Devotions

Mission Work: What I Have Observed; What I Have Learned

Part three of three:  Choice School Jesus says, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33 I love children. I love teaching. I do not love the sin that has...

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Part Two-Mission Work: What I have Observed

Mission work:  What I have Observed; What I have Learned Part two of three:  Bulgaria The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.  II Corinthians 4:4 As the world moved...

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Mission work: What I have Observed; What I have Learned

Part one of three:  Home Mission Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you.  On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.  John 6:27 As a young bride, young mother, and a young pastor’s wife,...

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Our Savior's Loving Hands

"Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see . . . . When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet. Luke  24:39,40 After Jesus rose from the dead, he appeared to his disciples in a locked room. They were understandably startled to see him as they thought...

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The Guilt of Sin Removed!

For all the things I have left undone; for all the times I didn’t give my all; for the moments I have lost my cool as a mother, wife and friend; for the missed opportunities; for the late school pick-ups and forgotten promises; for all my shortcomings and lack of trust. . . . Do you see what...

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Made Alive in Christ

I enjoy people watching. If you can say the same thing, then you know what I’m talking about—taking a moment to sit and look around as people pass by on a busy day at the park, the airport, or maybe even the coffee shop. We may wonder, “What is their story?” If you are not a...

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The Gift of the Holy Spirit

And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us (Romans 5:5).  We have the Holy Spirit as a gift in our hearts.  Sometimes we forget or do not realize the gifts which God has given to us.  Of course, we...

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A Witness at Home

…Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.   Mark 5:19. Jesus said these words to a man that he had healed from demon possession and who now understood that Jesus as his Savior had healed his heart by removing his sins....

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Signs of Christmas

Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O LORD. They rejoice in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness. Psalm 89:15, 16 My first Christmastime in Zambia was hot, hot, hot, and humid. The weather was unrelenting for three...

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Please Pass

Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:8 Thanksgiving Day is one of several holidays celebrated in both America and Canada. Thoughts of family and friends gathered around food-laden tables come to mind. Usually the noise level is loud and...

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