On Monday, March 6th, 2017 I was diagnosed with Relapse Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. Yeah, I know; it’s a mouthful. To keep it simple, let’s just call it MS. For those of you wondering what those two letters represent, here is the condensed version (via nationalmssociety.org): Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling immune-mediated disease […]Read more "It’s All In My Head: Starting My MS Journey"
Introduction to 1 Peter Today’s reading: 1 Peter 3:8-22 One of the dominant themes throughout the First Letter of Peter is suffering while living a righteous life for Christ. Today’s reading focuses heavily on this topic by mentioning suffering for righteousness’ sake in some form at least five different times in fifteen verses. Consider the following (emphasis […]Read more "Suffering for Righteousness’ Sake (1 Peter 3:8-22)"
Introduction to 1 Peter Today’s reading: 1 Peter 3:1-7 There are many opinions and philosophies in our culture today regarding the institution of marriage. Before we rush to put stock in what others have to say on this subject, we should first heed what God has already said in His Word. After all, He invented […]Read more "Husbands and Wives (1 Peter 3:1-7)"
Introduction to 1 Peter Today’s reading: 1 Peter 2:13-25 Becoming a follower of Jesus means obtaining freedom. But not just any freedom. True freedom. Today’s reading has much to teach us about the freedom only Jesus can give us. Meditate with me upon the words of 1 Peter 2:16: Live as people who are free, […]Read more "Freedom in Christ (1 Peter 2:13-25)"
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)"
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)"