Author Archives: Thomas Nelson

Devotions from the Mountains: The Holy Spirit

Devotions from the Mountains: The Holy Spirit

Wind You should not be surprised at My saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit. — John 3:7-8 The White Mountains of New Hampshire

Pride is the root of every sin

Pride: Evaluating Your Focus

Editor’s Note: Today’s devotional is excerpted from A Jane Austen Devotional, beginning with this selection from Pride and Prejudice. * “Pride,’’ observed Mary, who piqued herself upon the solidity of her reflections, “is a very common failing I believe. By all that I have ever read, I am convinced that it is very common indeed, that human nature

Take Long Walks

In the high-speed, go-go-go nature of our everyday lives, taking care of ourselves can often fall to the wayside. It gets smothered under other needs — and suddenly we’re left feeling worn-out and sick. Our shoulders tense from stress, we’ve been eating way too much fast food, and we’re having constant aches and pains. Does

Following the Golden Rule

  “Oh [Jane]! you are a great deal too apt, you know, to like people in general. You never see a fault in any body. All the world are good and agreeable in your eyes. I never heard you speak ill of a human being in my life.’’ “I would wish not to be hasty

Breakfast on the Beach with Jesus

Jesus said to them, “Come and eat breakfast.” Yet none of the disciples dared ask Him, “Who are You?” — knowing that it was the Lord. — John 21:12 It had been a tough morning, to be sure. Following Jesus’ death, several disciples returned to their regularly scheduled programming. They got up early, took their

The Immovable Force of God’s Love

  Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away. — Song of Songs 8:7 God’s love is an immovable force, a bountiful feast that never runs out. His love is fixed and assured. Why? Because God is not only the Originator of love, but He is love. Love is His very nature. When

Peace… The Lord Is There

Morning  The fruit of the Spirit is… peace. To be spiritually minded is life and peace. God has called us to peace. • Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. • The God

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