Devotions

Begin Again, Bring Them to Christ

Begin Again, Bring Them to Christ

[Andrew] first found his own brother Simon and told him, “We have found the Messiah,” which is translated Christ. // John 1:41 Surely this can’t be happening raced through my...
January 14, 2023
His Shining Victory

His Shining Victory

For Zion’s sake I will not be silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet, until her vindication shines forth like the dawn and her victory like a burning...
December 25, 2022
Chocolate Toffee and Doing It My Way

Chocolate Toffee and Doing It My Way

But the Pharisees and scholars of the law, who were not baptized by him, rejected the plan of God for themselves. // Luke 7:30 I finished scrubbing the cast iron...
December 15, 2022
Adorned with Insecurities

Adorned with Insecurities

While some people were speaking about how the temple was adorned with costly stones and votive offerings, Jesus said, “All that you see here–the days will come when there will...
November 22, 2022
All the Political Email Forwards

All the Political Email Forwards

The Lord made us, we belong to him. // Psalm 100:3 It was a hotly contested election season and all I received from this well-intended friend was forwards. Forwarded emails...
October 17, 2022
Heavenly Mother Always Listening

Heavenly Mother Always Listening

The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. // Luke 7:15 I walked back and forth and back and forth in the...
September 13, 2022
Our Smaller Life Without Him

Our Smaller Life Without Him

“Therefore, stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour.” // Matthew 25:13 It was summer of 2009, those early months of marriage when we were still figuring...
August 26, 2022
He Calls Us Back, Not Just for Donuts

He Calls Us Back, Not Just for Donuts

"Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the Kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." // Matthew 19:14 I clung to my toddler’s wrist...
August 13, 2022
The Unripened Tomato and My Bleeding Heart

The Unripened Tomato and My Bleeding Heart

“Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in me.” // John 15:5 Scooping up...
July 23, 2022
Maybe She’s Not a Slacker Jackrabbit

Maybe She’s Not a Slacker Jackrabbit

The Pharisees went out and took counsel against Jesus to put him to death. When Jesus realized this, he withdrew from that place. // Matthew 12:14-15 She sighed and sipped...
July 16, 2022
Put into the Corner

Put into the Corner

“Amen, amen, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to dress yourself and go where you wanted; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your...
June 29, 2022
Rest in Your Cross

Rest in Your Cross

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear.” // Matthew 6:25 I winced as...
June 18, 2022