Be Still When Celebrity Tempts (Advent 6, 2017)

One look at our world of social media and we can easily conclude no one really wants to give up their 15 minutes of fame in order to experience stillness.  People craft ways of going viral and unfortunately, they are not only legion in number but way too often Legion in origin (Luke 8:26-37).  Much […]

December 8, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Being Still Inspires Praise (Advent 5, 2017)

One of the distinct upsides of being still is that it inspires praise.  When we’re alone with God and are aware of His presence, it reminds us He is real.  There’s one response that flows naturally: praise!  Alone with God is a great place to be as we remember why a Still Christmas is a […]

December 7, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Be Still When You Should Be (Advent 4, 2017)

It can be hard to accept stillness.  To be still when you know you should be.  To remain silent when silence is best.  To restrain oneself by an act of the will or by distance if you simply fear that the will is susceptible to weakness. As we continue our look at the Christmas narrative […]

December 6, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Be Still When Mysteries Arise (Advent 3, 2017)

How good are you with incomplete information?  When someone tells you only what you need to know—nothing more—and to accept that “nothing more” is all you’re getting?  Are you able to Be Still in such an instance or does your mind ramp up, releasing your inner Sherlock Holmes to unlock whatever mysteries exist so they’re […]

December 5, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Be Still When Noticed (Advent 2, 2017)

Most of us go through life as a matter of routine.  We blend into the backdrop of sunrises and sunsets, each day not all that different from the others.  Many of us seek to blend in, not wanting to risk being innovators, vanguards, or even color outside of the lines because standing out invites criticism […]

December 4, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Be Still When God Interrupts (Advent 1, 2017)

How well do you handle interruptions?  Some are diversions, just brief strays of thought, some are bed rest from illness requiring lifestyle adaptation, some are from your child asking a question and your wanting to respond with love instead of irritation, but some are when God interrupts.  His demand a thoughtful response.  God’s interruptions are […]

December 3, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Reminder Still Christmas (Advent 2017 Devotional Series) Begins December 3

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10).   “Be Still,” God’s Word says.  Do we even know what being still feels like anymore?  How can we get to that place of stillness?  Especially at Christmas. . This year’s […]

November 25, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Happy Thanksgiving 2017!

Give thanks to God in all circumstances.  Happy Thanksgiving today and continually! 1 Thessalonians 5:14 And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone. 15 Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and […]

November 22, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Thanksgiving-Psalm 105:1

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Thanksgiving-Psalm 95:2

November 5, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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