9/11 – Where were you?

Where were you when the towers came tumbling down?

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Weeping Fathers

But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, are only a small village among all the people of Judah. Yet a ruler of Israel, whose origins are in the distant past, will come from you on my behalf. (Micah 5:2) Read: Micah 5:1-7:20, Revelation 7:1-17, Psalm 135:1-21, Proverbs 30:5-6 Relate: “But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, are only a small village among all the people of Judah. Yet a…

En Memoriam

Three years have passed since the horror at Sandy Hook made that school a household name in the US. For most of the world, time and events have moved on. There is an abundance of new stories and issues to pull at our heart strings and to enter into our prayer lists. For the relatives…

Sandy: 1 Year Later

Read: Lamentations 3:1-66, Hebrews 1:1-14, Psalm 102:1-28, Proverbs 26:21-22 The thought of my suffering and homelessness is bitter beyond words. I will never forget this awful time, as I grieve over my loss. Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. (Lamentations…

Rewinds Are Impossible (9/4/13)

Read: Ecclesiastes 7:1-9:18, 2 Corinthians 7:8-16, Psalm 48:1-14, Proverbs 22:17-19 People can never predict when hard times might come. Like fish in a net or birds in a trap, people are caught by sudden tragedy. (Ecclesiastes 9:12) Relate: There was a show my mom used to watch when I was a kid. I think it was called…

December 17 – A Voice Is Heard

Read: Nahum 1:1-3:19, Revelation 8:1-13, Psalm 136:1-26, Proverbs 30:7-9 A cry was heard in Ramah – weeping and great mourning. Rachel weeps for her children, refusing to be comforted, for they are dead. (Matthew 2:18) Relate: All week I’m going to be grabbing verses out of the Christmas story as my verse of the day rather than something from the daily reading. While…