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Devotionals

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Why Missions?

In 2 Corinthians 11 Paul lists some of the ways he suffered for the sake of the gospel, for the sake of the Corinthians themselves. It adds up to a staggering number of experiences. Floggings, imprisonments, being beaten with rods, stoned, shipwrecked—three times, a “night...

A New Perspective

The heavens declare the glory of God,     and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. (Psalm 19:1) The more we see of the world the more our understanding of God finds a chance to expand. Although we may see God’s attributes displayed wherever we happen to live, sometimes...

Writing as Full-Time Ministry

“I’d rather be writing.” If I owned a shirt with that saying on it I might wear it every single day. I love communicating with family, friends, and in my job, but I express myself so much better and more clearly on paper. I’m quite the...

Whom Do We Fight?

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the whole armor of God that you may...

Easter on My Mind

Thoughts of Easter always take us back to a single moment in time--that day in history when Jesus defeated death and rose again. But we can actually see the message of Easter tracing all the way back to Creation. We see it represented in the garden,...

Transformation for Broken Lives

A few friends gathered at our home recently. Prior to their arrival my husband and I fell into a well-choreographed routine, vacuuming, cleaning, and sweeping up the clutter. When our first guest arrived we offered her a cup of tea. I reached into the cabinet...

Are You Ready?

Do you feel prepared to combat your next temptation? Do you meditate on God’s Word enough to know when a false prophet tries to entice you into believing something contrary to Scripture? Do you know the Word better than you know your favorite sports’ players...

Can I Get a New Word for the Year?

In the past few years, I’ve noticed friends posting their “word for the year” on social media. I always wonder how they come up with the word. Christians say, “Here’s the word God gave me for this year,” and I don’t doubt that’s the case...

Pray, Write, Repeat

Bone dry and seeking a jump start in my writing life, I eagerly soaked up every word of one of my favorite creatives, Andi Ashworth, at a recent writers workshop. I walked away with her tried-and-true mantra: pray and write, pray and write, pray and...

Let Scripture Determine Your Message

Dr. Charles Swindoll, an occasional guest speaker at my seminary alma mater, would pack out the chapel with students. I often took copious notes. One morning Dr. Swindoll instructed us concerning preparation for preaching, teaching, or writing. He told us, “Always start with the Scriptures.” We,...