SSMT 2017: Verse 16!

Hi Siestas!

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetI’m Diane.

I’ve enjoyed working here for many years in the area of Resources and Customer Care. (We have the BEST customers ever). I’ll soon be retiring but may I never retire from God’s Word! His Word always ministers life to me.

I chose to share two verses with you that I’ve been camping on during a season of personal loss.  My sister, Cindy, passed away suddenly July 1st.

“Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in Heaven, not built by human hands.”
2 Corinthians 5:1 (ESV)

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”

2 Corinthians 1:3,4 (ESV)

That second one is a real mouthful but oh, so rich!  It’s a fact that we will all face times of loss and will miss our loved ones.  Tents do wear out. They weren’t meant to last. This earth is not our true home. But praise be to God who assures those who trust in Him that He will personally provide a forever home when we leave this planet.  And for those still here, He promises comfort and true peace. I can testify, it’s real!

Then, there’s more…

Jesus uses us to comfort others from His supply, not our own.  He’s so efficient and so faithful!

My prayer is that He will show Himself in all of your seasons too.

His and Yours,



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  1. 51
    Jeannine Hale says:

    Jeannine Hale
    Eagan, MN

    Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.

    1 Peter 5:8-9 NIV

  2. 52
    Linda Jewell says:

    Linda Jewell
    Tucson, AZ

    John 1:12 (NKJV)
    But as many as received Him,
    to them He gave the right
    to become children of God,
    to those who believe in His name:

  3. 53
    Tammy says:

    Tammy Gabbard from Livingston, KY ~The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.~ Psalm 34:15 KJV

  4. 54
    Dana Banks says:

    Dana, San Angelo

    I. Commit.

    “I’m sure about this: the one who started a good work in you will stay with you to complete the job by the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6 CEB

  5. 55
    Heather Terhune says:

    Heather, Tallahassee “Religion that our Lord and Father accepts as pure and righteous is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 1:27 NIV

  6. 56
    Charlotte Busbee says:

    Charlotte Busbee, Concord CA “The heart of the wise instructs his mouth and adds persuasiveness to his lips.” Proverbs 16:23 NASB

  7. 57
    Pam Luschei says:

    “When I think of You as I lie on my bed, I meditate on You, during the night watches, because You are my helper I will rejoice in the shadow of Your wings.” Psalm 63: 6, 7 HCSB
    Pam in El Cajon

  8. 58
    Sammie Davenport says:

    Sammie Davenport of Sterling, Va: Ps.139:23-24 “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends You and lead me along the path of everlasting life. ” (NLT)

  9. 59
    Terri Plumlee says:

    Terri Plumlee, Stamford, Tx
    for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.
    Matthew 12:37

  10. 60
    GJ says:

    Hawkinsville, GA
    Hebrews 4:16 (ESV)

    Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

  11. 61
    Stephanie Peterson says:

    Stephanie, El Cajon,CA, Romans 12:20(NIV) – “On the contrary: If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.'”

  12. 62
    Carol C McLaren says:

    Carol from Pinon, Arizona- Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. NIV

  13. 63
    michellemybell says:

    michelle v
    woodstock, vt

    2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV

    For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and a sound mind.

  14. 64
    Ann from Ramona, CA says:

    Philippians 4:9 (ESV)
    “What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me-practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”

  15. 65
    Louise says:

    Louise, Irvine, CA, Isaiah 42:3(NIV)- A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice.

  16. 66
    Nancy Borrett says:

    Nancy-Yonges Island, SC (for Aug 1)

    “though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling,”

    Psalm 46:3 NKJV

  17. 67
    Kim Foley says:

    Kim Foley Arnold, MD
    For you died and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
    Colossians 3:3 NIV

  18. 68
    Nancy Borrett says:

    Nancy-Yonges Island, SC

    “There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God. The Holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.”

    Psalm 46:4

  19. 69
    Kelly Unger says:

    Kelly Unger from Fowler, IN
    2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV
    17:If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, behold all things have become new.

  20. 70
    Suzanne in RI says:

    Suzanne Bailey, Harrisville, RI
    “Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the splendor and the majesty, for everything in the heavens and on the earth belongs to you. Yours, LORD, is the kingdom, and you are exalted as head over all.” 1 Chronicles 29:11 CSB

  21. 71
    Laura Stovall says:

    “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
    Psalm 46:1 KJV

  22. 72
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Sulphur, LA

    In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Ephesians 6:16 (NIV)

  23. 73

    Laura, Minneapolis, MN.
    Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life.
    (Romans 5:18 NKJV)

  24. 74
    Shelley says:

    Shelley Edwards, Fairfax, Virginia “because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.”
    2 Corinthians 4:18 (NRSV)

  25. 75
    nelda little says:

    Nelda Little, Magnolia, Texas, “May the Lord show mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains.” 2 Timothy 1:16 NIV

  26. 76
    Connie says:

    Connie, Moss Bluff, LA

    In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Ephesians 6:16 (NIV)

  27. 77
    Carolyn Stutz says:

    Carolyn, Dover, Ohio

    “I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.” Psalm 119:16 NIV

  28. 78
    Sherri Medford says:

    Sherri Medford from Abilene, Tx
    for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.
    Matthew 12:37

  29. 79
    Gayle Comer says:

    Gayle, Salinas CA
    Commit to the Lord whatever you do and He will establish your plans.
    Proverbs 16:3 NIV

  30. 80
    Lindsey Buchanan says:

    Lindsey Buchanan St. Augustine, FL
    “Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.” Psalm 25:16 NIV

  31. 81
    Linda Buice says:

    New International Version
    Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you–guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.

  32. 82
    Connie Windham says:

    Connie Windham
    Picayune, MS
    May the Lord show mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because
    He often refreshed me and was not afraid of my chains.
    2 Timothy 1:16

  33. 83
    Debbie, Jacksonville, FL says:

    Psalm 139:16 NASB

    Thine eyes have seen my unformed substance;

    And in Thy book they were all written,

    The days that were ordained for me,

    When as yet there was not one of them.

  34. 84
    Cyndi Patterson says:

    Cyndi Patterson
    Bloomdale, OH

    “These men are grumblers and faultfinders; they follow their own evil desires; they boast about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage.”–Jude 16 (NIV)

  35. 85
    Kelsey says:

    Kelsey Vickery ( and HUSBAND !!!!!WE DID IT WE GOT MARRIED AAAAA)
    Waverly Iowa
    My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth

    Psalm 139:15 (NIV)

  36. 86
    Kathy Baird says:

    Kathy from Denver

    “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught and overflowing with thankfulness.”

    Colossians 2:6-7. NIV

  37. 87
    Jill Greer says:

    Jill Greer, Medina, TN

    For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
    2 Timothy 1:7 NIV

  38. 88
    Volleyball Ginger says:

    Ginger from Wetumpka, AL

    pray continually; 1 Thess. 5:17 NIV
    (continuing multiple verses)

  39. 89
    emi says:

    emi, white house, tn: “I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers,” Ephesians 1:16 ESV

  40. 90
    Frances McCamey says:

    Frances, Orange,TX
    …may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,…
    Ephesians 3:18 ESV

  41. 91
    Erin Alley says:

    Erin Alley from Greenwood, SC: “A gently answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” Proverbs 15:1 NIV

  42. 92
    Teri Reynolds says:

    Teri in Texas
    Luke 11:9 (NIV)
    “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

  43. 93
    Beth says:

    Beth B, Pella, Iowa –

    Isaiah 55:10-11 NIV (2011)

    As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,so is My Word that goes out from My mouth; it will not return to Me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

    And I say AMEN! to that. Blessings to all my siesta sisters! -Beth

  44. 94
    Cindy says:

    With my whole heart I seek you, Let me not wander from your commandments! Psalm 119:10 (ESV)

  45. 95
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn Medlin Oceanside Ca
    Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
    II Timothy 2:22 NIV

  46. 96
    Peg Suveg says:

    Peg Suveg, Naperville, IL

    “Guard my life, for I am faithful to you; save your servant who trusts in you. You are my God.” Psalm 86:2 (NIV)

  47. 97
    Lori Smith says:

    Lori smith. Little Rock ar

    “Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.”
    ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭1:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  48. 98
    Joy French says:

    Joy French- Georgetown, TX “Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you. The days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day.” Psalm 139:16 The Message

  49. 99
    Angie says:

    Angie from Bixby:
    “May He remember all your meal offerings and find your burnt offerings acceptable!”
    Ps. 20:3 (NAS)

  50. 100
    Emily Ince says:

    Emily from Danville, VA
    “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him;
    Psalm 103:11

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