Heaven is My Throne, He Says (Isaiah 66:1-2)

Isaiah 66:1 This is what the LORD says: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Where is the house you will build for me? Where will my resting place be? 2 Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?” declares the LORD. “This is the one […]

September 9, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Encouraging Verses to Lift Your Eyes and Touch Your Spirit

World angst over the large and small, the first-world problems and the very real ones, stresses over life-as-we-know-it and life-as-we-thankfully-don’t … it can weigh a person down.  The prophet Jeremiah in his book of sorrow, Lamentations, describes that downcast feeling…that time when you feel like you’ve had enough and just can’t take it anymore.  Lamentations […]

September 8, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Representation: God’s Wisdom for Salvation from Sin

You know, it doesn’t really matter how many times people say it, it’s still not true, when they say that a man cannot represent a woman’s interests.  And how thankful I am that two men did! Scripture is clear about such representation:   For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made […]

September 1, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Grace: The Wisdom of Favor We Cannot Earn

Just imagine for a moment if we could earn our way out of our sin predicament and separation from God.  I can picture a few different scenarios:  We’d be beating each other up for opportunities to earn our way out of Hell.  We’d procrastinate, waiting until the last minute like cramming for finals.  We’d misjudge […]

August 24, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Submission: The Wisdom of Respecting Authority

Have you ever noticed that at the same time submission has become a dirty word, authority has become an object of hatred?  What began as a breakdown of Christian education became a relational breakdown in the home and that became a systemic breakdown in our culture.  The circle of chaos repeats, enlarging with every generation. […]

August 22, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Fearless: The Wisdom of Trusting God in Adversity

Do you trust God?  Some of us say “You bet!”  Some of us say “Yes, but…”  Some of us don’t trust Him at all or even acknowledge His existence. Truth is, I’m in the “Yes, but” category more often than I’d like to think.  Trusting God day in and day out is really easy…until He […]

August 17, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Persistence: The Wisdom of Pressing Onward and Upward

We’re living in a time in which it’s hard to live a godly life.  I don’t know that it’s ever been easy, but it seems like there’s much in our instant-gratification-culture that establishes a quick lure to the dark side.  If we’re not careful by actively, continually pressing into goodness, Boom!  There we are.  On […]

August 13, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Acceptance: The Wisdom of Observable Love

How well do you accept other people?  Accept that they are different from you?  Accept their different gifts, abilities, skills, temperaments, and idiosyncrasies?  If everyone had your gifts, abilities, skills, temperament, and idiosyncrasies, would you even like them?  Or would they suddenly become competition instead of kindred spirits? I cannot think of anyone more unlike […]

August 5, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Courage: The Wisdom of Sensible Fortitude

If there’s a trait needed for these last days, it’s Courage, the Wisdom of Sensible Fortitude.  The Apostle Paul says it this way: Be on your guard;  stand firm in the faith;  be men of courage;  be strong.  (1 Corinthians 16:13)  . There’s nothing wild, reckless, or thoughtless about it.  Watchful.  Aware.  Firm.  Faith.  Courage.  […]

July 20, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Perspective: The Wisdom of the Wide-Angle Lens

At the Art Institute of Chicago, there’s a very large painting by Georges Seurat called A Sunday on La Grande Jatte.  The method of painting used by Seurat has been termed “pointillism” which involved horizontal brush strokes and dots of complementary colors to give the painting a full image when viewed from a distance, but […]

July 15, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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