A devotional thought for summer. ** ‘And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.’ Philippians 2:8 New American Standard Bible When my kids were small, I took them to swim lessons. Trained instructors demonstrated how to perform each stroke.... Continue Reading →
Friendship to Go!
And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping and said to Peter, “So you men could not keep watch with Me for one hour?” (Matthew 26:40) If there had been coffee shops during Jesus’ time, I’m convinced He would have taken one look at the sleepy faces of Peter, James, and John at... Continue Reading →
Christian Devotion — In the Midst of Fear
I wrote this devotion after reading a diary kept by a friend during a hiking trip to Europe. From that same diary I wrote two other stories – both religious -- about Sharon’s thoughts and feelings during her travels. All were published with her permission and I gave her copies of the published articles. I hope this blesses... Continue Reading →
What’s In Your Bag?
"…Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. Luke 12:33 ** It scared the wits out of me for years. ”They knock your feet right out from under you,” said one friend. “Don’t walk in alone,” advised... Continue Reading →
Pie Crust Promises
For His lovingkindness is great toward us, And the truth of the LORD is everlasting. Praise]the LORD! Psalm 117: 2 Many of us will eat pie for Thanksgiving this year. This devo features not just the pie but pie crust. Please remember to thank God for everything in your life, even the difficult parts. I’m... Continue Reading →
"Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies." Psalm 8:2 Our family had trekked around San Francisco for five days and my legs felt like lead. My husband was tired too, but he had wanted us to hike Muir Woods before going home. Our 11- and 13-year-olds... Continue Reading →
Small Churches Offer Opportunities to Love Jesus
Climbing big steps to enter a brick building through heavy wooden doors may not sound like something a five-year-old would enjoy, but I couldn’t wait to go inside! My Sunday school teacher, Miss Winnie, had big teeth, lots of white hair, and a funny voice that sounded like she spoke through a... Continue Reading →
God’s Law of Attraction Fulfills Its Promises
In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. Psalm 5:3 A few years ago, I read a book that purported to explain how successful people attained wealth, health, and happiness. The book said the Law of Attraction had enabled people for... Continue Reading →
Child-like Praise Pleases God
Today's devotional thought is in honor of my daughter Lindsay who had a birthday this week. She's a wonderful daughter and has taught us so much. We could not be prouder of her. Happy birthday, Lindsay! ** 'Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies' Ps 8:2... Continue Reading →
Are You Bold Enough to Reach Out for God?
‘Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.’ (Philippians 2:4, New American Standard Bible) Paul gripped the jail cell’s window bars and looked outside despairingly. He hadn’t meant to get caught selling cocaine. Now he was in prison for who knows how long. He had been... Continue Reading →