Devotional Archives

  • A MISGUIDED GPS

    May 25th, 2016

    The headline read, “Man Follows GPS Directions and Drives Car into River.” The driver of the car said he was traveling at night, and the road was dark and covered in fog. He believed that the directions his GPS gave him were correct, unaware that the unfamiliar road ahead ended ...

  • GOD DOES NOT PANIC

    May 24th, 2016

    My cousin Brooke had been in perfect health all of her 35 years until one day when she unexpectedly stopped breathing. After stabilizing her, the doctors sent her home without a diagnosis. Then, while I was visiting her the symptoms returned. I tried not to show my anxiety and fear ...

  • GOD’S POSSIBILITIES

    May 23rd, 2016

    I am part of a small ministry based in the United States that raises funds to do work in Guatemala, and our board recently returned from a week-long mission trip there. Unlike many other missions, where work is done by groups traveling from the US, the work that we fund ...

  • LEFTOVERS OR NEW BEGINNINGS?

    May 22nd, 2016

    A few years ago, my church bought a group of caterpillars and placed them in a large netted enclosure in the church. Each caterpillar formed its chrysalis and began emerging from its cocoon two weeks later. One Sunday morning, I caught one glimpse of the net and gulped. What happened? ...

  • STORE UP GOD’S WORD

    May 21st, 2016

    When I married into a farm family, my responsibilities included canning, freezing, and pickling some of our abundant harvest. I learned to preserve corn, beans, tomatoes, and other garden vegetables and luscious fruits. This was a lot to learn—and a lot of work! But I kept at it. Later, the ...

  • TRUSTING GOD

    May 20th, 2016

    I once worked as a department manager in a grocery store and became frustrated with my job. I felt that I was not receiving meaningful recognition for my work. As a result of this experience, I thought God might have been testing my faith to see if I would stand ...

  • BEFORE WE CALL

    May 19th, 2016

    My mind was reviewing the chores I wanted to do before my baby woke up from her nap. I knew that when she woke up, her diaper would need to be changed and she would want to be fed. The only way she could tell me about her needs would ...

  • THE WORDS OF OUR MOUTHS

    May 18th, 2016

    As a child, I struggled with reading and spelling—until I met my eighth-grade teacher, Mrs. G. Just before a spelling test one day, Mrs. G pulled me aside. “I wonder if you would be more comfortable spelling your words out loud while you help me decorate this bulletin board.” A ...

  • SIMPLY THERE

    May 17th, 2016

    My nephew is now healthy and energetic, but that has not always been the case. When he was born, the hospital staff quickly took him to the neonatal intensive care unit to resolve some complications that the doctor assured my brother and sister-in-law were minor. However, that did not stop ...

  • GOD’S MATH

    May 16th, 2016

    Five years ago, when I was still a university student, I had a problem with an assignment from my professor. My proposal was due the next afternoon, and I had no time to fix its many mistakes. I was stressed. The next afternoon, when I was working my job as ...