Tag: Daily Devotional

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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Dwelling on Failure

March Madness is one of my absolute favorite times of the year. I adore college basketball, and in March (and a lite bit of April) these college players give everything they have to be crowned champions. There’s incredible emotion, a lot of upsets and amazing surprises. But, as I’m watching these unbelievably exciting games, I’m…

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Words Have Power

Scripture Reading: James 3 Words have power. Thinking back, I have said numerous things I wish I could have said differently or decided not to say at all. I can also point my finger on instances where I wish I could have said something, but stayed quiet instead.  If words didn’t have power, we wouldn’t…

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Declaring Psalm 1

Speaking scriptures over your life is a powerful way to incorporate God’s word into your daily routine. Declarations are also a way to fight temptations, fears and insecurities while meditating on truth. Declare Psalm 1:1-3 with me today: I am blessed I will not walk in the counsel of the ungodly I will not sit…

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The Contentment in Joy

“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11 ESV Psalm 16:11 is one of my favorite scriptures. The joy that David speaks about here is much different than happiness, which is based on circumstances. This joy is…

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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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Emotional Roller Coasters

Monopoly Mega — a game of high priced rent, extravagant skyscrapers, elaborate property trades and my rollercoaster of emotions. A few days ago, it was a family game night, and the game of choice was the longest game possible. Throughout the entire night, I was up, and I was down. I would buy properties, earn…

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Perspective is Everything

During the last few days, I’ve been thinking a lot about perspective. The way we perceive any situation, whether with pessimism, optimism or somewhere in between, affects our mood and our ability to learn from these situations. In this life, it’s not a matter of if we’ll experience seasons of loss and heartache and failure,…

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What a Year!

Whew! What a year 2020 is turning out to be, right? All we have experienced collectively in the past nine months — senseless murders of black men and women, the passing of modern-day heroes, extreme weather conditions, a global health crisis, etc. — have proved difficult to say the least.  I’m certainly at a loss…

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