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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… Read More

Daily Reads 08.23.2019

Read: 1 John 4:16-18 Part One: It is my experience that one cause of fear* and anxiety* is not understanding how deeply we are loved by God. When we understand how much we are loved, we place our trust in him. We… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

Poverty to Riches!

It’s a little scary how quickly time passes. It seems like only yesterday I looked forward to my mom coming to help me when my first child was born. That was 30 years ago. Now, I am enjoying the arrival of grandchildren… Read More

Daily Reads 08.19.2019

We spent Saturday with our children, grandchildren and friends. During supper, Finley, our 2 1/2 year old granddaughter, put Ryan, our 28 year old son, into timeout. When asked what he did to get put in timeout, she said, “He hit the… Read More

Daily Reads 08.18.2019

Oh, what joy for thosewhose disobedience is forgiven,whose sin is put out of sight!Yes, what joy for thosewhose record the┬áLord┬áhas cleared of guilt,whose lives are lived in complete honesty!When I refused to confess my sin,my body wasted away,and I groaned all day… Read More

Daily Reads 08.17.29

Last week flying home from vacation, my granddaughter sat in my lap during the descent into Chicago. As often happens, there were a few bumps coming through the clouds. The first time the plane shook, she looked up from what she was… Read More

Daily Reads 08.16.2019

Today I awoke with a weariness that I couldn’t shake. Unsure of the source of this disturbing companion, I did the only thing I was certain would help me. I set myself before the Father and laid out my case. I talked… Read More

Daily Reads 08.15.2019

Thought: responsibilities of life and a cause worth fighting for can cause weariness. Sometimes we lose sight of the value of how we spend our time. Providing for families, paying bills, working jobs, supporting causes – all take their toll. Henri Nouwen… Read More