Tag: trust

Daily Reads 04.20.2019

Read: Isaiah 53:4-9 Today – the hours between the crucifixion and the resurrection – the most disheartening day for Jesus’ disciples. Their hopes were high that Jesus was going to set them free from Roman oppression, that he was the Messiah. And then Friday happened and they hid. Hid away from the authorities – both …

Daily Reads 04.17.2019

Read: Colossians 2:16-17 The first thing Paul warns against in following Christ is LEGALISM. Legalism is defined as strictly following the “letter of the law” rather than the spirit. It is following the rules without embracing the spirit of something. For example, church attendance is an excellent tool for growing in our faith. It is …

Daily Reads 04.14.2019

Read: Colossians 2:2-4; 6-7 I do not do well with house plants. They die. It’s just that simple. Unless it is a cactus that doesn’t require much care or attention. I don’t seem to have the touch. Orchids are especially troubling to me. I know their roots need special attention…not too much water, but enough; …

Daily Reads 04.13.2019

Who doesn’t love a secret? Right now I am enjoying the secret of knowing my unborn granddaughter’s name. We talk to her, using her name when no one is around. But it’s a secret. Some people don’t like secrets. They are the type who look for their gifts before Christmas, birthdays or Valentine’s Day. Maybe …

Beside the Still Water

As the sun makes it’s final descent into the horizon, I think of spring. Today has been beautiful! Cold, but beautiful. It is also spring break for many schools in my area and I couldn’t help but think about all the families traveling to warm destinations for some much needed family time.

Daily Reads 04.01.2019

I am sure you have all heard the expression FOMO. If not, it is an acronym for “fear of missing out.” You know, those times when you are with friends and you really have to use the bathroom but you don’t want to go for fear of missing out. Even my 2 year old granddaughter …

Daily Reads 3.23.2019

Read: Romans 15:13 God is our source of hope, and when we trust in him, we will be filled with joy and peace. Then confident hope will be ours in abundance through the work of the Holy Spirit. Hope doesn’t mean the absence of suffering or difficult times. It is the sustaining power during those …

Do you see what I see?

Instead you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it. I Peter 3:15

Daily Reads 3.08.2019

Even those who lived in the first century wanted to know who Jesus’ was. But Jesus’ answer often seemed vague and veiled. Read: John 10:22-33 This encounter occurred near the end of Jesus’ life. The people are curious about his identity; they want to know if he is the Messiah. Jesus says the proof is …

Daily Reads 3.07.2019

Read: Isaiah 61:1-3; Luke 4:16-19 Some passages, such as this one in Isaiah, are called Messianic because they point to and predict the coming Messiah. Isaiah wrote this hundreds of years before Jesus’ birth, but it pointed to a future time, when the Messiah would appear. When Jesus was asked to speak in the synagogue, …