Daily Devotion – Distracted by Worry and Wants

Daily Devotion – Distracted by Worry and Wants

“And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.” Luke 12:29-31 (NIV) Worry...
Daily Devotion – Dancing with Disappointment

Daily Devotion – Dancing with Disappointment

When was the last time you hoped for something and didn’t get it? All of us know what it is to face disappointments in life. It hurts when things don’t work out the way we thought they would. Disappointment sours our stomaches, flutters our hearts, and pricks our...
Daily Devotion – Let Your Reasonableness Be Known

Daily Devotion – Let Your Reasonableness Be Known

“Let your reasonableness be known to everyone.”  Philippians 4:5  (ESV) Occasionally when I read the word of God, I can find an exception to His truth. Take for example, “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your...
Daily Devotion – Ephesians 4 – Being Kind and Compassionate

Daily Devotion – Ephesians 4 – Being Kind and Compassionate

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 NIV Drawing Moisture from Bread This weekend, I made a batch of cookies from scratch. When I grabbed one of the bags of brown sugar from my pantry, I felt...
Daily Devotion – Matthew 7:3 – The Freedom of Forgiveness

Daily Devotion – Matthew 7:3 – The Freedom of Forgiveness

Forgiveness, often misunderstood in a variety of ways, is an extremely important element of our relationship with Jesus. It was important enough that Jesus gave forgiveness a prominent position in teaching the disciples how to pray. The freedom of forgiveness is a...
Daily Devotion – Luke 17:6 – Faith and Love

Daily Devotion – Luke 17:6 – Faith and Love

His Power Through Faith If love is a mighty splendored thing, faith is close on its heels. Love, far from a mere fleeting ecstatic feeling, is the principle characteristic by which God identifies Himself. The Bible says that God “is” love (1 John 4:8, 16). Therefore,...