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Bad Attitudes or Beattitudes?

Jesus has laid out for us a lifetime worth of widsom and guidance, as well as a very personal look into God's heart toward us, in Matthew 5, 6, & 7. If I only had these 3 chapters of the Bible, I would have what is needed to follow after Christ and glorify Him with my life (as I yeild to the Holy Spirit, of course).

We receive God's clear promise of blessing when we are in certain circumstances ~ but sometimes I feel it is too easy to forget these promises in the midst of said circumstances. It's just one of many reasons to get into God's Word daily. How can we remember His promises to us if we fail to take the time to read them? How can we expect the Holy Spirit to lead us in our day to day lives, to help us in our struggles and to guide us as we pray, if we aren't reading the love letter He left us?

Blessed are you when:

you realize your need for Him

you mourn

you are gentle and lowly

you are hungry and thirsty for justice

you are merciful

you are pure in heart

you work for peace

you are persecuted

Spend some time reading your Bible today and believe Him for His promises to you. Not one of them is too good to be true and not one of us is too troubled to receive His blessings. Why not exchange our bad attitude for His wonderful gift of peace? Why not make that trade today, and then every day for the rest of our lives?

Day 69 done :)

Jan L. Burt

Website Update:
My humble little website, which worked well enough many years ago when it launched, is just plain out of date and corny. I am working on building a new and improved website, which will also feature some of my daughter's clay creations (she custom creates pieces of clay art for a very reasonable price). More details will come soon but my goal is to have some changes in place by this coming Monday (Janaury 17th). I am also working on a new study geared at Simplifying Our Homeschools ~ my prayer is that this will be a book that is usable, applicable, and affordable while encouraging homeschooling mothers in their personal walk with the Lord.

And remember my book "The Homeschooling Mothers Bible Study" is on sale through the month of January ~ $10 for the print edition OR $7.50 for the e-book edition.

Thank you for your support of my ministry!


  1. Once again -- perfect words that I needed to hear today! Thanks, Jan for providing such encouragement in your blog. Not only to homeschooling moms as I know you intended this to be for...but for anyone who should read this blog!

    Also -- just a little plug for Jan's Bible study that she's promoting -- you will NOT be disappointed. It's worth every bit and MORE than the $7.50 or $10 that you will spend on it -- guaranteed!! Don't hestitate another minute -- buy it now and be abundantly blessed!!!

    Can't wait to see the new changes to the website, Jan!! :)


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