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Latest Devotionals

December 21, 2020

Working Together

I once read that the smartest leaders are those who realize their gifts and their limitations. Paul warns us not to think too highly of ourselves by assuming we can do...

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December 20, 2020

A Daughter’s Gift

When my daughter was in kindergarten, her school held a Christmas fair. One of the highlights was a shop where the children could select their own gifts for their parents and...

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December 19, 2020

Why Worry?

I worry about almost everything! When I feel overcome by worry, I look for signs of inspiration to help me cope. I found such inspiration in a most unlikely place this...

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December 18, 2020

A Transforming Moment

My parents serve in a few Christian communities, and they always take me with them to help in their ministry. Some time ago I began to feel that working in those...

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December 17, 2020


Each Christmas season I spend time reading and re-reading the Christmas story from the Bible. This year the story provided a particularly relevant truth. A month before Christmas, several family issues...

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December 16, 2020

Working with Jesus

During one of my first mission trips to Mexico, we stayed in the minister’s home next to the church and worked alongside the people in the community. Although the trip was...

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December 15, 2020

Listening to God

These days I have plenty of time for porch-sitting at my home in Mississippi. But life wasn’t always this way. When I was 35, I struggled through a divorce and became...

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December 14, 2020

Imperfect but Useful

Sometimes it seems unlikely that God would use me in God’s divine plan. How could someone as insignificant as me be of use to the Creator of the universe? Yet because...

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December 13, 2020

God’s Helping Hands

One year as the Christmas season approached, some talented seamstresses created a set of costumes for the children of our church to wear while presenting the annual nativity play. The garments...

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December 12, 2020


The lab director was often difficult to get along with. She seemed bent on getting me fired, and with each new disagreement our conflict intensified. She and my other colleagues also...

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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