Devotion

19
Sep

The Art of Surrender

Is it time to surrender? Are you striving for something you just can’t seem to obtain or resisting something you just can’t seem to elude? How do we know when it’s time to surrender and give up the fight? Quite often we face situations that require our surrender, yet we struggle and strive to maintain control and rigidly stand firm

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15
Sep

Your Life’s Assignment

My life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord. Acts 20:24 When I was just out of school, I had the “perfect plan” for my life. I would marry the perfect man, have the perfect children, live a perfect life. It’s almost laughable when I think about it now,

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12
Sep

Storms Can Bring Out Our Best

“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace

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8
Sep

The Courage to Jump

“Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, “It is the Lord,” he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water.” John 21:7   When Peter heard that it was Jesus on the shore, he left behind the

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5
Sep

Who Do You Say I Am?

Who do people say we are? How do family, friends, and coworkers describe us to others? According to a 2016 Barna Research Group survey, about three out of every four Americans identify themselves as Christians.[1] Have you ever wondered how the term “Christian” came into being –– what it meant during the culture of the early church –– and what

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1
Sep

The Speed of Life

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” Ecclesiastes 3:1   Time flies! Seems like yesterday my boys were in elementary school and I was constantly entertained by their funny stories and inspired by their strong and loving hearts. But, it wasn’t yesterday. It’s now been 20 years since I carted those little guys

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29
Aug

What’s Your Calling?

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9 When I first became a Christ follower, I wondered what Christian’s meant when they said, “I’ve been called by God” to do something.

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25
Aug

A Pruning Story

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 I was in my third “desert wilderness” journey with God when I asked Him if this was another “Job story” He was taking me through- it had all the earmarks of

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22
Aug

Patience for the Fast Lane

I’ve always been warned to avoid praying for patience­, otherwise, I will surely be given ample opportunities to learn it. Well, I guess I’ve been praying for it without even realizing – because it seems like I’ve spent my entire life learning to be patient! When my husband and I disagree, I want it resolved right away – but I

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18
Aug

Change Leads to New Beginnings

This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 Change comes in many forms in our lives. It might come forcefully like a hurricane, or creep along incrementally like a glacier. It might come in the form of a difficult choice, a new opportunity or the

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