Matthew 13:23 “But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.” It should come to no surprise that today of all days I would like to talk about my father…gotcha! This one goes … Continue reading Daily Devo: Scattering Seeds
Joel 2:12 “Now, therefore,” says the Lord, “Turn to Me with all your heart, With fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.” In many cultures, loud weeping, wailing, and the tearing of clothing are accepted ways of lamenting personal grieving or a great national calamity. For the people of Old Testament Israel, related outward actions expressed … Continue reading Daily Devo: From the Heart
“Christ Jesus made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant.” Philippians 2:7 Sometimes when I am standing in the cashier line at the local supermarket, I tend to people watch. I see teenagers with nose rings and the newest iPhones talking about *insert current musical heartthrob* looking through the snack foods; a … Continue reading Daily Devo: Do We Matter?
Luke 24:27 “Beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself” In the 1880s French artist, Georges Seurat introduced an art form known as pointillism. As the name suggests, Seurat used small dots of color, rather than brush strokes of blended pigments, to create … Continue reading Daily Devo: The Big Picture
John 4:14 “The water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” Because it is so difficult in parts of the world to find clean drinking water, an organization called Water Is Life developed a wonderful resource called “The Drinkable Book.” The paper in the book is … Continue reading Daily Devo: The Drinkable Book
Psalms 121 “I will lift up my eyes to the hills— From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord … Continue reading Daily Devo: Aliyah