Nov 13, 2017

Acts Of Becoming

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What I do comes down to who I am.  Actions flow out of character.  Words and deeds flow out of thoughts.  All of these things speak of who we are.  Observe them.  There are things about our own words and actions that should alarm us.  There are things about our thoughts and attitudes that should

Aug 20, 2017

Shut The Door

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“But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you” Matt 6:6 (NRSV).   We need some shut-the-door praying, praying that shuts out diversions, sidetracks, to-do lists, wandering thoughts, media distractions, etc.  It is

May 24, 2017

Turning The Conversation

By |May 24, 2017|Attentiveness, Devotionals, Healing, Humility, Relationships|0 Comments

We really do know how to turn the conversation back to ourselves.  We know how to get our opinions and preferences into the discussion.  In short, we know how to make a lot of things about us.  There is something else we need to learn.  We need to learn how to listen, how to be

Mar 2, 2017

Giving Place To The Devil

By |Mar 2, 2017|Attentiveness, Devotionals, Father, Lent, Obedience, Prayer|0 Comments

“Be angry, and do not sin: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil” Eph 4:26-27 (NKJV).  Certain actions give the Devil an opportunity to get his foot in the door.  Anger, bitterness, malice, wrath, lying and hating all give him an occasion to cause havoc.  Do

Feb 23, 2017

Get Still

By |Feb 23, 2017|Attentiveness, Christ, Devotionals, Meditation, Prayer|0 Comments

Be quiet before Him.  Listen!  Be still!  That is praying too!  It is praying when our mind is set upon Him, even when there are no words exchanged.  There is strength derived from being in His Presence, in being alone with Him.  We can be too much with people.  Constant social connections pull us to

Dec 2, 2016

Hearing The Shepherd

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“He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”  We all have ears, but we do not all have ears to hear.  We may not hear because we are tuned to other things.  We may not hear because we do not know the voice.  Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and

Oct 26, 2016

Focus Is Critical

By |Oct 26, 2016|Attentiveness, Christ, Devotionals, Encouragement, Temptations|0 Comments

Focusing on not doing any particular sin insures that you will likely do it.  It is your focus.  It is the thing occupying your mind.  Shift your focus toward loving God and others, and pleasing your Father, and you will discover the path to victory.  Get your mind off the enticement by falling before your

Aug 6, 2016

The Ministry Of Listening

By |Aug 6, 2016|Attentiveness, Compassion, Devotionals, Healing, Inner healing|0 Comments

Being totally present for another is a gift of ourselves to that person.  So called multitasking and the nature of media itself makes us attention deficit.  People want to be heard, and they want to feel that we have heard them.  It takes focus to hear what a person is really saying.  It takes open

Jun 3, 2016

Ministry Opportunities

By |Jun 3, 2016|Attentiveness, Compassion, Devotionals, Faithfulness, Guidance, Kindness, Service, Works|0 Comments

Lord, give us eyes to see needs that glances never capture.  Give us ears to hear cries of distress that occur in ordinary conversations.  Give us a vision that sees possibilities in impossible situations.  We want to know how to live in faithfulness.  May we know how to use our hands in tenderness to lift

May 15, 2016

Promptings of The Spirit (1)

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Promptings of The Spirit To Ourselves:  The Holy Spirit is connected to us at the deepest level of who we are.  He knows us better than we know ourselves.  He is with us to prompt us to follow Jesus in all the ways we are not yet following Him.  Attentiveness, to follow Him always by