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What’s Water-Walking?

What’s Water-Walking?

There is something — Someone — inside us who tells us there is more to life than sitting in the boat. You were made for something more…. There is something inside you that wants to walk on the water — to leave the comfort of routine existence and abandon yourself to the high adventure of

Walk on Water

Walk on Water

He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus. — Matthew 14:29 “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately… and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” ~ Henry David Thoreau Sometime ago we went on

Somehow no suffering you go through is suffering Jesus will not endure in order to save you.

In Between Despair and Joy

So far as we know, there has only been one day in the last two thousand years when literally not one person in the world believed Jesus was alive. On Saturday morning after Jesus’ crucifixion, the disciples wake after not having slept for two days. The city that was screaming for blood the day before is quiet. Crowds

Hope Is Faith Waiting for Tomorrow

Creatures are not born with desires unless satisfaction for those desires exists. — C. S. Lewis We all are hopers. We are creatures who cannot stop wishing. We are four-leaf-clover collectors. We wish on the evening star. We tell stories about genies coming out of a bottle to grant three wishes. After a turkey dinner,

Focus on Jesus and Don’t Look Down

Editor’s Note: Welcome to Sit & Listen Saturday’s from Devotionals Daily. Enjoy reading as well as listening to this week’s devotion from John Ortberg. Jesus immediately reached out His hand and caught him, saying to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” – Matthew 14:31 Each of us carries a word in his heart, a “no”

Training Vs. Trying

The Truth About Spiritual Disciplines Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer Imagine a group of people coming to your home and interrupting your Twinkie-eating, TV-watching routine with an urgent message: “Good news! We’re from the United States Olympic Committee. We have been looking for someone to run the marathon in

God Is Talking. Are We Listening?

Prayer involves an odd paradox in our day. Almost everyone talks to God. Newsweek magazine noted that in a recent survey more the guided life Americans said they pray in a given week than work, exercise, or have sexual relations. Of the 13 percent of Americans who claim to be atheist or agnostic, one in

Graduation Books – Top Gifts for Graduates

Inspiring Graduation Books for 2018 Do you know someone who’s about to cross the finish line into a bright future? Now is the time to choose from these great graduation books that are sure to offer motivation and sound direction to the graduate in your life! Here are some of our favorites – perfect as gifts for any

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