Daily Devotionals

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The Beautiful Gate

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Scripture:  “One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, at three o’clock in the afternoon. And a man lame from birth was being carried in. People would lay him daily at the gate of the temple called the Beautiful Gate so that he could ask for alms […]

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Transforming from Obligation to Faith

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Scripture: ”’Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house. Test Me in this,’ says the Lord Almighty, ‘and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.’” – Malachi 3:10 My husband and I are both lifelong church […]

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The Easiest Thing You Can Do

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Scripture:  “…From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” – Luke 12:48   My husband Drew and I are fortunate that we both grew up in active, church-going families. As children, we were often given our own […]

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Do We Have Enough?

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Scripture:  “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” – Matthew 6:33   Our oldest son, Andrew, had his seventh birthday yesterday. Like mothers often ponder, I too wonder how he’s old enough to be in first grade reading everything. But he is. And […]

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Where is Your Heart?

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Scripture:  “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be […]

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Seek God’s Wisdom Before Giving

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Scripture:  “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” – Psalm 90:12 (KJV)   Given all the events of this year, the recent reading of this verse seems particularly noteworthy.  It’s attributed to a prayer of Moses who knew he would not enter the Promised Land.  He is asking God to remind us […]

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The Conversion and Buy-in

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Scripture:  “In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity.  For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability.” – 2 Corinthians 8:2-3   I remember my conversion vividly.  I converted to a Gamecock on a […]

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The Biscuit Story

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“Some people are always greedy for more, but the godly love to give.” (Proverbs 21:26) “A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor,” (Proverbs 22:9)   EXCERPT FROM EUGENE PETERSON’S AS KINGFISHERS CATCH FIRE:  “Every time you love another in obedience to Christ’s command, you are educating someone […]

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Make the Most of Your Time

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“Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil. So do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”  (Ephesians 5:16-17)   When you hear the word “stewardship,” what comes to mind? For most people it […]

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