Category Archives: Devotions for Women

Got garbage?

Earlier this week I was once again awakened in the wee hours by a noisy garbage truck picking up cans on my street. I was annoyed, and as I tried to snatch a few more minutes of sleep, I imagined … Continue reading

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Hey! Look at me!

“Look at me, Mom!” “Watch this, Mommy!” “Mama, see me!”  I have been blessed with three fine sons; the first two 16 years apart and the last arriving six years later. They are very different in many ways, but the … Continue reading

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Live long and prosper

This morning I glanced in the mirror and couldn’t help noticing the changes the years, and gravity, have made in my appearance. For just a moment I felt guilty, as if I had sinned, somehow, by showing my age. There is great … Continue reading

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Out of step with perfection

When I can’t get outdoors to walk, I like to do step aerobics with my Wii Fit system. I eventually added the balance board riser attachment, so I could get a better workout.  The Wii Fit system is calibrated to … Continue reading

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Are You Beautiful…Enough?

The old saying, “A woman can’t be too rich or too thin” has still not fallen out of favor. In fact, there has been a codicil added, “…or too beautiful.” Women who many would consider already beautiful are modifying their … Continue reading

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We’ve come a long way, baby… or have we?

Definition: Child sacrifice is the ritualistic killing of children in order to please or appease a god or supernatural being in order to achieve a desired result. (emphasis mine) In Old Testament times, it was a common, albeit heinous, practice … Continue reading

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Pentecostal People

Pentecost is an ancient Jewish holy day when the custom was for Jews from far and wide to travel to Jerusalem to celebrate together. On the first Pentecost following the death and resurrection of Jesus, His disciples were gathered together … Continue reading

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Disappointment and hope

Once, when I failed to get a promised promotion, I was crushed by disappointment.  I felt as if something precious had been snatched out of my hands. While struggling with my negative feelings I eventually saw that I had not … Continue reading

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Would you erase the years?

Reading the Sunday paper one morning, I turned a page to a large advertisement with the amazing headline “Erases Ten Years in Ten Minutes!”  I think it was an attempt to sell a wrinkle remover,  not the sort of thing … Continue reading

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Debts vs Trespasses

Some denominations say the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13, Luke 11:4) with the phrase, “forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors,” while others say, “forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” This is a … Continue reading

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