Monday, April 6, 2009

Day One!

I've been contemplating starting a blog, but I was unsure just what I would share with others. The things I treasure (my family not excluded) -- my faith, crafting, frugal living -- are all well-covered in the blogosphere. What is not covered, however, is my personal take on these things. Maybe someone somewhere can benefit from what I've learned from my own experiences and what I continue to learn on a daily basis.

Name Choice

Why did I choose the name, "His Daily Mercies?" My favorite Bible verse is Lamentations 3:22,23:

Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.

I find it absolutely amazing that the Lord is willing to give me new opportunities -- not just every morning, but every second of the day. Every time I fail, He offers His hand, lifts me up, and urges me to keep going. Isn't it great?


I am not quite certain of the format I will follow. I am very "Type A," and I work best with structure. So you can be sure I will attempt to follow some sort of daily protocol.

One thing for sure I will do is share my daily Bible reading plan. I am following the Navigators' one year plan for reading the Bible completely through. I am embarrassed to admit I have never read the Bible completely through. It is my prayer that I will be able to accomplish that goal this year.

I hope to come up with a regular posting for each day of the week, Monday through Friday. This will be something for which you can plan, such as "Meal Plan Monday," "Tuesday Tips," etc. These are common blog features, but I personally enjoy seeing what different bloggers have going on on these particular days.

So, there you have it. I guess whether or not you will join me will depend on what I have to offer. Check back often. It's sort of like shopping at thrift stores. You gotta keep going back, because you never know when you might find something worth snatching up!

Meal Plan for April 6-12

Monday - White Bean Soup, cornbread, ham sandwiches (from ham left from Sunday lunch)

Tuesday - Baked or Crockpot Chicken, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, bread/rolls

Wednesday - Spaghetti & meatballs, salad, bread

Thursday - White chili (using Tuesday's leftover chicken), salad, homemade corn chips

Friday - out

Saturday & Sunday - visiting over Easter weekend

Daily Bible Reading

The Navigators' plan for reading the Bible through in one year includes four readings: one each from the Old Testament, Psalms, the Gospels and the New Testament. It is amazing how well they correlate from day to day. If you want to join me where I am, today I read:

Joshua 10-12

Psalm 76

Mark 2:1-12

I Corinthians 4

If you want to start at the "beginning," here is a link to the printable plan I am using:

Thanks for visiting! Hope you have a great day!


  1. Jenny, I am thoroughly enjoying reading your reflections! Keep up the good work!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing time with me.


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