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Be Strong and Very Courageous...

Posted by vking on June 22, 2015 at 6:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.  Joshua 1:9b

Happy Monday!

I am off and running into a new week!  I had a great weekend, that culminated into a wonderful Father's Day celebration with my husband and family.  My husband is blessed to be able to hold two titles - Father and Grandfather - and he is doing a fabulous job handling both of those roles. 

Last week, I starte...

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Keep on keeping on...

Posted by vking on May 10, 2015 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as you know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.  1 Corinthians 15:58

Welcome to a new work week!  Yay!

What a wonderfully HOT weekend we just finished!  The only thing that would have made mine better was if my air conditioning system had not died on Friday night.  Ugh!  Now, I know how the other half lives with no centr...

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Not in our own strength

Posted by vking on May 6, 2015 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  Philippians 4:13

Happy Wednesday!

"I can't do this!"  When was the last time you uttered those words?  For me, it was yesterday.  I had a number of things clamoring for my urgent attention.  I couldn't find a file that I desperately needed...for some strange reason, I could not get logged into my computer and I had a meeting to attend in under 30 minutes.  Ugh...it was one of tho...

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Order My Steps...

Posted by vking on April 29, 2015 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Order my steps in thy word; and let not iniquity have dominion over me.  Psalm 119:133

Happy Thursday!

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Posted by vking on April 26, 2015 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.  Psalm 119:105

Good morning everyone!

I've had another productive weekend.  I took photos for two of my church's activities on Saturday, although I really hadn't planned to do the first one for the Nurses Guild.  I just happened to have been at the church around 9 am and discovered the ministry had their event.  Although we all know that God puts us in the right place at just the right tim...

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Alone, but not Lonely

Posted by vking on April 23, 2015 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have; for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.  Hebrews 13:5

Good morning everyone,

So if you were to be honest with yourself, what would you say is your worse time of day?

I am going to be transparent and say sometimes that would be the last hour or two before I go to bed.  It tends to be quiet and everyone else is off doing their own thing....

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This is God's day...

Posted by vking on April 22, 2015 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  Lamentations 3:22,23

Good morning all,

A wonderful new day awaits us!  We have the opportunity to make this day whatever we want it to be.  We can choose now how to deal with whatever comes our way.  We can either just shoot from the hip, so to speak, and just react to the outside forces...or we ca...

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The Tell Tale Heart...

Posted by vking on April 15, 2015 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?  Jeremiah 17:9

Happy Thursday!

This is one of those entries that I've been looking forward to doing all week.  This topic is near and dear to my heart, mainly because it is about the heart.  I know I am a romance novelist and I love writing stories about affairs of the heart.  But this is a little bit different angle.  This deals with the soul or character of...

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God is the best anchor leg!

Posted by vking on April 14, 2015 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)

So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.  1 Corinthians 3:7

Good morning all!

It is 5:43 am and the birds are serenading me in the background!  Kind of nice!

Anyway, I am not sure if all of you are aware that I have been steadily working on my fourth manuscript since the beginning of this year.  This past Sunday, I actually sent the finished manuscript off to my publisher/agent....

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We pray...

Posted by vking on April 2, 2015 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)

And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of the roots; And the Spirit of the Lord that rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;   Isaiah 11: 1 & 2...but please continue through to the end of the eleventh chapter.

Welcome to Good Friday!

Before I start our prayer request listing, let me say again that the above reading happened when I just ...

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Be the Light...

Posted by vking on April 1, 2015 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is none else; I am God and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand and I will do all my pleasure.  Isaiah 46:9-10

Happy Thursday!

I am so pumped...I can not type fast enough.  I decided to wash the few dishes first, but while I was washing I felt the Lord putting words aft...

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God's Promises...part 2

Posted by vking on March 31, 2015 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you;  Matthew 7:7

Welcome April 1st!

That opening is no April Fool's joke...that is for real!  And according to the responses I received today (Tuesday), many of you believe God is a present help in times of trouble...He knows those who call His name...He will never leave nor forsake His children.

In appreciation of those of you who responded and to possibly...

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God's Promises...

Posted by vking on March 31, 2015 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not on thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.  Proverbs 3:5-6

Welcome to Tuesday...the last day of March!

OK, so normally I write these on the night before...however last night, I ran out of time because of my normal Monday commitment.  I didn't really think I would do a blog this time, but as I was riding my stationary bike the Lord put some thoughts...

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Today's Gift...

Posted by vking on September 10, 2014 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.  Psalm 90:12

Take therefore no thoughts for the morrow; for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.  Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.  Matthew 6:34

Happy Thursday! 

What a great day today is!  A brand new 24 hours! 

"It's your gift from God...what you do with it, is your gift back to God."

I really...

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God's Base...

Posted by vking on September 7, 2014 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.  Psalm 18:35

Welcome to Monday!

I am blessed that I will be celebrating the last day of my vacation today, but I am looking forward to getting back into the swing of things at work.  This vacation was probably one of my better ones.  It started off with celebrating with my high school class for our 40th reunion on the weekend.  Then, my husband and I took ...

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Praise the Lord

Posted by vking on August 24, 2014 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the Lord, and the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness towards the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses. Isaiah 63:7

 

Happy Monday!

 

I am praying this is the first of five blog entries this week. I haven't been back at it for several weeks. But, God-willing, this will be the week!

 

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Be blessed...

Posted by vking on August 17, 2014 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield. Psalm 5:12

Happy Monday!

Take a deep breath and let's jump into a new work week!  We are being forever thankful that we have a job to go to...that we have food in our refrigerators and our cabinets.  Thankful we have reliable transportation, clean clothes, a safe place we can call home.  I didn't get the opportunity to attend church service...

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A Journey...

Posted by vking on August 13, 2014 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

He trusted on the Lord, that he would deliver him; let him deliver him, seeing he delighed in him. Psalm 22 :8

 

Happy Thursday!

 

Hello all my Victoria's Bookshelf readers! I am slowly trying to make my way back. It has truly been a journey and it's not over yet. However, God has the reins so I am just going to trust that He will lead me where He wants me to go.

 

There is one thing for sure I can tell you is that all of us are going thro...

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Hold on...

Posted by vking on July 30, 2014 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16

 

Welcome to Wednesday...the middle of the week!

 

I can not begin to thank all of you for the support, encouragement and prayers you've given our family since this day last week. I've been on an emotional roller coaster ever since...elated on the one hand with celebrating the wedding of my niece, but despair at having to say f...

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His Time...

Posted by vking on July 25, 2014 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:7

Happy TGIF!

I am not really sure how to write this entry, but here goes...

I realize many of you know about my sister-in-law who had been battling cancer for over a year...finally said, "Enough!"  She went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday July 23rd.  Our constant prayer is just for P E A C E in all that happens fr...

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