A Year with Jesus—Day 22—The Gifts God Gives

A Year with Jesus—Day 22—The Gifts God Gives

So I bought a pair of shoes online a while back, but they were a brand I had never worn before.  (Can you see where this is going?…)   They were on super clearance and I’d been looking for some time for a pair of…

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A Year with Jesus—Day 18–I Am with You Always

A Year with Jesus—Day 18–I Am with You Always

Today we read Jesus’ final words from Matthew’s Gospel:  And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.   Matthew 28:20 God is always with us.   Yesterday I had the opportunity to take communion to one of our senior saints at…

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A Year with Jesus—Day 17—May They Also Be in Us

A Year with Jesus—Day 17—May They Also Be in Us

John 17 is an amazing chapter of the Scriptures.   Jesus knows He’ll be dead by the next day, yet He spends this entire chapter praying–for himself, for his disciples, and for us! I love the opening line of the devotion:  Throughout John 17 and…

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A Year with Jesus—Day 16—I am…

A Year with Jesus—Day 16—I am…

Soundtrack to today’s post:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKyY8zfjBMQ Today’s reading looks at all “I am” statements Jesus makes about himself in John’s Gospel: I am… the bread of life the light of the world the gate the good shepherd the resurrection and the life the way, the truth,…

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A Year with Jesus—Days 12&13—The Lord is my Shepherd; Do Not Fear

A Year with Jesus—Days 12&13—The Lord is my Shepherd; Do Not Fear

Soundtrack for this post:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn0RHh3BQT4   The reading for Friday touches on the familiar words of Psalm 23, while Saturday’s reading quotes from Isaiah 43:  Do not fear, for I am with you. “Too often we forget that we are precious in God’s sight, honored,…

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A Year with Jesus—Day 11—Sitting with Jesus

A Year with Jesus—Day 11—Sitting with Jesus

Today’s reading takes us to the Psalms, the book of 150 prayers in the Bible.   We read, “The phrase ‘I keep the Lord always before me’ suggests the Psalmist used his imagination to make the presence of Lord more real and God’s security more…

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A Year with Jesus—Day 9—Brown Eyed Girl

A Year with Jesus—Day 9—Brown Eyed Girl

Today’s reading invites us to recall a time when God’s presence was especially evident in your life.  I remember a time in the last few years when all of my family was at a wedding reception.  It was a beautiful setting and all of us…

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A Year with Jesus—Day 8—Forget You

A Year with Jesus—Day 8—Forget You

  So there’s this song from a few years back, where the refrain is “forget you”.  It’s an anthem from a guy who sees his ex-girlfriend driving around with another person, and is hurt by the whole situation.  His solution is to “forget her too”….

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A Year with God—Day 7—The Lord Bless You

A Year with God—Day 7—The Lord Bless You

Today we focus on all the ways that God blesses us.   The authors suggest if we are going through a dark time to start with the basics;  food, shelter, the sun, the world around us, family, friends, works.   They also suggest that we…

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A Year with God—Day 6—Leaving Las Vegas

A Year with God—Day 6—Leaving Las Vegas

Hello friends– Soundtrack to this post if you like early 90s pop music:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xkc-en0_LGY I’m writing this post sitting in the Las Vegas airport.   Today people call it a Bucket List, but since 1997 I’ve kept a list of “50 Things to do…

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