Devotions

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 […]

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 […]