Heart and Soul by Bryan Craig It’s Valentine’s Day, and I must say that I’ve always liked this holiday.  I know it can cause a lot of stress and pressure for men out there, and for unattached females, it can be a bit depressing.  Perhaps it is special to me because I’m married to my… Read More

Day Twenty God’s Treasure Map     Scripture: “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.”  (2 Timothy 3:16 ESV) Thought: For the last nineteen blogs I have provided insight with the way I journal through scripture.  They were random scriptures and were… Read More

Day Nineteen Hannah’s Prayer     Scripture:  Eli answered, “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him.”  She said, “May your servant find favor in your eyes.” Then she went her way and ate something, and her face was no longer downcast. 1 Samuel 1:17-18 NIV Thought:… Read More

Day Eighteen The Plans of God   Scripture: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”  Jeremiah 29:11 (ESV} Thought: What are my plans?  What do I hope for?  How will I get what I hope… Read More

Day Seventeen The Work of God   Scripture: Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.”  John 6:28-29 ESV Thought: I would imagine that the answer Jesus gave for this question to Him… Read More

  Day Sixteen Comfort of All Comforts     Scripture: “ Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”  Matthew 5:3 Thought: What does it mean to be “poor in spirit?” Is it being sad? Is it being physically weary? Is it to be discouraged? Is it a feeling of… Read More

Day Fifteen Peacemaker   Scripture: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”  Matthew 5:9 NIV Thought: We live in a world that longs for peace. There are many peace-seekers and peace-lovers, but few peacemakers. Maybe we are going about it wrong? Instead of seeking peace for ourselves, which is a… Read More

Day Fourteen The Stumbling Rock     Scripture: “But the people of Israel, who tried so hard to get right with God by keeping the law, never succeeded.  Why not? Because they were trying to get right with God by keeping the law instead of by trusting in him. They stumbled over the great rock in their… Read More

Day Thirteen Peace   Scripture: “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.” 2 Thessalonians 3:16 (ESV) Thought: Several things stand out in this short passage.  The first obvious stand-out is that God is the Lord of peace, Himself.  This means… Read More

Day Twelve Gifted for Service   Scripture: Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 Thought: The song begins to build into a crescendo, as the gifted singer feeds… Read More

Day Eleven The Way   Scripture: And there will be a highway called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not travel it, only those who walk in that Way–and fools will not stray onto it.  Isaiah 35:8 Thought: “The Way of Holiness” is another reference to our redemption through Jesus Christ.  He is “the… Read More

Day Ten A New Heart   Scripture: “And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.”  Ezekiel 36:26 Thought: The heart and spirit are mentioned together in this passage. … Read More