All posts tagged devotional

Spiritual Weeding—a Necessity

by Lisa Prysock If you’ve ever helped maintain a flower or vegetable garden, you know how important it is to remove pesky weeds before they take over.  The same is true for the garden of our hearts, souls, and minds.  As I was weeding in my garden this week, I began to thank God for […]

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Positives and Negatives 5/27/2019

Send to Kindle by Ruth O’Neil In science class there was at least one lesson on batteries. Since I’m not a science teacher I probably will not explain this very well, but here goes. Every battery has two important parts (probably more, but again, I’m no science teacher and only want to focus on those. Those two parts are the cathode and the anode. They are also […]

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Random Thoughts 5/24/2019

by CJ Peterson Sometimes I just let my mind wonder, and random thoughts creep in. Sometimes this is a good thing, sometimes it is not. It was among one of those days, that I ran across the quote at the bottom of this post. Please take a moment to read it before reading […]

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In Defense of the Damsel in Distress

by Parker J. Cole Some time ago, I was at a friend’s house and she wore a shirt that said something to the effect of, “I’m not the damsel in distress, I’m the dragon.” I thought it was cute at the time but something about it bothered me but I wasn’t quite sure what. I gnawed […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim 5/20/2019

Send to Kindle by Jim Hughes Is. 36:10 What’s more, do you think we have invaded your land without the LORD’s direction? The LORD himself told us, “Go and destroy it!” What strikes me here is that not everyone who claims to have direction from the Lord does. Israel was under attack and the invading […]

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Verse of the Day and Devotion 5/14/2019

by Bible League International Verse of the Day and Devotion They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.  – Psalm 112:7 NIV Devotion I trust in the Lord. I believe that He exists and that He’s the Creator of all things. It was He that […]

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A Miracle in a Miracle

Send to Kindle by Rebekah Beene Our granddaughter passed her final hearing test after surgery. This is phenomenal, especially since the tube in the ear placed at surgery didn’t remain where it was supposed to. There was still a hole in the eardrum. But somehow, that hole healed up and at this visit all was […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: And All That Is Within Me…

Send to Kindle by Precarious Yates Between Passover and Pentecost or Shavuot, Jews celebrate what they call the Sefirat HaOmer, or Days of Omer. These are 49 days of examining the soul. During this time, they examine 7 specific emotions within 7 types of emotions, or 49 separate emotions all together. Unlike other categorizations of […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim 4/30/2019

by Jim Hughes Is. 30:15 The Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel says, “Only in returning to me and waiting for me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength. But you would have none of it!” Some of you reading this today have wandered away from the Lord. […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: 5 Ways to Increase Intimacy with God

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Send to Kindle by Ruth O’Neil People are often looking to have a more intimate relationship with God. However, they don’t look too hard and they don’t work at it. There are so many things you can do to increase the intimacy. Many of them are so obvious, we overlook them.   Prayer is an obvious, […]

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