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August 17, 2022

Thank God, We Are No Longer Alienated Key Verse to Read and Treasure And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death. In order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before […]

August 16, 2022

Thank God, He Doesn’t Change Key Verse to Read and Treasure For I the LORD do not change (Malachi 3:6, ESV) For Insight People change. Seasons change. Relationships change. Finances change. Minds change. Time changes. Plans change. Life changes, even the status of our health changes. Everything around us changes […]

August 15, 2022

Adopting Healthy Coping Mechanisms Key Verse to Read and Treasure Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6, ESV) For Insight When life gets too hard or […]

August 13, 2022

A Dangerous Place to Be! Key Verse to Read and Treasure When then has this people turned away in perpetual backsliding? (Jeremiah 8:5, ESV) For Insight I heard someone say not long ago that the term “backsliding” was not correct or Scriptural. The Bible shows otherwise. It’s neither outdated, misspoken, […]

August 12, 2022

Don’t Fear Failure Key Verse to Read and Treasure The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the LORD holds them by the hand. (Psalm 37:23-24, NLT)   For Insight It was the great […]

August 11, 2022

Practical Steps to Get Rid of Bitterness Key Verse to Read and Treasure See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble and by it many be defiled. (Hebrews 12:15) For Insight Bitterness is a sin and […]

August 10, 2022

Aim for Excellence! Key Verse to Read and Treasure But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also (2 Corinthians 8:7, ESV) For Insight My husband and I were having […]

August 9, 2022

Trouble is Guaranteed Key Verse to Read and Treasure Man born of a woman is few of days and full of trouble (Job 14:1, ESV) For Insight Some say there are only two guarantees in life: taxes and death. So true. Even if you don’t pay much in taxes you […]

August 8, 2022

Beauty for Ashes Key Verse to Read and Treasure So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and struck Job with loathsome sores from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. And he took a piece of broken pottery with which to scape himself […]

August 6/7, 2022

The Spirit Prays for You Key Verse to Read and Treasure Likewise, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows […]

August 5, 2022

The Trap of Self-Hatred Key Verse to Read and Treasure For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church (Ephesians 5:29, ESV) For Insight We have talked about the dangers of entertaining hatred in a general sense or having hatred […]

August 4, 2022

The Hate You Entertain Key Verse to Read and Treasure Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses. (Proverbs 22:10, ESV) For Insight There’s no question that hate is a powerful, impactful, and influential emotion. Yet it is more than an emotion it’s an attitude of the mind and […]

August 3, 2022

In Thunderous Applause Key Verse to Read and Treasure Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out “Hallelujah!” …Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and […]

August 2, 2022

Mary’s Alabaster Box Key Verse to Read and Treasure Meanwhile, Jesus was in Bethany at the home of Simon, a man who had previously had leprosy. While he was eating, a woman came in with a beautiful jar of expensive perfume made from essence of nard. She broke open the […]

August 1, 2022

The Cessation of Abuse Key Verse to Read and Treasure Drive out a scoffer, and strife will go out, and quarreling and abuse will cease. (Proverbs 22:10, ESV) For Insight Solomon noted when we drive out the scoffer other abuses will stop. A scoffer is someone who shows contempt for […]

July 30, 2022

Above All Key Verse to Read and Treasure For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. (Psalm 95:3,ESV) For Insight If you continue reading Psalm 95 you will participate in a worship song of praise to the only true God and Lord! The psalmist […]

July 29, 2022

God Has Healing for the Sexually Abused and Violated Key Verse to Read and Treasure Now Absalom, David’s son, had a beautiful sister, whose name was Tamar. And after a time Amnon, David’s son loved her. And Amnon was so tormented that he made himself ill because of his sister […]

July 28, 2022

Don’t Be an Abomination Key Verse to Read and Treasure There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, […]

July 27, 2022

Things to Avoid for Our Own Good Key Verse to Read and Treasure The wise are cautious and avoid danger. (Proverbs 14:16, ESV) For Insight Whenever my doctor prescribes a new medication one of the first things I ask—in addition to the best time to take it or does it […]

July 26, 2022

Serving Behind the Scenes Key Verse to Read and Treasure Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. (Revelations 12:7, ESV) For […]

July 25, 2022

Ambivalence Key Verse to Read and Treasure And David came to Saul and entered his service. And Saul loved him greatly, and he became his armor-bearer…And Saul hurled the spear, for he thought, “I will pin David to the wall.” But David evaded him twice. (I Samuel 16:21-22; 18:11, ESV) […]

July 23/24, 2022

Avoid Anger Turned Inward Key Verse to Read and Treasure He looked around at them angrily and was deeply saddened by their hard hearts (Mark 3:5, NLT) For Insight We often identify anger as being something bad or negative to experience or feel but seldom think of it as being […]

July 22, 2022

He is Alpha and Omega Key Verse to Read and Treasure He who was seated on the throne said, “I’m making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, […]

July 21, 2022

Aglow in the Spirit! Key Verse to Read and Treasure Never flag in zeal, be aglow with the Spirit, serve the Lord. (Romans 12:11, NASB) For Insight We may not use aglow very much anymore. Like many other words or expressions “aglow” has been replaced and updated with other words […]

July 20, 2022

The Power of Amen! Key Verse to Read and Treasure Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working […]

July 19, 2022

The Ancient of Days Key Verse to Read and Treasure As I looked, thrones were placed, and the Ancient of Days took his seat; and his clothing was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames; its wheels were burning fire. […]

July 18, 2022

Against All Odds Key Verse to Read and Treasure I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause division and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. (Romans 16:17, ESV) For Insight The story began with, “Despite success being very unlikely […]

July 16/17, 2022

With Full Awareness Key Verse to Read and Treasure For I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me. (I Corinthians 4:4, ESV) For Insight Some of our sins we are aware of and others we are not. […]

July 15, 2022

God Has the Answers to Our Questions Key Verse to Read and Treasure And they put forward two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also called Justice, and Matthias. And they prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen […]

July 14, 2022

Forsake Appearances Key Verse to Read and Treasure Teacher, we know that you are true and teach the way of God truthfully, and you do not care about anyone’s opinion, for you are not swayed by appearances. (Matthew 22:16, ESV) For Insight For some, appearances matter more than anything. They […]

July 13, 2022

Turning Agitation into Something Positive Key Verse to Read and Treasure The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, and while I am going another steps down before me. (John 5:7, ESV) For Insight The man […]

July 12, 2022

The Thing God Allows and Nobody Wants Key Verse to Read and Treasure Five times I received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one. Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I […]

July 11, 2022

You’re So Brainy! Key Verse to Read and Treasure I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:14, ESV) For Insight The Amygdala is that part of the memory system in the human brain that acts as the center of our emotional memory. Some psychologists refer to […]

July 9/10, 2022

God is Truly Awesome in Every Sense! Key Verse to Read and Treasure Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it.” And he was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place!” This is none other than […]

July 8, 2022

Throughout All Ages Key Verse to Read and Treasure Your name, O LORD, endures forever, your renown, O LORD, throughout all ages (Psalm 135:13, ESV)   For Insight What a great song of praise and worship God’s children sang as they made their way to worship at the temple in […]

July 7, 2022

Avalanches, Tsunamis, and Everything in Between Key Verse to Read and Treasure God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and […]

July 6, 2022

Watch What (or Whom) You Set Your Affections On Key Verse to Read and Treasure Set your affections on things above, not on things on earth (Colossians 3:2, KJB) For Insight A conversation between a grandmother and her grandson after she had purchased a brand-new car went like this: Grandson: […]

July 5, 2022

Blessed Assurance Key Verse to Read and Treasure Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he […]

July 1, 2022

With All Authority! Key Verse to Read and Treasure And Jesus came and said to them to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” (Matthew 28:18, ESV) For Insight There is, after that statement Jesus made, a period(.) Grammatically speaking it means though another […]

June 30, 2022

Therefore, Be Alert Key Verses to Read and Treasure To that end keep alert with all perseverance (Ephesians 6:18, ESV)   For Insight Have you noticed anymore that your attentiveness and level of awareness has gone up a notch or two, especially with so many random acts of violence and […]

June 29, 2022

The Agony of Agony Key Verse to Read and Treasure And they went to a place called Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” And he took with him Peter and James and John, an began to be greatly distressed and troubled. And he said […]

June 28, 2022

Baseless Accusations Key Verse to Read and Treasure Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account (Matthew 5:11, ESV) For Insight How do you react when someone or others make false accusations against you? It’s not […]

June 27, 2022

Admittance Can Free Us Key Verse to Read and Treasure For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust (Psalm 103:14, ESV) For Insight Can you believe that many Christians are not willing to admit they get angry? That they have difficulty forgiving others or accepting God’s forgiveness […]

June 25, 2022

God is Always… Key Verse to Read and Treasure Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8, NIV) For Insight If you have ever been in couple’s therapy or counseling, you may have learned to be a better listener and communicator. For example, you might have […]

June 24, 2022

Avoid Arrogance Key Verse to Read and Treasure Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the LORD; be assured, he will not go unpunished. (Proverbs 16:5, ESV) For Insight Have you noticed when you read the Book of Proverbs, that Solomon has a lot to say about […]

June 23, 2022

That Feeling of Accomplishment Key Verse to Read and Treasure I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. (John 17:4, ESV) For Insight You’ve had that feeling at times, I’m sure. Completed something that challenged or tested your endurance. Gotten to the end, […]

June 22, 2022

What Does a Christ-like Attitude Look and Feel Like? Key Verse to Read and Treasure Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tender hearted, and keep a humble attitude. (I Peter 3:8, NLT) For Insight Peter […]

June 21, 2022

It’s God’s Approval that Matters Key Verse to Read and Treasure For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. (Galatians 1:10m, ESV) For […]

June 18/19, 2022

Everything will Be Alright Key Verse to Read and Treasure And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28, ESV) For Insight When we hear the word or expression “alright” we might think of a […]

June 17, 2022

Healing after Assault Key Verse to Read and Treasure But he was wounded for our transgressions. He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and by his stripes we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5, ASV) For Insight To be assaulted means you experience physical or […]