May 14, 2021

Day 8, Chapter 8: The Distractions  Yesterday we began looking at the biblical account of Mary and Martha, two sisters who entertained Jesus in their home. While Martha was distracted as she prepared Him a meal, Mary was seated at the Lord’s feet hearing and understanding His words. The passage is so pregnant with revelation […]

May 13, 2021

Day 7, Chapter 7: The Decision  Now as they were traveling along, [Jesus] entered a certain village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. And she had a sister called Mary, who moreover was listening to the Lord’s word, seated at His feet. But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and […]

May 12, 2021

Day 6, Chapter 6: The Priority  “Firsts” can be good or bad. First place is usually good, as are first class and first rate. First degree is usually bad, as is the need for first aid; and the first half and first baseman can be either. While thinking about this chapter, I recalled several of […]

May 11, 2021

Day 5, Chapter 5: The Search  I have many great memories of times with the three ladies in my life: Ceci, my wife; my older daughter, Sarah; and Hannah, my younger. The pleasure of their company has always been special to me. Of the thousands of memorable days I’ve spent with Ceci, one exciting excursion […]

May 10, 2021

Day 4, Chapter 4: The Dance  I’m not a great dancer. Okay, I’m not even an average dancer. Fine, I can’t dance at all. When I was in high school, there was a popular dance called the Funky Chicken. I think my version of this “controlled flopping” was probably the closest I’ve ever come to […]

May 9, 2021

Happy Mother’s Day! Day 3, Chapter 3: The Discovery Yesterday we saw God as a seeker, always searching for those who have hearts that want to know Him. The reciprocal must be true, as well. In any true relationship, there can only be fulfillment if the pursuit is both ways. When it is, the seeking […]

May 8, 2021

Day 2, Chapter 2: The Seeker Elevators are convenient. . .and sometimes awkward. Who in their right mind likes being in an elevator with people they don’t know? The longer the ride, the louder the silence. A few months ago, I was trapped in the back of one of those torture chambers in the airport […]

May 7, 2021

Day 1, Chapter 1: The Person Pleasure. The word brings to mind many different pictures and thoughts. For many, it might be an exquisite candlelit dinner with someone they love. A relaxing vacation in Hawaii would certainly qualify as pleasure for most people. To the sports enthusiast, attending a great college football game on a […]

May 6, 2021

National Day of Prayer 2021 America’s National Day of Prayer is a national treasure. Our nation has known from its foundations we must call on the Name of the Lord to remain secure in His protection and blessing.  President George Washington said, “It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.”1 […]

May 5, 2021

Devotion Finds A Way  I don’t like losing things. Usually, I deal with it pretty well – unless of course, it is something that makes me late, such as car keys. Though I am unusually spiritual, weighted down with the fruit of the Spirit, I have been known to grow impatient on occasion when someone […]