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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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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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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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110920 Weekly Devotional

For the Love of Art The Shelter of His Wings, Devotion #13 “Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.” –Psalm 33:3 My nephew’s wife looks forward to shopping on Black Friday every year. Me? Not so much. I’d rather enjoy the day after Thanksgiving by going to a good movie. […]

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102620 Weekly Devotional

Can You Hear Me Now? The Shelter of His Wings, Devotion #12 by Jane Josephs “Does he who fashioned the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see?”  –Psalm 94:9 I took the plunge last week. I upgraded my “device.” You know, that thing that’s never far from our reach, giving us […]

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101220 Weekly Devotional

The Brightness After Rain The Shelter of His Wings, Devotion #11 By Jane Josephs “When one rules over people in righteousness, when he rules in the fear of God, he is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings grass from the earth.” –2 Samuel […]

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100520 Weekly Devotional

Family Matters The Shelter of His Wings, Devotional #10 by Jane Josephs “God sets the lonely in families…” –Psalm 68:6 I’ve always been puzzled about why Bible scholars chose to use the word lonely in the same sentence with families in Psalm 68:6. Doesn’t being part of a family mean you’re not lonely? Or at […]

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091720 Weekly Devotional

My “ABC” To Do List for the Lord by Jane Josephs Acknowledge God in all my waysBe authentic with othersCast my cares on HimDevote my heart to HimEmpty myselfFall on His mercyGrant myself room to failHelp others healInvite Jesus into the secret places of my lifeJealously guard my time with GodKeep silent and listen during […]

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