Faith, God, guidance

A Brave Decision

I’m just going to come out and say it. My mother-in-law is the best. She is the kindest woman I know, and she has made me feel part of the family right from the start. She can cook too, just taste one of her cinnamon rolls, or her chicken and noodles. You would wonder why she isn’t on the Food…

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Facing Lions

Let me ask those who identify themselves as a Christ-follower this question. If a law passed that didn’t allow you to pray in your home, would you follow that law, or would you ignore it even if you knew there was certain punishment if you got caught? Daniel’s Story In Daniel chapter 6, Daniel faced that very incident. Being now…

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Faith, growth

Three Means To a Strong Faith

The goal of any Christian is to have and maintain a strong faith. The question is, how do we do that? We are getting ready to wrap up the subject of faith this month. Let’s look at three ways to maintain a strong faith. Here we go: Strong Faith Starts with Trusting the Right Source Look at what Acts 4:10-12…

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A Glimpse at Those Who Lived by Faith

Read Hebrews 11 Think about the following hypothetical scenarios. You and your spouse live in a nice home on a nice piece of land. You have a big pool and outdoor living space. Nearby are family and friends you invite over and entertain often. You’re in heaven. You love your life, and everything is just the way you dreamed it…

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Moving Mountains Is Possible

Read Matthew 17:14-20 (NLT) Have you ever experienced a situation where you were asked by someone (perhaps a boss) to handle a task you felt unequipped to do? What was that like? Did you have enough faith in yourself to accomplish what you were asked to do, or did you doubt yourself? In today’s reading, we find this scenario. Jesus,…

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True Faith

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 (ESV) To prepare for this devotion, I wanted to find out how others defined faith, how they describe it in their own words. I came upon this anonymous quote in my research. It says, “Faith is all about believing. You don’t know how…

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Faith, God, Verse of the Week

Verse of the Week

For we live by faith, not by sight.  2 Corinthians 5:7 Faith does not come easy for some. Perhaps it’s because they don’t think they have anything to put their faith into, or don’t know what to put their faith into. Faith is our theme on the blog this month. Stay tuned for weekly devotions as we dive into what…

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Our Majestic God

Read Psalm 8 When I first moved to Arizona, I was struck by how clear I could see the stars in a lucent nighttime sky. The constellations were easy to find. At certain times of the year, planets such as Venus and Mars could be seen. It gave me a sense of both wonderment and reverence thinking how wonderfully creative…

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Do You Have the Joy, Joy, Joy?

There’s a song that goes something like, “I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart … “It was sung usually in Sunday school or at hymn sings (now I’ve dated myself). I remember singing it many times throughout my “younger years”. Today’s devotion is about joy. What is joy? Here’s the biblical definition. Joy comes from the…

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