Category Archives: Daily Meditations Blog

Two wrongs don’t make it right …

“When I call, give me answers. God, take my side! Once, in a tight place, you gave me room; now I’m in trouble again: Grace me! Hear me!” Psalm 4:1 David got into a tight place with God when he … Continue reading

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Make your life easier …

 “But now you have arrived at your destination: By faith in Christ you are in direct relationship with God. Your baptism in Christ was not just washing you up for a fresh start. It also involved dressing you in an adult faith … Continue reading

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Success on Earth …

“It’s not possible for a person to succeed—I’m talking about eternal success—without heaven’s help.” John 3:27 This fall I’m watching “The Voice” and following one of the contestants, Katrina Rose. I’ve never met Katrina, but keep up with her through Facebook posts … Continue reading

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Don’t assume …

Job replied: “Now listen to me carefully, please listen, at least do me the favor of listening. Put up with me while I have my say—then you can mock me later to your heart’s content.” Job 21:1,2 Job had been … Continue reading

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Less aggression; more love …

“Live right, speak the truth, despise exploitation, refuse bribes, reject violence, avoid evil amusements. This is how you raise your standard of living! A safe and stable way to live. A nourishing, satisfying way to live.” Isaiah 33:15-16 Many people are … Continue reading

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Just worship …

”When you gather for worship, each one of you be prepared with something that will be useful for all: Sing a hymn, teach a lesson, tell a story, lead a prayer, provide an insight.” 1 Corinthians 14:26 Working in the … Continue reading

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God can be questioned …

“For a tree there is always hope. Chop it down and it still has a chance— its roots can put out fresh sprouts.” Job 14:7 Sun City, Arizona, was developed on an orange grove. The developers planted a variety of … Continue reading

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Dare to be compassionate …

“God is gracious—it is he who makes things right, our most compassionate God. God takes the side of the helpless; when I was at the end of my rope, he saved me.” Psalm 116:6 Merriam-Webster defines compassion as sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together … Continue reading

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God didn’t do it …

“Naked I came from my mother’s womb,     naked I’ll return to the womb of the earth. God gives, God takes.     God’s name be ever blessed.” Job 1:21 Recently, I had a conversation with a friend about how difficult it is for me to pray … Continue reading

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What good comes from ugly words…

“But what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives… things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity…. a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people.” Galatians … Continue reading

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