaway - I'm loving the skinny cinnamon dolce iced lattes right now! :-)

The verses on my heart are from my pastor's sermon yesterday morning - he used Luke 15 in his message about Faith-Sharing (where Jesus uses three parables, about the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost/prodigal son to illustrate how greatly heaven rejoices when a lost member of the family of God is reunited).

By Blogger Michelle, at 8:00 AM, April 21, 2008  

The last few months have really brought Jeremiah 29:11 home to me:

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.

By Blogger Sweetpeas, at 8:11 AM, April 21, 2008  

Everyone's passage/verse has been so encouraging! This week I have been reading in I Samuel and what spoke to me was David's complete trust in the Lord's leading and direction even though he was being hunted by Saul. David was willing to wait on God.

Great giveaway!

By Blogger Nise', at 8:21 AM, April 21, 2008  

Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me!

I just posted this verse yesterday on my blog, "I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand." - John 10:28 (NIV)

Come enter mine for $25 for ebay!

By Blogger Shannon @ Gabi's World, at 8:23 AM, April 21, 2008  

I love Zechariah 10:4. I worked overseas for 4 years with no fruit. Finally we got one convert. "Do not despise these humble beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work began." WOW!
only can can at hotmail dot com

By Blogger CanCan, at 8:38 AM, April 21, 2008  

The Bible verse that I am leaning on right now is Romans 8:28 "And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love the Lord, to those who are called according to His purpose." If you've been reading my blog you know that my husband recently broke his leg, then lost his job because of it. I am a SAHM so we are without income for 8 more weeks, at least! I have to trust that we will be provided for. And I praise God for all He is doing, and will do in our lives!

By Blogger Kendra at Hand Prints On The Wall, at 8:41 AM, April 21, 2008  

Proverbs 31 has really been speaking to me recently. I realized that I need to step up my duties as a good wife and not be so lazy.

By Blogger Hélène, at 8:52 AM, April 21, 2008  

Our Pastor has been doing his sermons on Swapping your life of self for a life of service. Here's a verse from yesterday that spoke to me. I Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Good luck everyone!

By Blogger Mim, at 8:54 AM, April 21, 2008  

As my son grows old enough to begin asking the important questions in life, I keep this one in mind:

Train up a child in the way he should go,And when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6 King James Version

ndisilvio@gmail.com

By Blogger Niki, at 9:00 AM, April 21, 2008  

Phillipians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." This verse keeps me going a lot of times when I think I can't go or do any more. Thanks

By Blogger Connieh30, at 9:08 AM, April 21, 2008  

Psalm 46:10 "Be still and know I am God..."
i attended a funeral of a very wonderful lady last night and was reminded, once again...to know that God has a plan and that i will see her again.

By Blogger GrowingRopers, at 9:09 AM, April 21, 2008  

I collect Starbuck gift cards because my dd loves them (and I don't) and I can bribe her to do almost anything for them, lol.

Recently God has been moving me through a book called Do Hard Things by the brothers of Josh Harris who wrote "I Kissed Dating Good-bye."
I've been so moved by His power and might that I am changing my thinking, doing things I didn't want to do and couldn't imagine that I could do!
It isn't a particular verse, but that is where God is speaking to me from right now.

By Blogger Qtpies7, at 9:13 AM, April 21, 2008  

"And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."
-Ephesians 4:32

There is some forgiveness that needs to happen in my life...

Thanks for the Starbucks!

By Blogger Elaine A., at 9:15 AM, April 21, 2008  

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;in all your ways acknowledge him,and he will direct your paths. Proverbs 3, 5-6

Great prize. Love Starbucks.

By Blogger CrystalGB, at 9:16 AM, April 21, 2008  

1 Corinthians 3:2

By Blogger Mama Zen, at 9:21 AM, April 21, 2008  

It is He who works in you to will and to do His good pleasure.

By Blogger Kim, at 9:25 AM, April 21, 2008  

Right now my Sunday School class is going through "Experiencing God." It's been amazing and wonderful to see how that has affected not only my life and the life of my husband, but also lives of others in the class (at least two are considering foreign missions now!). I know that's not one specific Scripture, but the whole study has been blowing our collective minds recently.

By Blogger Leia, at 9:27 AM, April 21, 2008  

Can you add even one hour to your life by worrying? Matthew 6:27. I love Starbucks. Please count me in.

By Blogger Someone Being Me, at 9:28 AM, April 21, 2008  

Starbucks is my guilty pleasure, and I'd love to win your giveaway.

Zephaniah 3:17 speaks to me when I'm being hard on myself, which is lately.

It says:
The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save.

He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.

Is that not a beautiful thought to start the day with?

By Blogger daisy, at 9:28 AM, April 21, 2008  

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

This speaks heavily to me now with the challenges our family faces.

Tiffany Rosson
tiffanyannrosson AT yahoo.com

By Anonymous Tiffany Rosson, at 9:31 AM, April 21, 2008  

Well, truthfully I don't think he's been speaking to me lately at all. I feel quite adrift in my life...But still.... my favorite verse is John 3:16....first one I ever learned as a kid.

By Blogger Karin, at 9:34 AM, April 21, 2008  

This is what I love about these giveaways, the chance to find neat new blogs! (um...and win starbucks too of course..heh-heh)

God has been whispering Hebrews 4:12 in my heart lately. I'm actually working on some art to illustrate it.

"For God's word is living and active and sharper than a two-edged sword, cutting between the soul and the spirit, joint and marrow and discerning the intentions of the heart."

♥ Melissa~
Pink Paper Peppermints

By Blogger Melissa~, at 9:39 AM, April 21, 2008  

...the joy of the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10

rlm2496[at]yahoo[dot]com

By Blogger Robin M., at 9:40 AM, April 21, 2008  

Yummy! Thanks for the great giveaway! The most encouraging verse for me is Jeremiah 29:11-13. It is so special to know that his plans are bigger than we are and that I don't have to try to control things! Thanks!

By Blogger Liz, at 9:42 AM, April 21, 2008  

One of my favorites is Genesis 3:2-6

By Blogger Ginny, at 9:48 AM, April 21, 2008  

"Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name." ~ Psalm 86:11

The world can so easily pull our hearts every which way and my hope is to have a heart so focused on the Lord that I will not be distracted.

Love coffee with my morning devotions!

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

By Blogger mom, at 9:49 AM, April 21, 2008  

"In repentance and rest you will be saved, in quietness and trust is your strength."
Isaiah 30:15

Thank you.

By Anonymous laura_j_riddle@yahoo.com, at 9:52 AM, April 21, 2008  

I Samuel 12 :24 is one of my favorite passages!

laurabethgraham1@gmail.com

By Blogger Laura, at 9:59 AM, April 21, 2008  

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By Blogger standard, at 10:01 AM, April 21, 2008  

I have really enjoyed reading through all the verses! Great idea.

Mine is Philippians 4:11 Not htat I speak in respect of want; for I have learned, in whatsoever stat I am, therewith to be content.

By Blogger charmed, at 10:01 AM, April 21, 2008  

Jeremiah 29:11...our family has been walking through a lot and it is so good to know that His plans and purposes for our lives will not be cut short.

Thank you for the giveaway. I never go to Starbucks b/c of the cost...and this would allow me to spoil myself or my husband. :)

By Blogger TCC, at 10:02 AM, April 21, 2008  

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

By Blogger Suz, at 10:11 AM, April 21, 2008  

thanks...I have never entered a contest(and I have entered a lot) and been asked to include God's word!!
I rejoice in your word as one who finds great treasure!! Psalm 119:162

Continue to be a blessing to others!! Thanks again!! I would love to win 10 dollars to starbucks!!

By Blogger Haffner Home, at 10:12 AM, April 21, 2008  

The verse that is most relevant in my life right now is Proverbs 3:5. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

By Blogger goalmom, at 10:17 AM, April 21, 2008  

What a neat idea!
The bible passage that has meant a whole lot to me lately is Deuteronomy 6:5-9
"You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates."

We have three little ones, and it's been a reminder that I am to daily train my children in the ways of God: all day. Everything should revolve around Him... what other way is there to show our children that our Heavenly Father is in everything!

By Blogger Christie, at 10:20 AM, April 21, 2008  

Exodus 20:8-11 "remember the sabbath day and keep it holy . . ." has been the subject of much study at my house lately.

One of the conclusions is that we won't be at starbucks on the Lord's day anymore, but there are 6y other days in which I can spend a $10 gift card. :-)

By OpenID lifemoreabundant, at 10:28 AM, April 21, 2008  

Ecc 4:10 - I'm getting married in 1.5 weeks and we've been working/praying hard about combining our seperate lives into one life for God. This verse reminds me of the importance of sticking together with God as our "glue"
-Kate

By Blogger Brent, at 10:31 AM, April 21, 2008  

Deuteronomy 6:5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

Amen!

Thanks for the great giveaway! Please enter me!
Nichole
http://blog.handmadebycole.com/

By Blogger Mrs. Nichole Jordan, at 10:33 AM, April 21, 2008  

#2, Muddy, #2 on the bloggy giveaway list??? How do you do this?? :)

Anywho; because I'm trying to be a good steward and tweak my budget and keep my food costs down - - the verse I have written on top of my budgeting pad, is:

"Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because GOD has said 'Never will I leave you; Never will I forsake you' ". Hebrews 13:5

Love Starbucks (great gift choice); and this was a FANTASTIC comment idea!

By Blogger MSM, at 10:40 AM, April 21, 2008  

Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. (Psalm 40:4)

Starbucks sounds real good right now!

Thanks!

By Blogger Emily Ecklund, at 10:41 AM, April 21, 2008  

Matt 11: 28-30

It always gives me comfort when I am having a hard time with life. It is a comfort to know that the Lord will always five us peace.

By Blogger Nicol, at 10:45 AM, April 21, 2008  

I would have to say that the verse in Acts where Paul commands the jailer "Believe in God and you will be saved" has been special to me lately. I was explaining that story in Sunday School and the kids said "you mean, it's a promise? If you believe, you will be saved?" It was wonderful seeing them finally get it!

By Blogger Lizardbreath, at 10:46 AM, April 21, 2008  

Love your comment idea - I borrowed it for my contest! :)

My favorite verse is Pilipians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which gives me strength".

Thanks! :) Love Starbucks too! :)

By Blogger Chelsey, at 10:50 AM, April 21, 2008  

Mark 6:46 After leaving them, he went up to a mountainside to pray.

Because if Jesus, the Son of God needs to pray, how much more do I, a rotten sinner in need of his grace and guidance need to pray?!

By Blogger Kiki@Seagulls in the Parking Lot, at 10:50 AM, April 21, 2008  

"We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders that he has done." Psalm 78:4

This is a verse I read recently during my quiet time with the Lord, and it is a great reminder to continually be teaching my children about God, and all of the wonders He has done!

I love caramel macciato!

Thanks!
Katie
http://boastinginmyweakness.com

By Anonymous Katie, at 10:51 AM, April 21, 2008  

This is really hard. I have given each of my 4 children a verse that I pray over them and I love those.
Jeremiah 29:11
Psalm 127:3
James 1:17
Zephaniah 3:17
But if I really am honest the verse that truely spoke to me deep down most recently is

Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

The truths I have learned from this..
all things = good and bad

God works = it is ALL Gods plan! Already planned so you're not their by some accident and God will fix it he already new you would be in that situation at that exact time!

for the good = Eternal, Holy, Godly Perspective. NOT the worldly perspective of good but what glorifies God!

Conditions:
The promise is ONLY good to those who love God and are called to HIS purpose!

Okay enough just had to share that! Thanks for a great opportunity to share this and enter into a giveaway!

By Blogger Outnumbered 4 to 1, at 10:52 AM, April 21, 2008  

I love Starbucks!!

Right now... 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."

This is my first year directing our church's VBS and going into meetings, I always have this fear and worry in me. I stop and say this verse over and over and it helps.

By Blogger Annabelle, at 10:53 AM, April 21, 2008  

Isaiah 40:31 But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

By Blogger Katie, at 10:54 AM, April 21, 2008  

Romans 10:13 "Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."

mmmm starbucks...

cara_ann54@hotmail.com

By Anonymous Cara, at 10:57 AM, April 21, 2008  

I Peter 3:15 Recently Sue of Praise & Coffee asked for a response to the "church of Oprah" video. Just having my first cup of coffee for the morning I wasn't ready. This verse came to me...and I'm now working on my defense.

By Blogger km, at 11:05 AM, April 21, 2008  

Psalm 91:1-2
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the ALmighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge amd my Fortress, my God in whom I trust."

I have always loved this verse. I love knowing He is my safety. When I start stressing and worrying about my kids I go back to this verse.

I would love to have my Sumatra extra bold!

By Blogger Becca Mae, at 11:07 AM, April 21, 2008  

Hooray for starbucks! :) The verse that gets me through a lot is Prov. 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 direct your paths." What an awesome promise!!

By Blogger gigere, at 11:19 AM, April 21, 2008  

Proverbs 3:12 For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

Thank God that he loves us enough to discipline us.

By Blogger Rochirmil, at 11:23 AM, April 21, 2008  

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

My husband and I are about to make some significant decisions and this verse has been teaching me to trust in Him through it all!

princesslimey (at) gmail (dot) com

By Blogger Emily, at 11:23 AM, April 21, 2008  

My Favrite verse is Jeremiah 29:11. Is has gottn me through a lot of tough times and will with the many more in my future. Hard not to question lifes happenings sometimes and this verse gives my much confort.

By Anonymous Tara (luckybuglover@yahoo.com), at 11:24 AM, April 21, 2008  

Psalm 107:1-9 have meant the most to me recently. Thanks!

Tamara (AK)
mrshuntinak AT msn DOT com

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:27 AM, April 21, 2008  

So, you can only enter this if you're a christian? Is that even legal?

By Blogger Rachel, at 11:30 AM, April 21, 2008  

One of my favorites is
"I can do all things through him who gives me strength." (Philippians 4:13)
well because I repeat that to myself almost daily with my two little ones! :)

By Blogger Megan, at 11:31 AM, April 21, 2008  

James 1:19 "everyone should be quick to listen and slow to speak"

Great idea!

By Blogger Mzzterry, at 11:34 AM, April 21, 2008  

James 1:19 "everyone should be quick to listen and slow to speak"

Great idea!

By Blogger Mzzterry, at 11:34 AM, April 21, 2008  

I'm learning to quit worrying right now and slowing down. So, the Scripture of Jesus telling Martha that she was "worried about many things," and Mary had "chosen the better part" has been helping me in prioritizing.

Thanks for the chance to win!

By Blogger The Bayou Belles and Their Beau, at 11:45 AM, April 21, 2008  

Titus 2:4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children.
Sign me up!
jennyleebailey@gmail.com

By Blogger Jenny B., at 11:45 AM, April 21, 2008  

"I will never leave you, or forsake you" Amen

By Blogger Toystory, at 11:46 AM, April 21, 2008  

Thanks for such a great giveaway!!

I read this morning: "The prayers of a righteous man are powerful and effective." James 5

Lord, help me to be righteous!

By Blogger Julie and Ben, at 11:59 AM, April 21, 2008  

Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Sums up my faith. Have it. Faith, that is. Having Faith that my Lord will guide me.

I have three special needs kids so I use this in my head A LOT.

By Blogger SB, at 12:06 PM, April 21, 2008  

My all-time favorite verse is "With God, all things are possible." When I was going through infertility, I had give up everything into the Lord's hands one night and just cried my eyes out. That month, I received all sorts of signs that I would finally be pregnant, and one of them was a bookmark in the mail with that verse on it. I was indeed pregnant at last and my son is now 11. :) Thanks for the great giveaway!

By Blogger ablondeblogger, at 12:10 PM, April 21, 2008  

I am loving reading about all of the kings of Israel and Judah from 1 and 2 Kings and 1 and 2 Chronicles. Those books are full of really different interesting stories. I don't know how much practical application they have provided, but I feel like I am gaining an interest and enjoyment for the Word of God.

By Blogger Kelly, at 12:12 PM, April 21, 2008  

"Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!"
2 Corinthians 5:17
Julie
3cookieday[at]gmail[dot]com

By Blogger JL, at 12:16 PM, April 21, 2008  

I would love to win this card. I love Starbucks!

The Bible verse I've been using lately has been: "Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed" ~Proverbs 16:3.

By Blogger Charlotte, at 12:17 PM, April 21, 2008  

Thanks for offering Starbucks! The verse that has spoken to me lately is Isaiah 40:31 "but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
God bless!

By Blogger Allison, at 12:17 PM, April 21, 2008  

I am the Lord who teaches you for your own good, who leads you in the way you should go. ~Isaiah 48:17

I have been going through a lot of trials lately in my life and it was beginning to get my down. However, I was looking through my bible and found the above verse. It was a reminder to me that every single trial that I go through is God teaching me something and how he should receive all the glory for my life.

By Blogger Angela Moubray Raettig, at 12:18 PM, April 21, 2008  

I'm not a coffee drinker, but my husband would love this! Here is my passage:
Psalm 1
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, for his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season, and whose leaf does not wither, whatever he does prospers.
I love this passage! It reminds me where my priorities should be!
Toni
thehappyhousewife@comcast.net

By Anonymous The Happy Housewife, at 12:20 PM, April 21, 2008  

I do love me some good coffee!
I Peter 4:10-11 reminded me that God expects us to use the gifts he gives us. And it's all about Him. HE gives the gifts. HE gives the strength. HE gets the praise!
I'm giving away an African batik today (and other goodies from around the world the rest of the week) so I'd love it if you'd stop by :-)

By Blogger Kim, at 12:23 PM, April 21, 2008  

In 2006 a passage that meant a lot to me that whole year was Ecc. 5:1-7. I was thinking about it yesterday and read it again and it spoke to me just as much - if not more - right now. I love how the Bible does that!

Thank you for the chance to win! God bless.
author_erin(at)lycos(dot)com

By OpenID lovedandamazed, at 12:31 PM, April 21, 2008  

What a wonderful idea. A great way to encourage each other through the way that God is teaching each of us. The Lord has been reminding me the importance of abiding in him. John 15:4-5.

He is the vine and we are the branches. Apart from him I can do nothing.

Thanks for the great giveaway, I can't wait to be drinking down my white chocolate mocha. YUM!

By Blogger jpandtheboys, at 12:35 PM, April 21, 2008  

The Bible verse that always inspires me is Philippians 4:13 For I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.

By Blogger frugallm, at 12:36 PM, April 21, 2008  

The Bible verse God has used over and over again to inspire me is 1 Timothy 4:12
Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

delightfulconfection[at]gmail[dot]com

By Anonymous Lydia, at 12:38 PM, April 21, 2008  

Last night my pastor spoke on Psalm 63... it was a great reminder to thirst for the Lord as if I were in a desert.

By Blogger seven, at 12:41 PM, April 21, 2008  

Psalm 86:11 -Teach me your way. O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.

My hearts desire is just to know him and be obedient.

By Blogger Amanda, at 12:51 PM, April 21, 2008  

Psalms 121: 1-8

I raise my eyes toward the mountains. Where will my help come from.

My help comes from the Lord
the Maker of heaven and earth

He will not allow your foot to slip; your protector will not slumber

Indeed, the Protector of Israel does not slumber or sleep.

The Lord protects you, the Lord is a shelter by your right side.

The sun will not strike you by day or the moon by night.

The Lord will protect you from all harm; He will protect your life

The Lord will protect your coming and going both now and forever.

My husband was out of town last week for the first time since we were married, and I was a little anxious. These verses helped me, even though I stayed with friends!

By Blogger Girl Fisher, at 12:55 PM, April 21, 2008  

"In the day of trouble, call on the name of the Lord and He will deliver you."
Psalm 50:15
I've been planting myself firmly on that verse as I share the truth of it with the gals in jail the last couple weeks.

By Blogger DidiLyn, at 1:01 PM, April 21, 2008  

oops, my email address is DidiLyn@aol.com

By Blogger DidiLyn, at 1:02 PM, April 21, 2008  

What a really neat idea. I love proverbs. Often I can read something randomly and just be in awe at how those words are reaching out to me.

By Blogger Audrey, at 1:03 PM, April 21, 2008  

I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength! for real. I can.

By Blogger Grace, at 1:08 PM, April 21, 2008  

John 8: 31-32, 36
Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

Here's my story on that verse. Becoming Soliloquy

http://shejusthadtosayit.wordpress.com/2008/04/21/becoming-soliloquy/

By Anonymous Soliloquy, at 1:15 PM, April 21, 2008  

i was just trying to recite psalms ?? this morning: where does my help come from? my help comes from the Lord, maker of heaven and earth. i love the encouragement that the Lord gives us thru his word. and i love caramel macchiatos from starbucks!

gail in idaho

By Blogger gail, at 1:26 PM, April 21, 2008  

Starbucks! Yummy!!!

Genesis 33:10 where Jacob comes face to face with his brother Esau says, "Jacob said, "No, please, if now I have found favor in your sight, then take my present from my hand, for I see your face as one sees the face of God, and you have received me favorably.""
I think the idea of receiving forgiveness being so closely related to seeing the face of God is powerful indeed.

By Blogger Lulu, at 1:32 PM, April 21, 2008  

Isaiah 64:8 - And now, O Jehovah, you are our Father. We are the clay, and you are our Potter; and all of us are the work of your hand.

Danielle

By OpenID missgrumpy2004, at 1:41 PM, April 21, 2008  

What a different and thoughtful give away question -- my bible verse is here:

If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, "move from here to there," and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. (Matthew 17:20)

We have been out of work since January 7th. My husband returned to work this morning. I had to be steadfast for the both of us regarding faith he'd find a job beacause we are in a recession and it was very scary out there.

I learned with faith nothing is impossible.

my email: marna@centurytel.net

By Blogger West Coast Diva, at 1:41 PM, April 21, 2008  

Psalm 118:24 This is the day which the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

I tend to overstress and overworry--a lot. This verse keeps ringing in my ears, and I think it's God's way of reminding me not to, to take time to enjoy each day.
SRitte153@aol.com

By Blogger Mom24, at 1:53 PM, April 21, 2008  

I've never read the bible, so I'm lacking on a specific verse.

By Anonymous corrin, at 1:54 PM, April 21, 2008  

I love Starbucks! The verse that has touched me most recently is:

"...Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me." Ruth 1:16-17

By Blogger Jennifer, at 2:01 PM, April 21, 2008  

Matthew 6:34

amyd76@gmail.com

By Blogger isunshine, at 2:08 PM, April 21, 2008  

Isaiah 55 1:2

Come check out my giveaway at www.bringinghomeava.com

By Anonymous www.bringinghomeava.com, at 2:11 PM, April 21, 2008  

MMMM Starbucks!

My Bible study has been working through the book of 1 Timothy. Yesterday, we were in the first 8 verses of chapter 2. We were encouraged and challenged to pray more. This was especially convicting to me because I haven't been praying as much as I should.

By Blogger Sherida, at 2:15 PM, April 21, 2008  

The Bible verse for me Proverbs 3:5-6. Such power!

By Blogger Jon & Sarah, at 2:18 PM, April 21, 2008  

Proverbs 2:5-6:
'Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not upon your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.'

Thanks!!
Irishiwas2@yahoo.com

By Blogger Irish Mom, at 2:24 PM, April 21, 2008  

"Be still, and know that I am God" Psalm 46:10

By Blogger Keryn, at 2:28 PM, April 21, 2008  

The 23rd Psalms is the one that I turn to most often.
Please enter me in your contest

By Blogger Michelle B., at 2:36 PM, April 21, 2008  

I am currently doing a study on contentment from Ecclesiastes and the verse that has spoken to me most recently is Ecc 5:2
Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.

By Blogger Tonya, at 2:39 PM, April 21, 2008  

This has been hanging in my office for months and is still a great daily reminder for me...

"He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men's hearts." 1 Corinthians 4:5

By Anonymous Ali, at 2:50 PM, April 21, 2008  

"Jesus wept." I know it's super short, but it's really comforting to me. I'm sure Jesus knew that in 5 minutes he would raise Lazarus from the dead, but Mary & Martha were sad. He didn't say - your sadness is stupid, give me 5 minutes, he wept with them. So he weeps with me over my silly/temporary sadnesses, too.

By Blogger EMama, at 2:53 PM, April 21, 2008  

Galatians 6:9- Let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season we will reap a harvest if we don't lose heart.

Some days with my kids that's all that keeps me hanging on. :) That and the prospect of Starbucks.

By Blogger Daycare Girl, at 2:59 PM, April 21, 2008  

Psalm 46:10 has always been my favorite

By Blogger Ebie, at 3:00 PM, April 21, 2008  

I know I can't enter, but I wanted to share my verse anyways.
"He makes all things beautiful in his time" I am going through a trial by fire right now. I know the end result will be beautiful.

By Blogger DaRcI, at 3:02 PM, April 21, 2008  

I can taste the coffee now! Great giveaway!

Don't know if it's my favorite but it is in my mind right now:

" For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord,' plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."
Jeremiah 29:11-13

By Blogger Kim, at 3:06 PM, April 21, 2008  

"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. Those who are far from you will perish; you destroy all who are unfaithful to You. But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds." Psalm 73:25-28

serving_theKingofkings@yahoo.com

By Blogger LivingforGod, at 3:17 PM, April 21, 2008  

Mine would be
John 14: 1-14... i am the way and the truth and the light
This has always spoken to me
Thanks
Auntnetto6@yahoo.com

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:28 PM, April 21, 2008  

I love a tall Skinny Mocha.

One of my favorite versees is Ephesians 4:14.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work in us, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

It reminds me that he's so much greater than anything I'm going through, and that he's working on stuff I don't even think to ask for.

By Blogger Colleen, at 3:29 PM, April 21, 2008  

No specific verse, as the story I've had in my heart all day is in all four gospels...the road to Emmaus. How blinded by their grief and sorrow were Jesus' friends that they couldn't see he was right there with them until he revealed himself through the breaking of bread. I hope I am able to see clearly at all times.

By Blogger Judy, at 3:37 PM, April 21, 2008  

Oh Starbucks! I've been craving it! And you bought it just for this giveaway-wow!

A verse would be "No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us." Romans 8:37
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By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:46 PM, April 21, 2008  

The verse that soothes me today is John 14:27 which says:
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

By OpenID lindabelle, at 3:53 PM, April 21, 2008  

Mmmmmm....I can just taste a Caramel Macchiato.

Right now we're going through some uncertain times with my husband's job situation, so the verse that has calmed my heart is..."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 path"

By Anonymous Christine, at 4:00 PM, April 21, 2008  

Revelation 3:16: So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.

It's time to be on fire for God. Thanks for asking!

By Blogger Alysia, at 4:10 PM, April 21, 2008  

Been enjoying the "Yelling at God" Psalms. :)

Psalm 6:1-2 Please, God, no more yelling, no more trips to the woodshed. Treat me nice for a change; I'm so starved for affection.

By Blogger Stretch Mark Mama, at 4:23 PM, April 21, 2008  

I just like their plain ol' coffee...yum.

I've been studying this:
"But go and learn what this mean: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
Matthew 9:13

By Blogger Jenny 865-53oh9, at 4:26 PM, April 21, 2008  

One verse that has stuck out to me recently is 1 peter 2:9.

dmfitzpatrick16 at rangers.nwosu.edu

By Anonymous Deanna, at 4:50 PM, April 21, 2008  

I'm reading a bunch of Dave Ramsey material right now, so I'd say there are lots of Proverbs that are speaking to me with regards to finances.
Kristine kvicker@hotmail.com

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:55 PM, April 21, 2008  

My life verse Phillippian 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Applies to every aspect of my life and is always encouraging. Starbuck giftcard would be lovely. A guilty pleasure without the guilt!

By Blogger Windy, at 5:03 PM, April 21, 2008  

Mmm...Starbucks...Yummy.
The verse I go back to time and again is "Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thess. 5:16-18.
Wonderful giveaway - thank you!

By Blogger beckster, at 5:08 PM, April 21, 2008  

Psalm 37:4 - Delight yourself also in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.
I reflect on this verse as we wait (im)patiently to adopt our fourth daughter from China...

By Blogger Chinamama4, at 5:13 PM, April 21, 2008  

The one that I have been looking at lately becuase we are wanting to adopt more children, and that I just had to put on my blog, is

But these things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, do not despair, for these things will surely come to pass. Just be patient! They will not be overdue a single day! Habakkuk 2:3 (NLT)

www.melodyanddoug.blogspot.com
If I win, please post a comment on my blog and I will gladly email you as I do not like to post my email in comments.

I hope I win!! Starbucks would be a great treat while I am studying for a test!

By Blogger Melody and Doug, at 5:15 PM, April 21, 2008  

wow, so many comments already! i better shake a leg! we have starbucks down here in new zealand, so plse enter me! i'm playing along too.

By Blogger scrappysue, at 5:15 PM, April 21, 2008  

Please enter me!

John 20:27, Stop Doubting and Believe
Thank you!

By Blogger Stephanie, at 5:15 PM, April 21, 2008  

2 Corinthian 9:8 - "AND GOD IS ABLE TO MAKE GRACE ABOUND IN YOU, THAT ALWAYS HAVING ALL SUFFICIENCY IN EVERYTHING, YOU MAY HAVE AN ABUNDANCE FOR EVERY GOOD DEED."

If I win, I'm thinking that a nice Pepperment White Chocolate would be great!

By Blogger Air Force Family, at 5:17 PM, April 21, 2008  

Proverbs 3:5-6 sums it all up, "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."

By Blogger Erica G, at 5:20 PM, April 21, 2008  

“Let us not become weary of doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not
give up” (Galatians 6:9).

Reminds me to keep persevering and walking worthy of my calling.

Thanks.

By Blogger Bella's Mum and Papa, at 6:12 PM, April 21, 2008  

"Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength" Deuteronomy 6:5

By Blogger truth, at 6:27 PM, April 21, 2008  

Mt 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

This really speaks to me here lately.

By Anonymous thecoolmom, at 6:36 PM, April 21, 2008  

I would love some Starbucks! Or even to go to Starbucks and get some for my friend and I. He always buys me coffee and I'd love to return the favor.

The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.

1 Samuel 2:7

Seems to be the most fitting the latest.

By Blogger Lilith Silvermane, at 6:49 PM, April 21, 2008  

Things have been a bit stressful around here as Delaware is laying of over a 1000 teachers. I was sweating a bit and then this verse came to mind Jeremiah 29:11 "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." Now can I please have a Starbucks so I can have a latte as I wait for His plan!

By Blogger Mel, at 6:55 PM, April 21, 2008  

I have to say that the verse that plays over and over in my head is:
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when dreams come true,
there is life and joy.
-Proverbs 13:12

We waited so long to become parents and then there was a bit of a delay getting our referral. But today as I look at my beautiful little girl I still cherish this verse.
Mari
marija@charter.net

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:00 PM, April 21, 2008  

MMmmm...starbucks sounds so good right now!!!
Psalm 40:1-2
I waited patiently for the Lord, He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.

By Blogger Elliemae, at 7:02 PM, April 21, 2008  

Ecclesiastes 5:2!

Thanks for the contest.

By Blogger bren j., at 7:06 PM, April 21, 2008  

"Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and and slow to become angry. For man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires."
(James I, I believe.)

I've been working on hiding verses about anger in my heart.

By Blogger Julie D, at 7:09 PM, April 21, 2008  

Proverbs 3:5-6
How fun marciavigil3648@msn.com

By Blogger marcia, at 7:17 PM, April 21, 2008  

What a great idea... coffee and Bible. Can't get much better than that! I am always convicted with James 4:17 - To know what is right and not do it is sin.

By Anonymous Petersonclan, at 7:43 PM, April 21, 2008  

psalms 23 is my favorite!ty 4 the great contest!

By Blogger jmahurin40, at 8:00 PM, April 21, 2008  

Aloha!!! My life scripture that has held me through each circumstances that have come my way in my journey through a difficult illness is:
Neh 8:10.. The Joy of the Lord will be your strength.
I go to starbucks every thursday with a friend for encouragement and fellowship.

By Blogger ♥ Joyfulsister ♥, at 8:05 PM, April 21, 2008  

1 Samuel 2:7

Thanks for the idea!

By Blogger TRACEY, at 8:08 PM, April 21, 2008  

I'd use the card on my favorite....grande nonfat iced caramel macchiato (or however it is spelled!!!)

And the verse that has touched me most recently is John 17:9"My prayer is not for the world, but for those you have given me, because they belong to you." It was from the sermon on Sunday at church, and it really hit me that Jesus prayed for me during his last days and hours on earth, and that he spells it right out in there that I belong to God. Without question. I'm His for always.

julie_ruhlman@hotmail.com

By Anonymous Julie, at 8:08 PM, April 21, 2008  

John 14: 1-14... i am the way and the truth and the light"


Have you tried the new Honey Cream Frapp?? It's DIVINE!!!

By Blogger Trista, at 8:20 PM, April 21, 2008  

Well, it would definately be Jeremiah 29:11
I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you, not harm you, to give you a hope and a future.

I would love a carmel frappucino right now!

By Blogger Kim, at 8:24 PM, April 21, 2008  

The faithfulness of the Lord endures forever

Psalm 117:2
Great question!!!!

By Blogger Hipmomofboyz, at 8:24 PM, April 21, 2008  

Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

By Blogger Emily, at 8:52 PM, April 21, 2008  

"I wait for the Lord, my soul does wait, and in His word do I hope." I love this verse. Especially when I'm waiting for an answer!!

By Blogger Denise, at 8:54 PM, April 21, 2008  

I was reading in Judges today about Gideon when he continued to ask God to show him miracles so that Gideon would believe that God would help him win the battle.
It saddened me to think about how many times I question God's goodness and also made me want to do better at trusting in HIM. He always does what He says He will do!!!

By Blogger Cassie, at 9:06 PM, April 21, 2008  

Oh sorry
cassielou5(@)hotmail(dot)com

By Blogger Cassie, at 9:07 PM, April 21, 2008  

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