What Keeps Me Going

As I settle into this new world of blogging, I thought it might be fun to have a weekly feature focusing on inspiration.

What better day to begin than Good Friday!

When life is tough — or even when it’s not — I’ve found comfort in the Bible. My favorite parts change from month to month, week to week, or even day to day.  Honestly, I should read it more than I do, because I’ve also found that life is better when I hang on to its promises and truth.

Here’s the verse that’s speaking to me right now, Proverbs 2:7:

“He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. He is a shield to those who walk with integrity.”

(Read more here.)

On this Easter weekend, what verses are meaningful to you?

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  • blackbird

    My Bible is on the headboard of the bed and I do not read it enough.

    One Light

    Imagine an artist painting a winter scene. She depicts a white, frozen ground and evergreens draped in snow. Her hand brings the day to a close as she paints night falling on the canvass.

    In the deep shadows of dusk, she has painted a grim, log cabin, barely visible to the casual observer. Then she dips her brush in yellow paint and, with a few quick strokes, places a brightly burning lamp in one of the cabin’s windows.

    Warm rays dance on white snow, now made brighter by the light. The lonely lamp completely changes the tone of the picture, replacing feelings of dark and gloom with warmth and security.

    Edith Wharton has said that there are two ways of spreading the light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

    Sometimes we are candles. We shed light of love and hope. We shine encouragement into dark souls. Or we illuminate with insight.

    But sometimes we reflect the light. We are mirrors to enable others to see the light of their own goodness and beauty. And when we have no other light of our own, we are mirrors which reflect a greater Light.

    For some, the world can be bleak and cold. They feel frightened, lonely and even hopeless.

    But it’s true that no amount of darkness can extinguish the light of one, small candle. You.

    By Steve Goodier: lifesupportsystem (dot com)

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  • http://100%Sarah'sYouBetchaNation/FB John Norton

    Something about an Easter Morning one cannot describe its like after a good rain…

  • Frank lane

    Hi Bristol…This is one of my all time favourite Inspirational verses.

    Heb: 11-6 …King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
    And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

  • Stacy

    I have read the bible, cover to cover.
    It is the reason that I know no longer believe in it’s truth.

    • June

      how very sad…

    • Blythe

      Reading and studying are two entirely different things. I wish you well, but yes, I am so thankful for the scriptures and the understanding of them. God Bless.

  • Anonymous

    Please stop being a fake Christian and blog author. Let us know who you really are.

    • bellagrazi

      Let us know who you really are? You just posted that under “Anonymous”. Hahaha Oh, the irony.

      • Kelli

        Nice catch Bella :)

    • June

      how very ironic folks can’t put their name to something…but felt free enough to insult someone they don’t know..

    • https://twitter.com/#!/ Juli

      I noticed you wouldn’t give your name talk about fake. Are you afraid to show who you are. Bristol is a not in anyway fake. The idea of a blog is that you write it yourself. Her book she used a writter. Please get a clue or some common sense and Try being honest and not so full of hate. I am here to shield her becuase she walks with integrity. Now go and pray for wisdome. You need it.
      “He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. He is a shield to those who walk with integrity.”

  • robhart

    John 13:7, “Jesus answered, ‘Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.’” (NIV) Are you submitting to Jesus and being washed? Let us take pause this day and reflect on the importance of His words to Peter and to all of us. Humble thy self in the sight of the Lord. Be filled with the Spirit and washed in the blood of the Lamb. Come closer to God and be transformed accordingly to the plan laid out for you as a life-call both uniquely and communally. Peace to all these next few days and may we grow in the transforming power of Jesus living in us as the Holy Spirit. Amen

  • bellagrazi

    Bristol, I must confess that I do not read the Bible. But I do believe in God. And I know that He gives you strength to deal with all the lies told about your family. You are good, decent people. Good will triumph over evil every time. Happy Easter to you and your family!

  • julie vaughn

    My love of God! Plus, I have children and a lot of people that love me and that is a great reason to live.

  • Kristen

    Exodus 14:14- The Lord will fight for you, you need only be still :)