Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 07:49
JOURNAL: I am not an “Avid” hunter. In fact, I am not much of a hunter at all. I have gone hunting before once that I remember many, many moons ago but there was no danger of me actually getting anything. It was apparent to me on that trip that God made my feet way too big to hunt. Every time I took a step, I broke sticks, crunched leaves or kicked rocks. I found it impossible to not make a ton of noise while walking through the woods in big boots.
Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Thu, 09/03/2015 - 14:09
SHORT THOUGHTS: Spiritually speaking...when you got up today to face the world, what did you put on? We are instructed in Colossians, as God's chosen people...to actually "dress ourselves" spiritually, just like we do or at least...should do with our physical bodies...before going out to face the world, get the paper or mail or maybe even just to make a ham sandwich. Ha.
Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Wed, 08/19/2015 - 12:12
SHORT THOUGHTS: I am thinking about some questions to consider today. I am also providing some related verses to ponder for prayer and contemplation.
In whom or what are you building your life on? Is the foundation being built on shifting sand or on solid rock? Will it hold when the storms come?
Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Thu, 07/23/2015 - 09:10
JOURNAL: The Bad News: On our own, there is nothing that we can do to earn our way to heaven. (OH NO!!! *high voice heard from the back row*) On our own, we are all the same in that…we all fall short…we all sin. So in that way, we all sail in the same boat together. On our own, no amount of study and education, fasting and praying, seeking and finding or pleading and begging can materialize a way for us to make it to heaven.
Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Tue, 07/07/2015 - 15:06
SHORT THOUGHTS: This world can get kind of tough at times. But as believers in Jesus, we have somewhere to take our problems. God's Word actually tells us to cast our cares on HIM...because He cares for us. The problem is, often we don't do that.
Instead, we run around and look for answers anywhere and everywhere else except for in the One that knows the beginning from the end...the One that knows our every word before it is even on our tongues...the One who loved us enough to make a way for us to come boldly before His throne.
Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Mon, 06/29/2015 - 14:34
JOURNAL: The integration of God’s Word into our lives is a tough thing. But I believe that God calls us to exactly that…His truth changing our very lives. It is not a natural thing for us but rather a supernatural thing for us…done with God’s help.
Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Fri, 06/05/2015 - 11:02
SHORT THOUGHTS: It's been five years now...five years since I lost the one that brought me into this world. Losing a mom is a unique loss it seems to me. Losing the one that has been there your whole life and was your gateway into this life. In some ways, the loss seems like yesterday and in other ways it seems like forever ago.
Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Wed, 06/03/2015 - 08:25
SHORT THOUGHTS: As a child, I was so bright, my dad use to call me son. Now, as a Christian, I have the privilege to again be called, “a son” by my Heavenly Father. Not because I am so great and wonderful and not because of my brightness. It’s actually not because of anything that I have done but only because of what has been done for me on the cross when Jesus made a way for one such as me. Thank you Jesus!!!
So with that great news, here is a verse for you today with a bright idea inside.
Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:35
JOURNAL: This life can have chapters of super fantastic times but it can have some chapters we would rather have just skipped. There is so much that we do not understand and when hard times come and bad things happen, it is natural for us to wonder why. But we don't see the whole book of our life. We are only looking at today's page and drawing upon what has already been written. We do not see what lies in the next chapter or more importantly, the last chapter of our lives.
Submitted by davidwoodbooks on Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:04
SHORT THOUGHTS: We all have a choice to make. Free will is exactly that...the right to choose. With each choice we make, we reap the consequences of that choice...be it good or bad. We are responsible in part for what our lives look like. We have a say in how we mold our lives because of the gift of free will that God has given us all.