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Bible Verses for those who are Grieving

These verses are for my friend Hope and her family. Hope recently lost her mother. We have comfort in that we will see our loved ones again in our heavenly home.

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  • Psalm 23:4 ESV
    Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
        I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
        your rod and your staff,
        they comfort me.
  • Psalm 30:5 ESV
    For his anger is but for a moment,
        and his favor is for a lifetime.
    Weeping may tarry for the night,
        but joy comes with the morning.
  • Psalm 34:18 ESV
    The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
        and saves the crushed in spirit.
  • Psalm 73:26 ESV
    My flesh and my heart may fail,
        but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
  • Psalm 119:50 ESV
    This is my comfort in my affliction,
        that your promise gives me life.
  • Psalm 147:3 ESV
    He heals the brokenhearted
        and binds up their wounds.
  • Isaiah 53:4-5 ESV
    Surely he has borne our griefs
        and carried our…

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Bible Verses about God’s Comfort

Faith Filled Friday: I was troubled by a problem, and these verses helped give me the comfort I was looking for, especially 2 Corinthians 1:3-4; Isaiah 49:13; and Psalm 23:4.

Heather C. King - Room to Breathe

  • Psalm 23:4 ESV
    Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
        I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
        your rod and your staff,
        they comfort me.
  • Psalm 71:21 ESV
    You will increase my greatness and comfort me again.
  • Psalm 86:17 ESV
    Show me a sign of your favor,
        that those who hate me may see and be put to shame
        because you, Lord, have helped me and comforted me.
  • Psalm 119:50 ESV
    This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.
  • Psalm 119:52 ESV
    When I think of your rules from of old,
        I take comfort, O Lord.
  • Psalm 119:76 ESV
    Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant.
  • Psalm 119:81-82 ESV
    My soul longs for your salvation;
        I hope in your word.
    82 My…

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We Honor America on 9/11


America, we love you.


If you aren’t familiar with this terrorist attack, here’s a 2-minute overview:


I’m excited to announce the release of my latest prehistoric fiction, The Quest for Home. Click through and check it out!

Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the Man vs. Nature saga. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice,  a columnist for TeachHUB and NEA Today, and a freelance journalist. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, In the Footsteps of Giants, Winter 2021. 

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Trash talking

Monday night is when we gather up all the trash bags and put them out for pickup on Tuesday morning. Most of the time there are three or four small bags from the various small baskets and one large one from the kitchen. This Monday was no different from the others.
I tied up the kitchen trash bag and set it against the pile of the smaller bags sitting on the floor. I grabbed a new bag and walked back to the trash can. That’s when I heard a steady plop plop sound like rain hitting on the plastic bags. I looked up at the ceiling and it was dry. I moved my hand over the bags and did not feel any rain drops hitting my skin. It was not raining in the kitchen.
My son was in the next room and I asked him, “Should I be worried about the weird sound the trash is making?”
He replied, “No, that’s just the bomb I put in there.”
Big help he was.
“It’s not ticking like a bomb.”
He was busy at his computer and ignored me.
Carefully, I looked at the bags and saw nothing unusual. That funny pinging continued. Maybe it was a small critter clawing his way out of a plastic bag. No huge mouse ran out and none of the bags were moving.
“The sound’s slowing up, I guess it was just the bag slipping, but I never saw it move.”
I slipped the new bag into the trash can. Suddenly the pinging noise went haywire!
“What in the world!” I turned and looked. The large trash bag was slowly sliding across the floor. It was somewhat of a relief to see the reason for the noise. My son was in the kitchen by then.
I told him, “The faster you can take this trash out, the happier I’ll be. I don’t like any trash talking in my kitchen.”


Pacific Paratrooper

USS Arizona Memorial, Pear Harbor, Hawaii

HONOLULU (Tribune News Service) — With the American flag billowing in the wind and “The Star-Spangled Banner” playing on the loudspeakers from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, the first boatload of tourists and residents in nearly 16 months stepped onto the USS Arizona Memorial on Sunday morning.  (1 Sept.)

The 145 visitors on the Navy boat disembarked to spend a few solemn minutes within the white walls of the shrine at the same time, 8:10 a.m., that the Arizona was hit Dec. 7, 1941, also a Sunday, by an armor-piercing bomb that sank the ship and killed 1,177 men. The battleship suffered the greatest loss of life of all the ships and planes attacked that day. Among the dead were a father and son named Free and 23 sets of brothers.

“It was just terribly moving to be over there today,” said Minneapolis resident Patty…

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Lives of Our Past

This is for Faith Filled Friday. We talked about belonging to God this morning in Bible study. I love being a child of God.

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I love the fact that he speaks of our old life in the past tense, telling us that we are now alive in Christ.  In Ephesians 2:13, we read that those who were once far away have now been brought close to God through the blood of Jesus. There is no separation between us and God any longer.

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Tramlining — something new every day

This was such an odd experience that I thought it worth re-blogging. I never heard of this before and fortunately have never had to deal with it.

Life Unscripted

tires_truecontactI have always tried to learn something new every day, but this “little something” has been a little unique.

This was the week that our 2 year old car went out of the mileage warranty.  No big deal. Coincidentally, the original equipment tires on the car have been looking pretty rough ( as in missing tread depth ) so we went to our usual tire store, a place that in the past has given us great service and decent pricing, to see what kind of skins might be available for our Subaru.

The dealer suggested Continental TrueContacts and indeed for what they are the reviews were consistently good and even though I have never ridden on Continentals I decided to give them a try.

grooved pavement a look at the grooved surface

What I was not ready for, happened the day after putting them on the car.

As you may know, the Upper…

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