Oct 25, 2017

Too Busy

By |Oct 25, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Father, Mercy, Peace|0 Comments

How many times have you heard or said, “I am so busy”?  Have we gotten to be so busy that we are becoming less and less human?  Is it causing us to start listening to our own soul instead of the One who speaks to the heart?  Where, oh where, has it gotten us?  What

Sep 23, 2017

My Garden of Decisions

By |Sep 23, 2017|Choices, Christ, Devotionals, Forgiveness, Life, Love, Mercy|2 Comments

I have growing in my life a garden of trees called decisions.  These trees were planted by the choices I have made.  I eat fruit daily from this garden.  Some trees bear fruit long after I think they should have stopped.  Some fruit is sweet and some of it is bitter.  There is no digging

Aug 3, 2017

Life Is Good

By |Aug 3, 2017|Devotionals, Grace, Gratitude, Love, Mercy, Spirit|0 Comments

Life is good, in spite of all the things that are not so good.  We need to understand that.  It will give us perspective.  It will teach us to live our lives in gratitude.  It will rescue us from negativity.  It will make our life winsome.  Truth is, people are not attracted to folks who

Jul 4, 2017

Be Like Jesus

By |Jul 4, 2017|Christ, Compassion, Devotionals, Discipleship, Kindness, Love, Mercy, Ministry, Prayer, Service, Spirit|0 Comments

So you want to be like Jesus!  It is more than gentleness, kindness and loving your enemies.  Eaten with any sinners lately?  Fed any hungry people?  Prayed for the sick?  Had any prayer vigils all by yourself?  Have you yet been moved by compassion for folks who have no Shepherd?  Have you brought any straying

Jul 1, 2017

Blessings Bounce Back

By |Jul 1, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Forgiving, Giving, Mercy|0 Comments

You can’t give a blessing without receiving one.  You can’t give a gift without gaining ground.  Jesus said, when you give mercy you obtain mercy.  When you give forgiveness you are forgiven.  We don’t give to get, but we can’t give without being touched by the generosity of our Father. “Cast your bread upon the

Jun 30, 2017

Jesus Led Me

By |Jun 30, 2017|Grace, Mercy, Sovereignty|0 Comments

Do I believe that “Jesus led me all the way?”  Do I believe God is in control of my life?  I certainly do not believe that He sovereignly caused everything that happened in my life.  If He did it would contradict how Jesus has revealed His character.  I do very much believe that He has

Jun 25, 2017

Needing Grace

By |Jun 25, 2017|Christ, Cross, Devotionals, Grace, Love, Mercy|0 Comments

I have met a few Christians along the way who know all about law, quoting the Ten Commandments, lifting high a moral standard who know nothing of grace.  They really don’t understand the cross, having never experienced or truly accepted grace, but continually quote the law to everyone.  Often they self-righteously feel they have kept

May 29, 2017


By |May 29, 2017|Christ, Compassion, Devotionals, Mercy|0 Comments

Sometimes what we call a hero is a human acting with courage, compassion, and feeling for another human.  No one had more compassion for humanity than did Jesus.  He died for the unrighteous, ungodly and sinners.  His great acts of mercy were driven by His love for us.  It was not a kind of spontaneous

May 12, 2017

By Chance

By |May 12, 2017|Christ, Compassion, Devotionals, Mercy, Righteousness, Service, Works|0 Comments

I am stricken by Jesus’ chosen words in the parable of the Good Samaritan, “By chance”.  “And by chance a priest was going down on that road, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.” (Lu 10:31).  On this well traveled road walked a priest and a Levite, where a random

May 2, 2017

All The Keys

By |May 2, 2017|Christ, Forgiveness, Grace, Joy, Mercy, Sanctification, Surrender|0 Comments

Jesus became my Savior.  I rejoiced in His forgiveness.  His grace and mercy overwhelmed me.  I walked many days in the joy of that.  Then one day He said, “When are you going to turn over all the keys?”  “Lord”, I said, “You have the key to the front door.  We sit in the living