Tag: encouragement

Daily Reads 01.28.2020

Consider identity – what you believe about yourself at the core of your being – how was it formed? I can’t help but believe that the beginnings of what we believe is formed very early in life by significant adults. This includes parents, grandparents, siblings, teachers, neighbors, aunts, uncles, cousins. As we move into adulthood, …

Daily Reads 01.26.2020

Today as you enter worship, or contemplate your day, invite Jesus into your thoughts. What is it you need today? Set your intention, check your posture, and prepare to receive. He is in the business of renewal. And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all …

Daily Reads 01.24.2020

Read: Ezekiel 37:1-14 This scripture is the account of Ezekiel’s ecstatic experience where he was led by the spirit of God in a vision to a valley full of dry bones. The purpose was to reveal to Ezekiel the true condition of the hearts of the Israelites in captivity. There are several things of note …

Daily Reads 01.23.2020

First, you must set your intention by answering Jesus’ question, “What do you want me to do for you?” And then position yourself to receive. This is best illustrated by Jesus’ story of the Pharisee and the tax collector. Read it now: Then Jesus told this story to some who had great confidence in their …

Daily Reads 01.22.2020

I spoke at a women’s retreat this past weekend. It was a wonderful group of beautiful women gathering to hear from their Father. We worshipped, ate and crafted together and, of course, circled up around the word of God. Friday evening I spoke on preparing ourselves for a move of God. It is much like …

Daily Reads 01.21.2020

Stepping out of the chaos means I take note of my breath. Listening as I breathe in and out, knowing that the presence of breath is evidence of God’s spirit in me. Another way I step out of the chaos of life is by reminding myself that Jesus holds all creation together. At times it …

Daily Reads 02.20.2020

I am enamored with breathing. Every breath I take means one more moment of life. The last couple of days I listen to my breath coming in, going out. And I think about my Creator. Genesis 2 says it like this: Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the …

Daily Reads 01.15.2020

Read: Ecclesiastes 9 In Solomon’s exploration of life and its purpose, he also explored death. He concluded that death comes to all regardless of position, power or belief system. And in this, he is correct. One hundred percent of us will die. Because he writes trying to find meaning apart from God, his conclusion is …

Daily Reads 01.14.2020

Read: Ecclesiastes 8 While there are many important truths in today’s reading, I will highlight only two. The first is found in verses 5 and 6. Those who are wise will find a time and a way to do what is right, for there is a time and a way for everything, even when a person …

Daily Reads 01.13.2020

Read: Ecclesiastes 7 The reading for today is well worth the effort it takes to read the whole chapter. But knowing we don’t all have the same time, I selected my standout verses to share with you today. Here they are: Not a single person on earth is always good and never sins. Don’t eavesdrop …