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Day 101 – Signs and Wonders

Day 101 – Signs and Wonders

Thoughts and Reflection In today's reading, we see that many of us may not follow Jesus. We hesitate to do what is difficult at times. Today we see Jesus' miracles are signs -- these signs are posting to Jesus' identity. Jesus goes on to say and make it clear who he...

Day 100 – This is My Body

Day 100 – This is My Body

Thoughts and Reflection Today in the bible journey we read in the Gospel of John that Jesus is the living bread that came down from heaven and that anyone who eats this bread will live forever. This is where Jesus makes the connection with the Lamb of God. Some have...

Conquest and Judges Recap

Conquest and Judges Recap

99 days later and here we are at another recap/checkpoint. In the conquest and judges section, Israel finally possessed the land of Canaan. The Israelite's battle changed from an external one to an internal one. The Israelites failed to give their whole hearts to...

Day 99 – The Word Became Flesh

Day 99 – The Word Became Flesh

Thoughts and Reflection In today's reading we read from the Beloved Apostle, St. John who is the author of the Gospel of John. He was part of Jesus' public ministry. He has been a follower of St. John the Baptist as well. In the opening words of John's Gospel he...

Day 98 – Israel Asks for a King

Day 98 – Israel Asks for a King

Thoughts and Reflection In today's reading, we read that Samuel is a good judge and prophet. His sons, however, turn out not to be. As Christians, we hear the expression that God only has children and not grandchildren. Every generation must choose to follow him as...

Day 97 – Samuel’s Prophecy

Day 97 – Samuel’s Prophecy

Thoughts and Refection In today's reading we learn that Samuel places himself before the Ark of the Lord. He sleeps near God's presence so he is able to hear the Lord's voice. Eli tells him that the next time he hears the voice of God, he should say "speak, Lord, for...

Day 96 – Hannah’s Prayer

Day 96 – Hannah’s Prayer

Thoughts and Reflection Today we start the book of Samuel. Hannah and her husband worship the Lord in Shiloh and Hannah desires to have a child. Eli sees Hannah as she is praying at the Tabernacle and he encourages her. The Lord gives her a son, Samuel. Before he is...

Day 95 – The Sin of Benjamin

Day 95 – The Sin of Benjamin

Thoughts and Reflection Today in the readings we read some of the darkest stories to date. A Levite priest takes a concubine. This goes against what God told us in Genesis 2. The men of Gibeah kill the concubine. Her body is then cut up into twelve pieces and sent to...

Day 94 – Samson and Delilah

Day 94 – Samson and Delilah

Thoughts and Reflection In today's reading, we see that Samson is taken by his passions. He lets his desires and emotions rule him. Delilah asks him about the secret of his strength. He lies to her for the first three times. He finally tells her the truth and there...