All posts in category Faith — Inspirational

CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Gems from Pastor Jim 6/21/2021

Send to Kindle by Jim Hughes Matt. 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it useful again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless.” Salt is useful for a lot of things. It adds flavor to otherwise […]

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Racing Through Life 6/18/2021

by Staci Stallings I saw a post the other day on Facebook that said, “Only 45 more weeks until Christmas Day!” For the average person, they would probably laugh that off. For me, it literally caused a zing of anxiety to zap through my body.  I’ve told you here about my son’s Christmas […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim 6/15/2021

by Jim Hughes Matt. 4:18-20 One day as Jesus was walking along the shore beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers—Simon, also called Peter, and Andrew—fishing with a net, for they were commercial fishermen. Jesus called out to them, “Come, be my disciples, and I will show you how to fish […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: God Speaks…. We Listen 6/14/2021

Send to Kindle by Rebekah Beene I dreamed last night that a grandchild was calling out to me from the hall. It was dark so I went to my bedroom door and beckoned the grandchild to come into my room. I told that sweet grandchild to stay in my room and to even come get […]

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God Is The Creator Of Everything That Exists 6/8/2021

by Pastor Robin MacKinley In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. It looks like this post is about creation, but it’s really about who we should worship. Since God is the creator of everything that exists, why would we want to worship anyone else? Say this to those who worship […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Masks Off, Forgiveness On 6/7/2021

Send to Kindle by Precarious Yates Last week, the state of Ohio allowed those who have been fully vaccinated to take off their masks in stores and other public places. Other states around the country have also presented this option. Now, this is not a post about vaccinations. I have dear friends who sit all […]

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Verse of the Day and Devotional 6/1/2021

Send to Kindle June 1st, 2021 Scripture …He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being… – Acts 17:27-28 NKJV Devotion There are many passages in the Bible that explicitly teach or imply that we have access to the Lord God of heaven and earth. […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Verse of the Day and Devotional 5/31/2021

Send to Kindle May 31st, 2021 Scripture But Elisha said, “Hear the word of the Lord: thus says the Lord, Tomorrow about this time a seah of fine flour shall be sold for a shekel, and two seahs of barley for a shekel, at the gate of Samaria.” – 1 Kings 7:1 ESV  Devotion In 2 […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Verse of the Day and Devotional 5/24/2021

Send to Kindle May 24th, 2021 Scripture No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. – Romans 8:37 ESV Devotion Christians face all sorts of trials, troubles, and tribulations in life. Satan is our enemy and he is trying to defeat us. Romans 8:38 lists some of the things […]

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The Gap 5/21/2021

by Staci Stallings So the other night my 16-year-old son, the light guy, sat in his chair in the living room perplexed beyond measure. His quandary?  He’d been working for a couple of weeks on a prototype for a new light design for the Christmas light show at our house in our yard.  […]

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