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I Don't Have a Microphone

Just when I feel like I am 'called of God' and live a circumspect and attempted honorable life, but no-one around seems to be listening...

The Sight of Thankfulness

It would be nice to actually 'see' thankfulness, to have a visual representation of it... we'd all probably have pictures on our walls of...

Helplessly Listening Helps

Have you ever tried to listen to someone complaining, someone describing a horrible woe, anguish, or delimma? Many times in my life, I've...

Sparrows and Ants; Fancy Pants

Not sure how you grew up, but me... I'll bet I was well into my teens before 'the future' really crossed my mind. Sure, I worried about...

Appreciating Anguish

I once knew a man who did not pray for patience... hated the thought/idea of it... strictly because of God's promise that came along with...

Pleasure Points

Yes... at first glance that does seem like a questionable title for a devotion, but today we are getting encouragement about keeping our...

More or Less

God doesn't tear down any barriers we put up between Him and us. God doesn't set up any barriers between us. Now, is it just me, but...

Peace at Stake; Piece of Cake

It is very, very simple to choose peace. It is quite a whole other thing to apply that choice! Consider the last time you had a...

Synchronize Your Spirit

I know, the typical phrase is, "synchronize your watch", so pardon me as I make a spiritual reference to that well established phrase....

Shhhh... D'Ya Hear That?

How many times have we heard that? Someone telling us to be quiet so we can 'hear that'; like we can hear what they are hearing... or,...

Get Ready To Relax

Odd title, I know. At the drop of a hat, if not sooner, I can be in rest-mode... and linger there for a seemingly endless span if time....

Consider the Source

So many times through my life, I've had others slander, accuse, misunderstand, and even misrepresent me... and these 'character...

It Depends

"I can do it myself", "No, I don't need your help", or even "I got this" are statements of independence, self-fulfillment, and even just...

Self-Help Lie

Too many times, I've heard, 'God helps those that help themselves', and that is such a deep, deep lie! It's actually a half-truth, more...

Fresh Ain't Easy

Many times through the course of my life, I have done 'new things' that become such a deeper part of my life. But, they actually lose...

The Nod of God

So much of our lives seems overwhelmed with a need or want for acceptance, approval, and maybe just simple assurance that who we are, how...

A Fresh Breath of Joy

Have you ever tried to be sad, somber, or depressed when good things are happening, or when celebration is in the air, or when your day...

Drop Your Guard, Then Discard

Walking along in an open-market is one of the keen ways you can find deals, rummage through the variety of wares the peddlers have...

When God Can't Find You

Oh, He knows right where you are... He's God, after-all. But, as when Adam & Eve hid from Him, even as He entered the garden on that...

Jesus' Little Secret

For many years, I wondered why Jesus would tell some of those whom He'd healed NOT to say a word to anyone about it... to keep it a...

Forge Ahead Blindly Seeing

I ride a bicycle back-n-forth to work... have done it daily since 2001... missing some days, but typically covering some 4,500 miles a...

And the Future Holds...

...nothing you should worry about today! Sure, we hear that all the time, but so quickly and rather easily we are right back there......

Our Two Edged Lord

Do you ever find yourself treating God kind of like a Bellhop? Too often, we only communicate with Him when we need Him and/or there is...

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