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Dec 1, 2017

What We Don’t See

By |Dec 1, 2017|Devotionals, Encouragement, Prayer, Providence|0 Comments

Elisha’s servant saw that he and the prophet were surrounded by a threatening army.  What he did not see was the invisible hosts of heaven’s armies coming to their aid.  “Then Elisha prayed and said, ‘O LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.’ And the LORD opened the servant’s eyes and he

Sep 22, 2017

He Will Make a Way

By |Sep 22, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Guidance, Providence, Spirit|0 Comments

God can make a way through the sea without building a bridge.  He can spread a table in the wilderness without a caterer (Ps 78:19).  He can give water out of a rock and create a stream in your desert.  He can show you a way in a pathless jungle.  Don’t give up.  There is

Mar 31, 2017

The Unplanned

By |Mar 31, 2017|Death, Devotionals, Encouragement, Father, Formation, Growth, Lent, Love, Providence|1 Comment

It is good to make plans, set goals and dream dreams, but life has a way of handing us the unplanned.  Many of us could never have envisioned being where we now find ourselves.  A diagnosis, a disease, a death, a divorce, a disappointment, a disaster, and yes, and many more are unplanned events that

Dec 24, 2016

God’s Surprises

By |Dec 24, 2016|Advent, Christ, Devotionals, Encouragement, Father, Guidance, Incarnation, Mary, Providence, Righteousness, Trust|0 Comments

Joseph had a hard decision to make.  His betrothed was expecting, and he was not the father.  He chose a quiet divorce, because he was a compassionate man.  “But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him” (Matt 1:20).  When we make a careful decision, even in

Dec 14, 2016

Making Good Out Of Bad

By |Dec 14, 2016|Devotionals, Encouragement, Father, Providence, Spirit|0 Comments

God is working straightness out of our crooked lines.  He is painting beauty with the brush of failure and with the colors of disappointment.  He creates paths out of heartbreaking detours.  He surprises us.  So remember, when bad befalls us, in the hands of our God, it can become a blessing.  He makes riches out

Jun 5, 2016

Prayer Matters

By |Jun 5, 2016|Deliverance, Devotionals, Prayer, Providence, Repentance|0 Comments

Some do not pray, because their experiences, shaped by a particular view of God, say that pray does not help.  In this view of God, every detail is already willed, decreed and predetermined.  There is another view of God that sees God and humans joined in partnership, in which God commits Himself to work with

May 16, 2016

Promptings of The Spirit (2)

By |May 16, 2016|Devotionals, Father, Guidance, Kingdom of God, Providence, Relationships, Spirit|0 Comments

Promptings of The Spirit (2) In our relationships:  When we are in tune with the Spirit, He helps us to see people needs around us.  He prompts us to respond to these needs with our words and actions.  He shapes us to be the kind of persons that will respond.  The Father is looking for His

May 1, 2016

Present To Serve

By |May 1, 2016|Compassion, Devotionals, Justice, Mercy, Providence, Purpose|0 Comments

There are parts of our journey that we may not like; unpleasant sights and sounds, cluttered and trashed places, and pathetic souls decimated by sin.  What we like is to see pretty things and be uplifted by warm feelings.  God is ever trying to get us to see things through His eyes, so that we

Mar 1, 2016

Joseph’s Story Tells Jesus’ Story

By |Mar 1, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Lent, Providence|0 Comments

Joseph was placed in a pit rejected by his brothers.  Jesus came to “His own and His own did not receive him” (Jn 1:11).  Joseph was sold for 20 pieces of silver.  Our Lord was sold for 30.  Joseph had false charges brought against him as did Jesus.  Joseph was sent to Egypt to save

Feb 26, 2016

The Unseen Hand

By |Feb 26, 2016|Devotionals, Encouragement, Guidance, Hope, Lent, Providence, Purpose|0 Comments

The hand that feeds us and supplies our needs is the hand of God.  This Unseen Hand is here to lift loads, to strengthen, protect and defend.  It works for us in ways we do not know.  We know it is there, because we feel its motions and sense its touch.  The Unseen Hand is