Devotion: The Naomi Experience

The Bible is a collection of lessons relevant until tomorrow and necessary for human existence. If we are to live successfully in today’s world, we should begin at the place of the Word. A study through the Book of Ruth reveals strong resonation with our modern life.  If you’ve tasted [...]


Devotion: The Best Way to Spend My Life

I’ve been considering Paul this week. Actually, Saul. In Philippians chapter 3 we see a glimpse of Saul’s life. It says that he was a Hebrew among Hebrews. He was a Pharisee (a highly respected teacher of the law). He was righteous according to the law. A persecutor of the [...]


Devotion: Make Me A Bell Sheep

I came across this quote from Elizabeth George’s book “Raising A Daughter After God’s Own Heart” that talked about the purpose of what is called a “Bell Sheep”. "...when a shepherd noticed a sheep who willingly followed him and stayed near him, he hung a bell around the neck of [...]


Devotion: The Purpose of Leisure

"A great deal that we do is not leisured but a kind of working at pleasure that can be nervous idleness. Yet, what we do purely for pleasure may have the greatest and least suspect influence on us." - Rosalie de Rosset I’ve been reading the book Unseduced and [...]


Devotion: The Tracks of Life

I used to think that life was a journey from one season to the next. How winter slowly turns to spring, then spring to summer. That a rhythm also existed in the traveling from the times of joy and abundance to the times of testing and trial. I heard an [...]


Devotion: Beyond All Barriers

I used to do a craft once a week with the residents that live in the senior living center next door to my house. There was a couple living there that I would see each week. They didn’t like doing the crafts but they love to chat so I was [...]


Devotion: Got Discipline?

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been struggling with a major lack of motivation lately. I have started training to run a half-marathin in September. There is a saying that I’ve heard runners use often during these training seasons. “Discipline takes you farther than motivation”. So true. There is [...]


Devotion: A Lesson In Loving Our Enemies

We have a walking path behind our house that runs through the neighborhood. On nice days all the kids in the area like to gather there and play.  On one of these days, my son came storming through the front door crying. When I asked him what was wrong he [...]


Devotion: First Place In All Things

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation: 16 for by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominions, or rulers, or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. 17 He [...]

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