July 19: “One Key to Intentional, Successful Living”

1 Chronicles 28:20 (NLT): “Then David continued, ‘Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don’t be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. He will see to it that all the work related to the Temple of the LORD is finished correctly.’”

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June 30: “Living for Eternity”

Acts 20:22-24 (NLT): “And now I am bound by the Spirit to go to Jerusalem. I don’t know what awaits me, except that the Holy Spirit tells me in city after city that jail and suffering lie ahead. But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.”

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April 19: “The Joy of Making a Disciple”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Leviticus 23 Psalms 30 Ecclesiastes 6 2 Timothy 2 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” 2 Timothy 2:2 (CSB) Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): As […]

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April 15: “Enjoying God and Finding Meaning in Life”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Leviticus 19 Psalms 23-24 Ecclesiastes 2 1 Timothy 4 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “There is nothing better for a person than to eat, drink, and enjoy his work. I have seen that even this is from God’s hand, because who can eat and who can enjoy life […]

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January 7: “Available to the Lord”

5 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Genesis 7 Matthew 7 Ezra 7 Acts 7 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Now Ezra had determined in his heart to study the law of the LORD, obey it, and teach its statutes and ordinances in Israel.” Ezra 7:10 (CSB) Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): God is always at […]

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Two Books I Would Give to My 17-Year-Old Self

As I am well-entrenched in my late 40’s, I have come to realize that this is the place where energy and wisdom converge. I’m still young enough to enjoy exercising and being active. But, I’ve lived long enough to know much more than I did when I left my parent’s home to begin my own […]

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Ecclesiastes and life under the sun

As I read through all twelve chapters of Ecclesiastes this morning, I couldn’t help but realize the obvious theme: “Life stinks!” Well, those aren’t Solomon’s exact words. He put it this way: “‘Everything is meaningless,’ says the Teacher, ‘completely meaningless!’” (Ecclesiastes 1:2)As I read through the book, I saw where he explored every avenue possible to […]

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The Basis for Mankind’s Value

To some, Genesis 9:5-6 seems unduly harsh (and most certainly politically incorrect). Yet, the deeper meaning of this text could warm the coldest heart. The context: Noah and his family had just exited the boat after the world-wide flood. God gave Noah permission to add to his culinary repertoire. Adding to his vegetarian diet, he […]

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