March 12: “To Trust or Not to Trust”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Exodus 23 John 2 Job 41 2 Corinthians 11 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Jesus, however, would not entrust himself to them, since he knew them all and because he did not need anyone to testify about man; for he himself knew what was in man.”  John 2:24-25 […]

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January 27: “You Are Never, Ever Alone”

5 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Genesis 28 Matthew 27 Esther 4 Acts 27 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he said, ‘Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it.’ ” Genesis 28:16 (CSB) Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): One of the many themes […]

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November 22: “What is Salvation?”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Ezekiel 44:1–45:12 1 Peter 1:1-12 Psalm 119:17-32 Proverbs 28:8-10 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): 1 Peter 1:8-9 (CSB): “Though you have not seen him, you love him; though not seeing him now, you believe in him, and you rejoice with inexpressible and glorious joy, because you are receiving […]

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November 8: “The Importance of Friendships”

3 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Ezekiel 18:1–19:14 Hebrews 9:1-10 Psalm 106:32-48 Proverbs 27:10 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Proverbs 27:10 (CSB): “Don’t abandon your friend or your father’s friend, and don’t go to your brother’s house in your time of calamity; better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S […]

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August 30: “Leaders and Relationships”

5 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Job 34:1-36:33 2 Corinthians 4:1-12 Psalm 44:1-8 Proverbs 22:10-12 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Proverbs 22:11 (CSB): “The one who loves a pure heart and gracious lips – the king is his friend.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): As Solomon wrote down the proverb that would become our […]

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July 29: “The Happiness of Pursuing Hospitality”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: 2 Chronicles 24:1–25:28 Romans 12:1-21 Psalm 22:19-31 Proverbs 20:8-10 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Romans 12:13 (CSB) “Share with the saints in their needs; pursue hospitality.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): My reflections this morning are more personal in nature than what I normally write about. I hope […]

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July 7: “The Difficulty of Reconciling Damaged Relationships”

5 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: 1 Chronicles 4:5–5:17 Acts 25:1-27 Psalm 5:1-12 Proverbs 18:19 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Proverbs 18:19 (CSB): “An offended brother is harder to reach than a fortified city, and quarrels are like the bars of a fortress.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): The older I get, the more I realize that […]

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May 26: “Are We Really Impotent Apart From Jesus?”

5 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: 2 Samuel 9:1–11:27 John 15:1-27 Psalm 119:49-64 Proverbs 16:1-3 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): John 15:5 (CSB): “I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without me.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): In […]

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March 29: “A Cry for Help”

7 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Deuteronomy 11:1–12:32 Luke 8:22-39 Psalm 70:1-5 Proverbs 12:4 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Psalm 70:1 (CSB): “God, hurry to rescue me. LORD, hurry to help me!” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): There are a boatload of books at any Christian bookstore to help you learn how to pray. But, you already […]

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Lessons learned from ‘adopting’ an Iranian college student

As a born-and-bred American, I love my country. I am broken and grieved over much of what we have become and are becoming, but I’m still a proud and grateful American. I am also a devout Christian. It’s not simply what I do – it’s who I am. I am absolutely convinced that Jesus is […]

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