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.

Sharing the Good News

I recently came across the “fishers of men” statement Jesus made to the disciples. Jesus called Peter and Andrew while they were fishing and said, “Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (Matthew 4:19) That statement (and His promise!) holds true for us today. We can’t follow Jesus around as the …

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Light and Joy

When I thought about the light and joy of Christmas, I pictured the bright light, the glory of God, which the angels brought down from heaven.  They also brought comforting words to those terrified shepherds: “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” Luke …

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Light and Peace

How peaceful are you feeling in this stage of the Christmas season? I’m writing this in its early stages, so while my “to-do” list is long, I am feeling more excited than stressed.  But there have been many years before this that I’ve felt anything but God’s “light and peace” in the season. I will …

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Love Came Down at Christmas

Week Two of Advent is here. Hey, I know those cookies don’t bake themselves and it’s easy to get bogged down with all the extra activities the season brings. So if you’re reading this, good for you for spending a bit of time reflecting during this busy season! I’m concentrating on our second theme of …

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Light and Hope

When I was mulling over ideas for Advent blogs, I read a lot about Advent wreaths. They have been a part of many church services I’ve attended, and we have a simple one at home. The common theme for the four weeks is joy, peace, hope, and love. This week we will look at the …

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Faith and Forgiveness

   Where in the Bible are the words “Your faith has saved you”?  There are quite a few accounts of Jesus speaking those words, however, the first one I found struck a chord. You will find this teaching of faith and forgiveness in Luke 7:36-50 and it contrasts the attitudes towards Jesus by a “sinful” …

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Building Your Life on the Solid Rock

 I was recently reminded of the verses about building your life on the solid rock or “sinking sand.” Building our lives on the solid rock foundation of Jesus allows us to weather the storms of life. We find Jesus speaking about building your life on the solid rock in Matthew 7:24-27.

Trusting In The Lord

When I write blog posts, I always find myself trusting in the Lord for inspiration.  I found this shell in Haleakala Park Headquarters on the island of Maui. It’s a remote little building set at 7000 feet above sea level. The shell had been placed on a table in plain sight but tucked behind another …

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The Narrow Gate

I recently found this index card in my bible.  I’m not sure why I wrote it out. It’s stained, torn, and wrinkled. It must have had a great impact on me at some point. I decided to revisit the scripture and see what I found. The bible verse it references is Matthew 7:13-14 and reads …

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