"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen


Word-Filled Wednesday: In A Nutshell

This verse was an absolute favorite of mine for several years, and it popped into my head the other day. It seems like such a wonderful, all-encompassing verse. To me, it's the Christian life "in a nutshell." Follow this advice, and you're good. Yanno?

Thank You, Lord, for reminding me of this wisdom from Your word. Help me to live it. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.


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  1. Jo, the graphics are beautiful, and the verse is perfect. Something I need more of for sure. Thank you, and I'm so glad you're doing these! Worshipful, isn't it? Happy WFW!

  2. Hey Joan,

    This has always been one of my life-verses.

    Your picture is so perfect for this.

    How have you been?

    Blessings to you this WFW♥

  3. Great post! I love the verse you chose. Thanks for participating!

  4. Perfect fit for my gloomy day.


  5. Beautifully illustrated! I love this verse...I need to cling to it more than I do. I'm fixing to write it on my calendar. Happy WFW!

  6. Great verse! Thanks for posting this one.

    I have a great Inspiration giveaway going on my Devotional Daze blog, so stop by & check it out!

  7. Great Verse. I love the whole chapter. Romans rocks!
    Happy WFW!
    ~esthermay @The Heart of a Pastor's Wife

  8. great verse and pic. happy WFW! isn't God good?

  9. This was really beautiful! I love the vibrant colors and have really enjoyed meditating on the verse.

  10. great verse choice! that graphic really gives it life to me!

  11. You're right - in a nutshell. :) The graphic is just beautiful, and perfect for the verse.

  12. I've been reading Rom 12:9-21 this week. Your WFW is very encouraging!

  13. I agree with LauraLee--the image is beautiful. And I just love this verse and the treatment you gave it in the image.

    Happy WFW (a day late)!

  14. Joanne, thanks for sharing that verse.. it's a good reminder for us to be patient in all things. It reminds me of a song I sing "Praise His name" no matter what I am going thru Praise His name. It's like when our focus is off us.. we can get thru things better. thanks for the inspiration.
    God bless ya,


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