Tag Archives: Devotionals

Spinning My Tires

  Around and Around It should have been a banner year. How many people get to be authors? And have an article published in a print magazine? And get to work at a job they love? How many parents see their children and grandchildren living solid lives of faith and hope? This year I had […]

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World Blog Tour

Summer’s Here. Let’s See the World. A world blog tour is a great way to connect with Christian authors and blogs. Thanks to Denise Loock for inviting me to participate in this World Blog Tour. Denise is the author of  two devotional collections that will give you a fresh perspective from the classic songs of […]

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Out from the Shadows Blog Tour

Road Trip! I had a wonderful time with friends and family on March 28 celebrating the launch of Out from the Shadows: 31 Devotions for the Weary Caregiver. Now we’re hitting the road…sort of. April 14-23 we’re going to be visiting folks around the web on a blog tour. Every day (except Easter Sunday) we’ll […]

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An Idaho Christmas

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. -Colossians 3:15 Hello, Christmas… Another Idaho winter has descended upon us. In my neck of the woods, that means a little snow and a lot of gray days. But leave the river valley in […]

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Breath of God

The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit. – John 3:8 This is the air I breathe, This is the air I breathe, Your Holy Presence, living in me. […]

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What’s in YOUR Heart?

  And I will give them one heart, and put a new spirit within them. And I will take the heart of stone out of their flesh and give them a heart of flesh. -Ezekiel 11:19 Our Heart, the Deepest Place Anyone who’s taken even freshman biology can probably remember what’s in our hearts: mostly […]

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What They Didn’t Tell Us

Until our nineteen-year-old son broke his neck in a fall in the summer of 1997, we knew little about spinal cord injuries. His break was very high, and the chance of his survival was bleak. Since he was injured during a trip to Canada and we live in the United States, it was a difficult […]

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When the Path Gets Rocky

We all stumble in many ways. – James 3:2 It was another hot August day. I was working outside and feeling increasingly irritated in the oppression of the afternoon heat. A hint of smoke from some distant wildfire loitered menacingly in the breeze. Alarmed, I paused to scan the sky for the dreaded pillar that signaled […]

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The Yoke in My Head

Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. For my yoke is easy and My burden is light. -Matthew 11:29-30 The sun was a fiery ball in the bay sky. A splendid dinner of  barbecued steaks, prawns, and […]

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To Kill the Longing

We inched down the winding mountain pass toward the ocean, smothered in a thick fog. After ten hours on the road through a fierce thunderstorm, our nerves were frayed. We rounded a curve and our headlights caught a raccoon in the middle of our lane. The light dissolved his eyes into a watery green glow. […]

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