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Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. — Matthew 5:14 No one loves Christmas more than my dad. My parents had a way of making it magical every year, and a huge part of that experience was the decorating. There was only one kind of Christmas

Snowstorms {Devotions from the Mountains}

Have you entered the storehouses of the snow or seen the storehouses of the hail, which I reserve for times of trouble, for days of war and battle? — Job 38:22-23 If you’ve ever driven over a mountain pass in a snowstorm, you may feel like you have seen God’s storehouses of snow and hail!

Devotions from the Lake and the Mountains: Friendship

Devotions from the Lake and the Mountains: Friendship

Devotions from the Lake: Bonfire Friends It has seemed good to me to show the signs and wonders that the Most High God has done for me. — Daniel 4:2 ESV Smoky fireside smells, sticky s’more ingredients, and crackling flames popping in a pile of wood welcome friends comfortably around a bonfire at the lake.

The Father’s Love

  You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in Heaven. He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on

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

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

Calming or Crashing: Devotions from the Beach

Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. — Mark 4:39 Once the sound captures you, it lulls you into an almost trancelike state. Minutes, even hours can pass before you know it. To get there, you must

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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