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2018 Advent Devotional – January 4

Isaiah 6:1-5, Psalm 72 The One We Serve Daily we run into life challenges. These are what I like to call, “Valley Situations.” In Isaiah 6:1-5, when God reached out to the man in the Temple who felt unqualified to experience the grace from the God of Love, God still...

2018 Advent Devotional – January 3

Luke 8:16-21 God’s Word is the Light of Our Life I recently had eye surgery and can see only out of my right eye. The vision from my right eye is enough for me to get by until my left eye is healed. When healed, both eyes will be able to take in light and I will...

2018 Advent Devotional – January 2

James 3:13–18 The Meekness of Wisdom Who is wise? Who wants wisdom? (Who doesn’t!) We are to conduct ourselves showing our works in the meekness of wisdom. When I meditate on all God is and the miracle of Jesus’ birth, death and resurrection, I experience a “light...

2018 Advent Devotional – January 1

New Year’s Day Numbers 6:22-27 The Light of Life When I was a Boy Scout leader, one activity our boys eagerly anticipated was our annual caving expedition. Southern Indiana is dotted with limestone caves, and for teenage Scouts spelunking is a whole new level of fun....

2018 Advent Devotional – December 31

New Year’s Eve Psalm 8:2a Anticipation As I am writing this devotional it has been a joyful few weeks leading up to Advent. Late this fall, we welcomed into the family, Jacob Thomas, our grandson. I also got the opportunity to visit with our 18-month-old...

2018 Advent Devotional – December 30

Psalm 148 All Creation Praises The Psalmist calls on creation to praise its Maker. He begins with things that we normally think praise God: angels and heavenly armies should sing praises from the heavens. But then he mentions things that we don’t normally think of as...