Week 30 Monday

Be Holy Today’s scripture selection: Leviticus 19-21 Key verses: Leviticus 19:2 It may seem like a tall order, but there it is: “Be holy, because I, the LORD your God, am holy.” And the order was issued to not just the pious; not just the particularly religious, but the whole community – everyone. The people… Continue reading Week 30 Monday

Week 29 Tuesday

Well Guided Today’s scripture selection: Second Kings 11-16 Key verses: Second Kings 12:1-3      In ancient Israel kings came and went – frequently.  Some were pretty good; some were extremely evil; and some were very young when they began to rule.      Take young Joash for example.  He was only seven years old when his… Continue reading Week 29 Tuesday

Week 27

Pressing On Today’s scripture selection: Philippians 3-4 Key verse: Philippians 3:14      Over the years I have heard the apostle Paul described in many ways: faithful; dedicated; eloquent.  I’ve also heard him described in less than glowing ways: harsh; un-yielding; judgmental.      But one word that comes to mind for me when I read this… Continue reading Week 27

Week 20 Thursday

Speechless Today’s scripture selection: Job 39-40 Key verse: Job 40:4        Sometimes…there just aren’t any words.      Sometimes, either we have Said everything we can think to say or There just aren’t any simple answers or The pain is too deep or The beauty takes our breath away or It just seems best to… Continue reading Week 20 Thursday

Week 16 Friday

On the Wheel Today’s scripture selection: Jeremiah 17-21 Key verse: Jeremiah 18:6b “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand…” I’ve always liked the image that is presented in Jeremiah’s story of how Israel was like the clay on God’s wheel – He being the master artisan. It speaks… Continue reading Week 16 Friday

Week 14 Wednesday

Life Is Short Today’s scripture selection: Psalms 39-41 Key verses: Psalm 39:4-5   Life is short.  It’s a platitude we’ve all heard. It’s also true. The problem is most of us don’t really believe it.  Or at least you couldn’t tell we do by our actions. I suppose it’s only natural that many of us… Continue reading Week 14 Wednesday

Week 13 Friday

Before You Were Even Born Today’s scripture selection: Jeremiah 1-6 Key verses: Jeremiah 1:5 He was a prophet, called to speak to a people who didn’t want to listen.  Worse, as a nation they were moving toward destruction at a frightening pace.  Eventually, a kingdom called Babylon would swallow them up.  And the prophet who… Continue reading Week 13 Friday

Week 13 Friday

Before You Were Even Born Today’s scripture selection: Jeremiah 1-6 Key verses: Jeremiah        He was a prophet, called to speak to a people who didn’t want to listen.  Worse, as a nation they were moving toward destruction at a frightening pace.  Eventually, a kingdom called Babylon would swallow them up.  And the prophet… Continue reading Week 13 Friday

Week 12 Friday

A Work In Progress Today’s scripture selection: Isaiah 62-66 Key verses: Isaiah 64:8        I remember a time, from what seems a lifetime ago, when I took some art classes in college.  I was fair at drawing; got by in basic graphic design; did well in Art History; and was actually good at cartooning. … Continue reading Week 12 Friday

Week 10 Saturday

Milk or Meat Today’s scripture selection: First Corinthians 3-4 Key verses: First Corinthians 3:1-2 If you are of a certain age you may remember a popular television commercial from the mid-eighties featuring a disgruntled little old lady.  Confronted by a miniscule hamburger on a “big fluffy bun” at a fast food restaurant, she explains to… Continue reading Week 10 Saturday