Daily Devotional

No Assembly Required

March 31, 2018

And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them. According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it. – Exodus 25:8-9

The bookcase came with the notation: Some Assembly Required. We had been through this before a few times, and I should have known better than to subject...

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What Manner of Man Is This?

March 30, 2018

Whom say ye that I am? – Matthew 16:15

We read in the four Gospels that when people heard about Jesus, they often asked, “Who is this man?” Matthew, one of Jesus’ disciples, records that Jesus asked His disciples what people believed about Him. Then He got more personal and asked, “But whom say ye that I am?” Peter answered correctly, “Thou art the Christ, the Son...

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Not Guilty

March 29, 2018

If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. – John 8:36

Recently, I watched a documentary that told of a man who spent over two decades in prison for a crime he did not commit. He was freed and the real criminal was finally arrested when DNA tests proved who the guilty one was. Despite the correction, it was still terrible to...

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Be Ready

March 28, 2018

Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. – Matthew 24:44

We live in a small town and have to drive about thirty minutes to the nearest city, and an hour and a half to a big city. In case of an emergency, we want to be ready to go and not to worry about whether or not our...

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My Best Friend

March 27, 2018

There is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. – Proverbs 18:24

One week, my Sunday school class of fourth grade girls and I studied a lesson about having Jesus as our best friend. During the session, one of my girls, Kylie, began telling a story about her time spent at a friend’s house. She told the class that she and her friend swam in her...

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Time to Obey

March 26, 2018

And the Lord appointed a set time. – Exodus 9:5

The old neighbors from across the street had moved, and new neighbors were moving in. I became apprehensive about these “new” neighbors when I saw how many people were going into the house. My apprehension grew when, the next morning, I saw six cars parked around their property.

Since I am a Christian, my first thought...

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Learning the Lessons

March 25, 2018

Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. – Hebrews 12:11

Learning can be a difficult process. It can be bewildering to attempt to move ahead when our background in a particular subject has not sufficiently prepared us for the next lesson.

We moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles when our...

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Full Service

March 24, 2018

I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee. – Job 42:2

Many businesses advertise that no job is too big or too small for their company to tackle. These companies perform work from the simple and ordinary, to the unusual and exquisite. If they are painters, they will paint anything from your doghouse to the inside of your ...

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When God Speaks

March 23, 2018

The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty. – Psalm 29:4

Computers have made so many aspects of life much easier. I keep a hand-written check register with me, and I also use a computer to calculate my account balance. The computer is a great help since it does the math and, unless there is a glitch, it is always...

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Multiplied Joy

March 22, 2018

Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. – Matthew 10:8

My husband comes from a family of three avid meat-eating boys. For them, only two food groups existed: meat and starch. And getting all one wanted was sometimes a challenge! One evening around the dinner table, one brother was first in dishing up his share of pork chops, ...

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