He Knows You

God’s love is unconditional. He knows our hearts and continually invites us into relationship.

I Didn’t Think I Was Lost

For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost. Luke 19:10 (NLT) This verse isn’t for me. I’m not lost. I know where I’m going and what I’m doing and when I don’t, I Google it. I don’t need help – I can handle it. Sound familiar? Nor did I…

God Answers Unspoken Prayers

And four great beasts came up out of the sea… Daniel 7:3(ESV) Warning: I can be one of those beasts. The following story is evidence that God answers even unspoken prayers. For me, Holy Week is the most meaningful of the whole year. I’ve been complaining (not praying) that I will miss Maundy Thursday, Good…

Will We Follow?

Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will…

A Good Imitation

Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are His dear children. Ephesians 5:1(NLT) I’ve been told that I’m becoming like my mother. As a teenager, this was an offensive statement, but now I consider it a compliment. As is bound to happen in a church community, I often teach my friends’ children and…

Renovations & New Life

You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4:22-24 (NIV)…

Ah-Ha! Burning from Within

The angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush.  Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight – why the bush does not burn up.” Exodus 3:2-3 (NIV) Ah-ha! The…

Come and Talk with Me

My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me”, and I respond, “I am coming.” Psalm 27:8 (NLT) Come and talk with me. I love this invitation, don’t you? I imagine God patting the sofa cushion and encouraging me to sit. And I try to respond “I am coming”, because I’m at my…

I Can’t Do It

Teach me your decrees, O Lord; I will keep them to the end. Give me understanding and I will obey your instructions; I will put them into practice with all my heart. Make me walk along the path of your commands, for that is where my happiness is found. Give me an eagerness for you…

Words from the Wise

Wisdom shouts in the streets. She cries out in the public square. Come and listen to my counsel. I’ll share my heart with you and make you wise. Proverbs 1:20,23 (NLT) The following excerpts from wise men of faith have helped reshape my devotional time. They suggest refreshing perspectives and practices for our time with…

Caffeine and Devotions

Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10 After the holidays and nearly a month of travel, I’m trying to re-establish habits. Regular exercise, healthy eating, devotions and writing haven’t happened in quite a while. So after a workout class this morning, I sat at my desk with my devotional. The weekly theme…

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