Category: Devotional

Anniversary of 9/11- Memories from Wheaton College – and Todd Beamer’s father

Ripples of Faith An interview with Chaplain Steve Kellough of Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois (previously published on CBN.com)   The name Todd Beamer became known across America on September 11, 2001. Todd was one of those on United Airlines Flight 93 who apparently foiled…

Activating Faith – An Optional Accessory?

Activating Faith is not an optional accessory to our Christian walk – it is an expected outcome.   Titus clearly outlined what godly living should look like   The basis is that God’s grace changes the church so the church can be a living…

Finding Financial Contentment

Living within one’s income and learning to see money as God sees it. Ecclesiastes 5:10 In these tough times many of us have reduced income for various reasons. As followers of Christ it is our responsibility to properly manage whatever we have been given….

Regrets…and Hope

Regrets I think we all have them. I certainly have my share –   Things I wish I’d said and done….   Things I wish I hadn’t.   I want to gift you with a comment a writer friend gave me through one of…

What Good is Anger?

What  is Anger? indignation, fury, stirred up emotion, a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility Anger –  a punishment we give ourselves, usually for someone else’s mistake. Anger – whoever makes you angry, or keeps you angry, has control of you – your…

A Bucket List, A 100-Mile Rummage Sale and a Husband Dare

I don’t often get to spend time with my friend/daughter-in-law (DIL) Kris, so when she saw a bucket list item in the middle of a 100 mile rummage sale, I was happy to offer to be the designated driver and she the designated navigator….

New Life and A New Name

Today I can celebrate my name with new meanings Do you like your name? My name, Delores, was a happenstance (carved into the door of the house into which my parents moved). And  though it was better than my mother’s original plan (Fifi Fern),…

PURIM – We Got An Invitation!

I got an invitation! As a Christian, my spiritual heritage is rooted in the faith of Israel and God’s chosen people. Consequently, when I read the whole Megilla (the book of Esther) and learned about Purim I wanted to celebrate too. Then I saw…

How To Do a Spiritual Lifeline

Purposes of a Spiritual Lifeline are to help you write out your spiritual story – before your relationship with God, how it happened, and life changes after. It also helps to see if you have questions/concerns not yet answered, helps some to name or…

Is that you, God?

How far back can I remember? Memories without age or form… Psa. 139:1      GOD, investigate my life; get all the facts firsthand. Psa. 139:2       I’m an open book to you; even from a distance, you know what I’m thinking. Psa. 139:3      …

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