Tag: new life

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 …

Daily Reads 06.17.2019

She’s here! And she is perfect! Born Friday evening, weighing 6 lbs. 11 oz. and 19 1/2 inches long. The wait is over. We talked about her for so long, preparing her big sister for her arrival. And yet when she came, it was different than Finley expected. She didn’t know what to think that …

Daily Reads 06.16.2019

I invite you to join me online today as I preach at Maple City Chapel in Goshen, Indiana. We will continue our series on the Bible – how it came to us and how to read it for all it is worth. Our topic today is “How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth!” …

Daily Reads 05.25.2019

I contain the treasure of God in a common clay jar. Troubles come and go, but nothing is here to stay. I fix my gaze on what is eternal rather than temporary. I am a new person because of Christ so I don’t look at myself or others from a human view point. Because of …

Daily Reads 05.24.2019

We are common vessels containing the brightest treasure. Troubles come but they are passing through. We are new in Christ and cannot be evaluated by human standards. Read: 2 Corinthians 5:18-21 In our government, an ambassador is the highest ranking individual a president can send to a foreign country to be his representative. In the …

Daily Reads 04.25.2019

It doesn’t matter if you follow the rules or if you look like someone else or if you make yourself miserable to tame your propensity to sin. It matters if you are being transformed into the likeness of Christ. Read: Galatians 6:15-16 The way in which God transforms your heart is up to him. It …

Daily Reads 04.24.2019

“This is extremely satisfying,” my friend said as we pulled together massive amounts of leaves gathered in the landscaping. “It’s hard work, but gratifying!” The same can be said for eliminating debris in my heart. It is hard work, but so satisfying. Read: Galatians 6:9 Don’t give up! The effort you give to living a …

Daily Reads 2.25.2019

What are you taking in? I don’t really care about your food choices, but am concerned about your media, listening, reading, looking choices. This has been swirling around all week and the more it swirled, the more I kept hearing about choices people close to me made that didn’t prove to be helpful. So, what …

Your Gray is Showing!

I colored my hair for many years…like 25 years. In the beginning it was because I could. You know, one month I was Cherry Cola and the next month it was Dark Chocolate. In the summer, I added highlights to give my hair a softer, sun kissed appearance.

Daily Reads 1.04.2019

Read: Philippians 3:13-14; Exodus 33:12-15 Life is compared to a race or athletic competition in many places in scripture. In this passage, Paul says that forgetting what is behind is a prerequisite to pressing in to finish the race so he might receive the heavenly prize Jesus Christ has prepared for him. What is the …