Tag Archives: Father

Being like a child is okay …

“Doom to the world for giving these God-believing children a hard time! Hard times are inevitable, but you don’t have to make it worse—and it’s doomsday to you if you do. Matthew 18:7 There’s a familiar painting in which Jesus … Continue reading

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Undying love …

“Your life is a journey you must travel with a deep consciousness of God.” 1 Peter 1:18 When troubled or a loved one dies, my first reaction is to talk to God and then to minister. Who can give you … Continue reading

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Carry me until I’m old and gray …

“Listen to me, family of Jacob, everyone that’s left of the family of Israel. I’ve been carrying you on my back from the day you were born, and I’ll keep on carrying you when you’re old. I’ll be there, bearing … Continue reading

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Honor your Mom and Dad!

“Honor your mother and father so that you’ll live a long time in the land that God, your God, is giving you.” Exodus 20:12 One morning as I read my meditations about the Fifth Commandment, reality hit home—my children have … Continue reading

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Fine feathered friends …

“Can a mother forget the infant at her breast, walk away from the baby she bore? But even if mothers forget, I’d never forget you.” Isaiah 49:15 I’m watching a mother Robin feed her baby (which is about the same … Continue reading

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Even the angels were envious…

“Do you realize how fortunate you are?” 1 Peter 1:12 Yesterday, my three brothers (two from Iowa and one from California) and their wives were present with our local family and friends to celebrate my mother’s 93rd birthday. Many times … Continue reading

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My Bodyguard — Daily Meditation Moment

May 25 “He’s your bodyguard, shielding every bone; not even a finger gets broken.” Psalm 33:20 (The Message Bible) When I was around thirteen, one evening our whole family went swimming at the local pool. This was a big event—my … Continue reading

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Grandpa and His Boys — Daily Meditation Moment

April 28 “I never expected to see your face again, and now God has let me see your children as well!” Genesis 48:11 (The Message Bible) Isaiah (Jacob) met his son, Joseph’s, two boys when he was near death. This … Continue reading

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“Woman, Why Do You Weep?” — Daily Meditation Moment

April 7 “Jesus spoke to her, [Mary Magdalene], ‘Why do you weep?’” John 20:15 (The Message Bible) In the bible, we read about the emotions of the people who personally knew Jesus. A great example is when Mary Magdalene went … Continue reading

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