Daily Service: Diligently

Updated for Volume 13 Seek the Lord and his blessings diligently dil′i·gent·ly adv. Synonyms: diligent, industrious, conscientious, assiduous, sedulousThese adjectives suggest steady attention and effort that is undertaken to accomplish something. Diligent connotes steady, meticulous attention to an ongoing job or task: “[They] have won international renown for their diligent efforts to track down software bugs” (Hiawatha Bray).Industrious implies energetic and productive application, often to a large or important endeavor: “Madison’s and Jefferson’s vision of an agrarian republic made up largely of industrious farmers who marketed their burgeoning surpluses abroad” (Drew R. McCoy).Conscientious carries with it the implication of energetic attentiveness springing from dutifulness or a sense of responsibility: “a studious, conscientious public servant authentically dedicated to improving the welfare of his fellow human beings” (Randall Bennett Woods).Assiduous and the less common sedulous emphasize untiring exertion and an earnestness of purpose: “How do Olympians acquire [talent]? Were they born with it, or did they develop it through assiduous practice?” (Steve Olson).“the sedulous pursuit of legal and moral principles” (Ernest van den Haag). Mark 5:21-34 (ESV) And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered about him, and he was beside the sea. Then came one… Continue Reading “Daily Service: Diligently”

Daily Service: In spirit and in truth

From Previous editions What is true worship? John 4:23-24 records Jesus saying, “But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God… Continue Reading “Daily Service: In spirit and in truth”

Daily Service: Misplaced blessings

Updated for volume 13 I have two friends in our fellowship that come to mind when God again quickens this passage to my daily ramblings.  Both of these folks are no longer young and both have various physical issues which make working untenable, so… Continue Reading “Daily Service: Misplaced blessings”

Daily Service: Do they know YOU by your love?

Updated for Volume 13 Daily Service: Do they know YOU by your love? John 13:34-35 (ESV) A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this, all… Continue Reading “Daily Service: Do they know YOU by your love?”

Daily Service: God’s love is everlasting and unconditional BUT

Updated for Volume 13 Now, why would I make such a statement that appears to limit or insult God? John 3:16 (ESV) “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have… Continue Reading “Daily Service: God’s love is everlasting and unconditional BUT”

Daily Service: God is reaching out

Updated for Volume 13 The Neocatechumenal Way, also known as the Neocatechumenate, NCW or, colloquially, The Way, is a charism within the Catholic Church dedicated to Christian formation. It was formed in Madrid in 1964 by Kiko Argüello and Carmen Hernández.[Wikipedia] I had a… Continue Reading “Daily Service: God is reaching out”

Daily Service – Rainbow

Updated for volume 13  TO READ: Genesis 9:8-17 The Rainbow “I have placed my rainbow in the clouds. It is the sign of my permanent promise to you and to all the earth. . . . Yes, this is the sign of my covenant… Continue Reading “Daily Service – Rainbow”

Daily Service: Turn to God NOW!

Daily Service – Turn to God NOW! Updated for volume 13  Hear me, please. Today is your day of salvation. You are not guaranteed tomorrow. I have been burdened this week when I read of 3 single-vehicle accidents where the operator died of natural… Continue Reading “Daily Service: Turn to God NOW!”

Daily Service – Hang together

Updated for Volume 13  On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress agreed upon the content of the Declaration of Independence. Two days later, on July 4, the document was signed the document. We do not know exactly what was said and done the day… Continue Reading “Daily Service – Hang together”

Daily Service: Hall of Faith

Daily Service: Hall of Faith Updated for Volume 13 Hebrews 11:1-40 (ESV) Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe… Continue Reading “Daily Service: Hall of Faith”