Daily Reads 08.10.2019

It’s good to be home on my porch soaking up the morning rays. There is no place quite like home, is there? No matter where I wander or where I roam, home is where I want to be at the end of the day. Read: Philippians 4:10-13 Paul expresses well in this scripture the attitude …

In the 2009 movie, Avatar, the producers depicted a strong connection between the Na’vi beings and the natural environment surrounding them. Although I don’t subscribe to that exact representation, I will say it was interesting to me to see the connection between beings and nature portrayed in such a vividm, concrete way. Genesis 1-3 give …

Flying is a wonderful way to travel. Besides the fact that it shortens travel time considerably, it gives a wonderful bird’s eye perspective of the land below. Some days when the sky is gloomy and overcast, I remember flying. You see, once you get past the permacloud, the sky is blue and the sun is …

It was fall and I was at a five day silent retreat at a monastery in Kentucky. The first day, I took a walk on the thousands of acres owned by the monks. Leaves covered the ground and the crunch beneath my feet reminded me that cooler weather was just around the corner. During my …

Water is a natural feature of northwestern Montana. Rivers and lakes abound with all the aquatic activities your heart could desire. Boating, canoeing, rafting, fishing and swimming are just out the back door in the clearest, coldest water you can imagine. Water is not only a great source of activity, it is absolutely necessary for …

I could have no greater joy than to hear that my children are following the truth. 3 John 1:4 Today is an opportunity to set aside time for worship of the Lord our God. This will be my sanctuary as I meet the Lord in the splendor of the great outdoors. I invite you to …

As I ponder what my younger me needs to hear, this song came to mind. It expresses perfectly what I wish to tell that little girl still living inside me. She needs to know that she is one of the redeemed… Let this song be your refrain as you enjoy whatever life brings your way …

Do you ever ponder what you would tell the younger you? You know, if time travel was possible and you could sit with the younger self. Would you tell that person things to avoid? People to stay away from? To spend more time doing some things, less time doing other things? Read: Ecclesiastes 12:1-7 Solomon …

Read: 2 Corinthians 3:16-18 Life brings change. Childhood memories are just that, memories. Houses are built on that plot of land that once was bare ground. The grocery store on the corner is demolished and replaced with a casino. The one lane bridge that was a shortcut to town is closed and deemed unusable. Just …

Sunday we did something we rarely do anymore. We took a picnic to the park. Purchasing fried chicken with sides along with some lemonade and ice tea, we spread our blankets on the ground for a picnic the old fashioned way. As we laid out our lunch, Dave discarded something in the trash. As he …