Grateful Loyalty

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – May 4, 2015 Many women were there [at the cross], watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee’s sons. Matthew…

Doubt Paralyzes

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – May 3, 2015 Moses answered, “What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you?’” Exodus 4:1 Moses experienced the “what if” trap. “What if they do not believe me or listen to me?”…

Wise Leadership

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – May 2, 2015 Choose some wise, understanding and respected men from each of your tribes, and I will set them over you. Deuteronomy 1:13 The selection process of wise leadership can make or break an organization. We are constantly faced with this in our…

How to Die Rich 

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – May 1, 2015 Blessed (happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous—with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the poor in spirit (the humble, who rate themselves insignificant), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven! Matthew 5:3,…

Influence for Justice

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – April 30, 2015 “If it pleases the king,” she said, “and if he regards me with favor and thinks it the right thing to do, and if he is pleased with me, let an order be written overruling the dispatches that Haman son of…

Victims of Abuse

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – April 29, 2015 Now Dinah, the daughter Leah had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the women of the land. When Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, the ruler of that area, saw her, he took her and raped her. Genesis 34:1-2 My…

Money and Marriage

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – April 28, 2015 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. 1 Timothy 6:10 My wife Rita is a saver and I am…

Christian Haters

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – April 27, 2015 But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off both men and women and put them in prison. Acts 8:3 Why do some people hate Christians? Some religious fanatics loathe Christians, labeling us infidels deserving…