Take a journey through the events and days of Holy Week (also known as Passion Week.) Each day’s devotional takes an aspect of that day for personal reflection. It would be a great calming pause in your busy day to step back and reflect on the last week of Jesus’ life on earth.
Draw close to God with a devotional reading using scripture as a starting point. Includes prayer and questions as a starting point for further reflection.
Living the Christian life is difficult. The Apostle Paul likens our struggle to training and running a race. The Bible gives us so much encouragement in how to train, what to do when the race gets hard, and how to finish strong. What does the Bible say about running the race? I used to be
Years ago I spent the night at my childhood home. Seeing a light on, I knocked on my Dad’s door after he had gone upstairs to bed, and when I peeked in, I saw him kneeling at his bedside saying his prayers. It’s a beautiful picture of reverence to God that I carry in my
My sister is here visiting me and I had planned to take a week off as a “vacation” from my blog. But I recently had a wonderful reminder of what can happen when we simply turn to his Word and I wanted to share it with you. So here’s a mini-devotion about God’s peace. It
It’s time to celebrate! We’ve moved through a time of anticipatory waiting and focusing on Jesus’ birth. We’ve reflected on the meaning of Immanuel- God with us. We concentrated on the aspect of the Light of the World coming to dispel sin and darkness forever. Now it’s time to turn to Scripture to hear why
If you know me, you have heard me rail against the cold weather. To add insult to injury, it is now the season of cold and dark. As of right this minute, we have only nine hours of daylight. I think that’s why I take such delight in Christmas light displays. They completely change my
“Behold, the virgin will be with child, and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel,” which means “God with us.” Matthew 1:23 NIV I have loved the Christmas song “O come O come Immanuel” for as long as I can remember. It has that haunting melody, the pleading
The church season of Advent is a season of waiting and eager anticipation. It is a time to focus our thoughts on the joyful occasion of Jesus’ birth. The weeks before Christmas can be a wonderful time of spiritual reflection on His coming. Reflection gives us the opportunity to slow down and remember what the
We just celebrated Father’s Day with my husband. Our children are adults, and we have called a moratorium on gifts. We don’t need more “stuff” and the best gift is to spend time with them. Even a phone call or a video chat with the far-flung children is a great gift. My Dad passed away
We all have doubts at times. One of my favorite quotes about doubt comes from C.S. Lewis: “We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.” We don’t want to doubt God, but they can creep in. Is doubting