Sailing with God

The Storm 13 When a gentle south wind began to blow, they saw their opportunity; so they weighed anchor and sailed along the shore of Crete. 14 Before very long, a wind of hurricane force, called the Northeaster, swept down from the island. 15 The ship was caught by the storm and could not head into the wind; so we gave… Continue reading Sailing with God

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 30: Whom Are You Trying To Please?

Week 30: Whom Do You Want To Please? Today’s Text: First Thessalonians 1-3 Key Text: First Thessalonians 2:1-5 “You know, brothers and sisters that our visit to you was not without results. We had previously suffered and been treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know, but with the help of our God we dared to… Continue reading Week 30: Whom Are You Trying To Please?

Week 29: How to Become Someone New

Today’s Text: Colossians 3-4 Key Text: Colossians 3:12-14 “And so, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should… Continue reading Week 29: How to Become Someone New

Week 28: Roots

Week 28: Roots Today’s Text: Colossians 1-2 Key Text: Colossians 2:6-7 “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” Do you remember the hugely popular TV miniseries called… Continue reading Week 28: Roots

Week 27: Rejoice in the Lord

Today’s Text: Philippians 3-4 Key Verse: 3:1 “Finally, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord.” The apostle Paul was a man who experienced many things in his life. Early on, he was well trained in the Jewish law, extremely well trained. He was zealous about his faith, and became a persecutor of followers of… Continue reading Week 27: Rejoice in the Lord

A Fresh Start

Key Texts: Romans 8:1-8 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.  For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh,… Continue reading A Fresh Start

Week 49 Sunday

Two Important Questions Today’s scripture selection: Acts 21-22 Key Verses: Acts 22:6-11 When the apostle Paul told the story of how he had not only become a follower of Christ but had been called into service in His name – he talked about his “road to Damascus” experience. It’s the stuff of which movies are… Continue reading Week 49 Sunday