Devotions

Devotion: HELP ME

“Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28 (NIV) I can usually spot the person from a distance, one who is weary and burdened. It shows in their face, their gait, and demeanor. It’s as if they are carrying the […]

Devotion: True Beauty

TRUE BEAUTY “Do not let your adornment be merely outward – arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel – rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of […]

Devotion: Thankfulness and Gratitude

Thankfulness and Gratitude “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV) The holiday season is upon us, and the word “thankfulness” comes to mind. But let’s remember to be in continual prayer and thanksgiving […]

Devotion: Seeking Comfort

Seeking Comfort “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.” – Isaiah 40:8 (NKJV) Comfort means different things to different people. For me, comfort can be a warm mug of hot chocolate on a cold dreary day. I also think of comfort when I […]

Devotion: Acquiring Wisdom

Acquiring Wisdom “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” – Proverbs 2:6 (NIV) A good friend of mine recently asked me about wisdom. I loved that she came to me with this because it gave me pause. How do we acquire wisdom? I know many people […]

Devotion: Pray For and Support our Leaders

Pray For and Support our Leaders “I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. (2) Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and […]

Devotion: Making Decisions

“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘this is the way; walk in it.’” – Isaiah 30:21 (NIV) As a young widow, I found it hard to make decisions, any decision. I remember when every little thing was […]

Devotion: FEELING HOPELESS

FEELING HOPELESS (6) “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (7) And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV) When a […]

What Would Jesus Do?

“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children (2) and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and a sacrifice to God.” – Ephesians 5:1-2 (NIV) I am sitting at my dining room table with a […]