We hope you will find this section useful for your morning or evening devotion time. These are where you will find most of our Contributors’ devotions. Our Contributors have been selected because of their love of Jesus Christ, and their messages. Word count varies with each individual blogger, as does his/her writing style.
Have you ever opened up a jewelry box to get out a necklace and found a tangled mess of chains, watches, and bracelets? This is the way our memories and emotions can get when we’ve experienced hurt from a friend. We have all been in that occasional bad relationship or had hurt feelings from a spouse, friend, or family member. You may have even been in an abusive relationship. These feelings can run deep with memories that replay over and … Continue reading →
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. ~Hebrews 11:1 ESV In the Book of Daniel, we read about four friends who exemplified outstanding faith. How so? They had complete assurance in God even without the certainty of the outcome of life or death situations they would face. Perhaps this clues you as to their identity. They are Daniel, and his friends Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. We are more familiar with the names … Continue reading →
In Ronald Reagan’s 1986 Memorial Day speech given at Arlington National Cemetery,  the President says, “It’s the young who do the fighting and dying when a peace fails and a war begins.” He lists hero after hero, outlining through these examples why we honor our fallen military men and women. Reagan shares, “Not far from here is the statue of the three servicemen. … Perhaps you’ve seen it—three rough boys walking together, looking ahead with a steady gaze. … The … Continue reading →
Danielle’s blond curls brushed Mother’s shoulder as she peered into the stew pot from the barstool. Each afternoon, she watched as her mother prepared dinner. She pretended to stir, twirling her soda straw as if it were a spoon. “Sweetheart,” Mother said, handing her daughter the squeeze butter and dinner rolls, “please help Mommy by putting these on the table.” Mother continued to stir, content that her daughter was away from the boiling stew. Suddenly, Mother realized the house was … Continue reading →
All people are like grass and all their faithfulness is like the flowers of the field. The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the Lord blows on them. Surely the people are grass. The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever. ~Isaiah 40:8 NIV God breathed air into my lungs while I was walking along the beach the other day. I was struggling with the uncertainty of my children’s … Continue reading →