Week 52 Thursday

Mine to Give Today’s scripture selection: Song of Solomon 7-8 Key verse: Song of Solomon 8:11-12a It’s a song of deep, never ending love and devotion between a man and woman. It’s also a picture of the deep, never ending love and devotion that can be shared between Christ and His church; God and His… Continue reading Week 52 Thursday

Week 52 Wednesday

The Breath of Praise Today’s scripture selection: Psalms 149-150 Key verse: Psalm 150:6 “Don’t waste your breath!” Have you ever said that to anyone? Usually, we say it half in warning; half in exasperation – telling someone that he or she is wasting time trying to get a particular point across. “Don’t waste your breath,”… Continue reading Week 52 Wednesday

Week 52 Tuesday

Behind the Scenes Today’s scripture selection: Esther 6-10 Key verses: Esther 7:3 “Then Queen Esther answered, “If I have found favor with you, Your Majesty, and if it pleases you, grant me my life- this is my petition.  And spare my people – this is my request.” Some have quickly passed over the story of… Continue reading Week 52 Tuesday

Week 52 Monday

Like Showers On New Grass Today’s scripture selection: Deuteronomy 32-34 Key verse: Deuteronomy 32:1-3 At the end of the Book of Deuteronomy we get a glimpse of Moses, not as lawgiver, but as poet. Here, in the form of a song, we hear this invitation to praise the God that has been so centrally important… Continue reading Week 52 Monday

Week 52 Sunday

Whose I am, and whom I serve Today’s scripture selection: Acts 27-28 Key Verse: Acts 27:23 In route to his “appointment” with Caesar; the apostle Paul – and those with him – ran into more than a little trouble. During a tempest at sea, the ship on which Paul sailed – and all aboard – were… Continue reading Week 52 Sunday

Week 51 Saturday

The Welcome Mat Today’s scripture selection: Third John Key verses: Third John, verse 5 I guess it’s supposed to be funny. It’s a door mat that I saw for sale awhile back. It says simply, “Go Away.” My, how the world has changed.  I understand that people are tired of dealing with junk mail; solicitors;… Continue reading Week 51 Saturday

Week 51 Friday

Real Evil Today’s scripture selection: Revelation 12-17 Key verses: Revelation 12:17 “Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went to make war with the rest of her offspring – those who obey God’s commands and hold to the testimony of Jesus.” Though the message is filled with symbolic images; it’s message is crystal clear:… Continue reading Week 51 Friday

Week 51 Thursday

Majestic as the Stars Today’s scripture selection: Song of Solomon 5-6 Key verse: Song of Solomon 6:10 “Who is this that appears like the dawn, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, majestic as the stars in procession?” Of all the terms lovers use to describe each other these days – majestic – is… Continue reading Week 51 Thursday

Week 51 Wednesday

Simple Understanding Today’s scripture selection: Psalms 146-148 Key verse: Psalm 147:5 “You just don’t understand!” How many times has that phrase been uttered through tears; yelled in anger; whispered in disbelief? How many times have children said that to their parents or spouses said that to one another? Sometimes, regardless of who is “right” or… Continue reading Week 51 Wednesday

Week 51 Tuesday

A Bitter Meal Today’s scripture selection: Esther 1-5 Key verses: Esther 3:1-6 “When Haman saw that Mordecai would not kneel down or pay him honor, he was enraged.  Yet having learned who Mordecai’s people were, he scorned the idea of killing only Mordecai.  Instead Haman looked for a way to destroy all Mordecai’s people, the… Continue reading Week 51 Tuesday