Day 23 (Monday) Trust Issues…

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 Dare I confess that sometimes the paths that I choose lack the presence of God in them. It would seem that I have trust issues.  It is…

Day 22 – Peace Perfect Peace

“…and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7 Last year in the summer, we had a mighty storm strike our community.  Luckily the tornadoes which had been in the forecast for our area did not transpire, but we still received some very strong…

Day 21 -Have You Forgotten?

Do you not know?     Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God,     the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary,     and his understanding no one can fathom. (Isaiah 40:28) Sometimes our days come crashing in on us and we can’t help but feel defeated and a…

Day 20 -What Are You Afraid Of???

“The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” Psalm 18:2 As a parent, I’ve seen some things you can’t unsee. I’ve also had moments that I thought I would have a heart attack…

Day 19 – Misunderstanding God’s Goodness…

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 This has been a Christian mantra or something placed on a motivational poster, t-shirt or coffee mug.  But I think we misunderstand this verse.  The goodness of God…

Day 18 -Living Shema Outloud!!

“…‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Jesus was asked by a teacher…

Dear Salvation Army – 3 Leaders You Can Trust…

“Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.”- John Maxwell There are many leaders in our Army. Leaders can be found in our corps, in our social service departments, in our thrift stores, in our headquarters…all the way up to IHQ and the office of the General. But,…

Day 17 – Lost And Found!!

“…suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?” Luke 15:8 One of my sons lost something very important to him – his key to his locker.  In that locker was all of his text books for all of…

Day 16 -Living In God’s Sanctuary…

“Lord, who may dwell in your sanctuary?  Why may live on your holy hill?  He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous…” Psalm 15:1-2a When we choose to follow Christ in our lives and live for Him every day, we are not only called Sons and Daughter of God, but we have…

Day 15 – When The Going Gets Tough…

“We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way;…” 2 Corinthians 6:3-4 Have you heard the phrase “when the going gets tough, the tough get going”?  There are no promises of easy living and smooth sailing in…

Day 14 – All Your Anxiety

Philippians 4:6  (NIV) “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” I know what you’re thinking, easier said than done, right?  We spend a lot of time consumed with worry and stress over things that we cannot control.  That doesn’t mean we…

Day 13 – What Good Can Come From There?

“…Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.   Nazareth!  Can anything good come from there?’ Nathaniel asked.  “Come and see,” said Philip.  (John 1:45-46) Have you ever felt as if you weren’t good enough to be a disciple of Christ? Perhaps you have uttered similar words about yourself.  Things like “Lord, surely you could pick…