Tag: devotional

What Happens When You Wait?

Usually, when I find myself waiting it appears as though nothing is happening. When you’re waiting on the stoplight, you’re not driving. When you’re waiting on the kids, you’re not leaving. When you’re waiting on the food, you’re not eating. Sure, these common every day waiting experiences may not seem like much, but other times waiting […]

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The ONLY Place You’ll Find True JOY.

I get so frustrated when I lose my keys, cell phone, or that important receipt. It’s discouraging. If it’s something important, I put everything on hold until the lost item is found. And 100% of the time, I find it in the last place I look. (I’ve yet to find something and keep looking for it!) […]

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Where Does Fear Come From?

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:8 I don’t know about you, but when I read this verse my shoulders sit back, my chest pops out, and I feel like I can take on the world! It’s certainly a confidence booster. There […]

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I Don’t Belong to Me

I have a two year old who loves the word “mine.” In her eyes, every thing in the house belongs to her, and she usually wants the very thing you are holding (or eating) at the moment. She grabs the toys her sisters are playing with and proudly boasts, “Mine!” She reaches across the table to someone else […]

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Have you been with Jesus?

“Now as they observed the confidence of Peter and John and understood that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed, and began to recognize them as having been with Jesus.”  Acts 4:13 I noticed the other day that Erin has been using the word “precious” more frequently. I’ve known Erin for over 12 years, and I don’t […]

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Do you have plans this year?

"Woe to the rebellious children," declares the Lord, "Who execute a plan, but not Mine, and make an alliance, but not of My Spirit, in order to add sin to sin;"  Isaiah 30:1   I'm a natural planner. I believe that's the way God wired me. Planning anything is actually enjoyable to me. For some […]

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4 Steps to Prep for 2017!

"Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do, forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:13-14 I know Christmas is wrapping up and […]

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Be Courageous this Christmas!

"The angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus."  Luke 1:30-31 I wonder what was going through Mary's mind as she heard this glorious announcement from the angel Gabriel? […]

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Worship the King!

Worship the King! “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw his star in the east and have come to worship Him.”  Matthew 1:2 Don’t you find it interesting that the King of the Jews, the Son of God, the Messiah was born and not very many knew about […]

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The Difference between Faith and Risk

Faith and Risk Before I share the differences between faith and risk, let me share what they have in common.  Faith and risk are both scary. Have you ever done something risky? I’m not talking about drinking milk that expired yesterday. I’m talking about something that pushes the edge of sanity. Something that if you succeed […]

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