Jesus’ First Miracle

GUWG-WineWe kicked off the year with our official 2018 GUWG resolution:


We’re examining every single syllable uttered by Jesus in the Gospels. Today’s topic: turning water into wine.

Jesus, his mom and the disciples were invited to a wedding. Weddings were an even bigger production back then, lasting up to an entire week.

The drama starts:

Joy to the World!

It’s CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN 2017 here on GUWG, where from now until December 25 we’re preparing our hearts for the arrival of the Savior of the World.

As I sat down to write this post, I felt a combination of fear, dread and grumbliness. The (admittedly lame) reason? I suddenly realized that I have approximately 2,894,327 days’ worth of work to finish before the end of the year.

God wants to replace our fear, dread and grumbles with JOY. Here’s what the angel said to the shepherds when he announced Jesus’ birth:


Yesterday, we kicked off VERSE-0-RAMA 2017. I shared my favorite verse and then asked y’all to share yours.

Here’s a great little verse to start off the day passed along by one of our visitors. Pray through it right now and then repeat it any time you feel the least bit stressed, depressed, angry and/or freaked out.

Password Protected

PasswordWant an easy way to get more Bible into your head?

Change your computer password to your favorite Scripture reference. Then every time you sign in recite the verse until it’s stuck deep inside your brain. It may sound dumb but it works.

The first time I tried it, I went with 1Thess5:16, which says . . .

OT Week: ♥

We continue OLD TESTAMENT WEEK here on GUWG with a prayer from David, whom God called a “man after my own heart.” Pray through each precious word with all YOUR heart.

I will exalt you, Lord,
for you lifted me out of the depths
and did not let my enemies gloat over me.
Lord my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.
You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead;
you spared me from going down into the pit.

Grumbling Antidote #1: Thankfulness

Yesterday, we officially kicked off NO GRUMBLING WEEK 2017 here on GUWG.

We started off with a pair of Bible verses that make it clear that grumbling, whining and complaining are bad things. We then issued a challenge: we asked all of our grumble-prone readers to (1) pinch themselves every time they feel a grumble coming on and instead (2) recite one of the verses.


It’s SPIRIT WEEK 2017 here on GUWG. For the next few days, we’ll be taking a closer look at each fruit of the Spirit.

Today’s featured fruit: JOY.

What exactly is joy? Joy isn’t an emotion. It isn’t happiness. It isn’t pleasure. It’s waaaaay deeper than that.

Joy comes from God. It’s available 24/7, no matter the circumstances.