Tag: purpose

Daily Reads 01.17.2020

Read: Ecclesiastes 11 Today Solomon turns to investment advice. In our house, Dave takes care of our investment portfolio, following the advice of a financial manager. It seems to me that Solomon’s advice is as good as anyone. His perspective: DIVERSIFY. Balance seems to be the key to successful living. He says in all of …

Daily Reads 01.10.2020

My first experience with roller coasters was while I was dating my husband. Theme parks, like Cedar Point, were not on my radar and I had never been on anything like the coasters theme park boasts. To be fair, I didn’t know how much I would hate them. We entered the park – this was …

Daily Reads 01.09.2020

Read: Ecclesiastes 4:7-12 The Teacher highlights one of the universal necessities for wholehearted living: companionship. In the past we may have called it fellowship; today we call it connection. Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone …

Daily Reads 01.08.2020

Read: Ecclesiastes 3 This chapter has to be one of the most familiar from the writing of Ecclesiastes. “There is a time for everything…” and on The Teacher goes to contrast birth and death, planting and harvest, etc. Even at this writing, I upset the palm plant on my desk and it landed on the …

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 06.01.2019

This morning I sat down to read, opening to 2 Timothy. I am preparing for a sermon I will preach in a couple of weeks, so I read with extra attentiveness Paul’s words to his friend, Timothy. Read: 2 Timothy 1:1, 12 It strikes me that Paul lived with the end in mind. He was …

It’s all in Perspective

“You are ruining my life!” (Please read in a whiny, crying voice – maybe even with some exaggerated eye rolling while throwing head back.) Have you ever said that to anyone? Maybe your parents? Maybe God? My daughter said that to me during the first week of kindergarten because I said she had to go …

You Matter

Do I matter? Am I making a difference? These are questions we all wrestle with at one time or another. The innate need to be significant and live with purpose is something we can’t ignore. It tolls within us like the midnight bell…do I still have time? Has the opportunity passed me by?  

Just keep swimming…

I love the movie Finding Nemo. Probably because I love Dory so much. I understand her… I think…I can’t really remember. But some of the greatest advice of all time comes from that movie. Dory reminds Marlin at one