Daily Focus, May 4, 2019

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8 Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 88:1 – 89:52 (“What man can live and never see death?  Who can deliver his soul from the power of Sheol?”) This Week’s Memory Verse: “Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is led astray…

Long Overdue

LightGrams May 2, 2019 Volume 23, Number 17 A story appeared in the news yesterday that told of a man who returned an overdue book to a library in Sunnyvale, California. “What’s the big deal with that?” you might ask. The book was 45 years overdue. The man, who now lives in Indianapolis, was visiting…

Daily Focus, April 29, 2019

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8 Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 74:1 – 76:12 (“Make your vows to the Lord your God and perform them; let all around him bring gifts to him who is to be feared.“) This Week’s Memory Verse: “Wine is a mocker, strong drink a…

Daily Focus, April 27, 2019

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8 Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 72:1 – 73:28 (“Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.”) This Week’s Memory Verse: “But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.” …

Looking For Good Luck

LightGrams April 25, 2019 Volume 23, Number 16 Earlier this week I introduced my two youngest grandsons to a new (for them) tradition: looking for four-leaf clovers. Their yard has a healthy stand of clover mixed in with grass, and we were able to find a couple within just a few minutes of looking. According…

Daily Focus, April 25, 2019

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8 Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 65:1 – 68:35 (“Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for my soul.”) This Week’s Memory Verse: “But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits…

Is This Your Ring?

LightGrams April 18, 2019 Volume 23, Number 15 An unnamed lady who works at a Sam’s Club store in Houston found a ring three years ago. It was a class ring from The University of Houston, and had apparently been dropped into a case of water. The lady took it home, thinking she would try…

Daily Focus, April 18, 2019

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8 Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 51:1 – 54:7 (“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.”) This Week’s Memory Verse: “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the…

Daily Focus, April 15, 2019

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8 Daily Bible Reading: Deuteronomy 29:1 – 30:20 (“For this commandment that I command you today is not too hard for you, neither is it far off.”) This Week’s Memory Verse: “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom…