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011821 Weekly Devotional

Walking the Walk “I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation…” –Phil. 4:12b Lucky for us the Apostle Paul, in his closing remarks to the church at Philippi, didn’t keep the secret of how to be content to himself. No, he readily admits that his attitude comes from none other […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr. and Me

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day | January 18, 2021 by Michelle McKinney “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” –Ephesians 4:31-32 Martin Luther King, Jr. […]

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011121 Weekly Devotional

Seek the Extraordinary “The people were amazed at His teaching, because He taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law.” –Mark 1:22 What patterns have you developed in your own daily routine over the past nine months that you have never experienced before? For many of us, much has […]

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010421 Weekly Devotional

God’s Got This! I’ve never fully appreciated the point and purpose of doing jigsaw puzzles. It’s just not in my personality make-up to spend countless hours staring endlessly at punched-out nonsensical cardboard pieces, trying to find other such pieces to mate up and build out a picture. [Editorial note: My wife begs to differ. She […]

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122120 Weekly Devotional

Expectations A Devotional for Advent “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light…” –Isaiah 9:2a The subject of light was very much on my mind a few weeks ago when the electricity was turned off in our neighborhood because of high winds and the potential for wildfires. I didn’t realize it was off […]

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121420 Weekly Devotional

Immanuel, God With Us A Devotional for Advent But after he (Joseph) had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth […]

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120720 Weekly Devotional

The Power of a Voice A Devotional for Advent “…an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ‘Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife…She will give birth to a son, and you are to give Him the name Jesus, because He will […]

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113020 Weekly Devotional

The Coronation A Devotional for Advent “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.” –Luke 1:32 I confess my eye is frequently drawn to pictures of Britain’s royal family when they appear in the news. So, during this season of the coronavirus pandemic, I just couldn’t pass up the […]

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112320 Weekly Devotional

Heal Our Land The Shelter of His Wings, Devotion #14 “Blessed are those whose strength is in You, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baka, they make it a place of springs…” –Psalm 84:5-6a Years ago, as I was praying for a friend who was going through a […]

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111620 Weekly Devotional

Being Salt and Light by Pastor Greg Hoffmann “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A town built on […]

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