www.maryfelkins.com Tag Archive

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 […]

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 […]

The Force of a Gentle Whisper.

And after the fire came a gentle whisper. I Kings 19:12b Pretty much any information I need or want is not only accessible with the touch of my cell, it’s excessive.  Google, the search engine giant that holds first place ranking among all others, is used as a noun and a verb. “Just google it.” […]

Satan Has Asked…

Simon, Simon (said Jesus), Satan has asked to sift you as wheat. Luke 22:31 (NIV) The idea of Satan proactively asking Jesus about a particular person, with the intent that they be separated as wheat from chaff, is disturbing, to say the least. A different version of this verse reads: Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has […]