Daily Devotional


October 17, 2020

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. – Matthew 26:41

As a mom, after a particularly hectic day and evening, I sometimes fall into bed exhausted—too tired to read my Bible, but determined to get up early enough to commune with the Lord before another hectic day begins. Then there are the mornings when nothing seems ...

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I Just Know, That’s All

October 16, 2020

Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 18:4

 I was working on writing a devotional when a little girl came up and asked me if she could help. I asked, “Can you write a devotional?” Her reply, “Yes, I can.” This is the devotional she wrote:

I asked her how she knew that. “I just...

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God Gave Me Peace

October 15, 2020

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. – 1 Peter 5:7

Over thirty years ago, I gave birth to premature twins. They made their entrance into this world about ten weeks before they were scheduled to arrive. Rachel was born first, and the doctor had to work with her before she gave the first weak little cry. Robert was born a very wiry...

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A New Home

October 14, 2020

Your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. – Matthew 6:8

We had been renting a house for several months after relocating to a new city. Then, the time finally came when a house of our own was on the horizon. We were considering having a house built for us, and as we made decisions about carpeting, light fixtures, appliances, and the...

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In Line with God

October 13, 2020

And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light. – Ezekiel 32:7

My husband ran to grab his binoculars, and then he called for everyone to hurry outside the house to the deck. As I joined him, dusk was seeping in and we could see...

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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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