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Are You the Answer to Someone’s Prayer? by Karen Witemeyer

Posted by on Jun 1, 2014 in Author Devotions, Blog | 8 comments

Are You the Answer to Someone’s Prayer? by Karen Witemeyer

One evening when my daughter was about 7 or 8 years old, it was her turn to say the prayer at the dinner table. We all held hands and I found myself smiling as she thanked God for the food, for our family, for the day we’d had. The prayer followed her typical pattern until she reached the end. Suddenly she veered off course. “And dear Lord, please let someone get me a drink, because I don’t have one. In Jesus’ name, amen.” Startled, I opened my eyes and scanned the table. Sure enough, everyone had a drink at...

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That’s My Girl by Cindy Sproles

Posted by on May 4, 2014 in Author Devotions, Blog | 0 comments

That’s My Girl by Cindy Sproles

The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. -Zephaniah 3:17 ESV   “That’s my girl!” he said. “That’s doing it the way I taught you. Make that last step. Come on. You can do it. Come on!” He balled his fists and pulled them close to his chest, then glanced at his daughter and smiled. “Just watch. She can do this. I’ve taught her well. She’s taken that first step and now she’s ready. Pull up a chair. Sit. I...

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Flying Lessons by Lisa Wingate

Posted by on Apr 27, 2014 in Author Devotions, Blog | 0 comments

Flying Lessons by Lisa Wingate

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. – Ecclesiastes 3:11 I saw the first moths of spring last night. It’s hard to believe it’s that time of the year already. There’s a story of death and rebirth that seems fitting now, when the dead and the dormant slowly press from the soil and burst forth in new forms. Someone told me the story when I was little. Among dusty childhood memories there is one of a weathered hand showing me a...

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Following Laws or Leaders by Mary Ellis

Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in Author Devotions, Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Following Laws or Leaders by Mary Ellis

So don’t boast about following a particular human leader. For everything belong to you—whether Paul or Apollos or Peter, or the world, or life and death, or the present and the future. Everything belongs to you, and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God. —1 Corinthians 3: 21-23 Offhand, I don’t recall ever reading the above passage in Scripture, but the pastor used it during his sermon this past Sunday. It’s not a passage that would stick with a person since we humans love to join different groups and affiliations.As America...

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And Then I Was Chosen by Jenifer Jernigan

Posted by on Mar 30, 2014 in Author Devotions, Blog, Featured | 0 comments

And Then I Was Chosen by Jenifer Jernigan

We stood in a circle on the playground, nervously laughing, chatting, and looking over our shoulders. The boys stood, bowed up like a flock of banty roosters, strutting their masculine sixth grade stuff and talking among themselves. We knew exactly what they were deliberating. Ben, taller than the rest and with dark-brown hair and sky-blue eyes, the most popular boy in the sixth grade, the one all the girls wanted to “go with,” kept looking at me. I wanted so badly for him to choose me, but I was still fairly new to this school, and my...

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Embrace Your Moments, Let Them Color Your Life

Posted by on Mar 16, 2014 in Author Devotions, Blog, Featured | 4 comments

Embrace Your Moments, Let Them Color Your Life

All through our life, we can’t wait to be older.  Grade schoolers want to stay up late and watch TV.  Adolescents want to be old enough to drive.  Teen-agers want to graduate and get away from home.  Young folks want to build a life of their own.  Middle-aged persons want a better job, more money, better possessions. As we get near the magic age of Social Security and Medicare, we want to retire.  We’re always looking forward, anxious to get to the next stage. Nevertheless, there are times when we want to go back, not forward. ...

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God Never Changes, Because He Doesn’t Need To

Posted by on Mar 9, 2014 in Author Devotions, Blog | 0 comments

God Never Changes, Because He Doesn’t Need To

In pre-Socratic philosophy, the 6th-century thinker, Heraclitus, made the following statement: “The only thing that is permanent in the universe is change.” There is no certainty in the economy, our employment, or our health. In life, it appears that only change is inevitable. The Changeless One The nature of God, on the other hand, is quite different from our lives. He is constant and immutable. In Numbers 23, God said: “God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent; has He said, and will He not do it? Or has...

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