Posts Tagged ‘shoulders’

Step Into Delight

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and enter his courts with praise; be thankful in your hearts to him and bless his holy name.” –Psalm 100:4 Read: Psalm 100 During their years at Baylor University, Brooke and Mattie were like peas and carrots; always together. Not only were they roommates, they went to the same classes, […]

It’s No Wonder

“Know that the Lord is our God. It is he who made us and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.” –Psalm 100:3 Read: Psalm 100 She should have been a carpenter. If it had been a priceless work of art, she wouldn’t have put any more effort into it. […]

New Beginnings

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.” –1 Corinthians 9:24 Read: 1 Corinthians 9 Last week I had the opportunity to travel, work and write. At one particular location, I had an ocean view, […]

It’s a Run/Walk

“And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us.” –Ephesians 5:2 Read: Ephesians 5 An author, speaker and member of the 1972 Olympic team, Jeff Galloway is a world-class runner. He broke the U.S. 10-mile record in 1973, and among his victories are the Honolulu, Atlanta and Boston Marathons. What’s his best […]

Flying Without Wings

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” –Matthew 6:33 Read: Matthew 6 In Jonathan Pierce’s song “Flying Without Wings”, a great line always connects with me. He sings: “So impossible as it may seem, you’ve got to fight for every dream. ‘Cause who’s […]

Rescue. Shelter.

“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” –2 Corinthians 5:21 Read: 2 Corinthians 5 In case you missed this story, former New Jersey Governor Richard Codey went undercover last week as a homeless man. He was cold, hungry and […]

Unlock the Door

“They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.” –Acts 1:14 Peter denied. Thomas doubted. Fear filled the upper room. Both the cross and the tomb were void of any sign of their allegiance, so they hid. Then they heard His voice, felt […]

Be Healthy, Quietly

“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.” –Matthew 6:1 Read: Matthew 6 We’ve been talking a lot lately about the importance of our physical health as a means of praise, and if that […]

Can’t Be Silent

“‘I tell you,’” he replied, “‘if they keep quiet, the rocks will cry out.’” –Luke 19:40 Read: Luke 19:28-40 The song of creation. Can you hear it? You and I are God’s special guests in a masterpiece performed in His honor that He conducts. Not only that, He’s given us “first chair.” In orchestra speak, […]

His Idea

“God’s strong name is our help.”  –Psalm 124:8 Read: Psalm 124 If possible, forget the idea that when we’re healthy, we’re better at work. Try to ignore the fact that when we take care of ourselves, we’re better for our families, kids and spouses. Block all that out for a second. Focus on this short […]