Doing Required

Today’s reading: James 1:22-25 If there’s anything I’ve learned over the years, it’s that I need to take action after someone tells me how to do something or I read instructions. Otherwise, I forget things, I get confused, I skip vital steps....

Pleasing with Praise

Today’s reading: Psalm 69:29-36 After starting the weekend in Psalm 69, I decided to stay here one more day because there’s quite a bit we can learn from David in this song of affliction. As we come to the end of the psalm, David turns to praise even...

God Knows

Today’s reading: Psalm 69:1-36 The first three verses of Psalm 69 hit me like a ton of bricks this morning. As I read I was thinking “Wow, God, You certainly know what I’m feeling today.” You see, my husband and I have been praying about a...

Regulating Our Response

Today’s reading: James 1:19-21 When we go through trials–when something unexpected happens, someone takes advantage of us, we’re mistreated or abused–our human impulse is to react in anger. But God wants and expects us to respond differently....

Wholly Good

Today’s reading: James 1:13-18; 1 Corinthians 10:13 The phrase “God is good all the time” popped into my mind as I took in James 1:13-18 where James makes it absolutely clear that God is in no way involved in, nor is He the author of, our sin....