Tag: Faith

Daily Reads 03.16.2019

Have I got good news for you today! I find that I sometimes think it’s my responsibility to fight the enemy, to stand up to him in my strength. I am getting better at recognizing when my agonizing thoughts or churning gut… Read More

Daily Reads 03.15.2019

Tuesday after my blog posted, I talked to my husband. It was unrelated to the blog, but before we hung up he tentatively said, “Hey, I don’t want to criticize your writing or anything, but you just don’t have the facts straight… Read More

Daily Reads 3.14.2019

Read Nehemiah 5:19; 6:1-3, 14 What do you do when you face an adversary? Or when an adversary wants to meet with you? Do you have a strategic plan? Nehemiah did. Continually throughout the story, Nehemiah responded to criticism, taunts, intimidation and… Read More

Daily Reads 3.13.2019

There is a really great story in the Old Testament about the children of Israel coming back to Jerusalem after seventy years in captivity. They were taken captive in three groups and they came back in three groups. The third group to… Read More

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… Read More

Daily Reads 3.10.2019

The first day of a new week! A beautiful time to dedicate to the Lord. So wherever you find yourself today, set some time aside to see life in a new way and give thanks to him for all his goodness to… Read More

Daily Reads 3.09.2019

John the Baptist, Jesus’ cousin, was sent to prepare the way for the Messiah. He baptized Jesus in the Jordan River and by all appearances, knew that he was the Messiah. But after his arrest, he seems to waver a bit. Read:… Read More

Daily Reads 3.08.2019

Even those who lived in the first century wanted to know who Jesus’ was. But Jesus’ answer often seemed vague and veiled. Read: John 10:22-33 This encounter occurred near the end of Jesus’ life. The people are curious about his identity; they… Read More

Daily Reads 3.06.2019

“Who do you say I am?” This is the question we are examining this week. Jesus has been asking it for a long time. Read: Mark 8:27-33 This is the only time Jesus’ asks that question aloud. He was with his disciples… Read More

What do I do with Jesus?

The first time I encountered the need to respond to Jesus was in the summer of 1971. I was at a family reunion with my parents and younger sister in Colorado. Maybe there were other siblings there too – I don’t remember.