Posts by Betsy Hall

Freedom from Having the Last Word

Freedom from Having the Last Word Scripture today from Isaiah 65:17-25; Luke 21:5-8, 12-15

Blessed are the Saints and Sinners

Blessed are the Saints and Sinners Scripture today from Ephesians 1:18-19; Matthew 5:1-12

Saved from Our Old Views of God

Saved from Our Old Views of God Scripture today from Isaiah 1:11-14, 16-18; Luke 19:1-10

Mercy as a Prayer Practice

Mercy as a Prayer Practice Scripture today from Psalm 84; Jeremiah 14:19-22; Luke 18:9-14

The Persistence of God

The Persistence of God Scripture today from Jeremiah 31:27-34; Luke 18:1-8

The Home Economics of Life Eternal

The Home Economics of Life Eternal Scripture today from: 1 Timothy 6:6-12; Luke 16:19-31

Death by Meritocracy, Life by Dishonest Wealth

Death by Meritocracy, Life by Dishonest Wealth Scripture today from Psalm 113:3-8; Amos 8:4-7; Luke 16:1-13

Room for Transformation: Changing God's Mind and Our Mind-Body

Room for Transformation: Changing God's Mind and Our Mind-Body Scripture today from: Exodus 32:7-14; Luke 15:1-10

Roots and Branches: The Why and When of Life Eternal

Roots and Branches: The Why and When of Life Eternal Scripture today from: Psalm 1; Luke 14:25-33

Creating the Conditions for Inner and Outer Healing

Creating the Conditions for Inner and Outer Healing Scripture today from: Isaiah 58; Luke 13:10-17

We are All Ingredients in God's Recipe...

We are All Ingredients in God's Recipe... Scripture today from Psalm 82; Jeremiah 23:23-29; Hebrews 11:29-12:2

The Distance that Grows from Our Fears

The Distance that Grows from Our Fears Scripture today from Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16; Luke 12:32-40

Hearing the Voice of God

Hearing the Voice of God Scripture today from 1 Samuel 3:1-9; Matthew 25:31, 34-40

The Welcoming that Unlocks Everything

The Welcoming that Unlocks Everything Scripture today from Genesis 18:1-10; Colossians 1:15-20; Luke 10:38-42

Like a Good Neighbor, Are You There?

Like a Good Neighbor, Are You There? Scripture today from: Amos 7:7-17; Luke 10:25-37

When Opportunity Knocks

When Opportunity Knocks Scripture today from 2 Kings 5:1-27; Galatians 6:6-10

I Believe in God

I Believe in God Scripture today from Isaiah 6:1-8; Romans 1:18-22; John 14:1-9

After the Whirlwind

After the Whirlwind Scripture today from Matthew 14:22-33; 1 Kings 19:1-15a, 19-21

Everything We Need, More Than We Can Imagine

Everything We Need, More Than We Can Imagine Scripture today from Isaiah 6:1-8; Revelation 1:4-6

Three Insights about the Holy Spirit

Three Insights about the Holy Spirit Scripture today from Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; Acts 2:1-21

Holy Humor

Holy Humor Scripture today from Genesis 21:1-6; Colossians 1:9-12; Luke 6:17-23

Finding Tomorrow Today

Finding Tomorrow Today Scripture today from Acts 19:9-15; John 14:23-29

Memorials

Memorials Scripture today from Joshua 4:19-24; Hebrews 12:1-2

What's in a Name?

What's in a Name? Scripture today from Psalm 23; John 10:22-30

God is Calling

God is Calling Scripture today from Acts 9:1-20; John 21:1-19

From Fearful to Fearless

From Fearful to Fearless Scripture today from Acts 5:27-32; John 20:19-23

It's Always Darkest Before the Dawn

It's Always Darkest Before the Dawn Scripture today from: John 20:1-18

King for a Day or Lord of Our Lives?

King for a Day or Lord of Our Lives? Scripture today from Isaiah 50: 4-9a; Luke 23: 1-49

The Anointing

The Anointing Scripture today from Isaiah 43:16-21; John 12:1-8

The Journey Home

The Journey Home Scripture today from Genesis 3:1-10; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11-32

Sunday School for a Snake

Sunday School for a Snake Scripture today from Ephesians 5:15-20; Matthew 1:16-25

All this Change

All this Change Scripture today from Isaiah 40: 27-31; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Wilderness Ways

Wilderness Ways Scripture today from Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Luke 4:1-13

The Rest of the Story

The Rest of the Story Scripture today from Luke 6:39-45; Romans 8:31-32, 37-39

The Prodigal Father

The Prodigal Father Scripture today from Luke 6:27-38; Luke 15:11-32

You Be Jesus

You Be Jesus Scripture today from Deuteronomy 6:1-9; Matthew 22:34-40

The God Who Calls

The God Who Calls Scripture today from Isaiah 6:1-8; Luke 5:1-11

Small Things

Small Things Scripture today from Mark 12:41-44; 1 Samuel 17:4-10, 32-37, 42, 48-50

Why are We Here?

Why are We Here? Scripture today from Luke 4:14-21; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a

Letting Go and Holding On

Letting Go and Holding On Scripture today from Isaiah 43:18-19, 9:6-7; Mark 2:18-22

What is Your Name?

What is Your Name? Scripture today from Isaiah 43:1-7; Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

Christmas: The Sound, Smell, and Message

Christmas: The Sound, Smell, and Message Scriptures today from : Proverbs 3:1-5, 26-28; 1 John 4:20-21; Matthew 25:34-36

What Are You Waiting For?

What Are You Waiting For? Scriptures today from Zephaniah 3:14-20; Philippians 4:4-7

Preparations

Preparations Scriptures today from Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 3:1-9

What's Next?

What's Next? Scripture today from: Jeremiah 33:14-16; Luke 21:25-36

Blind But Now I See

Blind But Now I See Scripture today from Mark 10:46-52 Theme: Jesus is always willing; he longs to heal our brokenness. We have to be...

One Thing

One Thing Scripture today from Mark 10:17-27 Theme: Nothing we treasure here on earth compares to the life offered in Christ Jesus.

Beyond the Hedge

Beyond the Hedge Scripture today from Job 1:1, 6:2-10 Theme: In life and in death, in abundance and in want God’s love holds us fast.

Cut It Out!

Cut It Out! Scripture today from Mark 9:38-48 Theme: Whatever behavior, idolatry, desire gets you or someone else off track, cut it out of your...

The Greatest

The Greatest Scripture today from Mark 9:30-37 Theme: Want to be great? Stoop to a higher level.

Well Spoken - or Not

Well Spoken - or Not Scripture today from James 3:1-12 Theme: We should not all be teachers, but we all teach. Choose your words carefully.

Open Table

Open Table Scripture today from Mark 7:24-37 Theme:The table is open. God’s heart is open. Jesus wants us to be open, too.

Adjusting Expectations

Adjusting Expectations Scriptures today from Isaiah 9:6-7, Luke 24:13-26, Acts 1:1-9 Theme: When life hands you disappointments, change your expectations.

Being a Wise Guy

Being a Wise Guy Scripture today from 1 Kings 3:1-14 Theme: Wisdom is about knowing God, knowing ourselves, and responding to that knowledge in joy...

Work

Work Scriptures today from Ecclesiastes 3:10-13 & 22; Matthew 25:34-40; James 2:14-17

Worthy

Worthy Scripture today from Ephesians 4:1-8, 11-16 Theme: A life that is worthy of Christ’s call is a life marked by unity, continually growing (up!)...

Point of Focus

Point of Focus Scripture today from 2 Samuel 11:1-15 Theme: When we walk in the light of the Lord, it is easier to stay focused...

Greater than Moses

Greater than Moses Scripture today from John 6:1-15 Theme: Whoever you are following, whoever you are listening to, whoever you have exalted, Jesus is greater.

Dancing with God

Dancing with God Scripture today from 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 Theme:God invites us to dance. We have to remember who it is that leads.

Strong in the Broken Places

Strong in the Broken Places Scripture today from 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Theme: Our experiences can make us stronger, but true strength comes from God.

Keep in Touch

Keep in Touch Scripture today from Mark 5:21-43 Theme: Jesus asks us to trust in the transforming touch of God.

Growing Wild

Growing Wild Scripture today from Mark 4:26-34 Theme: The Kingdom of God grows wild and free under the direction and power of the Spirit.

This Crazy Family

This Crazy Family Scripture today from Mark 3:20-35 Theme: Jesus wants everyone to be part of his crazy family.

Woe! Wow!

Woe! Wow! Scripture today from Isaiah 6:1-8 / Romans 8:12-17 Theme God offers us a vision of an alternative reality in which truth, goodness, and...

Jesus' Friends

Jesus' Friends Scripture today from John 15:9-17 Theme: If we would be a friend to Jesus, we would love others in the same way we...

Hang On

Hang On Scripture today from John 15:1-8 Theme: Our job is to abide – to hang on, to stay close to the vine. When we...

The Calm Before the Storm

The Calm Before the Storm Scripture today from 1 Samuel 17:20-50 and Mark 4:35-41

Active or Passive

Active or Passive Scriptures for today: Joshua 6:1-8, 15-16 Luke 8:43-48

This I Believe

This I Believe Scriptures today from Psalm 136:1-4, 23-26 2 Timothy 1:1-7