All posts in category Faith — Inspirational

CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Championing God’s Ideology 7/6/2020

Send to Kindle by Precarious Yates This is what the Lord says:  “Maintain justice      and do what is right,  for my salvation is close at hand      and my righteousness will soon be revealed.  Isaiah 56:1 There are so many ideologies flying around these days. While these are flung about, people try to pin […]

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Verse of the Day and Devotional 7/3/2020

by Bible League International Verse of the Day and Devotion But we will not boast beyond limits, but will boast only with regard to the area of influence God assigned to us, to reach even to you. – II Corinthians 10:13 ESV Devotion You have to know your limits. You have to know the […]

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The Door of Escape 6/30/2020

by Suzanne D. Williams “The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven.”  (Matthew 16:1) This story is also told in Mark 8:11-13. On my first read of either gospel, I got all hung up on their need for a “sign,” but that isn’t what matters here. We […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: The Point is … Happy Father’s Week 6/29/2020

Send to Kindle by James Collins “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 The brilliant philosopher, Rodney Dangerfield, once said, “I get no respect.” As a father, I appreciate that statement. There are times when I get no respect. […]

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Journey to Gratitude 6/26/2020

by Sherry Chamblee I know two people who stand in stark contrast with one another. One has had some bumps in life, relationship setbacks, career failures, been hit hard by some people who failed him I think. The other has a serious disease that will eventually take his life most likely. He’s lost […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Everyday Examples 6/22/2020

Send to Kindle by Ruth O’Neil So often we want to shield our children from all the things that are bad in the world. My husband and I were no exception. Until one day when we realized that we could use these life lessons to show our kids there are consequences to the sin in our lives. In […]

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There Are Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing — But Fear Not, Little Flock!

We attended a service where we discussed getting rid of much of the Bible Study material people use today, and focusing on the Bible itself. Our daughter attended a Sunday school where she was very disappointed by the lesson. “A lot of what he said was loosely based on Scriptures (few biblical references) […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim 6/15/2020

Send to Kindle by Jim Hughes Is. 55:6-7 Seek the LORD while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near. Let the people turn from their wicked deeds. Let them banish from their minds the very thought of doing wrong! Let them turn to the LORD that he may have mercy […]

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The Point is … Neighbors 6/12/2020

by James Collins “And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.”  Luke 10:27  A certain white woman went down from Fort Scott, Kansas to Joplin, Missouri, and ran over a nail which punctured her tire and left her stranded […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: What Would Jesus Be Doing? 6/8/2020

Send to Kindle by Rebekah Beene I keep hearing these words every few days. And this morning as I type watching two grandchildren sleeping next to my computer, I hear them again. Oh beloved. We who belong to Christ need to reconcile our thoughts with Him. Just as these grandchildren are sound asleep stretched out […]

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