MONDAY MEDITATION: Tailoring the Bible (September 21)

Jehoshaphat said, “Isn’t there any other prophet of the Lord whom we could ask?” “There is one other man who could ask the Lord for us,” Israel’s king told Jehoshaphat, “but I hate him because he never prophesies anything good about me, only bad.” – 1 Kings 22:7-8 The problem with the Bible isn’t the Bible but how people …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: A Happiness Checklist (September 14)

The goal I pursue is the prize of God’s upward call in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:14 Duke University did a study on what makes people happy. The result was a checklist for happiness: ___ Absence of suspicion/resentment. Resisting the temptation to nurse a grudge or think the worst in people. ___ Not living in the …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: Why Did He Stay Home? (September 7, 2020)

“Then the older son was furious and didn’t want to enter in, but his father came out and begged him. He answered his father, ‘Look, I’ve served you all these years, and I never disobeyed your instruction. Yet you’ve never given me as much as a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends.” – …

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SUNDAY MEDITATION: Sleeping Like a Dog (September 6)

NOTE: This week I’m sending a daily devotion based on reflections on Jake the Beagle. Our regular weekly/Monday meditations will resume tomorrow. Hope these have been meaningful for you! Like most dogs I’ve ever known, Jake could fall asleep in a nanosecond. And not just a light sleep. Before long his patented beagle snore would …

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SATURDAY MEDITATION: Now What? (September 5)

NOTE: This week I’m sending a daily devotion based on reflections on Jake the Beagle. Our regular weekly/Monday meditations will resume next week. Hope these are meaningful for you! PS–The above pic is not Jake. He slept more often than he ran. Beagles, being hunting dogs, have imprinted in their doggie genes an insane drive …

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FRIDAY MEDITATION: Where’s My Peanut Butter Sandwich? (September 4)

NOTE: This week I’m sending a daily devotion based on reflections on Jake the Beagle. Our regular weekly/Monday meditations will resume next week. Hope these are meaningful for you! A peanut butter sandwich ranks high on my list of snacks. I was halfway through one when I put it down to close a screen door. …

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THURSDAY MEDITATION: Gotta Sing (September 3)

NOTE: This week I’m sending a daily devotion based on reflections on Jake the Beagle. Our regular weekly/Monday meditations will resume next week. Hope these are meaningful for you! It was nearing Christmas and, preparing breakfast, I broke out into my rendition of O Holy Night. It was only for my personal enjoyment, not for …

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WEDNESDAY MEDITATION: Canine Cowardice (September 2)

NOTE: This week I’m sending a daily devotion based on reflections on Jake the Beagle. Our regular weekly/Monday meditations will resume next week. Hope these are meaningful for you! All dogs fear thunderstorms, I believe. They will hunker down in a closet or follow you especially closely while it’s thundering and lightning. One dog we …

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TUESDAY MEDITATION: The Unending Quest for Love (September 1)

NOTE: This week I’m sending a daily devotion based on reflections on Jake the Beagle. Our regular weekly/Monday meditations will resume next week. Hope these are meaningful for you! I think that people who seem gruff or even mean are simply defending themselves. Past hurts and disappointments harden the heart and turn a face downward. …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: Reverse Adoption (August 31)

NOTE: Recently our pet beagle, Jake, passed away. One person suggested doing some meditations based on reflections on our four-legged friend. So, each day this week I’ll pass on a doggie devotion. Our regular weekly/Monday meditations will resume next week. Hope these are meaningful for you! One fall afternoon, 2015, my wife was working in …

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