Author Archives: Thomas Nelson

Choose Joy

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

billy graham

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

His Holy Mountain

He Answers Me from His Holy Mountain

Mountain Trails Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” — Isaiah 2:3 Have you ever thought about the way a mountain can reflect

Starting Off the New Year Right: Pray Like Jesus Did

Mountainside Prayer After He had dismissed them, He went up on a mountainside by Himself to pray. — Matthew 14:23 Do you ever feel like your day is just too hectic to squeeze in time alone with God? We all have days like that, don’t we? It turns out that even Jesus occasionally had to

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

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