SSMT 2017: Verse 19!

Hi Siestas! I’m writing this while visiting one of my baby grandsons. I have found a whole new level of delight, watching the world unfold before his sweet, young eyes. Whimsy and wonder, sheer gut-wrenching joy in the simplest of new experiences. The giggles, unencumbered, the wide-eyed enchanting outlook on life. He teaches me, he inspires me, and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that one of my main purposes in grandparenting will be sharing our awe in the wonders and majesty of Jesus. Generation after generation. So…

Nancy Mattingly from Houston, Texas

“God is magnificent; He can never be praised enough.  There are no boundaries to His greatness. Generation after generation stands in awe…” Psalm 145:3,4  – The Message

I pray that for you and yours as well…total awe at His greatness and goodness. May the simple, profound love of Jesus pour over each of you as you continue to meditate and memorize His perfect Word.



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  1. 351
    Rene' Pingel says:

    Rene’ Pingel, Cape Girardeau, Missouri

    A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24 NIV

  2. 352
    Sheree D., Iredell, TX says:

    Philippians 1:3 NIV

    I thank God every time I remember you.

  3. 353
    Anna says:

    Ontario, Canada
    Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Matthew 5:6 NIV

  4. 354
    Leslie Clay says:

    Leslie Houston, TX
    Jeremiah 17:14

    Heal me O Lord and I will be healed;
    Save me and I will be saved,
    For you are the one I praise.

  5. 355
    Vicky Perrenot says:

    Vicky Perrenot, Mesquite TX
    “He will be the foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the lord is the key to this treasure.” Isaiah 53:6

  6. 356
    Sheila Johnson says:

    Sheila Johnson, Beckley, WV
    Psalm 138:8 NLT The Lord will work out his plans for my life–for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever.

  7. 357
    Beau ratliff says:

    Beau Ratliff, Midland, TX.
    “If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.” Philippians 2:2 NIV

  8. 358
    Johannah says:

    Johannah, Alexandria, LA

    “For He has satisfied the thirsty soul,
    And the hungry soul He has filled with what is good.”
    Psalm 107:9 NASB

  9. 359
    Cindy McLaughlin says:

    With my lips I declare all the rules of your mouth. Psalm 119:13 (ESV)

  10. 360
    Amy Libdan says:

    Amy, Gettysburg, PA

    11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
    the Lord bestows favor and honor.
    No good thing does he withhold
    from those who walk uprightly.
    12 O Lord of hosts,
    blessed is the one who trusts in you!Psalms 84:11-12 ESV

  11. 361
    Shannon Vasquez says:

    Shannon Vasquez from Littleton, CO:
    Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. ~Luke 24:45

  12. 362
    Bette Eckel says:

    Bette from Danville,PA
    Psalm 25:20 NIV
    Guard my life and rescue me do not let me be our to shame, for I take rescue in you.

  13. 363
    Wendy Buttrey says:

    Wendy Buttrey, Acworth, Ga

    For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him. Phillipians 2:13 NLT

  14. 364
    Ann Wellen says:

    Ann from Mandeville, LA

    Psalm 119:15 (NLT)

    I will study your commandments and reflect on your ways.

  15. 365
    Karen Watson says:

    Nashville,TN. “Watch out that no root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many. ” Heb. 12:15b, NLT

  16. 366
    Teresa Mazzoni says:

    Come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us shout joyfully to the rock of out salvation.

    Psalm 95:1-2

  17. 367
    Phyllis says:

    Phyllis, Irvine, CA, “because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of truth, the gospel which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and increasing-as it also does among you since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth” Colossians 1:5-6 (ESV)

  18. 368
    Lori says:

    Lori, Toledo
    2 Timoth 2:18 HCSB “They have deviated from the truth, saying that the resurrection has already taken place, and are overturning the faith of some.”

  19. 369
    Soni Buckalew says:

    Soni in Gulfport: Colossians 2:6-7 RSV As therefore you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so live in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

  20. 370
    Mary Beth Ferrara says:

    Mary Beth, St. Louis, MO

    “Oh that you would slay the wicked, O God!
    O men of blood, depart from me!”

    Psalm 139:19 (ESV)

  21. 371
    Heather Rattray says:

    Heather Louisville, KY
    “Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.”
    Ephesians 1:4 (NLT)

  22. 372
    Stephanie Peterson says:

    Stephanie, El Cajon, CA, Psalm 145:18(NIV)- “The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.”

  23. 373
    Margaret Neil says:

    Margaret Neil, Jackson, TN

    His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.

    2 Peter 1:3

  24. 374
    Nancy Dal Pian says:

    Nancy Dal Pian, Port Charlotte, FL
    Proverbs 29:25, NIV
    Fear of man will prove to be a snare,
    but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.

  25. 375
    Debbie Peters says:

    Debbie Peters, Bassett, Virginia
    Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence. Hebrews 4:16 NIV

  26. 376
    Dalene says:

    Deuteronomy 31:8New International Version (NIV)

    8 The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

  27. 377
    Joan Bush says:

    Joan (Coppell, TX): And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. I John 4:16 NIV

  28. 378
    Rebecca Austin says:

    “So do not fear, for I am with you, do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthn you and help you. I will uphold you with my rightous right hand .” Isaiah 41:10. NIV

  29. 379
    Amy Vitale says:

    Amy V from Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
    “For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light! For this light within you produces only what is good and right and true.” Ephesians 5:8 & 9 NLT

  30. 380
    Arla says:

    Benton, AR

    “A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 NKJV

  31. 381
    Mary Saul says:

    Mary Saul
    Houston, TX
    2 Timothy 2:1 You, therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus HCSB

  32. 382
    Dawn Byers says:

    Dawn Byers, Alvord Texas “All who heard of it were astonished at the report give them by the shepherds.” Luke 2:18 NAB

  33. 383
    Amy Guth says:

    Amy Guth from Canton, MS

    For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

    Galatians 5:1 ESV

  34. 384
    Carol. King says:

    Carol King, Ft. Worth, TX

    Who satisfies your years with good things,
    So that your youth is renewed like the eagle

    Psalm 103:5. NASB

  35. 385
    Mary Merrell says:

    Mary Merrell
    James 3:3 “ When we put bits in the mouths of horses to make them obey us, can can tune the whole animal”

  36. 386
    Lesley says:

    Lesley from California: “So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;”
    ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:12‬ ‭NASB‬‬

  37. 387
    Heather Smith says:

    Heather Smith
    Nashville, TN
    Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say,

    “I will take revenge;
    I will pay them back,”
    says the Lord.

    -Romans 12:19 (NLT)

  38. 388
    Naomi says:

    Naomi – Colorado Springs – “Consider how many are my foes, and with what violent hatred they hate me” Psalms 25:19 ESV

  39. 389
    Theresa Ainsworth says:

    Theresa, Camden ME. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and we o cleanse us from all unrighteousness. I John 1:9 NKJV

  40. 390
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Austin pa 34:4 nkjv I sought the Lord and he heard me and delivered me from all my fears.

  41. 391
    Rhonda says:

    Rhonda Edmunds from Milton, WV
    “Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will be joyful in God my Savior.” Habakkuk 3:17-18 NIV

  42. 392
    Theresa Ainsworth says:

    Theresa, Camden ME, If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. I John 1:9 NKJV

  43. 393
    Rachel Miller says:

    Rachel Miller from Judsonia, AR. “The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.” 1 Corinthians 15:56 ESV

  44. 394

    Valerie Keyser from Fort Myers, FL: “One generation shall commend your works to another,and shall declare your mighty acts.”

    Psalm 145:4 ESV

  45. 395
    Angie Blankenship says:

    Angie from Bixby:
    “Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven with the saving strength of His right hand.” Ps. 20:6 (NAS)

  46. 396
    Stephanie Tausch says:

    Stephanie Tausch – Helotes Tx

    “Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; humans have no advantage over animals. Everything is meaningless.”
    ‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭3:19‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  47. 397
    Jenni Johnson says:

    Jenni, Murray, KY – “”The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.””
    ‭‭Lamentations‬ ‭3:24‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  48. 398
    Elsie Gregory says:

    Elsie – Castle Rock, CO

    Isaiah 35:3 HCSB

    Strengthen the weak hands,
    steady the shaking knees!

  49. 399
    Julianne Jones says:

    Julainne Jones Olathe,Ks. Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.
    Psalms 31: 24 NIV

  50. 400
    Tanya Isley says:

    Raleigh, NC

    “GOD is magnificent; he can never be praised enough. There are no boundaries to his greatness. Generation after generation stands in awe of your work; each one tells stories of your mighty acts.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭145:3-4‬ ‭MSG

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