Daily Devotional

The Book of Miracles

October 12, 2020

And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. – John 21:25

Mystery, Adventure, Religion, General Fiction, History, and Cooking were just a few of the subtitles that identified the thousands of books lining the massive shelves around me in the used bookstore. More...

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Know Him Better

October 11, 2020

Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you. – James 4:8

Lately, our grandson Kevin has wanted to spend more time with his grandpa so that he can get to know him better. Although my husband and I live three and a half hours away from our son and his family, we see them at least once a month. The grandchildren also spend several ...

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The Father’s Good Pleasure

October 10, 2020

Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. – Luke 12:32

 A  few years back, when my son was visiting from out of town, he asked if we could have a few friends over for a barbeque. Since he had moved away he did not get to see his friends and family very often, and I thought seeing them again would be...

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No Trespassing

October 9, 2020

The goodness of God endureth continually. – Psalm 52:1

The little farm was nestled in a valley in the hills of Southern Oregon. The road from the winding mountain highway to the house extended across a creek by way of a rickety old wooden bridge. On the other side, the road split north to where my wife’s family lived or south to some not-so-friendly neighbors. These neighbors...

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Peace on Rough Seas

October 8, 2020

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. – Isaiah 26:3

Recently someone asked me if it was possible to sleep on a small boat while it is sailing on rough seas. I had such an experience several years ago, and I could say that the answer is yes—especially when Jesus is in the boat!

While my husband and I...

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My Son—My Heir

October 7, 2020

That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. – Titus 3:7

 I knew I would enjoy having my own child, but when our son was born, the emotions I began to feel were more than I had imagined. I was a dad now! This was my son! He would grow up being my responsibility to love and...

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Jesus, My Friend

October 6, 2020

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

There is no doubt about it—I am a tomboy. Many years ago, when I was a child with two older brothers, I discovered how wonderful that could be. They were not just any brothers, but two very special friends. You see, when the neighborhood boys came over to play ball, my brothers included me...

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Salt with Savor

October 5, 2020

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. – Matthew 5:13

There are a great many uses for salt, and most people are familiar with at least a few of them. My family has some experience with how salt...

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One Step at a Time

October 4, 2020

Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. – Jeremiah 1:5

As fall registration commenced, Joel eagerly anticipated going to college. He had always dreamed of becoming a lawyer and was determined to pursue this career. What added to Joel’s excitement was that about a month before...

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Life’s Melody

October 3, 2020

And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God. – Psalm 40:3

The audience was enjoying the beautiful musical rendition when the pianist, who often plays from his heart and head with no printed music, suddenly lost the song’s melody, causing his fingers to “sputter” on the keyboard. The time between notes was punctuated by the silence and seemed like ...

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