Category: ImportanceofBibleStudy

My 15 Minutes: Matthew 7:24-27: Sunshine and Thunderheads

We had some of the strangest weather yesterday. It started out with a constant misty-drizzle, everything was drippy and dreary. Then a few hours later, the sun came out displaying one of my favorite things: sunshine glittering off raindrops still clinging to the grass…

When Crap Spews

Life lessons learned from a main line clog to our septic.

Psalm 100, Part 1: Our God, Our Creator

I am in awe of the young woman before me. Over the last several years I’ve had the privilege of mentoring her and loving her like a daughter. And just recently she’s discovered a passion for Jesus that knows no bounds. She’s experienced His…

Day 28 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: Importance of Community

Today I joined a gym. Before you ask “How long is this going to last?” Know I’ve already asked myself that at least a dozen times. I’ve read the Scriptures commanding me to take care of my body more times than I can count….

Day 2 of 31 Days Of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: The Parable of the Apple Tree

In Minnesota, Fall is the season to transition from boating, camping, and catching fireflies to snowmobiling, ice fishing, and catching snowflakes. It’s one of my favorite seasons because it’s a total package: Football, quilts, and apple cider; campfires, colorful leaves, and cooler temperatures; layered…

I Was In A Mood

Ever have one of those days? You know what I mean, those days you wake up…in a mood. The attitude you went to bed with steeped all night to produce a potent concoction. It’s not just a grumpy mood quickly fixed by a cup…

Deuteronomy 1:20-21: Do Not Be Afraid! Do Not Be Discouraged

As the old man continues his talk, he turns toward the screen with his arms open wide. His booming voice echoes off the canyon walls. The sound vibrations resonate in your chest as his words invade your heart. You can’t help but look over…

Deuteronomy 1:6-8: Borders of Freedom

When the next slide illuminates the screen, you see a map of the Promised Land. Not the land per se, but its borders, its boundaries. Your heart slams against your rib cage as you consider this is the land your parents refused to enter,…

Deuteronomy 1:6-7a: Time to Move Out

As the next slide clicks into place, you shift slightly to ward off stiffness and think, “this message isn’t quite what I expected. I was expecting a pep fest, a locker room rouser—not a history lesson.” But you’re still captivated. Maybe it’s the old…

Deuteronomy 1: 5-6a: Reflection, Not Condemnation

The old man begins to speak, his voice strong and resonant. Everyone can hear him clearly. No one needs to strain. The atmosphere is electric with excitement—you’re finally going to enter the Promised Land! Yet the reality of this being the old man’s Swan…

Transition: A Call To Complete Devotion, Intro. To Deuteronomy, part 2

As your leader takes a drink of water and prepares for his first discourse, you gaze at the people around you. These are your people. Your family. The seeds of your new nation. As you look in their eyes, you see a reflection of…

Bible Study Tips

This is how I started studying God’s Word and how I still do my Quiet Times now. Get a Bible, the actual book if possible If you don’t have one, that’s ok, there are many free Bible apps available. But when/if you can, get…

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