December 26 – Limited Accomplishment

It is a hard line to walk to balance my pragmatism and my dreams. If I swing too far to one side I fall into complaining. If I go too far to the other, I step into complacency.

He Settled

One day Terah took his son Abram, his daughter-in-law Sarai (his son Abram’s wife), and his grandson Lot (his son Haran’s child) and moved away from Ur of the Chaldeans. He was headed for the land of Canaan, but they stopped at Haran and settled there. (Genesis 11:31) Read: Genesis 11:1-13:4, Matthew 5:1-26, Psalm 5:1-12, Proverbs 1:24-28 Relate: The history…

And It Was Good

And God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:12, 18, 21, 25) Read: Genesis 1:1-2:25, Matthew 1:1-2:12, Psalm 1:1-6, Proverbs 1:1-6 Relate: This is the time of year when those new, New Year’s Resolutions come into effect. Maybe that’s a big thing for you. Maybe not. For me its huge. I love the ability to start new. I love the…

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…

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…