June 21: “A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow”

5 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Deuteronomy 26Psalm 117-118Isaiah 53Matthew 1 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Psalm 118:24 (CSB): “This is the day the Lord has made; let’s rejoice and be glad in it.” Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): A big part of how we will respond to life is based upon how we […]

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April 30: “The Mindset of a Hopeful Struggler”

8 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Numbers 7 Psalms 42-43 Song of Solomon 5 Hebrews 5 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Why, my soul, are you so dejected? Why are you in such turmoil? Put your hope in God, for I will still praise him, my Savior and my God.” Psalm 42:5,11; 43:5 (CSB) […]

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February 19: “Keep Your Eyes on the Finish Line”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Exodus 2 Luke 5 Job 19 1 Corinthians 6 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “But I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the end he will stand on the dust. Even after my skin has been destroyed, yet I will see God in my flesh. I will […]

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September 11: “The Hope In Feeling Hopeless”

3 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Isaiah 8:1–9:21 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 Psalm 55:1-23 Proverbs 23:4-5 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): 2 Corinthians 12:10 (CSB): “So I take pleasure in weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and in difficulties, for the sake of Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE […]

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July 18: “Why You Can Be Happy When Life Gets Hard”

7 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: 1 Chronicles 26:12–27:34 Romans 4:13–5:5 Psalm 14:1-7 Proverbs 19:17 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Romans 5:3–5 (CSB): “And not only that, but we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance, endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope. This hope will not disappoint us, because […]

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Enjoying God from our youth

DAILY BIBLE READING:Deuteronomy 13:1-15:23Luke 8:40-9:6Psalm 71:1-24Proverbs 12:5-7BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY:Psalm 71:5-6 “For you are my hope, Lord God, my confidence from my youth. I have leaned on you from birth; you took me from my mother’s womb.”REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):The Psalmist spoke of his incredible plight. While he was now old and was praying […]

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A cure for discouragement

TODAY’S BIBLE READING:Leviticus 20:22-22:16 Mark 9:1-29Psalm 43:1-5Proverbs 10:18BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY:Psalm 43:5 “Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again— my Savior and my God!”REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):I suspect that virtually every person alive has experienced discouragement at least once in their life. Most […]

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On understanding depression and suicidal thoughts

I was unimaginably brokenhearted as I heard a few days ago that Matthew Warren, the 27 year old son of pastor Rick Warren, had taken his life. An autopsy revealed that Matthew died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. I cannot imagine the grief that the Warren family is going through right now. Their whole world […]

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