Devotions

If Jesus Had A Gym – A Devotion

“Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.” – 1 Timothy 4:8 (NLT) New Year’s resolutions differ from person to person, but one of the most popular resolutions for the new year is to lose weight […]

ATTITUDE IN ALTITUDE

“Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.” – Ephesians 4:31 (ESV) As a young widow, I told myself that if I could survive the loss of my husband, then I could accomplish anything I set my mind […]

When You Need a Friend- A Devotion

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10 (NIV) As a young person, I always had a lot of friends. Life was […]

Throw Me A Life Ring – A Devotion

“Reach down from heaven and rescue me; rescue me from deep waters, from the power of my enemies.” – Psalm 144:7 (NLT) The day was sunny, warm, and gorgeous. It was one of those beautiful days that made taking a walk along the waterfront eye inspiring. I paused as I […]

Life After Loss – A Devotion

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” – Isaiah 43:2 (NIV) There is something about […]

Empty Words and Promises – A Devotion

“It is better to say nothing than to make a promise and not keep it.” – Ecclesiastes 5:5 (NLT) If I could pass on something meaningful, a tidbit of wisdom, or a thought to be perused, I would tell others not to make empty promises. An empty promise is a […]

A Devotion – Start Your Day With C.O.F.F.E.E.

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” – Colossians 3:13 (NIV) Several years ago, I was looking around a favorite shop of mine. I saw a rather large wooden sign with the word C.O.F.F.E.E. […]

A Devotion: God, Its Me Again

“When you pray, don’t babble on and on as the Gentiles do. They think their prayers are answered merely by repeating their words again and again.” – Matthew 6:7 (NLT) I have a wooden sign sitting on top of my Hoosier cabinet that says, “God, it’s me again.” I have […]

A Devotion: The Hurt We Keep Inside

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” – Psalm 34:18 (NIV) Like so many others this past year, I have been hurting. Grief, anxiety, and depression tend to overwhelm me at times. I, too, have lost family and friends this past year, […]

Devotion: The Healing Gift of Nature

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of […]