Short Meditation of the Day
"When you accept the fact that sometimes seasons are dry and time are hard and that God is in control of both, you will discover a sense of divine refuge, because the hope is in God and not in yourself."- Charles Swindoll "Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand."- Proverbs 19:21 The principal of Northeast Elementary School (Evergreen Park, IL) calls the PTA meeting to order. Cub Scout Pack 3644, Den 6 stands at attention in the back of the auditorium/gymnasium. Selected as the Caller … Read More...
“In the plot line of our lives, dream markers are defining decisions. They aren’t just part of the narrative; they become metanarratives.”- Mark Batterson In Chapter 14 (“Five-Pound Dream”) of Chase the Lion, Mark Batterson states that every dream journey contains a point of no return. At that stage, your decision cannot be undone. Hence, […]
From our Annotated Bibliography
More to Your Story (Thomas Nelson, 2016) Max Lucado originally published More to Your Story: Discover Your Place in God's Plan in 2011 under the title God's Story, Your Story. In his Introduction, Pastor Lucado states that the great promise of the Bible and the hope of this book center around this statement: "Your story indwells God's." Therefore, we cling to the Christmas hope that God … Read More...
Toward the end of Chapter 3 of One Thousand Gifts, author Ann Voskamp remarks that sometimes her quest to list 1,000 things for which she is thankful seems quite juvenile. In the midst of mundane existence, is making that list merely a ridiculous experiment? The truth is, Ann explains, that learning requires practice- and at […]