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Jan 2, 2017

Spiritual Upgrades

By |Jan 2, 2017|Christ, Confession, Devotionals, Discipline, Formation, Growth, Meditation, New Year, Obedience, Prayer, Repentance, Solitude, Worship|0 Comments

I am amazed at how often my computer and electronic devices, with their apps,  need updates and upgrades.  The electronic world does not work without it.  I am finding that in my relationship with the Lord I need to keep things connected and current.  Occasional there is a “bug” in my attitudes that can become

Dec 30, 2016

Inventory

By |Dec 30, 2016|Choices, Devotionals, New Year|0 Comments

Looking back over this past year, we have all seen things that we would classify in various ways.  Good or bad.  Sad or glad.  Troubling or puzzling. Encouraging or discouraging.  We call them good days if good things happen.  We call them bad days if bad things happen.  The only problem is, some things we

Dec 31, 2015

The Gift of Life

By |Dec 31, 2015|Devotionals, Father, Life, Mission, New Year, Purpose, Time|0 Comments

Life is a precious gift.  We do not choose it.  It came to us out of the bonding of our parents.  More than that, it comes to us as a gift from God.  The fact that we exist at all is a gift laden with wealth.  To see it is to prompt worship.  Life is

Dec 30, 2015

Making Most Of Your Time

By |Dec 30, 2015|Christ, Devotionals, Discipline, New Year, Time|0 Comments

Time moves rapidly.  An old year comes to an end and a new year begins.  One era of our lives fades into a new one.  How we use our time is a part of our stewardship.  Time gone cannot be recovered.  The way we use our time is the way we build our lives.  Invest

Dec 31, 2014

Stay In The Story

By |Dec 31, 2014|Choices, Devotionals, Encouragement, Endurance, Faithfulness, New Year, Perseverance, Trials|0 Comments

Your life is a story in progress.  Stories are meant for completing.  For the Christian, the story always has a good ending.  When difficulty comes we are prone to want to quit, run away, give up or just forget it. Don’t!  God is working a story for you that is not yet over.  Stay in

Dec 31, 2013

Tenacious Hope

By |Dec 31, 2013|Christ, Christ Coming, Devotionals, Encouragement, Love, New Year, Perseverance, Trust|0 Comments

Our hope refuses to die because God has made a covenant with us in His Only Begotten Son.  This blood covenant shows God’s relentless love for us.  He will return.  When He appears, “We will be like Him,” (I John 3:2).  This hope will not disappoint us (Rom 5:5).  The promises of God are more

Dec 30, 2013

Thankful for Another Year

By |Dec 30, 2013|Devotionals, Encouragement, Gratitude, New Year, Thanksgiving|0 Comments

I am thankful for all the blessings of the past year.  Life.  Peace.  Hope.  Love.  Family.  Friends.  Church.  Worship.  Community.  Problems that made me depend on the Lord.  Difficulties that brought growth.  Tribulations that brought patience.  Tears that made me feel another’s pain.  Grief that drew me to the God of all Comfort.  Letting go