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Keeping Silent

Keeping Silent

Keeping Silent When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy on me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer. Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will...

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After (Please enjoy this encore edition of our prayer devotional, originally published in August 2017.) I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.John...

Never Out Of Sight

Never Out Of Sight

Never Out of Sight Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6 have a faint memory of going to the playground with my mother...

We Need Each Other

We Need Each Other

We Need Each Other For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use...

A Father’s Resemblance

A Father’s Resemblance

A Father's Resemblance For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. John 13:15  ave you seen a movie or read a book where someone later in life finds out their parents are not actually their birth parents? I...

No Good Thing Withheld

No Good Thing Withheld

No Good Thing Withheld For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly. Psalms 84:11 few weeks ago, I saw a job posting for a position I thought would be perfect...

God’s Stunning Grace

God’s Stunning Grace

God's Stunning GraceI remember the days of old. I ponder all Your great works and think about what You have done. Psalms 143:5 he men shuffled through the serving line at the Cold Weather shelter, most of them barely looking up as we warmly greeted...

Be Careful

Be Careful

Be Careful And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through...

Reading the Red

Reading the Red

Reading the Red This then is how you should pray: Matthew 6:9 hese are turbulent times we are living in. Our country feels more divided than ever. We, as believers, are called to be different. We are called to be a light to others. We are called to...

Security In Giving

Security In Giving

Security In Giving  Let each one give [thoughtfully and with purpose] just as he has decided in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver [and delights in the one whose heart is in his gift]. 2 Corinthians 9:7...

Dormant

Dormant

Dormant Daniel answered and said: “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, to whom belong wisdom and might. He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings;he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding; he reveals deep...

Not Forgotten

Not Forgotten

Not Forgotten  For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him.Psalm 95:3-4  ately, I’ve been angry. As someone who doesn’t experience that emotion often,...

Tethered

Tethered

Tethered The terror you inspire and the pride of your heart have deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks, who occupy the heights of the hill, though you build your nest as high as the eagle’s, from there I will bring you down,” declares the Lord. ...

Two Is One

Two Is One

Two Is One [The ant] stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. Proverbs 6:8  here’s an old survivalist motto that my husband is fond of using (typically when I ask if three cartons of milk in our weekly online grocery order...

Focusing Our Gaze in the Year Ahead

Focusing Our Gaze in the Year Ahead

Focusing Our Gaze On The Year Ahead One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to meditate in His temple. Psalms 24:7 ne of my...

Showing Up Small

Showing Up Small

Showing Up Small And she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. Luke 2:7 has been a year for the books. We won’t forget it. We’ve all...

Immanuel

Immanuel

Immanuel Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel," which is translated, "God with us." Matthew 1:23 (NKJV) mmanuel…if I was ever responsible for naming a church, I’ve always known that’s what I...

Asking the Right Questions

Asking the Right Questions

Asking The Right Questions Zechariah said to the angel, “How can I be sure this will happen? I’m an old man now, and my wife is also well along in years.” Mary asked the angel, “But how can this happen? I am a virgin.” Luke 1: 18, 34 uring the...

A Spirit of Thankfulness

A Spirit of Thankfulness

A Spirit of Thankfulness Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 fter some unexpected circumstances, I recently had a very long, solo road...

Living in the Moment

Living in the Moment

Living in the Moment This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.  Psalm 118:24 hen was little, my neighbor lived with her Sicilian grandmother who would make us homemade pizza. She has since passed, and I often dream...

Just Like Our Father

Just Like Our Father

Just Like Our Father Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.Ephesians 5:1  y husband recently traveled for work, leaving me home alone with our three children. He very rarely travels, and my almost four-year-old daughter has been potty...