Ecclesiastes 3:1 (It Is Time Now)

For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. (Ecclesiastes 3:1) Read: Ecclesiastes 1:1-3:22, Corinthians 6:1-13, Psalm 46:1-11, Proverbs 22:15 Relate: All it would take is five dollars a day. I’m 37 years old. If I were to start today by putting five dollars a day every day into an account like an IRA or…

A Written Record

It is all too easy to get caught up in the drudgery of day to day living. The stuff of life can so bog us down that we forget to truly live and we find ourselves enduring it instead. Journaling is a way to break free from that.

Before Dawn Breaks

Before daybreak the next morning, Jesus got up and went out to an isolated place to pray. (Mark 1:35) Read: Leviticus 1:1 – 3:17, Mark 1:29 – 2:12, Psalm 35:17-28, Proverbs 9:13-18 Relate: By nature I am a night owl. I often feel like my best, most productive moments don’t come until that sun sets. In…

Truly Free

So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free. (John 8:36) Read: Isaiah 8:1 – 11:16 Relate: The distance from the head to the heart is about eighteen inches. My stride is about twenty-seven inches so for me that is only about two thirds of my every step. As close as it physically may be,…

On The Mountain

Then the meeting broke up, and everybody went home. Jesus returned to the Mount of Olives, but early the next morning he was back again at the Temple. (John 7:53-8:2) Read: 1 Kings 17:8 – 20:22 Relate: On the Mount of Olives there was a garden. It is called Gethsemane. It is famous as the place where Jesus prayed…

2 Thessalonians 3:13 (Perseverance)

Read: Jeremiah 26:1-27:22, 2 Thessalonians 3:1-18, Psalm 85:1-13, Proverbs 25:16 As for the rest of you, dear brothers and sisters, never get tired of doing good. 2Thessalonians 3:13 Relate: What is perseverance? Some say its a habit. Its the habit of getting up in the morning when you’d rather hit the snooze button. Its the habit of…

Impossible Vows (7/5/13)

Read: 1 Chronicles 1:1-2:17, Acts 23:11-35, Psalm 3:1-8, Proverbs 18:14-15 The next morning a group of Jews got together and bound themselves with an oath not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul. (Acts 23:12) Relate: Mitsutaka Uchikoshi holds the world record. He didn’t do it intentionally, but there it is, all his own, and nobody…

What Are You Looking At (6/24/13)

Read: 2Kings 6:1-7:20, Acts 15:36-16:15, Psalm 142:1-7, Proverbs 17:24-25 Then I pray to you, O Lord. I say, “You are my place of refuge. You are all I really want in life.” (Psalm 142:5) Relate: There was a time where I decided to become a mall walker. I don’t know if this happens in all malls or only in the…