The Small Things

From this morning’s Daily Texts: Jesus put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree,...

Our God, Our Help

1“Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. 2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. 3 You turn us back to dust, and say, “Turn back, you mortals.” 4 For a...

The Book of Job

“They [Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar] sat with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his suffering was very great” (Job 2:13). During these last few days, I have been reading through the Book of Job. Job, along...

Chronicles

“Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather and rescue us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, and glory in your praise” (1 Chronicles 16:35) As we read through the Old Testament books of 1 and 2 Chronicles, you might find yourself...

A New Thing

“I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43:19) One of my very favorite places to run is at Side Cut Park in Maumee. Much of the running trail meanders beside...