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When You Eat and Are Satisfied …

For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land … When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you. Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God. Deuteronomy 8:7, 10-11 (NIV) Shortly before my husband and I and […]

My Regular Custom.

Early in the morning he (Job) would sacrifice a burnt offering for each of them (children), thinking, ‘Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts’. This was Job’s regular custom. Job 1:4-5 (NIV) This week’s devotional is a revised version of one I posted a few years back and will be included […]

Insatiable: Begging the King of Kings for a King

My God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 (NIV) Thanksgiving. That one day of the year I allow myself to indulge in crazy amounts of food because, well, often momma is the one who’s prepared it. That and I honestly love the rich and savory taste […]

Which Vineyard Worker Am I?

Are you envious because I am generous? Matthew 20:15 (NIV) My mind has been lingering in the landowner’s vineyard described in Matthew 20 and meditating on the players in this parable. Here’s the set up…  Early in the morning* (vs 1), 6:00 our time, the eager landowner (aka God) snagged some men to work in […]

So Thankful for What God Hasn’t Done.

He doesn’t treat us as our sins deserve, nor pay us back in full for our wrongs. Psalm 103:10 Far too often my prayers had become weak in praises and, instead, replete with petitions. “Dear God, I need…” And simply altering the focus from requesting tangible things (food, shoes, clothes, etc) to intangible (someone’s salvation […]