Traveling, parenting and other obligations made it incredibly challenging to write this week. However, I was able to produce and publish three new additions for the devotional study through 1 Peter. I was also able to share a post I originally wrote over two years ago about the life and influence of my great grandmother. You […]Read more "Saturday Summary: 1/25-1/29 2016"
Introduction to 1 Peter Today’s reading: 1 Peter 2:1-12 I stand amazed at who Scripture declares us to be in Christ. While it is true that those of us who have been born again to a living hope through the power of Jesus are Christians, it is important to remember that we are so much more […]Read more "Daily Devotion: So Much More Than Christian (1 Peter 2:1-12)"
Introduction to 1 Peter Today’s reading: 1 Peter 1:22-25 God’s Word is important. Through it we come to know Him intimately. He speaks to us through His Word and uses it to transform our lives. This is why we must soak our minds with it daily. Today’s text has much to say about the importance of […]Read more "Daily Devotion: The Word of God (1 Peter 1:22-25)"
Introduction to 1 Peter Today’s reading: 1 Peter 1:13-21 I love it when the Holy Spirit literally brings His Word to life and uses it to illuminate my mind and penetrate my heart with His truth. When this happens, I have a hard time stopping with just a verse or two. That is exactly what occurred […]Read more "Daily Devotion: Fighting for Holiness (1 Peter 1:13-21)"
As many of you know, I’m relatively new at being a daily blogger. While it is incredibly rewarding to share my gleanings from God’s Word everyday with such a receptive audience, I’m learning it is also incredibly challenging to maintain such a frequency. Instilling a new discipline—especially a spiritual discipline—is always hard work. But, by God’s […]Read more "Finding a Rhythm"
Introduction to 1 Peter Today’s reading: 1 Peter 1:3-12 If you are reading this it means God has graciously given you life for another day. Your heart is beating. Your lungs are functioning. Your brain is controlling and regulating each of your bodily functions—even the ones you do without thinking. You are alive. And if you’re […]Read more "Daily Devotion: A Living Hope (1 Peter 1:3-12)"
Introduction to 1 Peter Today’s reading: 1 Peter 1:1-2 Greetings are important. They are used to grab our attention and set the tone for the the discussion to follow. This is also true for letters in the Bible. However, I must admit that I have often been guilty of skipping over the first few verses of […]Read more "Daily Devotion: Don’t Skip the Greeting (1 Peter 1:1-2)"
Introduction to Esther Today’s reading: Esther 10 I love when stories have great endings. As we have seen in our study of Esther, there were times when everything seemed to come against Mordecai. For instance, he had no choice but to give up his biological cousin and adopted daughter, Esther, to become the queen of […]Read more "Daily Devotion: A Great Ending (Esther 10)"
Introduction to Esther Today’s reading: Esther 9 Only God can take helpless and hopeless situations and turn them around. Finally, after much dread and fear, the day of doom for the Jewish people throughout the Persian empire arrived. Haman’s plan began to come to fruition. However, in response to the fervent appeal of Queen Esther […]Read more "Daily Devotion: The Reverse Occurred (Esther 9)"
Introduction to Esther Today’s reading: Esther 8 To advocate for someone means you are willing to publicly stand before people of power and influence in order to give a voice to the voiceless. One example of this is Martin Luther King, Jr. During the civil rights movement in American history, King, a lover of all […]Read more "Daily Devotion: Become An Advocate (Esther 8)"