Devotions

Heavy Lifting to Heaven

Heavy Lifting to Heaven

They came bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. Unable to get near Jesus because of the crowd, they opened up the roof above him. // Mark 2:3-4...
January 13, 2023
Light Helps Us See

Light Helps Us See

Beloved: The way we may be sure that we know Jesus is to keep his commandments. // 1 John 2:3 One of the traps of sin is that it blindfolds...
December 29, 2022
Hidden Swords, Hidden Grace

Hidden Swords, Hidden Grace

For I am the least of the Apostles, not fit to be called an Apostle, because I persecuted the Church of God. But by the grace of God I am...
September 15, 2022
For What Do You Hunger?

For What Do You Hunger?

He has filled the hungry with good things. // Luke 1:53 “This isn’t how I thought it would happen,” I whispered to Him in the monstrance. This time with Him...
August 15, 2022
Innumerable Proofs of Love

Innumerable Proofs of Love

I will put my spirit in you that you may live, and I will settle you upon your land; thus you shall know that I am the LORD. I have...
April 03, 2022
Love Is in the Boat

Love Is in the Boat

"Take courage, it is I, do not be afraid! He got into the boat with them . . . ." // Mark 6:50 I used to think that peace came...
January 05, 2022
Chosen for This Moment

Chosen for This Moment

"As he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blemish before him." // Ephesians 1:4 The skipping footsteps and tiny voices grew...
December 08, 2021
The Glory of God in You

The Glory of God in You

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States—a day set aside for gratitude and gatherings. We know well the psychological, physical, and spiritual benefits of gratitude. Most of us has...
November 25, 2021
No Exchanging Prisons

No Exchanging Prisons

I exhaled, communicating my fatigue to my friend on the other end of the telephone. I was in strong throws of situational anxiety and my hope was wringing out with...
October 21, 2021
Your Name Is on the List

Your Name Is on the List

One of the enemy's favorite lies to tell us—especially women—is that we are merely tolerated. We may have a few acquaintances and people at church who are nice to us,...
September 26, 2021
We Have a Choice

We Have a Choice

"Well, are we in or are we out?" My husband held my gaze across our kitchen table, the lines in our worn-down table representing the line the Lord was drawing...
August 22, 2021
Fortitude and Falling

Fortitude and Falling

Enlivened by his first experience zip-lining, my eldest son chirped endlessly in the backseat of our van. "Wasn't that awesome, mom?! Can you believe I did it?!" I was just...
July 18, 2021