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Oct 2, 2017

Spiritual Immune System

By |Oct 2, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Fasting, Meditation, Praise, Prayer, Service, Thanksgiving, Worship|1 Comment

We are dependent on our immune system for survival on a planet where microbes come against us to bring disease.  We are told that there is no better way to strengthen our immune system than exercising, avoiding junk foods, and eating a broad variety of fruits and vegetables. Some foods let you survive and others

Sep 11, 2017

Spanky Taught Me

By |Sep 11, 2017|Devotionals, Father, Worship|0 Comments

I have a little dog, Spanky, who will watch me on my laptop, respecting my typing time, but the minute I close it, quick as a flash, he jumps into my lap for attention.  Spanky has taught me something.  He wants my undivided attention.  I think sadly of children and grandchildren awaiting time with a

Sep 9, 2017

God In A Box

By |Sep 9, 2017|Devotionals, Father, Freedom, Worship|4 Comments

When we put God in a box, we are the losers.  The restrictions we place on Him, to contain or control Him, destroy our own freedom.  The loss is immeasurable in the beauty we miss, the knowledge we lose, and the sense of awe at the glory of His holiness.  The awe that we feel

Aug 26, 2017

Private Devotions

By |Aug 26, 2017|Christ, Church, Devotionals, Father, Fellowship, Love, Prayer, Worship|0 Comments

As a devotional writer, I believe in private devotions, but I realize that the private part has in it a kind of danger.  Our spirituality disconnected from a body of believers is very incomplete.  We are not Lone Ranger Christians.  It is much more than “Jesus and Me”.  We are part of a community called

Aug 25, 2017

Religious Clichés

By |Aug 25, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Relationships, Worship|0 Comments

You know what they are, old, tired and trite phrases that no longer communicate to the hearers, nor even to the speakers.  There are those who know how to use the accepted phrases of a religious culture in their conversations, testimonies and prayers to gain acceptance among their religious peers.  These folks have nothing fresh

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

Jul 11, 2017

Prayer Driver

By |Jul 11, 2017|Devotionals, Prayer, Worship|0 Comments

Many motives can drive our prayer life:  Guilt.  Desperation. Special needs.  Real hunger and thirst.  Deep hurt.  Powerful pain.  We have all prayed from these places many times.  What if our overall desire for prayer was just to be with our Lord?  What if prayer times were about loving on our Abba?  What if we

Jun 17, 2017

Songs And Justice

By |Jun 17, 2017|Compassion, Devotionals, Justice, Righteousness, Worship|0 Comments

Songs are a turn-off to God if the singer is not working for righteousness and justice.  God said, ”Take away from Me the noise of your songs; I will not even listen to the sound of your harps. But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream” Amos 5:23-24, (NASB).  Our

May 14, 2017

Bending The Knee

By |May 14, 2017|Christ, Confession, Devotionals, Kingdom of God, Worship|0 Comments

“As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God”  (Isa 45:23, quoted in Rom 14:11).  This is much more than “our side winning.”  Yes, some may wait to the end of history to acknowledge the King of the Kingdom of God, but since the NT

Apr 30, 2017

Mood Worship

By |Apr 30, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Prayer, Spirit, Worship|0 Comments

You can redecorate a cathedral like a barn, you can swap pews for chairs, you can get rid of the pulpit or get a different one, you can change the music, you can entertain, you can darken the sanctuary, you can have smoke or incense, and perfect colored lights, but unless pastor and people are