• Devotionals,  Uncategorized

    Seed of Life

    “Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.” Hebrews 12:15 (NLT) I was working in the garden today. I was digging up these roots that seemed never ending. There is a plant coming up in multiple spots almost like tall blades of grass and the roots grow so deep that it’s hard to uproot them. I have to be sure to get all the way down so that it doesn’t come back up rearing it’s ugly head. I’ve been dealing with them for a couple of years…

  • Devotionals,  Poetry

    Ode to the Shooting Star

    “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?” Psalms 8:3-4 (NIV) In the deepest darkest moments; in my wintry hour of despair, you send a shooting star firing through the air. Lighting up the night; distracting evil schemes, thoughts invading my mind; disappear like a dream. Into unknown galaxies they go, as quickly as they came. As the earth doth ebb and flow, In reverence to His name. Pure and pristine; swift in flight, joy has surely arrived tonight. Ode to The Shooting Star.…

  • Devotionals

    Victory Through Forgiveness – I Can Only Imagine

    “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32 “For this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” Matthew 26:28 The way to victory is through forgiveness. Without Jesus first forgiving us, we would have no grounds to forgive. Now we have no excuse. How can we expect to be forgiven if we do not forgive. “For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” Matthew 6:14-15 It doesn’t matter how…

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    Life and Death

    “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Proverbs 18:21 God says that the power of life and death is largely influenced by the words we speak. It has the power to change situations, to evoke faith, to put someone down or build someone up. When the Israelite’s were wandering through the desert for 40 years being tested, instead of entering the promised land, it was because of their constant muttering and complaining that stopped the blessing of God in it’s tracks. God provided all that they needed and more, yet the more they received the more they complained, instead…

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    State your case

    Isaac entreated the Lord on behalf of his wife, since she was sterile. The Lord heard his entreaty, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant. Genesis 25:21 When you visit the doctors office, usually the doctor will say. How can I help you? When you stand in front of a judge, and are asked to give an account for something, you have to speak up and defend your case. If you say nothing, that’s exactly what will happen – nothing. God knows what we want or need before we ever speak a single syllable. (Matthew 6:8) So why do we need to ask? When we ask, it puts us in a place of faith. This is…

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    Hit me with your best shot!

    “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky Wayne Gretzky is famously known in the world of Hockey. He was nicknamed “The Great One” and known as the best player ever. From his humble beginnings in Brantford, Ontario, shooting pucks in his backyard and honing his skills, he turned into the most accomplished player in NHL history. He took a single shot, and it paved his way to victory! What would have happened if Wayne never worked toward his goal? What if he became fearful and never became more than a backyard hockey player wanna be? Well, not much other than we would miss out on the…

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    Devotionals,  Uncategorized

    Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

    It is said that you can tell a lot about a person by the type of shoes they wear. I guess the same could be said about clothing, but according to research there is something scientific about the choice of shoe we wear. Which makes sense; shoes, from their humble practical beginnings, are now made for more than comfort in travel, but to create a fashion statement. But, is our life more than the clothing we wear? (Matthew 6:25-34) The bible says we are fearfully and wonderfully made. I watched the move “Wonder.” It was about a boy that had a deformed face and went through many struggles personally and socially,…

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    Keep your eye on the prize

    “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Matthew 6:21 I watched a movie the other day called Extraordinary. A movie about a professor and a marathon runner, who was always looking to accomplish that next big race. It is a true story about a “Marriage Journey.” Due to so many years of running, it took a toll on his health, and was quickly starting to take a toll on his marriage. After having heart complications and knee damage, the obvious thing would be to quit running, and focus on the simple yet valuable things in his life, like his marriage. His wife was quite upset to…

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    Heart Transplant

    "As water reflects the face, so one's life reflects the heart." Proverbs 27:19 Is your life a true reflection of the state of your heart? Do you need a change of heart? It is possible with God! He can take the heart of stone, and replace it with a heart of flesh.