• Commas, Not Periods

    WEDNESDAY, FOURTH WEEK OF LENT Commas, Not Periods My Father is still working, and I also am working. —John 5:17 A couple of times I have seen a meme online that says, “Don’t put a period where God has placed…

  • Fake-It-Till-You-Make-It

    TUESDAY, FOURTH WEEK OF LENT Fake-It-Till-You-Make-It Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea. —Psalm 46:2 My personality type tends toward worry and fear more than most. Maybe…

  • It Gets Better

    MONDAY, FOURTH WEEK OF LENT It Gets Better No more shall the sound of weeping be heard, or the cry of distress. —Isaiah 65:19 Since my brother’s daughter Tanika, choked and drowned in a public pool, friends and family members…

  • Modern-Day Messengers

    FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT Modern-Day Messengers Early and often did the Lord, the God of their ancestors, send his messengers to them, for he had compassion on his people. —2 Chronicles 36:15 What messengers has God sent you recently —and…

  • Past Blessings

    WEDNESDAY, THIRD WEEK OF LENT Past Blessings But take care and watch yourselves closely, so as neither to forget the things that your eyes have seen nor to let them slip from your mind all the days of your life.…

  • A Hard Teaching

    TUESDAY, THIRD WEEK OF LENT A Hard Teaching “How often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but I tell you, seventy-seven times.” —Matthew 18:21-22 I know a 73-year-old woman who decided…

  • Who Is Our Leader?

    MONDAY, THIRD WEEK OF LENT Who Is Our Leader? O send out your light and your truth; let them lead me. —Psalm 43:3 In a country where government leaders and those in positions of authority cannot always be trusted to…

  • What Angers Jesus?

    SUNDAY, THIRD WEEK OF LENT What Angers Jesus? Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple. —John 2:15 Whoever said that anger is a sin? It certainly is not in this passage when Jesus…

  • A Change in Prayer Habits

    SATURDAY, SECOND WEEK OF LENT A Change in Prayer Habits Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me. —Psalm 103:1 I can easily fall into the habit of asking God for more than I thank God…

  • A Cornerstone

    FRIDAY, SECOND WEEK OF LENT A Cornerstone The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is amazing in our eyes. —Matthew 21:42 Scripture is filled with stories of God using someone…