Devotional Archives

  • Blessed Assurance

    February 18th, 2017

    My good friend Glenn had been diagnosed with leukemia and hospitalized for chemotherapy treatments. As I drove to visit him, I wondered how the visit would go. I have made other trips to see friends who have been hospitalized unexpectedly, and sometimes the visits are difficult. People reacting to the ...

  • God’s Gifts

    February 17th, 2017

    My sister, Bev, is a retired English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, and I am a retired nurse. We have recently become involved in meeting the needs of refugees. Trying to meet their needs can be hard work, but we remember that we are following Jesus by serving others. ...

  • God is Watching

    February 16th, 2017

    Thirteen years ago, I suffered a severe stroke. I was only 52 and in good health. This brain stem stroke left me totally paralyzed from the neck down, without the ability to talk or eat. Within two minutes, my life had changed. I spent the next year trying to regain ...

  • Eternal Light

    February 15th, 2017

    Honey bees navigate by the position of the sun. I thought of this while sitting in our tent one night, watching a trapped bee trying to get back to its hive the only way it knew how. But it was dark outside; the brightest light the bee could see was ...

  • Body of Christ

    February 14th, 2017

    One evening, my wife and I were sitting in a concert hall listening to nice music. Suddenly, my cell phone rang, and I saw that it was my daughter calling. The peace in my heart was broken because she never calls me at that time. The news was worse than ...

  • Faith Without Fanfare

    February 13th, 2017

    When I was a young girl, I thought God lived at our church. Our family resided on Eton Way, and I believed that God made a home in a brown building on Crofton Parkway. After all, that was the place where most people dressed well and acted with kindness and ...

  • Leaving the Past Behind

    February 12th, 2017

    I have a habit of living in the past. I find myself wondering how my life would have turned out had I done things differently. What if I had learned to drive earlier? What if I had gone to a different college or chosen a different major? My world becomes ...

  • Sleeping in Peace

    February 11th, 2017

    Many years ago I took my children to study in South Africa because my country was consumed by war. I found them a place to stay and found a pastor who would give them spiritual support. A few years later, when I went back to visit my children, I found ...

  • Staying Connected

    February 10th, 2017

    I was responsible for maintaining a large aquarium at our church. Recently, because of a busy schedule, I became negligent in the regular care of the fish. Many of them had sickened and died, and the few remaining were less active and alert. Immediately I scooped them up, put them ...

  • Leaning on God

    February 9th, 2017

    The letter from my friend overseas was painful to read. Her husband had deserted her. They had been married a long time and had teenage children. I reread the letter several times and decided I must answer it at once. But what could I say? I asked God to give ...