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, August 23, 2017

Guilt


"Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity....And you forgave the guilt of my sin."
-Psalm 32:5


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

Walk in God's Strength


"Lord, may all who love you be like the sun when it rises in its strength."  -Judges 5:31


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Little Flock


Jesus said, "Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom." -Luke 12:32


Saturday, August 19, 2017

Joy


"You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy."  -John 16:20


Friday, August 18, 2017

Following the Good Shepherd


"Know that the LORD is God.  It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture." -Psalm 100:3

The New Testament also refers to people as sheep, and for good cause.  Too often people follow people or ideology or lifestyles that are persuasive but counter to what God wants for us.  When I took my granddaughter to see my neighbor's sheep, one ran over to the fence and soon the rest followed.  Another time I saw them out of their fenced-in area and Ken and I went over to try to get them back in.  When one ran in the opposite direction, they all followed.  Eventually one ran down the lane and entered through an open gate and the rest followed.  No doubt the flock followed the first sheep out of the pen to begin with.   Following is a good thing when what you follow is the LORD God.  We must remember we are the sheep of HIS pasture.  Following anything or anyone else can lead us astray.

I am grateful that my shepherd is Jesus Christ.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Rescued!


"Many are the affliction of the righteous, but the Lord rescues them from them all." -Psalm 34:19


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Deliver Us From Evil


"Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream." -Amos 5:24


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Finding Refuge


"He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge."  -Psalm 91:4


Monday, August 14, 2017

Perfect Love Casts Out Fear


Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips." - Psalm 141:3


Sunday, August 13, 2017

God is in the Details


"For He draws up the drops of water; they distill rain from the mist," -Job 36:27

Friday, August 11, 2017

Living Bread


Jesus says, "I am the living bread that came down from heaven.  Whoever eats of this bread will live forever." 
-John 6:51


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Taste and See


"O taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are those who take refuge in him." - Psalm 34:8

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

An Invitation to Dine


"Sir," the servant said, "what you ordered has been done, but there is still room."  Then the master told his servant, "Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full."  -Luke 14:22-23


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Real Life


"What do you want me to do for you?" Jesus asked him.... 
-Mark 10:51

Monday, August 7, 2017

Leaving All Behind


Jesus replied to Peter: "Truly I tell you, no one who has left home or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God will fail to receive many times as much in this age, and in the age to come eternal life." -Luke 18:29-30


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Reflecting God's Love


"When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the LORD." -Exodus 34:29


Saturday, August 5, 2017

In God's Time


"He has set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end."  -Ecclesiastes 3:11


Friday, August 4, 2017

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Do Not Be Afraid


"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." -John 14:27

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

God of All


"The God who made the world and everything in it, he who is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in shrines made by human hands, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mortals life and breath and all things."  -Acts 17:24-25


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Eternity


"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."  -2 Corinthians 4:18



Monday, July 31, 2017

New Life


"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:  The old has gone, the new is here!" -2 Corinthians 5:17


Sunday, July 30, 2017

God is Our Refuge


"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble."  -Psalm 46:1


Saturday, July 29, 2017

Praying to be Seen


"And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others.  Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full." -Matthew 6:5



Friday, July 28, 2017

God Hears Our Prayers


"In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation."  -Psalm 5:3


Thursday, July 27, 2017

Constant Companion


Jesus said: "I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you." - John 14:18


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Knowing Ourselves


"The Lord turned and looked at Peter.  Then Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said to him, 'Before the cock crows today, you will deny me three times.'  And he went out and wept bitterly." -Luke 22:61-62


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Do Not Fret


"Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away." 
-Psalm 37:1-2


Monday, July 24, 2017

Community


"I [Paul] urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people, for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness."  
-1 Timothy 2:1-2


Sunday, July 23, 2017

Finding Rest


"[Jesus] said to them, 'Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.'" -Mark 6:31

Saturday, July 22, 2017

His Loving Peace


"And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." -Philippians 4:7


Friday, July 21, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Poisonous Thoughts


"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:  a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot," -Ecclesiastes 3:1-2


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

God is Mighty


"Mightier than the thunders of many waters, mightier than the waves of the sea, the LORD on high is mighty!" - Psalm 93:4


Monday, July 17, 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Deep Roots


"[Jesus] said to them, 'This is what I told you while I was still with you:  Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.'"  -Luke 24:44


Saturday, July 15, 2017

God's Preparation


"The LORD who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine."  -1 Samuel 17:37


Friday, July 14, 2017

Face to Face


"The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend." -Exodus 33:11


Thursday, July 13, 2017

God Knows All


"Where can I go from Your Spirit?  Where can I flee from your presence?"  -Psalm 139:7


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Collecting the Weeds


"As the weeds are collected and burned in the fire, so will it be at the end of the age."  -Matthew 13:40


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Gates of Hell


"I tell you that you are Peter, and it is on this rock that I will build my congregation, and the powers of hell will not conquer it."  -Matthew 16:18


Monday, July 10, 2017

Doing Right


"For it is God's will that by doing right you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people."  -1 Peter 2:15



Sunday, July 9, 2017

His Compassion Never Fails


"Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."  -Lamentations 3:22-23


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Nothing Can Separate Us


"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."  -Romans 8:38-39



Friday, July 7, 2017

Strength in Him


"For to be sure, he was crucified in weakness, yet he lives by God's power.  Likewise, we are weak in him yet by God's power we will live with him to serve you."  2 Corinthians 13:4


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Knowing God


"Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love." - 1 John 4:8


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

His Power


"I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.  That power is like the working of his mighty strength."  -Ephesians 1:18-19