Forward Day by Day, John 8:12, Light of the World,

The Light By Which We See

John 8:12. “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.’” When the sun sets and night comes, many people turn on the lights. When my wife and I leave home in the evening, she will…

Forward Day by Day, Psalm 78:1, Listening, Heart

Ears Are a Gateway to the Heart

Psalm 78:1. “Hear my teaching, O my people; incline your ears to the words of my mouth.” Several years ago, I spent a summer participating in a pastoral care internship. As the summer progressed, I realized I was really doing an internship on learning to listen. I came to understand that listening is essential for…

Forward Day by Day, Luke 2:49, Growing Up, Jesus in the Temle

Growing Up

Luke 2:49. “[Jesus] said to them, ‘Why are you searching for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?’” Growing up isn’t limited to children or a particular age group. Regardless of age, we are all in the process of growing up, and that is hard work. Ultimately, growing up…

Forward Day by Day, Bible, Romans 2:29, Inner Life, Spiritual Journey, Christina Life and Discipleship,

Inside Out Living

Romans 2:29. “Rather, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly, and real circumcision is a matter of the heart— it is spiritual and not literal. Such a person receives praise not from others but from God.” One of the things I am learning about myself is that when I literalize the scriptures, theology,…