Category Archives: Daily Minute

remember

In times like these, it’s good to remember, God is still on His throne, and He still saves. Fret not yourself because of evildoers.  And count the patience of our Lord as salvation.  Psalm 37:1, 2 Peter 3:15 ESV

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The Jesus Story: from birth to resurrection

This story can be told all at once, or over a period of days. First read the story and the Bible verse. Then open the corresponding egg, and talk about it. The objects in the eggs are meant to spark … Continue reading

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Jesus paid it all

Whenever we wonder if Jesus’ sacrifice paid the full price for our sin, we should open our Bibles and read about the crucifixion. One short portion will do. Let that sink in. And soon we will realize, Christ’s suffering is … Continue reading

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because God cares…

Our relationship with God can be so satisfying, and the time we spend in His Word so rewarding, that we aren’t phased by what people think of us, or how they treat us. When we need to be lifted up, … Continue reading

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God alone

It’s good to remember, the best things a person can do will be known to God, and God alone. “But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And … Continue reading

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God smiles

God is delighted with the one who delights in Him, whose lips are quick to offer Him praise. Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre… the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear Him,  in … Continue reading

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on thanks giving

True thankfulness happens when we delight in the giver, more than the gift. May God’s love and faithfulness to us inspire a thankfulness that glorifies Him and blesses our hearts. ‘Give thanks to the Lord of hosts,  for the Lord … Continue reading

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on waiting and confidence

While waiting for deliverance, the righteous live by faith, because it’s impossible to put too much confidence in God. Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.  Hebrews 10:35 ESV Scripture: Hebrews 10:35-39

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understanding life

The most important things are best understood after we’ve spent time alone with God. But when I thought how to understand this, it seemed to me a wearisome task, until I went into the sanctuary of God. Psalm 73:16-17a ESV Scripture … Continue reading

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a Christmas blessing

May God bless you with words and opportunity, courage and clarity, to boldly proclaim the good news that is ours in Christ Jesus, this Christmas. “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is … Continue reading

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treasures

Whenever my best friend Kare and I get together, we bring a gift. We usually find some little trinket or homemade item we think the other will enjoy. We delight in the giving and the getting. Our homes have become … Continue reading

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calling a Christian

Calling someone a Christian, who is not one, is dangerous. It weakens our testimony; it keeps us from praying for his greatest need–salvation; it gives false hope to the one acknowledged; and it just looks stupid to the watching world. … Continue reading

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God answers prayer

QUESTION: Can we know God is at work in the lives of the people for whom we pray, especially as pertains to their spiritual well-being and salvation, and especially when we see little or no evidence of God’s work? And, … Continue reading

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candy cane Christmas for kids

Candy canes of white and red remind me that Christ’s blood was shed. He died for me! So now I know, my sins are washed as white as snow. “Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD:  though your … Continue reading

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pray always

We can pray without ceasing, when our thought-life becomes our prayer-life; when all the things we think about, become all the things we pray about. Our sinful thoughts become prayers of confession and repentance. Concerns for loved ones become prayers … Continue reading

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