WORD OF THE DAY IS APPROVAL

Ps 90:17 And may the Lord our God show us his approval and make our efforts successful. Yes, make our efforts successful!             Our parents ingrain our need for approval.  When we praise our children for a touchdown, a home-run, or tell them how proud we are of them, they feel approval and validation in … Continue reading    WORD OF THE DAY IS APPROVAL

    WORD OF THE DAY IS GROW

Ps 90:12 Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom. During the Covid pandemic the Governor issued a stay at home order to keep us safe. For many it was difficult. Even though I thought I was ok after a month it hit me. I got up every … Continue reading     WORD OF THE DAY IS GROW

WORD OF THE DAY IS TIME

Ps 90:4 For you, a thousand years are as a passing day, as brief as a few night hours.             As a young adult I never imagined everything that would occur in my life much less living long enough to “grow old.” Since retirement I try to use my time wisely and mostly succeed. Some … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS TIME

WORD OF THE DAY IS MOUNTAIN CLIMBER

Ps 90:2 Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, you are God.             Some days we feel this mountain we call life is too hard to climb. But we need to remember who made the mountains. As a teenager, I lived south of … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS MOUNTAIN CLIMBER

WORD OF THE DAY IS HAND

Ps 89:13 Powerful is your arm! Strong is your hand! Your right hand is lifted high in glorious strength. How many times a day do you use your right hand? You may start by turning off the alarm or drinking a cup of coffee, and from there it is constant. We use both hands throughout … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS HAND

WORD OF THE DAY IS MERCY

Ps 86:15 But you, O Lord, are a God of compassion and mercy, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness.                 Many times, David prayed for God’s compassion and mercy. Everyone needs mercy. It may be a friend’s forgiveness for a misunderstanding or leniency for a capital offence. God is always … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS MERCY

     WORD OF THE DAY IS DESIRE

Ps 84:5, 6 What joy for those whose strength comes from the Lord, who have set their minds on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.  When they walk through the Valley of Weeping, it will become a place of refreshing springs. The autumn rains will clothe it with blessings.             The sons of Korah, who were the … Continue reading      WORD OF THE DAY IS DESIRE

WORD OF THE DAY IS DO GOOD

Ps 82:3 “Give justice to the poor and the orphan; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.             We live in a “me” society. The usual motto is “what’s in it for me”. Most haven’t learned the “do good” principle. It is very close to the Golden Rule, the basic principle of treating … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS DO GOOD

WORD OF THE DAY IS HACKS

          Ps 81:6 “Now I will take the load from your shoulders; I will free your hands from their heavy tasks.             We all know about hacks (a simple or clever tip to find a solution or temporary fix to a problem). There are clothing hacks, food hacks, and even kitchen hacks. Sometimes a piece of … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS HACKS

WORD OF THE DAY IS SON

Ps 80:17 Strengthen the man you love, the son of your choice.             God chose Israel, who God called his “first born” and the people he chose to bring his message into the world. We have been grafted (adopted) into his nation through Jesus’ death and resurrection. We can be sure that we are God’s … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS SON