Archives for February 2017

Regular Faith

March 1 - Today's Readings - Luke 7-8 and Psalms 61 Good morning. Do you ever wonder about all the violent words the Psalmists prayed concerning their enemies? It hardly seems Christian! When I read these words, I imagine my real enemies - my spiritual enemies - all Satan’s forces of evil – enemies that attempt to hold me back or pull me down - the enemies of my soul. "O God, break their Continue Reading

Jesus And The Good Life

February 28 - Today's Readings - Luke 5-6 and Psalms 58-60 As you read in the Gospels, have you noticed how many times Jesus went off by himself to pray? Prayer really does require time ALONE or SHUT IN with God. It's very difficult to focus spiritually when people, work, and responsibilities all clamor for our time and attention. Somehow we need to carve out some intimate prayer time with Continue Reading

John’s Ministry

February 27 - Today's Readings - Luke 3-4 and Psalms 57 Luke 3: 2-6 reads, “during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the desert. He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. As is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: ‘A voice of one calling in the Continue Reading

A Fearless Day

February 26 - Today's Readings - Luke 1-2 and Psalms 56 Welcome to the book of Luke. The writer (Luke) is the same man who wrote the book of Acts. He was a physician, travelled extensively with the Apostle Paul and seemingly became his long-term helper and scribe. He obviously did a lot of first hand research before he wrote this account because he includes things in his Gospel that other Continue Reading

Sabbath and Jubilee

February 25 - Today's Readings - Leviticus 25-27 and Psalms 55 When I was young, I remember that my three uncles, who were farmers, would routinely let a field "rest" every 7 years. In those days this practice was considered proper management of the land. I spoke to a farmer not long ago and he informed me that “the old thinking has been replaced by better fertilizers” etcetera. It's Continue Reading