Tag: health

Daily Reads 02.19.2020

I replied, “But my work seems so useless! I have spent my strength for nothing and to no purpose.” Isaiah 49:4 It is easy to lose hope when our work seems meaningless. It is built into our DNA to make a difference. We want our days filled with purpose and our lives to mean something …

Daily Reads 02.16.2020

Who may worship in your sanctuary, Lord? Who may enter your presence on your holy hill? Those who lead blameless lives and do what is right, speaking the truth from sincere hearts. Those who refuse to gossip or harm their neighbors or speak evil of their friends. Those who despise flagrant sinners, and honor the faithful …

Daily Reads 02.15.2020

Remember, change and growth aren’t easy. But you can be easy on yourself. Take a break from the negative self-talk and embrace the process of growing. Have a great Saturday!

Daily Reads 02.12.2020

As soon as Jesus heard the news, he left in a boat to a remote area to be alone.  Matthew 14:13 Immediately after this, Jesus insisted that his disciples get back into the boat and cross to the other side of the lake, while he sent the people home. After sending them home, he went up …

The Pain that Performs

A few months ago, as I prepared to speak at a local Christian school, I had an ah-ha moment. As I pondered my own spiritual journey, I recognized that wounds from my past could be my excuse or my strength. Everyone experiences episodes that cause wounds. Interestingly, it is not the episode that causes long …

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 once said there are three big lies: I am what I have. I …

Daily Reads 08.12.2019

Weariness: reluctance to see or experience anymore of something. Read: 2 Thessalonians 3:13 Have you ever had that thought? “I’m just done with this. I don’t want to do it anymore.” I know I have. In the scripture today, Paul wrote to the believers in Thessalonica. In his first letter to them, he spoke about …

Daily Reads 08.11.2019

Read: Philippians 4:2-3 I admit, this is an odd passage to choose for a daily devotional. As I read it again, it struck me in a new way. Conflict is a part of life. It happens in families, neighborhoods, churches, jobs, committees and teams. It isn’t the conflict that is the problem. It is that …

Daily Reads 08.10.2019

It’s good to be home on my porch soaking up the morning rays. There is no place quite like home, is there? No matter where I wander or where I roam, home is where I want to be at the end of the day. Read: Philippians 4:10-13 Paul expresses well in this scripture the attitude …

Daily Reads 08.09.2019

In the 2009 movie, Avatar, the producers depicted a strong connection between the Na’vi beings and the natural environment surrounding them. Although I don’t subscribe to that exact representation, I will say it was interesting to me to see the connection between beings and nature portrayed in such a vividm, concrete way. Genesis 1-3 give …