We just completed Hebrews in our home church bible-reading plan. What a blessing this book has been to me, especially now that we are celebrating our Lord's resurrection. Indeed, He is worthy of our praise! This book, as with any in the bible, serves to encourage us in what the writer calls, "the race that … Continue reading The Race That Is Set Before Us.
A friend of mine writes a blog called "Faith in the Struggle" that focuses on recovery. In today's post, he wrote of motivating ourselves by asking simple questions. For example, "Is this what I want my life to look like?" I like that type of reflection. It serves as a basis for charting a new … Continue reading Start The Day Off Right
I wrote the other day about faith being like a two-sided coin. Today's topic is similar. It's on John 15:9, "As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. Abide in my love." Maybe it's because I had a father who was not a nice man, or maybe it's simply because I'm a … Continue reading Jesus Loves Me
Confession time. I have been pretty frustrated lately with my indwelling sin. It doesn't seem to be getting any better with regard to noticeable change in self-control. In other words, it doesn't seem as if I have lost any weight. I've come to the biblical conclusion that for me dieting and exercise regimens are a … Continue reading Patiently Waiting?
Two devotional items came together for me this morning. Whenever that happens, it's time to pay attention. The first was Charles Spurgeon's Morning and Evening through Truthforlife.org. It's about being grateful for trials. Here's the opening paragraph to give you a taste: If none of God’s saints were poor and tried, we should not know … Continue reading Grateful for Trials
It snowed here yesterday. Several inches. Right after an out-door-all-day-long-kinda-day on Saturday. That's OK. It was a beautiful snow and won't last long. Spring is in the air! You can tell by the positioning of the sun. The sun rises earlier and sets later. Pay attention and you'll see the sun rising (and setting) farther … Continue reading Spring Is In The Air!
We're in Leviticus with my church bible plan. It's the book many dread reading. I get that, but there are some very interesting things in it as well. For example, God says a couple of times, "You shall be holy as I am holy." What does that mean? I'm not going to attempt to plumb … Continue reading You Shall Be Holy
It was my intention to start today's post by saying that Psalm 37 is one of my favorite landing places in the bible. I didn't because I have so many that are my "favorites" that this no longer is an adequate descriptor. Maybe I should say Psalm 37 is one of my favorite, favorite of … Continue reading My New Favorite Verse
What did you think about Wednesday's post? Is dieting really a false religion? Let's explore that some more. Here's how Bible Gateway defines false religion: The worship of anything that is not God, including any form of religion that fails to do justice to the glory and majesty of God. Scripture criticizes both the practices … Continue reading Is Dieting Really a False Religion?
Last night my eyes were opened to a portion of scripture that I had not noticed before. Who opened them? God did. My eyes are still blind, mind you, and I see only because he has given me sight. Little by little, he shows me more and more. I have found that dieting is another … Continue reading Dieting: Another False Religion.