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.

Take Time To Pray

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

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God’s Peace

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

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Why Jesus Came at Christmas

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

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The Light of Christ

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

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Immanuel- God With Us

“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

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four white small lit candles in background of white twigs with 3 small artificial birds in foreground

Season of Waiting

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

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Why Do We Call God Father?

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

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