Category: Devotional

A Fresh Coat of Paint

With the advent of a new season, I took the time to apply a new coat of paint onto some old metal planters which became weathered and rusted over the winter.  The color was faded, and chips of paint combined with rust and dirt were all that remained. It was apparent the structures lost their …

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Sabbath Questions

Why in the world did God rest after rustling up all of Creation? Did He, omniscient and all-powerful One, need to rest? Seems like He was modeling a potent example specifically for us, not due to His own need or fatigue. So why would God have modeled this to us, even before the fall? After the …

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Do You Celebrate?

Happy Valentine’s Day! Was it a good day for you? For those of us who have been married for a while, it’s easy to downplay days like this and dismiss them as commercialized by Hallmark Cards and Florists. My real question for you is not about the celebration of a particular day but about the …

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Sacred Calling

This start of 2018, I’m experiencing new beginnings and learning new levels of putting Him above all, even ministry and family. He’s been showing me how loving my family is a sacred calling that can only be accomplished well in daily dependence on Him. Three months ago we welcomed our third baby to the family! …

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Humility

Humility…it’s a privilege to come alongside cross cultural workers and love on them for a season.  These dear ones have given up a life of comfort to seek after God’s love being lavished out on a people that they often don’t know and in some cases in the most remote places of the world.  They’ve …

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An Awesome Invitation

As we head into this new year, how many voices do you hear calling to you? Come do this; come spend time here; come pay attention to this; and on and on. Maybe the loudest voice is your own calling you to new goals, new resolves, new commitments. And then there is that still small …

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