I Don’t Get It – Lent Day 27

Friday, March 16 I Don’t Get It Carrie Stelma Day 27—Read Mark 9   “I don’t get it.” Have you ever been afraid to admit to that statement? Maybe it was when the teacher explained the assignment, but you looked around and everyone else seemed to understand, so you didn’t...

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Persistence – Lent Day 26

Thursday, March 15 Persistence Allison Stevens Day 26—Read Luke 18   We have a 17-year-old dog who is the most persistent little canine. When she needs something, no matter what it is, she scratches the front door, and she won’t give up until she gets what she wants. I have...

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Rise and Go – Lent Day 25

Wednesday, March 14 Rise and Go Max Colley Day 25—Read Luke 17    Luke 17 has some key verses on forgiveness, faith, thankfulness and the kingdom. I want to focus on the story of the ten leprous men that Jesus healed. The men asked for Jesus’s mercy. He told them...

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Lost-ness – Lent Day 23

Monday, March 12 Lost-ness Chris Lemke Day 23—Read Luke 15 “Son, you are always with me…” – Mark 15:31 Every time I read this chapter, I’m drawn to the closing paragraph, the narrative describing the displeasure of the older brother of the prodigal. The audience to these three parables consists...

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Around the Table – Day 22

Saturday, March 10 Around the Table Sharen Kreitsch Day 22—Read Luke 14 The best celebrations take place around a table laden with delicious foods. In our home, the celebration begins with “circling up” for a prayer that concludes with a “squeeze of love” being passed around the circle. In our...

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Worry – Lent Day 20

Thursday, March 8 Worry Jeff Olson Day 20—Read Luke 12 Do you ever worry? If you have a pulse, you probably do. If there is one thing that life and over two decades of counseling with people have taught me is that people feel anxious. Some of us experience it...

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Confession of a Christian Father

This past Sunday’s message on The Power of Parenting (Ephesians 6:4) has stirred up some conversations and a number of individuals have requested a copy of the father’s confession which was read at the close of the message.  So because you asked and because it is a great message worth repeating, here...

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Prayer: A Language of Love – Lent Day 19

Wednesday, March 7 Prayer: A Language of Love John Frye Day 19—Read Luke 11 Many people when asked about their prayer lives will confess that they feel guilt. “I don’t pray enough.” “I don’t use of the right words.” “I can’t pray in public.” What creates such great insecurity about...

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