Tag: choice

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.26.2020

These are unusual times. This is not the first time there have been unusual times. Remember the wise teacher’s words in Ecclesiastes, History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new.  Sometimes people say, “Here is something new!” But actually it is old; nothing is ever truly …

Daily Reads 08.25.2019

Read: John 3:16-17 God didn’t send Jesus into the world to judge you or condemn you to hell. He sent Jesus to save you! Today is a good day to receive God’s love into your heart. He loved you before you even knew about him. “For you are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew …

Daily Reads 08.24.2019

Read: 1 John 4:16-18 Part Two The kind of love God wants us to know is full of confidence. This confidence comes from knowing we lived like Jesus here on this earth. This perfect kind of love knows no fear. If we are afraid, it is because we fear punishment. When life is going really …

Daily Reads 08.22.2019

Read: 1 John 3:19-24 Guilt is related to the things we do. Sometimes guilt is hard to shake and comes as a result of actual wrong deeds or perceived wrong deeds. Guilt keeps us from enjoying freedom in relationships, whether the guilt is real or imagined. I love this scripture. John points out that God …

Daily Reads 08.21.2019

Read: 2 Corinthians 5:17-18 Before anything else, a person must believe that when he/she comes to Christ he/she is a new creation. It is a do-over, a new day, a second chance – whatever you want to call it. Read: Romans 8:12-14 Here is the next hard truth. We are declared a new creation in …

Daily Reads 07.04.2019

Today we are celebrating with our family. Dave’s famous pulled pork, corn-on-the-cob, watermelon, outdoor games, and a sprinkler! What could be better? Read: Galatians 5:5-8 Today I will also celebrate that God has called me to live in freedom. For many years I lived under the weight of rules and regulations that sapped my strength …

Daily Reads 06.27.2019

There are times when I am asked to explain myself. Not by those who are close to me or even those who are “for me,” but by those who oppose me. How do I know when to give a full explanation and when to smile and nod? Read: Mark 11:27-33 Jesus’ interaction with the religious …

Daily Reads 06.26.2019

Comparison. It kills. It kills inspiration, creativity, innovation. Constantly looking at someone else prevents me from living fully, celebrating my opportunities, resting in my reality. Read: John 21:20-23 As we look this week at What Would Jesus Say, my mind immediately went to this saying of Jesus. Too often we concern ourselves with the other …

Daily Reads 06.03.2019

Change. We pray for change. We dread change. We desire change. Change happens when we seek it and when we avoid it. It’s a part of life. Some change is desired; other change is avoided. This change in our lives is celebrated! Our youngest daughter is getting married in September. We couldn’t be happier about …

Athletics? Not my thing!

I am not much of an athlete. I am competitive, but not an athlete. My earliest experience with organized sports occurred in seventh and eighth grade track. My parents allowed me to participate in our track program and I actually performed very well. I ran dashes – that is what they were called at the …