Day 10 (Grumbling)

The internet’s most famous grumpy cat (pictured above) died in 2019.  Her permanently frowny face made us all smile and was featured in countless memes.  We could all identify with grumpy cat whenever we were having a bad day.  But her frowny face was the result of feline dwarfism.  What’s your excuse? There are manyContinue reading “Day 10 (Grumbling)”

Day 8 (Hunting)

A couple of weeks ago, we were able to restart Bible Class on Sunday mornings at St. Paul.  It’s the best thing that’s happened since Covid hit.  There is absolutely nothing more important to a healthy church than a strong Bible study ministry.  When the people of the church are excited about Bible study itContinue reading “Day 8 (Hunting)”

Day 7 (NEED)

Read Matthew 6:25-34 Why do we fear need so much?  Need is actually quite a privileged position. In fact, from God’s perspective our need is actually an opportunity; it is the stage upon which God demonstrates His faithfulness. I know this very intimately.  And I’m sure your life is like mine—very acquainted with need.  EveryContinue reading “Day 7 (NEED)”

DAY 6 (Whose is it?)

Read Acts 2:42-47 & Acts 4:32-37 The idea of church membership as fallen on hard times these days.  The church isn’t the most popular institution in our overly secular culture, and throw in the idea that to be a member of a church, a person has to attend things like voter’s meetings and board meetingsContinue reading “DAY 6 (Whose is it?)”

Day 5 (Stomp It)

So you’ve heard it all before, the whole spiel about sin.  You went through confirmation.  You know that God loves you and forgives you because Jesus died for your sin.  You hear it every time in church.  It’s called the gospel.  It’s called good news.  But sometimes we just see it as old hat.  We’veContinue reading “Day 5 (Stomp It)”

Day 4 (Attitude)

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God aContinue reading “Day 4 (Attitude)”

Day 2 (Hospitality)

Hospitality This year, as one of our New Year’s resolutions, Pam and I have determined to read a book together.  Each night we read a chapter, taking turns reading out loud.  We’ve chosen a book by Don Everts titled “The Spiritually Vibrant Home: The Power of Messy Prayers, Loud Tables, and Open Doors.”  It’s beenContinue reading “Day 2 (Hospitality)”