Tuesday – April 23, 2024

1 Samuel 11-13; Psalm 38; Acts 9 Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you! Get up, and roll up your sleeping mat!” And he was healed instantly. (Acts 9:34) Peter knew a little something about getting up. Oh, do you remember the man who denied Jesus? Yup, good ‘ol Peter. Now look at […]

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Monday – April 22, 2024

1 Samuel 9-10; Acts 8 Saul was minding his business, and his father’s business, when 3 donkeys were just gone. In my simplistic mind, I’m thinking. “ it’s 3 donkeys.  What’s the big deal?”  Why send your son into who knows where for 3 donkeys? It was a big deal!  On one hand, in Biblical […]

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Friday – April 19, 2024

1 Samuel 6-8; Acts 7 by Kelli Smith Simpkins “While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, ‘Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.’ Then he fell on his knees and cried out, ‘Lord, do not hold this sin against them.’ When he had said this, he fell asleep.” Acts 7:59-60 Think back to a time someone slighted you, […]

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Thursday – April 18, 2024

1 Samuel 3-5; Psalm 23; Acts 6 By Becky Hill Martin Moms have supersonic hearing. We can tell that’s our kid crying at the daycare from 3 blocks away through a construction zone during rush hour. With my head buried in the closet in the back of the house, I can hear my husband getting into […]

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Wednesday – April 17, 2024

1 Samuel 1-2; Psalm 120; Acts 5 by Faith Brady Again a mother makes a Nazarite vow for her unborn child.  It didn’t turn out so well for Samson but Samuel is a different story.  As Samuel is ministering in the temple with Eli remember he is just a boy.  1 Samuel 2:26 reminds me of Luke 2:52 “And […]

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Tuesday – April 16, 2024

Ruth 3-4; Psalm 37; Acts 4 “There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12) Jesus is the “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). Not one of the “ways.” He was not telling a lie, and if we […]

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Monday – April 15, 2024

Ruth 1-2; Acts 3 In both of these readings today we see how God uses the help that we offer others to encourage and inspire other things. In Ruth, chapters 1-2, Naomi was broken. She has lost her husband and sons.  We aren’t sure how they died but we do know that she felt abandoned […]

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Friday – April 12, 2024

Judges 19-21; Acts 2 by Kelli Smith Simpkins “Peter replied, ‘Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38 Boy, did the Israelites get a wakeup call in this chapter, or what?! When […]

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Thursday – April 11, 2024

Judges 17-18; Psalm 21; Acts 1 by Becky Hill Martin “You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind or an image of anything in the heavens or on the earth or in the sea. You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous […]

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Wednesday – April 10, 2024

Judges 12-16; Psalm 146; Luke 24 by Faith Brady What word do you use to identify a group of people?  ‘Y’all’ tells me you are from the South. ‘You’s guys’ tells me you are WRONG!!  😛 In verse 6 “they said to him, “Then say Shibboleth,” and he said, “Sibboleth,” for he could not pronounce it right. […]

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