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Writing a Better Story

Writing a Better Story

Nearly every day in the summer, I take my dog to Westmoreland Park, where she plays in the creek. She runs up and down through the creek bed, diving headlong into the water, chasing ducks. Sometimes when I watch her I think about how good life can be, if we only lose ourselves in our

One More Powerful

Luke 3:15-18 When John began to preach in the wilderness, crowds flocked to see Him. He baptized those who confessed their sins but rebuked the pious religious leaders for their self-reliance (Matthew 3:7-10). After 400 years without a prophet, people rushed to John, wondering if he might be the Christ, the one for whom they

Relentless: A Prison

A God who is with you in your doubt ~ John Flavel, Late minister of the Gospel at Dartmouth It was my third trip to the airport in four days. And I had at least a half dozen more coming up in the days to follow. The day after traveling home from a conference and

Seasons of Delay

Seasons of Delay

I hate delays. I do everything I can to avoid them. I stay away from certain streets, airports, and the freeway during high-traffic hours because I hate delays. I don’t think I’m alone in this; so much of the technology of our modern world is built around eliminating delays wherever we find them. From our

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee: The Story Behind the Song

{1907} Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee God of glory, Lord of love Hearts unfold like flow’rs before Thee Op’ning to the Sun above Melt the clouds of sin and sadness drive the dark of doubt away Giver of immortal gladness fill us with the light of day Once when recovering from a bout of depression,

Awakened to the Call

Pay attention to the things that move you because they reveal the things in your heart. ~ Banning Liebscher WELCOME Do you remember dreaming as a kid about who or what you wanted to be when you grew up? I actually get a kick out of remembering all of the different things my eight-year-old self

Galatians 5:26 MSG

Unpack Your Bag

He has filled them with skill. — Exodus 35:35 JB You were born prepacked. God looked at your entire life, determined your assignment, and gave you the tools to do the job. Before traveling, you do something similar. You consider the demands of the journey and pack accordingly. Cold weather? Bring a jacket. Business meeting?

A Tired Heart

When Your Tired Heart is Broken

Editors Note: For today’s Devotionals Daily we wanted to feature an author who uses her poetry and visual arts talent to reach into people’s hearts all over the world. Morgan Harper Nichols recently shared the post below on her highly popular Instagram account and that we thought it may just resonate with how many of

Pain Is Not the Enemy

Sacred Pace: Pain Is Not the Enemy

One of the blessings of decision-making on a sacred pace is that there’s a definite end in sight — an answer awaits you somewhere down the road. Plus, you receive the gifts that your Father in Heaven wants to bless you with. Yet I would be doing a disservice if I didn’t also speak to

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