All posts in category Devotional

Gems from Pastor Jim 5/4/2021

by Jim Hughes Matt. 1:23 “Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and he will be called Immanuel (meaning, God is with us).” God is with us. GOD is with us. God is WITH us. God is with US. No matter how you say it, this […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Guided Piety 5/3/2021

Send to Kindle by Precarious Yates The last album that Christian artist Rich Mullins made before he passed away was a demo he recorded ten days before he died (The Jesus Record, demo, 1997). One of those songs, Nothing Is Beyond You, which is based on Psalm 139, has these lyrics: “You stand beyond the […]

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God First 4/27/2021

by Suzanne D. Williams When I was young, I discovered that what I thought about before bedtime would stick with me all night. I’d watched a particularly awful scifi movie that gave me nightmares for days afterward. I refused to watch certain things after dark, following that. This behavior expanded over the years. I stopped […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Keeping the Sabbath 4/26/2021

Send to Kindle by Ruth O’Neil I read the Little House on the Prairie series of books more times than I can recall as a child. One part that always got me was how Sundays were to be a day of complete rest. Even the children were to sit and do nothing, except maybe read quietly. As a child, […]

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How Bad Do You Want to See the Lord? 4/13/2021

by Robin McKinley  As Jesus was walking through Jericho, a crowd was gathered around Him. A man named Zaccheaus tried to get a look at Jesus. He couldn’t see Him though because he was too short to see over the crowd. It’s amazing what this rich tax collector did to reach his goal. How bad […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Bird’s Nest Soup

Send to Kindle by Rebekah Beene Sometimes I wonder why things like Bird’s Nest Soup come to mind out of nowhere. I can remember hearing about this as a child. I wondered why anyone would cook a bird’s nest and then eat it. You know kids and their imaginations! So I read a little bit […]

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The Psychology of Getting to Know Characters 4/9/2021

by Staci Stallings So, my blog this month stems from a couple of questions I got from my Facebook group, Staci’s FAN-tastic Readers, The first comes from Christina Jay: “Maybe not much of a question, and it’s something you’ve talked about a bit here but you have really dug deep into psychology with the […]

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Gems from Pastor Jim 4/6/2021

by Jim Hughes Malachi 2:15,16 Didn’t the LORD make you one with your wife? In body and spirit you are his. And what does he want? Godly children from your union. So guard yourself; remain loyal to the wife of your youth. “For I hate divorce!” says the LORD, the God of Israel. […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Carrying Easter Beyond Easter Sunday 4/5/2021

Send to Kindle by Precarious Yates 2 Corinthians 5:21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 1 Corinthians 15:54-57 When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the […]

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The Real Jesus 3/30/2021

by Suzanne D. Williams He isn’t a roadside attraction. Drive–by Jesus, while you’re seated in your comfy minivan, the kiddies clambering for a view. Open 10-to-5 on weekdays. Half price on Sundays. And for $19.95, you can purchase a cross replica, made to scale, complete with decorative box, perfect for display on your mantle. Subscribe–now Jesus. For a donation of any amount, receive a rusted nail, like those that pinned His feet, and an authentic copy of […]

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