Reading with the Pastor Luke 13 and Psalm 90 Verses 18-21 grabbed my attention from today’s reading. The Mustard Seed and the Leaven 18 He said therefore, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? 19 It is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden, and it grew … More What to Remember When Your Love and Care Aren’t “Enough”
Reading with the Pastor Luke 4 and Psalm 78:34-72 Notice verse 14 “And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and a report about him went out through all the surrounding country.” Observation: There seems to be a connection between the Lord’s 40 days of prayer through His temptation in the wilderness and … More May His Word Fall into Your Broken Places
Today’s Readings AM Matthew 3 and PM Psalm 5 & 6 For those of you joining us on the journey of reading through the New Testament by the end of the year and the book of Psalms twice, here’s a pattern for how to organize your devotional time and record what you … More Need a New Pattern for Your Daily Devotions?
Filled with a knowledge of Scripture, this one sentence from Ann Voskamp’s blog post today (“What to hold on to when it feels like the world is hurting”) is worth contemplating, as is the whole post she offers the world today. There is faith that stands or falls on the truth that the future with … More Ann’s Words
Journaling with God I don’t know if this is original to Ann Voskamp but that is where I first ran across this suggested outline for journaling your devotional time. Thanks Ann. (That’s Ann on the right.) It has proven helpful and simple and I want to recommend it here as an aid to hearing the … More Need a New Pattern for Your Daily Devotions?
Monday After Thoughts Last week I posted a great quote by Ann Voskamp on giving. This week I have another great quote from the same article in which I found last week’s quote. The article was written by Kristen Welch and was provocatively titled “Dear World: Let’s Stop Giving Our Crap to the Poor.” I’ve provided … More “No-one has ever become poor by giving.” Anne Frank
Monday is for Discussion Believers should out love, out give, out patient, out forgive, out die, everyone else in the culture. We should live better, think better, love better and die better than all who don’t know the joy of the gospel. Whether we have much or little, whether we have health or cancer, whether … More The Art of Joyful Giving: Ann Voskamp Says it Almost Perfectly
Tuesday is for Reflection Rereading Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, an entire book exploring the “intentional embrace of a lifestyle of radical gratitude,” (from the backcover). This is a discipline that is not easy, but it is a discipline that transforms life, all of life and Ann … More “You’ve Changed” : : The Difference Gratitude Makes
Just a link. More than a link. Admiration. Hope. Encouragement. And maybe … a challenge to live more fully for the glory of Christ and the joy of others. Link: Three Words to Change a Life “Then you came”
Weekend Links Busy week packing, moving, hoping for the sale of our house in Bolingbrook. But a good week. A week where God drew near, where plans produced fruit, where men and women heard (and glory!), believed in the Gospel and trusted in the Savior. Have a great weekend celebrating the wonder of our great … More Links to Wonder; Links to change Church Culture; Links to Sanity about American Military Developments and much more