Category: Devotional

Martha – An Open Door to Stress (A secret look at Martha’s selfie)

“Photography is an art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” – Elliott Erwitt Who’s got time for a selfie? Not poor Martha. She often got the bad rap…

Gifts I Didn’t Know I Wanted

I heard a little clip of an interview on the radio. A little girl was asked, “Did you get everything you wanted for Christmas.” Her reply was amazing. “No, I didn’t,” she said, pausing – “but it’s not MY birthday, is it?” I didn’t…

Kick Out Doubt!

We are in the world and we suffer. After I came to know Christ as my personal Savior, I changed, but the world did not. Bad things still happened.   When we suffer two doubts are most often at the basis for weakening faith…

Be a Catcher!

I will make you fishers of men, fishers of men, fishers of men I will make you fishers of men, if you follow me…   Our toddlers learned that in Sunday School and years later, I finally understand what Jesus was telling them.   I…

Refusing Negative Permanent Thoughts

Shades of my past, I thought I was beyond this. I felt depressed on hearing some news today. Admittedly it was cumulative on a bunch of smaller disappointments or failures and I started hearing this junk in my head – you know – permanent…

Devotions – Past – Present – or Future?

Do you have daily devotions or journal your thoughts and prayers as you read God’s Word? Many believers do, and I am no exception.  A Christian friend and I were walking and sharing our devotions when a mutual friend who used to be a…

Family History – A King, A Shepherd, and Fighting Shadows

Roi is a family name in my history on my paternal grandmother’s side. I know it often translates King from their French.  I’ve been delving into family history today and while examining this verse in one of my devotionals “Praying the Names of God”…

My God’s Will Test

How do I know if something is God’s will or not? Scriptures three things help me base my decisions and actions on that which I KNOW is God’s will. It is God’s Will that we know Him: Jeremiah 9:23-24 New International Version (NIV) 23 This is…

Facing Fears Productively – Part 2 an exercise

If we are allowing fears to control our lives, they are stunting us. They keep us from living God’s reality for us. And we keep fearing, even realizing if we think about it that most fears are never realized, and wasting a tremendous amount…

Facing Fears Productively – Part 1 of 2

I shared this in the past when the recession was on the horizon.  We have a new kind of fear developing these days with groups/peoples/factions seemingly stirring up hatred and separation.  This quote “Today the nations of the world may be divided into two…

Playing A Supporting Role in Music Ministry

Remember radios?  We used to ask what do you play (speaking of instruments) and if you didn’t play the “clever” reply was radio!  I don’t have a lick of talent with instruments, or singing, but I can still play a supporting role to music…

We Say – God Says

We say: “It’s impossible” God says: All things are possible (Luke 18:27) We say: “I’m too tired” God says: I will give you rest (Mat.11:28-30) We say: “Nobody really loves me” God says: I love you (John 3:16 & John 3:34) We say: “I…

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