What’s So Funny?

Then the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year and Sarah will have a son.” Sarah was afraid, so she lied and said, […]

Joyful Contribution.

Bury your sorrows in active service — contributing to other people’s joy.  From Streams in the Desert. Love does not envy…it rejoices with the truth. I Corinthians 13:4b, 6 (NIV) To be honest, when I’m struggling on any level, ’service to others’ isn’t a mantra that rises to the top and dominates my thoughts. When […]

Benefits Package.

Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits — Who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion. Who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalm 103:2-5 […]

Scarcity.

Elisha replied to the widow…”Tell me, what do you have in your house?” “Your servant has nothing there at all,” she said, “except a little oil. II Kings 4:2b (NIV)  Scarcity (noun): insufficiency or shortness of supply; dearth. The wife of a man who died was threatened by creditors who’d targeted her two boys to take […]

What the Birds Must Think.

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Matthew 6:26 This story-style devo was inspired by a thought-provoking poem in Streams in the Desert, 366 Daily Devotional Readings. Said the Robin […]

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