Festival of Praise 2012
Joshua 1:9 "Haven’t I commanded you: be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” HCSB (I've got a new one that I'm liking, too: 1 Samuel 3:11)
Jeremy R. Geerdes, Pastor, Debra Heights Wesleyan Church
2 Chronicles 7:14 "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (NIV)
Dale E. Dorothy
Psalm 18:2 "The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."
Marion Lewton
Psalm 32:8

"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with my eye."
Forrest & Jean Shuck

Psalm 34: 4-10 "I sought the Lord,and He heard me and delivered me from all my fears. ...This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles...."
Verne Summers ( CEI 53)
Psalm 37:4 “Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.” The desire of my heart is to enjoy the presence of the Lord. He'll be faithful! NIV
Larry Carr,WGM Paraguay
Psalm 46:10a "Be still and know that I am God." Towards the end of 2011, this verse kept popping all the time. I am taking it as an invitation from God to spend more time in 2012 being quiet and listening to Him.
Mary Roozeboom

Psalm 91:4

“He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge.” Psalm 91 elaborates on the “sheltering wing.” The thought for me is that God does not run here and there, trying to cover me; But He said “I have made protection possible. You run to Me!
Phyllis Hoyt

Psalm 105: 1 & 2 "O give thanks unto the LORD, and call upon his Name; *tell the people what things he hath done. O let your songs be of him, and praise him; *and let your talking be of all his wondrous works."
Carl Smith
Isaiah 30:21 "Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, 'This is the way, walk in it,' whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left." I have been living with this image daily; the voice of God right there, helping me at every turn.
Isaiah 40:28-29 "Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength." My 2012 year verses, at which I linger long, and into which I look for whatever God wants to do this year.
Robert Morris
Isaiah 49:5a "And now the LORD speaks... HE who formed me in my mother's womb to be HIS servant."
Sue Martin
Jeremiah 31:3 "...... Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee." KJV
Dora Wesche
Habakkuk 3:18-19 "Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on to the heights." Since I was told I have lower back degeneration, I realized my ability to walk would be limited. However, since I have chosen that verse, it has improved. PTL!
Bonnie Doll, class of 1957
Zechariah 4:6 "So he answered and said unto me: 'This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit' says the Lord of hosts."
Minda Kleman, Greetings from Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Matt. 4:11-13 "Come to Me all you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls."
Pauline Carroll Gibson
Romans 8-18 "For I consider that the sufferings of the present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us."
Sue Harris
Ephesians 2:10 "For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."
Sharon Cox
Ephesians 3:20-21 "Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen." I know God will use this verse in many ways and at many times in my life in this coming year. I am just "holding on to Him", not sure what this year will look like, but what a journey it will be.
Jim Anderson
Philippians 4:6-7 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (NIV) With uncertainty on every side, my tendency towards becoming anxious heightens over various events. I'm excited to have this verse front and center in my mind and will cling tightly to its’ truths.
Joy Wease Boutakov, Vennard College 1975
Philippians 4:8 "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." Blessings to all my fellow Vennardians!
Jan Fischer, 1976 Graduate
Hebrews 4:16 "Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need." What a promise and assurance for addressing our trials and tribulations. Thank you Lord for Your kind of help through Your mercy and grace. We need not have an unreasonable fear approaching you in prayer and humility, but we have this assurance that we can come to You as Your child for that help only You can provide.
Louis Diehl
I Peter 2:12 "Live such good lives among the pagans ... (so) they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us."
Howard Ledford