Week 3 Tuesday

When the Battles Get Old Today’s scripture selection: Joshua 11-15 Key verses: Joshua 13:1 My office library is filled with Bibles. Somewhere along the line I learned that it’s good to have various versions of these ancient texts, along with their adjacent commentaries.  Read them side by side and you soon learn something very important.  People… Continue reading Week 3 Tuesday

Week 3 Monday

A Rainbow’s Promise Today’s scripture selection: Genesis 8-11 Key verse: Genesis 9:12-16           Promises are important things.  From our youngest days we understand that.  Friends keep promises; enemies don’t.  Marriages are built on them; divorces happen because they are ignored.  Promises are just one way that we become people of integrity – people others… Continue reading Week 3 Monday

Week 3 Sunday

The Sermon of a Lifetime Today’s scripture selection: Matthew 5-7 Key verse: Matthew 5:1-2      He had stepped out of obscurity into a very public ministry.  He had told the people that the kingdom of heaven was much closer to them then they realized.  He had called his first disciples, promising these simple fishermen that… Continue reading Week 3 Sunday

Week 2 Saturday

Follow the Rules Today’s scripture selection: Romans 3-4 Key verses: Romans 3:23-24      “THAT’S NOT FAIR – YOUR’E NOT FOLLOWING THE RULES!” Remember those days?  Maybe you were playing “Spaceman on Mars” when you encountered your alien little sister hiding behind a bush.  You shot her with your ray gun, but she didn’t disintegrate like… Continue reading Week 2 Saturday

Week 2 Friday

More Than Candles Today’s scripture selection: Isaiah 7-11 Key verses: Isaiah 9:2 Each year at our church there is one evening to which I look forward like none other – Christmas Eve.  Nestled out in the countryside, on that magical night, our little white church shines brightly.  Why?  Because like so many other congregations we… Continue reading Week 2 Friday

Week 2 Thursday

A Life Hedged In Today’s scripture selection: Job 3-4 Key verses: Job 3:23      When I first got my beloved dog Dash from the rescue foundation I found out he had been given that name for good reason.  Open a door, turn your back, and that little dog was gone – flying down the street… Continue reading Week 2 Thursday

Week 2 Wednesday

Rest in Peace Today’s scripture selection: Psalms 3-5 Key verses: Psalm 3-5      Anyone who has ever seen a horror movie depicting a spooky old graveyard knows what the letters “R.I.P.” mean.  The phrase “Rest in peace” evokes an image of the funeral home parlor, not a good night’s sleep.  But today’s scripture passage suggests… Continue reading Week 2 Wednesday

Week 2 Tuesday

No Child’s Play Today’s scripture selection: Joshua 6-10 Key verses: Joshua 10:14      When I was a kid, like many young boys, I liked to play at war.  I went through the classic “Cowboys and Indians” phase; the “Batman verses the Joker” phase; the “Spaceman verses the dreaded alien from Mars” phase.  I remember being… Continue reading Week 2 Tuesday

Week 2 Monday

Waiting Out The Storm Today’s scripture selection: Genesis 4-7 Key verse: Genesis 6:8, 22      The Bible is filled with stories – stories of failure and victory; terrible sin and amazing redemption; death and life.  On almost every page we meet characters of all type and persuasion, some beautiful, some not.  But read those stories… Continue reading Week 2 Monday

Week 2 Sunday

How far is heaven? Today’s scripture selection: Matthew 3-4 Key verse: Matthew 4:17      Some years ago a song hit the airwaves that asked an important question, “Tell me, Lord, how far is heaven?”  That’s a good question. And I was a little surprised to find it being asked on pop radio.  Maybe I shouldn’t… Continue reading Week 2 Sunday