Drop Your Guard, Then Discard

Walking along in an open-market is one of the keen ways you can find deals, rummage through the variety of wares the peddlers have brought, and generally ‘get out’ and mingle with people. One of the core things I dislike about them is the pushy, chanting ‘pressure’ from some of the peddlers themselves… taunting youContinue reading “Drop Your Guard, Then Discard”

And the Future Holds…

…nothing you should worry about today! Sure, we hear that all the time, but so quickly and rather easily we are right back there… fussing over a pending job opportunity, toiling over a potential home, stressing about the weather and an upcoming outdoor event… even just planning a strategy for your career or retirement… forgetContinue reading “And the Future Holds…”

God Could Care Less…

God Could Care Less but, He doesn’t. Sometimes your life may seem and feel like He cares very little for you; does not seem to be aware (or care) of the turmoil you face, the anguish you experience, or even the fear that hides deep in your soul… you know, that fear that makes youContinue reading “God Could Care Less…”

Quiet Trusting Baby Steps

Not sure about you, but sometimes I find it hard to start something or commit to something when I think/feel there are too many steps, unsettled details, or even if it’s just ‘too complicated’ or confusing. Over the course of my life though, I have been learning to break-it-down into smaller, manageable pieces… keeping theirContinue reading “Quiet Trusting Baby Steps”

Wearing Your Bearings

What? Bearings as in Ball Bearings? No, those are rarely worn, if ever. But Bearings as in ‘directions’, or ‘route’, even a ‘destination point’… those bearings. Now, wearing them may seem odd, but you know me… I’m aiming to show you not only why, but how. Today’s devotional is actually close to the Wandering You one in-thatContinue reading “Wearing Your Bearings”

Go It Alone

Personally, I find it so much easier to do things alone. Not all things surely, but certain things like; errand running, project work (yard work, construction, cooking, etc), even just simple down time. Not at all that I favor doing things alone, but coordinating efforts with someone else can add more stress, more uncertainty, andContinue reading “Go It Alone”

Eternal Reality

Destruction, calamity, brokenness, failure, mourning… these ‘bad things’ actually have great qualities for our lives. No, I am not declaring that we should seek them out, strive to obtain them, ensure we experience at least one of these each week. But, when you do review the last 3+ months of your life, you’ll find theseContinue reading “Eternal Reality”

Be Thou Vulnerable

“Capable of or susceptible to being wounded or hurt, as by a weapon”. I know… odd starting a devotional with a dictionary description, but that is one of the core descriptions for ‘Vulnerable’… not a word I liked very much in my earlier years. As I have grown, I become more and more aware justContinue reading “Be Thou Vulnerable”

Gotch’er Back

Tumult, discord, chaos, or even just simple confusion are all mechanisms of fear… and Satan loves using fear to set us back on our heels, to cause doubt, or merely to cause us to pause long enough to just miss a ‘divine appointment’. Our devotional today helps remind us that fear can actually be aContinue reading “Gotch’er Back”


I know, yet another non-word I am using in the title, but our devotional today has us reflecting (and hopefully yearning) for the rest and refreshing impact our Lord can have in our lives. Me? Too often, I find myself scurrying through life considering all the ways I can improve it (financially, emotionally, spiritually) andContinue reading “RestFreshment”

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