Devotions

Considering the Ants

 It was a lovely summer day, nice enough to walk to the post office for the mail.  Tending to look down when I am walking instead of looking all around me, I noticed something I have not seen since being a child and playing “Step on a crack, break your mother’s back.”...

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Left Foot, Right Foot, and Repeat!

LWMS Devotion September 2019 Left Foot, Right Foot, and Repeat!  Running the Race Who, me? Run a 5K? That’s 3.1 miles! Never in my wildest dreams would I ever consider myself to be an athlete after being cut from every high school and college sports team for which I’ve...

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Rooted in Water

I have never felt I am someone who has a “green thumb.” Unfortunately, I did not inherit my mother’s ability to grow plants and keep them growing. My mom can grow almost anything indoors and outdoors: house plants, flowers, vegetables, etc. After almost giving up on growing plants...

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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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