Tag: inspiration

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 01.21.2020

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 01.16.2020

Read: Ecclesiastes 10 In this chapter, Solomon contrasts wisdom and folly. Most of his contrasts are written in the form of pithy sayings that cut right to the point. I especially enjoyed verse 10. Using a dull ax requires great strength, so sharpen the blade. That’s the value of wisdom; it helps you succeed. Ecclesiastes …

Daily Reads 01.07.2020

Futililty: pointlessness or uselessness; serving no purpose Read: Ecclesiastes 2 Solomon considered the pointless cycle of life in chapter one. He turns to the futility of life in chapter two. In an effort to find meaning, he turned to pleasure and work. He found both to be quite meaningless in themselves. He sought laughter, wine, …

Daily Reads 12.06.2019

Advent Day 6: Read: Luke 6 This is a powerhouse chapter! But I am limiting myself to one observation, so this is it! Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven. Give, and you will …

Daily Reads 12.03.2019

But in that day, the branch of the Lord will be beautiful and glorious; Isaiah 4:2a Advent – Day 3: Read: Luke 3 As I read this chapter, it seems to me it can be summarized in one word: preparation. John the Baptist is preparing the way for the Messiah preaching repentance from sins and baptizing with …

Daily Reads 12.01.2019

Today I read an Advent challenge; something that will prepare my heart for Christmas and the celebration of this magical season. Beginning today, read one chapter of the gospel of Luke every day. There are twenty-four chapters, so you will finish the day before Christmas with a fresh and deeper understanding of the reason why …

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? No matter where you find yourself today, remember that having more “things” will …

Daily Reads 11.27.2019

Today as I write in a local coffee shop, I can’t help hearing the conversations around me. Shhh…don’t tell anyone I am listening. I hear all kinds of holiday plans. These cousins coming in, those people going there, destinations near and far, family in to sort through dad’s things, conflict anticipated, nerves already on edge. …