love always hopes - always perseveres

Encouraging Bible Verses for the Sandwich Generation About Hope and Perseverance

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Remember the story of the tortoise and the hare? The hare was great for the short term. It took the patient perseverance of the tortoise – the stick-to-it-iveness he showed over the long term – to win the race. What a great illustration for our Bible memory verses activities for grandparents and their grandchildren from 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 and 13.

The Biblical definition of love from 1 Corinthians 13 4-8 and 13 includes that it always hopes - always perseveres - never fails

Love…it always hopes, always perseveres.

1 Corinthians 13:7b

Not only is this tortoise a great help for our Bible memory verses for our grand children, it's a wonderful reminder for all of us to "keep on keeping on." Whether we are caring for elderly parents, helping with the grandkids, dealing with our Baby Boomers Generation health issues, or still raising our own little ones, it's never easy. But it's so worthwhile to always hope and always persevere! As I love to sing to my grandchildren,

Fix your eyes upon Jesus,

Look full in His Wonderful face,

and the things of the world will grow strangely dim,

in the light of His glory and grace!

Fixing our eyes means keeping them there – for the long term! 🙂

For more inspirational Bible verses about hope and encouragement for the Sandwich Generation, be sure to visit Internet Cafe Devotions for Word-Filled Wednesday. 🙂 And…

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    • Bear
    • July 21, 2010

    What a cute turtle and terrific Scripture combination/devotional! Very encouraging! Thanks!

    • Amanda
    • July 21, 2010

    Wonderful WFW! We need to be able to endure, for the times can be rough and hard at times… but the prize is so, so worth it!

    I love the song you used also… so beautiful!

  1. The tortoise is one veeerrrryyyyy patient, persevering fellow. This is indeed a wonderful pic for it, and a fitting illustration for the verse.
    Mine’s here.

    • Beth
    • July 21, 2010

    That is a great verse with that picture. And you’re right about memorizing scripture!

    Happy WFW!

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  3. Starting out fast profits little but holding on till the lasts gives us the victory. Thanks for the reminder to keep my focus on the master.

  4. and we have lived long enough to affirm that His mercies are new every morning and His strength is enough for each day.
    I am reminding my aching back of that right now after making some biscuits (cookies) that need to go through a piping bag…….it is almost midnight and His strength let me make it through to the end.

  5. Hi Bear, Thank you! 🙂 Hope and pray you and Bearmobile are both feeling better today!

  6. Hi Amanda, Thank you 🙂 I’m hoping to find it for a Smilebox ecard on Friday 🙂

  7. Hi Jo, Thank you so much. I’m looking forward to reading yours as well 🙂

  8. My grandkids do so much better at the Bible memory verses than me. But it’s great for ALL of us to hide God’s Word in our hearts. The repetition from this kind of series is a big help for my Baby Boomers Generation brain as much as their sweet young ones. 🙂

  9. Great way of putting it, Wanda. Thank you 🙂

  10. Hi Ozjane, AMEN! Also, I hope and pray that, since you’re making cookies, you are feeling better? 🙂

  11. Yes, yes! Love this lesson!

  12. Hi Kaye,
    Thank you for this wonderful message and photograph…It is such an important lesson that we should all be mindful of….To keep going no matter what! THANK YOU for that inspiration today!!!
    P.S. I made it to Word-filled Wednesday!!!

  13. Hi Cindy – Thank you! And HOORAY! Welcome to Word-Filled Wednesday. Can’t wait to visit yours 😉

  14. Hi Karen, Thank you 🙂 🙂 🙂 I’m telling you – God keeps working this into my heart even more than my grandkids! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  15. Great picture. Just yesterday I was reading a book to my children about a sloth — and I realized that determination and stick-to-it-ness is good. Especially in society where it is way to easy to flit from thing to thing.

    God’s blessings to you.

  16. Amen, Rachel! And I can definitely be one of those flit-ters. I am so grateful to God for keeping me centered on some specific absolutes – starting with HIM and my family! 🙂 Have a wonderful Word-Filled Week.

  17. Amen.

  18. Hi Denise, Thank you 🙂

  19. Hi Amydeanne, Thank you!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • amydeanne
    • July 21, 2010

    Kaye, you’re such a great encouragment! i love the turtle!

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  21. Love it….very encouraging!

  22. Amen! what an encouragement words and I like the photo that goes with it.

    • Lisa
    • July 21, 2010

    What an encouraging verse for today!

  23. Hi Laurencita, Thank you 🙂

  24. Thank you, Cathy. 🙂

  25. That is so cute. And I love that song! Blessings ~

  26. Thanks Cathy! 🙂 It’s an interesting one, because most people sing it with Turn your eyes. But somewhere I learned with with Fix your eyes, which I like better. Because it really helps me to tell myself to FIX MY EYES on JESUS 🙂 Have a blessed week!

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