Quick Thought Thursday: My Beloved Brothers & Sisters

This is my “quick thought” from today’s reading in Matthew 8-10. “While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples.” ~Matthew 9:10 When was the last time you had dinner at “a sinners” house? Oh man, that means you have to not onlyContinue reading “Quick Thought Thursday: My Beloved Brothers & Sisters”

Quick Thought Thursday: Those People Too?

This is my “quick thought” from today’s reading in Matthew 5-7. “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,” ~Matthew 5:44 Wait, what, those people? Love those people? Those people! They want to embarrass me, they want my job, they’re red, they’re blue, they’re obnoxious, they wish and workContinue reading “Quick Thought Thursday: Those People Too?”

Monday Missionary Spotlight: Harrell Family Missions

We’d like to occasionally highlight some prayer requests from missionaries and other local missions. Today, we’re highlighting The Harrell Family. If you didn’t receive their last update letter, we wanted to share some of the highlights below: Harrell Family Missions Missions Ministry Report Dear precious friends, The Harrell family is so excited – God IsContinue reading “Monday Missionary Spotlight: Harrell Family Missions”

Quick Thought Thursday: It Is Written

This is my “quick thought” from today’s reading in Matthew 3-4. “Jesus answered, ‘It is written: …’” ~Matthew 4:4 Before Jesus’ public ministry began, back when everyone assumed he was just a carpenter’s son destined to follow in his father’s footsteps, Jesus was learning what “is written!” Now, he’s in a time of difficulty. HeContinue reading “Quick Thought Thursday: It Is Written”

Quick Thought Thursday: Redeemed Injustice

This is my “quick thought” from today’s reading in Matthew 1-2. “David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife,” ~Matthew 1:6 How easy would it be to whitewash history? Wouldn’t it be nice to forget about all the injustices our most respected ancestors have organized and spearheaded? Wouldn’t it be niceContinue reading “Quick Thought Thursday: Redeemed Injustice”

Quick Thought Thursday: We Are the Beloved People of God

One of the things I like to do as I read the scriptures is write down just one thing, one quick takeaway from the section. For me, it’s a process that helps me move from simply reading the Word to allowing the Word to read me. It’s a simple practice that anybody can do, itContinue reading “Quick Thought Thursday: We Are the Beloved People of God”

Quick Thought Thursday: Wisdom Is a “Who,” Not a “What!”

One of the things I like to do as I read the scriptures is write down just one thing, one quick takeaway from the section. For me, it’s a process that helps me move from simply reading the Word to allowing the Word to read me. It’s a simple practice that anybody can do, itContinue reading “Quick Thought Thursday: Wisdom Is a “Who,” Not a “What!””

Quick Thought Thursday: Who Do I Acknowledge?

One of the things I like to do as I read the scriptures is write down just one thing, one quick takeaway from the section. For me, it’s a process that helps me move from simply reading the Word to allowing the Word to read me. It’s a simple practice that anybody can do, itContinue reading “Quick Thought Thursday: Who Do I Acknowledge?”

Quick Thought Thursday: Why Did He Do It?

One of the things I like to do as I read the scriptures is write down just one thing, one quick takeaway from the section. For me, it’s a process that helps me move from simply reading the Word to allowing the Word to read me. It’s a simple practice that anybody can do, itContinue reading “Quick Thought Thursday: Why Did He Do It?”

Quick Thought Thursday: The Lord Himself

One of the things I like to do as I read the scriptures is write down just one thing, one quick takeaway from the section. For me, it’s a process that helps me move from simply reading the Word to allowing the Word to read me. It’s a simple practice that anybody can do, itContinue reading “Quick Thought Thursday: The Lord Himself”

Quick Thought Thursday: The Countercultural Lifestyle of Following Jesus

One of the things I like to do as I read the scriptures is write down just one thing, one quick takeaway from the section. For me, it’s a process that helps me move from simply reading the Word to allowing the Word to read me. It’s a simple practice that anybody can do, itContinue reading “Quick Thought Thursday: The Countercultural Lifestyle of Following Jesus”

Quick Thought Thursday: The Good Father Is Rich In Mercy, & We Are His Beloved Children

One of the things I like to do as I read the scriptures is write down just one thing, one quick takeaway from the section. For me, it’s a process that helps me move from simply reading the Word to allowing the Word to read me. It’s a simple practice that anybody can do, itContinue reading “Quick Thought Thursday: The Good Father Is Rich In Mercy, & We Are His Beloved Children”

Quick Thought Thursday: Resurrection Justice

One of the things I like to do as I read the scriptures is write down just one thing, one quick takeaway from the section. For me, it’s a process that helps me move from simply reading the Word to allowing the Word to read me. It’s a simple practice that anybody can do, itContinue reading “Quick Thought Thursday: Resurrection Justice”

Quick Thought Thursday: Participating in the Song

One of the things I like to do as I read the scriptures is write down just one thing, one quick takeaway from the section. For me, it’s a process that helps me move from simply reading the Word to allowing the Word to read me. It’s a simple practice that anybody can do, itContinue reading “Quick Thought Thursday: Participating in the Song”

Monday Missionary Spotlight: Dion Daughtridge

We’d like to occasionally highlight some prayer requests from missionaries and other local missions. Today, we’re highlighting Dion Daughtridge. Dion is a missionary in Ecuador (South America) that The Good Shepherd Ministries supports. We recently reached out to her to ask a few questions about her ministry; you can read her responses below. ————————————————————— Q1:Continue reading “Monday Missionary Spotlight: Dion Daughtridge”

Quick Thought Thursday: Participating in His Transformative Dance of Life

One of the things I like to do as I read the scriptures is write down just one thing, one quick takeaway from the section. For me, it’s a process that helps me move from simply reading the Word to allowing the Word to read me. It’s a simple practice that anybody can do, itContinue reading “Quick Thought Thursday: Participating in His Transformative Dance of Life”

Quick Thought Thursday: “Rightness” and “Righteousness”

One of the things I like to do as I read the scriptures is write down just one thing, one quick takeaway from the section. For me, it’s a process that helps me move from simply reading the Word to allowing the Word to read me. It’s a simple practice that anybody can do, itContinue reading “Quick Thought Thursday: “Rightness” and “Righteousness””

Quick Thought Thursday: The “Greater” View

One of the things I like to do as I read the scriptures is write down just one thing, one quick takeaway from the section. For me, it’s a process that helps me move from simply reading the Word to allowing the Word to read me. It’s a simple practice that anybody can do, itContinue reading “Quick Thought Thursday: The “Greater” View”