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Daily Devotional

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01/19/21

Obedience

January 19, 2021 DAILY READING 1 Samuel 15:10-31 FIELD NOTES My four year old is a rascal. Dennis the menace, incarnate. Famous for asking forgiveness rather than permission. Often we…

01/18/21

Are You Even There?

January 18, 2021 DAILY READING Psalm 86 FIELD NOTES I was sitting in the waiting room, outside the step-down ICU unit at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St Louis. My dad,…

01/16/21

Lectio Divina

January 16, 2021 DAILY READING Psalm 139:1-6; 13-18 FIELD NOTES For the director of music. Of David. A psalm. 1 You have searched me, Lord,    and you know me.2 You know when I sit and…

01/15/21

Authority

January 15, 2021 DAILY READING Judges 2:16-23 FIELD NOTES My wife loves to buck authority.  One time, when we were still dating, we were walking through a neighborhood with quite a…

01/14/21

Help Us See What You See

January 14, 2021 DAILY READING 2 Corinthians 10:1-11 FIELD NOTES When I was in college, I was what some might call, judgmental.  I was a leader in a campus ministry, and…

01/13/21

Lectio Divina

January 13, 2021 DAILY READING Isaiah 41:14-20 FIELD NOTES 14 Do not be afraid, you worm Jacob,    little Israel, do not fear,for I myself will help you,” declares the Lord,    your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.15 “See, I will make…

01/12/21

Judging

January 12, 2021 DAILY READING Psalm 69:30-36 FIELD NOTES I remember back in 2010, I was a worship leader for a small church plant in rural Illinois.  The pastor and I…

01/11/21

Up to Your Neck?

January 11, 2021 DAILY READING Psalm 69:1-5 FIELD NOTES “Save me O God, for the waters have come up to my neck.”  Isn’t that such a beautiful picture of the struggle?  We are…

01/9/21

Pushing Back Against Death

January 9, 2021 DAILY READING Luke 5:1-11 [Psalm 40:1-11] FIELD NOTES So often it seems, we give up too soon, weary from our work that bears so little results.  So often,…

01/8/21

The Gift My Father Promised

January 8, 2021 DAILY READING Acts 1:1-5 [Psalm 40:1-11] FIELD NOTES “When we attribute the Christian life from beginning to end to the Holy Spirit, we are indexing our lives…