Monday Devotional: September 13, 2021

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Servant’s Heart Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all. Mark 9:35 Scripture: Mark 9:30-37 Cook. Event Planner. Nutritionist. Nurse. These are just some of the responsibilities regularly performed by modern moms. In 2016, research estimated that moms likely worked between 59 and 96 six hours per week doing child-related tasks. No … Read More

Monday Devotional: August 30, 2021

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A “New Man” Continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel. Colossians 1:23 Scripture: Colossians 1:3-8 As a group of teenagers visited a home for the elderly in Montego Bay, Jamaica, one young woman noticed a lonely looking man at the end of the room. He appeared to have … Read More

Monday Devotional: August 23, 2021

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Slack Tide He said to them, “Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” Mark 6:31 Scripture: Mark 6:7-13, 30-31 I find it fascinating to consider the pull of the moon on our great oceans, which creates high and low tides. At the changing of the tide, there is a brief period of time called “slack … Read More

Monday Devotional: August 16, 2021

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A Feast of Love I am the living bread that came down from heaven. John 6:51 Scripture: John 6:56-59 In the Danish film Babette’s Feast, a French refugee appears in a coastal village. Two elderly sisters, leaders of the community’s religious life, take her in, and for fourteen years Babette works as their housekeeper. When Babette comes into a large … Read More

Monday Devotional: August 9, 2021

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Remember the Cross “Surely this man was the Son of God!” Mark 15:39 Scripture: John 6:51-58 In the local Church, a large cross stands at the front of the sanctuary. It represents the original cross where Jesus died—the place where our sin intersected with His holiness. There God allowed His perfect Son to die for the sake of every wrong … Read More

Monday Devotional: August 2, 2021

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A Feast of Love I am the living bread that came down from heaven. John 6:51 Scripture: John 6:35, 41-51 In the Danish film Babette’s Feast, a French refugee appears in a coastal village. Two elderly sisters, leaders of the community’s religious life, take her in, and for fourteen years Babette works as their housekeeper. When Babette comes into a … Read More

Monday Devotional: July 26, 2021

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The Power of Prayer Do not stop crying out to the Lord our God for us, that he may rescue us. 1 Samuel 7:8 Scripture: 1 Samuel 7:3-11 One day, feeling deeply concerned about the welfare of one close, encouragement was found in part of the Old Testament story of Samuel, a wise leader of the Israelites. As you read … Read More

Monday Devotional: July 19, 2021

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Where’s the Piccolo? There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many? John 6:9 Scripture: John 6:1-21 At certain times in life we may feel insignificant and useless. Surrounded by people with greater talent than ours, we are tempted in our weak moments just to settle back and … Read More

Monday Devotional: July 12, 2021

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Running and Rest [Jesus] said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 6:31 Scripture: Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 The headline caught my eye: “Rest Days Important for Runners.” In Tommy Manning’s article, the former member of the U.S. Mountain Running Team emphasized a principle that dedicated athletes sometimes ignore—the body needs time … Read More

Wednesday Devotional: July 7, 2021

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Flawed My strength is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9 Scripture: Mark 6:14-20 A well-known actor commented that he enjoyed playing “flawed” characters in movies because people could relate better to an imperfect character. Most of us would agree that it’s easier for us to understand people who aren’t perfect because we know that we are imperfect. God included … Read More