Category Archives: Devotional

Running the Race

This Saturday is our local 5K.  I’m not a very athletic person. I’m one of those people that if you see me running, then you better run too because something is after me!  Last year was my first time participating in the race, and my goal was simple: don’t die and don’t finish last.  That’s […]

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God Created Community

As women, we often feel alone.  We grow weary, frazzled, and frustrated, thinking that no one will understand or care to help carry our burdens.  All too often we believe those lies brought on by self-doubt.  Yet, God showed his love for us by creating community.   As a woman, I have found hope and […]

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Put Your Sandwich Down!

My precocious granddaughter, Campbell, is almost 4 years old.  She has recently begun to pray more specific prayers, sweetly naming all the things she’s thankful for at that moment.  Recently she wanted to say the blessing at lunch.  Her brother had already picked up his sandwich, ready to take a bite as soon as the […]

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Waiting on the Lord

A baby! I can’t believe we’re having a baby! This little surprise came to us right in the middle of moving homes and jobs! The Lord’s timing is impeccable, that’s for sure! Although He has chosen to bless us with this little one at this exact moment does not mean that we didn’t do some […]

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Who is God?

In my small group today we were talking about different attributes of God.  How do I see God and who is He to me?  In the Old Testament, the Israelites only referred to God by his characteristics… Yaweh-Lord Jehovah Jireh-Provider Elohim-Creator ….And so many more. Our group mentioned traits like God is love, just, faithful, […]

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Standing Out

“Why blend in when I was born to stand out?” The actor’s words cut deeply.  Isn’t it just like God to use a line from a movie to mold your heart!?! How often have I blended? Too often.  When someone treats another wrongly, and I failed to speak up. Blended. When I know that someone is […]

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A Double Blessing

On Mother’s Day, our family was excited to announce to our church family that we were being obedient to God’s calling on our life as we moved to bring a baby home through adoption. The support we received from everyone humbled us but gave us strength in our new journey. The very next day, I […]

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All of the If’s, And’s, and Then’s

Nehemiah 1:1-11 It was late autumn; Nehemiah was at the fortress of Susa. His brother Hanani along with some others came to visit him. They had just come from Judah so Nehemiah asked them how things were going in Jerusalem. They said to him, “Things are not going well for those who returned to the […]

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Choosing Perfect Peace

Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me? Psalm 43:5a, NASB Have you all recently heard the Casting Crowns song, “Oh my soul”? The song is so beautiful and so biblical. Why are we distressed? Our fear will have to face the God we know and He will […]

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Giving Glory to God

Glory, Glory, Hallelujah! Think of a time when something great has happened, or you’ve accomplished an impossible task. Did you pat your back and say, “Go me! I just did this great thing! I did it all by myself!”? I have done this more times than I can count. I love to take the credit […]

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