The Good Word

I once heard it said that you should read 5 Psalms and 1 Proverb each day. I am trying to make that a habit each morning now before starting the day. On Saturday morning, I read the one below and found it so rich with instruction. I had to share. Psalm 15 1 LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill? 2 He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart 3 and has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbor no wrong … Continue reading The Good Word

Directory Assistance

When – You are sad, phone John 14 You have sinned, phone Psalm 51 You are facing danger, phone Psalm 91 People have failed you, phone Psalm 27 It feels as though God is far from you, phone Psalm 139 Your faith needs stimulation, phone Hebrews 11 You are alone and scared, phone Psalm 23 You are worried, phone Matthew 8:19-34 You are hurt and critical, phone 1 Corinthians 13 You wonder about Christianity, phone 2 Corinthians 5:15-18 You feel like an outcast, phone Romans 8:31-39 You are seeking peace, phone Matthew 11:25-30 It feels as if the world is … Continue reading Directory Assistance

Jumping to Conclusions

This morning I was reading the same story I have heard and read so many times about the blind man that is healed by Jesus in John 9. There was something that really stood out to me this time around. In verses 1-2 an interesting conversation takes place between Jesus and the disciples. Check this out… 1 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” I couldn’t help but think how often I am like the disciples in this … Continue reading Jumping to Conclusions

Day 4 – What's In a Name?

Not a whole lot to pull out of to today’s text from Nehemiah. Or is there? One of the accounts I read noted that “…from Nehemiah’s careful record of personal names, we see a leader who noticed individuals; he knew their names and noted their achievements“. That put todays reading in a whole new context for me. I have often heard it said that “there is no greater sound to someone than the sound of their own name“. Think about it. Isn’t it great when someone says your name? It’s even better when someone remembers your name. Nehemiah knew each … Continue reading Day 4 – What's In a Name?

Day 4 – What’s In a Name?

Not a whole lot to pull out of to today’s text from Nehemiah. Or is there? One of the accounts I read noted that “…from Nehemiah’s careful record of personal names, we see a leader who noticed individuals; he knew their names and noted their achievements“. That put todays reading in a whole new context for me. I have often heard it said that “there is no greater sound to someone than the sound of their own name“. Think about it. Isn’t it great when someone says your name? It’s even better when someone remembers your name. Nehemiah knew each … Continue reading Day 4 – What’s In a Name?

Day 3 – Rocky Mountain High

I have GOT to share this. I don’t share it to boast, but rather to just share the journey and what God is doing on only day 3 of the 19 days in Nehemiah. I’d love to hear yours as well. So here goes. I felt so convicted yesterday morning after reading Nehemiah’s passion and heart to “do something” that I decided, well, to DO SOMETHING! Let me explain that I work for a very worldly, Wall Street driven company. Making the request that I felt like God laid on my heart yesterday morning is not usually celebrated or embraced. … Continue reading Day 3 – Rocky Mountain High

19 Days

Best I can tell, there are at least 20 of us starting a 19 day walk through Nehemiah today. The guys at AC180 as well as friends of this blog have committed the next 19 days to opening the book of Nehemiah and seeing what God can teach us during this time. If you care to share the journey I am posting this weeks schedule below. I pray that God can use this time to speak to each of us individually as well as the entire group. All it takes is a Bible and a few minutes a day. The … Continue reading 19 Days

Starting Monday

I just wrapped up the 40 Days of Hope in the Max Lucado 3:16 book this morning. It was a very good devotional walk through the life of Christ from cradle to grave and beyond. When I got done, I started thinking and looking for the next daily study I would like to do. After reading “Quiet Strength” and Tony Dungy’s impressions of his study of Nehemiah, I have decided to follow his lead. So, beginning Monday morning, I am going to start a 19 day walk through the book of Nehemiah. I share the breakdown below for those of … Continue reading Starting Monday