Devotions

Praying For Missionary Women

Finally, brothers, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you. And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men, for not everyone has faith. But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one. 2...

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Life is Messy

But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge the duties of your ministry.  2 Timothy 4:5 There are times when my life seems pretty sane and then there are those times when life gets messy. My husband and I live in Texas and planned a...

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Are You Ready?

When the day of Pentecost had arrived, they were all together in one place . . . . Then they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different languages, as the Spirit gave them ability for speech . . . . Whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.  Acts 2:1, 4, 21...

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One Way Ticket

"For, he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight."  Ephesians 1:4 When I was in America for my daughter’s wedding, I made a side trip from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin to Little Rock, Arkansas.  I had purchased an e-ticket, in...

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True Love

“Speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.” Ephesians 4:15 Always speaking the truth in love might sound easy, especially for Christians. But it isn’t, is it? Often we are inclined to sugar coat the truth if it’s...

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Our News to Share

Advent is a season of quiet moments, pondering, and waiting.  Take a moment.  I know that moments are rare and hard to come by, but please, take this moment.  Take this moment to ponder the things that are most important to you.  I’ll bet that somewhere near the top of all...

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When Satan Closes the Door, Jesus Opens the Freeway

Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Mark 16:15 Does the devotion title sound like a mixed metaphor?  Keep on reading. In one day, how many people can you tell face-to-face about Jesus? Well, in one day, how many people do you actually see face-to-face?...

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A Light onto My Path

"Your Word is a lamp onto my feet and a light onto my path."  Psalm 119:105 My family camps every summer in northern Wisconsin, especially during the month of August – so we can view the Perseid meteor showers. To see the meteor showers unobstructed (from the trees...

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Summer Vacation

“Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him.”  Psalm 62:1 Not so long ago, families with children always took a vacation in summer.  Now families go on trips almost any time of year, but educators still have to go in the summer.  Maybe that is...

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A Godly Perspective

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above” (Colossians 3:1a). By God’s grace, many Scripture passages, like the one above, are familiar to me. Raised in a Christian home, with a Lutheran elementary education, continued study through Bible...

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