Devotions

Whose Advice Do You Want to Take?

Whose Advice Do You Want to Take?

When His relatives heard of this they set out to seize Him, for they said, “He is out of His mind.” // Mark 3:21 When I took a job with...
January 21, 2023
Is Your Joy Complete?

Is Your Joy Complete?

We are writing this so that our joy may be complete. // 1 John 1:4 The kids wore coats over their pajamas, and each had their favorite blanket in one...
December 27, 2022
My Relationship With Jesus

My Relationship With Jesus

But they went out and spread word of him through all the land. // Matthew 9:31 The pink plastic frames slightly pinched behind my ears. I wriggled my nose, trying...
December 02, 2022
Know the Lord's Sweetness

Know the Lord's Sweetness

I rejoiced because they said to me, “We will go up to the house of the LORD.” // Psalm 122:1 One purple candle was lit on the enormous Advent wreath...
November 27, 2022
Brought in with Friendship

Brought in with Friendship

[L]ive in a manner worthy of the call you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love. // Ephesians 4:1-2 “They weren’t asking...
October 21, 2022
The Better Part?

The Better Part?

“Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her.” // Luke 10:42 The scent first reached us, and it was amazing. The aroma of fresh,...
October 04, 2022
Weezer, the Beatles, and All Things New

Weezer, the Beatles, and All Things New

Nothing is new under the sun. // Ecclesiastes 1:9 I sprung into the driver’s seat and held up my old Weezer Blue Album CD. Looking at my kids in the...
September 22, 2022
Be Part of His Work

Be Part of His Work

Whoever boasts, should boast in the Lord. // 1 Corinthians 1:31 Soft white lights twinkled like fireflies under the vines of the deep purple clematis. Softball-sized hydrangeas bobbed in the...
August 27, 2022
Tackle What's in Front of You

Tackle What's in Front of You

“Go to the sea, drop in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up. Open its mouth and you will find a coin.” // Matthew 17:27 A stain...
August 08, 2022
Awake in the UnGodly Hours

Awake in the UnGodly Hours

Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark. // John 20:1 In the dark of the night, my feet swung to the floor,...
July 22, 2022
Butterflies, Naps, and Trust

Butterflies, Naps, and Trust

He said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him. // Matthew 9:9 I shut the door on the cheery summer sun and walked down the dark,...
July 01, 2022
Why Have You Done This to Us?

Why Have You Done This to Us?

“Son, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety.” // Luke 2:48 Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary...
June 25, 2022