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Feb 25, 2017

Inordinate Self Focus

By |Feb 25, 2017|Christ, Creation, Devotionals, Inner healing, Love, Purpose, Relationships|0 Comments

When life is centered in the self, disorientation follows as well as an inner virus that eats away at healthy personhood.  We were not meant to be the focal point of life.  When we are, we fail to see others properly, along with their needs.  When Jesus said, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” He gave

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

Apr 3, 2016

To Pray or To Act

By |Apr 3, 2016|Devotionals, Obedience, Prayer, Purpose, Service, Works, Worship|0 Comments

Then the LORD said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to Me? Tell the sons of Israel to go forward” (Ex 14:15).  “Why are you praying and not acting?”  Praying cannot substitute for obedience.  Piety cannot take the place of action.  There is a time that we must move beyond prayer and Bible study

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

Jan 6, 2016

The Breath of God

By |Jan 6, 2016|Christ, Creation, Devotionals, Divine Likeness, Purpose|0 Comments

“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul” (Gen 2:7 KJV).  We are dust, but more than dust.  We belong to earth.  Nevertheless, we belong to the God of Heaven and are made in His likeness. 

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

Nov 14, 2015

Dwelling On the Past

By |Nov 14, 2015|Choices, Devotionals, Growth, Purpose|0 Comments

Recreating a past event may be a good thing to establish justice in a court of law, but it can be a poor thing in our personal lives.  We can’t go back and relive, redo or repair the past.  Once it is past, we cannot fix the accident, stop the divorce, regain the lost opportunity,

Sep 16, 2015

Devotions And Guilt

By |Sep 16, 2015|Devotionals, Father, Formation, Growth, Purpose|0 Comments

We sometimes struggle with our “devotional life”.  We carry guilt, feeling it is not often enough, nor intense enough.  Devotions are not an end within themselves; they are a means to an end.  Heart devotion will find devotional times.  It is like wanting to be with the Lover of our Soul.  We are drawn to

Mar 14, 2015

In God We Live And Move

By |Mar 14, 2015|Devotionals, Father, Gratitude, Love, Purpose, Worship|0 Comments

God is the first cause of all things.  Humans are “His offspring”, even those who ignore or deny Him.  To know Him is to understand the source of life and of our present existence.  To discover Him is life changing.  To love Him is true worship.  To walk in Him is to have purpose.  

Dec 28, 2014

Your Life Is Not Ordinary

By |Dec 28, 2014|Devotionals, Encouragement, Grace, Purpose|0 Comments

There are no ordinary lives as we yield to extraordinary grace.  There is nothing ordinary that has God present and active in it.  To not know His presence is to make a day full of meaning and empty it of purpose.  God is present with us.  Never let that be eclipsed from your consciousness.  Know