Daily Devotional

A Wedding Story

August 31, 2020

Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife. – Revelation 21:9

As people age, they often begin to look back over their lives, remembering important events. Recently, I started to reminisce about my wedding day in June of 1959. It was probably the happiest day of my life. I had found “Mr. Right,” and on the day of my wedding, I was on...

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As a Child

August 30, 2020

As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby. – 1 Peter 2:2

 I received a call from my daughter, and as soon as she could quit laughing, she told me what had just occurred. She had picked up her son from school and was on the way to pick up her daughter. As is her habit, she began to talk...

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Direct Connection

August 29, 2020

And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. – Isaiah 65:24

 I work for a large insurance company and, surprisingly, one of the complaints I hear most often has nothing to do with our benefit plans, claims processing abilities, or customer service in general. The number-one complaint seems to be our phone system....

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The Catalyst of Faith

August 28, 2020

For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. – Hebrews 4:2

Several years ago, I took a boat building class in which we made fiberglass kayaks. The instructor guided the class through all the steps of preparing the mold, cutting fiberglass fabric in the...

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Why You Fall Me Out?

August 27, 2020

The things which are impossible with men, are possible with God. – Luke 18: 27

When our children were very young, most cars did not have safety belts. Making matters worse, back then there were dangers of car doors coming open, and children were advised continually by their parents to “stay in your seats and stay away from the doors.” Of course, children often push the ...

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All Purpose

August 26, 2020

I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:14

Recently I looked up a product on the web under the heading of “all purpose” and found 9,370,000 products that fit into that category. There were household cleaning products, vitamins, foods, and seasonings—even all-purpose apparel! I found the last item to be the most interesting. It was...

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Common to Man

August 25, 2020

But now it has come upon thee, and thou faintest; it toucheth thee, and thou art troubled. – Job 4:5

After a promotion at work, my best friend turned against me. She said things to others that were not true. The comments would have hurt coming from anyone, but she was my best friend—at least I had thought she was! Being promoted had not been my...

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The Garden of My Heart

August 24, 2020

Behold, a sower went forth to sow; and when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth. – Matthew 13:3-5

My wife and I bought a home with a large backyard, so I decided to put in a garden. This would...

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Daybreak: Psalms 147:1 through 150:6

August 23, 2020

“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.” (Psalm 150:6)

The journalistic strategy informally deemed the “five Ws and an H” is frequently used to ensure thorough investigation of a topic. The simple, one-word questions Who? What? Where? When? Why? and How? are designed to cover all the bases and assist a writer in obtaining critical details for a news story or report. In Psalm...

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Daybreak: Psalms 144:1 through 146:10

August 22, 2020

“Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.” (Psalm 144:15)

When I was a little girl, my mom would often read aloud bits and pieces of letters she received from her family in New York. Whenever she would send a picture of us, a letter always came back saying how impressed our faraway relatives were that every picture was filled with smiling faces....

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