What Keeps Me Going This Week: James 1:19

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, James 1:19.

“Let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.”

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What great advice! The Bible never ceases to amaze me with its wisdom. I’m going to meditate on this all week.

This week, what verses are you meditating on?

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  • LetsThink

    May you always choose the good and right verses in the bible to follow.

  • Joseph

    That’s great, Bristol; I’m proud of you! 🙂

  • David Dempsey

    Good verse – good advice for everyone, Bristol.

  • Ginger Haydon


    Bristol,try the “Jesus Calling” and the “Jesus Calling for Kids” apps. They are both wonderful. Each simple but profound devotion helps one to focus one’s mind on Christ, which gets rather difficult sometimes in this hectic world full of distractions. God Bless!

  • melory

    Much needed advice for me! I can’t stand bullies and usually reacts in a manner that I later regret, like yesterday with one of your posters.

    After a very difficult night, I woke up with this scripture in my mind this morning:
    Psalm 30:5
    For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
    So true, last night I thought I won’t make it, today the Lord has lifted me out of my mysery, He is the lifter of my head!

    Guide me o thou great Jehova:

  • Barbara

    Do not be saddened this day, for rejoicing in the Lord must be your strength.
                    Nehemiah 8:10c
    I read the chapter and verse numbers in something I read a couple weeks ago, copied it down because it grabbed me, and lo and behold it was also one of the daily readings from the Catholic lectionary the same week.
    It helps me to remember that no matter how rotten things are getting to be, God is still in control and we need to depend on Him above all else.

    • melory


      We were overseas, my husband got sick, ended up in the Roman Catholic hospital. In the rooms they had intercoms, in the mornings and evenings they have scripture reading and prayer, we were so blessed by that, as were all the patients I believe. They have not forgotten who the real Physician is!

      My fear with Obamacare has always been that prayer and scripture reading will be taken out of the hospitals, because of “government money” and “separation of church and state’ nonsense.

      • TrueBlue

        Or, Melory, you can always take your own Bible to the hospital and pray and read on your own. In America, there’s such a thing as freedom of religion. There’s no need to wait for others to give you permission to pray and meditate on the Word.

        • melory

          The problem with socialist policies is that they take away these kind of freedoms. You will find it out when it is too late.

          • TrueBlue

            You believe that “socialist policies” will deny you the right to read your Bible in a hospital?! I walk in faith that everything will be as it should be. Nothing can diminish my trust in Him. And I am glad in that strength! And when a Republican finds him-/herself elected to office, I won’t despair, because I trust in no man as much as I trust in Him.

            “You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.” Amen.

        • melory

          You obviously know nothing about history.

          • TrueBlue

            Well, Melory, I know quite a bit about history, which I’d be glad to share with someone who enjoys respectful conversation. I’ve obviously struck a nerve with you, and it’s clear you’re not interested in an exchange with me. Let’s end it there. Take care.

        • melory

          I thought I was being respectful and honest.

          Take care.

  • melory

    The “old folks” may like this version better:

    Guide me o thou great Jehova

  • Tootie

    I’m so glad you read God’s Word, Little Bristol. Say, did you hear Dr. Benjamin Carson at the National Prayer Breakfast? Wow. He was wonderful. Jesus is not going to abandon this country.

  • Huntingmoose


    You hit it right on on exposing that the bible is not just a religious book but foremost a repository of common sense and wisdom.

    and you don’t need to be a christian to read the bible or torah benefit from them.

    Keep up the good work and happy 49th b-day to your mother

  • Cchcgg

    No ” Melory”. You were being an idiot. Do you even know what socialism is? We are nowhere near socialistic in this country.

  • Thomas Hubbard

    After finishing the book of Romans I asked Lord where too next, he said the book of James and I did so!