Tag: trust

Daily Reads 05.04.2019

‘My eyes are always on the Lord , for he rescues me from the traps of my enemies.‘ Psalm 25:15 ‘Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the Lord means safety.’ Proverbs 29:25 I can think of nothing more detrimental to the learning process than fear of others. What will happen if I admit …

Daily Reads 04.29.2019

I debate within myself if Monday is the first day of the week. Or is it Sunday? For sure Saturday is the last day of the week, so that makes Sunday the first day of the new week. But I always get to Monday and I think, “Another week begins.” So Sunday becomes this wonderful …

Spring Clean-up

Spring clean-up. Right now, that is a loaded phrase and one that could send me running from the room screaming, holding my head. It always feels like this at this time of year. It is the end of April and we have had just enough warm days to raise our hope that winter is over …

Daily Reads 04.22.2019

What does it mean to follow Jesus? If it isn’t found in following rules and it isn’t found in a life of self-denial and it isn’t about mysterious experiences, what is it? Read: Matthew 16:24; John 10:27; John 13:34-35 If I could summarize the verses above, it would sound like this: Stop thinking about only …

Daily Reads 04.21.2019

Read: John 20:1-10 An empty tomb! That’s what the women found when they rushed to the garden early that Sunday morning. Despair filled their hearts as they attempted to find Jesus’ body. It made sense to stay at the tomb. I find it easy to stay at the tomb, to hang around outside. You know, …

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.