Parenting 101

Prov 4-7 Parenting needs wisdom from God. Even King Solomon began his teaching by reminding his children to listen and pay attention so that they would gain discernment. He had learned from his father, David, and now injects knowledge, reasons, and consequences. They say more is caught than taught, yet Scripture teaches that both are […]

Are you Timid or Bold?

2Chron 1 Do you have a need in your life? What is keeping you from asking God to answer it? Are you timid or bold before God when He asks? The world says, don’t trouble God with your needs; seek outside help. The Word says, “Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in every situation, […]


Ps. 111- As you read each day, ask God to reveal Himself to you. Ask Him to open your eyes, ears, and heart. Then do as the Psalmist: give thanks to the Lord with your whole heart. [Ps 111:1 paraphrase] Praise Him for His work is majestic and glorious, and his faithfulness endures forever. [Ps […]

Choose wisely, pray continuously

Ps 1-2, 15, 22-24, 47 God Blessings~Psalm 1 is a clear presentation of what God desires for all mankind. The psalmist pictures those who are righteous and those who are unrighteous. He uses three words to describe them: wicked, sinners, and scoffer, reminding us to choose our relationships wisely. If we want God to bless […]

God and Jabez

1 Chronicles 4 “God Knows Us…”              The Chronicler noted the lineages of many people without descriptions until we get to chapter 4, verses 9 and 10. What was so important that the Chronicler mentioned Jabez out of the entire lineage he had been recording? Jabez’s life seems like a mystery to us, but God has […]

Deception is like a spider web…

1 Sam. 17-20 King Saul needs a warrior to destroy the enemy, but he doesn’t think the shepherd David is up to the task, so he dresses him as a soldier. However, David has never worn battle gear because he is a shepherd, so he gives up the armor and kills that giant Goliath with […]