September 28: “Why You Better Not Wait to Return to God”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Isaiah 54:1–57:14 Ephesians 6:1-24 Psalm 70:1-5 Proverbs 24:8 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Isaiah 55:6–7 (CSB): “Seek the Lord while he may be found; call to him while he is near. Let the wicked one abandon his way and the sinful one his thoughts; let him return to […]

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September 7: “Getting Our Happiness Back”

3 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Song of Songs 5:1–8:14 2 Corinthians 9:1-15 Psalm 51:1-19 Proverbs 22:24-25 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Psalm 51:12 (CSB): “Restore the joy of your salvation to me, and sustain me by giving me a willing spirit.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Psalm 51 is rugged and honest. David, […]

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August 14: “America Needs Jesus!”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Nehemiah 7:73b–9:21 1 Corinthians 9:1-18 Psalm 33:12-22 Proverbs 21:11-12 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Psalm 33:12 (CSB) “Happy is the nation whose God is the LORD – the people he has chosen to be his own possession!” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): As I read my Bible this […]

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August 12: “How to Get Rid Of Guilt and Get Your Happiness Back”

3 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Nehemiah 3:15–5:13 1 Corinthians 7:25-40 Psalm 32:1-11 Proverbs 21:5-7 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Psalm 32:1-2 (CSB) “How joyful is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered! How joyful is a person whom the Lord does not charge with iniquity and in whose spirit is no deceit!” REFLECTIONS […]

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July 25: “On Taking a Spiritual Bath”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: 2 Chronicles 14:1–16:14 Romans 9:1-24 Psalm 19:1-14 Proverbs 20:1 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Psalm 19:12-14 (CSB): “Who perceives his unintentional sins? Cleanse me from my hidden faults. Moreover, keep your servant from willful sins; do not let them rule me. Then I will be blameless and cleansed from […]

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February 21: “The Way Up is Down”

10 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Leviticus 11:1–12:8 Mark 5:21-43 Psalm 38:1-22 Proverbs 10:8-9 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Psalm 38:21–22 (CSB): “Lord, do not abandon me; my God, do not be far from me. Hurry to help me, my Lord, my salvation.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): This is a very honest psalm. It’s rugged. It’s […]

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February 17: “The Kind of People that Jesus Enjoys Being With”

3 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Leviticus 4:1–5:19 Mark 2:13–3:6 Psalm 36:1-12 Proverbs 10:1-2 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Mark 2:16-17 (CSB): “When the scribes who were Pharisees saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples, ‘Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?’ When Jesus heard this, he told them, […]

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January 11: “One Easy Way to Feel Better”

TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Genesis 24:52–26:16 Matthew 8:18-34 Psalm 10:1-15 Proverbs 3:7-8 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Proverbs 3:7-8 (CSB) “Don’t be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and turn away from evil. This will be healing for your body and strengthening for your bones.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Once again, the Scripture tells us […]

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One Difficulty of Pursuing Holiness

None of us likes to admit that we are flawed. We certainly don’t like it when others point out our flaws. Yet, in my Bible reading this morning, I was reminded that followers of Jesus must admit our flaws … and even work to expose more of them. This is definitely counter-intuitive. But, listen to […]

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Why responding to God quickly is so important

DAILY BIBLE READING:Isaiah 54:1–57:14 Ephesians 6:1-24 Psalm 70:1-5 Proverbs 24:8TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):Isaiah 55:6-7 (ESV) “Seek the LORD while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.”REFLECTIONS […]

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