Eight Years of Good from Bad

The author of Bible Love Notes shares some miraculous things God has done in her life and in the ministry of Bible Love Notes. #BibleLoveNotes #Bible #Devotions

Today is my 68th birthday (July 18, 2019). 

I’ve been writing Bible Love Notes for eight years, and I want to share two ways God has shown me His faithful and miraculous love these last eight years:

💗 1. Good from bad. Romans 8:28

I was depressed about a family situation, and I started Bible Love Notes to keep focused on God’s Word. Studying and writing devotions has continued to sustain my faith despite the fact that my family situation has grown worse. I know, without a doubt, that God’s Word is the best medicine for a broken heart.

💗 2. More than we can imagine. Ephesians 3:20

Starting with 50 friends and family members as subscribers, I never imagined that eight years later I’d have 20,000+ subscribers! And even more amazing than the numbers are the people God has added to the Bible Love Notes ministry.

Bible Love Notes makes no profit. We don't run ads and we'd never use our subscriber list to make money. But we have an amazing staff: prayer team leader, editor, image creator, and five translators. 

God has connected me with these women in ways that only He could orchestrate. We live on three different continents and in seven different countries: the United States, Hungary, Serbia, Holland, Uruguay, Brazil, and Suriname. But we're united in the same purpose.

The author of Bible Love Notes shares some miraculous things God has done in her life and in the ministry of Bible Love Notes. #BibleLoveNotes #Bible #Devotions
💗 This reminds me of another part of my story...and it's part of your story too (if you're a Christ-follower):

Before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” Revelation 7:9-10


P.S. This devotion is longer than most of my devotions. I allow myself 2-3 minutes on my birthday instead of 1 minute. If you'd like to read last year's birthday post, it's here: 7 Characteristics of Modern Christians.


I'm so grateful for Linda, Cathy, Viola, Marika, Aritha, Silvia, Maria, and Esther. In addition to these ladies, my husband Michael is Bible Love Note's hands-on advisor. I don't exaggerate when I say that I couldn't do what I do without his leadership, advice, help, and support.

Bible Love Notes is now translated into Hungarian (A szeretet üzenete), Dutch (Dutch Bible Love Notes), Spanish (Cartas de amor De Dios), and Portuguese (Blog Notas de Amor na Bíblia). 

We have a prayer group and a discussion group on Facebook, plus Facebook pages that have over half a million combined followers: Bible Love Notes and Psalms & Proverbs and Doors of Joy in Jesus.

We have over 80,000 followers on Pinterest and healthy followings on Twitter and Instagram.

Please join in on any of these social media sites and help us share God's Word! God just might use you more than you could imagine!

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  1. Happy Birthday Gail. My birthday just happens to be July 18th too (1965). However, I live on the east coast (the Carolinas) and I will celebrate my 54th birthday (Lord willing) tomorrow. May God continue to use to bring understanding to others of His Word. Remain steadfast in the work of the Lord Gail...steadfast and unmovable, always abounding in Him.

  2. Happy birthday Gail. I am always blessed by your posts. 💐🎂

  3. Wow Gail, I enjoy reading your posts, but this is the first time i read something personal about you :) Blessings to you and your ministry!

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    1. Hi Aritha, Gail mentioned your name in the devotion "more than we can imagine", you must be the Dutch friend. My wife is also from The Netherlands, born and raised in a small town outside Arnhem, it's called Doesburg. Holland is a wonderful country and I've been lucky to visit there a few times. I even learned a little bit of the language: volgens mij het is makkelijk om te leren! De Groeten - Manny

  5. Your devotions are wonderful and always relevant. I look forward to them every day, and they bless me so much. Thanks for listening to God and sharing His word.

  6. Happy Birthday, Gail! Have a blessed 68th birthday! God bless your husband, staff, and the birthday girl for sharing God’s Word daily with others. ❤️😊🥳

  7. Happy birthday Gail! Thank you for remaining faithful to the Lord’s leading and I’m praying that you see a miraculous change in your personal family situation.

  8. This is such a testament to our amazing Lord. Your Bible Notes inspire me, teach me, and encourage me when times are rough. Thank you and a very Happy Birthday to you from Colorado.

  9. Happy Birthday dear Gail. God has certainly blessed not only your subscribers through your ministry, but has provided a balm for your soul in the process. Praying others read that, take it to heart and delve into the Word as you did.

  10. Happy Birthday! I recently found Biblel Love Notes and have been reading your devotionals every day. Your page has helped me in reading God's word daily. Thank you for all you do.

  11. JOYFUL BIRTHDAY dear Gail! How I thank God for the gift of you! I love reading how he has blessed you...and us through you! PrIsing God for you today...and every day!

  12. Happy Birthday Gail! Your ministry has greatly blessed my life for over 3 years. I look forward to reading it daily during my devotion time, as well as sharing and recommending Bible Love Notes to friends and family.
    May God continue to bless and use this ministry to add souls to the Kingdom.

  13. happy birthday Gail. thank you for all you do

  14. Happy Birthday! Thank you for your dedication to Bible Love Notes. You have enriched my days and encouraged my spiritual growth more than you will ever know.

  15. HBD gail, wish you all the best. Blessings from indonesia :-)