Tag: growth

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?… Read More

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… Read More

Daily Reads 11.17.2019

Today, whether you are in community worship or at home in your recliner, take a few minutes to be wrenchingly honest with yourself. Are you slowly moving away from where you want to be? Are you taking care of the important things… Read More

Daily Reads 11.14.2019

Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that’s where life starts. Don’t talk out of both sides of your mouth; avoid careless banter, white lies, and gossip. Keep your eyes straight ahead; ignore all sideshow distractions. Watch your step, and the road will stretch… Read More

Daily Reads 09.30.2019

Read: I John 5:13-15 Asking for what I need. Why is that difficult? I think it’s because, in asking, I admit that I am not self-sufficient. Acknowledging weakness isn’t a trait admired in our world. And, to be honest, it wasn’t a… Read More

Daily Reads 09.27.2019

Read: Zephaniah 3:17 Today our youngest daughter will say “I do” to the love of her life. For the last 18 months, I have watched Zac and Katlyn grow in love. And it has been a beautiful progression to observe. You see,… Read More

Daily Reads 09.21.2019

Another observation regarding chosenness: you gotta live like you believe it. There is a saying, “Fake it, ’til you make it.” I don’t know where it came from or if its roots are admirable, but it applies here. After encountering the Lord,… Read More

Daily Reads 09.16.2019

Listening to songs for our daughter’s wedding and painting my son-in-law’s (to be) house to my daughter’s playlist, one song kept popping up. “More Like Love” by Ben Rector is a story of moving from the desire to be famous to the… Read More

Daily Reads 09.15.2019

Read: Philippians 1:9-10 Paul says it very plainly here. As we grow in love (for one another), understanding (of God’s mysterious plan) and knowledge (of God and his ways), we will know what really matters. All of this results in pure and… Read More

Daily Reads 09.12.2019

Today’s post is not spiritual or theological. It’s just downright practical. We face the question every day, “What really matters?” Read: Philippians 4:6-13 I came home from an all day event to find that my freezer was not working. The contents were… Read More