HERE: Day 18

Matthew 12:22-45

As a young college student, the soap opera “Days of our Lives” was such a hit. I can remember that everything revolved around making sure you were in the dormitory lobby with a Dr. Pepper and cold pizza from the night before in time to see the next episode. Always leaving you with a cliffhanger, […]

HERE: Day 17

Matthew 12:1-21

“Honor the Sabbath day and keep it holy.” Exodus 20:8 says pretty clearly how important Sabbath rest is to God. The origin of the Hebrew word for Sabbath is derived from the verb “sabat“, meaning “to stop, to cease, or to keep“. Its theological meaning is rooted in God’s rest following the six days of creation (Genesis 2:2-3). […]

HERE: Day 15

Matthew 10:24-11:6

As a kid, I was convinced that my Mama had eyes in the back of her head! NOTHING I did went unnoticed. I was always so amazed by that. Clearly the Holy Spirit was helping my mother! In addition, NOTHING I did wrong ever went unpunished! I am so grateful today for that, though I […]

HERE: Day 14

Matthew 10:1-23

Your children become 15. They get their driver’s permit. You make them read the study guide backwards and forwards. You get in the car with them behind the wheel and slowly but surely coach them along as they learn to drive. Then, the day comes when they turn 16, and you look in your rearview […]

HERE: Day 13

Matthew 9:18-38

In recent days, there have been a lot of video clips circling the internet of contestants on the television show “America’s Got Talent“. Non-assuming, overlooked, mentally or physically challenged, people we might considered “less than“, who got up on the stage and blew everyone away with their talent! Wow! It puts us in our place, […]

HERE: Day 12

Matthew 9:1-17

I don’t know about ya’ll but I am a total DIY girl. I was raised by parents who taught me, “Don’t ask someone to do something for you that you can do yourself.” This was much needed during my lazy teenager days, but it still holds true for me. I’d rather make something or fix […]

HERE: Day 11

Matthew 8:18-38

As a parent, one of the hardest things is to stand back and watch your children make a mistake to help them learn a valuable lesson. And yet, Jesus had taught the disciples what the heart of someone who lives in the Kingdom is to look like. Then, He showed the disciples how that looked, […]