Daily Devotional

Start with Prayer

September 30, 2020

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit. – Ephesians 6:18

There was a huge pile of clothes to wash, and the washing machine would not start! The washer was only a couple of months old, so it should not have been in need of repair. I wondered, What could be wrong?

Digging through my file of receipts, I found the phone number for the appliance dealer who sold...

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The Source for Living Water

September 29, 2020

For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water. – – Jeremiah 2:13

One of the joys of my young life was when my parents would pile us boys into the old Model A Ford and take us to see Grandpa and Grandma, way up in the...

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Slip into the Yoke

September 28, 2020

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. – Matthew 11:29-30

In days gone by, farmers used their work animals as machines—a means to accomplish their day’s work. If the farmer had two such animals, he used a yoked...

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The Times of My Life

September 27, 2020

Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. – Ephesians 5:16

Time is an amazing thing. It can be greatly valued, or wasted without thought. It cannot be hoarded. It cannot be stopped. Its progress is inexorable, yet at times it almost seems to stand still.

Time may be a friend or an enemy. Every living creature has the same number of...

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Another Battle Won

September 26, 2020

Bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. – Matthew 5:44

There was a time in my life when one of many trials came my way. An acquaintance accused me of something that I had not done. In fact, this person accused me of two different things, and I had done neither of them.

The more I thought...

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Blazing a Trail

September 25, 2020

Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. – Jeremiah 6:16

Seventy years ago, the schools in Minnesota were a long way apart, and each usually served eight grades. When I started in the first grade, I was not ...

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A Willing Giver

September 24, 2020

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. – 2 Corinthians 9:7

When you looked at Thelma’s stooped shoulders, the head that shook a little as she grew older, the lined and worn hands, you may not have realized that she was a great example, but she was. Do not think for a moment that...

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Sing Anyway

September 23, 2020

Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. – Matthew 25:40

 A few weeks ago, I went to say hello to and visit with one of the elderly saints in our church, who now resides in a rest home. I have known this dear lady for years. She does...

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Completing a Masterpiece

September 22, 2020

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. – Philippians 1:6

It is finally done! For the past year, my husband has been building an F6F-3 Hellcat model airplane. He received the kit as a birthday gift, along with a set of tools especially designed for wood model making. A few days after...

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Able to See

September 21, 2020

O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. – Psalm 34:3

As I have grown older, I realize more and more my need for eyeglasses to make the things I read appear a little larger, clearer, and more distinct. It is one of the constant reminders that life is changing and I am moving on.


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