Giving

February 14 – Today’s Readings – Mark 10-12 and Psalms 44

Mark chapter 12: 28-44 (in part) reads this way; “As he taught, Jesus said, ‘Watch out for the teachers of the law … they devour widows’ houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. Such men will be punished most severely.’ Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, ‘I tell you the truth; this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”Continue Reading

Who Am I Following?

February 13 – Today’s Readings – Mark 7-9 and Psalms 43
Mark 8: 34-35 reads; “Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, […]

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Parables

February 12 – Today’s Readings – Mark 4-6 and Psalms 42
Did you ever wonder about the Parables and why Jesus used them so often? One hint is given to us in Mark 4:12 – “so that they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be […]

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No Division

February 11 – Today’s Readings – Mark 1-3 and Psalms 41
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Mark 3:24-25 reads, “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.”

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Approaching God

February 10 – Today’s Readings – Exodus 39-40 and Psalms 40
Here, in the last chapter of Exodus, we find a group of people who made a concerted effort to approach the Lord with sincere hearts and according to God’s will. He responded, of course, and did wonderful things in their lives. This is a pattern repeated in […]

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