Devotional Archives

  • COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

    May 3rd, 2016

    Early one September, I was spending a couple of days in my cabin in the forest. The cranberries were ripe, and I had planned to pick some to make jam. As I went along the path leading away from my cabin, I had to look very carefully to see the ...

  • ARE YOU LISTENING?

    May 2nd, 2016

    My 14-year-old miniature dachshund is blind. So I am constantly amazed that she can still go anywhere she wants. Sometimes, though, she bumps into things and gets confused. When that happens, I call her name, urging her to come to me. Hearing my voice, she turns her head, perks up ...

  • PEACE OF Jesus

    May 1st, 2016

    My job required me to run long computer reports for the engineering department. One day, the programming department asked me to stop running the reports in order to run their software tests. Even though I was behind schedule, I did so. But the software tests kept failing. The programmers kept ...

  • The Waitress

    April 30th, 2016

    After a long day of driving through the desert, my husband and I spied a little cafe and were anxious to eat and get back on the road. Our young waitress was quite frazzled and distracted. We were disappointed when she brought our dinner, and it was different from what ...

  • Saying Yes to God

    April 29th, 2016

    After our wedding, my husband and I moved to a new country. During my first church service there, I found an announcement asking for articles for the local church magazine. The thought of writing something lingered with me for a few minutes, but then I forgot about it. The next ...

  • Blackberry Pie

    April 28th, 2016

    Blackberry bushes menace our property like towering green monsters, their thorny vines threatening to engulf the whole garden. My husband and I battle them constantly. We cut them, poison them, and dig out their roots. We even tried our neighbor’s flame-thrower. Yet they grow back, stronger than ever. Every summer ...

  • Daily Bread

    April 27th, 2016

    One day as a friend and I were leaving work, he commented, “I sure got my daily bread today.” He explained that he had arrived at work feeling worried and insecure about personal issues. He had prayed for something to happen to help him just make it through the day. ...

  • Rejoicing

    April 26th, 2016

    The first time I heard of Jane was when her six-year-old daughter Nancy asked me to pray for her mother. Nancy had been coming to my Sunday school class. When I asked Nancy why she had asked for prayer, she said, “My mother does not believe in Jesus; she says ...

  • Clearer Vision

    April 25th, 2016

    One day, I accompanied my friend to an eye appointment. While there, I was asked if I wanted to undergo the same eye examination as my friend. I said that I didn’t think I needed glasses. I felt I could see well enough. However, I decided to go ahead with ...

  • The Trust Factor

    April 24th, 2016

    For years my commute to work took me under and over several interstate highway bridges. Sometimes, looking up at a bridge I was passing under, I would see half a dozen semitrucks, waiting there for the light to change. At other times, I would be driving over water on a ...