Dec 7, 2017

Mary’s Pregnancy

By |Dec 7, 2017|Advent, Christ, Christmas, Devotionals, Father, Humility, Incarnation, Mary, Spirit|0 Comments

Mary was an ovulating young Jewish virgin. Inside her body was a special egg. This ovum was chosen by the Father to live out the humility of God.  By the Holy Spirit, the seed of God enters the ovum.  Once this union takes place, before the first division of the cell, “It” is not half-human

Nov 23, 2017

Wear These Clothes

By |Nov 23, 2017|Christ, Compassion, Devotionals, Humility, Kindness, Love, Patience, Peace|0 Comments

What if all of us wore the same outfit to church and then wore it everyday throughout the week?  What outfit am I talking about?  “Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience”  If all of us wore that outfit, what kind of church would we have?  What kind of world would we have? 

Nov 10, 2017

Valleys And Mountains

By |Nov 10, 2017|Christ, Cross, Devotionals, Gratitude, Humility, Incarnation, Life|0 Comments

We place too much value on getting out of the valley and on top of the mountain, as if our goal and god is always some spiritual high.  I have learned that when I live in brokenness, valleys and mountain peaks mean very little.  There may be highs and lows even in brokenness, for it

Nov 9, 2017

Gentle Grace

By |Nov 9, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Faithfulness, Father, Grace, Humility, Justice|0 Comments

Wise parents do not treat all of their children the same.  Yes, the same kind of love, but it is expressed differently because of the different sensitivities of the child.  This can be true of all the people in our lives.  Please be careful in running rough shod over sensitive souls.  Certainly, our Heavenly Father

Oct 21, 2017

On Our Knees Or Face

By |Oct 21, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Discipleship, Humility, Kingdom of God, Praise, Prayer, Worship|0 Comments

Some of the words for worship in the NT carry with them the picture of one bowing prostrate on face or knees.  The wise men gave gifts to Jesus on their knees (Mt 2:11).  The leper who was cleansed fell on His knees before Jesus (Luke 11:16).  The disciples were on their faces after Jesus

Oct 11, 2017

Serving With Tears

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Paul’s description of his service in Asia was that He was “serving the Lord with all humility and with tears.”  Tears are a way of expressing our brokenness.  Sometimes they come out as a sobbing from deep within.  They become confessions of hurt, loneliness, disappointment, and inner pain.  They can come forth as prayers and

Oct 1, 2017

The Blessing Of Failure

By |Oct 1, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Encouragement, Growth, Humility, Sin|0 Comments

Failure can be a blessing.  It can keep you humble.  It teaches you what did not work.  It lets you join the rest of the imperfect human family.  Having failed, you can work more diligently, study harder and depend on God more fully.  All of us have had our failures.  We have had times when

Sep 14, 2017

Better Than They Are?

By |Sep 14, 2017|Christ, Church, Devotionals, Humility, Kingdom of God, Pride, Service|0 Comments

What is there in us that makes us feel we are slightly better than other people?  Even those who think of themselves as an outcast sometimes feel it.  Of course it is pride, the seed of narcissism.  It is the source of divisions among the human family and the church.  It values its own opinions

Aug 27, 2017

Speak Creative Words

By |Aug 27, 2017|Christ, Creation, Devotionals, God's Word, Hope, Humility, Word of God|0 Comments

God’s Word creates.  It created the world.  It spoke into existence everything it willed.  It creates a whole new set of realities in our lives as we let it take root in us.  The Word creates new creatures and new creation.  To humbly live with the Word constantly changes us.  The God who speaks makes

Jul 15, 2017

Our Little Worlds

By |Jul 15, 2017|Creation, Devotionals, Father, Humility, Worship|0 Comments

It is easier to live in the little worlds that we have created than the one God created.  In our little world, with its realities, we tend to set the boundaries of what we want to see and do, leaving us in charge. Ours is colorless compared to His.  Ours is a box with exterior