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Bloom Where You Are Planted #SSBJC2020: Bible Verses

Hey Sweet Campers,

Here is a list of the Bible verses we will use in the camp.

Please wait until the video on 7-30-2020 on YouTube before you print.

Love and prayers,

k 🙂

2 Corinthians 12:9-11 NASB

And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast [a]about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 10 Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with [b]insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

11 I have become foolish; you yourselves compelled me. Actually I should have been commended by you, for in no respect was I inferior to the [c]most eminent apostles, even though I am a nobody.

Philippians 4:13

New American Standard Bible

13 I can do all things [a]through Him who strengthens me.

Psalm 1:3

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He will be like a tree firmly planted by [a]streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season
And its [b]leaf does not wither;
And [c]in whatever he does, he prospers.

Isaiah 35:2-4

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It will blossom profusely
And rejoice with rejoicing and shout of joy.
The glory of Lebanon will be given to it,
The majesty of Carmel and Sharon.
They will see the glory of the Lord,
The majesty of our God.
Encourage the [a]exhausted, and strengthen the [b]feeble.
Say to those with anxious heart,
“Take courage, fear not.
Behold, your God will come with vengeance;
The recompense of God will come,
But He will save you.”

Galatians 5:22-23

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22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Ephesians 6:10-20

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The Armor of God

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against [a]flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places13 Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. 14 Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 [b]in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

18 [c]With all prayer and petition [d]pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, [e]be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints, 19 and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in [f]chains; that [g]in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

Philippians 4:11

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11 Not that I speak [a]from want, for I have learned to be [b]content in whatever circumstances I am.

Isaiah 40:29

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29 He gives strength to the weary,
And to him who lacks might He increases power.

Exodus 15:2

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[a]The Lord is my strength and song,
And He has become my salvation;
This is my God, and I will praise Him;
My father’s God, and I will extol Him.

Genesis 48:2

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When [a]it was told to Jacob, “Behold, your son Joseph has come to you,” Israel [b]collected his strength and sat [c]up in the bed.

Genesis 31:6

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You know that I have served your father with all my strength.

Deuteronomy 11:8

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“You shall therefore keep every commandment which I am commanding you today, so that you may be strong and go in and possess the land into which you are about to cross to possess it;

Deuteronomy 31:6

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Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.”

Deuteronomy 31:23

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Joshua Is Commissioned

23 Then He commissioned Joshua the son of Nun, and said, “Be strong and courageous, for you shall bring the sons of Israel into the land which I swore to them, and I will be with you.”

Joshua 1:7

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Only be strong and very courageous; [a]be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may [b]have success wherever you go.

Joshua 1:9

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Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Job 17:9

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“Nevertheless the righteous will hold to his way,
And he who has clean hands will grow stronger and stronger.

Psalm 9:9

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[a]The Lord also will be a stronghold for the oppressed,
A stronghold in times of trouble;

Psalm 27:14

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14 Wait for the Lord;
Be strong and let your heart take courage;
Yes, wait for the Lord.

Psalm 31:2

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Incline Your ear to me, rescue me quickly;
Be to me a rock of [a]strength,
A stronghold to save me.

Psalm 31:24

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24 Be strong and let your heart take courage,
All you who [a]hope in the Lord.

Psalm 59:16

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16 But as for me, I shall sing of Your strength;
Yes, I shall joyfully sing of Your lovingkindness in the morning,
For You have been my stronghold
And a refuge in the day of my distress.

Proverbs 31:17

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17 She girds [a]herself with strength
And makes her arms strong.

Isaiah 41:6

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Each one helps his neighbor
And says to his brother, “Be strong!”

1 Corinthians 16:13

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13 Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

2 Corinthians 13:9

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For we rejoice when we ourselves are weak but you are strong; this we also pray for, [a]that you be made complete.

Ephesians 6:10

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The Armor of God

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.

2 Timothy 2:1

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Be Strong

You therefore, my [a]son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

1 John 2:14

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14 I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him who has been from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.

Genesis 40:10

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10 and on the vine were three branches. And as it was budding, its blossoms came out, and its clusters produced ripe grapes.

Habakkuk 3:17-19

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17 Though the fig tree should not blossom
And there be no [a]fruit on the vines,
Though the yield of the olive should fail
And the fields produce no food,
Though the flock should be cut off from the fold
And there be no cattle in the stalls,
18 Yet I will exult in the Lord,
I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.
19 The Lord [b]God is my strength,
And He has made my feet like hinds’ feet,
And makes me walk on my high places.


Colossians 3:23

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23 Whatever you do, do your work [a]heartily, as for the Lord [b]rather than for men,

Genesis 2:2

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By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.

Exodus 5:9

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Let the labor be heavier on the men, and let them work at it so that they will pay no attention to false words.”

Leviticus 23:3

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‘For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, a holy convocation. You shall not do any work; it is a sabbath to the Lord in all your dwellings.

Deuteronomy 33:11

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11 “O Lord, bless his substance,
And accept the work of his hands;
Shatter the loins of those who rise up against him,
And those who hate him, so that they will not rise again.”

Ruth 2:12

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12 May the Lord reward your work, and your wages be full from the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to seek refuge.”

Nehemiah 6:9

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For all of them were trying to frighten us, [a]thinking, “[b]They will become discouraged with the work and it will not be done.” But now, O God, strengthen my hands.

Psalm 8:3

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When I [a]consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have [b]ordained;

Psalm 15:2

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He who walks with integrity, and works righteousness,
And speaks truth in his heart.

 Psalm 19:1

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The Works and the Word of God.

For the choir director. A Psalm of David.

19 The heavens are telling of the glory of God;
And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.

Psalm 33:4

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For the word of the Lord is upright,
And all His work is done in faithfulness.

Psalm 64:9

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Then all men [a]will fear,
And they [b]will declare the work of God,
And [c]will consider [d]what He has done.

Psalm 72:18

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18 Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel,
Who alone works wonders.

Psalm 72:18

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18 Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel,
Who alone works wonders.

Psalm 86:8

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There is no one like You among the gods, O Lord,
Nor are there any works like Yours.

Psalm 90:17

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17 Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us;
And [a]confirm for us the work of our hands;
Yes, [b]confirm the work of our hands.

Psalm 104:31

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31 Let the glory of the Lord endure forever;
Let the Lord be glad in His works;

Psalm 111:3

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[a]Splendid and majestic is His work,
And His righteousness endures forever.

Psalm 145:9

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The Lord is good to all,
And His mercies are over all His works.

 Proverbs 16:3

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[a]Commit your works to the Lord
And your plans will be established.

Isaiah 32:17

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17 And the work of righteousness will be peace,
And the service of righteousness, quietness and [a]confidence forever.

John 4:34

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34 Jesus *said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.

John 6:29

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29 Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.”

 John 9:3

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Jesus answered, “It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in him.

Romans 3:28

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28 [a]For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works [b]of the Law.

Romans 8:28

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28 And we know that [a]God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

 1 Thessalonians 4:11

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11 and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you,

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6 Verses to Help You Rest this Summer

Hammock? Check.

Lemonade? Check.

good book? Check.

An afternoon all to yourself? Check.

Mix those four ingredients together and you have a recipe for a perfect summer afternoon. So why can’t you relax? Why is your mind racing a mile a minute, as usual? What seems to be missing? There is one more secret ingredient needed for this dish and it is often overlooked – a spirit at peace.

For many of us, pushing the pause button is easier said than done, even during the summer months when life should slow down a little, giving us a chance to catch our breath and relax. But just as physical rest is necessary for a healthy body, spiritual rest is important for our spiritual well-being. And the best way to rest your spirit is to rest in the One who created you.

The notion of resting is a theme woven throughout Scripture beginning … well, at the very beginning.

“On the seventh day God had finished His work of creation, so He rested from all His work.”

Genesis 2:2 NLT

Even God took a day to rest after creating the world and it’s a lesson He intends for us to follow. Here are six verses you can focus on this summer – verses to remind you to rest in God and lean into Him so you can relax and fully enjoy the season.

“The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength.”

Psalms 23: 1-2 NLT

In God, we have all that we need. No matter what. He knows the “green meadows” and “peaceful streams” that will restore and renew each of us. And He promises to deliver. When we walk with Him, we can count on Him for complete rest and restoration.

“It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, anxiously working for food to eat: for God gives rest to His loved ones.”

Psalm 127: 2 NLT

Even with the best of intentions, we can easily slip back into the habit of counting on ourselves to meet our needs. We honor God with our work but not when it serves as a cover for our inability to trust in Him. Trusting in Him, while working and resting, is the key to renewal and refreshment.

“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life … your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”

Matthew 6: 25-34 NKJV

In this passage, Jesus makes it clear that worrying about the future is a waste of time. Instead, He reminds us that our heavenly Father values us above all else and He will care for us just as He does the flowers of the fields and the birds of the air.

“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

Matthew 11: 28-29 NIV

Responsibilities can be overwhelming but Jesus promises to help carry the load. And His shoulders are much bigger than ours! While He doesn’t promise a life without hard work and trials, He does promise to be our partner, participating with us and walking with us every step of the way.

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Phil. 4: 6-7 NASB

In this passage, Paul provides some great advice – he suggests we turn our worries into prayers. When we stop worrying and start praying we will be filled with the complete peace and rest that only God can provide.

“I have told you these things so that, in Me, you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33 NIV

The next time a restless spirit threatens to ruin a perfect summer day, stop and remind yourself that, in Jesus, the victory has already been won! God is in control, our destiny as believers is set, and things won’t fall apart when we pause to enjoy the beauty of the world around us.

Looking for tools to help you rest in His arms this season? Maybe set some time aside to journal every morning to relax, meditate and focus on God and His Word. Ever thought of Bible journaling? Take time to soak in His presence before bed every night with a 30-minute unwind session using Bible journaling supplies. Also, be sure to send your loved ones a Summertime Ecard to remind them to praise God for his beautiful creation during these sure-to-be glorious summer months.

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Hello Sweet Friends,

A quick note to let you all know I am fine. I have had a bit of a health issue and need to rest. Many of you have messaged and emailed…thank you so very very much for your concern and prayers. This little hiccup is just requiring more rest than I had planned!! 😉

My hope was to be back today. I have rested today and hope to be back filming tomorrow.

I have posted many pictures of the gardens and things we have been doing in the last couple of months. Please feel free to go take a peek.  God is so good!! 🙂

God has a plan and I am so thankful for all who have been so kind and helpful during these days!! We are as I say many times in my videos…”La Familia”. And all of your kind words and encouragements again let me know how true that is for our little YouTube channel family.

Please be safe and take good care of yourselves.

Keep serving the Lord well….hugs and prayers,

k 🙂

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Today’s Encouragement: Treasure in Your Trials • Dr. Tony Evans


Hi Dear  Friends,

It is Palm Sunday.

A day that is different than any other Palm Sunday in my life.

A day full of stress and irritation is how it started here.

A day that I can choose to give in or move on…even though those around me at times are frustrating beyond all words. And yes, I can too be that person.

Who do I trust? God and God alone.

He is perfect and He is the answer in a time of not many answers.

How do you feel this day?

Who do you have your hope in?

Who do you trust?

May I encourage you as I seek the Lord to encourage me…

Matthew 6:33 King James Version (KJV)

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Dr. Evans encouragement: Jeremiah 29:11

Jeremiah 29:11 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

11 For I know the plans that I [a]have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.

Let us focus on the Lord as his world right now has given us less than hope….my hope is in the Lord!!!

Hope according to Dr. Evans: expectation about the future….

Jesus is my hope and my hope alone. Let us keep seeking Him…focus on Him and trust Him in our futures…our hope.

Be safe Sweet Friends, keep serving Him well!!

Love, prayers and hugs,


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Today’s Encouragement: Facing Uncertain Times with Dr. David Jeremiah: Is the Coronavirus in Bible Prophecy?

Hello Dear Friends,

This is a very interesting message. What do you think? Where do you think we are in history?

Are you ready? Do you know Jesus as Savior? If not, feel free to email me. Or simply, confess your sin and ask Jesus to be the Lord of your life.

John 3:16 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His [a]only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

Proverbs 3:5-6 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.

Lots to think on for sure!!

Love, prayers and hugs,


Please click on the link.

The video is described as this: According to Jesus’ words in Matthew 24, worldwide devastation is one of the signs of the End Times. Dr. David Jeremiah explains how the coronavirus relates to these signs, and he describes six lessons we can learn from this pandemic