About My Blogroll

There are so many devotional blogs out there, and the writers of each had something in mind when they began their blogs. I also, had something in mind.   I have some Bible verses that I would like to share with you.  Here they are below.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.  Psalm 119:105

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:  That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.  2 Timothy 3:16-17

For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.  Romans 15:4

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.  James 3:17

Do not deceive yourselves. If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a “fool” so that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness”; and again, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.” So then, no more boasting about men! All things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God.  1 Corinthians 3:18-23

My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.  O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.  I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.  They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed. Psalm 34:2-5

Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.  For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.  1Corinthians 13:8-13

I love Christ my Savior.  I also love the Bible. I believe all of the words in it are true. Do I fully understand all of them?  No. I have come to understand many of them but not all.  If you meet someone who does claim to fully understand all of them…I would advise you to make a hasty exit!  I have read both simple blogs and blogs that speak in terms that I just do not understand. I have read fancy blogs and plain blogs. They all have their place. My advice to you, no matter which type you prefer, is to ask yourself these questions as  you read:

“Does the entry I’m reading help me to remember that the Lord is faithful, hopeful, and charitable (loving), or does it cause me to forget that?  Does the entry I am reading help me to remember that if I am a Christian  I have been given faith, hope, and charity (love), or does it cause me to forget that?  Does the entry I am reading help me to remember that the words I speak should help others to remember what the Lord is like and what we have if we are His children?…does faith, hope, and charity (love) truly dwell there?

“Are the thoughts expressed in this entry pure, peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy?  Although I find much said in the Bible about God and man, the Creator and the creature, Is God the one being ‘Magnified’? Does the author understand that God is the ‘only’ one to be ‘Magnified’? Does the entry I’m reading magnify God or a theologian (both ancient and contemporary), the Bible or a doctrinal statement, God  or man, God or a group of people, God or ‘a movement’, the Mind of Christ, or the thinking of a particular hemisphere, The Holy Bible, or a ‘particular’ version or translation of the Bible, The Gospel or eloquent words?”

I enjoy reading blogs.  Occasionally there will be blogs that I visit that will bless me so much that I will return to see what else they have written. I have not read every entry at these blogs, and I might not always agree with every single thing that they say, but I have read enough entries by these authors that have comforted and inspired me, that I put them in a  special category of blogs that in my opinion, magnify the Lord. These blogs are listed in my blogroll located in the left margin of the page. Now over time it is possible that they might drift from magnifying the Lord alone to magnifying  “mixtures”. It is possible that I might slip and do this myself, and for that reason I have made it my endeavor to only post “after” I have spent time with the Lord. Therefore, I make no promises regarding how often I will post. I do not hold tomorrow.  It has been quite awhile since I last read from some of the authors on my blogroll. Consider the date of this post as you read any of theirs (or mine for that matter).

Do you know Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord?  Please click on “Very Important Words” on the left margin of this page and make sure.

Do you have a Bible? If you don’t have one, you need not worry. Just go to http://www.biblegateway.com. They have many versions and translations of the Bible that you can read. Some of the best things in life are free!

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19 Comments

  1. May 5, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Thank you for adding me to your blogroll, and for your kind words. I desire to glorify God in what I write on my blog. I suspect that I fail some of the time, but that is my goal. I am glad what I have written has been a blessing to you. Peace, Linda

  2. May 6, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Thank you for including me. I enjoyed what you had to say about reading other people’s blogs. No matter what the style, every Christian should be seeking to point people to Him. And I think you do that very well in your blog. God bless.
    Ben

  3. internet elias said,

    May 6, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Beautiful. What a simple and beautiful list to help Christians discern blogs worth putting time to. I love the one which says ‘“Are the thoughts expressed in this entry pure, peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy?’ Love it!

    Not enough is said concerning fruits of the Spirit. And those fruits are clearly visible in the words one writes. My heart is often saddened at things I encounter sometimes where professing Christians are bringing forth fruits not of God through their words. Some argue, accuse, and so forth.

    Very good, Theresa.

    Carolyn

    • May 6, 2010 at 10:13 pm

      Thank you, Carolyn.

      You know, It is a lot easier for me to have right thoughts and right words when I am writing an entry than when I am out among people especially in groups. I will often behave myself in their presence, only to later criticize them or complain when I am with my family. When I realize what I am doing, I quickly confess to both the Lord and the hearers, and there are times when I am “checked” before I actually say the wrong thing, and as a result, actually refrain from doing so… This is one of many areas that I hope to bring into subjection to the Lord’s will. It is my prayer that in time my “walk” will reflect that more as I mature in Him. Keep me in your prayers.

      Theresa

  4. May 8, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Linda, I forgot to tell you that I added you the same time that you added me. When I first started my blog I thought it would be a way for me to share, but it has turned out to be a way for me to learn. You have written some very thought provoking entries.

  5. Teresa said,

    November 28, 2010 at 3:43 am

    Theresa the posts I have read so far do such a wonderful job of magnifying our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ….I will understand if you do not wish to add me to your blogroll. But I certainly will add yours to mine. The very things you mention here, “Are the thoughts expressed in this entry pure, peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy?’ These are the very things I have been praying about when I started my blog. I have been very convicted lately of saying things and blogging things in haste….I pray that I am teachable and always a willing student to the direction of the Holy Spirit in these areas of my life. God bless you and keep up the great work on your blog!

  6. November 28, 2010 at 3:51 am

    I can’t wait to get over there and read! I already stopped by a little while ago. I understand about being convicted. I have been convicted, too. Sometimes I can be slow to listen and quick to speak instead of the reverse. Pray for me, too! God Bless you, too.

    Theresa

    • Teresa said,

      November 30, 2010 at 1:58 pm

      Thank you Theresa, so glad you decided to visit a few times, it sure brightened up the place!

  7. January 25, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    Reblogged this on Moore to Ponder and commented:

    of these is charity. 1Corinthians 13:8-13

    I love Christ my Savior. I also love the Bible. I believe all of the words in it are true. Do I fully understand all of them? No. I have come to understand many of them but not all. If you meet someone who does claim to fully understand all of them…I would advise you to make a hasty exit! I have read both simple blogs and blogs that speak in terms that I just do not understand. I have read fancy blogs and plain blogs. They all have their place. My advice to you, no matter which type you prefer, is to ask yourself these questions as you read:

    “Does the entry I’m reading help me to remember that the Lord is faithful, hopeful, and charitable (loving), or does it cause me to forget that? Does the entry I am reading help me to remember that if I am a Christian I have been given faith, hope, and charity (love), or does it cause me to forget that? Does the entry I am reading help me to remember that the words I speak should help others to remember what the Lord is like and what we have if we are His children?…does faith, hope, and charity (love) truly dwell there?

    “Are the thoughts expressed in this entry pure, peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy? Although I find much said in the Bible about God and man, the Creator and the creature, Is God the one being ‘Magnified’? Does the author understand that God is the ‘only’ one to be ‘Magnified’? Does the entry I’m reading magnify God or a theologian (both ancient and contemporary), the Bible or a doctrinal statement, God or man, God or a group of people, God or ‘a movement’, the Mind of Christ, or the thinking of a particular hemisphere, The Holy Bible, or a ‘particular’ version or translation of the Bible, The Gospel or eloquent words?”

  8. Debbie said,

    January 27, 2015 at 2:52 am

    God bless you, dear woman of the word, as you share His Word and sup port other bloggers too! You are a blessing!
    Love, Deb

  9. Kiki's Pen said,

    January 27, 2015 at 4:37 am

    You are such a blessing to us, Theresa. And yes, Caddo has new blogs yet again–so, thank you very much for your prayers as I continue to struggle (like everybody does). I never forget you and your family in my nightly prayers. xxoo “Kiki Koala” and Caddo

    • January 28, 2015 at 3:22 pm

      I am so glad to hear from you, Caddo. You are such a blessing!

      Love,
      Theresa

      • Kiki's Pen said,

        January 29, 2015 at 2:38 am

        I knew you were praying for me, and I can’t thank you enough, dear heart. We struggle toward certain victory–that’s what I have to remind myself about. Love you, Caddo

      • January 29, 2015 at 4:11 pm

        Dear Caddo,

        I was praying for you. I was worried about that prayer request concerning your health. I hope you are better.

        Love,
        Theresa

  10. January 29, 2015 at 1:06 am

    I read daily from Gateway on my phone and my laptop. Such a powerful message from a genuinely selfless heart! My dear sister I am lifted and inspired always by what you share, and my spirit agrees as it is happily made to dance. I wrote a poem back when I was twenty, i had a waking dream, one day after reading the word and i was lifted into some clouds…and an angel spoke to me. I would never share the poem, and yet i was moved to share it tonight! I then read your comments on some of my poems and i came to visit you and found another gem! God is love, and his spirit is full of love, and he has blessed us to share that love to all. You are a treasured blessing Theresa, as a sister and friend! May god continue to bless your family and the messages he gifts you to share. They are so meaningful. I always remember, when it concerns his word, it was simply given to the twelve and all who had hearts and ears who would hear, ‘Simply given, simply received.’ Hugs and blessings always!

    • February 3, 2015 at 11:22 pm

      Wendell, I read this before, and was deeply touched. I thought I replied, but for some reason I don’t see a reply. I know this is a little late, but thank you so much. Reading your comment again has made my day.

      Hugs and Blessings,
      Theresa

  11. February 20, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Heya i’m for the first timne here. I found this board and I find It really helpful & it helped mme out much.
    I’m hoping to present one thing again and help others like
    you aided me.

    • February 20, 2015 at 8:20 pm

      I am so glad it was helpful to you. I hope it goes well for you.

      Blessings,
      Theresa


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