The Peace of Thanksgiving

“Be careful for nothing, but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 (KJV) It’s a wonderful promise – and it’s easy to miss. It’s the promise… Continue reading The Peace of Thanksgiving

A Snappy New Day

I have a collection of coffee mugs.  Some have been given to me by friends, some advertise non-profits or businesses I endorse, some offer poignant or witty sayings to ponder.  A few even have my own artwork on them – from when I was actively working as a freelance cartoonist. One I especially like is… Continue reading A Snappy New Day

Week 44 Counting Our Blessings, Giving the Glory to God

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 44 Scripture Readings: Deuteronomy 7-9 Key Scripture Verses: Deuteronomy 8:17-18 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “You may say to yourself, ‘My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.’ But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability… Continue reading Week 44 Counting Our Blessings, Giving the Glory to God

Week 43 All the Glory Belongs to God

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 43 Scripture Readings: 2 Chronicles 25-28 Key Scripture Verse: 2 Chronicles 26:16 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall.” Our scripture readings report the history of the Israelites and the succession of several kings and their reigns, sometimes reflecting how… Continue reading Week 43 All the Glory Belongs to God

Week 46 Monday

Routine Giving Today’s scripture selection: Deuteronomy 13-15 Key verses: Deuteronomy 14:28-29 “At the end of every three years, bring all the tithes of that year’s produce and store it in your towns, so that the Levites (who have no allotment or inheritance of their own) and the foreigners, the fatherless and the widows who live… Continue reading Week 46 Monday

Week 41 Thursday

Daily Bread Today’s scripture selection: Proverbs 29-30 Key verses: Proverbs 30:7-9 “Two things I ask of you, O LORD; do not refuse me before I die: Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.  Otherwise I may have too much and disown you… Continue reading Week 41 Thursday

Week 17 Wednesday

No Need Today’s scripture selection: Psalms 48-50 Key verses: Psalm 50:9-12        Every now and then it’s good to remind ourselves that God doesn’t need us.      Now, before you think I am suggesting God doesn’t care about us – let me explain.      I simply mean that we need to keep things in… Continue reading Week 17 Wednesday