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Personalized Scripture Boxes

February 21, 2013

A couple of years ago, a friend of mine gave me one of my favorite gifts ever. It wasn’t expensive. It wasn’t complicated.

But it was special.

It was just what I needed. A daily reminder of God’s love typed out on strips of paper, folded, and placed in a box.

The Scriptures were personalized. Like little love notes sent from God’s heart to mine.

Personalized Scripture Box

I have since given this gift to many friends. Friends that needed a reminder. A fresh perspective. A simple note of truth in the middle of their day. Tucked in a little box.

This is such a sweet gift for that person in your life going through a hard time.

Or someone who could use an extra dose of daily encouragement.

Or that friend you want to make feel extra special.

And you know what else I really love about this? It helps this craft challenged, non-baking girl actually make a gift for someone that doesn’t scare them. Or cause them to wonder if my kindergartner made it.

Which would be especially crazy since I don’t have a kindergartner.

So, there you have it. A special gift. For a special someone. Full of specially chosen truths.

And because I love to give these away, leave a comment below with either your name or a friend’s name. I’ll pick a winner today and we’ll send out a personalized Scripture box to you to keep or give away.

Below are 10 suggested personalized Scriptures to get you started. If you’d like all 31 verses I use, I’ll send them to you as a thank you for subscribing to my blog today.

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If you already subscribe to my blog and are reading this through email right now, look at the bottom of the email for a link to download the file.

Enjoy…

I anointed you, {insert name here}, set My seal of ownership on you, and put My Spirit in your heart as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. 2 Corinthians 1:21b-22

Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate you, (insert name here), from My love that is in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:39

Because of Jesus, you, {insert name here}, are free from all condemnation. Romans 8:1

In Christ, you, are a new creation, {insert name here}. The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17

It is for freedom that Christ has set you free, {insert name here}. Do not let yourself be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1

For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is My steadfast love toward you, {insert name here}. As far as the east is from the west, I remove your transgressions. Psalm 103:11-12

For you are My handiwork, {insert name here}, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which I prepared in advance for you to do. Ephesians 2:10

Since you have been raised with Christ, {insert name here}, set your heart on things above, where Christ is, seated at My right hand. Colossians 3:1

My peace, which transcends all understanding, will guard your heart and your mind in Christ Jesus, {insert name here}. Philippians 4:7

I will meet all your needs, {insert name here}, according to the riches of My glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

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1,161 Comments
  1. Ginger Wade

    What a great idea! I would love to win this for a few of my friends, but the one that comes to mind is a fellow blogger.

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  2. Amanda B.

    Carly, definitely Carly… her world has been rocked by infidelity and divorce this winter… I just gave her a birthday gift yesterday – this would be birthday part 2! wonderful idea!

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  3. Monica

    My BFF Inez who has been struggling with her diabetes and kidney failure. Thanks for chance to win this great gift.

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  4. nellwynb

    Leslie….still grieving for a precious daughter who was killed last winter….

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  5. Alicia Staz

    I have 2 sweet friends who could really use this right now. If I win, I will choose one and figure out how to make another!

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  6. Janna H

    What a fun idea!! I’d love to give these to friends of mine!

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  7. Lisa F

    Great idea, thanks. Want to make one for my sister-in-law!

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  8. angia

    Shannon

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  9. Robin

    Caroline is my sweet friend that I would love to encourage AND her birthday is on Friday!!

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  10. tonya white

    This is an awesome idea from the heart to some friends that have been going through a hard time with Cancer! Tonya White

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  11. Julie

    I have a friend that is struggling right now, weight loss and other areas, would love to give this to her!!!

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  12. Sally

    For my sweet Christian sister, Susan, who always encourages me and holds me accountable!!

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  13. Vicki Ross

    Is it selfish to ask for myself? I love this idea and with 3 children, 2 ages 15 and 12 and then a 4 year old that has Kawasaki Disease (on 2 blood thinners)…I am constantly needing sweet reminders of God’s promises, unfailing love, and infinite grace. Thank you for this sweet idea.

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  14. Laura Proctor

    Keely who is a great friend and is going through a real nightmare right now. If I don’t win, do you sell the boxes without the verses? I can handle that.

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  15. Kimberly

    Awesome idea!

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  16. Amanda Mandrell

    This is an amazing idea. I would love to have this just as a reminder to read one every day. Maybe more than one a day. I am struggling right now and need all encouragement I can get to keep my head above water. Would greatly appreciate this. Thank you. Manda.

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  17. Dorothy Baker

    Nancy – my dear friend and the mother-in-law of my daughter. She would be so very encouraged by these verses, just as iI was from reading through some if them just now. Thank you, Dorothy

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  18. Valerie

    Valerie 🙂

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  19. Stephanie

    this scripture box idea is just delightful

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  20. Paige Wallace

    These are sweet. A dear friend did something like this just strips of verses on bright yellow paper so I wouldn’t loose them after my son passed away a couple of years ago. So, this is very nice to have a special box with verses inside. It would be encouraging to have as life is never easy in this big family of mine. I am enjoying your blog it is so encouraging .

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  21. Esther

    I’ve been meaning to do this for myself, but by topic. A verse and a personal reminder of how God has helped or come through or sustained me in whatever area it is that I need encouragement.
    What a wonderful and easy thing to do for a friend!

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  22. Akemi Walker

    Akemi Walker…what an amazing idea! I’ll be making lots of these to share with girlfriends. Everyone can always use extra encouragement…thanks for all your hard work, lysa!

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  23. Lisa

    This is such an amazing gift idea! My very dearest friend’s name is Val! Yes, Val, always there with a kind word for me, knowing just what to say, encouraging me and giving me a hug and a smile.

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  24. KC

    Thank you for sharing this…I love it! I’m in the storm…God is good. You now have me reading scriptures with my name. Your blog is a gift! Blessings!

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  25. Amie

    Marta, my sweet friend.

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  26. Nikki

    I love this idea! I may use the scripture and make some special boxes of my own! Thank you for sharing!

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  27. Kim

    Angela- my sweet friend

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  28. Julie

    Honey. That is the grandmother name my Mom picked for herself. I would love for her to have this wonderful gift. She has been such an inspiration to me my entire life and she is my best friend. I have not been a very good role model with my children when it comes to learning the word of God and attending church regularly. My mother has consistently encouraged me and it is finally working. I think this would be something she would absolutely love.

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  29. Kristin

    Kristin-I’m putting in my own name because I love this idea but I’ve never seen it. I’d love the encouragement, and then the ability to pass it on to others.

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  30. Meg

    hi lysa! what a beautiful idea and something that i would love to give very special friend who moved away from me 6 months ago. we are both going through a similar situation with our families and i know she would consider it a huge blessing if i sent one her way! that’s what’s so beautiful about His truth – we can all encourage each other with it as well as be thoughtful in our actions and let someone know we know care for them by a simple action of love. i would give it to my dear friend hillary. my name is megan romeo. blessings to you!

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  31. Stefanie D

    I could use a little encouragement! So I’d love one for me & for my friend Colleen as she struggles with God’s plan for their growing family.

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  32. teepee

    My pastor, Captain Tracie Hartt, Salvation Army

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  33. Jessica

    What a wonderful gift! I would love one for myself and for all my friends!!!! =)

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  34. Lynn Bass

    As much as I would love the box for myself, I would have to give it to inspire my sister in law who has been under so much stress. She has had the flu, strep, sinus, throat and ear infections for over a week. She needs a break! I know she would love this. It is easy to really think of so many people who would be blessed to have this gift. Even my husband. God bless you and thank you for all you do!!

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  35. RC

    I love the “personalized” notes. Jesus loves us so much…are are ALL “personal” to Him!

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  36. Sandy

    I did a blessing box like this for my sister several years ago and she really loved it. In addition to the scripture verses, I also put funny personal notes – suggestions to brighten her day, fun memories, etc. She absolutely loved it.

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  37. Judy

    What a wonderful gift idea. I have one special friend in mind!!

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  38. Vicky D

    I love this! What a great gift!

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  39. Gaye

    Thank you, Lysa. What a beautiful gift.

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  40. Stacy

    Stephanie

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  41. Shelly

    A wonderful idea, I have many friends who would benefit from this gift. Where did you get the cute box to put the scriptures in?

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  42. Patty

    Rene-my dearest friend in Michigan.

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  43. Priscilla

    This would be a great gift to give to the ladies that just completed our Step Study in Celebrate Recovery tonight! Definitely going to print these scriptures out and make some of these! Thanks for sharing ~ what a great idea!

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  44. Melinda T.

    I’d like this for my daughter, Alexandra. What a great idea!

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  45. Charlotte

    I would love this for myself…but I must ask for my friend Sara who has been at her four year old daughter’s bedside in the hospital for most of last week…and has several more days to endure before being able to go home to her husband and two other children. Her daughter will recover but it has been very hard.

    I would love to get the full list of scriptures, too.

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  46. Aurelia

    I was so deeply moved and encouraged to read this article… It came at a perfect time in my life when I really needed Christ to talk to me… oh boy did He ever! I love your ministry…

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  47. Kathryn @ Expectant hearts

    Oh, I want this for me! I was just saying tonight how i needed perspective. I am so weary and worn…

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  48. Miranda Bergen

    I love this! I honestly could use the encouragement myself but also have several girlfriends in mind that I know would be blessed by it to. Thanks for the lovely idea! Be blessed! Btw- I enjoyed seeing you speak this past weekend in Colorado Springs. I appreciate your fun & sweet spirit. Hope to see you again!

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  49. Allison

    Lysa, My dear friend Mindy lost her husband of 19 yesrs just before Christmas. She could really use some encouraging words to help her through the dark and lonly times when no one else is there. Thank you!

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  50. emily radstrom

    Thank you for sharing :).

    Emily

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  51. Teresa Tabb

    Sounds like a perfect gift. I would love one myself. For Teresa.
    Thanks!

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  52. Merrily Jones

    We are doing a Journey of the Soul conference here in Seattle next month, and I’ve been looking for freebies to put in the station titled “The Love of God”. This is perfect! Everyone can take a “Love” verse as they leave that station. Thanks, Lysa! We haven’t forgotten your visit here – you inspired the Beagles to go to Kenya that day – they are now in their 2nd year!

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  53. Carlene Brown

    I would give it to my daughter who is going through a painful divorce, working at a stressful job and coming home to three kids …… such a great idea!

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  54. Wendy Brooks

    I have a friend, Sigi, who could use one of these scripture boxes to encourage her. She has been having lots of health challenges and her husband has an inoperable tumor that we are in agreement for The Lord to supernaturally remove.

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  55. Becky M

    This is a fantastic idea – it would be perfect for my friend Tanya. Thanks for sharing!

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  56. Lisa

    What a wonderful idea! I love it!

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  57. Shirley

    I would give this to a friend that has had a very tramatic year and at times feels like God has desserted her. She know that He is walking right there beside her and will pick her up and carry her as she learns to trust again. Thanks Lysa for the giveaway.

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  58. Della

    My grandson, Tobey. He has problems with fear so I have been gathering verses for him about not fearing and was going to make a calendar with a verse for each day of the year, but I cannot find a calendar that allows me to write a verse and is useful for a 10 year old boy. I thought of decorating a box to give him and this has confirmed that I need to get a box. THANKS for confirming the idea !

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  59. Ellen

    Arta

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  60. Dianne

    Would be very Special for Barb – she called today feeling unloved.
    She left knowing she was – but this scripture box would be a blessing to her.

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  61. Missy Smith

    What an awesome idea! I can think of so many people who would love and appreciate this!

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  62. Brittany Jacobson

    I love this idea and I love your heart my friends name is Melissa puga and she is going through a rough time she needs to feel gods love more then ever

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  63. Deanna S

    I’d love one for my best friend and mom, Sue. She is my inspiration. I only hope I encourage her.

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  64. Cathy

    Cathy
    A momma with four young boys!

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  65. Kirsten

    Thank-you, thank-you I have a few friends who are definately going to benefit from this – downloaded and ready to go!

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  66. Melissa Chambers

    Melissa – me, I have been in a deep place, your blog the other day spoke regarding dark places encouraged me to reach out to precious sisters in Christ who I had been trying to hide from. I went to counseling at church today and had some major victorious in baby steps and I know that the clinical and chronic anxiety and depression will only be overcome by God’s truth but when you are in a pit and hiding from the world you tend to think you are hiding from God to, one of my only constant connections is your blog and the blogs and OBS of Proverbs 31. Thank you. Love, Melissa.

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  67. Marilyn Miller

    What a great idea !!!! A wonderful way to encourage and love someone, thanks

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  68. Cathy Staurovsky

    thank you sooooooooooooo much Lisa, already downloaded and ready to use. These are such a blessing and you are more of a blessing to let us all download these. I copied and pasted the download to Microsoft Word in my computer, so now I can print them anytime I want. May Jesus always be your guide in everything you say and do. You are so inspirational and I feel like I’ve know you forever. Love your daily messages. As I was reading another daily book I receive in the mail once a month, I was reading about all the authors of it. One author said something that was so beautiful that I feel the need to share it. He said ” the day I finally gave my heart to Jesus I felt like I took a shower from the inside”. Have a great week Lisa. God bless and love you, Cathy.

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  69. Lisa Petrarca

    I would love to give this to my sister Stacy who is in deep despair over her boys drug addictions. One son is in rehab, one is still using and she just found out that her youngest has now tried drugs. She needs The Lord’s comfort, peace, truth and love in her life, knowing that He is with her in her time of need.

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  70. Laura

    Laura

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  71. Felicia

    Felicia

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  72. Chee

    this is definitely a warm and personalized way of receiving straight from God’s throne room when you see your name in each promise. thank you, Lysa, for sharing. what a wonderful thought that i surely would use. stay blessed 🙂

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  73. Marcie Joy Brown

    I love this!!!!

    Where do they buy the glass case the Scriptures come in?

    I’d love to give one to my new friend, Lucy.

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  74. Lori

    I love this idea and have a precious friend who would love this.

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  75. Annette Conrad

    This is a wonderful idea and would be a blessing to my daughter, Lori. She lives in
    another country and has five children of which four are adopted. In this season, she needs some encouragement. This would be very special to her. Thanks for sharing
    with us all.

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  76. Sharon

    Sharon – she has been through so much and needs a special touch from God.

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  77. Shawna

    Tabitha, my dear friend who is learning to lean on God for answers.

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  78. Jana Nelson

    I have an 18 year old daughter, Alex, who does not know Christ as her Savior. Alex is graduating from high school in May, then she will be off to college. I can’t think of a better gift to tuck away in her suitcase.

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  79. Trish Phillips

    My friend, Christie, who is struggling in so many areas of life, and is seeking answers…

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  80. Donna Spring

    Lindsay. My heart goes out to any single Mom and Lindsay is a new Christian searching to know God personally. This would be a wonderful daily reminder of His love as well as a way for her to memorize some scriptures to keep her mind focused on her journey.

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  81. Claudia Schneider

    What a wonderful idea for a gift for someone special! I love the idea!

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  82. Evie

    Great! For me & my co-worker Lichelle. 🙂

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  83. Evie

    Great! For me & my co-worker Lichelle who is experiencing difficulties at work.

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  84. Evie

    For me & Lichelle we’re experiencing difficulties at work. Thanks.

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  85. Cheryl

    Hi,
    Thank you for the beautiful words of life.Love this as a gift to give as a reminder of God’s love and faithfulness.

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  86. Jayne

    For my bible study ladies! We are doing a study on renewing the mind. What a great gift!

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  87. Cheryl

    Hi,
    I would like the 31 verses you use.If you could send them to me I would be gratefully appreciate your blessings of life and abundance in Christ’s word.

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  88. Debbie

    For my precious friend, Kerry, who has a new relationship with Jesus Christ after years of struggling with drug and alcohol abuse. She is like a sponge, taking in every drop of love, wisdom, discernment, and grace that God is pouring over her right now. One day at the time.

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  89. Amy

    I love this idea.

    What a great way to show love and encouragement to a friend.

    This would be great for me to give to my friend, Marianne. We struggle understanding each other at times. We are both very sensitive and often times take spoken words personally.

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  90. Vera

    What a precious gift- like a box of chocolates “you never know what your going to get” when reaching in the box and pulling out words of encouragement to put a smile on your face. Such a blessing, for anyone for God loves us all. Be blessed and thank you!

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  91. Gwen Youngs

    I would pass this on to my friend Sherrie – great idea!!

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  92. cjhosea

    What a blessing today’s encouragement is….I would love to share with my granddaughter who is defining her life right now.

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  93. Ashley

    I really want this box for Tisha. She has been a true source of spiritual encouragement to me since she first invited me to her church 3 years ago. She continues to be an inspiration to me and our whole community . . . 2 months ago she was diagnosed with breast cancer, but still is living her life according to God’s will, ministering to people and inspiring people along the way.

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  94. Deah

    Deah

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  95. Amy N

    This is heavenly! Thank you for sharing this!! Coming from another craft challenged girl (I usually tell people I am not crafty!), the scripture box is perfect. I might even find little boxes at thrift stores, where I love to browse and run across unique things. I am getting excited, because my children could even make them. What a neat way to share the Word and His love!

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  96. Jan

    Well, hello!

    (I’m a subscriber). I opened my mouth two weeks ago, 20 minutes before church, and don’t you know it, God spoke. Thirty minutes later, I was standing up announcing that I would be hosting a women’s retreat March 8, AT MY HOUSE, for a whole weekend! Oh, God, the things you do for me! And my house is little, not grand. And not cleaned because now I’ve been sick for the last five days with nothing to do but lay on the sofa researching “How to host a women’s retreat in five easy steps”. Oy. Can you say “inflatable mattresses everywhere”?

    Little ideas are in my head, but not solidified. This post came at the perfect time and fits perfectly into my plans. Now, to just create 15 or 20. Would love one to give as a specialty item. Thanks for the idea, Lysa, even if I don’t win! <

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  97. Natalie

    My mom gave me one of these when I moved to this country years ago. It went with me through basic training and my moves. I would love to share one with my friend Erika.

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  98. Chelsea

    Miranda

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  99. Dawn Johnson

    Mary Ann is a friend who is struggling to raise a family, teach full time and take Graduate classes. I ‘d love to give her some encousgement.

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  100. Mary Beth

    Mary Beth

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  101. Terri Armstrong

    Molly.

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  102. Angela

    I LOVE this! I teach parenting classes at a shelter for unwed pregnant women, and I’m going to make them and give to the ladies on their last day of class. Thank you so much for sharing such a special way to spread God’s Word! Blessings to you! 🙂

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  103. Vicky S.

    I would love to send one to my friend Melanie in Myrtle Beach who is having a crisis in her marriage & could use a daily dose of encouragement.

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  104. Beth Henry

    My college roommate, ROBIN, her son recently suffered a freak accident at college and has endured surgery, 10 days in the hospital and know is having to be cared for in a skilled nursing facility for 2 months – all 1000 miles from home, as well as dropping out of school for the semester. She could really use the encouragement. Thank you for the encouragement you share with God’s truth.

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  105. Kimberly

    A few years ago, I wanted to bless one of my girl’s teachers that I absolutely loved. She is still one of the best teachers we have ever had. I thought about writing down different short prayers and putting them in a box, but then I saw this idea of personalized verses at Renee’s, where she had done them for her hubby. I loved it! I mean, what God has to say is way better than anything I could say! So I have been doing these for years, as well. And they have probably been the best received gift I have ever given. You have some verses I don’t keep on my file. Gonna have to grab them and add to the blessing! 🙂 How thankful I am for His Word. How I love the way He loves us through it.

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  106. Buffy D

    What a great idea! I am very crafty challenged but live gifts from the heart so this works for me! I have several friends who could really use something like this right now, but the first who came to mind was Tammy. 🙂

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  107. Bebe

    What a wonderful thing to give as a gift. To encourage others as well as self. Can’t think of anything more precious than God’s Promisea.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  108. Beverly

    My daughter’s best friend Allyre (age 26) is pregnant with her 3rd child (unexpected) and this past Sunday, her oldest daughter Ami found her grandfather (Ally’s dad) unconscious. Ally tried to revive him by doing CPR, but it was not effective. She really needs prayer and encouragement right now. We are reaching out to her but she isn’t responding. She struggles with anxiety and depression and I just know she will be blaming herself. She could really use a gentle reminder that God is in control and he loves her very much. Thank you Lysa.

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  109. Stephanie W

    Is that a plastic or glass box? Either way it is so cute!! Where did you find such a box?? Thanks for the awesome idea!! I have several people in mind that I can bless!!

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  110. Sue

    I love this idea and would love to receive one. My daughter could certainly use one. She has been going through such a rough time for the past several years. I so want her to find her strength in God.

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  111. Cheri Timko

    I love this idea. I would like to share it with several friends.

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  112. Dee-Anna

    This is very thoughtful. Thank you for the scriptures.
    It helps encourage my heart after a very difficult
    questioning day.

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  113. mari beth

    What a neat idea

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  114. Donna

    Great idea! A dear friend and coworker’s husband is being transferred. This would be the perfect “going away” gift for her.

    There is such power, strength, guidance, truth, and comfort in Scripture. I continue to be amazed at the Word of God and how it blesses my life and helps me to press on.

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  115. Denise

    I love this idea! Today is my birthday and I am going to make several of these to give to a close friends. Thank you for the idea

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  116. AC

    What a beautiful and gentle way to remind this broken world of God’s love and promises for all of us. If only we let him 🙂

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  117. Sandy

    I have a new friend I would love to be able to bless with your personalized scripture verses who is struggling with a very difficult circumstance and would really benefit from such encouragement. Love the idea.

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  118. Janet

    I was just listening to the preconference call from Unglued yesterday and Melissa was talking about some scripture verses you could put your name in and gave the website of where to find them. I went to the site and it was no longer there. I was bummed because I really wanted to print those off, then today your post has some. God is so awesome!!!
    Thanks Lysa, you continually bless my heart day after day with your insight to God’s Word, thanks so much for sharing it so we can all get an understanding of it better.

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  119. Denise

    Myself and my sister in law Rebecca

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  120. Jen h

    I love this idea there are lots of people I would love to do this for but one thought that comes to mind is that I would love to make this possible for the two kids we sponsor thru compassion international. Couldn’t be a box format for them but I want to apply this somehow for them! So awesome! Thank you!

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  121. cindy

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! Thank you for sharing this!

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  122. Kristy

    A little over 6 months ago my husband took a new job in SC. Our family moved here in August. Two days after being here our 3rd daughter was born. Three days later my husband passed away. I am still living here in SC. I read your posts and message each day as a reminder that only God knows how strong of a person you are and I am now in charge.

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    • Tracy P.

      Oh Kristy,
      Please know that you are in my prayers. What a gift you have in that baby girl. God bless you both. In Jesus name.

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    • Jessica

      Praying for you today- precious sister. <3

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    • Shelley

      Kristy, I will be praying for you also. Lisa may know of author Shelly HItz who is also a God loving woman. She has a book Trusting God When Bad Things Happen that might be helpful when you feel the time is right to read it. I pray that you have a Church family walking you through this and for God’s Hand of Protection to be upon you & your family. I am slowly learning to become a prayer warrior, My email can be found at my blog if you would like to keep in touch for needed prayer requests. In Christ’s Love, Shelley

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  123. Tracy P.

    I LOVE making these for people! I use 100 verses, so it takes a little time but I enjoy every minute. LOVE it when I find the perfect container. Embarrassingly enough, the set I made myself in despiration lives in a generic brand ziploc bag. I would so treasure a beautiful box.
    Unglued Bible Study starts tonight! So excited! Been sick all week, so I could double use and would be SO grateful for any prayers.
    Love n Light Y’all!

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  124. Laura Andriotis

    I would love to give this to a very special young woman, Julia,who needs encouragement right now.

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  125. Trish

    This is great!!!!

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  126. Richele

    What a beautiful idea – thank you for sharing!

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  127. Mary Daley

    I would love all verses. I could really use them

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  128. Carrie Mitchell

    I would love one for me – today is the anniversary of my husband’s suicide and I am struggling to feel God’s love for me. Most days I know it He is there and I feel His love, but some days I feel so alone.

    Thank you for your wonderful blog!

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  129. Erin K.

    This is such a wonderful idea!! I would love to give one to my friend who just lost her father. You are so encouraging to me! Thanks for all the encouragement you give!

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  130. Shasta

    I love this idea. I am however more of a baker and not a craft maker, but may have to do a little ladies night in and make these. For now tho I do have a friend I think could use these. Her name is Jen. Thank you!

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  131. Georgia

    thank you for sharing such a wonderful gift! 🙂

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  132. Jessica

    Just last night a dear friend sent me an SOS text- this will be the perfect gift for her! Thank you! xoxoxoxoxox

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  133. Sherry Thompson

    Would love to give this to my friend Susan. Thank you.

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  134. Rebekah

    What a great idea. I wonder if you would have “simpler” verses for young teenage girls? I have a couple girls in my youth group that could use encouragement/uplifting like this. One isn’t a Christian yet but really searching. I think “simpler” verses would be better for them. Thanks for the wonderful idea!

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  135. Teresa Cianciotto

    My mother is going through a lot of serious health issues right now and she sure could use the daily encouragment of God’s Word to see her through these battles. This would be a really special gift to her!

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  136. Theresa

    That is an amazing gift!

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  137. Stacey Meredith

    I would love this for me and my daughter. When we go to the Y, her biggest join is pulling a scripture out of the fish bowl on the way out and saying, “what does it say, Mama?” it makes me heart sing to know she already loves hearing God’s word at age 4!

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  138. Carmela Koeneman

    I love this idea and will make a few as birthday gifts for my friends. Where can I find the Scripture Box?

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  139. Elaine

    I would give to Mitzi. She lost her husband who was also my pastor. A well, well loved man. I miss him so much so I know she does.
    – Elaine

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  140. Lindsey

    I have a friend that could use this! If you pick me I’ll send it to her! If not I will be making her one! SUCH a great idea!! Thanks for sharing!

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  141. Deb McLean

    Sweet! We’re heading out for vacation so have saved the scripture & will be looking for “boxes” when we get back. Have several friends/family whose love language is words of affirmation – what an amazing way to speak truth into their lives! Thanks so much for spurring us on for kingdom work!

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  142. LaTara

    This would be the perfect for Destini, a beautiful young teen who was so broken before she came to church with my pastor’s wife who had led her to Christ prior to her coming. I will never forget how another teen had come up for prayer, she too was broken and Destini came up crying uncontrollable because in Laneece, she saw herself and they wept together. All the women came around and embraced our young sisters and with tears flowing, we assured them that there anything wrong with neither tthLaneecehat they were made in the image and likeness of God and regardless to what anyone said, they were

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  143. Connie

    I think Kristy deserves the box as I am sure there are days that it’s easy to forget that she is a child of the King and is stronger than she realizes. These daily reminders could help her so much! Also, Tracy P., would you mind sharing your 100 verses with the rest of us?
    Blessings to everyone!

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  144. Myndee Miller

    Love this idea!!

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  145. Michelle McCaskill

    Love this idea!!! Gonna make some for my eGroup girls:) Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  146. debbie

    What a wonderfull idea. I would love one of these for myself and o yes perfect for afriend im praying for.
    God bless
    Debbie

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  147. Kim

    I love this idea.

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  148. Jenny Corrado

    This is an awesome idea. Lysa you are truly great and reading your blog always speaks to my heart and I feel God’s love throu your words.

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  149. Jennifer R.

    I have seen this idea before on another Proverbs 31 blog and I love it. I have thought about making a scripture box for a friend but haven’t done it. This friend of mine could sure use all the encouragement she can get.

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  150. Dorothy Reed

    You are such an inspiration to me. Thank you for your blog. I have a friend that could really use this box. She is going through some really tough times right now.

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  151. Betty

    What a neat idea! I can think of several people who will enjoy this. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  152. cathy crimmins

    Love this idea. I would try and print these out for part of the single moms group I am involved in. Thank you for your devotionals. I love them

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  153. LaTara

    …That they are beautiful young daughters of the Most High God. And they both were healed of their hurt! Destini and Laneece are doing great! Praise God!

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  154. Gerri Shewmaker

    Oh isn’t our Lord amazing? A good friend of mine just lost her husband this week, and this would be an awesome way to encourage her through these dark days ahead! Put me on your entry list Lysa! 🙂 hugs!

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  155. Carrie

    What a wonderful way of reminding us or a friend on a daily basis just how loved we are by God. Thank you Lisa for being a faithful servant. My life is changed for the better because of your faithfulness.

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  156. Mechelle Wilson

    Thank you! This blog was a gift for me this morning. I woke up for my quiet time with God filled with self doubt. He assured me He has my right hand. Even though I feel myself slipping, He has hold of me. Doubts fill my mind, but He gives me comfort and renewed hope. Then I checked my e-mail to find your e-mail filled with verses that remind me of my value. God loves me. He will lead my way. My job is to be obedient to Him. I would love to have a treasure box filled with God’s Words reassuring me that I am His and I can face whatever battle lies before me as long as I face it with Him. I will also be making these treasure boxes to share with others. I will start by making one for each of my daughters for Easter. Thank you for the idea and for your words of encouragement this morning.

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  157. Debbie

    I love getting your emails and reading your perspective. You help me know that God really does love ME. I would love to give this to my friend Susie….she needs it too. Thank you Lysa for courage sharing your heart!

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  158. Darlene

    I love the idea of sharing scriptures…..If I win them, I will pass them on to a girlfriend who needs them, who will read them and then pass them on and on and on. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  159. jeanette dollaske

    such a wonderful idea i would love to receive on

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  160. Kim

    What a beautiful idea for a gift that keeps on giving!

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  161. Donna

    Good Morning Lisa, I just love you and all you do to make “us” girls feel so good about ourselves…I get your devotions and have read your books and done your Bible Studies, I would love to receive your “Scripture Box” with your scriptures for my friend who just found out 3 weeks ago that she has inflamatory breast cancer, and I have been sending her encouraging notes through mail, email and text everyday to keep her “up”. I know this would make her day so much brighter.
    Once again thahk you for all you do……….Love you!!!

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  162. Anne

    I LOVE this idea. And I’ve even thought of something I can do that’s creative with something I have written. Thank you SO much!

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  163. Kim

    Oh how I would love to bless my friend, Caitlin, with these truths. She is a sister in great need of His healing. His truth transforms us as our minds are renewed!

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  164. Cindy

    I have the just the right person in mind for this. Thank you for the idea and I plan on starting it today.

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  165. Nikki

    I would love one..: going through a rough patch in life. Nikki Bisbee.

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  166. Meredith Sanders

    I would live to have this box to give to a special friend. She and I are starting devotions together today.

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  167. Kelly Ellis

    Hey Lysa,
    I love reading your devotions each morning! Hope you are well! It’s been a while since I’ve seen you. I would love to have this box of scripture for my daughter, Cammie Ellis. I want her know how much she is loved by her sweet Heavenly Father even when she thinks she can’t do anything right on this temporary earth! Thanks for your ministry!

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  168. Shelly Nikolas

    I would love a scripture box to give to my friend who has terminal breast cancer. What a wonderful idea!

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  169. Karin Randolph

    What a great gift idea- especially for our children! Perfect for when they reach that age of spreading their wings and leaving the nest. I am a single mom who prays daily for her 3 boys. 2 of them are already our in the world, one working and the other in medical school. My last one just turned 16. I can not think of a better gift from a praying mom than pulling out a scripture picked “especially for me” when they am feeling a bit overwhelmed with life! It’s like having mom’s prayers in a box! Blessings!

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  170. Jennifer wise

    I absolutely look forward to each of your emails – they have helped change the way my days start as I’ve started the path towards being a single mom. Having three young kids and going thru separation and medical, financial problems it’s easy to get into a frustrated mind set! Your blogs help remind me that I’m human and there is a lot of good out there!

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  171. Carmen Booth

    Love this idea!

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  172. Francis Daniels

    Great idea! I could use some encouragement like this throughout my day. Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed day.

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  173. Tina

    As usual, God’s timing is PERFECT!! One of my dearest friends is having a birthday next week, and I was just trying to think of a gift to five her that would be meaningful. She has been going through a very difficult season of her life over the last year, and we have prayed together many times for guidance and God’s will in her life. I am printing these out right now!! You are such a blessing, Lysa. Thank you!

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  174. Erin Smith

    I love this idea! I ‘ll do this for some teen girls – what a great source of encouragement and reminder of WHO our identity is in.

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  175. Jodi H

    That’s an awesome idea! I love simple! Thanks for sharing!

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  176. Cheri F.

    I love this idea and think it would make a beautiful gift for anyone. Thank you so much for sharing this idea. My husband will be getting one of these for Father’s Day!

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  177. Ree

    I would love to give this to my friend -CAROLYN- who has had many physical and emotional battles throughout her life…she is finding her way to church regularly and I would love to start sharing the power of scripture with her and this would be a beautiful way!
    Thank you for posting!

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  178. Kim

    I am going to do a box for my best friend who is splitting from her spouse and another friend who was just diagnosed with breast cancer yesterday. This is a great idea and I love it.

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  179. Julie

    I would love to bless my friend LaDonna! She has been a constant encouragment to me in my faith and as a Christian mom. I am going to see you this weekend in Texas. I am excited because we share a lot of the same issues in the past. I feel like you are speaking directly to me in your books! God is amazing! Thank you..

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  180. Cathy

    This is a wonderful idea! What a way to warm someone’s heart and share those words that have gotten me through so many times. I’ve learned how limitless his love is and have hoped to share that with others, but often there just aren’t the words to adequately describe….this is a way to show a friend or someone in need!

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  181. Dianne Harr

    What a wonderful way to brighten someone’s day. We lost my wonderful husband and father to my two girls on January 30th. My daughter, Mary, is really struggling to see God’s plan in all this. Thank you for all you do to bring us closer to Christ!

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  182. Melanie J.

    What a fabulous idea! Thank you for sharing this! I cannot wait to bless some friends with it!

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  183. Ana

    Great and awesome idea, I would use this for my sisters, my mom and sister passed away within two months of each other, and things with all of us have not been the same since, this would be a great gift to share with them.

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  184. Connie

    One of the most precious gifts I have ever received as a little girl was a wooden box with little rolled up scriptures and a little wooden pick that you could use to pick out the one you wanted to read. I have never seen one since, but still have this box and still treasure it and that was many, many years ago. 🙂 This is a great idea!

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  185. Tura Klepfer

    I love this idea. Thank you so much for the information and allowing for us to copy it!

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  186. Sherry

    I’d love to give one to my husband, David. Thank you so very much for offering this to one of us!

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  187. Deborah

    What a beautiful idea. This would be great for my daughter. At 13, she could use a beautiful reminder of who she is in Christ.

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  188. Nancy

    Not to sound selfish, but I’d like to receive a box. I’ve had some surgery and am feeling a little down, and could use some encouragement. What a good idea!

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  189. Denise Wall

    I experienced God working in me yesterday as I read your most recent blogs. At that time I didn’t know what He was up to but this morning I realized that He was working an incredible God moment. Recently, I’ve reached out to a co-worker and have been sharing my experiences in my growing relationship with the Lord. We connected on this and had a few moments of truth during our busy day. Yesterday, I shared several of your blog’s with her to find out later that morning that she no longer worked at our company. This morning I received my first Persued devotional and forwarded it to her with a message of promises that He has in store for her and explained to her this God moment that I felt in my heart. I’m asking for prayers today for Alicia and that she reaches out to me for comfort and that I will be able to share the word of the Lord with her.

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  190. Tracy Culley

    I would love to send one to my friend, Terri. She has experienced so much loss in the last two years, this would be a great reminder of how much she is loved by Him and me!

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  191. Lisa

    I love this! It is a great idea for my middle schooler, Sara, she could use some encouragement.

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  192. Diane

    This is such a great idea – it would so bless my sister Barbara, especially when she’s experiencing really tough times.

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  193. Terri

    I would so enjoy reading a daily reminder of God’s love and encouragement to me.

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  194. LaDawn

    Awesome idea. I can’t wait to make a couple for gifts.

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  195. Angela

    LOVE!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  196. Amber Corey

    Awesome idea!! I love it!

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  197. Nicole

    LOVE this idea. They say imitation is the greatest form of flattery… I’m going to have to start making these to give away as well! Thanks for blessing me and so many others!

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  198. Rachel

    Thank you so much for sharing!! My best friend Brandy could sure use one of these boxes. <3

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  199. Rachel

    Thank you so much for sharing!! My best friend Brandy could sure use one of these boxes. <3

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  200. Sandy Gould

    Lysa…..I am just thrilled to hear that there is actually another Christian woman out there that is clueless when it comes to being crafty and inept in the kitchen….I truly thought I was the only one that didn’t stay at home and make cookies while their kids were in school and did the PTA and all that stuff that stay at home moms have the joy of doing. Yeah, I’m one of the mom and dads of the Christian world who tried to make it all happen and in that process didn’t have time for the cutesy things of life.. I love your scripture box idea and I have a few people in my life that I can think of that could use that uplifting daily (and I can’t be there daily for them). I hope I can win this so I have an example to go by in creating others for my lost, sick or in the dark friends. Love your posts….and keep sending me crafty things that need no actual talent!!!!!!

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  201. Michelle in New England

    I would love to have a box for my daughter, Lauren. Recently I had a “pink shirt” experience at a Women’s Retreat at a church I had just joined. When it came time to put sticky note words of encouragement or appreciation on others, I handed out a few, realized I would probably not receive any myself as a newcomer, and fled to the bathroom where I asked Jesus to help me not feel insecure. It worked.

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  202. Helen Katy

    I’m thinking about one of my four daughters who needs to be reminded of HIS perfect love!

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  203. Kimberly

    What an awesome idea! Thanks for the great idea!

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  204. Patti

    What an awesome idea. Thanks for sharing. Now my Christmas shopping is done.

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  205. Laurie

    I would love to give this to my special prayer partner Dena who has faithfully prayed with me for 5 years. We have prayed for our kids, husbands, friends, church …. You name it we have covered the situation in prayer. As a result, we have witnessed God’s power in amazing ways. Her entire life has recentl been turned upside down… and on top of all the changes, her husband was transferred… so our prayer sessions have also changed from in person to over the phone. I would love to add this special box of prayers to her new life she is in the midst of sorting out.
    I pray you will have a great day!

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  206. Tammy

    I would love to give a scripture box to my daughter, Brittany. She is going through some rought times right now – living situation, addiction, confusion………… Please pray for her to realize that God can help her through anything.

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  207. Paula

    I would love to give one to my 16 year old daughter! She is such a smart, caring, sweet girl but is struggling right now with school and her relationship with her dad. I know that God is the only true Father! And she could use some positive inspiration from someone other than me

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  208. nilsa t

    Such a great idea!!! Thank you for sharing 🙂

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  209. Ronnie

    I love this idea. I am doing your Bible study Becoming More than a Good Bible Study Girl and am enjoying it. Thank you so much.

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  210. Nora Ammons

    Love this idea!

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  211. Rhonda

    I would love to send this to my very best friend Robin Self because of her steady faith in the Lord. 🙂 Thanks Lysa!

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  212. Kathy underwood

    Thank you for a wonderful idea. It would make great end of the year teacher gifts. Something my grandchildren and I could do together. Makes me smile!!

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  213. Cheryl Morris

    What a blessing this is during difficult times and a refreshing reminder everyday of the love of Christ. We walked through a difficult time with our daughter and her eating disorder several years ago and something similar was given to us. Now as we are constantly placed in the lives of others walking the same difficult road, God continues to use His word to restore truth and trust in who He is. What a great reminder of His faithfulness and promises! Thanks Lisa for sharing!

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  214. Joy S

    Would love to give one of these to my son’s teacher! She is in a place where she can use all the encouragement she can get right now!

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  215. Tonya Smith

    What a wonderful gift. I pray that Kristy, comment #60, receives your gift of encouragement. I look forward to making these little boxed blessings for others as well. THANKS SO MUCH!!

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  216. Tricia

    What a fabulous idea! Thank you for sharing! I only recently found your blog & I am loving it!

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  217. Angie W

    I wish I would have seen this before Valentine’s Day. I would love to share a box with my husband Dean. He has been searching for a way to bring scripture into his office – what a wonderful personal reminder.

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  218. Jeannette Cokendolpher

    I have a friend whose daughter died just yesterday from Batten’s disease. Casey was a special girl that everyone loved, a true inspiration to all those around her. She especially loved to worship to music and would do her own “Casey dance,” which would bring most to tears since she was very limited with her movement from the disease. My heart is breaking for this dear family who loved her so much, but is rejoicing because now she is dancing in worship in heaven.

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  219. Veralynne Malone

    Awesome idea…I could use one, my mother just passed, my husband is in the hospital, my car isn’t working……I am not daunted because I know God is with me, but that little box of love would be great!

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  220. Michelle

    I absolutely love this idea! I can’t wait to make several to give to clients who are searching for truth, or having crisis. Thank you so much for always encouraging.

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  221. Cindy M

    so many times I’ll come across a verse while reading or listening to a preacher and think to myself “I need to keep that verse and read it next time I am discouraged, doubting, discouraged, etc” but I scrawl it on a scrap of paper and then never get them all to one place- THIS BOX is the perfect idea!! If I can win a lovely one, wonderful! but if not, I will make every effort to make a few- one for myself and some for friends.
    thank you!
    Cindy

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  222. Susan

    What a great idea. Thanks for including the verses.

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  223. Kelly

    Thank you for a great idea. Since i have been struggling a lot this last year I would make one for myself to use. But i would also give them to two women i meet with every week as part of a church group.

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  224. Caitlin Floyd

    I would love to have this. I just recently had my 2nd child and went back to work. To say it’s been tough the last few months is an understatement. I feel like I need daily encouragement and this would be great reminders to be thankful for what I have!

    Or I may end up giving it to a friend that is so self-less and that battles her own issues, but always thinks of others first. She has such strong faith, but I know she gets down sometimes and I would want her to know that she is thought of and this would be perfect for her. Her name is Brooke!

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  225. Janel

    Well the funny thing is I was going to delete your email before reading it. I was discouraged this morning because I am struggling with my weight loss (story of my life). So instead of deleting I rolled my eyes (sorry) and read this. I am going to do this for myself and a friend. Sometimes it’s the messages we don’t want to see that are exactly what we need. Thank you for blessing me today with a great idea. 🙂

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  226. Vivian

    I love, love, love this!! And I have somone special to share this with! Thank you!

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  227. Nichole

    I can so relate to your blog about identity in Christ. God just showed me this past Sunday at church that my identity is not in my mother who abused me growing up. I am a child of God and He is my heritage, and I don’t have to feel like I’m going to be like my mom. I am truly my Father’s child. Meant a lot for Him to show me that.
    God bless!

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  228. Rachel S

    This will be such a wonderful gift for so many people, but the one who immediately came to my mind as I was reading about it is my 15-year-old SON, Blake. He is a loving, tender boy desperately trying to become a man (he will be 16 in April). He wants the approval of the young ladies, but his desire is to remain pure for his marriage. He often thinks negatively of himself, and no amount of encouragement from us, his parents, seems to convince him how wrong his thoughts are. I think filling him with God’s Word about who he truly is in Christ is the perfect answer!! Thank you so much!!

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  229. Mary

    What an AWESOME gift idea to both give and receive. Who of us do not need a reminder of how personally God feels towards us? And for this craft challanged Jesus gal who can never seem to come up with gift ideas, this is perfect. Thank you!!

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    • Tracy

      This is a great gift idea. So much better than giving useless material things. This is a gift that has an eternity impact. Thanks for sharing!

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  230. Janet Blackmon

    I love this idea!!! Thank you for sharing it with us. If I were to win the scripture box from you, I would have a hard time trying to decide whether to keep it or give to a friend. But I guess it would have my name on the scriptures so I would have to keep it and make one for a friend. PRAISE REPORT: We started our Made to Crave Bible Study at my church last night and had 15 ladies or God’s girls with 3 more that had a conflict. It was awesome and I thank you for making it possible by using your gift from God of writing and sharing your heart!

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  231. Pam

    Lysa its hard to believe that you are not crafty! When God was handing out craftiness and domestication, he unfortunately passed me by! There are soooooo many people I know that I would give one of these to. It also looks like something I could actually duplicate! LOVE, LOVE this idea! Thanks for the scriptures to get started!

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  232. wENDY hOPE pAYNE

    Hi Lysa….I am delighted to have read this particular devotion today…I have a friend actually many friends birthdays coming and this will be the perfect gift to give in an attractive little box…thank you for sharing this…..the first one goes to a friend that has
    encouraged me in the scriptures/memorize His Word/ Grown to Love His Word so she will be the first receipient….Thank U Thank You THank U…Wendy Hope
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  233. Shelley

    Can’t wait to do this for friends. I have been doing more home made gifts for others such as Lemon Body Scrub, Plumeria Body Lotion, Chocolate Crunch and this is perfect to add for a reminder of God’s Love. I am reading your Unglued Devotional & loving it. Thanks Lias.

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    • Shelley

      oops, meant Lisa

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      • Shelley

        oops again, Lysa 😀 it’s too early …..

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  234. Kathy C.

    What a GREAT idea – Thanks for sharing!

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  235. cheryl

    i would love this for me ! guess that might be selfish but i could use it 🙂

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  236. wENDY hOPE pAYNE

    Hi Lysa…just left a blog comment and it told me I had already made that comment…I do not see my name so I will try again 🙂 This is a perfect Idea……Thank U….

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  237. Nancy

    I absolutely love this…I would love to give this to my friend, Amy, or my sisters, Linda & Julie, or me!!! Thank you!

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  238. Tracy K

    This is an INCREDIBLE idea! I love it. There are several people who come immediately to mind. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. (In response to sweet Kristy (above) — praying God’s continued strength for you, precious sister in Christ! That is truly giving new meaning to leaning hard on our faithful God. Your story has humbled me this day.

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  239. Brenda Rankhorn

    Yes, Scriptures to remind me of who I am in Christ! I struggle with this so much and know that my attitude of unaccepting myself is reflected in how I act. I want to act like I am a daughter of the king, fully accepted, fully loved.

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  240. Susan Cummings

    Scripture boxes, what a great idea to encourage someone. You can even add slips saying what you admire about that person. This can help them feel appreciated and know that you have noticed their gifts.

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  241. Karen

    That is a wonderful gift idea, and not one that I would have thought of! What better gift to give than God’s holy word! Thank you for sharing this on your blog. I enjoy reading on your site as well as the emails I receive from Proverbs 31 ministries. Thank you and bless you for your ministry.

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  242. Kim

    I would love this for my friend Lynn who is going thru stage 4 cancer. It started in her breasts 4 yrs ago and has set into her bones. It has been quite the journey for her. My heart aches for her as depression has set in the past few months. Thank you for your posts and showing these words, I am trying to find the link to print them off, but somehow cannot see it.

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  243. TJ

    I love the box! My study group has centered on positive self talk lately. This would help with that! ~Teresa

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  244. Casey

    I love this!!!!!!!!!!!

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  245. Susan Cummings

    Scripture boxed, what a great idea. You can even write individual slips telling what you noticed as their particular gifts. That makes them feel special and that you notice their gifts and are thankful for them touching your life.

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  246. Kathy

    All of us are looking for meaningful gifts to give dear friends….everyone needs encouragement, so this is the PERFECT gift.

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  247. Kristy

    The first person that comes to my mind for this sweet gift is my daughter, Courtney. The Holy Spirit has been working in her heart for the past 6 months. She is 17 and after a few years of venturing off the path God had in store for her she has come full circle. I watch her at church (Elevation) on Sunday mornings during worship. I can see she truly worships with her heart, eyes closed and hands raised. To grow in faith you need to be in the word daily, what better way than to have scripture in a box to read before she heads out to school to face the pressures of the day.

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  248. Robin

    I love this idea! I had a similar one, but like yours better. Thank you!! I have several family members, friends that need this NOW! I thank God for you, Lysa. You’re such a daily help in my life through Proverbs 31 and your emails, FB posts. God bless you!

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  249. Marcella

    This is awesome. I would love to do this for my sister Rosie. She is going through a really tough time right now and I think this is just what she needs. I also think that I might make these for the ladies in my support group. We are all fighting relationship issues and need to see these reminders Dailey to stop that stinking thinking. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  250. Becki Woodsmall

    Lysa, these little nuggets are just the ticket and I would love to have them for my desk at school. I teach second graders and they need my encouragement!!
    You are a blessing!
    Becki

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  251. Cheryl A

    What an inspiring gift and I would love it! But I am happy and thankful for whoever wins this lovely gift.

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  252. Pat

    What a great idea, thank you for providing the list. I printed it out for myself and my friend/supervisor. She is so supportive as I deal with my Dad’s cancer relapse, even though she had to put her beloved dog down last week! A very messy office at times!! But knowing God is in control and not us is great.

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  253. Christel Taylor

    What a thoughtful idea! As soon as I read it, I thought of a coworker friend (Djwana) who would love this gift!

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  254. Barbara

    Thank you, Lysa, for all you do. I was searching for a gift for a dear friend and this is a perfect and awesome gift. God Bless You!

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  255. Jennifer

    Thank you so much for the download link… I know several friends who will be greatly encouraged by this. 🙂

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  256. Kelly

    I would love to give this to my mom. My dad was diagnosed with ALS in Jan. and we are facing everyday with new challenges! She(as all of us) needs daily reminders of how very much the Father loves her! Btw~ have several of your books, I love your honesty, humor and love that you are able to give through your writing! Be blessed my sister!

    Kelly

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  257. Carole

    I would love to give this to Carmen! She is struggling and it would be a great mood lifter!

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  258. Chris Fetrow

    Our women’s ministry team is focusing on 30 days of prayer leading up to our Spring Event featuring Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker Sharon Glasgow. Each day has a prayer focus and scripture verse. What a blessing it is to share God’s Word in a personal, sister-to-sister way! I love to give gifts, so I grabbed your download of scriptures to make a scripture box! As a new subscriber to your blog, Lysa, this gift was a “God thing” and just His timing for our women here at Gateway. May God just bless you and bless you some more for serving Him here at Proverbs 31 Ministries. You are LOVED!!!

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  259. Penny Faulkenberry

    Thank you for the encouragement Lysa! This is such a special gift to give. God Bless!

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  260. Janet

    I read this and about 10 people immediately popped into my head who I think would love this and it would be nice for them. Then something in my heart said, “No, Janet, you know who needs to hear this? You!” Ahhh, the Holy Spirit who always knows what I need. I immediately went and printed my list, substituted my name in and oh my. God’s word is truly alive. I so needed this.

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  261. Amy

    I love this idea!

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  262. Sheila

    Lysa, I have been following Proverbs 31 and you for years. It never fails that on some of my most troubled days your “Encouragement for Today” speaks right to my heart and situation. It is true today, 2/21. Love this: “Don’t put the whole of your identity into the smallness of this situation.” Thank you for the link to view the Personalized Scripture Box where there are more affirming scriptures to settle the soul. Would love to have one. Thank you for your steadfast service and faith.

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  263. suzanne johnson

    What a lovely gift!! I love this idea! Thank you so much for your great words of inspiration.

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  264. Meg

    This would be so awesome for my best friend who just finished her last round of chemo treatments! She is now going to begin transitioning back into the real world – I am sure it will be something she will need a lot of encouragement with!

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  265. Ann

    Thank you for sharing this great encouraging gift! I enjoy sending my married kiddos a verse each day, these verses are perfect! I also have several friends that will enjoy receiving this gift! Blessings to you and your family!

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  266. Linda

    Oh my do I ever need this
    I am in a difficult place now.

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  267. Paula

    Thank you. Life has been heavy the last few days. I hope to sit down and dwell on these verses. I also will use the download to encourage my mom. Thank you for helping me today!

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  268. Tracey

    What a great idea! One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to try to encourage at least one person a day. If I encouraged more, than even better. This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  269. Janice

    This would be wonderful for me – I was diagnosed with breast cancer, had surgery and am waiting for test results to come back to determine if I will need chemo along with radiation therapy. Radiation is a definite. So I know my current trial is not over yet. God’s word would definitely help me get through the difficult days ahead.
    Thank you, Lisa, for this newsletter.

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  270. julie

    I would love this for my daughter Katie-what an awesome idea

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  271. Beth Lockard

    For Christmas, my college-aged daughter decoratively painted for me one of the wooden treasure chests from Hobby Lobby with the words “It is well with my soul” and filled it with all sorts of scripture verses to build me up and encourage me. Last fall was a very difficult time, and I wept when I received her precious gift – probably the most special, thoughtful, personal gift I have ever received! It blesses me daily!

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  272. Ashley Davis

    Hi Lysa! You truly inspire me. My coworkers and I have been doing the unglued study and just love it. When I read this, this morning, I thought of my uncle Tim, who is in the hospital with stage 4 cancer. It is a very rare form of cancer and is very aggressive. He has been fighting it with every bit that he can. I know this would uplift his spirits. Thank you!

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  273. Gina Williams

    I absolutely love this idea, I may just make one for myself. I have been going through a “dry spell” here lately. I know God loves me, but I fail Him so many times. I plan to read my bible, pray, just spend time with Him, but I let life take over that time and I just feel so unworthy. I feel so far away from God. I read your devotionals in the mornings and I try to take my lunch to read the Bible but I don’t always choose to do that. I just think having these little reminders make a great tool to remind and remember what God says and to keep us close to Him and His promises when we don’t have or make the time to read the Bible…. And on a personal note, please say a prayer for me and also my husband… We know that God has a calling in our lives, we think his may be ministry, and mine???? I love to uplift people and I love to sing so we will see where that leads.. We are being hit with so many road blocks right now… It just seems like we are never going to get to where God has planned and willed for us to be, I want to be His worker in the fields, I want my life to reflect Him and Him only. So please add me to your prayer list. Thank you and thanks for all you do… Gina

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  274. Caroline

    I am stuck in bed, sick once again with lots of doubts about my life 🙁 I love seeing your name come up in Proverbs. I will follow your blog starting today 🙂 thank you for your messages!

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  275. Sue Gilson

    This is a great idea!! I would love to give it to one of my friends either Jennifer or Catharine because they are both going through a really hard time — one with illnesses herself and the other with a parent that has cancer as well as dealing with some other family problems. This would be a great encouragement to either one of them!

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  276. Angie Scott

    What a great idea! I’d love to have this for myself and a friend. I pray you pick me! Thanks!

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  277. SHEILA GWALTNEY

    Boy, I needed this today…such encouragement to put my name in those Bible verses. I start marriage counseling this afternoon so this came at such a good time. I love this idea for birthday presents for my co-workers….something they can look at each day before starting our very stressful job. Thanks!

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  278. jill hoke

    I would love to do this for my daughters Elin and Anna

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  279. Karen

    Thank you for today’s encouragement. It spoke directly into a situation in my life.

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  280. Barbara

    Thank you for this great idea. I heard you on Focus on the Family as I was getting ready for work this morning. When they announced your name, my husband and I both said, “She’s from Matthew’s”! We consider you our ‘neighbor’ as we also live in Matthews. Your broadcast will be continued tomorrow, and we are looking forward to listening! (PS – I’m purchasing your book, ‘Unglued’, for a friend. Does it available in an audio version?)

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  281. Samantha

    What a wonderful, heartfelt gift. I have 2 wonderful Christian friends whom I have been through so much together with over the last 20+ years. We have lost parents, friends, and one even lost her precious 17 year old daughter. We have shared laughter and tears and yoga attempts!! I’m always looking for ways to express my love and gratefulness for them. This would be perfect!!! Thank you!!

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  282. Kelly Minor

    I was actually blessed with the crafty gene and I can’t wait to do this one for my friends. It’s brilliant and looks pretty easy. Thank you so much for the wonderful idea! I saw you speak at First Christian Church in Kernersville, NC a month ago and I think you are so fantastic! Thank you.

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  283. Jenna

    Love this. Want to make 1 for my Mother

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  284. Johnna

    Dear Lysa,
    This post comes at the perfect time for me. I found out yesterday that a friend is going through some struggles and could use this.

    Thank you

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  285. Marcia Saunders

    I did this for my daughter when she moved to her own place. I think it is a splendid idea. I would, or should, send one to my niece Audra who is 18 and just had surgery for liver cancer. The family is strong in their Faith but this would be a cool idea. Thank you!

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  286. Kathy

    What a wonderful idea! Thank you for offering this.

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  287. Josette

    Good morning, this is a blessing to have and so truthful about needing daily reminders. Sometimes I want to read a scripture but dont know where to begin. I would love to have something like the daily reminder box. Great message!!

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  288. Melissa

    Beautiful idea, Lysa! And I LOVE that they can be personalized. Thinking about who I can make these for this weekend

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  289. Ali

    I absolutely love this! – Ali

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  290. Heidi

    What a wonderful gift Lysa!! My friends and I are doing your bible study, Becoming more than a good bible study girl. This would be a wonderful gift to share with my group.

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  291. Ellen Sarvis

    I, too, am craft challenged and non-baking by nature….so this comes as a wonderful idea. I am currently in deep conversation with Father God regarding my son and his fiance dealing with deep hurts from childhood. Perfect idea! Thank you! would love to win your gift…as would every woman on your blog 🙂 Carried by Christ! God bless you for all you do!

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  292. Melissa

    What a great idea. I am going to put one of these together for my Compassion sponsor child so she will have a daily reminder of God’s love for her!

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  293. Michelle

    Lisa,
    I love this idea. I am also “craft challenged”, but this is something I can definately do. Thanks for the idea, I have so many people that I can make these for.

    Michelle

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  294. Jennifer Gragg

    I would LOVE one of these scipture boxes. What a great idea!

    Jennifer Gragg

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  295. Alecia Litton

    I LOVE THIS IDEA! And would love to share this with my sister!!! Even if I am not picked I’m going to download the scriptures and make her a box for Easter. She had been so fundamental in my walk with The Lord……

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  296. Connie Alexander

    Lysa!

    This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing these verses. I can use these verses in several ways! I have recently moved out of state and miss my friends immensely! I plan to send these verses to each one of them.

    When our girls went to church camp, I would hide little notes throughout their suitcase, stuffed in pockets of their clothes, wrapped around their hair brush, in their Bible and notebook, etc. Some of the notes were Bible verses, but not enough! I will also use these verses you shared with us when the girls go away to camp and even in their lunch boxes! In fact, Lisa our oldest daughter, is going to Mexico on a Missions Trip next month! I’ll use your scripture notes in her suitcase!

    Thanks Lysa! I love your blog! You are so inspiring!

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  297. Sue

    The personalized scriptures are a wonderful idea!! thanks for sharing!

    Your non-crafty sister in Christ 🙂

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  298. Ginger

    Lysa, I LOVE this idea and plan on doing it for some of my sweet sisters. Actually I think there are a lot of women I want to do this for.
    I would love to have it myself too. Thank you for sharing, and for your daily inspirations.
    Ginger

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  299. Karen

    Great gift idea. You blog is uplifting and encouraging to me. I look forward to reading each post. God bless you and your family.

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  300. Lisa Haines

    Thanks Lysa for the idea of the scripture box. I will keep my eyes out for a cute hinged box.

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  301. Stacey

    what a great idea! thank you for sharing it 🙂

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  302. Kathy M

    Love the idea to give to someone, right now I need to do this for myself. It has been a long road out of the dry barren land for me, so this was just something added to what I am doing to drink from the Living Water. Thanks Lysa

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  303. Debbie

    Turning 56 tomorrow. Raised a daughter on my own; she’s now married. I’m single. Feeling alone as I enter another year hoping for that special someone. Your daily devotion inspired me to remember that I am loved by Christ, and even though I know that; seeing it in a scripture, brought tears to my eyes. Maybe I’m like most woman when a birthday is approaching. I thought I’d be settled down by now. I thought I’d be married by 40. Where does the time go? I know marriage has its ups and downs. I’ve been there. However, being single has its ups and downs too. It must be the birthday thing coming up. Thank you for your daily devotion. It was what I needed. God bless.

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  304. Carrie

    I love this idea. I will definitely remember this as a special gift for a friend. Thank you!

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  305. Allison Hester

    What an amazing idea to keep us mindful of the depth of God’s love for us. I love it.

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  306. Sarah Dunford

    Thanks so much for sharing this! What a great idea! This came at the perfect time as I have been searching for encouraging verses to send to my son who is in basic training for the air force right now.

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  307. Maxine Chavez

    I have been praying for a friend who is very dear to God’s heart and mine. She is going through a very dark time time right now and this gift personalized from God’s heart to her’s would be such an encouragement.
    Thank you for touching hearts.

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  308. Veronica

    OMG! I would love to give this little box to my 20 year old granddaughter. Every morning I text her a scripture she is a new believer.

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  309. Kelly Willie

    Love the idea, and I’d love to win!!!!

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  310. Joni

    I have a friend, Trina, who is going through a tough time right now and this would be perfect for her. Thanks!

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  311. Karen

    Thank you so much for this wonderful idea! I plan to put the idea to use today.

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  312. Julie

    Thank you Lysa! What a wonderful, personal, gift to give – or receive!

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  313. Tammy

    What a great idea Lysa! Thanks for sharing!!

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  314. TAMMY

    This is a great gift idea. I have a special friend that I will share this with.
    Thanks.

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  315. KCJ

    Thank you for this beautiful & precious gift idea!! <3 I can't wait to start typing out these specific scriptures for my children and a friend who's son is going into the Navy. Also I'll be visiting our local thrift store soon and start looking for charming little boxes 🙂 God's Word is our Daily Bread – the PERFECT GIFT!! Praise Him!

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  316. Jennifer

    My sweet friend, Kari, is the perfect person to get a set of these. Her young family has a great testimony about the recent birth of their son with spina bifida, and she sure has learned what a difference leaning on Scripture makes. Plus, with four kids now, she has little time to read anything longer than a quick slip of paper! If she doesn’t win this, I may have to make time to do one myself. Thanks!

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  317. Susan Moore

    Lysa: many times in my frustration, I get these blogs popped to my ebox. I read them right before I get on with my day and then forward to some special people at work (those in a prayer group we have been lucky to have at lunch time). Your blogs are encouring and inspiring. With all the computer security today, my hope is to never lose your blog. Thanks again
    Susan

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  318. Cindy Adams

    I love this idea. What a smart, loving way to minister to our friends. Wish I had thougth of it!

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  319. Kelly

    My friend, Sue, is going thru the after effects of her husband cheating on her, with a former close friend and now the after effects of a divorce. I would love to give one of these to her. She now is trying to pay all the bills and stay in the house she has. I feel so bad and try to encourage her all I can. I think this would be the perfect thing! If I don’t win, maybe I’ll try and make her one. What an awesome idea! Love it! Thanks Lysa.

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  320. Lorie

    I love this idea! Thank you for sharing. This may be on my to do list this weekend to make for a couple of friends. 🙂

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  321. Lori

    My Mother lives alone (she will be 90 this year) and this would be a great daily reminder for her that she is NOT alone! Her name is Lupe.
    Thank You!

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  322. Kelly

    WOW! I have a friend that has been needing some encouragement and this would be perfect for her!

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  323. Heather

    What a lovely idea! I have committed to a project this year. The 2013 Create it/pay it forward project. I am an artist, jewelry designer, and mother. I have chosen several people in my life, whom I will purchase or hand make a special gift for. I will mail the gifts on no specific date of the year, just when the time feels right. Who wouldn’t love to receive a surprise package filled with goodies in the mail?
    The scripture box would be a wonderful addition to each person that I have chosen 🙂
    Thank you for sharing!!!!!

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  324. Michelle D

    Hi Lysa
    What a wonderful idea. I know a friend I would share it with.

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  325. Kathy

    Love this idea. So many people need affirmation today. Scripture affirmation is what is needed instead of mantras. I would love to have the personalized box with the name of Beverly on it.
    Thanks!

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  326. Kim

    What a neat idea! So cool. Have a great day. I have some friends I might do this for when their birthday comes around or teachers.
    Kim

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  327. Connie Krueger

    One of the sweet ladies in my Sunday School class (all ladies class) did this for our class for Valentine’s Day this year. She found cute little boxes at Target and filled them with verses for each of us. Such a neat idea! 🙂 I am making one for each of my sister-in-laws, too! Thank you for providing the verses, makes this project so much easier. You are awesome Lysa! God bless you 🙂

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  328. Mary

    What a great idea! I can’t imagine that whoever was to receive such a heartwarming gift would not be awed and grateful.

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  329. Brenda R.

    I LOVE this idea, it brought me to tears. If people only realized how much things like this mean we would stop buying expensive gifts! I’m going to make one today! (Hope I can track down a pretty glass box!!)

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  330. Joey Reynolds

    What a great idea and daily reminder! I would love this gift for my friend Hillary 🙂 or selfishly myself 🙂

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  331. Catherine

    Thanks Lysa! As soon as I read this I printed off two for some sweet sisters!

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  332. Laura Barbour

    I would love this for my daughter, Jane Gray.

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  333. Lisa

    This is an amazing idea. I can’t wait to make them for friends.
    But I’d love to win one for me!

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  334. nina

    I really like this craft idea and will use it! Thank you for blessing me with the 10 Scriptures printed. May God bless your socks off for obeying Him!

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  335. Julie Ware

    This is a beautiful idea for me to give to my friend Marsha who is going through a really rough time. Thank you Lysa.

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  336. SHG

    This is such a good idea … for my daughters, or myself or my mom!! Yay! ♥ <

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  337. Chris

    I simple love this idea. 🙂 Thank you.

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  338. Mama Bear

    A friend did this for me for Christmas. I have loved it. I did something similar for my two girls on Valentine’s Day. I filled two small baskets with pretty paper hearts that were written on. They took out each slip of paper and carefully read each word. It was precious.

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  339. Amy

    love this! thank you for the idea! i have a friend who could really use this right now…me too. 🙂

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  340. Leigh-Anna

    Hi Lysa, this is such a wonderful tool to help us who are going through a difficult circumstances endure and perservere in it. I have a wonderful friend named Sara, who is having a difficult time adapting with the sudden change in their home. Her husband’s grandmother went to be with the Lord and before she passed on, she gave Sara and her Husband custody of her grandchildren (who are 10 and 12). Many problems have arised and she is really struggling to stand strong.

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  341. Katy

    I’ve been going through such a rough situation for the past few months. The encouragement of God’s word is what I truly am holding onto. I would love this
    gift as a reminder of how loving our God is.
    Blessings!

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  342. val

    I think it will be easy to personalize another 31 scriptures after I look at your 31 samples. I can think of three women already that could use the encouragement.

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  343. Tammy

    I just LOVE this idea!! Thanks so much for sharing this, I can’t wait to make some for family and friends. 🙂

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  344. Julie

    Love this idea, I can think of several friends I would love to give this to 🙂

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  345. Beverly

    Thank you for sharing! I really need one of these right now!

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  346. Sondra H.

    I think we all know someone who could use the reminders of God’s truths! I know a Mom of 4 kids with stage 4 cancer who could use all the encouragement she can get. Most of us have a friend like her unfortunately. But if God put’s it on your heart for me to win the box for her, I’m sure that this strong Christian woman would greatly appreciate this beautiful reminder of God’s word to make her days a little easier. Thank you for your generous heart Lysa!

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    • Kristin

      I think this is awesome, I’m a new mommy to a two week old precious boy. This is right on time to what I need.

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    • Sylvia Chunn

      I am praying God’s blessings and his peace on your friend and her family.

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  347. Jennifer Chronister

    This is a wonderful idea. There are many people I know that could benefit from this. Thank you for the idea.

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  348. jac

    Wonderful and insperational on a day like this when I needed it.

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  349. Mary

    What a beautiful idea and gift. I would love to make this for several girlfriends I know that are currently going through so many difficult times, Janell, Jenny, Donna and I’d love one for myself. What a wonderful way to make someone feel special and to know that our Lord Jesus loves them so much by sharing His word and promisis through this scripture box. This is also something that you can add to for years to come once the gift is given. Continue to create slips with scripture throughout the year and place into the box. Lovely gift.

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  350. Jada Huff

    What an awesome idea to affirm and CONFIRM who we are in Christ alone. Other opinions, though they may matter (somewhat) should not be our PINK SHIRT DEFINING MOMENT! Thanks, Lysa!!!

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  351. Sherry

    What a wonderful idea and way to be reminded (when we need it!) of the Love, Peace, Goodness, Hope and pure Joy our Savior so graciously affords us each and every day! I can’t wait to make these for my friends – I’m going to add special verses for each of them depending on their needs in this season of their life! Thank you for making this available for us!!! God Bless You!

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  352. Kathy

    Lysa! I love this! My mind filled up with the women I know who could use this. I send out the devotions I get every day from P31 to a number of women I mentor or who are going through things. Sometimes I just share the devotions with my friends because they speak into my heart. It’s a way of staying connected to the people I love, sharing a little piece of me and my struggles and victories with them in a world so busy that sometimes we don’t get together often enough. This is absolutely precious. And, since I am a non-crafting, non-baking woman with no small children — this fits for me perfectly. I am a writer and often send written prayers or words of encouragement to people I know and love, but it’s never wrapped up in anything pretty! (I am a print journalist by education and past experience and newspaper is never pretty. Blessings!

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  353. Tina Hilliard

    I know exactly who I am going to make and give this gift to! Thank you Lysa for sharing your gift.

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  354. Jennifer Davidson

    This is an amazing idea! I can think of quite a few friends who could use this right now including a dear Christian lady who is battling pancreatic cancer. Thanks for the encouragement that you give every day to all of us.

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  355. Claire

    Wow, what a treasure! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful idea with us. That is such a priceless gift that anyone would be blessed to receive.

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  356. Ellen

    Gosh Lysa! What a wonderful thing to share! I too am “Craft Challenged”, but I’m pretty sure I can manage this one. Two of my best friends and I plan to attend the Women of Faith conference in Syracuse, NY (we are excited to see you there!). I think this idea will make a perfect gift for my friends to commemorate the day!

    Thank you for all you do.

    Blessings~ Ellen

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  357. Amanda

    Lysa,

    I so relate to your crafty issues! I am dangerous with a glue gun! But this box is simple, yet beautiful, mostly because it holds the Word. I know so many wonderful people in my life who would be inspired and touched by such a gift, but the person that comes to mind most is a little 9 year old girl named Samantha who is awaiting a heart transplant at Duke. Please be in prayer for her and her family!

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  358. Carol Thompson

    I have a friend who suffers from anxiety and gets very negative. I would love to present her with these. She says she knows God, but she did not seem willing to turn it all over to Him.

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  359. Libbie Kucel

    Lysa,
    You’re amazing. And QUITE the blessing to me, and consequently, to my friends. You see, God has placed me in the lives of a few specific women, to encourage and support them. Though I’ve asked the Lord if He has a “big dream” for me to pursue, He’s clearly conveyed that I am to live every moment, looking for ways/opportunities to serve Him. (I’m good with that.)
    Regarding the Scripture Boxes…I’d love to bless one of my friends with it. It’s an awesome idea.
    Lastly, I want to thank you for the encouragement you are to me. We are very similar in many ways, so what blesses/encourages you, does me, as well. If the only thing I ever learned from you was, “imperfect progress,” I’d be happy. I am a wife (28 years this Saturday!), mother of 5 (all boys!), co-owner of a business, sister, daughter, friend, ministry worker, runner, etc, etc, etc, so, if it weren’t for imperfect progress, I’d make no progress at all!
    Thank you again, and may our God continue to use you for His Glory!!

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  360. Judid

    I can think of few gifts that trully remind us of our Father’s love for us especially in His own words! Most of us struggle daily with remembering we are loved and precious to God. What a powerful but small way to keep this ever before our eyes and tucked into our hearts!! Thankyou for this great idea and offer.

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  361. Kathy

    I would love this for a gift for a dear friend. She has given me so much and gives so much to everyone around her! She leads the church’s AWANAS program and gives her heart and soul to help those children including mine to learn their verses and walk closely with God. It would be such a nice way to remind her everyday of the special gifts she is giving these children,

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  362. Tina Hilliard

    I don’t get the email of your blog I read it through Blogger, but I can’t find the link for the 31 verses….can you help me find them?

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  363. Donna G

    I have often been called a “little Barnabas” because of my gift of encouragement, so I LOVE this idea. I am not a crafty person either so I can handle this. Thanks for sharing!

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  364. Rosemarie

    This is truly an Awesome idea..I will be doing several of these…to help friends with their journey as well as my own. Thank you

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  365. Carol

    What a wonderful gift. My dear friend Sharon would be very uplifted by them.

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  366. Renee

    Lysa, this is such a sweet and meaningful idea and gift. I am starting on my Christmas List early! I am already so excited about the gift I’ll be giving. And what an honor it would be if my name was chosen to receive my own personal box! Love proverbs31. Thank you and your staff for your faithfullness.

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  367. Kasey

    I would like to have one for Johnie. He’s my cousin and my neighbor. For the last 13 years, he has taken care of his mother. He quit his job, long before retirement age, to take care of her. He never asked for respite. He never took a day off. He didn’t even have a car, so the most he got out was a walk here and there. His mother died last Friday. I just don’t know how he’s going to fill his days, and I’m sure he could use some encouragement.

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    • Katie S.

      I am praying for God to fill Johnie’s days and bring peace and comfort to his heart.

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  368. Kim

    Hi Lysa! What a wonderful idea to wake up to this morning especially after receiving the news last evening that my friend’s (Kelly) husband lost his six year battle with brain cancer. I have been circling her and their three young children in prayer this morning as they prepare for his burial. Mid-30’s is too young to go. She is going to need encouragement and comfort over the next several weeks, months that can only come from Him. I love this idea for her.

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  369. Jill Price

    This is such a wonderful thing to do for us! God has been working on me lately in this very area. Thank you for sharing and Thank you for serving the Lord. I keep a journal of the things that bring me Joy and you are on it often! God Bless you

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  370. Fay

    Thank you, Lysa, for this great encouragement. I’ve printed off four sets to give out to people who are really struggling with some health issues at this time. Just need to find some cute boxes to put them in. And what was really nice was the ability to change the name and also the size of the font. One of the people has poor eyesight so I was able to enlarge the font to a size that will be more readable. Thank you for the ministry you have encouraging so many!

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  371. Trudy

    What a great idea for a gift….personal and a blessing to a friend!

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  372. angie

    I would like the scripture box for my friend Kristin who is in need of the light and love of God.
    thank you!

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  373. Lyn Griffioen

    What a neat idea! I have many friends going through a really tough time right now, and each one could use a gift like this! Of course, it wouldn’t break my heart to get it, either! 🙂

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  374. Cindy

    I absolutely love this. I am constantly looking for ways to be an encourager to my friends. We all need a little encouragement and this is so simple but has so much LIFE in it.

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  375. Teresa Allsbrook

    Friends are “Jesus with arms for hugs”, smiles to remind us that we are loved, and “love notes from our Father-in the flesh”. I am blessed to have friends that are these things for me! We should strive daily to shower our friends and friends-yet-to-be with the reminders of God’s love for each of us, not only for salvation or obligation, but because we are grateful and filled with His love. Love the idea of the personalized scripture boxes! So perfect for sharing or reminding ourselves of God’s often incomprehensible love for each of us! Hope your day is fabulous!

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  376. Michelle Owings

    Love this idea because I, too, am craft and baking challenged.

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  377. Cathy

    Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!! I’ve needed for something along these lines for a long time now. What a wonderful blessing for me to share with friends!

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  378. Jean

    I read your idea on your blog but I am unable to find the link to the 31 ideas. I would love to have them so that I could share the box with many of my friends in my Random Act of
    Kindness group.

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  379. Marilyn in East Texas

    Lysa, I was sitting here reading your blog and wondering why you chose the number of verses to be 31 -and then I realized Proverbs 31 ministries-duh! I really need more coffee this morning-and these verses!!

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  380. Tasha

    Thank you so much for this Lysa! This is a wonderful idea and I know my friends will LOVE this gift!!!!

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  381. Sandy

    Thank you for an amazing gift idea. I’ve already printed off 4 sets for friends who need encouragement from events in their life ranging from death to divorce. I’ve saved the scriptures so I always have them ready to help my friends in the future. A friend suggested I subscribe to your blog after she heard you speak in Kentucky earlier this year. Thank you for all of the encouragment you have given. I will pray that God will always bless your ministry.

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  382. Melanie Marie

    Thanks! so much for this Idea! I was sitting at home all alone, feeling left out because some friends of mine were going for breakfast and they did not ask me to go. Your ” home all alone” blog for today was just what I needed. I now know of others that could use the sameencouragement! I love the Hope inside the little love notes from God. And this is so simple I can do it!

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  383. Juli

    What an awesome idea! Thank you!

    Julianna Daniels

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  384. Alicia Polk

    Hey Lysa, its always a treasure to read your blog and emails daily.

    My best and only true Christian friend, Mara, deserves one of these boxes. Her confidence in the Lord through challenging times is remarkable. Her love and devotion and her inability to tell a lie are revering.

    Choose her 🙂

    Love and blessings,
    Alicia

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  385. lisa scott

    I love this!!!!!! Pick me! 🙂 <3

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  386. Amanda R

    What a great idea! This is a gift that gives all year long!

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  387. robin baumchen

    Thank you for your shared words of wisdom. Its liked you lived my childhood with me.

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  388. Jean

    Oh my world! What an awesome idea! Thanks so MUCH for sharing! This couldn’t have come at a better time! Just what The Dr ordered, Dr Jesus that is! I just had foot surgery a week and a half ago. I’ve been all down and discouraged. Now I know better, but allowed the ole devil to sneak in and feed me doubt! Thanks for the gentle reminder that God IS in control and I need only to trust His promises and feed on His Word!

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  389. Sheila Kauffman

    Lysa, I am at a place that would benefit greatly from this. I also, would like to pass it on to a dear friend. Thanks for the verses & idea!

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  390. Holly

    This is such a comfort for me today as I am struggling with a very stressful atmosphere at work. I needed to be reminded to not tag my whole identity to the minutia here at work. Thank you so much!

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  391. Amber F.

    This is an AMAZING idea! I’m going to make one for EVERY woman I know! There is so much chaos and grief in this world. So many women struggling every day, but our Lord knew I needed this encouragement today too. Battling the loss of my Dad last September and the revelation of my husband’s affair less than a month later, getting out of bed everyday is a struggle much less having the energy and spirit to encourage others. Yet, nearly every day another woman tells me that she has been inspired by my strength and courage. I simply remind her that it’s not my strength that gets me through, it’s my Lord’s.

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  392. Anita L

    What an awesome idea!!! I already know several ladies that could use this (myself included)!! Each of us needs to be reminded daily that we are special and are covered by a love that is endless.

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  393. Katie S.

    What a great idea! Perfect for my ladies Bible Study.

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  394. Polly Schneider

    I know my daughter would benefit from the scripture cards boxes. She struggles sometimes with her worth as God’s child and I don’t know how to help her. Thanks for this giveaway. Her name is Carolyn.

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  395. Beth

    Lysa,
    I love your idea. I would love for my friend at church, who is a new believer to receive one of these boxes. She is so hungry for God’s Word and her learning curve is amazing right now. It’s exciting to see her enthusiasm as she grows in Christ! Would love to pass this along to her! 🙂

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  396. Shannon Shearer

    This is a wonderful gift. I have two small stone shaped decorative boxes with verses on them that I have kept thinking… I will do something with these someday… my idea at first was a place for my kids to put their prayer requests, but I love this idea more!!! I am going to do this for each of their birthdays! Thanks so much for the wonderful idea!

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  397. Connie

    Lysa, thank you for your generosity! What a great idea! I plan to give a few of these away myself…for where your treasure is there will your heart be also…what a treasure box!!! One of the young ladies I mentor is having some real struggles right now and this couldn’t be more timely for her. Thanks SO much!!!

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  398. Terri

    Hi Lysa,
    I minister to Seniors at my church and a nursing home and am always trying to think of gifts to give them. I think this is an excellent idea. I have a small collection of “encouraging aging” scripture verses plus other encouraging verses, that would go well into one of these boxes. Thanks for the idea,
    God Bless,
    Terri

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  399. Kathy

    Thank you so much for sharing this. I was searching for something encouraging I could do for my staff. What a blessed idea!

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  400. Shellie

    LOVE the love of this gift idea. We all need more of this in our lives no matter where we are in our journey with the Lord! Thanks for sharing. Your blogs, emails etc are uplifting.

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  401. Marjorie Howard

    Lysa,
    I am going thru a “valley” in my life that I feel will never end. Up until this point – I have always been a strong believer and worked to encourage, uplift and bring others closer to GOD, but I’ve run out of steam.

    The past 2 years have seen being laid off my job and being unemployed for almost a year,. I lost my apartment and had to move from IL back to GA (not where I wanted to be – but close to family. My father passed away on Christmas Eve, my favorite great-uncle passed away less than a year later and one of my younger sisters has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. as I watch her health deteriorate – I am struggling and if not for GOD and my knowledge that HE is still present- I wouldn’t be here now. I need a Scripture Box! Very badly.

    Thank you from a sister in Christ.
    Marjorie

    Marjorie

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  402. Rebecca Jenks

    Thank you so much for these verses. I have been having a rough year and would so love the encouragment these verses would bring. May God bless you today, in every way.

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  403. Mona

    My daughter Rebecca Huston – a freshman in college sure needs this. If we don’t win one – I think I will try to make one.

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  404. Missy Cross

    Wow, this is such a great idea! I love it and will try to make them. Can’t wait to give one away! 🙂 Thanks so much for the info.

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  405. Janet G

    Thank you, Lysa. I needed some encouragement this morning. It was a great gift to see this idea. I will use it for me and share it with my friends.

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  406. Lucretia Talley

    Thank you for your ministry. I love everything & know that my daughter could really use all the encouragement she can get. 8 months into her marriage & now her husband says he doesn’t believe in God! Her world is upside down. But I also know that this is a growing time for her. Thank you again for your encouragement.

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  407. Lauren

    I would love one for my daughter, Lynnzey. She is a tween in elementary school, just beginning to go through the toughness of being included and excluded in activities with girls at school. She knows scripture and we go to church; however, I know Satan fights her with thoughts of not being valuable. This is a great idea to do for anyone, from a pastor to a child because Satan uses thoughts like these all the time! Thank you!

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  408. Julie

    Thanks for the great idea! This will be a blessing to so many.

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  409. Teri

    Lysa.. thanks for this GREAT idea!! I know one of my love languages is gifts & this is a PERFECT idea!! I have SO many people that come to mind that I want to do this for! I want you to know how blessed I am by you & Your ministry!! God has used your Bible Studies to bless a group of ladies & I from our church & we are SO thankful for you!

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  410. Melody Young

    I just have to say i totally relate to you’re devotional today. I was totally you. Never invited to parties. I carried that hurt and pain all throng my growing up years….wait at 35 I’m still growing, but i know now that what matters most is that God loves me, likes me, and I’m always invited to his house!

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  411. Linda Kay

    I love these. I think we all know someone that can use these reminders. Thanks you so much!
    Linda Kay

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  412. April

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this idea!!! Doesn’t take a special talent to make, just typing and the use of scissors (that could possibly turn out bad I guess). Thanks for sharing and be assured this idea will be used lots! Already have names popping in my head on who I will make this for, now I just need to take the time to stop and do it.

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  413. Tara Meyer

    This is a great idea and I have a friend that is in great need of this. She recently ended a long term relationship with her boyfriend and is having a hard time. I’d love to give these to her.

    Thank you!

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  414. Theresa

    CHRISTY
    Thank you Lysa! I want to make one of these for my sister, Christy! She has as 18-year-old autistic son who doesn’t speak and is on the severe end of the spectrum. At one point he was kicking and punching holes in their drywall. Her husband couldn’t keep up with the patching, so Christy started writing out Bible verses and taping them over the holes! She is an amazing Christian woman, and she inspires me every day!

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  415. Jo Beverly Fain

    I needed this today. Even though we have since reconciled, I have carried a DEEP hurt in my hurt from unkind word of a precious friend. I am grateful for our reconciliation.! But I still hear the words that she said to me that day. I would love to have the box and scriptures to give to her as apart of my willingness to forgive and thentryto forget. I will be moving to a Newtown soon and want to give her something meaningful that she can enjoy on a daily basis. Thank you for the devotional today….brought back many memories!

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  416. Christine

    Thank you so much, Lysa! I kid you not, I just prayed last night for an awesome and unique gift to give for our final Secret Sister exchange, and there was your email this morning! God is so awesome and personal- what a kind and giving Father. Thank you again!!!

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  417. Kathie

    I like this very much! I have someone in mind to receive such a gift — pick me!! 🙂

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  418. Rubi

    What a great idea! Thank you for sharing Lysa. Such a simple gift, yet has no much meaning. I can already think of a few people I will be doing this for. 😀

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  419. Sylvia Chunn

    This is a really wonderful idea, I’m already planning to make some for some friends of mine. Thanks for the inspirational thought and the wonderful idea, it’s a great way to brighten someone’s day without words, even if you aren’t fully aware of their situation. I can see how God can work through these promises to encourage and lift up others. Thanks so much for this idea.

    p.s. I’d love the box!

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  420. Sharon

    I’m currently leading a women’s small group right now based on where we look to find our value. I love this idea and plan to make some boxes very soon for these special ladies in my life…Thank you so much!

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  421. Karen

    What a great gift idea! This is something that gives encouragement through difficult times and any “normal” day. Awesome way to let someone know how loved they are by God and as a friiend.

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  422. Grace Tutt

    Lysa, I was so moved by your devotional this morning. I could not help but think about my youngest daughter as I was reading. She struggles with acceptance and because of choices she has made right now she is far away from the Lord and feels very unworthy of his love. I’m going to make her a scripture box full of verses of His love for her. I am blessed by the ministry of Proverbs 31 every time I open my inbox and read the devotionals prepared by you or one of the other dear sisters in Christ. God bless you.

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  423. Lori

    I love this, what a beautiful and special gift to give someone. I can think of 2 people right off the bat I would love to give this to – my friend Mary who is going through a really difficult time with one of her children and my daughter Emma. I can’t wait to share this with someone!

    As always – thank you for sharing Lysa! 🙂

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  424. Stephanie

    Just lost my brother last Wednesday and my heart hurts so…would love some reinforcement scriptures….

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  425. Sandra

    I LOVE IT! Lisa you’re the best! I am so honored to have this relationship with you. I want to use this idea not only with friends, family, but to my clients. A little unexpected treasure for them to find. Thank You!
    Love & Prayers

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  426. Sharon Burkes

    How awesome I would like one for myself. I think we all need to be reminded daily….

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  427. Amy

    This is a great idea for the friends I love and I can afford it on a tight budget. Thank you!

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  428. Deb

    This is a wonderful idea! I have been struggling for awhile, and my daughter’s godmother is battling cancer (God bless her, she is an amazing example of selflessness, courage, strength and faith as are her husband and 4 children). I am not “craftsy” or creative and I thank you for such a beautiful way to share words of God’s unfailing love. It would be exciting to win this, to have a hands-on model that, hopefully I could duplicate and share with others. Once I have some energy & focus back, the possible recipients are nearly endless! (Would even be a great project for our youth, especially our middle school girls who are studying the book, “Wonderfully Made; Becoming Who You Are in Christ”. Oh, thank you! Lysa, I am grateful for your generous heart, the messages you share, and the way God speaks through you and the other wonderful people at Proverbs 31 Ministeries. God Bless.

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  429. JoAnna

    Hey Lysa, God Bless you on your daily walk today. Your such an inspiration to me. Hope God heals your ear injury soon. God bless 😀

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  430. Melanie

    What a great idea!! It encouraged me just reading through the verses and I can’t wait to download them and share as a gift to my friends. My budget is very tight so this is a great way to show them I love them and am praying for them.

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  431. Laura Chancery

    This is a great idea. My daughter has a youth class that she is meeting with. This is a great idea for the girls to give out to some of our older ladies that may have lost their husband, or just need to know God and others love them. This could lift their spirits when they read them and know that our girls cared enough to share these scriptures with them because of God’s love. Thanks for sharing.

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  432. Jennifer

    Besides myself, I know 2 people that would be so grateful for this! Thanks for posting!

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  433. Stephanie

    Thank you, Lysa! A perfect gift for SO many people. My head is full of ideas for whom I can share this with. A very doable project for those with limited creativity and time 🙂 Thanks for your inspiration and encouragement!

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  434. Tonya

    High School who is daily searching for strength and wisdom from God’s Word!

    Pick ME 🙂

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  435. Tina

    I think this is a fabulous idea! I will definitely be doing something like this for a few people I know.

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  436. Karla

    I made something very similar to this for some friends for Christmas who are also on the Christian Ed committee with me at church. I never did make one for myself though. Guess that goes to being a mom and taking care of others before myself. This is a good reminder that I need to do something special for me too. I’d be awesome to get this, but if I don’t I need to get on the ball and make some for me. 🙂

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  437. Bonnie

    What a great idea – especially the suggestion to personalize the verses!

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  438. Rachael

    What a wonderful idea! I can think of many women that would be blessed to receive this! Thank you for the idea!

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  439. Jimi

    What an inspiring idea. My cooking isn’t my gift but when someone needs a spiritual “pick me up” how perfect is this!
    My husband could use one on his desk at work and I’m going to make one for my desk at school!
    Thank you!

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  440. Rachael

    What a wonderful idea! I can think of many women that would be blessed to receive this! Thank you for the idea.

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  441. S. Bryant

    Lysa,
    What a wonderful idea – personalized encouragement! I have a friend who could use a daily reminder of God’s love and purpose for her as she has just moved out of state away from her family, friends, church, job, etc. Now she is faced with new house, new church, new school for her two children, new job (hopefully) and taking care of her husband who is undergoing radiation and chemo for the next month or so.
    I will have to send her one either way….thanks for sharing.

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  442. Eternity

    Hi Lysa. This is such a great idea. I did something like this for my husband before the birth of our first baby. I wrote small “thank you”s on little strips of paper to remind him of how much I appreciate him, so that he could read these after our baby was born. Everyone knows that mommy’s get so busy that sometimes daddy’s feel left out after a new baby. I love this idea you have! I would love to win!!! Thank you and god bless you for being real, and committed!!!

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  443. Joy

    This is a great idea! I am going to make one for my mom. She’s been going through a rough time after being laid off a few months ago. She is working hard on trusting God each day, so this would be a great encouragement to her!

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  444. Eternity

    ooops – forgot to leave my name – Tonya.

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  445. Janet

    Love this idea. I have several people I know would love this! Thank you!

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  446. Jill A.

    This would be perfect for my friend Cindy (whose birthday is riiiiiight around the corner!). She is my soul-sister, she’s the one person I can go deep into the Bible with, and she’s always up for a thrift store adventure! I love her sweet self and would love to gift her with this.

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  447. Susan

    My daughter turns 18 on Monday and I can’t think of a better gift! How awesome for her to take to college with her in the fall!

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  448. Tamara Garrett

    I would love to have one, not for myself, but for my Father in law a dear sweet man of God that has been very sick and in the hospital. Today they are talking about putting him in a home until he can get stronger to come home. He keeps saying, ” I don’t know why I’m going through all of this, or why God is putting me through this.” He is almost 80 and he has always been a strong man that loves God with all his heart and soul. To see him like this breaks our hearts. So if I were to win, it would go right to my father inlaw’s room.
    Tammy Garrett

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  449. Dana

    I so need some scripture word right now.

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  450. Beth Ellsworth

    Great inspirational idea. Simple but so powerful because it focuses on the Word of God and points us to the Word. Thank you for sharing this idea!

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  451. Christine

    What a great idea. I can think of a co-worker who would love this gift.

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  452. Tina tobey

    Lysa
    This is an awesome idea. Thank you for proverbs 31 ministries. It is the first email me and my husband read every morning! Praise God!
    Tina

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  453. Susan Gatlin

    I have a friend who is separated from her husband right now. I would love to give her this scripture box.

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  454. brenda

    a friend gave me a box years ago with inspiring quotes, etc. what a treasure. her name was linda. great gift idea

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  455. Jodie

    This is such a great gift idea. I need to make myself one…..I could use the daily reminders. Thanks!

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  456. Melanie

    What a great idea!

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  457. Susan M

    I just finished making a blessings box for my mother and mother-in-law. Thank you for sharing the idea and the scriptures! It is such a great way to personalize a gift and really says I love you!

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  458. Kristen

    This is such a terrific idea. I know I would greatly benefit from this. It would be exciting to grab one each day at my office before I begin my daily work routine. I am going to use this idea for gifts. THANKS!

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  459. Mary

    Lysa,
    I just happened upon your blog and was so thrilled! Divine intervention for sure and so needed. I have recently gone thru a divorce after over 30 years of marriage and I find myself in a very challenging place. The verses lifted me up at a time when it is sooo needed. Thank you so much!

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  460. Trish Hendrix

    What a beautiful idea! I printed off the verses and can’t wait to get started bringing a blessing to someone else. I know so many who are in need of encouragement. Thank you Lysa, your blog is a blessing to me daily!
    I love the box in the picture, is it available for purchase anywhere?

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  461. Shala Morgan

    I would LOVE to have one of these for my friend Barb who is going through a really rough time right now! It would make all the difference in the world to her!

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  462. Sherri Chaffin

    Lysa,
    I have listened to you SO many times on KLOVE, but for some reason have never subscribed to your blog until today!! Thanks for the scripture box idea – this is great!! I have a daughter away at college, and one getting married, and I plan to do one for each of them!!

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  463. Kathy

    I really love this idea and plan to make some for the important people in my life. I’d love to have one for myself. I just might have to try this!

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  464. Sheryl

    What a wonderful spirit filled gift. I am lifted each and every day by the Proverbs 31 ministry and often share the day’s lesson with friends. I am going to get some boxes this weekend and start.

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  465. Connie Moore

    Lysa, first let me thank you for your incredible, encouraging devotionals. I am a pastor’s wife and I send them to the ladies of our church everyday and they so enjoy receiving them.

    Because it is impossible to buy all of them gifts,I try to find ways in which I can say “thank you” for all they do for my husband and I and the members of our church. They truly have “servants” hearts.

    The scripture box is the perfect answer! Thank you. I am going to begin preparing the verses and hope to find the perfect simple box for gift giving. Love & Blessings, Connie

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  466. Tara Mangrum

    I have a 16 year old very angry son right now that lives with his father. Our divorce was exceptionally hard on him, more than I realized apparently. He is doing very self destructive things right now, such as drinking alcohol and I’ve heard using drugs…breaks this mommas heart. I would love to have this scripture box to give to him, but if I don’t get this one I will try to make my own for him. Even if he doesn’t use it I will know its there for the time he needs it.

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  467. Sweet Tea Friend

    Hi Lysa,

    It has been awhile since I have left a note for you. I can’t really tell you how cool this would be to me right now…becasue like your previous post I feel I am stuck in a Black hole (with a few different things) and can’t get out. I need to find my way back to my daily time with Him. Thank you for always being honest and encouraging. Hugs, Linda

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  468. Lisa P

    I love this. The scriptures are so awesome personalized. They just wash over you in a way that makes them so real. Thanks for sharing your awesome idea.

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  469. Sandy

    I would love to give this to my daughter. She lets life circumstances get her down and I would love for her to have it and for me too!!!!

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  470. michelle

    I heard Lysa the first time today on Focus On The Family, I went right away to get the book on my nook. This is so what I need for my life, I do want to make progress in my life to stop exploding
    at my kids.

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  471. Renee Mahan

    Love this idea. I made one for my son at college, obviously not a “pretty” box, but one with Scripture to help him with college temptations and feelings of being overwhelmed. I could use one too!! Also, I am loving your book Unglued!! It is me all over, but God has used you and your book to begin a change in my attitude! He is calming my spirit when things don’t happen the way I want or expect!! Sometimes I even tell my husband, “I am not getting unglued over this.” Smile….he loves it too!! Thanks!

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  472. Karen Simpson

    Hi Lysa – My daughter is having a sleepover Friday night. (She is 13) I am going to share your devotional with her and ask if there may be anyone feeling left out. It is always important to remind our kids to think about how others feel. Your devotionals always address our needs as God’s daughters (and sons) May all blessings be yours,
    Karen

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  473. Lori Pardi

    Thank you for today’s blog. I enjoy finding ways to share scripture with my friends. This is a great way to do just that. I plan on making a few soon!

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  474. Dotti Harris

    Oh my word, what a great idea! This would make such a wonderful gift for so many! I would love to win this little box with scriptures and am thankful for what you’ve provided us today, Lysa! God bless your day. 🙂

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  475. Charlene Thomas

    I think that is a wonderful idea and will do it for my kids!

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  476. Anne Boerhave

    I absolutely love this idea! Thank you for sharing as I don’t feel very creative either, but love to give others gifts of encouragement! This truly encourages me where I am right now, struggling with neck pain and depression. Also loving your book, “Unglued”.! Thank you for all you do! You are an amazing, honest, caring, loving, transparent women!

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  477. Joy

    I love these and love this idea! I can think of a couple of friends that I would give these to.
    Thank you for this idea!

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  478. Allison

    Perfect! Thank you for sharing. I just spoke with a friend this morning about her job search and will do this for her!

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  479. Renie Mccanney

    Lysa.
    Thank you for shading this selfless gift but so powerful for others who receive it. My sister lost her husband right after we hot back from the Women Of Faith tour in Oct. in San Antonio last year . She is having a very hard time and I think this will be just what she needs go lift her spirits. Your blog makes my day and God bless you always Sister love, Renie

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  480. Jeff

    My daughter Sara would certainly be blessed by these! As senior in HS, she is struggling to find her place in life. She sees her friends moving on without her and her own future full of uncertainties. As a single Dad, I struggle with how to help her realize her calling in life… Your devotions found on Crosswalk have been my message to her so often. God is our strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble! Thanks!

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  481. Linda G

    Oh, I LOVE LOVE this!! I AM a crafty person and I absolutely cannot WAIT to make some sweet beautiful boxes (or maybe BASKETS!) to store these wonderful words of encouragement for someone so dear to me! And the “find/replace” option on the document is PERFECT! You have thought of everything! I know just who is getting the first box/basket full of encouragement. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful gift idea!

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  482. Yvonne Gwaltney

    Thanks, Lysa! Such a great idea. I am always writing scriptures on index cards and giving to friends when I know they are struggling. I plan to start making these special scripture boxes!

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  483. kim cornelison

    I agree we all have at least one person who could use this box of scripture. I have a friend that is going through a divorce and she of course is struggling with why , how and what do I do know. I would still love to know where to get these boxes and if they come in a bigger size.

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  484. LaV

    What an awesome idea – God’s word never gets old and I think this would be a wonderful “50th” B-day for one of my very dearest friends. Love!!!

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  485. Shelly Schultz

    I downloaded the scriptures and can’t wait to make these for my Friends.
    Thanks so much for the idea!

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  486. Nicole Morris

    I have a friend who lost her 18 month old daughter in an accident caused by a distracted driver. Not only is she grieving the loss of her baby girl, but she is also campaigning to bring awareness to distracted driving to keep others from having to experience what she and her family has. She has sworn to use this horrible tragedy to bring some good to the world, but she struggles, because the loss is hard to bear, and it’s a lot of work changing people’s habits. This post has given me a great idea for a gift for her to give her some hope and power to go on when she is having a rough day. Thanks!

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  487. Lynn Graham

    Lysa, I can use the scriptures for myself. I’m going through a rough time right now. stress from financial problems. being alone, just feeling hopeless that nothing seems to be getting better only worse. in the last 8 months I was admitted on the psychiatric floor of a hospital with depression, stress, and the first time with sucidial thoughts.this box would help me a lot.

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  488. Kerry Ann

    My daughter is going through a very rough time right now. I know she would benefit from a beautiful gift like this. I love that the scripture is personalized!

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  489. Cathy

    My sisters and I grew up in a home where love was doubted (not just from our father). My oldest stopped going to church in her teens and has never married, my younger sister and I both married and had children and made sure “I love you” was spoken a lot. My daughter (who recently got married herself) has been one of God’s most obvious tools in my oldest sister’s life, but answers to our prayers have been from many angles (but all from God). January of this year was the first time my sister entered the church doors for worship service – and she has been faithful to return! Her name is Cindy, please pray for her as she feels God’s love.

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  490. Lanie

    What a beautiful, touching and powerful idea. God says his Word does not come back void.

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  491. Margaret

    My best friend Jackie’s birthday is coming up on Sunday the 24th. What a great gift that would be for her. I really love the idea, Lysa.

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  492. Beth Andrews

    Thank you for sharing! What a wonderful idea! I can do this, how exciting!

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  493. Julie

    I have been doing the same thing for the past 2-3 years for all of the special women in my life. I continue to “add to” their box each Christmas. So many of my friends and family have received “just the right” message at “just the right time”. Glory be to God!!!

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  494. Lois

    Hi Lysa! Thank you for this idea! I will need to make one for ME! My marriage is in trouble and I am feeling very empty and unworthy….maybe reading one of these each day will help me remember WHO made me! THANK YOU for all of your practical wisdom…I loved Unglued and am using the devotional daily as well. I am hopeful that I can attend one of the Women’s workshops in the future!!! Thank you for you!!!

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  495. Missy

    Love this idea! Little God Winks from the Lord, just when you need encouragement.

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  496. Laura Ryba

    Lysa! Thank you for this! I would LOVE to send this to my sister, Jenny. She is currently going through a divorce. Not her choice (at all). Lots of negative inside chatter is resulting because of this hurtful relationship. Either way, I will make sure she gets this gift, because it’s AWESOME!!! But if you would like to send it to her, I’ll take that too =) Thanks Lysa! Great resource of encouragement!!!!!!

    Love this ministry!

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    • Michelle Bair

      This is so what I need to remember!!!! Thank you for inspiring so many women!! God bless!!

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  497. Shawn

    Lysa,
    What a wonderful gift! Whether I “win” it or not, you can be sure that I will be making a few of these for my friends – and myself!!!!

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  498. Diane

    This is really really great. Thank you!

    Diane

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  499. Lori

    What a great idea! Thank you!
    Lori

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  500. Brandi Luiz

    what a treasure for someone craft challenged. I know of a friend or two I could share this with! Thank you!

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  501. Leslie Tumey

    I am new to your blog and posts. I came across them the other day on facebook after a friend shared one. Would LOVE to have one of these.

    Thank you!

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  502. Rebeca

    What a great idea!

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  503. Ule Logue

    I would give this to my secret sister at church, Theresa, because she is an amazing woman and could use the encouragement!

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  504. Geannie

    What an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

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  505. Aundraya

    What a heartfelt and simply beautiful idea! Everyday reminders for our love of Jesus Christ and His love for us.

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  506. Troi

    Thank you for your postings, Lysa. The Lord has definitely made you His instrument in providing words of peace and comfort on so many occasions to myself and folks i know. Keep up the good work – with the Lord’s help!!!

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  507. Nikki Matthews

    I love this!!! Nikki

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  508. Tammy

    Love this! What a great way to reach out to someone. I am a craft person and love to give away things but I am always looking for new ideas!

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  509. Erica Thornburg

    Hi Lysa!! I would love to be able to share this with my LIFE class!!!

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  510. Trudy

    Love this idea! So simple yet so profound! Thanks!

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  511. Robyn Wentz

    My Friend, Melody Moss, really needs encourgement daily. Going through a divorce and had to move back in with her father. Now her Father is sick and has all of the responsiblity of caring for him. Also, now finds out she is a diabetic. Just really needs encouraging. Thanks, Lysa!

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  512. Constance

    Would love this for my friend who is trying to care for aging parents and her daughter who has recurring cancer! What a wonderful idea.

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  513. Joyce Card

    Thank you so much for the scriptures — and for your thoughts each day, they are a blessing!! 🙂

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  514. Trudy

    Trudy Wischropp. Love this idea! So simple yet so profound! Thanks!

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  515. Jessica

    Love this idea! Thanks for always be an encourager

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  516. Nicole

    I have a friend who is going through a very difficult time. She is a mother of two teenagers and is currently dealing with her husband leaving them for the third time with this last time having cheated on her. What makes her situation unique is that she is a Pastor’s wife. He left her and the church. She said to me the other day that she didn’t just lose a husband and father to her children, she lost her Pastor as well. Heartbreaking….I know she could really use this. Thankyou for all you do. Be blessed.

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  517. Jen

    Wow. I am a homeschool Mom on total burnout today – it’s like you wrote this post just for me! I just finished an e-mail to my husband to say how overwhelmed I’m feeling today when I clicked on Facebook and saw this post. A box of personalized Scriptures sounds like just what this weary an worn-out Momma needs! I love the idea…and whether I win or not I am definitely copying this for my friends’ birthdays this year. 🙂 Thanks for always being an encourager Lysa!

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  518. Beth

    I love, love, love this idea… I will be making these for my daughters and friends. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  519. nayyirah sahib

    This is a awesome idea and project

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  520. Gloria

    I would love to enter my sister April for a chance to win the Scripture Box. Thank you.

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  521. Sandy

    Wonderful Idea…During this phase of my life, I could really use the daily encouragement and reminders of God’s love for me!

    Thank you!

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  522. Melanie

    Cute gift idea! I have a friend I could share this with that’s having a hard time.

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  523. Melissa Reitsma

    This is exactly what I needed! Thank you for sharing the verses. I long to pray scripture but get so tangled in “how to”… I love how you have a specific place to put my name! What a gift! Thank you! And the box is beautiful! Love it!!

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  524. Danette

    Someone I love dearly (De) is going through a very rough situation right now and could totally use this gift!

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  525. Melissa McFall

    I would love this for my friend! She has had an especially difficult time the last few years and keeps getting discouraged. She needs to be reminded daily of her potential in and with God.

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  526. Mandi

    Love this idea!

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  527. Anndra Thorgrimsen

    I would love for you to send this to my very special friend Desiray! She stands by me through everything and is truly a blessing to me and others. She is an amazing wife and mom who rises up beautifully to her calling. Thanks for your daily encouragement!!!

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  528. Michelle

    My friend Cindy is struggling right now. I would love to give her something strong to hold onto. This is perfect!

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  529. Janie Marshall

    Sweet idea to lift you up every morning

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  530. lori stinnett

    I would love to receive this and then I can start making these for my friends, family, church group, co-workers, etc. What a great idea!

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  531. Melanie

    Cute gift idea! I have a friend going through a difficult time that would love this!

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  532. Sara

    I could totally use this right now! My husband and I are having some issues and are turning to God to get us through it. Thanks for the giveaway, it is awesome!!

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  533. Loni Garcia

    WONDERFUL idea!

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  534. Lynelle

    Hi Lysa, I think these r absolutly awesome! I am newly saved about 4 months now and want to showy family how great yhe Lord is and with yhis my 9 year old could pull one out every day and know Our Fathet is Always there eith her!

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  535. Angie Webb

    Such a thoughtful, beautiful gift idea. I would love the chance to pass this along to someone I love. Thanks Lysa.

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  536. Carol

    Carol

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  537. sherry

    would love to receive them and then bless Andie with some. not a believer-YET!

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  538. Lisa

    Love this idea! Have a couple people in mind that could use this.

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  539. Kim Carpenter

    I will be having surgery in 8 weeks and I would love to have this to encourage me when I am not feeling my best. You are such an inspiration..Thanks!!

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  540. Camy

    I would love to give this to my friend Helen who is recovering from lung cancer and who needs to find the Lord.

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  541. Heather Bristow

    Great idea! Thank you!

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  542. Angelique Keeling

    This is a wonderful thing to have. I would love to have a place to store scriptures I can pull out and read daily

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  543. Denise Oldham

    Oh Lysa I would love to wiin this box for my sister, Pam. Her husband died recently and although her faith is strong, she could use some encouragement. Thank you for the chance to win and uplift my sister.

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  544. Abbey

    I would LOVE to share this with my husband, Brad. Since having little ones, we have been going through a lot of junk. I think it would show how much God loves him & how much I appreciate him. Thank you for these scriptures!

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  545. Susan Weatherford

    This is a great idea. I would love to win this. I have come into hard times lately. I learned from my small group that just a little bit of encouragement comes a long way.

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  546. Karina

    What a sweet reminder of how much we are loved by the Lord. This really is a sweet idea!!!

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  547. Julie E

    Would love a box! Needing faithful inspiration these days.

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  548. Joyce Hoke

    These are great – I’d love to win 🙂

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  549. Emily

    I could really use this type of encouragement and daily reminder of God’s love! I may work on making some of these for gifts this coming Christmas, too…

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  550. Lesa G.

    Hi Lysa! I heard you today on Focus on the Family speaking about your book, “Unglued” and I was riveted. As a mom of 4, I could totally relate to everything you spoke about. Are you sure you don’t have a hidden camera in my home?! Thank you so much for your openness and beautiful website…it’s choked full of goodness…can’t wait to dig in!! 🙂

    Thank you for the scriptures! I will be sharing them with my mom, sister and co-workers.

    Much love sister!

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    • Lesa G.

      ……it’s chocked full of goodness… you know what I mean!! 🙂

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  551. andrea

    Lysa. I love the prayer box idea and would love to sahre this idea with my daughters.
    thanks for your daily encouraging words.

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  552. DeAnna Follett

    Lisa this is such a great blessing and would an be honor to receive :). I had a friend give me one with scriptures in a mason jar one time. Love it & His word so much!!!

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  553. Anneliese

    This is such an amazing idea!!

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  554. Flo

    What a neat idea. I love the daily prayers. I know just who to give it to.

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  555. Robin

    I would love to enter my daughter, Brianna, to win this encouragement box. She is going through a difficult season in her life. Thank you for this wonderful idea. Do you have a suggestion on where I can find more of these little boxes? I have many college girls and ladies that I would love to give these to. Thanks.

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  556. Tiffany Rawsom

    I would Love to have one of these! I would definitely share with a friend!

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  557. Jilll

    Honestly, this would be a blessing to anyone! I love it and would love it for myself and/or to give as a gift. The Word is the best encouragement!

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  558. Beth Anderson

    Lysa, I gave these as Christmas presents this past year to my mother, my daughter, my daughter-in-law, and my future daughter-in-law. I was proud of my non-Martha Stewart self!!!!
    Love and Prayers,
    Beth

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  559. Shannon

    I am so thankful for you and your daily encouraging words! You have no idea how God is using you in my life and so many others to inspire, uplift and encourage! Blessings to YOU!!❤

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  560. Cristy Caldwell

    This is a wonderful idea! My life is a whirlwind right now & I can definitely use some encouragement! I would also share it with others down the road.
    Thanks so much for your inspiration!

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  562. kim

    this is a great gift idea. i think it helps to reflect on these everyday

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  563. Becky

    Lysa,
    I am going to be selfish and wish I had this for myself..I am struggling and could use a start for daily meditation…I do enjoy your books. Thanks for being you.

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  564. Jan Harris

    Thank you so much for this wonderful idea. My dearest friend is suffering from cancer and I know this will lift her up!

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  565. Shelly Cheng

    I created something similar for my family and would love to be able to share this box with another. Looks adorable!

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  566. Shauna

    I would love to win the scripture box!!! What a great idea to make for friends & family too! 🙂 Thanks for offering the giveaway!

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  567. Carrie

    I Love this, I would love to have one of these for myself, right now I am struggling with knowing Christ totally loves me, and would love to give one to my daughter-in-law. Thanks for the great idea, it is awesome!

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  568. Megan smith

    What a wonderful idea!!! I think I will make one for my mom!!! Would love all 31! I just need a box now!

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  569. Theresa Morrow

    I love this idea I would to nominate my friend Connie who has a granddaughter with developmental problems a husband who had a stroke and sadly a few other serious family issues but she fights on and strives to remember his promises daily as she serves those she loves

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  570. Stephanie

    Great idea! Going to make these for my family!

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  571. Grace Saurer

    Grace Saurer

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  572. Joslin

    Currently struggling and exhausted from the battle. Need to put my name in these.

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  573. Amy Vandevander

    This is such a wonderful idea. I can’t wait to make one for myself and a friend!

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  574. Erin

    Love this idea! I already have someone in mind to give it to. Thank you for sharing.

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  575. michele loconsole

    I love this idea. Everyone needs a pick-me-up from time to time. And you can use this for your one on One time with GOD

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  576. Katie

    I would love to have one of these to give to my friend Elyssa who’s Mom passed away Tuesday.
    Thank you for posting this today!

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  577. Kim

    A wonderful idea for a broken heart!

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  578. Melissa

    Would love to send this to my sister!

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  579. Shaina

    Shaina – I would love to win this scripture box. Such a wonderful idea and like you said, so simple. 🙂

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  580. Amanda

    LOVE this! 🙂

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  581. Danielle

    What a wonderful idea! What a way to lift someone up! I know this uplifting to me and will be to several of my friends. Thanks so much for all of you do and for sharing what God has called you to do!

    Blessings,

    Danielle Tompkins

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  582. Nancy

    I so loved the idea of the scripture box… I would like to pay it forward and do the same to those around me that need it… To include myself. I am so glad that God has brought your blog in path… I so needed this today! Thank you and thank God!

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  583. Nancy

    I so loved the idea of the scripture box… I would like to pay it forward and do the same to those around me that need it… To include myself. I am so glad that God has brought your blog in my path… I so needed this today! Thank you and thank God!

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  584. Linda Akers

    Lisa this is a wonderful idea. The perfect gift for the person who has everything or a co-worker. There are so many ways this can be gifted. I too am craft and baking challenged. I love the work you do…keep up the good work…God bless you and your family. Linda

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  585. Katherine

    Neat gift. Would like to be entered to win.

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  586. Julie Dobrinska

    Thank you – I would love to win this scripture box.

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  587. Kim Myers

    Very cute idea! I would love to pass on a box to the teen maternity home I volunteer at through my church.

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  588. Teresa

    My name is Teresa………..what an awesome idea! I want to make one for all my friends and family.

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  589. Ashley

    I think this would be such a blessing. What a wonderful way to start your day.

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  590. Nancy H.

    Lysa,

    I need this! That may sound selfish, but as a widow & mom to two elementary-aged boys, this would be like a breath of fresh “God” at times whenever I most need it. And man, do I ever need it today 🙂

    Nancy Howell

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  591. Lori

    Hello Lysa!! Thanks for sharing this idea!!! I would love to have this to share with my daughters — and encourage them to make one to pass on to a friend. I am reading Unglued & doing the Unglued Daily devotion as well — and it has been so helpful to keep me from coming unglued!! Thanks for all you do — and thanks for being a light in this dark world!
    Love in Christ from one NC girl to another,
    Lori

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  592. M. Haun

    Would love the opportunity to win the personalized scripture block. I’d love to memorize the scriptures and then pas them along to my children. Thank you!

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  593. Melani

    Lysa, I would love to send this to my daughter Brianna!

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  594. Dottie Bachtell

    Hi Lysa!

    I’m from Longview, TX, home of the Feminar where I’ve been blessed to see you and hear your God-soaked words for women! God bless you and your incredible ministry!!

    I will add these verses to my collection! I used to give verses away to hurting folks in little sacks I stamped with hearts. I called the sacks ‘Heart Warmers.’ Very personal, especially when you ask the Holy Spirit to minister through every word and every verse. Each bag was different and very personalized.

    Well, I need to start doing this again!!! (Thank You, Lord!)

    And Thank you, Lysa!!

    Dottie

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  595. Haley Wise

    I get teary eyed just thinking of this idea. A week ago, my Mema was diagnosed with stage 4 lunch cancer and given an est. 6 months to a year to live. The news was so sudden and crushed the heart of my entire family, espeically my mother (my mema is her mom.) I am only 20 years old and I have a lot of faith in the Lord and I know that he is a healer and a protector. My Mema is a strong believer and most importantly a Christian. She is prepared and excited to meet her Father although in the mean time we all know she is scared, as we all are. Thinking of her having a simple, encouraging word once a day gives me peace to know that at least for a minute her mind would be at peace. Thank you for Ministry and your passion to share the word. God Bless You, always <3

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  596. Andrea Foster

    Thank you Lysa for being such an encouragement to so many. God uses you everyday!

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  597. Melissa

    I love this idea! I struggle with self doubt and need daily reminders of God’s love and grace. I also have 3 daughters that I would love to pass this along to. Thanks so much!

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  598. Sharon Hill

    As a little girl my grandmother would read me a scripture every night I stayed with her from her bread of life scripture box. It was a beautiful reminder of Gods Love! Thank you fro sharing and reminding me of God’s love! Wonderful idea for a gift! Thanks 🙂

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  599. Silvia Lucaci

    lisa,
    this will be a wonderful gift for my sister in law who is going thru another set back with her health, she had open heart surgery 4 years ago and 2 years ago she went thru breast cancer. She is not feeling well and we are waiting for the results to see if the cancer came back or her heart is the problem. in the middle of all of this her Mom (my Mother in Law) is going thru breast cancer, she is done with chemotherapy and just started on radiations this week, please keep them in your prayers.
    We do know and belive God is in controll!

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  600. Crystal

    I know of several that this would be a great way to encourage.

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  601. Elisa

    I would love to send this to my friend, Tara, who is pregnant with her second baby and whose husband is serving overseas. Thank you!!

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  602. Betty Yeatman

    Would love to give this to my daughter Sarah Grace Yeatman – She is such an awesome Christian young lady! Currently away from home in nursing school, but is living such a Godly life everyday – So proud of her!!

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  603. Haley Logan Wise

    I get teary eyed just thinking of this idea. A week ago, my Mema was diagnosed with stage 4 lunch cancer and given an est. 6 months to a year to live. The news was so sudden and crushed the heart of my entire family, espeically my mother (my mema is her mom.) I am only 20 years old and I have a lot of faith in the Lord and I know that he is a healer and a protector. My Mema is a strong believer and most importantly a Christian. She is prepared and excited to meet her Father although in the mean time we all know she is scared, as we all are. Thinking of her having a simple, encouraging word once a day gives me peace to know that at least for a minute her mind would be at peace. Thank you for Ministry and your passion to share the word. God Bless You, always

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  604. Sherry

    What a great idea Lysa, I would love to win this and then pay it forward to several people….

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  605. Jessica Fowler

    I would love this!

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  606. Amelia

    I would love to have one of these for my desk at work! Then I would love to start making them to give 🙂

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  607. Jan M.

    What a wonderful gift! Would love to have one and share it.

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  608. Tiffany Smith

    I think this is great and would love one for my husband, Terrance. He is really struggling to overcome some addictions.

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  609. Candy

    This is an awesome idea. I would love to give this to…wow hard to decide on just one person. My sister, my nieces, my good friend.

    Anyway…thank you for such a good idea.

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  610. Pam Fletcher

    Love, love this and would love to order some as gifts!

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  611. D'Lissa C

    An awesome idea!! Thank you! I’ve already added in a few names and printed. I have lots of friends that could use the daily uplift. Including me! Love that it would come from you!

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  612. Nancy S.

    I love this! Sweet and simple. 🙂 I think I need it for myself, but would love to give it as a gift too.

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  613. Kim

    A wonderful idea for someone who is broken hearted

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  614. Brynn

    I would love to give this to my cousin. She used to come to church fairly regularly with me and at one point talked about wanting to get baptized. At this point, she isn’t even coming to church anymore. I’ve been trying to make Jesus as personal as I can to her and I think this would be great for that.

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  615. Donna Mahoney

    Dear Lysa,
    I can’t begin to thank you enough for this! This is exactly what I’ve been looking for. I have several friends I’ve been wanting to encourage through the Word, and wasn’t sure how I wanted to do it .. this is perfect! Thanking God and you for this! wow. (I need it as well)

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  616. Christy

    Thank you! We all need to be reminded that we are valued and loved.

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  617. Beth H

    What a great gift idea!! Thanks!

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  618. Jaclyn

    I would love this and the encouragement from the Scripture box. Going through a really rough time right now and just holding on to what I know to be True.

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  619. Lynetta Swaffer

    I’d love to give this to the 4 ladies in my Bible study. We are currently doing Victory over the Darkness, which is finding our Identy in Christ!

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  620. Jo

    Being a non-Martha Stewart girl as well, this feels doable and not-cheesy! I received a beautiful little glass box for Christmas in which I will put these Scriptures. I would love to enter my friend Paula who just had to put her 13 yr old adopted Columbian daughter in residential psych treatment for the second time due to abandonment issues. The daughter Millie could probably use it as well! Thank you for speaking to my heart and not my head. jo

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  621. Diane

    Perfect!! My best friend in the world is retiring in a few weeks and worried about if she made the right decision and this is the perfect gift for her.

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  622. Debra W. Frost

    I would love to have this little box of scripture for myself, going through some hards days right not and I feel they would bring much needed encouragement to my soul.
    Thank you soooooooooooooo much! God bless you.

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  623. Beth

    What an amazing and inspiring idea! For you are My handiwork, {insert name here}, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which I prepared in advance for you to do. Ephesians 2:10 truly speaks to my heart. I am at a crossroads in my life. I know that God wants to use me to minister to women who are broken and need someone to show them grace, encouragement and the love of God, yet I myself do not feel I am altogether worthy. Pulling Ephesians 2:10 out of a box on a day that I am struggling would be a whisper from God in one hear to shut the devil out of the other. Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea (and a great budget friendly, heartfelt gift idea too! Double Whammy;)

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  624. Diana

    My friend’s name is Lucille. She lost her youngest son at the age of 16 months last February and I would love to give her one with God’s precious promises in them for her. She is also became a new christian a few months before her precious son’s passing and she has held onto her faith through this terrible storm and is truly my hero. Please keep her in your prayers. Thanks so much and even if I don’t get one I think I would make her one anyway, what a precious thoughtful gift and I am not crafty either lol. Thanks again!

    Diana

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  625. Beccy Kirtland

    I love this idea! I know of so many discouraged women, especially moms. I would love to win one so that I can give it away and use it as an example to make more! Thanks for the idea and chance to win 😉

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  626. Diana Petras

    Hi Lysa!
    What a great idea! I have seen this with thoughts/memories before (We made a Legacy Jar for my Grandmother for her 80th birthday), but never like this. he personalization of the verses is that extra special touch.

    I would love to receive a gift like this to fill me up to share with others. Then I too, could pass along as well!

    Diana

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  627. Marnie

    This would be great for one of the ladies in my Made to Crave bible study!

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  628. Karen S.

    I would love for my best friend Jody to have one of these, she has just commited to seeking God in all ways and this would be such a blessing for her.. 🙂

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  629. Lory

    This would be a perfect gift for my sister. Mom mom who is 86 had emergency heart surgery last Sunday evening. My sister (Patti) and I are having a difficult time. Please pray for our mom who is struggling to recover.

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  630. Mary Lynn

    Would love to give to my 9 yr old daughter, Mary Louise.

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  631. Jenny

    I love P31 and the wonderful devotions. You ladies are amazing. I love this idea and the little box!

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  632. Amber

    It would be a tough choice because the teachers I teach with would all love it! But I’d have to say Mandy would be my choice.

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  633. Debbie

    Lysa, What a GREAT idea, and WONDERFU way to encourage self, or others when the going gets rough. I would LOVE to have one of these, or make one if I don’t win!
    Thanks for sharing your heart with us. You are SUCH an encouragement 🙂

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  634. Mandy

    Thanks for this simple but thoughtful idea. I would love to have one for myself as an extra dose of daily encouragement and also to make for some special friends in my life.

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  635. brooke

    What a fabulous idea…. would love to have a prototype like Becky said above. It’s a gift that needs to be shared 🙂

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  636. Norma Keyser

    It is a wonderful idea, i hope to win one, however I plan on making one for myself, my daughter, and I know my sisters would enjoy one also, great idea

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  637. Cookie

    For almost a year my home has been under a serious attack of the enemy. Until a point that my husband is in Puerto Rico and I am at home only. Even as far away we don’t seem to understand each other because the enemy was there and we didn’t let God be God and do his work. We have been having revival at church and really I was empty handed but was begging seriously for something, some answer anything from God, and it did. Yesterday we at church had an encounter with hum on a one and one basis. He showed me he is who he says he says he is. I just need that daily encourgement to not forget and to read out Loud to the enemy who really is in control. So I would love this box and all prayers of encourgement for me and family. God bless

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  638. Melissa

    Lysa, I love this idea! I would love to give this to my daughter, Ashley, who just had our first grandchild on January 24. We lost our only son, Jordan, in a hiking accident on June 9, 2012. He never got to know he was going to be an uncle, which he was so looking forward to becoming one day. God gave us Danielle Marie…a true gift from the Lord! She is named after Jordan…his middle name is Daniel…and after Ashley…her middle name is Marie. Danielle cannot replace Jordan by any means, but I am so thankful that God gave her to us! She is teaching us how to have JOY again…even in the midst of unspeakable GRIEF! Thank you so much for your ministry! It blesses my heart with encouragement!

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  639. Amanda

    Oh pick meeeeee…… Love this!

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  640. Cheri

    I love this idea. What a beautiful gift to give someone. Thank you for sharing it.

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  641. Rachel Weingardt

    This is a wonderful little gift that I think I’m in need of right now. Thank you Lysa.
    Rachel

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  642. Luann Dean

    Hi Lysa! I would love to send this to my sister, Windy. She is so lost and suffering daily. She is so depressed. I am unable to communicate with her regularly because of her situation. I would like her to have this and see her name in it every day, so that it speaks to her heart that God loves her so much, and is not given up on her. Thank you so much! These are a really great gift!

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  643. Diane Fetter

    I love this idea! thanks for sharing. I would love to share this with a friend or two.

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  644. Rebekah

    Wow! It would be so great to get these. I am going through just about the lowest time of my life right now. My husband and I just separated and waiting on the divorce to be finalized. In the meantime, we are going through custody issues with our daughter – he moved 3 hours away and wants sole custody, I’m willing to have shared custody. It just breaks my heart to see his bitterness and hurt pouring over into this situation…mostly for our daughter. I would love to see us be able to come together as a unit, although separated physically, and parent this child together in love. What a great idea to have gentle reminders of God’s love for you, personalized from God to you!

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    • Laurie

      I am praying for u and for this situation. Allow urself to be encouraged and supported by all who hear ur story and feel compelled to remind by that u r a precious daughter of a mighty king. Hang in there

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    • Shelley

      Just prayed for you Rebekah. May God’s wisdom be your covering.

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    • Dianna Igims

      Having gone through a separation and divorce is difficult, I know and feel your pain. Just know that having God in your life will carry you through these difficult times and read Jeremiah 29:11. This is a verse that carried me. My heart and prayers go out to you and know that everything will work out fine.

      Love and prayers,
      Dianna

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  645. Kimberly

    Love this idea… Would totally share with friends… 🙂

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  646. Penny

    Hi Lysa! I would give this gift to a dear friend of mine from church. I think it is a great idea. Heard a little bit of you on Focus on the Family and plan to listen again this evening. I like your book Made to Crave. How do you find time to write with a family. I admire that you are able to do this. Well have a great, blessed day!

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  647. Jane

    I would love this! I would make them for my kids and other relatives to encourage them!!

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  648. Teresa

    This is something I would like to craft for my friends this Christmas! Thanks for such a great idea!

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  649. Marilyn

    Such a special way to remind yourself and others of how great God is. We have all felt the negative feelings of inadequacy, disappointment, and failures; as well as the positive feelings that we did it all on our own! This is a simple and beautiful gift of love.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  650. Leslie

    What a wonderful idea!!!

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  651. Leslie

    What a wonderful idea!

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  652. Dorisa

    Lysa,

    This is a WONDERFUL idea! I just love it and will definitely be using it. I would love to send this to my friend, Pam. She has been battling pneumonia, and she just refuses to stop doing for everyone else, even though she needs her rest. She and I deliver meals on wheels on Thursdays, and she didn’t even tell me until after we started our deliveries that she feels that she might be having a relapse. She just so badly wants to get out of the house and do for others. Her birthday is this Saturday, so this gift would serve two purposes. : ) Thank you for all you do, Lysa. You are a true blessing and influence in my life, and I thank God for you every day! God Bless You! Dorisa

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  653. Shannon

    I would love to give this to my 41 year old sister in law who was just diagnosed with breast cancer and who will be undergoing a double mastectomy in a few weeks…she is a faith filled woman and I know this would help encourage her daily…

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  654. Ruth

    ME! PLEASE!

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  655. Dana Reed

    What a blessing these boxes are! I usually think of Proverbs 31 gifts as being for my sisters in Christ, but I would like to give one of these boxes to my son, Adam.

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  656. Marilyn Rickerson

    What a great idea. I have a friend, Cynthia, who would benefit from such a gift. I would love one too. Thank you for the opportunity to receive one of these.

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  657. Gail Mayfield

    Sometimes just one wisely chosen word or phrase is all it takes to bring a person back to the knowledge that they do not walk thru this world alone. Thank you for this great insight and meaningful way of expressing the most sincere way of encouragement which is through the word of God. 🙂

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  658. veronica

    Lysa love it thanks for the offering it great. God loves you. – veronica pena.

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  659. Karen

    I would love to win! This is something I could really use during this season of my life. Thanks for sharing!

    Karen

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  660. Ashley

    Such a great idea. I would love this.

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  661. Gina

    My mother had something similar to this when I was young. I had forgotten about it until today. Thank you for the reminder! What an awesome gift for someone or for myself!

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  662. Nikki

    I love this idea! I lost my dad unexpectedly last month on this date. It was such a tragedy in my life and my childrens. A week later ended up in ICU with a blood clot in my arm. Many other things have happened in our lives during this month, car broke down and toilet broke…. My husband travels alot and we are having to pick up the pieces with my mom. Talk about character and faith building moments. Some ladies brought over a joy box to me. We opened a little gift with a scripture verse every day for 7 days. It was something special to share with my 6 year old daughter.

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  663. Debbie Williams

    Lysa love this. I have given away large jars with LeAnn’s blessings. Was hoping I would get one last week when my Mom died. I may have to make myself one for the hard days. Thanks. HUGS Debbie Williams (OBS)

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  664. Linda