Daily Devotionals

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Can You Hear My Plea?

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Scripture: “Lord, I call upon You, come to my aid quickly; listen to me when I call.” – Psalm 141: 1 (Oxford Study Bible) Morning, God. Today I want to apologize to You for my response to a very awkward situation that I found myself in a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately, I was having […]

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Finding Contentment in Any Circumstance

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Scripture:  “Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails, and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. […]

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Cast Your Heart

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Scripture:  “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to Me. Get away with Me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with Me and work with Me — watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy […]

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How is Your Soul?

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Scripture: “Incline Your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. Preserve my life, for I am devoted to You; save Your servant who trusts in You. You are my God; be gracious to me, O Lord,     for to You do I cry all day long. Gladden the soul […]

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Two Ears, One Mouth and a Mute Button

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Scripture:  “You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness.” – James 1:19-20   Constant conference calls and Zoom meetings have become a part of our daily lives. It’s almost impossible to get through an entire call without […]

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Less Defense and Shouting – More Love and Truth

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Scripture:  “As soon as it was morning, the chief priest held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council.  They bound Jesus, led Him away, and handed Him over to Pilate.  Pilate asked Him, ‘Are You the King of the Jews?’  He answered them, ‘You say so.’  Then the chief priests accused […]

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The Winding Road to Recovery

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Scripture:  “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” – John 15:7   My younger sister is a terrible alcoholic.  She has been non-functioning nearly all the time for about nine years. When you hear the phrase “addiction is a family […]

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The Final Chapter is Not Final

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The Final Chapter is Not Final   “But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.’” 2 Corinthians 12:9    There are some things I remember keenly about a hot and muggy August day back in 1962.  Our Junior High Fellowship went on an outing […]

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Have you ever been thrown a curveball?

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“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1Thessalonians 5: 16-18   Something that has been a huge part of my life is the game of baseball. Starting from tee-ball, to little league, and then to high school, with some summer ball mixed […]

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