This week we are starting the study of the book of Philippians. The author is Paul and he wrote this letter to show us how to live our lives as Christians and reflect Christ in our words and actions. The format of our reading plan is a little different. The book of Philippians has four … Continue reading Dear Philippi
This week we can see through Paul’s journey what it means when God is with us and the Holy Spirit guides us. It certainly does not mean that our life is all rainbows and butterflies. Despite many challenges and much physical harm, Paul stood boldly in the truth of Christ. Monday March 15, Acts 21:27-36 … Continue reading Who Do You Reflect?
This week we see examples of God freeing people from bondage. But there are different ways to be a prisoner – both spiritual and physical. As you read Acts this week, ask your children to look for examples of what we can be prisoners of, and how we can be set free. Monday February … Continue reading Break Free
God can not only transform a caterpillar into a butterfly, but more importantly He can transform our lives! This week’s reading has one of the best examples of this. It shows us that anyone, no matter their past, can be changed and serve God. God’s amazing love can change the life and heart of … Continue reading Change Is Coming
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
O Holy Night Of the many famous stories in the Bible, the one we read about this week is very familiar – probably the most familiar – to us and our children. Unfortunately, that can make it hard for our kids (and us!) to be amazed. Please really read the story this year, because it … Continue reading O Holy Night
Today is the first Advent Monday! Advent means "coming" and it is a time of expectant waiting and preparation. It also marks a new liturgical year, so you can put 2020 behind you and start fresh 🙂 There are four themes: hope, love, joy and peace. Things we can always use more of! We dug … Continue reading Hear All About It
The wrath of God is terrifying until you try to understand it. God has tried over and over again to let people figure it out, until there was no choice left and it was time for final judgment. But again the good news is what Revelation tells us and what we can focus on – … Continue reading In Christ Alone
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.
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