Fully Devoted

Today’s Readings: Numbers 12-14:12; Psalm 50:1-9; 1 Corinthians 7:25-8:13 It’s not all the time that we can find a unifying theme between all of our readings. So what does Israel’s spying out the land of Canaan, a psalm and a whole deal about virgins/the unmarried have to do with devotion to God? simple: devotion is […]

Quail and Fire

Today’s Readings: Numbers 10-11; Psalm 49; 1 Corinthians 7:1-24 I don’t remember growing up getting participation trophies. I don’t know if that was a thing but I just can’t remember it or if we actually didn’t have them in the sports and activities I was a part of. I feel like youth sports often gets […]

Lampstands, Levites and Lawsuits, Oh My!

Today’s Reading: Numbers 8-9; Psalm 48; 1 Corinthians 5-6 Scripture speaks and interprets other areas within Scripture. This is one of the principles for good bible reading that we need to understand as we seek to better understand the content and implications of the Bible. Side note: I watched an interview between Rick Warren and […]

What if we lived like God was King?

Today’s Readings: Numbers 7; Psalm 46-47; 1 Corinthians 4 Because of our current (although flawed, we are very blessed to have it) government system, the concept of monarchy is one that gives us a weird rub. We are used to having our voices heard. We are used to voicing our opinions (whether valid or not). […]

Building what matters

Today’s Reading: Numbers 5-6; Psalm 45; 1 Corinthians 2-3 Time is a really precious commodity. We don’t have an infinite amount of time (on this side of heaven that is) a what we do in this life has eternal significance and consequences. If I spend my entire life doing something that doesn’t matter, then I’ve […]

Yet for Your sake…

Numbers 3-4, Psalm 44:11-26, 1 Corinthians 1 No one like suffering. It’s hard, painful, and makes life slow down to a crawl. Each breath you breathe, every step you take, each moment you continue to live becomes your focus. “Just one more breath, just keep breathing.” Suffering comes in all shapes and sizes. There is […]

Set to worship

Numbers 1:1-2:34; Psalm 44:1-10; Romans 15:22-16:27 Today is the beginning of Lent. When I was growing up what that meant was that we were supposed to give something up, but really it wasn’t a big deal so none of us actually participated in it. We didn’t talk about fasting much and to be honest. To […]

Avoid the “Quick-Fix” with your Kids

I’m not a parent, just to state that up front. So often when I make statements about parenting I turn to others who are more experienced than myself. I ran across Ed Drew’s article, however, and felt that he was tapping a note that needs to be reiterated. Here’s a small portion of his article: […]