Category Archives: Devotions

Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock

What time is it anyway? It is always time for something! Time to get up or go to bed. Time to go to work, school, or church. Time to begin a project or end a vacation. Time to plant or … Continue reading

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No Footprints

Couples walking hand in hand, joggers getting in their daily run, and children racing the waves back and forth, all leaving footprints on the shore. Muddy footprints mark a rainy day and the footprints of grandkids running through wet grass … Continue reading

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Things Above

“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things” Colossians 3:2. Things above? You mean like cirrus clouds, draping power lines, and planes leaving white trails across the blue sky? No. Things above, as in the things of God. … Continue reading

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Why Gather?

To gather … or not to gather, that is the question. Or more importantly, why do believers gather at all? In looking back at the early church, we see that Christ followers met to hear the apostles’ teaching, to have … Continue reading

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Crowd Influence

“… but everyone else … is doing it/has one/gets to …” And the traditional response is … “If ____ jumped off a bridge, would you do it too?” I thought about the influence of the crowd recently when studying Acts … Continue reading

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Butting In

Somewhere … in the back of her mind, she vaguely recalled there was a plan, but now that plan seemed absolutely inappropriate and impossible! What difference would it make if she had an idea to make her dream and God’s … Continue reading

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No Fair!

Parental favoritism, sibling conflict and jealousy, rejection and betrayal by family members, false accusations and imprisonment, forgotten by friends, and faced with the challenge of world hunger. Poor Joseph! These were completely unfair and easily overwhelming situations that he was … Continue reading

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Three Words for Everyone

A really amazing thing about the Bible is that you can find yourself in there. The Old Testament stories provide examples we can follow or avoid. The Psalms are heart expressions that often relate what we are feeling or experiencing. … Continue reading

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Respond with Kindness

When driving down the freeway last week, an aggressive, apparently angry driver zoomed around me, braked in front of me, then, continued to slow far below the speed limit. When I changed lanes to pass him, he sped up to … Continue reading

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An Offering of Praise

Almighty Breath of life Counselor my Delight Everlasting Father Glorious light He is Holy Invisible Jehovah our King Lord of lords Mighty One Name above all things One and Only Prince of Peace Quiet Redeemer Son of God, Savior of … Continue reading

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