Tag Archive | Bible

Meditation Topics

Meditation Topics

I did an in depth study of Philippians 4:8  “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” (NKJV, bold emphasis mine). I happened to do my study in the New King James version. Typically, my […]

Being Intentional

Being Intentional

I can’t think straight. I lean into the counter at my teller station. My vision blurs a little and nausea washes over me. I’ve let my blood sugar get too low and now I’m crashing. To any outside observer, I appear fine, maybe a little tired. Inside, I feel awful. My hands are trembling. I […]

When ‘a Future with Hope’ Fades

When ‘a Future with Hope’ Fades

A friend who’s in the midst of a dreadful situation admitted that Jeremiah 29:11, a verse she had clung to in her youth, now seemed unbelievable. For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.—Jeremiah 29:11 […]

Early morning prayer and app shopping

Early morning prayer and app shopping

Developing the discipline of early morning prayer and Scripture reading is important to us as Christians, but it’s not easy. I resisted this practice for years, despite hearing and reading multiple exhortations. What finally got me was this quote from George Washington Carver: All my life I have risen regularly at four o’clock and have […]

You Don’t Get to Choose

You Don’t Get to Choose

In last week’s post, I talked about how each and every one of us sins, so we shouldn’t judge one sin greater than others or label certain people as sinners, because we ALL fall into this category. But, as promised, that’s not all I have to say about that. As I said last week, ultimately, […]

To Noah or Not?

To Noah or Not?

As probably most of you know, the movie Noah hit theaters last week. Likely, whether you’ve seen it or not, you have an opinion about it. I do. I haven’t seen it, However, I have read literally over a dozen reviews, largely from a Christian perspective, about the merits and failures of this movie. Mostly, […]

How the ‘Son of God’ movie lost me

How the ‘Son of God’ movie lost me

The Son of God movie isn’t the first movie based on a book to disappoint me. It probably won’t be the last. But it sure is the most significant. Not that I’ve actually seen the movie, as such. When the movie was first being promoted, I thought the actor looked familiar. Then, as more information […]