Care Today’s Scripture Selection: Psalm 39:6 “Man is a mere phantom as he goes to and fro: He bustles about, but only in vain; he heaps up wealth, not knowing who will get it.” Care is a funny word. Used one way – it has to do with the way we lovingly watch out over… Continue reading Care


Baptism Today’s Scripture Selection: First Peter 3:21 “…and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also – not the removal of dirt but the pledge of a good conscience toward God.  It saves you by the resurrection of Christ Jesus.” It may seem to be an odd combination.  One moment, Peter is talking about… Continue reading Baptism


Accepted Today’s Scripture Selection: Job 42:9 “So Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite did what the LORD told them and the LORD accepted Job’s prayer.” In the ancient story of Job, one of the oldest in the Scriptures, there is an ending with a twist. After all the trials and testing;… Continue reading Accepted


Zeal Today’s Scripture Selection: John 9:4 (Note to Faithful Readers: With today’s post we come to our first run through our alphabetical study of the scriptures.  I hope you have enjoyed picking out a few significant words related to the faith – and maybe found a few more of your own.  Tomorrow, it’s back to… Continue reading Zeal


Yearning Today’s Scripture Selection: Psalm 42:2 “My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.  When can I go and meet with God?” So, how thirsty are you? I think about how often we hear things like I can’t wait to… I’m dying to… If it doesn’t happen, I don’t know what I’m going to… Continue reading Yearning


Exalted Today’s Scripture Selection: Mark 16:19 (Note to faithful readers: Please excuse the bit of hedging on our alphabetical search through the scriptures.  X is a pesky little letter so I’m afraid we’ll have to settle for using words that have x somewhere in them!) “So then, when the Lord Jesus had spoken to them,… Continue reading Exalted


Waiting Today’s Scripture Selection: Psalm 40:1 “I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry.” Some of us are better at waiting than others.  I know I certainly have had more than a few impatient moments. But when I read these words from the Psalms; when I hear how God… Continue reading Waiting


Vision Today’s Scripture Selection: First Corinthians 13:12 “Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror, then we shall see face to face.  Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” Vision is an important topic in the Scriptures. We read about God’s looking out on… Continue reading Vision


Understanding Today’s Scripture Selection: Deuteronomy 4:5-6 “See, I have taught you decrees and laws as the LORD my God commanded me, so that you may follow them in the land you are entering to take possession of it.  Observe them carefully, for this will show your wisdom and understanding to the nations, who will hear… Continue reading Understanding


Talents Today’s Scripture Selection: Matthew 18:23-24 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.  As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him.” How much? Ten thousand talents.  And how much is that?  Millions of dollars. He couldn’t… Continue reading Talents