What Matters Most for the New Year

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
Moving into a new year isn’t as simple as merely turning the page on a calendar. Sometimes, instead of an organized list of plans and goals the new year looks like a list of question marks. The things of life don’t always fall neatly into place with everything sorted and resolved according to

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God Blesses You

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.” Psalm 65:11 All year round, every hour of every day, God is richly blessing us. He blesses us when we sleep, and when we wake His mercy is upon us. The sun may leave us a legacy of darkness, but […]

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I am Doing a New Thing

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“This is what the Lord says, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.”  Isaiah 43:16,18-19 Thought The year is gone, finished, past. We […]

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Unchanging

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.”  Hebrews 13:8 As we cross the threshold into a new year and begin putting one foot in front of the other, we can feel the tenuous shakiness of change all around us. Yet as we look forward, with that familiar mix of anticipation and

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God is Thinking about You

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“How precious it is, Lord, to realize that You are thinking about me constantly.” Psalm 139:17 Our son and his wife arrived at our house just minutes before we were leaving for a conference. They lived in northern Alberta and had driven all night so we could meet our newest granddaughter,

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Being in God’s Thoughts

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!” Psalm 139:17 Divine omniscience (God’s all-knowingness) gives no comfort to the ungodly mind, but to the child of God it overflows with consolation. God is always thinking about us, never turns aside His mind from us,

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Reasons for Joy

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Happy are the people whose God is the Lord.”Psalm 144:15 “How’s life?” someone asks. And we who’ve been resurrected from the dead say, “Well, things could be better.” Or, “Couldn’t get a parking place.” Or, “My parents won’t let me move to Hawaii.” Or, “People won’t leave me alone so I can

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Passionate about Jesus

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“…neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:39 Bobbi’s spiritual life needed refreshing. Prayer became a duty rather than a joy. Friend, God wants an intimate relationship with Bobbi!

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A Miracle on Christmas Eve

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions
“All who are oppressed may come to Him. He is a refuge for them in their times of trouble” Psalm 9:9 My father was born in the Ukraine and spent his first fifteen years there.  One Christmas his two older brothers bought a German-made Christmas musical wind-up tree stand for their parents. It

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A Different Kind of Resolution

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Kathy thought about the approaching New Year as she filed away the boxes of last year’s paperwork. There were things she would like to do differently in this new year. Oh, there were the usual things most of her friends were claiming as their New Year’s Resolutions: Lose weight Stop smoking

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Happy Birthday, Jesus

Category: Daily Devotions
Wow! it is already December. How the time flies. Now it is time to get serious about Christmas. Serious in the sense that we need to take the time to reflect on what this season is all about. Christmas songs are filling the air. And as we sing along with the Christmas songs being played […]

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Shining Faces

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us.” Psalm 67:1 I remember one of my mother’s favorite sayings: “How I love to see your shining face.” When faces shine they are elated, full of joy, love and anticipation. “Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow” are […]

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God is With Us

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14 This is a familiar passage for many of us. Depending on your background, it might bring warm memories of childhood Christmas celebrations, or maybe

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A Christ(mas) Meditation

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room You have prepared your gift list. You have begun preparing your house for the holidays. Take time to prepare your heart to make room for the One whose birthday we celebrate. My purpose in writing this devotional is to “make ready a people prepared for the Lord”

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Don’t Hit the Fan

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
In Matthew 6, Jesus talks about how the Father cares for the birds of the air, and how much more He will care for us. I watched through the windows of a friend’s house as several sparrows fluttered back and forth from the ground to lawn furniture on her veranda. They were chirping loudly. Then

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He Rejoices Over You

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in His love He will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17 The temperature was just right, a summer evening like I love them. My pal and I sat outside […]

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Four Steps to Forgiving Others

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you” Ephesians 4:31-32 (NIV). Too many of us don’t really understand what forgiveness is. We struggle

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Call and Wait Upon the Lord

Category: Daily Devotions
“I love the LORD, because He has heard my voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.” Psalm 116:1-2 A new morning beginsHere starts another dayHere goes another weekI will go where He leadsI will call and I will wait […]

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Saved to Serve

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
”Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,  and whoever wants to be first must be your slave —  just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”  Matthew 20:26b-28 Do you believe the Lord is […]

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