Category: Five-Min. Devotionals

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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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 beliefs, and the greatest act of love ever committed.  “After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the…

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A Fool’s Answer

The fool says in his heart,     “There is no God.” (Psalm 14:1 NIV) Recently, a pastor mentioned that the scripture above should actually read: A fool says in his heart, “No, God.”  With this new translation, I was baffled. I’ve always thought fool was reserved for nonbelievers, atheists and agnostics. But, lo and behold, I’ve…

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Irrational Fears

I have an irrational fear that one day my car will flip over a bridge I seldom take home from work. I fear falling in the water below and leaning on superwoman tricks as my only way out. So, I avoid that highway – even though some days it gives me a quicker commute. The…

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Forgive!

He’s not going to apologize. She’s not going to apologize. They aren’t going to apologize. But, forgive them anyway. Imperfect people do imperfect things – like not apologizing. Yes, it would be easier to not forgive. But, choose what’s difficult, and forgive them even though they don’t deserve it. Forgive them like God does –…

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Be Present

Many times when life deals me a losing hand, I just want to lay in the bed under all my covers until it’s time for my hand to be dealt again. I would rather not deal with the tests, trials and temptations of the world. I would rather turn a blind eye to it and…

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Rebound Time

There is no map to where life will take us. There is no dictionary that will define every puzzling part of our lives. There is no day that will be certain. The only thing constant is God. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8 NKJV) The uncertainty of life will cause…

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Revive Your Faith

When starting anything new, there comes the complete gamut of self-discipline. Maintaining new ventures like dieting, exercising and even starting a new relationship brings new additions and subtractions to life that may not have been in the original plan. Lately, the Ketogenic diet has spurred my newest life change. I’ve been on this new wave…

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A Heart of Gratitude

I used to think when Jesus comes back for us, and we see Him at our appointed judgment time, I would say sorry and hope that would be good enough for a heavenly entrance. But, there is something about freedom in Christ that gives me doubtless entrance into heaven, and now I can’t wait to…

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