Devotion

18
Apr

What Do You Believe?

“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17) When I was a little girl, my understanding of the Bible was limited. What little I knew about God and His Word revolved around children’s

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11
Apr

GRACE: God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense

Two very special friends welcomed their second beautiful daughter into the world a few days ago. Laying eyes on this lovely baby girl, with a head full of thick – black hair, brought tears to my eyes and joy to my heart. In much the same way, this week, tears of joy will be experienced by millions across the globe

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4
Apr

Dealing With Difficult

“Better is open rebuke Than love that is concealed. Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.” Proverbs 27:5-6 At one time or another, we all find ourselves in relationships that are difficult. So, it’s important we understand a few important principles when striving to make them better. Jesus dealt with many difficult

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28
Mar

Listening Before Speaking

“The one who gives an answer before he listens— this is foolishness and disgrace for him.” Proverbs 18:13 Most of us have people in our lives who want to help us solve our problems before we can even clearly communicate what our problem may be. Hopefully, most of us have at least a few friends who will listen attentively and

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21
Mar

The Point of Change

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that is good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:2 There are hosts of destructive behaviors we can find ourselves trapped in. Whether it’s something seemingly harmless like lacking boundaries, enabling loved ones, overloading our schedules,

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15
Mar

Feet on the Right Path

“Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalms 119:105 As a young Christian, little did I know, lying within the leather cover of my practically untouched Bible, were life-giving Words that would, not only comfort me in times of pain and direct me in times of confusion, but would also teach me many

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8
Mar

Ready for Spring?

Okay, it’s only the first week of March – but here in the south we’ve been blessed to have quite a few “Spring-like” days this winter. Days when the sun shines brighter through my kitchen window and I embrace its warmth as I step out the door. New life’s breaking through, flowers are blooming and birds are chirping as they

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28
Feb

Aha! Moments

Has God gotten your attention lately? Has He stopped you in your tracks and made you undeniably aware of His presence? I’m sure, I sometimes miss out on moments like these because I allow myself to stay so busy and distracted. I guess that’s one reason I get really excited when God abruptly interrupts my day to share an Aha!

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21
Feb

Are You Asking The Right Question?

Knowing what to say and when to say it is crucial. Through the years I’ve learned, it’s just as important, if not more important, to ask an intriguing question and listen attentively for an answer. Being the talker that I am, I’m often way too anxious to insert my thoughts and opinions into a conversation. Attentive listening has always been

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15
Feb

How to Weather a Storm

Have you been wounded, overlooked, rejected or betrayed? You are not alone. We all experience pain in life – in one form or another. Pain stems from traumatic experiences, I often call them the storms of life. Storms come in all shapes and sizes and don’t favor one person over another, they hit families, marriages, friendships and careers. Sometimes we

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