Category Archives: Encouragement

Feeling Down?

Feeling down? You are not alone. When the Old Testament prophet, Jeremiah, was given the task of proclaiming doom on the nation of Judah because of their rebellious lifestyle, he had few friends, was received with hostility, persecuted, and even … Continue reading

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This Is My Blood

After last week’s devotion, “This Is My Body,” I had to follow up with the communion remembrance “This Is My Blood.” The symbolism may sound gory, but the grape juice or wine we take during the Lord’s Supper represents the … Continue reading

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This Is My Body

We all have a body. You have one. I have a different one. We probably don’t even remember a time when we didn’t have a body. But we do understand that to currently live on earth, we need a body. … Continue reading

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‘Noble’ Times Three

Need an easy-to-learn memory verse? One that rolls right off the tongue? Try Isaiah 32:8. For me, the rhyme, rhythm, and repetition slip easily into a tune or chant. Try it a few times: “But the noble man makes noble … Continue reading

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Where Is God Anyway?

When kids ask where God is, it can be difficult to explain. As humans, we are limited to being in one place at a time. So, when I tell children that God is in heaven and also say that He … Continue reading

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Be a Shelter

Years ago, my husband and I became foster parents. We strived to meet the needs of a young child, providing a safe home and loving environment. We put together a kid-friendly bedroom and gathered clothes, toys, and school supplies. We … Continue reading

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A Humble Tool

Hmm. What kind of people does God use? Sometimes we become duped into believing that He only uses the “perfect” ones, the ones that have their act all together, or have flawless families. Hello! Those people don’t exist! Note that … Continue reading

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Grab It and Hide It

I was talking with a friend and in the conversation, she referred to the pastor’s recent sermon. Silently panicking, I drew a blank, trying hard to remember the message I just heard that week. Luckily, she dropped a few clues that jogged … Continue reading

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Stormy Conditions

There is nothing like being in a boat on a desert lake when a summer monsoon rolls in. Blue, clear skies gradually become dotted with clouds which skiers focused on riding the wake ignore until dark clouds and strong winds … Continue reading

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Forward Grace

My guess is that on a regular basis, you either receive a forwarded message or forward one. If you’re like me, you try not to forward too many, no matter how incredulous, because you don’t want to be that (annoying) … Continue reading

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