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Monday Manna for November 2 - What To Think About

Monday Manna

The purpose of Monday Manna is to get together and get to know Christ more through His Word.

On the first and third Mondays of each month, anyone who wants to participate can post their thoughts on a specific verse--posted here at my blog on the Thursday before, to allow you to chew on it over the weekend. It doesn't have to be long -- just a few thoughts, a picture you feel helps express it, a poem, a short story, a devotional. Just post it on your blog on Mondayish (early OR late is fine, by the way!), then come back here and link up in the MckLinky gadget that will be at the bottom of MY post at o'dark thirty that morning.

If you read my blog much, you probably know that the book of Philippians is one of my favorites in the Bible. And of the chapters, the fourth tops the rest (though they're ALL good!). As we go through "Halloween weekend," I thought a reminder of where our minds should be would be a good idea. I know that Bible believing Christians have honest disagreements about the appropriateness of celebrating this particular holiday, but I think all will admit that, at least for some, it can turn folks' thoughts to the less-than-holy.

So without further ado, a WHOPPER of a verse to ponder for this weekend.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8
I look forward to seeing what wonderful insights you all get from these incredible words of Paul's. See you back here on Monday!


  1. Great Verse! ...with so much to think about. Our ladies' Bible study spent months discussing this verse. I hope to join you on Monday.

  2. Oh, Joanne, you KNOW this is one of my prayer verses! I could share a novelette. I've never applied it to halloween, tho. Hmmm.


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