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

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Safe Place


"The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe."  -Proverbs 18:10


Friday, October 20, 2017

Beautiful LORD


"One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek:  that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple."  -Psalm 27:4


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Empty-Handed


"Your name, LORD, endures forever, your renown, LORD, through all generations.  For the LORD will vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants."  -Psalm 135:13-14


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

His Transforming Power


"But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead; he will surely take me to himself." -Psalm 49:15


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Yielding to the Spirit


"May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through.  May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ."
-1 Thessalonians 5:23

Monday, October 16, 2017

Quiet Haven


"The heavens will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment, and those who live on it will die like gnats; but my salvation will be forever."  -Isaiah 51:6


Sunday, October 15, 2017

God's Creation


"The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to mankind."  -Psalm 115:16


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Weaned


"I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content."  -Psalm 131:2


Friday, October 13, 2017

Name Calling


"Jesus looked at him, and said,....'You will be called Cephas' (which, when translated, is Peter)."  -John 1:42


Thursday, October 12, 2017

God's Good News


"He tends his flock like a shepherd:  He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young."  -Isaiah 40:11


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Signs and Wonders


"[The LORD says:]  I have heard your prayer and seen your tears...."  -Isaiah 38:5


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Wake Up!


"Wake up!  Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have found your deeds unfinished in the sight of my God." -Revelation 3:2


Monday, October 9, 2017

Laying Down the Fleece


"Then Gideon said to God, 'Do not be angry with me.  Let me make just one more request.  Allow me one more test with the fleece, but this time make the fleece dry and let the ground be covered with dew.'"  -Judges 6:39


Sunday, October 8, 2017

More Than Enough


"They ate and had some left over, according to the word of the LORD."  -2 Kings 4:44


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Living Hope


"In His great mercy [God] has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead."  -1 Peter 1:3


Friday, October 6, 2017

Nothing But God


"The LORD replied, 'My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.'"  -Exodus 33:14


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Asking in Faith


"Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him.  When he came near, Jesus asked him, 'What do you want me to do for you?"  -Luke 18:40-41


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

God You Are My God


"Teach me to do thy will; For thou art my God:  Thy Spirit is good; Lead me in the land of uprightness."  -Psalm 143:10


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Steadfast Heart


"My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music."  -Psalm 57:7


Monday, October 2, 2017

Trust and Obey


"...Christ Jesus who died--more than that, who was raised to life--is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us."  -Romans 8:34b


Sunday, October 1, 2017

When Discouraged


"But You have saved us from our adversaries, And You have put to shame those who hate us."  -Psalm 44:7


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Born of the Spirit


Jesus said, "The wind blows wherever it pleases.  You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going.  So it is with everyone born of the Spirit." -John 3:8


Friday, September 29, 2017

LORD Almighty King of Glory


"Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.  Who is he, this King of glory?  The LORD Almighty--he is the King of glory."  -Psalm 24:9-10

Thursday, September 28, 2017

No Longer Ruled by the Flesh


"The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so."  -Romans 8:7


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Dressing in Layers


"Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience."  -Colossians 3:12


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Empty Jars


"Elisha replied to her, 'How can I help you?  Tell me, what do you have in your house?'  'Your servant has nothing there at all,' she said, except a small jar of olive oil.'  Elisha said, 'Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars.  Don't ask for just a few.  Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons.  Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side." -2 Kings 4:2-4


Monday, September 25, 2017

Greed


"By justice a king gives a country stability, but those who are greedy for bribes tear it down." -Proverbs 29:4


Sunday, September 24, 2017

God's Work


".....If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ...." -1 Peter 4:11


Saturday, September 23, 2017

Good Works


"We are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."  -Ephesians 2:10



Friday, September 22, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Learning Contentment


"I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation." -Philippians 4:11


Monday, September 18, 2017

Running the Race


"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.  And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith."  
-Hebrews 12:1-2a


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Night is Coming


Jesus said, "As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me.  Night is coming, when no one can work."
-John 9:4


Saturday, September 16, 2017

God's Peace


"In your anger do not sin:  Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry."  -Ephesians 4:26


Friday, September 15, 2017

Open Door


"Jesus said, 'Listen!  I am standing at the door, knocking; if you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to you and eat with you, and you with me.'" -Revelation 3:20


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Living Our Faith


"For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world.  And this is the victory that has overcome the world: our faith."  -1 John 5:4


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Pleasing to God


"All these people were still living by faith when they died.  They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth."  
-Hebrews 11:13


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Taking Care of Strays


"When you see the ox or sheep  of your fellow countryman straying, don't go away and leave them.  Instead, be sure to return them to him.  If your fellow countryman doesn't live near you or you don't know who he is, bring the animal to your house and let it remain with you until he claims it.  Then return it to him."  -Deuteronomy 22:1-2

Monday, September 11, 2017

Relationships


"No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known." -John 1:18

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Letters From Home


"You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts."  -2 Corinthians 3:3


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Seeing God


""Jesus answered: 'Don't you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time?  Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.  How can you say, 'Show us the Father'?'" -John 14:9


Friday, September 8, 2017

Pure in Heart


"Jesus said, 'Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.'"  -Matthew 5:8


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Saved to Save


"Jesus said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'" -Acts 20:35


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Deliverance


"Now, LORD, our God, deliver us from his hand, so that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you alone, LORD, are God."  -2 Kings 19:19


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

First Light


"Jesus said, 'I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'" -John 3:12


Monday, September 4, 2017

The Glory of the Lord


"Let the trees of the forest sing, let them sing for joy before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth."  -1 Chronicles 16:33


Sunday, September 3, 2017

Giving Liberally


"As he taught, Jesus said, 'Watch out for the teachers of the law.  They like to walk around in flowing robes and be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets.  They devour widows' houses and for a show make lengthy prayers.  These men will be punished most severely.'" -Mark 12:38-40


Saturday, September 2, 2017

Safe Within the Fold


"'I myself will tend my sheep and have them lie down,' declared the Sovereign Lord.  'I will search for the lost and bring back the strays.  I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak. . . I will shepherd the flock with justice.'"  -Ezekiel 34:15-16