"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: Near

Welcome to my contribution to Word-Filled Wednesday, hosted this week by Lori at All You Have To Give. Be sure to check out her blog, and the links below it, for more visual inspiration from Scripture.

I love the book of Deuteronomy. There is so much to ponder in this amazing Old Testament gem. This verse - and the ones just preceding it - captured me this morning as I was doing my "Bible In A Year" reading. We have the Word right with us - yet the amazing thing to me is that this was written NOT about the Word Who became flesh, but about God's Word, the Bible (and just the Pentateuch at that!). His promises are the same yesterday, today, and forever.

No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it. Deuteronomy 30:14

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  1. Oh I want to feast on His word daily!!

    Have a blessed WFW♥

  2. I love God's Word too.

    What a wonderful scripture and great job with the picture!


  3. Joanne,
    The Word...I'm reading "The Feast" by Joshua Graves and it's just got me "hungry" for more...This was just confirmation that it's exactly where I need to be!

    Praying for blessings for you and the fam!


  4. Beautiful scripture and photo!

  5. Great verse, I love it too. And the reminder that God's word is so close, always there, comforting, guiding, protecting.

  6. Great post about the strength of his word in our life

  7. What wonderful words of encouragement! As I shared with my grandkids today, we are so blessed to be able to have God's Word in our own homes and our own hands! It is such a joy!

  8. That is such and awesome Word, Joanne. Blessings ~

  9. What a place to rest.....in the word and on the Word.


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