Devotionals

  • Pray, Shake, Filled :Repeat

    It is normal to desire that an activity could be done once and not have to repeat the process. Ask any woman about dusting the front room or doing laundry. Ask any man about washing the truck or mowing the yard. These tasks are always to be done over for continued pleasing results. Luke tell us in […]

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  • That’s My Story and I’m……….. Sticking to it

    If you haven’t heard this song, it’s about a man that refuses to adjust his version of the story to fit the truth. This is a funny theme for a song but it’s lying in reality. Let’s examine the title from a different angle. All of us have a life story that was influenced by family […]

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  • Under Conviction

    The first thought when you see the word conviction is that the jury found the person guilty who was on trial. This conviction requires prison time and will forever be on the person’s record. However, being “under conviction” has two different meanings, one for unbelievers and one for believers. Jesus told His disciples that He would […]

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  • Can I Get a Witness?

    Witnesses are required for many reasons today. Two are needed to sign your will and your marriage certificate. One is required for a nurse to unlock the medication cabinet and extract a controlled substance. In court cases, lawyers call witnesses for the defense and for the prosecution. There are requirements to be a witness in court. […]

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  • Between a Rock and a Hard Place

    Have you ever been there? The situation around you seemed to close in and take away your breathing and thinking room. The continual crushing drove out all hope.  Emotions convinced you that nothing would ever change. You were between a rock and a hard place! This idiom came from Greek mythology, Homer’s Odyssey. In the story, […]

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  • Only the Lonely

    In 1960, Roy Orbison recorded the song by this title. Some of the lyrics say this: Only the lonely know the way I feel, know the heartache I’ve been through, know why I cry. Loneliness is the most sung about topic in the music world. Books, essays, poems and articles have been written about this malady. Loneliness […]

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  • P.U.S.H

    The originator of this acronym is unknown but the principal is sound: pray until something happens!  James 5:16 says “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man (woman) availeth much.” This is not just an ordinary “bless” someone prayer. The first descriptive word, effectual, means producing the desired result. The second descriptive word, fervent, is   praying with passionate […]

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  • The Grass is Always Greener

    The end of that statement varies according to the person polled. Some favorite endings are: on the other side of the fence, in the neighbor’s yard, over the septic tank. Horses and cattle have a desire for the greener grass across the fence. They will get down on their front knees and risk getting hung up in […]

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  • The Devil Made Me Do It!

    Award winning comedian, Flip Wilson made this phrase a household saying back  in the 1960s and 1970s. Whenever his performing personality did something wrong or even questionable, he never took responsibility himself but shifted blame to the devil. While this initially sounds funny and flippant, there is also a serious side. The phrase “The Devil […]

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  • Always Be Prepared

    Since it’s inception in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America organization has embraced the motto “Always Be Prepared”. Training activities were designed to teach the boys to be in a state of readiness in mind and body to do their duty. Their preparedness paid off. In WW1, Scouts were used as message runners and coast […]

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