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  • Devotionals

    The Silver Lining

      My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. James 1:2-3 The proverbial saying ‘every cloud has a silver lining’ means that no matter how ugly or difficult a situation looks, you can always find something beautiful or positive in it (Isaiah 61:3). You see, I found a gray hair last week. I thought, this must be the beginning of the end! I know most of you are rolling your eyes as you read this. Nevertheless, I am sharing this with you because I believe God put that ONE gray hair there, as it inspired me to write this. If I…

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    Pebbles

    “And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26 One of my favorite pastimes as a kid was to go to the beach and skim rocks on the water. On a recent trip to a place called Hopewell Rocks in NB Canada, I was reminded of some very important principles of life; a principle of the heart. Hopewell Rocks is a beautiful place that attracts many tourists, as you get to walk on the ocean floor after the tide has gone out,…

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    It Won’t Rain Always

     “Rejoice, you people of Jerusalem! Rejoice in the LORD your God! For the rain he sends demonstrates his faithfulness. Once more the autumn rains will come, as well as the rains of spring.” – Joel 2:23 Rain rain go away, come again another day! Many see rain as an annoyance, sometimes myself included; however, rain is something of a miracle. Freezing rain…is another thing altogether. But, everything in nature is miraculous in my opinion. I read a post on Facebook the other day that said: “We live on a blue planet that circles around a ball of fire next to a moon that moves the sea, and you don’t believe…

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    A Man With a Measuring Line

    “And I myself will be a wall of fire around it,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will be its glory within.” – Zechariah 2:5 It is said that the ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. – Dr Martin Luther King Jr If you wait until the perfect circumstances come along in life to do anything great, you will be waiting forever and a day, and you will never get anything done. (Ecclesiastes 11:4) I’ve learned time and time again not to trust in my circumstances, but to trust in God.…

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    What is your worst fear?

    “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” – 2 Timothy 1:7 The phrase, “Do Not Fear,” is written in the bible 365 times.  Does that mean God is telling us we can live fearlessly every day of the year? When asked what my worst fear is, my quick answer is usually a description of an eight legged creature with black fur and beady eyes.   The spider!  But in truth my heart fears many other things.  It’s natural to have weaknesses and fear certain things. Fear can be a natural healthy thing where our bodies warn us of danger, and then there’s the other…

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    Consider the Lilies

    “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.” – Psalm 139:13 Closely examine a rose, and you will see how all the delicate sweet smelling petals, are so intricately layered and designed.   When a newly bloomed flower opens, it is the most beautiful.  All the colors, twists and turns, curves and imperfect parts.  When the Rose is crushed apart it gives off the most potent fragrance, which is why the rose is the most common flower used in potpourri. “A rose trampled on the ground,” is used to describe Jesus dying on the cross.  “He thought of me above all,”…

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    He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

    The picture of the little girl, sitting in a field picking daisies apart singing, “He loves me, He loves me not.”  I used to enjoy playing this game with my friends.  We all had our childhood crushes, or at least the fantasy of what our future boyfriend or husband might be like.  It was a harsh reality down the road to realize, that sometimes the answer would be, “He loves me not.”  The dating world can be a horrible place.  In the movies, you see the man reject the woman, and then either the woman holds her head high and moves on, or you get the hopeless romantic who becomes love…

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    The Road To Damascus

    Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. Robert Frost A well-known poem by Robert Frost called, “The Road Not Taken,” represents two roads, a choice, and the consequence of that choice. It is one of the most misunderstood poems. Some interpret it as a man who defied the odds and made the right choice by taking the road less traveled. The truth highlighted in this poem is that no matter what road you choose, there is always a possibility of taking the wrong road and getting lost in regret. We all have a choice of our path in…

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    Well Laid Plans

    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11 As human beings we are planners for the most part, at least I am. I’ve never been one to fly by the seat of my pants, but even if we are not the most organized of persons, we all have some idea of plans for our lives. We like to plan what we are going to eat, what we will be when we grow up, who we will marry, where we will live.  God most certainly had a…