HERE: Day 33

Matthew 22:1-33

Weddings. Jesus referred to them often in His teachings and parables. He even used marriage language fitting to the culture to talk to His disciples, so that they could understand the depth of relationship He desired with them. The first miracle recorded in John 2 was at a wedding. A marriage between a man and […]

HERE: Day 32

Matthew 21:23-46

Several years back, our family was able to go overseas to Ethiopia to minister to the people in that African land. While we were there, part of our serving was to put in the foundation of the flooring for the new school that was being built. The flooring would consist of filling the whole floor […]

HERE: Day 31

Matthew 20:29-21:22

There was SO much truth within the verses in our Scripture reading for today! It was SO rich with truth and had SO many questions I really needed to ask myself and evaluate. Two blind men are by the road, begging for Jesus to heal them. Think about this for a minute: Jesus is about […]

HERE: Day 30

Matthew 20:1-28

Gypped. None of us like that feeling. As kids, we feel this way when another kid gets a bigger portion of cake than us. Or as a teen, when a sibling gets some form of preferential treatment. As adults, we feel this way when we are overlooked, underpaid, or taken advantage of. We feel “gypped“. […]

HERE: Day 29

Matthew 19:13-30

“What’s in it for me?” Boy, if this isn’t the way our society and culture thinks! If someone helps you, they often expect you to return the favor. There always seems to be strings attached, because we have set ourselves up as a very selfish society. Jesus has been healing people, feeding 5,000, debating with […]

HERE: Day 28

Matthew 18:21-19:12

Forgiveness. We willingly receive it, but oftentimes won’t give it away. It’s what restored relationship with God, but we, too many times, won’t allow it to restore our earthly relationships. We so often stand in need of it, yet won’t let anyone else stand there. Jesus spoke pretty plainly about the importance of forgiveness. There […]

HERE: Day 27

Matthew 18:1-20

If any of you have heard me speak in recent days, you may have heard me teach on humility. I believe it was the primary characteristic of Jesus’ life, and it is God’s desire for us to be like Him. Humility is foundational to our faith and paramount for the world to see an accurate representation […]

HERE: Day 26

Matthew 17:10-27

“How many times do I have to tell you…..?” My mother said this to me numerous times in my childhood, and I said it numerous times to my children. Over and over again, parents try to get into their children’s thick sculls some truth that is so simple, yet it seems their kids have the […]

HERE: Day 25

Matthew 16:13-17:9

There are many great leaders in the Bible. From Abraham, to Moses, to King David, they led a nation to great triumph, a well as through difficult days. There is much out there today about the raising of a leader. I believe Jesus reveals so much about what He views as the characteristics of a […]

HERE: Day 24

Matthew 15:29-16:12

I have the most awesome privilege to go and minister at the prisons on Mondays nights. The ladies there are absolutely amazing and their walk with God, understanding of His Word, and faith in His Will runs deep. When I first started going, I thought I had so much to offer and was going to […]