Wednesday, September 19, 2018


Today’s Reading: Luke 12

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Wild flowers grow on the wall of David’s Citadel. This structure is part of the Old City walls of Jerusalem and is surrounded by what used to be a moat and angled walls. Built to strengthen a strategically weak point in the Old City’s defences, the citadel that stands today was constructed during the 2nd century BC and subsequently destroyed and rebuilt by, in succession, the Christian, Muslim, Mamluk, and Ottoman conquerors of Jerusalem. It contains important archaeological finds dating back 2,700 years, and is a popular venue for benefit events, craft shows, concerts, and sound-and-light performances.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.


Key Verses: Luke 12:8 & 12:27

Also I say to you, whoever confesses Me before men, him the Son of Man also will confess before the angels of God….Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.


Consider the lilies and confess Jesus. We should take the time to smell the roses. When we do, our delight in living will be obvious and infectious. With that joy manifested to others, our communication of Jesus will also be infectious. The saying is, “Better caught than taught”…the teaching will come later (hopefully you’ve encouraged others to check out this blog ). What a chapter this is! I’ve just read it twice. In today’s reading there are only three verses completely in black. There are 56 verses in red print, the words of Jesus. Just imagine, Jesus confessing our names, and then an angel writing them in the Book of Life (Luke 10:20).


Lord, You are so very good. Forgive me for those times when I have selfishly kept You to myself, not sharing You with others. Please fill me so full of Your goodness that when I open my heart and wear it on the outside, I cannot hold back Your love for others. Your goodness and Your Word will flow out of me. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen!


It was March, 1978, when Reynold and Ron and I back-packed around Israel. At other times of year, most of the hills resemble a desert because of the lack of rain. However, we experienced little flowers everywhere. Just a little water and the flowers jump from the ground. We sat in the midst of the flowers on the way from Jerusalem to Jericho. What a glorious fragrance! We did as Jesus told us to “consider the lilies.” Also, as I’ve pointed out over the past few days, consider the reliability and historical accuracy of Scripture. We have in the Mishna, the minutes of the Jewish Sanhedrin, the arrest notice for Jesus, but no where is there a denial of the facts of His miraculous deeds. It is as historian Dr. Luke recorded it!!! “TRUTH!!!”

Yours for sharing joyously the best news ever,


P.S. Today is Norma-Jean and my wedding anniversary, and below is a photo from our wedding on September 19th, 1958. God had a great idea. One man and one woman together as long as we both shall live!


20 thoughts on “Wednesday, September 19, 2018

  1. I had not realized before that the angels wrote doreen our names when we spoke of Jesus to others. I will talk more often! We were married a few days before Norma Jean & David. Missing the wonderful years we had but marching forward!

    • What a wonderful promise! Our names written down in the Lamb’s book of life when we are born again. Also, t,hat is a great revelation Doreen, I din’t realize that before!

    • I know the Scripture says if we confess our Lord to others, our Lord will confess our names before angels, but where did you get the part that angels wrote our names down when our Lord confesses our name before them? Is it a translation of the word confess I missed– I am would like to study your source on this – Thank you.

      • I was confused also Donna, but then realized that the Scripture you quoted is what I believe also…

        Beverlee Kay TY for your kind words…..
        I am writing this at 10:15 p.m. on the 20th but it will show a different time on the blog…
        still so nice to read the blogs and to know that others are praying
        Blessings to all ……

  2. Such wonderful scripture, today, and photo. Bless you in heaven, David, and bless you, Norma-Jean and the entire Mainse family, on this special day. Thank You, Jesus, for being our King. We would be nothing without You. We are everything with You. You are our gift. Wishing all saints a day filled with love, peace, and joy.

    But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.
    Ephesians 7:4 ESV

    There is a Cloud, Elevation Worship

  3. A great quote from Dr. Jim Denison:

    “I know people can hear my words and see my actions, so I am constrained by this fact and feel responsible for what I say and do. Since no one can read my mind, however, I feel no such accountability for my thoughts.

    You’re probably the same way. How often have you had thoughts about people that you did not put into words? How often have you imagined doing things you did not do? If your thoughts over the last twenty-four hours were made into a YouTube video for the world to see, would that be a good thing?”

    Blessings from our heavenly Father on all saints now and always. Happy Anniversary Norma-Jean. May today and all year long bring warm and happy memories to you and your special family.

  4. Wonderful blog today, many things to consider, think and pray about. Love and prayers to you iNorma Jean, on this your wedding anniversary.
    The song going through my head is Bless the Lord oh my soul bless His Holy name . I still haven’t mastered putting it on here from U-tube. Love and Blessings to all. Eleanor M.

  5. The famous news commentator “Paul Harvey” would honor couples on there seventieth anniversary by mentioning them on his radio show, I can hear him say “today we honor David and Norma Jean Mainse married 70 yrs today”

  6. A BIG thank you to all who prayed for me yesterday, regarding the back pain.
    I feel much better today. Don’t have any pain, at the moment.
    Thank you, Lord!

    Thinking of Norma Jean today, the 50th Anniversary of her marriage to David. No doubt he is rejoicing in God’s presence. May Norma Jean be filled with that same joy!

    God’s richest blessings on all of you!

  7. Happy Anniversary Norma Jean on this 60th year to David. May God bless you today and all your family. Great revelation Doreen. Lots to meditate on today. Blessings saints!

  8. Happy anniversary Norma Jean and to David on this year’s 60th anniversary God bless your family and the reading of the word today was very good God bless everyone this day

  9. Great photo of David and Norma-Jean Wedding picture!!
    Much to absorb in today’s reading!

  10. Blessings on Norma-Jean and the Mainse family as they remember David on this day of the 60th Wedding Anniversary of David and Norma-Jean.

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