Friends

/ November 12, 2019 / Devotions / 0 Comments

I’m leaving on a jet plane (tomorrow) but, I do know when I’ll be back again. I’m flying to Salt Lake City where I will meet my friend Patty who is flying in from Montana. Then we’ll rent a car and head south to Cedar City to celebrate with our friend Vaunda on her birthday. It’s been a while since the three of us have been together. I anticipate lots of laughter, music, talking about our love for the LORD, and just relaxing in the presence of people who love each other. At our ages, (I’m the oldest at almost…

Today is Veterans Day. Veterans Day is a U.S. legal holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars. In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated in many countries as Armistice Day the following year, November 11 became a federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became known as Veterans Day. (This according to History.com)…

Got a Need?

/ November 10, 2019 / Devotions / 0 Comments

Do you have a need? Great! Then God has an opportunity for a miracle in your life. Without a need, there is no reason for a miracle. “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness.” [2 Peter 1:3] Are you thirsty? Wonderful! Then God has an opportunity to pour His living water upon you. Without thirst, there is no reason for His outpouring. “For I will pour water on him who is thirsty.” [Isa 44:3] See how this works? We would prefer to not have a need. We would prefer to not be thirsty. We…

Ah, God is SO good! I had just finished writing yesterday’s devotion centered on God’s answer to Paul’s prayer in 2 Corinthians 12:8-10 when I opened my Bible Study program and saw my Daily Devotion. Can you guess what it was? “For my strength is made perfect in weakness.” –-2 Corinthians 12:9 Now some might call that “coincidence,” but I call it “confirmation.” It was a gentle reminder from my Father God not to fuss about all that’s happening, but simply to rest in His grace and strength for this moment. He’s got it all in His Hands. When I…

I have been thinking a lot about thankfulness, gratitude, praising our LORD in any and all circumstances, especially during this bout with PMR. While I’ve done a bit of research at numerous well-known medical centers’ online resources, I haven’t come away with much more knowledge than what my primary physician told me initially. That has led me to a different source, my LORD and Savior Christ Jesus. I’ve turned to Him with my requests, and yes, with my thankfulness, gratitude and praise. I’ve decided to follow Paul’s example in 2 Corinthians 12:8-10. Paul was being tormented by what he calls…

I’ve heard so many people utter the phrase, “I hate change.” That always amuses me. We live in a world that is nothing but change. Oh sure, there are those annoyingly too-frequent employment “realignments” that drive workers nuts, but change is something we often embrace too. I like the changing seasons. I like the change that brings more light in the morning than in the evening. Everything around us changes, moment by moment, light to dark and back again. Even the hairs of our head are changing moment by moment (a good thing if you’ve ever had a bad haircut)….

When we travel to California to visit with family we stay in a local hotel. We initially found one that was inexpensive, but after staying there a few times it was evident why it was inexpensive. They were in a perpetual remodeling project, the hotel front desk staff was rude, our entrance bordered an alley filled with trash and people asking for money, cigarettes or booze. Even though we were in a wing already remodeled, the blinds didn’t work, and once our doorknob fell off! After several stays we decided to look for a new place. We chose the Hampton…

Blaze Away!

/ November 5, 2019 / Devotions / 0 Comments

Yesterday I wrote about the Holy Spirit who comes to us when we receive salvation through Christ Jesus. The Spirit dwells in us. He brings light that illuminates the Scriptures. He teaches us how to pray, how to follow, how to live. Our lives are flooded with light as the Spirit unveils Christ Jesus, the Light of the World. But we need not only light, we need the fire, the power of the Spirit if we are to live as Christ wants us to live. We need the fire and power of the Spirit to “go into all the world…

Fire!

/ November 4, 2019 / Devotions / 0 Comments

I have a small wax-melting plug-in in our hall bathroom. I turned it on the other day and discovered the light bulb that heats the wax and acts like a nightlight had burned out.  Bob was headed off to the store at the time, so I gave him the bulb and asked him to get a replacement, which he did.  I plugged in the appliance and voila I had light. When I checked later, I saw that while I had light, the wax had not melted. There was no fragrance. In checking, I found that Bob had bought a 5-watt…