God Is In Control

This week's reading is book ended with two very important (and rather timely) points. The first one is the importance of growing in faith as a part of community. The second is that even when we are derailed from our original plans, what greater good or unimaginable things can come out of it? Monday January … Continue reading God Is In Control

Letters, Thrones, Beasts and Scrolls.

It is perfectly normal to feel intimidated and maybe even “put off” by the Book of Revelation. But I encourage you to keep reading, at least this one time, all the way through. And while you’re doing so, look for the clues and cross-references to other books of the Bible.  This last book of the … Continue reading Letters, Thrones, Beasts and Scrolls.

Forget Me Not

The last words of Nehemiah are probably something we all hope for: that God remembers us for the good we have done in our lives. Of course, we come up short over and over again, just like the Israelites. But God’s forgiveness and love is abundant. September 28 Nehemiah 9:1-38 Today’s Takeaways: The people completed … Continue reading Forget Me Not

Learning From a Great Leader

Who is the greatest leader you've ever followed? Why did you choose that person? Nehemiah was pretty great. He was unafraid to call people out, but he led with his actions as well as his words. He was consistent and he was faithful. Each of us has a position of leadership - even if just … Continue reading Learning From a Great Leader

I’ll Sing Once More

I can’t believe that this week we will be reading the last three psalms. We started reading on April 13 – right at the beginning of the pandemic lockdown. And we’re ending as (hopefully) things are starting the slow crawl to getting back to normal.  I’ve been thinking about it and maybe this was exactly … Continue reading I’ll Sing Once More

Longing for Normalcy

Though notably disturbing, Psalm 137 is quite relatable. No, not verse 9, but the sentiment behind longing for what used to be. The Israelites had been in exile, where they stayed for 70 years. They missed their homes, their traditions, and their regular way of life. For us it hasn't even been 7 months and … Continue reading Longing for Normalcy

In His Word I Put My Hope

Several of this week’s Psalms talk about fully relying on God. Although this is our ultimate purpose, no one ever said it was easy. Especially in today’s overstimulated, always-striving-for-bigger-and-better world. But maybe these past five months have nudged us (possibly involuntarily) in that direction. When our lives (or the whole world) are in turmoil, humans … Continue reading In His Word I Put My Hope