Category: Five-Min. Devotionals

The Greatest Act of Love

What an Easter Sunday! Even though it was celebrated unusually in the midst of social distancing, I hope it was still a beautiful day to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection — a fundamental, guiding premise of our belief and the greatest act of love ever committed.  “After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the…

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Discerning God’s Voice

Very early on in my nephew’s life, my sister could understand what he was trying to communicate. No matter what mode of communication he used — loud or soft cries, baby sign language or incoherent speech, she would know what he wanted. He’s three now, and if he says something too fast or if he…

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For God’s Glory

One of my favorite songs is “For Your Glory” by Tasha Cobbs Leonard. For me, this song is a reminder that wherever God is, is where I desperately want to be – where I desperately need to be. Being in God’s presence, being in His will, going where He calls us to go, sounds scary…

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Serving God Even With Fear

Sometimes serving God can be quite difficult. No matter how much we say we love God, or how much we actually love God, putting this love into action can be an arduous task. But, the sacrifices, the fears, the uncomfortable moments that often weave themselves into the life of a believer will always prove that…

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A Fear of Doubting God

Recently, I began to develop a fear that I would suddenly doubt God’s existence. So, I started habitually praying that God would give me the grace to always believe that He exists. One day, as I prayed this prayer for the umpteenth time, God told me this prayer was “milk.” “In fact, though by this…

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The Humanness of Enduring

One thing about life is that it teaches us to endure, and increases our will to persevere in the face of great difficulty. No matter whose life we think of, we have all experienced situations that beg to take the breath out of us. And in these moments of great stress, we may think it’s…

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Jesus is for Everybody

Before we go any further on this blog. Before we write any more devotionals about anything, I just want to pause for a second and present the Gospel (the good news of God) to those who have never accepted Jesus, and to those who believe in God, but are not 100% sure they are going…

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Stones of Judgement

“But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. At dawn he went to the temple again, and all the people were coming to him. He sat down and began to teach them. Then the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery, making her stand in the center. ‘Teacher,’ they said to him,…

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Wounds Will Heal

In my house, I identify myself as an efficient, supersonic dishwasher. But, with this speed comes little nicks and dings on my fingers from various cooking utensils. One of my most memorable gashes came in the form of a vegetable peeler. As I washed it rapidly (too rapidly), I peeled off part of my thumb.…

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God is Our Refuge

Think of a place you’re most comfortable in – past or present. Maybe it’s a relative’s home, a best friend’s bedroom, a favorite teacher’s classroom, a sunny beach. For me, reminiscing about my childhood home makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. The harmony created within these walls was a solid rock throughout my ever-changing…

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