Category Archives: christian daily devotions

CHANGE IS GOOD

I suppose Mark Twain would’ve been considered a radical in his time, and even today he’d be politically incorrect, but he made a lot of sense. In this time of political rhetoric and promises, it’s refreshing to hear some voices crying … Continue reading

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WHAT’S YOUR NAME?

Shakespeare asked the question, “What’s in a name?  Our names tell a lot about us – where we come from, our ancestry, sometimes they define our personality and lots more.  Some pick up nicknames that help to identify them as … Continue reading

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THROUGH OUR CHILDREN’S EYES

When children are young, they look to their parents as super heroes – men and women of steel – those who can make all their boo-boos better and dry their tears when they are hurting.  When they get older, the … Continue reading

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CONNECTED

The song “People” by Barbra Streisand relates the importance of being connected to others. People who need people, Are the luckiest people in the world We’re children, needing other children And yet letting a grown-up pride Hide all the need … Continue reading

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OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES

The things children say can be the most delightful, embarrassing, fearful, joyous words you will ever experience. I think it’s a good idea to jot those little tidbits down for future reference.  Instead of keeping a journal, I often relied on … Continue reading

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LIVING WATERS

Yesterday the clouds were heavy with rain – the air grew oppressive under the weight of high dew point levels. Within minutes the ominous clouds emptied in sheets of torrential rain upon the earth. Within seconds the air lightened. The … Continue reading

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IN CHRIST ALONE

I wonder if we can ever be perfect, just like Jesus was.  We say we’re Christians, but still we often stand in judgment of others.  I don’t think we’ll ever achieve perfection on this side of eternity.  Even though Jesus … Continue reading

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ALL LIVES MATTER

There’s been division of races, ethnicity, social class, political views and even in our religious beliefs throughout history.  Looking back before our founding, the Native American was looked upon as a savage by the early explorers.  These foreigners may have said they were … Continue reading

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I AM JESUS LITTLE LAMB

To most of us, sheep don’t seem especially bright.  In fact they move in herds, because if  left alone they’ll surely stray and walk straight into a dangerous situation.  We are often led as sheep to the slaughter by those who would deceive … Continue reading

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GOD’S CRAFTSMANSHIP

ART WORK BY PAUL BOECHER© My husband and I were high school sweethearts.  We took an art class on sculpture together.  Everyone had a chunk of plaster which we were to form into something – everyone except my husband.  He stood before … Continue reading

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WOMAN OF THE NIGHT

It wasn’t unusual for men to knock on my door in the middle of the night.   It had become a welcome mat for as long as I can remember.  I wasn’t proud of my lifestyle.  It ate away at me both day … Continue reading

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DATELINE JULY 18, 64 AD

  It was a steamy summer night in the city of Rome.  The wind picked up, bringing some relief, but before the night was over a large portion of the city was engulfed in flames.  It started in the poorest part … Continue reading

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THE LIFE OF AN ARTIST

An artist is a unique human being, often spending years learning their craft, perfecting and making a living at it. Unfortunately, the artist is up against much competition and most of them aren’t acknowledged for their work until they die. You must continue to … Continue reading

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CONSIDER THE ANT

My husband will tell you, I get way too involved in my garden. I spend hours on just one bed and by the time I’m done, I feel pretty good about it.  Being in the garden is my chance to clear … Continue reading

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FORGIVEN, ONCE AND FOR ALL!

  We often tend to give into the devil’s claim that we should wallow in our guilt.  How could God forgive a wretch like me?  I’ve not shown Him the honor He deserves – my life is full of imperfections – … Continue reading

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SINGING IN THE RAIN!

It’s Monday and it’s raining.  For me, rain conjures up thoughts of God’s tears falling on us, either to wake us up or to calm and refresh us.   I think God cries for us when He sees all the evil that infests our world.  … Continue reading

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FAMILY

It’s our pleasure to have our whole family together for a little while. Family reunions are great – something we look forward to, long for and hang tightly to for the moment.  We’ve been a close knit group and have spent … Continue reading

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REJOICE IN YOUR GIFTS

I wrote this last June after the completion of my children’s performance.  It still fits as we close another show tonight. Every time my little group of young, aspiring actors complete a show, it makes my heart swell with pride. … Continue reading

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DECORATION DAY

They called it Decoration Day so many years ago, We’d dress our bikes with crepe paper to let our neighbors know, Our pride was in the best place yet for all of us to grow, Though times have changed and … Continue reading

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Ascension Day

    40 days had passed since his brutally crushed body was raised from death and He appeared to His followers.  Some thought He was a ghost, others doubted it was Him.  In that short span of time, He proved that … Continue reading

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