σκοπέω - to look, to consider How often do I think only about what I can see? Even in the midst of lesser trouble, how often do I just look at my circumstances and lose heart? When was the last time I contemplated - actually considered in depth- the eternal glory of God and heaven?… Continue reading σκοπέω: consider for yourself
Prayer and Pleasing God
“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come… Continue reading Prayer and Pleasing God
Where is Peace?
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your… Continue reading Where is Peace?
Mondays come around so quickly, don’t they? After the events of the last few weeks, I sometimes find myself wanting the days to speed up and blur together. It’s as if the days passing will distance me from hard things that happen and it can be as if they had never happened. But today I… Continue reading Monday Moments
What is it you need today? Even our small reoccurring, daily needs are not above our Father’s notice. In fact, Jesus teaches to ask every day for those needs. He tells us bring our daily concerns through prayer to our Father in Heaven. So bring it to Him: the cares and the needs you have… Continue reading Daily Bread
Mondays, Bread-winning, & the Bible
It’s the first Monday of the New Year, and for many of us, it’s our first day back to work since 2020. (I know, cue collective groan, right?) Last night, I was thinking about how much I do not want to go back to being a teacher. In a pandemic. With all my students virtual.… Continue reading Mondays, Bread-winning, & the Bible
Joyful, Patient, & Faithful
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Rejoice because hope in God and his promises is sure. Be patient because trouble and evil and even death will not win in the end. Be faithful in prayer because God is all-powerful, he is perfectly loving and wise, he listens, and he answers. And… Continue reading Joyful, Patient, & Faithful
What praise have I to give today? What stories do I have to recount of the marvelous things God has done? Once I start making such a list, I will never be finished, not if I live one hundred years. Praise and recounting quickly lifts the heart, melts a discontent spirit, and fills a soul… Continue reading Marvelous Deeds
Monday Meditation: Rejoice
When God is for us and with us and in us, there is always a reason for rejoicing. A heart constantly rejoicing in the Lord will inevitably have eyes to see the blessings and mercies given daily through Him. Even on Mondays. Even in a pandemic. Even away from family. Even at work. Even in… Continue reading Monday Meditation: Rejoice
In every situation
In every situation, God gives the invitation to pray, to ask, to give thanks, to rejoice, to know He is near. Through that, He promises to guard with His peace that cannot be fully understood or exhausted. In every situation, believers can be guarded - protected - in our thought lives and heart lives. “In… Continue reading In every situation