• Devotionals,  Uncategorized

    This Old House

     “For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.” – 2 Corinthians 5:1 (NIV) I got married in August of last year and moved to a house about a half hour away from where I lived. It was not my first choice, since it was so far out, but also because I knew this house was old and needed a lot work. I judged it because of its imperfections much like a person looks in the mirror and judges their flaws. It wasn’t until I dared to stop looking and dwelling on…

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    Trust in the Lord

    “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.  My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.”  – Psalm 28:7 Sometimes when I turn on the television to catch up on current events, my heart sinks into my lap.  It just seems as though there is never enough good news to go around. Planes are crashing, people are missing, and horrible tragedies are taking place.  I was watching the news about the fires in Fort McMurray thinking, “When will it all end?”  How can we continue to have joy in our lives when all this is happening in the world?  When we have…

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    Year of the Lord’s favor

      “They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.”- Isaiah 61:4 September 11 is a day no one will soon forget.  On that tragic day in 2001, we watched a city, and a world torn to pieces.  A tragedy of the twin towers being destroyed, taking many lives along with it by the hand of evil.  Many hearts were broken, and lives shattered.  It would seem in times of such tragedy that nothing can ever rebuild from such devastation; that nothing beautiful can come out of the ashes. A great memorial was built after September 11th, showing that…