Daily Devotional

What Kind of Friend Are You?

July 5, 2017

There is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. – Proverbs 18:24

When my husband was a young boy, a dog attacked him. The incident resulted in several scars on his face, and afterwards kids at school would laugh and call him names. He had a good friend, though, who he had grown up playing with. However, once they graduated to a larger school, the relationship changed....

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July 4, 2017

Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. – Psalm 60:4

For the past four years, I have noticed a large United States flag as I drive by a certain house. It is mounted on a tall pole, and usually flying in the breeze as I pass by. I feel a sense of pride when I...

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No Looking Back

July 3, 2017

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:13-14

Although I have never been a farmer, I helped out on a farm in Kansas in 1945. My cousin had a large farm and we...

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The Power of Prayer

July 2, 2017

Pray without ceasing. – 1 Thessalonians 5:17

When our children were young, my husband was laid off from work because computers took over his job. It was certainly a learning experience for us. His job had been so steady, and we were facing a new reality. However, I am thankful my husband was grounded in the Word of God, and immediately ...

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Being Held

July 1, 2017

For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee. – Isaiah 41:13

Recently I read a heartbreaking account from World War II. During the Holocaust, one of the things the Nazis did was to isolate children from their parents. A nursery was set up where the State would raise the children, and their parents were all taken away....

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The Properties of Living Water

June 30, 2017

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. – Revelation 21:6

Our world is a very watery place. As many of us know, seventy percent of the earth is covered by water. To put it in a different perspective, if all the surface water in the world were...

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One Thing

June 29, 2017

Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. – Luke 18:22

Every Saturday morning, I make German pancakes for my wife and myself. They are simple—just four ingredients: milk, flour, eggs, and salt. About two or three weeks ago,...

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Enjoy the Journey

June 28, 2017

And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: and all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: and Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him. – Genesis 5:22-24

Recently as I was finishing a time of morning devotions, I began to reflect on some of the things I had just brought before the...

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Keep Building

June 27, 2017

Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee. – 1 Timothy 4:16

When I lived in Medford, Oregon, almost every day I drove by a home that someone started to build. I watched the progress as they put in the foundation and then framed up the walls and roof. They put on the sub-siding,...

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Disaster Aid

June 26, 2017

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. – 1 John 1:9

In the United States, when catastrophes such as earthquakes, flooding, or forest fires strike, I have noticed that those most affected usually clamor for the government to declare it a disaster. I used to wonder why this happened, but eventually I learned that a formal ...

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