All posts in category Devotional

Praying Through Difficult Times 1/25/2021

Send to Kindle by Ruth O’Neil I distinctly remember when my prayer life changed. We found out my mother had cancer. The doctors gave her thirty days to live. Naturally, I prayed for God’s healing. I believed God could heal her and didn’t want to believe that He would do anything else but make her well again. She was a beautiful, Christian woman and my […]

Share Button

My Most Personal Story Yet 1/22/2021

by Staci Stallings Some of you know me or know of me.  Others may never have heard the name Staci Stallings until this very minute, and that’s okay.  In fact, part of me likes not being known. One thing I do know is this:  my readers probably know me better than most people […]

Share Button

Do You Want to be Successful in Everything You Do? 1/19/2020

by Robin McKinley At the end of the book of Exodus, Moses had passed away. Joshua was then named by God to lead the people of Israel into the promised land. In chapter 1 of Joshua, God motivated Joshua with these words from verse 5. For I will be with you as I was with Moses. […]

Share Button

CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim 1/18/2021

Send to Kindle by Jim Hughes Jonah 2:7 “When I had lost all hope, I turned my thoughts once more to the LORD. And my earnest prayer went out to you in your holy Temple.” Sadly, we are often just like Jonah was. We keep on trying to do things our way until there is […]

Share Button

CrossReads Weekly Devotionals: Wave 1/11/2021

Send to Kindle by Rebekah Beene One morning as I was preparing to write I looked down at my keyboard and saw the word “wave”. It’s an ergonomic keyboard with a slight curve to the keys. As I thought about the word wave I was reminded of part of a nature show we watched last […]

Share Button

The Point is … Step by Step 1/8/2021

by James Collins “It is of the Lord‘s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23 Since I retired from the Army, I have gained a pound or ten… For the New Year, I have decided to get into shape. Truthfully, my wife, […]

Share Button

Gems From Pastor Jim 1/5/2021

by Jim Hughes Jonah 1:3 But Jonah got up and went in the opposite direction in order to get away from the LORD. He went down to the seacoast, to the city of Joppa, where he found a ship leaving for Tarshish. He bought a ticket and went on board, hoping that by […]

Share Button

CrossReads Weekly Devotional: How to Love in 2021 1/4/21

Send to Kindle by Precarious Yates The clock rolled from 11:59pm to 12:00am on January 1, 2021, and all the problems from 2020 evaporated.  I know, I’m laughing too! Laughing because crying is the other option, and there have been a lot of tears already this year. It’s been such a hard year for everyone, […]

Share Button

Ten Questions to Ask at the Start of a New Year

by Don Whitney Once, when the people of God had become careless in their relationship with Him, the Lord rebuked them through the Prophet Haggai. “Consider your ways!” (Haggai 1:5) he declared, urging them to reflect on some of the things happening to them, and to evaluate their slipshod spirituality in light of […]

Share Button

What Can We Learn From Bugs Bunny? 12/29/2020

by Suzanne D. Williams I woke up one morning with a scene from a classic Bugs Bunny cartoon replaying in my head (again). This happened to me several months ago and what a profound lesson I learned! This time, Bugs had taken the fated “left turn at Albuquerque,” and read that with your best New York accent, and popped […]

Share Button