About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose.
You’ve all been to the stadium and seen the athletes race. Everyone runs; one wins. Run to win. All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You’re after one that’s gold eternally.
Now Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Syria, was a great and honorable man in the eyes of his master, because by him the Lord had given victory to Syria. He was also a mighty man of valor, but a leper. And the Syrians had gone out on raids, and had brought back captive a young girl from the land of Israel. She waited on Naaman’s wife. Then she said to her mistress, “If only my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! For he would heal him of his leprosy.” And Naaman went in and told his master, saying, “Thus and thus said the girl who is from the land of Israel.”

In Season

September 30, 2018
For everything there is a season, A time for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest.…

It’s Time

September 16, 2018
These are the memoirs of Nehemiah son of Hacaliah in late autumn, in the month of Kislev, in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes’ reign, I was at the fortress…
I tell you, her sins —and they are many— have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love.…
So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip…