Tag: christian living

Daily Reads 11.29.2019

Then he said, “Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.” Luke 12:15 Black Friday! Are you a die-hard Black Friday shopper? Do you wait until Cyber Monday? Do you like to shop at all? No matter where you find yourself today, remember that having more “things” will …

Daily Reads 11.28.2019

Thankful: conscious of benefits received; expressive of thanks Thankfulness: the quality or state of being thankful HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Always be joyful.  Never stop praying.  Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Daily Reads 11.27.2019

Today as I write in a local coffee shop, I can’t help hearing the conversations around me. Shhh…don’t tell anyone I am listening. I hear all kinds of holiday plans. These cousins coming in, those people going there, destinations near and far, family in to sort through dad’s things, conflict anticipated, nerves already on edge. …

Daily Reads 11.25.2019

Social anxiety? It takes many forms and hits people in different ways, but I think we all experience it at one time or another. A while back I left a social gathering feeling a more than normal amount of angst. Discussing it with my husband brought some relief, but I woke the next morning still …

Daily Reads 11.24.2019

In a world where change happens at lightening speed, I’m grateful for the consistent character of God who loves me. It is my anchor in the storm. Psalm 103 is a beautiful reminder of all that he has done and will do for me, his dearly loved daughter! A psalm of David. Let all that …

Daily Reads 11.22.2019

Saul was the first king of Israel. He struggled to obey God and accept his directives through the prophet, Samuel. Rather, he chose to go his own way and follow what the people said, choosing his reputation over obedience. Due to Saul’s overt rejection of God, God rejected him as king over Israel. Saul was …

Daily Reads 11.21.2019

I find it helpful and interesting to look deeper into the original languages of scripture to help me understand concepts. In Yahweh’s self-description (Exodus 34:6-7), forgiveness is listed as one of God’s character qualities. The original Hebrew word used is one that literally means to pick up or lift an object and move it away. …

Daily Reads 11.20.2019

I shared scripture yesterday that said God never changes. The three passages I cited all speak of God’s promise to Abraham to make a people for himself. In other words, God will not “unchoose” us in favor of a different plan. He sticks with his Plan! (See Isaiah 14:24-27 for more on God’s unchanging plan.) …

The Inevitable

I grab a cup of coffee, my favorite flannel blanket, light a candle and curl up on the chair in my office. This is my safe space where I ponder and reflect on all things related to living. I plan, I write, I meditate in this sacred space. To my left is a rustic cross …

Daily Reads 11.18.2019

Change is inevitable. What characterizes your response to change? Are you in a season of change and wondering what is happening? As you listen to this song, allow it to stir your heart and give thought to change. Is it a friend or foe? Looking forward to the week together!