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 […]

Devotion: Needing Direction

“The Lord says, ‘I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.’’’ – Psalm 32:8 (NLT) I’m sure there have been times when you’ve been driving down an unfamiliar road, and suddenly you’re not quite sure if you’re headed in […]

Devotion: Hide-N-Seek

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” – Matthew 7:7 (NIV) As a child, my favorite game was Hide-N-Seek. I’m not sure if it was the thrill of hiding and not being found that I […]

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 […]