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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A New Year Prayer

Category: Daily Devotions, prayer
From the Bible comes this beautiful and powerful prayer of David. A perfect prayer to write out and keep as a daily prayer throughout 2019. Psalm 25:4 & 5 “Show me your ways, oh LORD,teach me your paths.Guide me in your truth and teach me,for you are God my Savior,and my hope is in you […]

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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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Loving Through Conflict

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 Christmas events can sometimes give rise to relational conflict that mars the peace of the season. Conflict often reflects unmet needs. No one likes to be thought of as needy. It’s easier to

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Negative Atmosphere

Category: Daily Devotions
What do you do when you encounter a negative atmosphere? You know something has changed the moment you step into the situation. Complaints and criticism fill the air. Perhaps office or family politics, a project not going well, financial stress, tense or strained relationships. Sometimes we are

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Finding Treasures

Category: Daily Devotions
“if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God”. (Proverbs 2:3-5) Time just seems to stand still when I am with […]

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Sanding off the Rough Edges

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“ … God’s kindness leads you toward repentance…” Romans 2:4 It’s so easy to let judgment rise up within our hearts toward one another. In little ways every day we choose to offer grace or to simply stand in judgment. When our hearts offer grace, freely received from the heart of God, we are

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God Gave What They Needed

Category: Daily Devotions
“To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds.” Daniel 1:17 Here he was, a young man taken captive, finding himself in a new country with a great many strange new customs,

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It’s For You

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek; for the same Lord over all is rich unto all who call upon Him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.“ Romans 10:12-13 She didn’t feel worthy of praying to God herself, so she came to my office […]

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Overcoming Unbelief

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
It was a move made more out of desperation than out of faith. The father was out of resources. His son had had severe convulsions since he was a small child. The man had heard that Jesus could heal. He made his way through the crowd that surrounded Jesus and called out for help. “If […]

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What Are You Scattering?

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“…you be an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12 “It’s not what you gather but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.” (Helen Walton) I stood on the shore and watched the kids throw rocks into the

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