Day 32

Read: Mark 13:1-37 “Take heed, keep on the alert; for you do not know when the appointed time will come.” (Mark 13:33 NASB) It was a stormy night. I was traveling with my boyfriend and his St. Bernard, Louie, from St. Paul to Minneapolis on I-94. Just before the Mississippi Read more…

Day 31

Read: Mark 12:35-44 “Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents. Read more…

Day 30

Read: Mark 12:1-34 “One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our Read more…

Day 29

Read: Mark 11:12-33 As you read the middle portion of chapter 11 what emotion would you use to describe Jesus? This is one of my favorite scriptures.  I have referenced Jesus’s actions when some have questioned whether the one who said turn the other cheek ever angered.  In Bible study class discussions Read more…

Day 28

Read: Mark 11:1-11 A missionary couple I know was recently at a “what now” point.  They were unsure what God had in store next.  Were they on the right path?  Were they doing the right thing?  Voices of doubt were calling their steps into question. That night as I consumed some daily bread (scripture), Read more…

Day 27

Read: Mark 10:32-52 In today’s verses, we read about James and John requesting to sit at Jesus’ right and left in His glory. Mark says that the other disciples were indignant with the brothers when they found out what they asked. Do you think they were mad with James and Read more…

Day 26

Read: Mark 10:17-31 On a scale of 0 to 10, how much is Jesus is involved in your life? Why did you choose the number that you did? If asked the same question, the man in this story may have chosen a number close to 10. After all, he kept Read more…

Day 25

Read: Mark 10: 1-16 The enemies of Jesus were once again trying to trick him. When it came to following the letter of the law, there were none better than the Pharisees. However, in the New Testament stories, they never did seem to comprehend the heart of the law. The Read more…

Day 24

Read: Mark 9:30-50 “For everyone will be tested with fire” (Mark 9:49 NLT). Fire destroys. One day my siblings and I burned the buildings on the farm where I grew up.  Within a few hours, every building was destroyed and there was nothing left. But, fire also purifies.  Most people who are married Read more…

Day 23

Read: Mark 9:2-29 “But if You can do anything, take pity on us and help us! And Jesus said to him, “If You can?” All things are possible to him who believes.” Immediately the boy’s father cried out and said, “I do believe, help my unbelief.” (Mark 9:22-24 NASB) John Read more…