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Kid Approved – Italian Sausage Pasta

Kid Approved – Italian Sausage Pasta

This recipe has been a work in progress. After two tries, I have made it our own and something the kids say is the best they ever had! It does take a bit to make, especially when you have to reduce the sauce down. So plan ahead. Don't have rigatoni in your pantry? Any...

Day 144 – David’s Last Words

Day 144 – David’s Last Words

Thoughts and Reflection Today in our readings we learn about David's final words to Solomon. He transfers his hard-earned wisdom to his son. He tells him that people will seek to get close to him and will try to take advantage of him. Children pay more attention to...

Day 143 – Solomon Asks for Wisdom

Day 143 – Solomon Asks for Wisdom

Thoughts and Reflection In today's reading we learn David is nearing the end of life. Adonijah, one of David's sons, is very popular amongst the people and declares himself king. Bathsheba, Solomon's mother, goes to David and tells him this happened. David is a...

Day 142 – Whole and Joyful Hearts

Day 142 – Whole and Joyful Hearts

Thoughts and Reflection In today's reading, we learn that David used a census to assert ownership over God's people. Before the Lord orders a census to help save his people. When he recognizes his sin, David is humbled and opens his heart to being converted. In...

Day 141 – The Life of David

Day 141 – The Life of David

Thoughts and Reflections In today's readings we learn that David hands over the reins over to Solomon. Solomon starts strong but will not end strong. He starts out with great wisdom, but he will eventually waste his wisdom and turn his back to the Lord. The Lord does...

Day 140 – David’s Prayer of Thanksgiving

Day 140 – David’s Prayer of Thanksgiving

Thoughts and Reflection In today's reading, we learn that we will soon transition from the life of David to his son Solomon. David reflects on his life and proclaims that the Lord saved him because he loves him. He looks back on his life and rejoices despite all his...

Day 139 – Reparation to the Gibeonites

Day 139 – Reparation to the Gibeonites

Thoughts and Reflection In today's reading, we learn about the division of the gatekeepers for the Temple area. This is seen as a high honor to those who are allowed to guard the doors of the Temple. Some holy monks and religious folks served as porters of their...

Day 138 – The Effect of Sin on Others

Day 138 – The Effect of Sin on Others

Thoughts and Reflections In today's reading we learn that David is the hailed as the king of Israel. All the tribes are competing to see who can honor him more. However, Sheba, the son of Bichri, a member of the tribe of Benjamin claims that he is knew king. Some...

Day 137 – David Mourns Absalom

Day 137 – David Mourns Absalom

Thoughts and Reflection Today we learn more about the tribe of Levi. God promised them a kingdom that will last forever. Priests only come from the tribe of Levi. David is sometimes described as wearing priestly clothes when he goes to pray to God. Jesus is a...