Jenn’s Journey-from Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power...

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power…

Thanks for joining me today. Grab your coffee and come inside.

I love quotes. Quotes of all types: humor, Biblical, thought-provoking. I find them so inspirational. In fact, I have Post-it notes and bits of paper all over my house with some of my favorite ones. I have even gone so far as to carry cards in my purse with my favorite Bible verses for encouragement or a dose of peace throughout the day. 2 Timothy 1:7 is one I look at often: “God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, of love and of a sound mind.” Another one of my favorites is  “Cast your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7.

The other day I saw this quote “Have you prayed about it as much as you have talked about it?” Tell me that isn’t one that makes you think!

I guess I’ve been in the habit of quote-collecting since I was a teen. I recently found some notes I had from my junior year in high school. One of these days maybe I’ll make myself a book with all of them in one place. As I was thinking about what to share with you this week, this verse came to my mind: “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” Philippians 4:8

Part of my plan for this New Year is to work on a more positive attitude and I have to do that by changing what I think about. No small feat. We are bombarded with negativity in the media, on Facebook, magazines, books, maybe even negative people in our lives, and yet, we have choices about what we put into these minds of ours.

It is proven that a positive outlook in life improves health. One study done in Denmark showed that patients in a hospital who had a positive outlook were 58% more likely to live another five years! “Having the right attitude is even more important for your body than daily sunscreen and a weekend spa getaway, every other week — yes, that important. Humor improves immune cell function, helps you ward off illness and decreases your chances of cancer — and apparently also increases your chance of living after heart disease hits.” (From an article I read on Facebook)
There is another verse in the Bible that says “I have hidden Your word in my heart.” Psalm 119:11. I cannot tell you how many times a verse has come to my mind just when I needed it. I’ve mentioned before how the words of songs speak to me. Here is a quote from a song by Sanctus Real “Sometimes it’s hard to keep believing in what you can’t see; that everything happens for a reason, even the worst life brings. If you’re reaching for an answer and you don’t know what to pray, just open up the pages, let His Word be your strength and hold on to the promises; hold on to the promises. Jesus is alive, so hold tight; hold on to the promises.”

This week, fill your heart and mind with some of His promises. Hold tight to them. My prayer for each of us is “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

Be blessed.

Until next week,


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One Response to “Jenn’s Journey-from Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power”

  1. T says:

    Great thoughts as usual…