• Woman smiling with outstretched arms.
    Devotionals

    Love Me the Most When I Don’t Deserve It (A story of amazing grace.)

    I grew up going to church. I had a loving family that took me to Vacation Bible School and Youth Group. I grew up watching my parents read their bibles and pray. I recall saying the prayer of salvation a few times. I always thought that maybe the last time my heart wasn’t really into it, so every time they asked if we wanted to say the prayer I thought I had better say it again. You know, just to be safe. I held a “See You at the Pole” prayer event at my school and carried my bible with me to class. But I was lonely. Not many people…

  • Woman reading her bible on rocks by the water.
    Faith

    12 Encouraging Lessons From God We All Need to Learn

    Have you ever stepped back and thought about all the lessons God has taught you?   This is an important thing to do.   Because when we sit back and remember what we have learned.   It can have a greater impact on our future.   Some of these lessons I share here are new to me. Some I am learning more about. And some I have been reminded of.   (And will probably need to be reminded of again!)    As you read through these simple lessons from the Bible, I hope they will inspire you to come up with your own list of lessons God has taught you. Or is currently teaching you.   Because…

  • Woman looking out over a stormy beach.
    Devotionals

    How to Praise God in the Storm

    One rather windy day I drove into our little town and could see whitecaps forming on the lake. I’ve always loved being near the water, so I decided to take a closer look by pulling into the parking lot of a restaurant right on the lake.   As I looked to my left, I saw the angry wind-tossed waves crashing into the breakwater sending droplets of water high up into the air. And then as I turned to my right, I saw all the boats safely secured within the harbor.   The boats seemed blissfully unaware of the turbulence all around them. The wind could not move them because they were tethered…

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    Faith

    What to Do When You Are Waiting on God

    God gave Sarah a BIG promise.    After many childless years and many heart-broken tears, God told her through Abraham, He would bless them with a son, and she would be the mother of many nations.   Hearing God’s promise must have made her so happy. But then the months passed by. Then the years. And then the decades.   And somewhere along the way Sarah lost her hope.     One day three men came to visit the couple (many scholars believe these were angels or God himself). And while Sarah was in the tent, she overheard one of them say to Abraham that they would return in a year and she would have a child.    And she laughed.    But…

  • A woman praying while another woman puts her hand on her shoulder.
    Devotionals

    Finding Comfort On Our Darkest Nights

    “Mommy can you pray for me?”, my daughter whispered. I placed my hand on her and prayed a quick prayer for God to help her fall asleep and keep her from having bad dreams. Then I gave her a hug and a kiss. And she went back to bed. My daughter has slipped into my room for years with this simple request whenever she has trouble sleeping or a nightmare wakes her. When she was younger, we talked often about God’s love, prayer, and how we can ask Him for anything. We talked about how she could trust God even on her darkest nights. And so she comes in my…