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A Favorite Prayer

At this time of year, when many are making (and already breaking!) resolutions, I find it helpful to keep this prayer close by. While there's nothing wrong with setting goals to grow and change, I don't want to be outside of God's will or achieve things that might take me from HIS best for me. - Marina Your God-Given Place - Roy Lessin Lord, you are my hiding place, my dwelling place, my safe place, my secret place, my holy place, and my balanced place. Continue to teach me and instruct me to know Your perfect place for me in every choice I make, in every action I take, and in every word I speak. RAISE UP A BARRIER to hinder me if I am pursuing a place you have not chosen for me; BRING YOUR WISDOM to me if I am not understanding something about Your ways that needs clarity; DRY UP ANY POOL I am drinking from that is not being fed by Your river; slow me down if I am going after something that is premature in Your plan for me; TURN ME FROM ANY CONFIDENCE I am placing in anyon

Verse of the Day Meme Posts 1.29.2018

The Bible app "YouVersion" has a "verse of the day" that you can subscribe to, and each day I click in on it on my phone to read the verse they've chosen, meditate on it, pray about where it applies in my life, and sometimes I write a little about it too. Then I look at the graphics they offer to post it with, and post one of their options on to my Facebook and Instagram accounts. Sometimes I want something different, so I'll open the verse in the Bible app "BibleGateway," then copy and paste it into the graphics app "Typorama" and create my own meme with one of their photos, or one of mine,  ALL ON MY PHONE!! That's crazy, huh?? The only place I can't get to work easily on my phone is here, on the blog. Perhaps there are better blog apps that work on the iphone, but Google's aren't one of them... yet. They used to be... just not in the past few years. I'm hoping they catch up... soon. In the meanwhile, I thought t

Verse of the Day... January 16, 2018

Verse of the Day... January 16, 2018 I've been waking up early with my husband's alarm, and taking time to read and contemplate and meditate and pray. Oh, and make a meme with most day's Verse of the Day from the YouVersion Bible App on my phone! Some days He gives me time and clarity to actually write about the verse and how it impacts me, like this morning. I still have internet issues at home, so I do it all on my phone, and post it from there to Instagram and Marina's Kitchen Table on Facebook. Tonight I have a little internet time so I thought I'd post it here too. I hope it blesses you too... So much better!  • Everything we can accomplish, achieve, acquire, become, own, possess, or purchase can cause turmoil, distress, stress.  • “Everything is meaningless,” says the Teacher, “completely meaningless!” wrote Solomon in Ecclesiastes 1. And I love Philippians 4:11 where Paul shares “Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be con