A devotional thought for the week

A rock for God

“I am going to paint a rock for God. I think He’ll like it.” I think children are capable of helping us understand one of the many aspects of generosity. I can easily think back to numerous Christmas times when I was surrounded in my home by my adopted grandchildren....

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How, What, huh?

Today I am thinking of how a man who has been walking with God for a long time inspired and challenged me with a simple comment – one he is not even aware impacted me.  I am relatively self-aware. I would describe myself as practical and realistic, which most...

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Is love really like a seesaw?

“If I knew she would change, then I would be willing to…” While I am no stranger to that phrase – in reality, I have been known to say or think it myself – I still despise it, especially when it comes from the lips of a believer in Jesus Christ (or...

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Simple wisdom

A tourist who was visiting a small village approached the house of a well-known wise man, and he was surprised to see that he lived in a small, humble room filled with books. The only pieces of furniture were a bed, a table, and a chair. "Where is the rest of your...

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Usually “pull” not “poof!”

A few weekends ago I talked about how, according to Jesus, our words reveal what is in our hearts. I had lots of interesting responses from folks who were courageous enough to listen to their words for a week because, as they did, they made surprising...

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Obstacles in getting to Jesus

Jesus is always accessible. How else can we interpret His words: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” And if we are honest, we have to acknowledge that we are all weary and burdened so the invitation is to all of...

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