Category: Devos

Pink Paper

Pink Paper

“At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a child, whom he put among them, and said, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 18:1-3 One evening, I was…

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O, How They Grow

O, How They Grow

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:” – Ecclesiastes 3:1 “They grow up so fast.” At least that is what “they” say. Not sure exactly who “they” are, but “they” are right. It seems like only yesterday Bri and I were panicking over the thought that the hospital…

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Beat the Heat

Beat the Heat

“The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade at your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.” – Psalm 121:5-6      I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to laugh or cry as we read the above verses last week from Psalm 121. It is my earnest…

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Lions, and Tigers, and Bears

Lions, and Tigers, and Bears

“Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary, the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. Resist him, steadfast in your faith, for you know that your brothers and sisters in all the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering.” 1 Peter 5:8-9       Obsession is, I think, something we…

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Weary

Weary

“But those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31 We all feel weary from time to time. It seems that every part of our lives can become monotonous, wearisome.…

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Clutter

Clutter

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”…

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No More Nets

No More Nets

“And he [Jesus] said to them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.’ Immediately they left their nets and followed him.” – Matthew 4:19-20       Imagine just how different our world would be if the disciple’s response to Jesus’ call to follow looked more like this: Immediately they went back…

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

“You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against any of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.” – Leviticus 19:18 Last Monday night at our Neighborhood Watch meeting, something happened that had the whole room in shock. A woman stood up in front of a room full of…

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For My Sisters

For My Sisters

“I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she is to keep silent.” I Timothy 2:12 A couple of months ago my wife, Bri, and I began discussing what we were going to preach for the summer. Sometimes we like to choose a large topic and pick it apart over…

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