Day 165

Today we discuss King Jeroboam and love and learn of a remarkable young woman who appeared on the TV show, America’s Got Talent.

The Value of Fathers

This was given to me by my friend, Ward Anderson, who along with myself is an Area Director for Man in the Mirror ministries.  It is worth the read. The Inherent, irreplaceable value of fathers Published June 17, 2012 FoxNews.com On Father’s Day people tend to become sentimental and writers reflect on their own dads […]

Day 97

Today’s Readings Deuteronomy 29:1– 30:20 Luke 11:37-12:7 Psalm 78:1-31 Proverbs 12:19-20 The reading from Deuteronomy is hard to read because it is full of the things God did and will do to those who do not follow his commands. The New Testament is said to be that of a much kinder God, but in today’s […]

Day 34

Jesus commands us to love with all we have and to love everyone. Meanwhile, Moses gets some help.

Day 32

Today’s Readings Exodus 13:17-15:18 Matthew 21:23-46 Psalm 26:1-12 Proverbs 6:16-19 There are some huge stories in today’s readings. In fact, it is hard to pick just one passage to write about, but I’m going to give it a try! In the reading from Exodus, the Israelites are finally breaking free from the bondage of the […]

Day Seventeen

Today’s Readings Genesis 35:1 – 36:43 Matthew 12:1-21 Psalm 15:1-5 Proverbs 3:21-26 Today we read a long genealogy about Jacob and Esau in the Old Testament reading.  I used to think this was the boring and why did God put this into the Bible?  But I realize that our history is important, where we came from […]

Day Fourteen

Today’s Readings Genesis 30:1-31:16 Matthew 10:1-23 Psalm 12:1-8 Proverbs 3:13-15 There are so many interesting stories in today’s readings. Jacob has many children with his wives and their maidservants. Having children with maidservants is an interesting topic, but we will not explore it here. However, I would be safe to say that should Mrs. Freese […]

Day Thirteen

Today’s Readings Genesis 28:1-29:35 Matthew 9:18-38 Psalm 11:1-7 Proverbs 3:11-12 Are there any young men or women who would wait for seven years for the one they love? Or wait another seven years for that same person? Delayed gratification is on display in today’s Old Testament story. 16 Now Laban had two daughters; the name of […]

Day Twelve

Today’s Readings Genesis 26:17-27:46 Matthew 9:1-17 Psalm 10:16-18 Proverbs 3:9-10 In yesterday’s reading, we read how Jacob stole the birthright of Esau for a bowl of stew. While Esau was complicit in his own failure, today it appears that Jacob and his mother, Rebekah, used deceit and treachery to steal from Esau something that was […]

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 […]

Goals

What are goals? I once said that dreams are merely goals not written down. How true that is! If you have a dream but fail to put them on paper and give them legs and a time line, then your dream will most likely, go unfilled. But the power of putting it down on paper […]

My Goals

In the above post I talked about how and why we set goals.  How can one talk about goal setting if they do not practice what they preach, so here are my goals for the summer.  I have several other goals, but these are short term, less than a year, goals I have set for […]

The attack of the ducks

I took Tori to our duck pond, but the ducks didn’t like us as much as she liked them.

I’m Going to do it!

Have you ever gotten to a point in your life where the day-to-day just isn’t cutting it? You know what I mean, you live your life, kids, job, spouse, church, that occasional trip and night out, but where is the challenge? Sure, you have some challenges in your job, but honestly, you could “mail it […]

Tori Kay Jumping

This is Tori jumping on the trampoline, isn’t she cute?

Read This Book!

If you read one “Christian” book this year do yourself a favor and read this book!  Maybe you are confused by the way you are supposed to “act” and “feel” as you are attending church, or maybe you are searching for authenticity and honesty.  If so this book will be a refreshing look at the […]

Our Visit to Midland Lutheran

We visited the week after Easter and found few cars in the parking lot, in fact we thought we may have arrived at the wrong time. But we soon discovered we had the time correct, 10:30, so we went in and were greeted by a kind couple who welcomed us and told us to, “try […]

A Great Book

I just read this book and I commend it to you.  The author describes how he grew up in a fundamental Christian home and lived to tell about it.  He does an excellent job of weaving together his life with what the church was doing in his life, or maybe to his life, and how […]