Category: Devotional

  • The Finished Product

    I was following a crafting group. It took over my Facebook feed and threw up at least 50 posts a day. That was okay, but what really helped me decide to stop following them is this comment on almost every single post: \”I made this; I know it\’s not perfect; what do you think? positive…

  • The Enemy is a Liar

    The Enemy is a Liar

    On several occasions I have noted that God sends the same focused message out to many pulpits and classrooms. I love it when He does that! They are timely for us; they were planned by Him.  Our church has lately gotten back to Sunday school and we are slowly working our way back from 2020.…

  • …Also Known as Borrowing Trouble

    It used to be that the \”what ifs\” kept me awake at night. You can read about that here. That doesn\’t happen a lot these days, and I find it pretty easy to transition from having slept in my recliner for two or three hours to getting right back to sleep in the bed. Nowadays,…

  • Our \”Adopted\” Children

    In addition to our own two children and five grandchildren, Dave and I have a number of young people we refer to as our heart children. They\’ve come into our lives through the years and captured our hearts. We don\’t know what it is that caused us to love them, but we can\’t deny that…

  • Life Under Construction – Finding Peace

    In my search for some peace of heart and mind during this life-altering time in history, I\’ve been reading through the Psalms, searching for a balm to cover my grief. I\’m not going to even try to explain how I feel about what is happening to our once beautiful and free country, because the proper…

  • Immediately

    (View this devotional thought on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/SoO6b4svKC4) One little word–\”immediately.\” I read it, read past it, and then the Holy Spirit prompted me to back it up and read it again. Like a bolt of lightning, my heart leapt within me, and my soul was charged. \”But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, \’Take…

  • Again I Say, Rejoice!

    Again I Say, Rejoice!

    I learned something new from the Bible this morning: the phrase \”rejoice in the Lord\” is only found twice in the New Testament (Philippians 3:1 and 4:4). Also, did you know that Philippians 3:1 and 4:4 are a command? You can put the words \”You shall\” before \”rejoice in the Lord\” based on the language…

  • Life Under Construction – Aroma

    Life Under Construction – Aroma

    When I was a little girl, our step-father took all us kids to a Christmas Party sponsored by the American Legion. At some point in the program, the host called all the children at the party up to the stage to sing “Frosty the Snowman.” Once up there, everyone developed stage fright and the only…

  • I Just Do What My Mind Tells Me

    When they were little, both of our children knew they had to stay in their rooms until their dad and I awoke each day. Our daughter, who was an early riser, tried to be patient and wait on us. But after sitting quietly for a few minutes in her bed, her little self grew impatient…

  • \”It Is Written\”

    As I read my Bible this morning, i was struck once again by the fact that the enemy knows the scripture. When attempting to tempt Jesus after His 40 days of fasting, the enemy said, in Matthew 4:6, \”…it is written…\” and then he quoted Scripture. This is just another reminder to me that even…