Category Archives: Devotional

What Do You Expect?

One of my lingering memories from a mission trip to Kazakhstan years ago was walking down a street in one of the major cities and watching the fortune tellers plying their trade on the sidewalk. Predicting the future was apparently … Continue reading

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Right Time ~ Wrong Question

I have never officiated as a qualified referee in an athletic contest, but I’ve often felt like I needed a striped shirt and a whistle when standing between couples or groups in the midst of a contentious squabble. Most of … Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Day Afterthought

Curiosity is an intriguing phenomenon. The first thing I recall being taught about curiosity was that it has a lethal effect on cats. No one bothered to explain to me exactly how that process worked, and I don’t recall anyone … Continue reading

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Prayer ~ Reaching Higher by Going Deeper Series, Week 4

~ Going Deeper through Prayer ~ Receiving a personal invitation is usually a welcome experience that evokes pleasant anticipation, but there are exceptions. For instance, being offered the privilege to watch Uncle Burford pledge his undying love to the woman … Continue reading

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Relationships ~ Reaching Higher by Going Deeper Series, Week 3

~ Going Deeper in Relationships ~ As we began the new year, we extended a challenge to “launch out into the deep” and applied the phrase as a metaphor to encourage leaving the safe familiarity of the shallows and risk … Continue reading

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Reaching Higher by Going Deeper Series ~ Week 2

Even with all the crazy stuff going on in the world, we can begin our third post of the new year on a positive note. The good news is that in spite of all that craziness, we’ve managed to make … Continue reading

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