May 9: “Casting Our Burdens Upon the Lord”

7 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Numbers 17-18 Psalms 55 Isaiah 7 James 1  Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never allow the righteous to be shaken.” Psalm 55:22 (CSB) Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): Psalm 55:22 is a wonderful verse, isn’t […]

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August 18: “When You Get Squeezed, What Comes Out?”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Esther 1:1-3:15 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 Psalm 35:17-28 Proverbs 21:19-20 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): 1 Corinthians 11:19 (CSB) “Indeed, it is necessary that there be factions among you, so that those who are approved may be recognized among you.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): The first century church at […]

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The Primary Way to Achieve Inner Peace

Are you anxious? Afraid? Stressed? There certainly may be compounding factors that require some extra attention. Sometimes, counseling or even medication may be required. But, all things being equal, the Bible gives us the simple, primary answer for these maladies. Isaiah 26:3-4 (CSB) “You will keep the mind that is dependent on you in perfect […]

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A Human Doing vs. A Human Being

On our recent trip to Israel, after spending time in the region of Galilee and then arriving in Jerusalem, I commented on social media: “After spending a full day experiencing the craziness of Jerusalem, I can certainly see why Jesus spent most of His time in the relatively peaceful region of Galilee.” I certainly meant […]

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Stress and the need to get away

Sometimes the stresses of life can overwhelm us.  Stresses at work.  Stresses at home.  Stresses of relationships.  Stresses of money.  Etc., etc., etc. As a former Bible teacher used to tell me (using the King James Bible phrase ‘come apart’ which means to separate yourself from your present situation):  “Come apart or you’ll come apart.” […]

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A pastor’s heart

If a pastor takes his job as seriously as God’s Word instructs, he realizes that he has a massive weight resting firmly upon His shoulders. Not only is he responsible to pursue personal holiness (1 Peter 1:15-16), he is also responsible for his family’s spiritual well-being (1 Timothy 3:4-5) as well as his congregation’s (as […]

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