Tag: christian living

Daily Reads 01.09.2020

Read: Ecclesiastes 4:7-12 The Teacher highlights one of the universal necessities for wholehearted living: companionship. In the past we may have called it fellowship; today we call it connection. Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone …

Daily Reads 01.06.2020

Read: Ecclesiastes 1 Perhaps you are a bit like me, wondering what this life is really all about. When I ponder the sameness of the days, months, seasons, years – I feel a bit overwhelmed. What really is the purpose and meaning of life? Even the question is not new. People have been asking it …

Daily Reads 01.03.2020

A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart. Luke 6:45 Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. Proverbs 4:23 …

Happy New Year!

Happy 2020! Welcome to the new decade! In just a few short weeks, we will welcome our third granddaughter. She is the first best gift of this new year and I can’t wait to meet her. As I anticipate her arrival, my mind wanders around titles changed by her birth. She will be the first …

Daily Reads 12.31.2019

Happy New Year’s Eve! Last week, I was watching a news channel and they highlighted the preparation taking place in Times Square for the dropping of the crystal ball later today. It is truly a magnificent creation. Patch.com describes it this way: The 2020 Waterford Crystal sphere set to drop on the last midnight of …

Daily Reads 12.30.2019

I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward …

Daily Reads 12.29.2019

The year is widing down and many of us look to the New Year with hopes that things will be different, better somehow. The beginning of the year is a great time to evaluate our lives and make changes. This often involves resolutions related to health and wellness, both financially and physically. Unfortunately, statistics say …

Daily Reads 12.28.2019

Today would have been my mom and dad’s 68th wedding anniversary. My dad passed from this life into his eternal home in September of 2009. I still miss him and his stubborn ways. But one thing that lives on is his commitment to family and faith. I cannot thank him enough for his stubbornness in …

Daily Reads 12.27.2019

Henri J.M. Nouwen wrote a beautiful book entitled “Life of the Beloved.” A short and valuable read, it explores the possibility of spiritual living in a secular world. During Advent, I read Nouwen’s Advent devotional. The entry for Day 21 was entitled, “Belovedness Belongs to All.” I was challenged to see not only myself, but …

Daily Reads 12.11.2019

Advent Day 11: Read: Luke 11 Jesus was invited to the house of a Pharisee for dinner. Some of those in attendance were also religious teachers. A Pharisee was one part of the Jewish population who emphasized following the law to the most minute detail often forgetting about the intention of the law in the …