Two Leashes

This morning in my pre-coffee daze, I neglected to grab my dual leash for my dogs. Instead, I grabbed them each their separate personal leashes and got them ready for their morning walk. I always use the dual leash for walks; if you ever tried to walk two dogs without one, you’d easily figure out […]

Run with Purpose

Running a race is one thing; winning a race is another. Paul told us to “run to win” (v. 24). If we look at our Christian walk (or run if you will) as a journey with an eternal prize, we can understand it is not some short race in the backyard with a younger or […]

Sharpen the Blade

I remember an old pair of scissors I owned. I loved those scissors but as time moved on they did not work like they once did because the blades were dull. When cutting a piece of meat, you want to pick a good knife. You want to be able to cut through the piece swiftly […]

All For Him

“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.” – Revelation 4:11 [NIV] Recently, as we were sitting in church awaiting the start of the morning worship service, my daughter was looking at the […]

Do This Or Else

“As soon as you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe and all kinds of music, you must fall down and worship the image of gold that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up. Whoever does not fall down and worship will immediately be thrown into a blazing furnace.” – Daniel 3:5-6 [NIV] […]

God Gave

“To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds.”  – Daniel 1:17 [NIV] Today’s verse says that God gave Daniel and his friends the knowledge and understanding.  Now in this passage, Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego are […]

But Even If

“But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.” – Daniel 3:18 [NIV] The beginning of this verse sets the tone. It is a phrase that is sometimes hard to chew on for us. […]

God Is Able

“If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand.” – Daniel 3:17 [NIV] Could you imagine being the three young men standing before Nebuchadnezzar and this promise of the furnace? They stood before him and declared […]

Cat Meets Dog

“He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.” – Psalm 91:4 [NLT] When walking the dog, a cat came into view. My dog immediately got excited to “make friends” with the cat. I do not think that the cat was too […]

Personal Attention

“He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed.” – 1 Peter 2:24 [NLT] When I walked into the grocery store, I was unable to move. There was a lady who walked into […]