My Favorite Scriptures

Trust in the Lord

Trust in the LordNote! All copy in Red are the words of Jesus

Philippians 4: 6-7

6: Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication,

with thanksgiving, let your request be known to God;

7: and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Matthew 18: 19-20

19: “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning

anything that they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.

20: For where two or three are gathered in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”

Proverbs 4: 20-22

20: Attend to my words, incline your ear to my sayings.

21: Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart;

22: For they are life to those who find them and health to all their flesh.

Proverbs 18: 21

21: Death and Life are in the power of the tongue,

And they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Matthew 12: 34-37

34 Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things?

For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

35 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things,

and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.

36 But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak,

they will give account of it in the day of judgment.

37 For by your WORDS you will be justified,

and by your WORDS you will be condemned.

Matthew 13:43

Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father.

He who has ears, let him hear.

Mark 11 : 22-26

22 So Jesus answered, and said to them, “Have faith in God.

23 For assuredly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain,

be removed and be cast into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart,

but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have

whatever he says.

24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray,

believe that you receive them and you will have them.

25 And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone,

forgive them, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.

26 But, if you do not forgive,

neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.”

Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

1 John 4:4

You are of God, little children, and have overcome them,

because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

Romans 8:28

And we know all things work together for good to those who love God,

to those who are called according to His purpose.

Romans 8:37

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

Matthew 25:40

And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you,

inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

Matthew 18: 21-22

21 Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin

against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”

22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to

seventy times seven.

Mark 12:29-31

29 Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel,

the LORD our God, the LORD is one.

30 And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul,

with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment.

31 And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

There is no other commandment greater than these.”

John 8:7

7 “Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to cast a stone at her.”

Psalms 8:5

For You have made him a little lower than the angels,

And You have crowned him with glory and honor.

Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart,

And lean not on your own understanding;

6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,

And He shall direct your paths.

Malachi 3:10 (Amplified Bible)

10 Bring all the tithes (the whole tenth of your income) into the storehouse,

that there may be food in My house, and prove Me now by it, says the Lord of

hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour you out a

blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

Malachi 3:10 (New International Version)

10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house.

Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the

floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room

enough for it.

Proverbs 22:6

6 Train up a child in the way he should go,

and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Psalms 27:14

Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart;

wait, I say, on the LORD!

James 1:2-3

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,

knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.

Joshua 1:9

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage;

do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God

is with you wherever you go.”

Romans 4:17

(as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations”)

in the presence of Him whom he believed-God, who gives life to

the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;

Matthew 7: 8-11

“For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds,

and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who,

if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish,

will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts

to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things

to those who ask Him!

Psalms 37: 4

4: Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.

Matthew 5: 38-42

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’

But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek,

turn the other to him also. If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let

him have your cloak also. And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.

Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.

Matthew 5: 43-48

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’

But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who

hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be

sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good,

and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you,

what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet

your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors

do so? Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.


Psalm 84:11

No good thing will the LORD withhold from those who do what is right.

Isaiah 55:9

“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways

and my thoughts than your thoughts”.

Psalm 35:27

Let them shout for joy and be glad, Who favor my righteous cause;

And let them say continually, “Let the Lord be magnified Who has pleasure

in the prosperity of His children.”

Hebrews 10:23 NKJ

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering,

for He who promised is faithful”.

Follow Your Heart

Recently I had a talk with my two daughters, Jill 26 and Lisa 19. My son Joe, 28 was not around at the time, but I’ve learned over the years that if I don’t seize the moment to say things that I deem important, they sometimes never get said. For 26 years I worked for a printing company in Baltimore for a corporation that was sold multiple times during my tenure. In late 2003 the company decided to close the plant and redirect the work to a few of their other printing plants.

Before working in the corporate world I played drums (and sang) for a living in a Top 40/disco band. We’re talking the 1970’s folks. I’ve always loved music and to this day singing karaoke is one of my favorite things to do. I gave up my music career when I decided that I wanted to settle down and share my life with my loving wife of over 31 years now. My love for her created a desire to find a 9 to 5, so that we could spend our evenings and weekends together and raise a family.

I’ve never regretted this decision but I will admit when I hear a really good band, I often wonder what could have been?

I believe that my experience in the corporate world was much the same as everyone else’s. I suppose that is why I felt compelled to initiate this conversation with my daughters. Now that they are out in the corporate world, coming home with stories of mistreatment and office politics, I decided it was time to let them know unequivocally how I feel about it.

Working for someone else sucks (excuse my french). Although I’m sure there are exceptions to this, more often than not, this is the truth. I understand how it works and why it works, but I encouraged them to search their hearts because there are better ways to live our lives. Each of us are unique individuals, never to be repeated again and we all have desires in our hearts. The problem is… we get distracted (for lack of a better term).

Everyday our minds are bombarded with things to do, advertisements, responsibilities, people, pets, news, bills and on and on and on. How can we see the forest through the trees? If we don’t know where we’re going, someone else will tell us where to go and we’ll end up making someone else’s desires come true.

follow your heart

Who owns the company YOU work for? Do you know why he or she started the company? Because he or she had a desire in their heart… that’s why! Who is this person to you? Would you rather help that person accomplish their desires… or would you rather wake up each day and work toward accomplishing your’s?

I understand that working for someone else has its place and everyone should experience it, but come on! What happens is when the paychecks start coming in we begin to buy more things… and eventually we begin to buy things that we are required to pay back over time… making payments, month after month after month. And when this happens we become more and more locked into working for Mr. Corporate. And pretty soon we NEED our J-O-B.

This post is getting rather long. I may need to continue this on future posts, but for now I want you to pay close attention to this video. Here is a man who will prove that you don’t need a college education in order to be successful. Here is a man who recognized the value in following HIS heart. Here is a man who knows that you MUST Love What You Do.


Who is Don Pasco?

In just a few weeks from now my bride and I will be taking a cruise to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary (January 28th, 1978).

Ten years ago our son Joe, made a 25th Wedding Anniversary video for us which he recently converted from a VHS tape to a digital video.

At the time, I had never heard of the song that he used, but as it turned out, he couldn’t have chosen a song with a better title, because as you will see below…

I Am The Luckiest.


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