All posts tagged inspiration

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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotionals: Quilt Scraps 12/28/2020

Send to Kindle by Ruth O’Neil Quilting is one of my favorite Sunday activates. It’s relaxing to me. I grew up watching my mother sew. In fact, many times she sat me down at her other sewing machine and gave me a project of my own on which to work. While sewing one day recently, I thought about all the quilts […]

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Live the Love of Christmas Every Day 12/25/2020

by Robin McKinley How would you use the words “love” and “Christmas” together in a sentence? The most common way is, I love Christmas. Another way refers to how the birth of our Savior changed the world. Because of the compassion of God, He designed for us to live the love of Christmas everyday.   When Jesus spoke to Nicodemus […]

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The Point is … Periodically 12/22/2020

by James Collins “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23    I understand people today don’t believe in spanking kids, but I was raised in a different time. Spanking was a daily occurrence for me.   Corporal punishment was still in the […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim 12/21/2020

Send to Kindle by Jim Hughes Amos 8:5 You can’t wait for the Sabbath day to be over and the religious festivals to end so you can get back to cheating the helpless. You measure out your grain in false measures and weigh it on dishonest scales.” How consistent are you in your faith walk? […]

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Finding Love

by Gail Pallotta Luke 2: 11-12, “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. You will find a baby wrapped in cloths lying in a manger.”  God sent Jesus to save sinners, because he loves us. Jesus suffered and died to conquer death for […]

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