Welcome to Grace to Joy

November reminds us to be grateful for the blessings in our lives. And this year I'm challenging myself to take time each day to be thankful in a new way. The challenge is to learn to live A Life of Gratitude through dwelling on verses from the Bible throughout my day. Each day I will post a new verse, with some thoughts to go with it. I hope you'll join me in living - A Life of Gratitude


TODAY'S VERSE: Revelation 11:17

"We give You thanks, O Lord God the Almighty, who are and who were because You have taken Your great power and have begun to reign."

How I long for that day, Father God, when You will reign forever. But You are longsuffering, and patient beyond anything we could imagine. You are patient so that all would come to know You. How amazing is that? That You, who have always existed, Creator of all things, and yet, You wait on frail humanity to recognize You as God and Lord. That's love, Lord God. Thank You.

Praise You for always being here, always going before us. Always waiting on us. I give You thanks O Lord God the Almighty. You were, You are, and You always will be. Help us to catch up to what You are doing in our lives. pray for the day that You will reign in Your great power. Omniscient, Omnipotent and Omnipresent God. I love You. And give You thanks.

A Life of Gratitude

Philippians Bible Study

This 290 pg. workbook provides an in-depth Bible study of the book of Philippians.  Consisting of personal study time, five days a week for ten weeks, the workbook makes it possible to work at your own pace, or grab a girlfriend or two to work through it together.  Perhaps your church's ladies ministry would even choose to use this study, and meet weekly for discussion time. 

In the letter to the Philippian believers we find the Apostle Paul saying, "Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say rejoice!"  This study will show how it's possible to have joy even when we don't understand the what, when, why, or how of a situation (and isn't life always full of situations?)  See how the Apostle Paul unlocks the secret of living in contentment and joy.  It's our prayer that it won't be long before you, too, are Finding His Joy.  

Workbook study is available through Amazon. $17.99     

Kindle Edition  Amazon Kindle $10.99

Or, add the Kindle addition for only $2.99 when you purchase the  workbook from Amazon.


Devotional comes from the word DEVOTE. It means Dedicate. Committed.  Set apart to God.  Hold fast to.  Endure in.  Stand perpetually ready.  Persevere in.  To associate closely with.  To attach oneself to.  Be Loyal to.   

And, on and on, each definition, in its various form, calls us to an action.  In this case, we are called to the act of dedicating ourselves to apply what we've read in God's word. To associate closely with it. One of the greatest blessings we've been given is God's word, but like  many things that are "good for us" we find ourselves not making the time to read it.  I hope these short devotionals will keep you inspired to be in the Word, and to live wholeheartedly for God.