Daily Devotional

Blessed Pigeons!

May 11, 2018

Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?– Luke 12:24

Pastries are one of my favorite foods, and I do not mind traveling a long way to find a store that makes them exactly the way I like. I found some muffins that were especially tasty at a little pastry...

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You Won’t Be Sorry

May 10, 2018

But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you. – Jeremiah 7:23

Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian...so many languages, but so little time! Languages have held a special interest for me throughout much of my life. I never took...

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My Every Need

May 9, 2018

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:19

While I was doing errands one afternoon, somewhere between the store and the bank I dropped my checkbook, which contained the check I was planning to deposit. It was difficult not to panic, but I tried to think logically and retrace my steps of that day. Backtracking where ...

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The Glory of God

May 8, 2018

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. – Psalm 19:1

On dark nights out on our farm, we spent plenty of time looking at the sky. Some of my favorite memories are evenings when we came home from church in the dark, looking at the moon and stars as we drove the quarter-hour on country roads. When the moon was especially ...

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Ask What You Will

May 7, 2018

If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. – John 15:7

When our daughter was about a year old and began to walk, her feet started to turn in; her toes were pointing toward each other. We were told that it was caused from the position in which she slept. The doctor said the...

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Keep Climbing

May 6, 2018

Now therefore give me this mountain. – Joshua 14:12

We were on a vacation trip through the South several years ago. We attended the Passion Play in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Then we traveled east through Tennessee, where we made several stops, and then into North Carolina. My wife wanted to fulfill a longtime desire to visit the Great Smoky Mountains.

We stopped at the visitor’s center and picked...

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Compelled by Love

May 5, 2018

For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard. – Acts 4:20

My husband and I are familiar with only a few of the accommodations available for staying overnight on the coast. We usually look for a room with a good view of the ocean and a path to the beach. On our last trip, rather than go to one of our usual spots, we decided ...

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God’s Intervention

May 4, 2018

The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. – Psalm 34:17

When I was a young person, I moved to Los Angeles, California, with my two sisters. After we arrived and found an apartment, we needed to find work. I discovered that I needed more skills to get a job, so I enrolled in school and learned to operate a telephone...

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Under His Wings

May 3, 2018

O Jerusalem . . . how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!– Matthew 23:37

My family raised chickens when I was growing up. There were times in the early spring when I would hear a little chorus of “cheep, cheep,” and upon investigation, find that some of our hen’s eggs had hatched. The little...

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A Word in Season

May 2, 2018

The Lord God hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned. The Lord God hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back. – Isaiah 50:4-5

 A former family doctor of ours is now ninety-two years...

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