Category: Five-Min. Devotionals

How Do We Thank God?

Recently, I’ve been thinking about how to put action behind how thankful I am for all God has done in my life. But, the more I think about it, God is definitely the Father that already has everything. So, what could I possibly give? And then it occurred to me. My life is the only…

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The World Needs You

The Bible is full of people we meet who were created for a purpose. From Adam to Moses, from David to Esther, from Daniel to Deborah from John to Paul they were all created to do spectacular things. And just like them, you were also created on purpose for a purpose to do wonderful works. …

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Don’t Forget to Rest

Not that I’ve watched, or watch, the Twilight Zone very often, but I do have a favorite episode. It’s about a man who was the last person on earth, and he lost all hope. Just as he was about to end his life, he saw a sign in the rubble that read Public Library. He…

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Belief not Works

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16 NIV) John 3:16 is filled with an amazing truth that our belief in Jesus, not our works, is the only requirement for an eternity in heaven at…

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A Blank Canvas

“Therefore don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:34 HCSB) Recently, I’ve found myself striving more often to be intentional about living for today as if tomorrow doesn’t exist. This doesn’t mean that I don’t make plans and set goals for the future,…

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Words Have Power II

“Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on…

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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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