Devotions

The Good in Good Friday

“because he was teaching his disciples. He said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men. They will kill him, and after three days he will rise.” –  Mark 9:31 (NIV) As a little girl, I couldn’t understand why Good Friday was […]

Waiting Out The Storm

“Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by.” – Psalm 57:1 (ESV) I don’t think I will ever forget November 10, 2002, the day […]

The Blueberry Patch

“Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many false prophets in the world.”- 1 John 4:1 (NLT) I have an early childhood memory of spending time with […]

The Hourglass

“For He says: ‘In an acceptable time I have heard you, And in the day of salvation I have helped you.’ Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” – 2 Corinthians 6:2 (NKJV) As a child, I loved to play with my grandmother’s three-minute […]

Talking To God

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” – 1 Peter 5:7 (NIV) There are many ways to talk to God. Two of my favorite ways are through prayer and journaling. I don’t have a favorite time of day to pray. I pray throughout the day. I […]

His Legacy

“We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.” – Psalm 78:4 (NIV) It’s a common thought that when people hear the word legacy, they think of the inheritance of money. […]

He Will Not Forsake You

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9 (NIV) I love reading Acts 9 about Saul’s conversion. Saul was an educated Jew who didn’t believe Jesus […]

How Much Do You Love Me

“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” – 1 John 4:10 (NIV) As I was going through some things in my office, trying to get better organized, I found a small laminated card […]

I GIVE YOU PEACE

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” – John 14:27 (ESV) Nine years ago, as I sat in my doctor’s office, the news I was […]

LORD STRENGTHEN ME

“My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” – Psalm 73:26 (NKJV) I don’t know how often I have said, Lord, give me strength. Years ago, I was given a bracelet with the verse, “I can do all things through Christ […]