All posts in category Devotional

CrossReads Weekly Devotionals: Everything for a Reason 2/24/2020

Send to Kindle by Ruth O’Neil “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 I believe everything happens for a reason. As human beings we only live for the day to […]

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Love One Another – A Valentine’s Day Blessing 2/18/2020

by C.J. Peterson Valentine’s Day sometimes brings heartache to many people. There are those who have lost their one true love over the year, their best friend, or another close family member. We tend to think of Valentine’s Day just being for lovers. I want to challenge that. In John 13:34- 35, Jesus […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotionals: Gems From Pastor Jim 2/17/2020

Send to Kindle by Jim Hughes Jer. 7:24 “But my people would not listen to me. They kept on doing whatever they wanted, following the stubborn desires of their evil hearts. They went backwards instead of forward.” We need to think about what the Lord is saying to His people here. Although in this context […]

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Love Does Not Mean “Give It to Me Now!” 2/14/2020

by Mary C Findley Anyone who has ever had children, worked with children, been around children or seen children is very familiar with the expression “he won’t share with me.” Hence the equally familiar response: “Share does not mean, ‘Give it to me now.’” That same sentiment is also applied to love. We […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim 2/11/2020

by Jim Hughes Jer. 5:23-25 “But my people have stubborn and rebellious hearts. They have turned against me and have chosen to practice idolatry. They do not say from the heart, ‘Let us live in awe of the LORD our God, for he gives us rain each spring and fall, assuring us of […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Do you really know how much God loves you?

Send to Kindle by Rebekah Beene Well yesterday was my birthday. I must say it was one of the best ever. All day was just a very good day! I thought about my brother a couple of times and as I drove into the driveway after work I thought I would just call him on […]

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The Point Is … The Three-Legged Chicken 2/7/2020

by James Collins “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.” 2 Peter 3:18 Many years ago, a man was driving on a country road when he saw something very strange. A chicken was running beside his car. Suddenly, the […]

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The Point Is … She’s That “Nothing” When People Ask Me What I’m Thinking About 2/4/2020

by James Collins “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it.”   Ephesians 5:25 My wife, Amanda, and I have a major anniversary coming up this year. She has been good for me. Yet, somehow, I am afraid that people have not realized that I have been, […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Understanding the Heart of Love

Send to Kindle by Precarious Yates My son, if you accept my words      and store up my commands within you,  turning your ear to wisdom      and applying your heart to understanding—  indeed, if you call out for insight      and cry aloud for understanding,  and if you look for it as for silver      and search for it as for hidden treasure,  […]

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Prayer Partners 1/28/2020

by Sherry Chamblee   James 5:16 The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. This verse means a lot to me. I rely on it. But I rely on myself a lot. I tend toward subversive independence, meaning I’ll be a team player, but at the first legitimate chance I get, […]

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