Author Archives: Thomas Nelson

Devotions from the Mountains

Snakes and Doves

Snakes and Doves

Snakes and Doves I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. — Matthew 10:16 Deer are prey, so they are very wary. Unless they’ve been desensitized by a lot of human contact, they tend to spook easily. Dogs in particular will send them

A Journey of Prayer and Praise

Morning It’s been said that faith may move mountains, but prayer moves God. Amazing, isn’t it, that our prayers, whether grand and glorious or feeble and faint, can move the very heart of God who created the universe? To walk with God we must make it a practice to talk with God… Prayer moves God,

Choose Joy

Morning Everywhere I turn today, something tries to steal my joy. If I can’t rejoice and be glad today, I will never rejoice and be glad. I will waste the joyous opportunities of today waiting for tomorrows that may or may not ever come. If I wait until life slows down, the sun comes back,

Prayer: Getting Away with God

Weeping Willows We do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. — Romans 8:26 ESV Weeping willows bend without breaking. As their branches arch over and touch the grass or water, their light leaves cascade to the ground like streaming

The Mirrored Lake and God the Gardener

Lake Mirror Now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. — 1 Corinthians 13:12 ESV Legs dangling over the end of the dock, you sit looking out over the lake water. There is no breeze, but the sun is dropping behind opaque clouds, cooling the air. It’s a soft silver sunset

Give Me Living Water

Returning to the Spring He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life.” — Revelation 21:6 How delightful it is to drink from a mountain spring. The water

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21 Uplifting Billy Graham Quotes

Billy Graham preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ to some 215 million people through his crusades and simulcasts around the world. He passed away today, February 21, 2018 at his home in Montreat, North Carolina. He was 99. Although we are grieving, Heaven rejoices. Here is a collection of some of Billy Graham’s most treasured

Serving God: You’re Not Done

But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things… so that no one may boast before Him. — 1 Corinthians 1:27–29 Did you know that dead trees

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