Returning From Social Media Break

I have been on a social media break since September 10th.

I expected a break to be beneficial. It has turned out to be far beyond beneficial. It is not an exaggeration to say the break has made an incredible difference in my life.

This refreshing experience has resulted in what I hope will be some lasting changes in my relationship to social media. The most noticeable change is simply that I will be very limited in spending time on anything connected to social media. I will not be planning a new blog post every week and will not be posting on the Facebook page often.

I am not going to detail all the ways a social media break has affected me right now but will likely share some details in a later post. For now, I would like to invite/challenge you to try it for yourself.

I would love to know your thoughts on this subject.

Please comment below ♥




GDPR Compliance

May 25, 2018

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. A European Union law is taking effect today May 25, 2018. The purpose of this law is to ensure that people living in the European Union have control over their personal data and to change data privacy approach of organizations across the world.

If you follow this blog, (Every Day with the King) your email address is collected at the point you begin to follow. Any notification you receive will be in regard to a recent blog post. You are able to easily unsubscribe at any time. To unsubscribe click the unsubscribe button or the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the emails you receive. You also have the option to unsubscribe from this blog by unfollowing me on WordPress. Otherwise, no action is required.

It is my understanding, that this is the only information you need and it currently pertains to the European Union only.

Please know that your privacy is always important to me! I will never sell your information for any purpose.

Have a wonderful weekend 🙂



Bible, Morning devotions, Quiet time, Uncategorized

Morning Manna


While reading my Bible and having coffee early in the morning, I see the birds getting their breakfast of seeds from the ground and feeder. I love supplying seed and watching the birds come each day. It brings me true pleasure to watch them arrive, feed and linger awhile. Add heading

I often think about the comparison of the bird’s morning feeding with the way I start my mornings. What a delightful thought to see myself similar to a little bird coming to spend time with my heavenly Father. My food, morning manna, is His Word and He is always there. He is always present, watching, providing, caring and even enjoying my coming to Him.

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Come early in the morning and start your day with the King!


Ruth Myers

Lately, I have been encountering stress and anxiety to an increasing degree. Most likely anyone who reads this will be able to understand the feeling because it seems as if we all are having the same experience today.

I stumbled across an old audio recording that blessed me and I believe it will bring some encouragement to you. It is about 1-hour long and the sound quality is very good. The title is Praise- Essential Not Optional. The speaker is the late Ruth Myers who served on staff with the Navigators, was a missionary and author. In the recording, she speaks on quite a few different topics that are helpful for dealing with anxiety.

Please listen, enjoy and share 🙂

I would love to hear your thoughts if you would be kind enough to leave a comment.

Ruth Myers audio recording

You can throw the whole weight of your anxieties upon him, for you are his personal concern.  – 1 Peter 5:7  (J.B. Phillips)

For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand,
Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.   – Isaiah 41:13 NKJV

Let all that I am praise the Lord;
    with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.
 Let all that I am praise the Lord;
    may I never forget the good things he does for me.
 He forgives all my sins
    and heals all my diseases.
He redeems me from death
    and crowns me with love and tender mercies.
 He fills my life with good things.
    My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!   Psalms 103:1-5  NLT



To Blog or not to Blog…

Becoming part of the blogosphere has been a gradual process for me. Let me tell you a little about my journey.

It actually started with an experience I had while taking part in a facebook group.  When a conversation started with someone asking for opinions on a hypothetical situation, it soon became clear that all views were welcome except for Christian. I was shocked at the level of hostility toward the few of us who answered from a Christian viewpoint. Understandably, as a result of this hateful attack, a few people left the group. I prayed about it and believe that God wanted me to stay and be a light in the group.

Partly due to the unpleasant experience, I came to the realization that today’s public forum is online and as a follower of Jesus I need to be there.

Next step on the journey was starting the Facebook page Every day with the King.

It was later and with much hesitation that this website/blog began. When I first started blogging, I wasn’t completely sure if it was God calling me to do it or not. I had some pretty strong indications that I was on the right track early on but plenty of doubts at the same time. I know that is very typical and to be expected when stepping out to go where God is leading.

Next, there seemed to be a converging of events that opened my eyes and heart to what the Lord had been whispering to me for a while. I became solidly convinced that this is  God’s will for me at this time.  It has been a process moving from asking to blog or not to blog, to declaring I’m willing to serve in whatever way God chooses to work through me.

I pray that what happens through this blog will glorify God.  Here are four questions I plan to regularly ask myself. Scriptures to help are listed below the questions. 

  • Am I seeking to please God or people?
  • Is the focus on me or Christ?
  • Who am I looking to as the source for my writing?
  • What would Paul’s blog look like?

 For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.   ~Galatians 1:10  NKJV

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.  ~ 2 Corinthians 4:7  NKJV

When they observed the boldness of Peter and John and realized that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed and recognized that they had been with Jesus.   ~ Acts 4:13  HCSB

 In the same way, my brothers, when I came to proclaim to you God’s secret purpose, I did not come equipped with any brilliance of speech or intellect. You may as well know now that it was my secret determination to concentrate entirely on Jesus Christ and the fact of his death upon the cross. As a matter of fact, in myself I was feeling far from strong; I was nervous and rather shaky. What I said and preached had none of the attractiveness of the clever mind, but it was a demonstration of the power of the Spirit! Plainly God’s purpose was that your faith should not rest upon man’s cleverness but upon the power of God.    ~ 1 Corinthians 2:1-5    J.B. Phillips


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Consider the Cost

A few days ago, I pulled this old shirt out of my closet. I got the shirt at a Steve Camp concert in the early 90s.

The words on the shirt remind me that many today are hearing a wrong message.

I am talking about people who attempt to share Jesus as if they are selling a product.

The approach is like a commercial for a new product. Pressuring the people to act quickly results in more sales converts.

You must call now to get the best deal. If you call within the hour, we’ll throw in some special goodies at no additional charge…hurry supplies are limited!

I never see this approach in the Bible.

Jesus said, “Consider the cost.” 

If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.  And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.  For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it  lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish’?    Luke 14:26-30

If you have been told that becoming a Christian is the way to achieve your dreams and goals, you’ve been the victim of a dangerous lie. Jesus is not making you an offer of health, wealth and unlimited worldly success.

Becoming a follower of Jesus is by far the most important thing you will ever do in your life. It is not something trivial to be entered into lightly without understanding. I find it strange that people are cautioned when entering marriage but rushed into becoming a disciple.

Consider the cost of following Jesus.

(I think there will be another post soon on this subject)

Song by Steve Camp  from the album Consider The Cost (1991)


Consider the cost – Luke 14:26-29

What do you think?

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Bible, Book Reviews, Corrie ten Boom, Morning devotions, Quiet time, Uncategorized

My Favorite Daily Devotional

 As I mentioned in an earlier blog post Coffee with Jesus  I like to have my Bible, journal, daily devotional book and current Bible study all within reach during my morning quiet time. My favorite daily devotional book is Each New Day by Corrie ten Boom.  The format of this little treasure book is perfect for anyone. There is a thought from Corrie for each day, scripture, and prayer. I have read this devotional many times and highly recommend it for anyone. IMG_20160629_101122My little book is old and worn but I love it ♥

“The highest potential of God’s love and power is available for us in the trivial things of everyday life.

Can men tell that you love Jesus?

Can they, by your life and mine,

See in daily walk and action

That we have His life divine?

Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.  Matthew 6:9

Lord, show us today in everything we experience that we are dependent children of a loving heavenly Father.”

“Seek the Lord. Keep seeking through prayer, Bible study, and fellowship with other Christians. Give Him an opportunity to multiply what He gave you. He longs to open His resources to you. God is more grieved by powerless Christians than by powerful atheists.”

From Each New DayGod is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8 

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  • How about you?
  • Do you have a favorite daily devotional?
  • Share in the comments below.

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