2015 - "Three Little Words" by Terry Ferguson
The Fruit of the Spirit
2016 - "Through the Year with Francis of Assisi"
by Murray Bodo
2017 - Thanks-Living

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Being Made Perfect


"For I am confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will continue to perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus."  -Philippians 1:6


Monday, June 26, 2017

Awesome Creation


"Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was good!"  -Genesis 1:31


Sunday, June 25, 2017

Living God's Word


"These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts."  -Deuteronomy 6:6


Saturday, June 24, 2017

What About Me?


"Now that you know these things you will be blessed if you do them." -John 13:17


Friday, June 23, 2017

In Harmony


"So in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.  We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us."  -Romans 12:5-6


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Relying on God


"Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death.  But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead."  2 Corinthians 1:9

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

True Freedom


"I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus."  -Philippians 3:8


Monday, June 19, 2017

Living Without Fear


"When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats.  Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly."  1 Peter 2:23


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Trapped!


"The wise men will be put to shame; they'll be dismayed and trapped.  Since they have rejected the word of the LORD, what kind of wisdom do they have?"  -Jeremiah 8:9


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Living for Him


"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord rather than men."  -Colossians 3:23


Friday, June 16, 2017

The Righteous Will Shine


"Jesus said, 'The righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father.'"  -Matthew 13:43


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Renewing of Your Mind


"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship.  Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will."  -Romans 12:1-2


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Religion vs. Relationship


"Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls."  -Matthew 11:29


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Consider the Clouds


"Do you know how the clouds hang poised, those wonders of Him who has perfect knowledge?" -Job 37:16

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Lord's Work


"Therefore, my dear brothers, be steadfast, unmovable, always excelling in the Lord's work, knowing that your labor in the Lord is not in vain."  -1 Corinthians 15:58


Sunday, June 11, 2017

From God's Hand


"Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand."  -1 Chronicles 29:14


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Pure and Sweet


"Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me."  -Psalm 51:10

Friday, June 9, 2017

Sanctification


"They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.  Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth."  -John 17:16-17


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Arrogance


"But the LORD God called to the man, 'Where are you?'  He answered, 'I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.'"  -Genesis 3:9-10


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Embracing Change


"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven..." - Ecclesiastes 3:1


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Our Strength


"I can do everything through him who gives me strength"  -Philippians 4:13


Monday, June 5, 2017

Contentment


"Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires."  -Romans 8:5


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Take Heart!


"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble. But take heart!  I have overcome the world!"  -John 16:33



Saturday, June 3, 2017

Harmony and Love


"By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." -John 13:35


Friday, June 2, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Everything We Need


"His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness."  -2 Peter 1:3


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Contrite Heart


"You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.  My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise."  -Psalm 51:16-17

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Being Light


"I am the Lord, I have called you to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness."  -Isaiah 42:6,7


Monday, May 29, 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017

God Cares


"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?  Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father's care."  -Matthew 10:29


Saturday, May 27, 2017

Transformation


"...in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth."  -Ephesians 4:22-24

Friday, May 26, 2017

Transitions


"Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you.  He will not fail you or forsake you."  
- 1 Chronicles 28:20


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Eternal Life


"Jesus prays:  'This is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.'"  -John 17:3

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Only One Master


"No one can serve two masters.  Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other.  You cannot serve both God and wealth."  -Luke 16:13


Monday, May 22, 2017

Do Not Sow Among Thorns


"Break up your fallow ground, and do not sow among thorns."  -Jeremiah 4:3


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Miracles in the Morning


"Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth; sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise."  -Psalm 66:1-2


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Bound Yet Unbound


"Jesus said, 'Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him."  -John 7:38


Friday, May 19, 2017

Rooted and Built Up


"So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness."  -Colossians 2:6-7


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Growing Points


"Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.  Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is."  -Ephesians 4:15-17


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Resurrection Life


"I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."  -John 10:10

Lilia Trotter writes about the resurrection life:  ".....a gateway is never a dwelling-place; the death-stage is never meant for our souls to stay and brood over, but to pass through with a will into the light beyond........He is not a god of the dead, but a God of the living, and He would have us let the glory of His gladness shine out."

I have photographed many gateways on our travels, but none would be a good place actually to live.  Gateways are meant to open the way to what is beyond.  When we accept Christ--our gateway to God--we can start our journey along the path He has already prepared for us.

I am grateful that to die with Christ is to live life to the fullest without fear.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Growing Closer to God


"But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."  -2 Peter 3:18


Monday, May 15, 2017

God's Word


"The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever."  -Isaiah 40:8


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Good Soil


"....the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it.  This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown."  -Matthew 13:23


Saturday, May 13, 2017

God Above All


"From one New Moon to another and from one Sabbath to another, all mankind will come and bow down before me, says the Lord."  -Isaiah 66:23


Friday, May 12, 2017

Truth


"When he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth."  -John 16:13


Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Golden Rule


"So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets."  -Matthew 7:12


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

God's Sanctuary


"My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the LORD; My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.  Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young--a place near your altar, LORD Almighty, my King and my God."
-Psalm 84:2-3