Questions for 2019

Category: Daily Devotions
“Each of you has been blessed with one (or more) of God’s many wonderful gifts to be used in the service of others. So use your gift well. If you have the gift of speaking, preach God’s message. If you have the gift of helping others, do it with the strength that God supplies. Everything […]

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Are You Ready for Something New?

Category: Daily Devotions
Before every major new thing He did, God gave this word to His people: “Consecrate yourself, purify yourself, repent.”  Study for yourself and see how many times God said, “Consecrate yourself, and tomorrow I will (or you will)...”  Over and over, God showed new revelation of Himself and new

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Whatever You Do

Category: Daily Devotions
“Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”Colossians 3:17 Thoughts on today’s verse Everything! All! No matter what we say, no matter what we do, it is to be offered as a gift of thanks to God […]

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How Great Thou Art

Category: Daily Devotions
“O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder, Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made; I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, Thy power throughout the universe displayed. Then sings my soul, My Savior God, to Thee, How great Thou art, How great Thou art.” In the chilled and crisp early

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The Mystery of Christmas

Category: Daily Devotions
“I believe! Help me with my doubts.” Mark 9:24 (The Message) A good mystery writer leaves the reader panting for more. Works of Dostoevsky, Christie, Sayers, Eco and others fly off library and bookstores shelves faster than they can be replaced. These writers have learned how to introduce and

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got goals?

Category: ALL
Do YOU Have BIG, BIG Goals, Dreams, and Aspirations? Proverbs 16:3 – Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established. When the mind is ready to conceive and believe, he/she is able to achieve. The starting point for all achievement is desire. Focus on whatever you choose

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Redirect

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
When I feel all alone, I should redirect myself to Hebrews 13:5 “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” God is aware of and concerned with every aspect of our being … physical, mental, emotional financial, and perhaps most important of all spiritual. God wants us to be spiritually fit and the

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Wait on the Lord

Category: Daily Devotions
“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord” . — Psalm 27:14 Thought If there is anything we don’t like to do, it’s wait. Maybe that is why God is so interested in us learning to do it! There is something purifying about remaining strong in tough times and […]

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Comfort in Times of Uncertainty

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions
Comfort in Times of Uncertainty “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me.”Psalm 23: 4 (NIV) I drove home through thick fog tonight. There have been fog patches around our home and in […]

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God Always Has Your Back

Category: ALL
Are there days when it feels like everyone has abandoned you?  Are there days where you seldom feel like you’re hearing God.  Remember,  God has not disappeared. He is there with you and he loves you.  God always has your back. What can people actually do to us?  They can stain our reputations

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The Creative Power of Prayer

Category: Pray, prayer
Prayer-An Opportunity to Co-Create with God You know how they say that in our conversations with others we are either building up or tearing down? I was thinking about this in regards to our conversations with God. The beautiful thing about our interchange with the Father is that there is no

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Beauty In The Mess

Category: ALL
My friend Laura Frankl Pedersen and I were in Jefferson, Iowa, Friday and Saturday doing our Choose Conference at a local church. We drove to Jefferson on Friday afternoon to get ready for the retreat, which was on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We were concerned as we left on Friday

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A Different View

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As I write this, I am on tour in California with my friend and co-writer, Rachel Barrentine. We are in the San Jose area doing retreats and concerts, and today is Day 7 of our 12-day tour. I’m a little road weary, but I feel very blessed and excited about all God has done and […]

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