Category Archives: Devotional Thoughts

Where is Your Treasure? (Apr 7)

Nothing reveals the state of our heart like our attitude toward possessions. As Jesus put it: “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” This is true for the one who has little and for the one who has much—and everyone in between. Continue reading

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Religious Games (Apr 6)

When it comes to religion, there are some who play the game better than others. They come dressed in their Sunday best. They never miss a service. They are there every time the church door is open. They work hard making sure that everything looks good on the outside. They never admit failure. They try to do all their “religious acts” out in the open so everyone can see. Scrupulous about the details of their performance; every “t” is crossed—every “i” is dotted. Continue reading

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Reckless Words, Healing Words (Apr 5)

Reckless words come easily: When we’re tired; when we’re stressed; when we are caught off guard by the comments of another. As easy as they are to say, they are very difficult to take back.  Continue reading

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One Thing Is Necessary (Apr 4)

It is good to follow through with the details of our life—to be responsible in the details of life. Yet often we crowd our lives with unnecessary things—our lives become too complicated. We miss out on the joy of what is most important. Continue reading

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Who is My Neighbor? (Apr 3)

But what does it mean to “love your neighbor?” Or as Luke’s gospel asks: “Who is my neighbor?” Jesus tells a story that gives an example of true love for neighbor, and includes a bit of “plot twist” that cuts to the heart of the problem in answering the question. Continue reading

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Become the Answer to Your Prayers (Apr 2)

Jesus calls us to follow him and to join him in his mission to go and proclaim the kingdom of God.  What is your response? Continue reading

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Stillness in the Middle of Chaos (Apr 1)

I’m always struck by how noisy this psalm is: Mountains quaking and falling into the middle of the sea, water roaring, nations in uproar, kingdoms falling, the earth melting, desolations, wars. Yet, it is in the midst of all this noise and chaos that God says to us: “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted.” Continue reading

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Who Do You Say I Am? (Mar 31)

Jesus asks what is perhaps the most important question that can be asked, “Who do you say I am?” For the most part the crowds didn’t have a clue and even those closest to him seemed a bit confused. But impulsive Peter has it right this time: “God’s Messiah.” Continue reading

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Interrupted (Mar 30)

She was a desperate woman in need of a miracle. For twelve long years she had been “subject to bleeding.” She had gone to others looking for healing, looking for hope. Each time she went away without finding what she had hoped for.  Continue reading

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Fertile Soil (Mar 28)

Is God’s word growing and producing a bountiful harvest of righteousness in you? What is the condition of the soil of your heart? Continue reading

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