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Engraved on His Hands
11/16/2018

See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands. Isaiah 49:16 In Charles Spurgeon's many years ... More >>
 

Terrible and Beautiful Things
11/15/2018

Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn. Psalm 57:8 Fear can leave us frozen ... More >>
 

Keep Me From Wrath
11/14/2018

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath. Psalm 37:8 I have a friend whose note cards are imprinted wi ... More >>
 

The One Who Understands
11/13/2018

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. John 1:14 John Babler is the chaplain for t ... More >>
 

Comfort Shared
11/12/2018

Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you. John 20:21 "God sent you to me to ... More >>
 

The Silent Pen
11/11/2018

The fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. James 3:18 Former US Preside ... More >>
 

An Alternative to Anger
11/10/2018

It is to one's honor to avoid strife. Proverbs 20:3 One morning in Perth, Australia, Fionn Mulhol ... More >>
 

Think Before You Speak
11/9/2018

Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips. Psalm 141:3 Cheung was upse ... More >>
 

Anger Management
11/8/2018

In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry. Ephesians 4:26 As ... More >>
 

Give Thanks
11/7/2018

In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:1 ... More >>
 

Game of Thanks
11/6/2018

Whatever you do, . . . do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father thr ... More >>
 

Harvest and Thanksgiving
11/5/2018

Celebrate the Festival of Harvest with the firstfruits of the crops you sow in your field. Exodus 2 ... More >>
 

Catching Foxes
11/4/2018

Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards. Song of Solomon 2:15 While talk ... More >>
 

Compassion Fatigue
11/3/2018

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sh ... More >>
 

Quieting the Critic
11/2/2018

Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a mul ... More >>
 

Listening to Your Brother
11/1/2018

Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multi ... More >>
 

Agreeing to Disagree
10/31/2018

Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace. Romans 14:19 I remember hearing my ... More >>
 

Getting a Grip on Gratitude
10/30/2018

Would they have enough if all the fish in the sea were caught for them? Numbers 11:22 The years o ... More >>
 

Your Way, Not Mine
10/29/2018

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 Kamil ... More >>
 

Unexpected Kindness
10/28/2018

For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works. Ephesians 2:10 My friend wa ... More >>
 

The Great Crescendo
10/27/2018

The Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 1 John 4:14 My parents taught me to lo ... More >>
 

Where is Peace?
10/26/2018

We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1 "Do you still hope for peace?" a ... More >>
 

Where Sinners Go
10/25/2018

God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. — ... More >>
 

Fully Equipped
10/24/2018

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God . . . that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly ... More >>
 

What Is That To You?
10/23/2018

What is that to you? You follow Me. —John 21:22 When you attend a children's choir concert, you'r ... More >>
 

Time Out
10/22/2018

Then, having fasted and prayed, and laid hands on them, they sent them away. —Acts 13:3 El Bulli ... More >>
 

Help Yourself
10/21/2018

Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God. —Psalm 146:5 ... More >>
 

Getting Along
10/20/2018

Fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love. —Philippians 2:2 I love being with peo ... More >>
 

T-Ball Faith
10/19/2018

The joy of the Lord is your strength. —Nehemiah 8:10 Whoever dreamed up T-ball is a genius: Every ... More >>
 

The Good Life
10/18/2018

It is good for me to draw near to God. —Psalm 73:28 Beauty, wealth, power, love, marriage, and pl ... More >>
 

Toxic Company
10/17/2018

"God's righteousness doesn't grow from human anger. So throw all spoiled virtue and cancerous evil ... More >>
 

Dangerous Places
10/16/2018

"Do not judge so that you will not be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by ... More >>
 

What is Love?
10/15/2018

"Live a life of love." Ephesians 5:2 "I'm not afraid anymore," Kevin declared as he bounded triu ... More >>
 

Trust and Obey
10/14/2018

Now the gates of Jericho were securely barred because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one ... More >>
 

The Believer's Valley Experiences
10/13/2018

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me besi ... More >>
 

Be Generous Because God Is Generous
10/12/2018

"As a result of your ministry, they will give glory to God. For your generosity to them and to all ... More >>
 

Fill Your Mind with Biblical Truth
10/11/2018

"A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash" Proverbs 15:14. If you wan ... More >>
 

To Become Wise, Spend Time With Wise People
10/10/2018

"Spend time with the wise and you will become wise, but the friends of fools will suffer" Proverbs ... More >>
 

Wise People Ask Questions and Then They Listen
10/9/2018

"People's thoughts can be like a deep well, but someone with understanding can find the wisdom ther ... More >>
 

Pray for Boldness, Not Just Protection
10/8/2018

Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. ... More >>
 

Encouragement
10/7/2018

Looking for that blessed hope . . . Titus 2:13 One of the best ways to get rid of discouragement ... More >>
 

Choose Faith over Fear
10/6/2018

"By faith [Moses] left Egypt, not fearing the king's anger; he persevered because he saw him who is ... More >>
 

Remember, You're Not Home Yet
10/5/2018

"For we fix our attention, not on things that are seen, but on things that are unseen. What can be ... More >>
 

Scattering Seeds
10/4/2018

The seed falling on good soil . . . produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what ... More >>
 

An Encounter with Stones
10/3/2018

He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities. Isaiah 53:5 After centu ... More >>
 

How Much More
10/2/2018

If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will ... More >>
 

Helicopter Seeds
10/1/2018

Unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it die ... More >>
 

Unlocking a Mystery
9/30/2018

This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel. Ephesians 3:6 ... More >>
 

Gleaning the Fields
9/29/2018

Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, "Let me go to the fields and pick up the leftover grain behind anyo ... More >>
 

Asking God First
9/28/2018

Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 Early in our ... More >>
 

When We're Weary
9/27/2018

Let us not become weary in doing good. Galatians 6:9 Sometimes trying to do the right thing can b ... More >>
 

It's Not About the Fish
9/26/2018

When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented. Jonah 3:10 Sigh ... More >>
 

Many Beautiful Things
9/25/2018

She has done a beautiful thing to me. Mark 14:6 Just before her death, artist and missionary Lili ... More >>
 

Walking God's Way
9/24/2018

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This ... More >>
 

Listening to Your Brothers
9/23/2018

Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multi ... More >>
 

The Blessing of Encouragers
9/22/2018

But Barnabas took [Saul] and brought him to the apostles. Acts 9:27 The 2010 movie The King's Spe ... More >>
 

Unexpected Ways
9/21/2018

Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.John 14:9 In 1986, five-year-old Levan Merritt fell tw ... More >>
 

Where to Find Hope
9/20/2018

And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through t ... More >>
 

A Fitting Time
9/19/2018

He has made everything beautiful in its time. Ecclesiastes 3:11 Yesterday I purchased an airline ... More >>
 

Engraved on His Hands
9/18/2018

See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands. Isaiah 49:16 In Charles Spurgeon's many years ... More >>
 

Legacies of Love
9/17/2018

Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in he ... More >>
 

The Right Way to Pray
9/16/2018

When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Matthew 6: ... More >>
 

Good for You?
9/15/2018

You are good, and what you do is good; teach me your decrees. Psalm 119:68 Because I like dark ch ... More >>
 

The Ultimate Satisfaction
9/14/2018

Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Is ... More >>
 

What's in a Name?
9/13/2018

She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. Matthew 1:21 "Gip" Hardin, ... More >>
 

Is There Wi-Fi?
9/12/2018

A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash. Proverbs 15:14 As I was pr ... More >>
 

He Knows Our Names
9/11/2018

Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. Isaiah 43:1 Duri ... More >>
 

How to Stand Firm
9/10/2018

To him who is able to keep you from stumbling. Jude 1:24 It was a cold, icy winter's day, and my ... More >>
 

They Smelled Like Christ
9/9/2018

For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved. 2 Corinthians 2:15 ... More >>
 

Strength for Your Journey
9/8/2018

The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread ... More >>
 

Officer Miglio's Heart
9/7/2018

See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven al ... More >>
 

The Forgiven Should Forgive
9/7/2018

"Make allowance for each other's faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord for ... More >>
 

Call for Help
9/6/2018

Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Acts 2:21 After five deaths and fifty-o ... More >>
 

The House on the Rock
9/5/2018

When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. ... More >>
 

You Love Me?
9/4/2018

How have you loved us? Malachi 1:2 As a teenager, I went through the typical season of rebellion ... More >>
 

Watch the Conductor
9/4/2018

Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and ... More >>
 

Learning to Trust
9/3/2018

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who ... More >>
 

Religious or Following Jesus?
9/2/2018

"Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king ... he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel; he ... More >>
 

10 Powerful Things God Says About You
9/1/2018

START BELIEVING WHO GOD SAYS YOU ARE Even if you don't believe in yourself, there is Someone grea ... More >>
 

The Light of the World
8/31/2018

Does it seem important to you that Christ calls us what He called Himself? "I am the Light of the w ... More >>
 

What's Your Motive?
8/30/2018

During my days in seminary, I formed a habit that helped me immensely throughout life. I had my art ... More >>
 

Being a Servant is Unannounced
8/29/2018

As Jesus prepared to wash His disciples' feet, He never said, "Men, I am now going to demonstrate s ... More >>
 

We Would See Jesus
8/28/2018

They came to Philip . . . with a request. "Sir," they said, "we would like to see Jesus." John 12:2 ... More >>
 

Generous Givers
8/27/2018

Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand. 1 Chronicles 29:14 ... More >>
 

In Progress or Completed?
8/26/2018

For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy. Hebrews 10:14 It' ... More >>
 

Help from Heaven
8/25/2018

Surely the Lord was fighting for Israel!Joshua 10:14 SOS, the Morse code signal, was created in 1 ... More >>
 

The Gift of Time
8/24/2018

A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25 I head ... More >>
 

Riding the Rapids
8/23/2018

When you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. Isaiah 43:2 The rafting guide esc ... More >>
 

The Lord Speaks
8/22/2018

Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him? Job 40:2 We can find nearly every argume ... More >>
 

Heart Hunger
8/21/2018

I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will n ... More >>
 

Living Out Loud
8/20/2018

In your hearts revere Christ as Lord. 1 Peter 3:15 While staying at a hotel in Austin, Texas, I n ... More >>
 

What is God Like?
8/19/2018

The Son is . . . the exact representation of [God's] being. Hebrews 1:3 To celebrate a special oc ... More >>
 

Love Without Limits
8/18/2018

The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made. Psalm 145:9 A wise friend advised ... More >>
 

Healing Flood
8/17/2018

He turned the desert into pools of water and the parched ground into flowing springs. Psalm 107:35 ... More >>
 

Radical Love
8/16/2018

When you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind. Luke 14:13 Just one ... More >>
 

To My Dear Friend
8/15/2018

The elder, to my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in the truth. 3 John 1 What the apostle John did ... More >>
 

Saying Grace
8/14/2018

Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to ... More >>
 

Every Moment Matters
8/13/2018

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21 When I met Ada, she had outlive ... More >>
 

Impaired Judgment
8/12/2018

Do not judge, or you too will be judged. Matthew 7:1 I've been quick to judge anyone I saw walkin ... More >>
 

Blessing in the Mess
8/11/2018

He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Phili ... More >>
 

The Habit of Having No Habits
8/10/2018

If these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful... —2 Peter 1:8 W ... More >>
 

Christ Who Strengthens Me
8/9/2018

Usually when we see or hear this verse quoted, it's in a context where people are implying that t ... More >>
 

The Bible - Our Standard of Morality
8/8/2018

It doesn't take an Einstein to understand that the world we live in is characterized by immoral ... More >>
 

Nothing but the Truth
8/7/2018

There are so many outcries about the truth being unacceptable, yet very often people will claim ... More >>
 

Whom Do You Fear
8/6/2018

"And I say to you my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have ... More >>
 

Is It Right?
8/5/2018

"Who is wise? Let him understand these things. Who is prudent? Let him know them. For the ways ... More >>
 

He Restores My Soul
8/4/2018

"He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name's sake." (Psalms 23:3) H ... More >>
 

Who Among The
8/3/2018

Who Among the "gods" is Like You "Who among the gods is like you, LORD? Who is like you—majestic ... More >>
 

Overconfident
8/3/2018

"Though the army of the Syrians had come with few men, the Lord delivered into their hand a very gr ... More >>
 

Becoming More Fruitful
8/3/2018

"'Now go out where it is deeper and let down your nets, and you will catch many fish.' 'Master,' Si ... More >>
 

Oh! What a God
8/2/2018

"Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judg ... More >>
 

The Battle Is The Lord's
8/1/2018

And he said, "Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! ... More >>
 

Opening Our Spiritual Eyes
7/31/2018

"And Elisha prayed, 'O Lord, open his eyes so he may see.' Then the Lord opened the servant's ey ... More >>
 

Abiding in God's Presence
7/30/2018

And it came to pass, when Moses entered the tabernacle, that the pillar of cloud descended and ... More >>
 

When Jesus Comes In
7/29/2018

"But then what benefit (return) did you get from the things of which you are now ashamed? [None] ... More >>
 

How Far Is It To Church
7/28/2018

The story is told of a minister who went to visit a family that rarely attended services after a re ... More >>
 

Are You Wrestling With God?
7/27/2018

(Genesis 32:24-30) Then Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled with him until the breaking ... More >>
 

Just Wait!
7/26/2018

Exodus 24:15-18: Then Moses went up into the mountain, and a cloud covered the mountain. The gl ... More >>
 

As Advertised
7/25/2018

In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33 During ... More >>
 

IT is Amazing!
7/24/2018

Let the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen and Amen. Psalm 72:19 In our natural state, w ... More >>
 

The Water Brooks of God
7/23/2018

As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for Go ... More >>
 

Closed Doors
7/22/2018

"For the vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end [fulfilment]; it will no ... More >>
 

A Message From The Stick Insect
7/21/2018

"Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, super ... More >>
 

The Eye is a Lamp
7/20/2018

Often you can tell whether there is 'light' or 'darkness', 'life' or 'death' within someone whe ... More >>
 

Seek Victory by the Power of His Spirit
7/19/2018

Judges 4:5-6 Then Samson went down to Timnah with his father and mother, and came as far as t ... More >>
 

It's Story Time
7/18/2018

Matthew 13:34-35 Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anyth ... More >>
 

You Are His Masterpiece
7/17/2018

Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prep ... More >>
 

Focus on Eternity
7/16/2018

"...If then you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from ... More >>
 

The Power of Forgiveness
7/15/2018

"...For if you forgive people their trespasses [their reckless and willful sins, leaving them, lett ... More >>
 

Do You Want a Greater Treasure?
7/14/2018

Matthew 5:45 That you may be the children of your Father who is in heaven: for He makes His su ... More >>
 

Speak An Encouraging Word
7/13/2018

"...Therefore encourage (admonish, exhort) one another and edify (strengthen and build up) ... More >>
 

How Little Are You?
7/12/2018

Matthew 18:4 Whoever therefore humbles himself as this little child, the same is the greates ... More >>
 

Run the Race - Ignore the Hecklers!
7/11/2018

1 Corinthians 9:24-27: Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets th ... More >>
 

"Lovable!"
7/10/2018

I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. Jeremiah 31:3 ... More >>
 

Our Comforter The Holy Spirit
7/9/2018

"...And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counsellor, Helper, ... More >>
 

Where Is Our Mission Field
7/8/2018

"...Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest is indeed plentiful, but the laborers are f ... More >>
 

God's Guidance
7/7/2018

"...Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths. Guide me in Your truth and faithfulness and ... More >>
 

Freely Received - Freely Give
7/6/2018

"...Freely (without pay) you have received, freely (without charge) give..." - Matthew 10: 8b ( ... More >>
 

The Way to Treat Others
7/5/2018

Phillip translates this passage in the following way: "Treat other people exactly as you would like ... More >>
 

Follow Instructions
7/4/2018

Jeremiah 17:5 This is what the LORD says: "Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws str ... More >>
 

Stand Strong
7/3/2018

Luke 8:15 - But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear th ... More >>
 

Purpose in Life
7/2/2018

"...Many plans are in a man's mind, but it is the Lord's purpose for him that will stand.. ... More >>
 

The Widow's Offering
7/1/2018

Lillie showed up for her job as a greeter at Walmart just like every other day. A petite lady with ... More >>
 

Focus on The Man
6/30/2018

We can imagine that on "the judgment of the great day" (Jude 6), there will be many excuses. ... More >>
 

Ordering Our Lives
6/29/2018

"Only let us hold true to what we have already attained and walk and order our lives by that." ~ Ph ... More >>
 

Foot Washing
6/28/2018

John 13:7-8 Jesus answered and said to him, "What I do you do not realize now, but you shall un ... More >>
 

Believing in Jesus Matters
6/27/2018

Believing on Jesus as your Lord and Savior is the thing that matters most in this life. There ... More >>
 

The Parable of the Chief Seats
6/26/2018

Jesus went to the house of a prominent or influential Pharisee (Luke 14:1) to eat and while th ... More >>
 

The Parable of the Soils
6/25/2018

The first of the seven parables in Matthew 13 is about a sower and soil. The story is drawn fro ... More >>
 

The Parable of The Rich Fool
6/24/2018

Jesus had been teaching on some very important matters such as being aware of the hypocrisy o ... More >>
 

The Parable of the Fig Tree
6/23/2018

Jesus delivered this message as He "sat on the Mount of Olives" near Jerusalem. The disciple ... More >>
 

The Parable of The Wicked Husbandmen
6/22/2018

This parable appears in (Matthew 21:33-45; Mark 12:1-12; Luke 20:9-19) Jesus had pointed out th ... More >>
 

The Parable of The Unjust Steward
6/21/2018

The purpose of this parable is to emphasize stewardship and that we must be faithful in the dis ... More >>
 

The Parable of The Door to the Sheep
6/20/2018

Jesus described a scene that was familiar to those listening to Him because many were shepherd ... More >>
 

The Parable of The Mustard Seed
6/19/2018

"The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. 32 Th ... More >>
 

The Parable of The Unforgiving Servant
6/18/2018

(Matthew 18:21-35) This beautiful parable was occasioned by Peter asking the question, "Lord, ho ... More >>
 

The Parable About the Prodigal Son
6/17/2018

Luke 15:25-32: In this parable, most of the attention is given to the prodigal son and his retur ... More >>
 

Why We Study The Bible
6/16/2018

Henry Ward Beecher said, "The BIBLE is God's chart for you to steer by, to keep you from the bottom ... More >>
 

He Who Would Love Life
6/15/2018

"He, who would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips ... More >>
 

Life Has Its Tests
6/14/2018

"...Beloved, do not be amazed and bewildered at the fiery ordeal which is taking place to t ... More >>
 

Attaining Steadfastness and Patience
6/13/2018

"Because of this, since the day we heard about you, we have continued praying for you, asking God t ... More >>
 

Prepare For the Battle
6/12/2018

"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, ... More >>
 

Be Ready for Conflict
6/11/2018

"Keep your mind clear, and be alert. Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roarin ... More >>
 

What Matters
6/10/2018

Therefore, do not allow what you consider as good to be spoken of as evil. For the kingdom of G ... More >>
 

He Leads Me Beside Quiet Waters
6/9/2018

"He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters" (Psalms 23:2) Do yo ... More >>
 

He Restores My Soul
6/8/2018

"He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name's sake" (Psalms 23:3) ... More >>
 

When Impossibilities Become Possibilities
6/7/2018

Matthew 19:23-26 No matter how impossible we see the situation we're in, or how hopeless an ... More >>
 

I Can Do All Things
6/6/2018

"I can do all this through him who gives me strength". (Philippians 4:13) Usually when we see ... More >>
 

Fruit Checking
6/5/2018

"Be careful of false prophets. They come to you and look {gentle} like sheep. But they are real ... More >>
 

Away from Me!
6/4/2018

"Not every person that says that I am his Lord will enter the kingdom of heaven. The only peopl ... More >>
 

Do It!
6/3/2018

"Every person that hears these things I say and obeys is like a wise man. The wise man built h ... More >>
 

Bottom Line
6/2/2018

When Jesus finished saying these things, the people were amazed at his teaching. Jesus did not ... More >>
 

Stop!
6/1/2018

Be still, and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10 My friend and I sat in the sand, near the ever-rhyt ... More >>
 

Interrupted Fellowship
5/31/2018

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?Matthew 27:46 The loud, sorrowful cry pierced the dark a ... More >>
 

When Words Fail
5/30/2018

May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you. Psalm 33:22 Not long ag ... More >>
 

Gazing at the Horizon
5/29/2018

We are looking for the city that is to come.Hebrews 13:14 Almost as soon as the ferryboat started ... More >>
 

The Last Call
5/28/2018

How the mighty have fallen! 2 Samuel 1:27 After serving his country for two decades as a helicopt ... More >>
 

God with Skin On
5/27/2018

Share with the Lord's people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Romans 12:13 My husband left ... More >>
 

Nobody Likes Me
5/26/2018

No one is concerned for me. I have no refuge; no one cares for my life. Psalm 142:4 As a child, w ... More >>
 

Accidental Wisdom
5/25/2018

Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whate ... More >>
 

Tossing and Turning
5/24/2018

In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8 What ... More >>
 

The Babushka Lady
5/23/2018

Let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messi ... More >>
 

Up a Tree
5/22/2018

In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me. Jonah 2:2 My mother discovered my kitten ... More >>
 

A Prayer of Forgiveness
5/21/2018

Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mis ... More >>
 

A New Community
5/20/2018

All the believers were together and had everything in common. Acts 2:44 My friend Carrie's five-y ... More >>
 

Even If
5/19/2018

The God we serve is able to deliver us from [the fire] . . . . But even if he does not, we want you ... More >>
 

Overflowing
5/18/2018

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him. Romans 15:13 "No! No! No ... More >>
 

Praising God's Goodness
5/17/2018

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever. Psalm 136:1 Someone in our Bib ... More >>
 

Free to Follow
5/16/2018

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find res ... More >>
 

God at Work
5/15/2018

May he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ. Hebrews 13:21 "How have you seen ... More >>
 

Not What It Seems
5/14/2018

Do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God. 1 John 4:1 "L ... More >>
 

Treasures in Heaven
5/13/2018

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21 When I was growing up, my ... More >>
 

Take the Time
5/12/2018

Come down immediately. I must stay at your house today. Luke 19:5 Rima, a Syrian woman who had re ... More >>
 

Persevering with Peace
5/11/2018

I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me. Psalm 3:5 As I continue trustin ... More >>
 

The Land of Far Distances
5/10/2018

Your eyes will see the king in his beauty and view a land that stretches afar. Isaiah 33:17 Amy C ... More >>
 

The Point of No Return
5/9/2018

The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body. ... More >>
 

The Fingerprint of God
5/8/2018

For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance ... More >>
 

Not Enough?
5/7/2018

Do not forget to do good and to share with others. Hebrews 13:16 On the way home from church, my ... More >>
 

Covering David
5/6/2018

During their 1987 Joshua Tree tour, the band U2 closed their shows with "40," their take on David's ... More >>
 

Standing on the Promises
5/5/2018

Ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. John 15:7 My friend's brother (when they were ... More >>
 

Precious to God
5/4/2018

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 1 John 4:11 His name was ... More >>
 

A Change in Perspective
5/3/2018

It troubled me deeply till I entered the sanctuary of God. Psalm 73:16--17 My hometown had experi ... More >>
 

Longing for God
5/2/2018

My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Psalm 84:2 One day my daughter was visiting wit ... More >>
 

Waiting in Anticipation
5/1/2018

I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morn ... More >>
 

Breaking the Chains
4/30/2018

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins. Ephesians 1:7 We found our ... More >>
 

Knowing and Loving
4/29/2018

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. John 10:27 "Jesus loves me, this I ... More >>
 

On-the-Job Training
4/28/2018

Of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher. 2 Timothy 1:11 When my son' ... More >>
 

Everyday Moments
4/27/2018

A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit. Proverbs 15:13 I piled g ... More >>
 

The Widow's Faith
4/26/2018

The pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. Matthew 6 ... More >>
 

Amnesia
4/25/2018

My understanding returned to me; and I blessed the Most High. Daniel 4:34 Emergency Services in ... More >>
 

The Waiting Place
4/24/2018

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him. Psalm 37:7 "Waiting for the fish to bite or ... More >>
 

The Secret of Peace
4/23/2018

The Lord of peace himself give you peace. 2 Thessalonians 3:16 Grace is a very special lady. One ... More >>
 

God in the Details
4/22/2018

The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made. Psalm 145:9 When my "chocolate" La ... More >>
 

Giving the Gift of Prayer
4/21/2018

You help us by your prayers. 2 Corinthians 1:11 "I didn't realize what a gift prayer was until my ... More >>
 

The Art of Forgiveness
4/20/2018

While he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ra ... More >>
 

Refined Faith
4/19/2018

So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a ... More >>
 

Judging Origins
4/18/2018

The Spirit of the Lord came on Jephthah. Judges 11:29 "Where are you from?" We often use that que ... More >>
 

Learning to Know God
4/17/2018

But he said to them, "It is I; don't be afraid." John 6:20 For as long as I can remember, I've wa ... More >>
 

Just a Second
4/16/2018

Scientists are pretty fussy about time. At the end of 2016, the folks at Goddard Space Flight Cente ... More >>
 

Reason to Sing
4/15/2018

Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things. Psalm 98:1 When I was thirteen, my ... More >>
 

Into Our Storms
4/14/2018

He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, "Quiet! Be still!" Then the wind died down and i ... More >>
 

When One Hurts - All Hurt
4/13/2018

If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with i ... More >>
 

Faith - Hope - Love
4/12/2018

We always thank God for all of you. 1 Thessalonians 1:2 For ten years, my Aunt Kathy cared for he ... More >>
 

How Long
4/11/2018

How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? Psalm 13:1 ... More >>
 

The Accuser
4/10/2018

Satan wants to play with your heart like it's a sport. When you're about to sin, he aggressively de ... More >>
 

The Destroyer
4/9/2018

When the devil knocks, you don't always hear it. Right? He'd rather sneak in an open d ... More >>
 

The Doctor
4/8/2018

Imagine you're at the doctor because you don't feel well, and this time it seems serious. Your doct ... More >>
 

The Deceiver
4/7/2018

When you eat out at a restaurant, you get a little piece of paper as proof you receive ... More >>
 

Dealing With Pain
4/6/2018

Our tears and pain were never part of God's original plan for us, nor will they be part of eternity ... More >>
 

The Truth About Forgiveness
4/5/2018

As Peter shared the gospel with Cornelius and Cornelius' relatives and close friends, ... More >>
 

Forgiveness Brings Freedom
4/4/2018

A recurring theme in Solomon's prayer of dedication for the temple is forgiveness. He ... More >>
 

The Surprise of Forgiveness
4/3/2018

Moses was an advocate for mercy for Miriam. He asked God to heal her, even though she had turned ag ... More >>
 

Our Treatment of Others Affects How We Live
4/2/2018

How we treat others will affect our own lives as well. Joseph had every reason to be bitter and ang ... More >>
 

Forgiveness Doesn't Allow Abuse
4/1/2018

Joseph's own brothers had attacked him, thrown him into a cistern and sold him into slave ... More >>
 

How Forgiveness Frees Us
3/31/2018

The last time they had seen each other, Esau was plotting to murder his brother, Jacob (G ... More >>
 

Union and Communion
3/30/2018

John Owen (1616--1683), is a writer who has thought best and most about communion with Go ... More >>
 

Doldrums
3/29/2018

There is also a nautical term known as the doldrums. The doldrums are an area near the eq ... More >>
 

A Weary World Rejoices
3/28/2018

First, to our paralysis. Union with Christ gives us permission to rest. We don't have to be burdene ... More >>
 

Grace and Demand
3/27/2018

Any conscientious reader of the Bible at some point asks, "How do I reconcile these voices?" Are th ... More >>
 

What is Union with Christ?
3/26/2018

Faith is how union with Christ becomes operative and powerful in your life. Faith is a God-give ... More >>
 

A Reality to Grow Into
3/25/2018

My grandparents both died in recent years. They were married for seventy years. I called ... More >>
 

Mind the Gap
3/24/2018

A skeptical friend once asked me, "If the gospel is supernatural, as you say, then why do ... More >>
 

'Don't Stumble' — Matthew 11:6
3/23/2018

"The person that can accept me is blessed." — Matthew 11:6 KEY THOUGHT: John's question to Jesus ... More >>
 

'Doubt toward Belief' — Matthew 11:2-3
3/22/2018

John the Baptizer was in prison. He heard about the things Christ was doing. So John sent some of h ... More >>
 

'On Task' — Matthew 11:1
3/21/2018

Jesus finished telling these things to his twelve followers. Then Jesus left there and went to the ... More >>
 

'Cup of Water' — Matthew 10:42
3/20/2018

If any person helps one of these little ones because they are my followers, then that person will t ... More >>
 

'Accepting Jesus' — Matthew 10:40-41
3/19/2018

"The person that accepts you also accepts me. And the person that accepts me also accepts the ... More >>
 

'Affirming Faith' — Matthew 9:18-22
3/18/2018

While Jesus was saying these things, a leader of the synagogue came to him. The leader bow ... More >>
 

'Responding to Faith' — Matthew 9:18-19
3/17/2018

While Jesus was saying these things, a leader of the synagogue came to him. The leader bow ... More >>
 

'New Wine' — Matthew 9:16-17
3/16/2018

"When a person sews a patch over a hole on an old coat, he never uses a piece of cloth tha ... More >>
 

'Fasting?' — Matthew 9:14-15
3/15/2018

Then the followers of John came to Jesus. They said to Jesus, "We and the Pharisees fast o ... More >>
 

'Sinners' — Matthew 9:13
3/14/2018

"I will tell you something. Go and learn what it means: 'I don't want animal sacrifices; I ... More >>
 

'Dinner with Sinners' — Matthew 9:10-12
3/13/2018

Jesus ate dinner at Matthew's house. Many tax collectors and other bad people came a ... More >>
 

'Authority' — Matthew 9:9
3/12/2018

When Jesus was leaving, he saw a man named Matthew. Matthew was sitting at his place for c ... More >>
 

'Authority' — Matthew 9:4-8
3/11/2018

Jesus knew they were thinking this. So Jesus said, "Why are you thinking such evil thoughts? ... More >>
 

'True Friends' — Matthew 9:1-3
3/10/2018

Jesus got into a boat and went back across the lake to his own town. Some people brought t ... More >>
 

'Driven Away' — Matthew 8:33-34
3/9/2018

The men that had the work of caring for the pigs ran away. They went into town and told th ... More >>
 

'Destruction and Victory' — Matthew 8:30-32
3/8/2018

Near that place there was a large herd of pigs feeding. The demons begged Jesus, "If you m ... More >>
 

'Those Who Know' — Matthew 8:28-29
3/7/2018

Jesus arrived at the other side of the lake in the country of the Gadarene people. There, ... More >>
 

'What Kind of Man?' — Matthew 8:26-27
3/6/2018

Jesus answered, "Why are you afraid? You don't have enough faith." Then Jesus stood and ga ... More >>
 

'Trust vs. Crisis' — Matthew 8:23-25
3/5/2018

Jesus got into a boat and his followers went with him. After the boat left the shore, a very b ... More >>
 

'The Hard Follow' — Matthew 8:19-22
3/4/2018

Then a teacher of the law came to Jesus and said, "Teacher, I will follow you any place yo ... More >>
 

'Disciple' — Matthew 8:18
3/3/2018

Jesus saw that all the people were around him. So Jesus told his followers to go to the ot ... More >>
 

'Tender Power' — Matthew 8:14-15
3/2/2018

Jesus went to Peter's house. There Jesus saw that Peter's mother-in-law was in bed with a ... More >>
 

'Faith' — Matthew 8:10-13
3/1/2018

When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. Jesus said to those people that were with him, "I te ... More >>
 

'For Those on Earth!' — Matthew 8:5-9
2/28/2018

Jesus went to the city of Capernaum. When Jesus entered the city, an army officer came to him ... More >>
 

'For Those on Earth!'
2/27/2018

Jesus touched the man. Jesus said, "I want to heal you. Be healed!" And immediately the ma ... More >>
 

Something Simple, Something Glorious
2/26/2018

Don't be fooled by the simplicity of this meal, but be reminded that Jesus makes simple ... More >>
 

'The Less Taken Way'
2/25/2018

"Enter through the narrow gate {that opens the way to heaven}. The road that leads to hell ... More >>
 

'The Golden Life'
2/24/2018

"Do to other people the same things you want them to do to you. This is the meaning of the ... More >>
 

'Our Father's Graciousness'
2/23/2018

"Do any of you have a son? If your son asked for bread, would you give him a rock? No! Or if yo ... More >>
 

Ask, Look, Knock
2/22/2018

"Continue to ask, and God will give to you. Continue to search, and you will find. Continue to ... More >>
 

'Pearls and Pigs'
2/21/2018

"Don't give holy things to dogs. They will only turn and hurt you. And don't throw your pearls ... More >>
 

'Looking in the Mirror First'
2/20/2018

"Why do you notice the small piece of dust that is in your brother's eye, but you don't notice ... More >>
 

'Judge ... NOT!'
2/19/2018

"Don't judge other people, and God will not judge you. If you judge other people, you will be j ... More >>
 

Tomorrow
2/18/2018

"So don't worry about tomorrow. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Tomorrow will have its ... More >>
 

'This First!'
2/17/2018

"Don't worry and say, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear?' All ... More >>
 

'Ultimate Splendor'
2/16/2018

"You cannot add any time to your life by worrying about it. And why do you worry about clothes? ... More >>
 

'Ultimate Value'
2/15/2018

"So I tell you, don't worry about the food you need to live. And don't worry about the clothes ... More >>
 

'Only One #1'
2/14/2018

"No person can serve two masters at the same time. He will hate one master and love the other m ... More >>
 

'Signed, Sealed, and Delivered'
2/13/2018

And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your ... More >>
 

'The Guarantee!'
2/12/2018

While we live in these earthly bodies, we groan and sigh, but it's not that we want to die and get ... More >>
 

'The Hidden Fast'
2/11/2018

"When you fast, don't make yourselves look sad. The hypocrites do that. Don't be like the hypoc ... More >>
 

'Forgive'
2/10/2018

"Yes, if you forgive other people for the things they do wrong, then your Father in heaven will ... More >>
 

'Model Prayer'
2/9/2018

"So when you pray, you should pray like this: 'Our Father in heaven, we pray that your name wil ... More >>
 

'Few Words are Needed'
2/8/2018

"And when you pray, don't be like those people that don't know God. They continue saying things ... More >>
 

'Seeking the Father'
2/7/2018

"When you pray, don't be like the hypocrites. The hypocrites love to stand in the synagogues ... More >>
 

'Sharing God's Kindness'
2/6/2018

"When you give to poor people, don't announce that you are giving. Don't do like the hypocrites ... More >>
 

'Just Between the Father and Me'
2/5/2018

"Be careful! When you do good things, don't do those things in front of people. Don't do thos ... More >>
 

Perfect!
2/4/2018

"If you love only the people that love you, then you will get no reward. Even the tax collector ... More >>
 

'A Channel for Your Word'
2/3/2018

Romans 15:14-21 I myself am convinced, my brothers and sisters, that you yourselves are full of goo ... More >>
 

In Your Anger Do Not Sin
2/2/2018

Ephesians 4:26-27 26 "In your anger do not sin" My husband and I enjoyed watching a mother do ... More >>
 

Have a Victor Mentality!
2/1/2018

1 John 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overc ... More >>
 

Let's Make Some Commitments
1/31/2018

Luke 9:23 - And he said to them all, if any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and ... More >>
 

Restrained Glory
1/30/2018

The thing that amazes me the most about Christmas is not the world's spirit of giving or th ... More >>
 

Drink From the Fountain of Youth
1/29/2018

Psalms 103:5, Who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like eagle' ... More >>
 

Cross-cultural Hope
1/28/2018

It can hardly be said that the world is getting better and better. Violent crime is on the i ... More >>
 

Do you want to see the Glory of God?
1/27/2018

2 Chronicles 5:5-14 And they brought up the ark and the tent of meeting and all the sacred furn ... More >>
 

Obedience, To Human Authorities
1/26/2018

Romans 13:1-7 Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities - For there is no a ... More >>
 

Everyone at Your Church Meeting
1/25/2018

People will support the church that meets the needs in their lives or touches the needs and liv ... More >>
 

Be a Good Steward of Your Heart
1/24/2018

Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life. Proverbs 4:23 ... More >>
 

Keeping It Confidential
1/23/2018

"Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot ou ... More >>
 

Life's Progress Through God's Corrective Lenses
1/22/2018

1 Timothy 4:14-16 (NKJV); 2 Corinthians 10:12 (AMP) We should never look at our own 'life's ... More >>
 

The Lord is my Shepherd
1/21/2018

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalms 23:1 This is one of the most beloved chapt ... More >>
 

Joyful Living
1/20/2018

You make known to me the path of life; in Your presence there is fullness of joy; at Your rig ... More >>
 

Breaking Free from Worry
1/19/2018

Have you ever been gripped by fear? You know the feeling. A shiver downs your spine. Your stoma ... More >>
 

Whose Side Are You On?
1/19/2018

Joshua 5:13-15 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted his eyes and l ... More >>
 

Stress Free Living
1/18/2018

"You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you". (I ... More >>
 

The Power of Positive Thinking
1/17/2018

"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whateve ... More >>
 

Christ Who Strengthens Me
1/16/2018

"I can do all this through him who gives me strength". (Philippians 4:13) Usually when we see ... More >>
 

The Whole Armor of God--Praying Always
1/15/2018

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mi ... More >>
 

The Whole Armor of God--The Sword of the Spirit
1/14/2018

"Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God" (Ephe ... More >>
 

The Whole Armor of God—Helmet of Salvation
1/13/2018

"Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God" (Ephesian ... More >>
 

The Whole Armor of God--Shield of Faith
1/12/2018

"In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the fl ... More >>
 

The Whole Armor of God--Feet Shod With Gospel of P
1/11/2018

"And with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace." (Ephesians ... More >>
 

The Whole Armor of God--Breastplate of Righteousne
1/10/2018

"Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of rig ... More >>
 

The Whole Armor of God--Belt of Truth
1/9/2018

"Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes" (Ephesi ... More >>
 

Be Courageous, Be Strong
1/8/2018

"Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love." ( ... More >>
 

Love Not the World
1/7/2018

"Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father ... More >>
 

Do Not Believe Every Spirit
1/6/2018

"Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, b ... More >>
 

God's Throne Is Unmoved
1/5/2018

The LORD reigns, he is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed in majesty and armed with strength; ... More >>
 

God Longs for You to Know Him
1/4/2018

"Thus says the LORD, "Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast ... More >>
 

He Shall Direct Thy Paths
1/3/2018

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he will direct thy paths. (Proverbs 3:6 ASV) The match ... More >>
 

Slaves to Our Habits
1/2/2018

"His own iniquities will capture (ensnare) the wicked, and he will be held with the cords of ... More >>
 

Returning Good for Evil
1/1/2018

"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say ... More >>
 

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