Canaan Bound Brigade

My Journey to the Promised Land….


Ecclesiastes 4:12 (38 kb)

One thing that has helped me stay on top of my daily reading is being a part of At Home with Kim’s Monday Morning Moments on her blog as well as her Morning Moments Facebook page.  I have met a bunch of other bloggers/facebookers (Is that what we call ourselves on FB?) who truly love the Lord and have a desire to share what He is doing in their lives.  It’s sooo neat to read about what they’ve read that day & how God is speaking to them & working in their lives.  I highly encourage you to either pop over to Kim’s blog by clicking here: Morning Moments or if you’re on Facebook by clicking here: At Home With Kim | Morning Moments FaceBook GROUP  I PROMISE you will inspired and encouraged by what you see/read 🙂  I know I feel sooo blessed to have met more friends who are inspiring me and encouraging me as I’m continuing on to Canaan.




     As 2012 was coming to a close I started doing a lot of thinking about 2013.  Everytime I started praying or just thinking I kept being filled with the word JOY.  Sure enough, that word started popping up here and there at just the right times.  I was at a Bible study Christmas party where we did an ornament exchange.  I saw this beautiful pine ornament with the word Joy on it and told my friend that, that was the ornament for me.  Unfortunately, someone else grabbed it and it was not meant to be.  The next week my friend presented me with a little gift.  That gift is the ornament you see in the pictures above.  The other ornament may have been nice, but I knew this one was a gift not only from my friend, but from God too.  How special that the ornament was in the shape of a gift as well?!  The best part was the verse on the back, God had given me a verse to go with my word!  Here are some other verses that deal with joy:

Psalms 5:11-12 But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you. For you bless the righteous, O LORD; you cover him with favor as with a shield.

Psalms 63:5-7 My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips, when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night; for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy.

Proverbs 10:28 The hope of the righteous brings joy, but the expectation of the wicked will perish.

Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

     I’m going to be honest here and tell you that some days it’s hard to think about my word.  Some days life doesn’t feel very joy-filled, but you know what?  I really believe God is preparing me for those days right now by having me concentrate on being joy filled, ESPECIALLY when I don’t feel like it. 

     As most of you know from reading my prior post I joined up with other people over at to read my Bible in a year.  I’m only on day 7, but WOW, has God really been speaking to me through his Word.  Verses I normally just read over are now popping out at me and giving me joy.  I find myself wanting to read more in order to be filled more 🙂  God is at work!

     How about you?  What is your word for 2013?  Where do you see God working in your life?  I know some days are easier than others, but what’s important is that you keep seeking Him in order to have the strength to make it through those tough days.  I know I’m glad He’s filled me with joy to prepare me for what lies ahead as I’m continuing on to Canaan.


Read Your Bible in One Year!


Hi Friends!

     It’s been awhile since I’ve read through my Bible in a year.  I was inspired by Rachel Wojnarowski over at to make 2013 the year I get back into reading my Bible on a daily basis.  I’m sure most of you like me do Bible studies so feel like you’re doing your part.  But in all honesty, I tend to do my Bible study in three days and then leave my Bible on the shelf for the other four.  I want to be in the Word EVERY day this year!  How about you?   If you feel he same way, I encourage you to join me and dust off your Bible on your “off” days. 

Happy New Year!

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