Category Archives: Devotions for Women

The sleeping church

We read in the Book of Acts how the Apostle Paul, knowing he was leaving Troas the next day, and wanting to teach these new followers all he could before leaving them, preached past midnight. He was teaching in an … Continue reading

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What’s Your Sign?

Signs are wonderful things. They can convey all sorts of important information… to anyone who can interpret the message. When I visited Italy for the first time and drove the unfamiliar streets, the traffic signs which were meaningful to the locals were confusing to me. Blessedly, … Continue reading

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What can I do?

Tragic events in our lives or around the world make us look for explanations; we want to make sense of it all and we wonder what we can do in response. I read a phrase in a book of quotations … Continue reading

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The Word Made Flesh

Behold the man. Who is this we celebrate on Easter, the Day of Resurrection? This is who I believe He is: We confess the mystery and wonder of God made flesh and rejoice in our great salvation through Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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Fault Lines

We live in a world tearing itself apart on lines of division. Every difference of opinion or belief, no matter how great or small, makes the person on the other side of an issue our enemy who must be utterly … Continue reading

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Appreciating Old Women

In light of the recent Woman’s Day, I think it is appropriate to share these thoughts I posted a few years ago. “The stereotypes of old women as poor, dumb, and ugly have remained similar over the past 15 years. … Continue reading

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The meaning of life

God created everything for His pleasure (“…and He saw that it was very good.” -Gen 1:31). With that in mind, I have long believed the purpose of my life is to please God. A few days ago I had my … Continue reading

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Radicalized Christians

We hear a lot about the difference between radical, fundamentalist, Muslims and the more moderate followers of Islam. We are assured the moderates are no danger to us.  I believe that may be true, if these moderates are simply cultural … Continue reading

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What good is a wall?

All the controversy about walls has me thinking. Walls support the roof of a home, preventing it from collapse. That’s a good thing, right? Walls also protect us from harsh weather and wild animals, another plus. Walls can keep us … Continue reading

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They will know us by our Love

As the old song goes, love makes the world go ’round. There have been uncountable songs and poems written about love.  Even in our modern culture where sex gets more airtime, love is still what most people really want. The Scriptures instruct us to love one another. As we approach Valentine’s Day it seems fitting […]

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