Week 29: Even the Swallow

Week 29: Even the Swallow Today’s Text: Psalm 84-86 Key Text: Psalm 84:3-4 “Even the swallow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young – a place near your altar, O LORD Almighty, my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house,… Continue reading Week 29: Even the Swallow

Week 40 Monday

A Time Of Sounding Trumpets Today’s scripture selection: Numbers 29-32 Key verse: Numbers 29:1 “And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, ye shall have a holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work; it is a day of blowing the trumpets unto you.” God has no problem calling people to… Continue reading Week 40 Monday

Week 39 Wednesday

Resting Easy Today’s scripture selection: Psalms 114-116 Key verse: Psalm 116:7 “Return, O my soul, to your rest for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.” There’s nothing quite like resting easy. Of course, all sorts of people have different definitions of what rest is. Some think it is a long awaited vacation in some… Continue reading Week 39 Wednesday

Week 37 Thursday

A Dangerous Slumber Today’s scripture selection: Proverbs 23-24 Key verse: Proverbs 24:33-34 “A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands and rest and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.” When I read these scripture verses I think of the men and women I… Continue reading Week 37 Thursday

Week 33

Work, Work, Work Today’s scripture selection: John 5-6 Key Verses: John 5:16-17 It was the Sabbath.  And the law was clear: no work, period. So, first, they went after the man whom Jesus had healed, because he was no longer an invalid.  Why?  Because he was up walking and carrying the mat on which he… Continue reading Week 33

Week 32 Monday

Jubilee Today’s scripture selection: Leviticus 25-27 Key verses: Leviticus 25:11-12 It was called the year of Jubilee. A great festival, lasting the entire year, held every fifty years – it was a sort of Sabbath for the entire nation. According to Easton’s Bible Dictionary, during this year “The land was to be fallow, and the… Continue reading Week 32 Monday

Week 31 Monday

Busy, Busy, Busy Today’s scripture selection: Leviticus 22-24 Key verses: Leviticus 23:3 Everybody’s so busy.  Or at least it seems that way. I serve a small congregation, out in the country.  We’re near a city – but not a mammoth one.  It’s not L.A. or New York.  It’s Virginia – you know, the Blue Ridge… Continue reading Week 31 Monday

Week 22 Monday

Sabbath Today’s scripture selection: Exodus 33-36 Key verse: Exodus 35:2      Our world values action.  And there is nothing wrong with that.  There is important work to be done.  Needs are met; creative pursuits are undertaken; the world is made a better place.      But there is also a place for rest – a place… Continue reading Week 22 Monday

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