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When I grow up, I want to be a…

Flood Family, When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? For me, there was a phase when I wanted to be a dancer, then the president, then a brief stint where I wanted to be an FBI agent – thanks to one of my favorite childhood shows, The...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Saturday, August 24

1 Timothy 5:9-16 9 No widow may be put on the list of widows unless she is over sixty, has been faithful to her husband, 10 and is well known for her good deeds, such as bringing up children, showing hospitality, washing the feet of the Lord’s people, helping those in trouble and devoting herself...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Friday, August 23

1 Timothy 4:11-5:8 11 Command and teach these things. 12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Thursday, August 22

1 Timothy 4:1-10 1 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. 3 They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Wednesday, August 21

1 Timothy 3:8-16 8 In the same way, deacons are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. 9 They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Tuesday, August 20

1 Timothy 2:8-3:7 8 Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing. 9 I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, 10 but with good deeds, appropriate for women who...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Monday, August 19

1 Timothy 1:12-2:7 12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. 13 Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. 14 The grace of...

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(Mis)Communication is Key

Flood Family, When the Israelites finally arrived at Mount Sinai, I imagine a lot of them were very relieved. They probably thought that after such a long and difficult journey, things were finally going to settle down and they could learn a new normal. However as we know, this is not to be. Instead, they...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Saturday, August 17

1 Timothy 1:1-11 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, 2 To Timothy my true son in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 3 As I urged you when I went into Macedonia,...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Friday, August 16

2 Thessalonians 3:6-18 6 In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching you received from us. 7 For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were...

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