Daily Prayer for July 5, 2020

Prayer: Our God of the covenant who has promised good things for his people, we come to you as your children today to praise you for your marvelous deeds. You have revealed yourself to the whole world in creation. We behold your glory at the rising of the sun and the...

Daily Prayer for July 3, 2020

Prayer: Our God of the covenant, you who have promised great things for your people, we come to you the alone sovereign of heaven and earth today to praise you for your steadfast love and faithfulness We thank you that your Word tells us that your faithfulness to your...

The Morning Devotional: Psalm 119:139-140

The Morning Devotional for July 3, 2020: 139 My zeal consumes me,     because my foes forget your words. 140 Your promise is well tried,     and your servant loves it. https://youtu.be/xXkWbCS-8EY...

Daily Prayer for July 2, 2020

Prayer: We bless your holy Name our God in heaven because you alone are worthy of our adoration and praise. You have created the world in the space of six days and all very good. You made all things by the word of your power, and you direct all things by your...

The Morning Devotional: Psalm 119:137-138

The Morning Devotional for July 2, 2020: 137 Righteous are you, O Lord,     and right are your rules. 138 You have appointed your testimonies in righteousness     and in all faithfulness....

Daily Prayer for July 1, 2020

Prayer: Our Father in heaven, we thank you and praise you that you are our Father, and we are your children. We glorify your Name today because you alone are worthy of it. We give you praise because you have made us to worship you and glorify you in all that we do....

The Morning Devotional: Psalm 119:135-136

The Morning Devotional for July 1, 2020: 135 Make your face shine upon your servant, and teach me your statutes. 136 My eyes shed streams of tears, because people do not keep your law. https://youtu.be/fLeVck-BN_8 Previous Editions of The...

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Daily Roundup 

Daily Roundup for June 22, 2020

Here are the items and resources of interest for June 22, 2020: NOTE: If you are interested in receiving my monthly newsletter, please...

Daily Roundup for February 17, 2020

Here are the items and resources of interest for February 17, 2020: NOTE: If you are interested in receiving my monthly newsletter, please...

Daily Roundup for February 14, 2020

Here are the items and resources of interest for February 14, 2020: NOTE: If you are interested in receiving my monthly newsletter, please...

Daily Roundup for February 13, 2020

Here are the items and resources of interest for February 13, 2020: NOTE: If you are interested in receiving my monthly newsletter, please...

Daily Roundup for February 11, 2020

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Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer for July 5, 2020

Prayer: Our God of the covenant who has promised good things for his people, we come to you as your children today to praise you for your...

Daily Prayer for July 3, 2020

Prayer: Our God of the covenant, you who have promised great things for your people, we come to you the alone sovereign of heaven and...

Daily Prayer for July 2, 2020

Prayer: We bless your holy Name our God in heaven because you alone are worthy of our adoration and praise. You have created the world in...

Daily Prayer for July 1, 2020

Prayer: Our Father in heaven, we thank you and praise you that you are our Father, and we are your children. We glorify your Name today...

Daily Prayer for June 30, 2020

Prayer: Our God in heaven: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we bless your Name today as the only true God of heaven and earth. You are the...

The Morning Devotional

The Morning Devotional: Psalm 119:139-140

The Morning Devotional for July 3, 2020: 139 My zeal consumes me,     because my foes forget your words....

The Morning Devotional: Psalm 119:137-138

The Morning Devotional for July 2, 2020: 137 Righteous are you, O Lord,     and right are your rules....

The Morning Devotional: Psalm 119:135-136

The Morning Devotional for July 1, 2020: 135 Make your face shine upon your servant, and teach me your statutes. 136 My...

The Morning Devotional: Psalm 119:133-134

The Morning Devotional for June 30, 2020 133 Keep steady my steps according to your promise,     and let no...

The Morning Devotional: Psalm 119:131-132

The Morning Devotional for June 29, 2020 131 I open my mouth and pant, because I long for your commandments....

Bible Reading Notes

Bible Reading Notes: Coming Soon

More information about my plans for 2019 will be posted here very soon. 

Book Reviews 

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Over the next few months, I will be writing a number of book reviews. The books I will be reviewing are as follows: The Preacher's...

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Reading Challenge 2020

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