Day Eleven

Today’s Readings Genesis 24:52– 26:16 Matthew 8:18-34 Psalm 10:1-15 Proverbs 3:7-8 As I read today’s selections I see such a connection between these Scriptures for myself.  In our Genesis reading Esau comes in from hunting and is starving.  Jacob (ever the conniver) offers to give him some stew if he sells his birthright.  As I […]

Day Ten

Today’s Readings Genesis 23:1– 24:51 Matthew 8:1/17 Psalm 9:13-20 Proverbs 3:1-6 I know a man who is very successful by the world’s standards.  He has money, property and owns a large oil company here in West Texas.  He loves to hunt and fish and has bought thousands of acres of land to build habitats for […]

Day Nine

Today’s Readings Genesis 20:1– 22: Matthew 7:15-29 Psalm 9:1-12 Proverbs 2: 16-22 I grew up all over the USA: Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, California and finally Denver.  My fondest memories of my childhood are my days in Stoughton, Wisconsin.  We lived in a simple house with no fences in the backyard.  This was great for football […]

Day Eight

Today’s Readings Genesis 18: 16– 19: 38 Matthew 6: 25– 7: 14 Psalm 8: 1-9 Proverbs 2: 6-15 I often worry about things that I cannot control, like the weather and what others think.  I can control neither, yet often I find myself wondering and worrying.  If I do this what will that person think? […]

Day Seven

Today’s Readings: Genesis 16: 1– 18: 15 Matthew 6: 1-24 Psalm 7: 1-17 Proverbs 2: 1-5 Today I read about Ishmael and the coming of Isaac.  Ishmael and Isaac are both from the same father, Abram and then Abraham, but of two mothers, Hagar and Sarai, or Sarah later.  This appears to be the classic […]

Day Six

Today’s Readings Genesis 13: 5– 15: 21 Matthew 5: 27-48 Psalm 6: 1-10 Proverbs 1: 28-33 Today’s readings are rich in “easy-to-follow” steps.  We read in Matthew 5, the Beatitudes which are full of the “how-to’s” if you will.  And then we read in the Old Testament section about the wars between the kings of […]

Day Five

Today’s Readings Genesis 11: 1– 13: 4 Matthew 5: 1-26 Psalm 5: 1-12 Proverbs 1: 24-27 2  “ I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3   I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses […]

Day Four

Today’s Readings Genesis 8: 1– 10: 32 Matthew 4: 12-25 Psalm 4: 1-8 Proverbs 1: 20-23 Genesis 8: 1– 10: 32 Matthew 4: 12-25 Psalm 4: 1-8 Proverbs 1: 20-23 In today’s reading in the Old Testament, we find the flood has stopped and Noah is determining if the water has receded enough to leave […]

Day Three

Today’s Readings Genesis 5: 1– 7: 24 Matthew 3: 7– 4: 11 Psalm 3: 1-8 Proverbs 1: 10-19 Today’s readings are from a wide variety of stories: The lineage of Adam, Noah, and the flood, the temptation of Jesus, David’s plea for protection and Solomon warning us to lay in wait for an innocent man […]

Day Two

Today’s Readings Genesis 3: 1– 4: 26 Matthew 2: 13– 3: 6 Psalm 2: 1-12 Proverbs 1: 7-9 Today I read chapter three in Genesis.  The Fall.  One of the great doctrines of the Christian faith.  It is so easy to look at Eve and say I would never do that.  However, we all do […]

Day Eleven

Today’s Readings Genesis 24:52– 26:16 Matthew 8:18-34 Psalm 10:1-15 Proverbs 3:7-8 As I read today’s selections I see such a connection between these Scriptures for myself.  In our Genesis reading Esau comes in from hunting and is starving.  Jacob (ever the conniver) offers to give him some stew if he sells his birthright.  As I […]

Day Ten

Today’s Readings Genesis 23:1– 24:51 Matthew 8:1/17 Psalm 9:13-20 Proverbs 3:1-6 I know a man who is very successful by the world’s standards.  He has money, property and owns a large oil company here in West Texas.  He loves to hunt and fish and has bought thousands of acres of land to build habitats for […]

Day Nine

Today’s Readings Genesis 20:1– 22: Matthew 7:15-29 Psalm 9:1-12 Proverbs 2: 16-22 I grew up all over the USA: Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, California and finally Denver.  My fondest memories of my childhood are my days in Stoughton, Wisconsin.  We lived in a simple house with no fences in the backyard.  This was great for football […]

Day Eight

Today’s Readings Genesis 18: 16– 19: 38 Matthew 6: 25– 7: 14 Psalm 8: 1-9 Proverbs 2: 6-15 I often worry about things that I cannot control, like the weather and what others think.  I can control neither, yet often I find myself wondering and worrying.  If I do this what will that person think? […]

Day Seven

Today’s Readings: Genesis 16: 1– 18: 15 Matthew 6: 1-24 Psalm 7: 1-17 Proverbs 2: 1-5 Today I read about Ishmael and the coming of Isaac.  Ishmael and Isaac are both from the same father, Abram and then Abraham, but of two mothers, Hagar and Sarai, or Sarah later.  This appears to be the classic […]

Day Six

Today’s Readings Genesis 13: 5– 15: 21 Matthew 5: 27-48 Psalm 6: 1-10 Proverbs 1: 28-33 Today’s readings are rich in “easy-to-follow” steps.  We read in Matthew 5, the Beatitudes which are full of the “how-to’s” if you will.  And then we read in the Old Testament section about the wars between the kings of […]

Day Five

Today’s Readings Genesis 11: 1– 13: 4 Matthew 5: 1-26 Psalm 5: 1-12 Proverbs 1: 24-27 2  “ I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3   I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses […]

Day Four

Today’s Readings Genesis 8: 1– 10: 32 Matthew 4: 12-25 Psalm 4: 1-8 Proverbs 1: 20-23 Genesis 8: 1– 10: 32 Matthew 4: 12-25 Psalm 4: 1-8 Proverbs 1: 20-23 In today’s reading in the Old Testament, we find the flood has stopped and Noah is determining if the water has receded enough to leave […]

Day Three

Today’s Readings Genesis 5: 1– 7: 24 Matthew 3: 7– 4: 11 Psalm 3: 1-8 Proverbs 1: 10-19 Today’s readings are from a wide variety of stories: The lineage of Adam, Noah, and the flood, the temptation of Jesus, David’s plea for protection and Solomon warning us to lay in wait for an innocent man […]

Day Two

Today’s Readings Genesis 3: 1– 4: 26 Matthew 2: 13– 3: 6 Psalm 2: 1-12 Proverbs 1: 7-9 Today I read chapter three in Genesis.  The Fall.  One of the great doctrines of the Christian faith.  It is so easy to look at Eve and say I would never do that.  However, we all do […]