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The Corinthian Creedby Shawn McEvoy

Be on your guard, stand firm in faith, be men of courage, be strong; do everything in love. -  1 Corinthians 16:13-14 ********While this devotional is geared towards men, I felt like there were a some good thoughts for everyone, not just men.*********** Today's verse hangs on a board on the wall of my son. But years… Continue reading The Corinthian Creedby Shawn McEvoy

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Happiness Isn’t Required to Rejoice

By: Meg Bucher “This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” - Psalm 118:24 ESV “Don’t draw from the pile when there’s a wild card in your hand.” My husband repeated the proper UNO rules to my nine-year-old, as our oldest drained all the hot water for her shower.… Continue reading Happiness Isn’t Required to Rejoice

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Skydiving with JesusBarb Roose

Today’s Truth: But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage. I am here” (Matthew 14:27 NLT). During a Monday morning planning meeting, I was given two choices: pet a tarantula or jump out of an airplane. I picked jumping out of an airplane because I am that afraid of… Continue reading Skydiving with JesusBarb Roose

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A Prayer for Hope When Life Seems Hopeless

By: Emily Rose Massey “For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness” (Romans 8:24-26, ESV). My husband and I… Continue reading A Prayer for Hope When Life Seems Hopeless

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A Prayer to Let Go of Your Fear of Death

By Victoria Riollano  I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. - Psalm 34:4 I hate fear. I literally hate fear. From the age of six to twenty-six, fear encompassed my life. Fear of dogs, cats, riding in cars, speaking in front of people crossing the street, clowns, and being… Continue reading A Prayer to Let Go of Your Fear of Death

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The Bow & The Arrowby Shawn McEvoy

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.Proverbs 3:5-6 Wisdom, suggests the book of Proverbs, is prized above all things. And wisdom begins with the fear of the Lord. Therefore, the wisest thing one can do… Continue reading The Bow & The Arrowby Shawn McEvoy

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A More Excellent Way

by: Marilyn Pagán-Banks 1 Corinthians 12:12-26 12 Christ is just like the human body—a body is a unit and has many parts; and all the parts of the body are one body, even though there are many. 13 We were all baptized by one Spirit into one body, whether Jew or Greek, or slave or free, and we… Continue reading A More Excellent Way

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A Prayer for When the Rogue Waves of Life Hit

By Meg Bucher “His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation.” - Luke 1:50 NIV After a beautiful day out on the water, we headed to the island for dinner. On the way, our Great Lake threw us a surprise, as it has been known to do. Though the water was flat and… Continue reading A Prayer for When the Rogue Waves of Life Hit

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The Blessing Right Outside Your DoorstepBy: Noelle Kirchner

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. - Psalm 121:1-2 It had been a particularly rough morning getting my children into the car for school. My middle son had been dawdling all morning, oblivious to the time. My older… Continue reading The Blessing Right Outside Your DoorstepBy: Noelle Kirchner

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It’s a Miracle!

Do You Believe in Christmas Miracles?By Lynette Kittle “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call Him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). — Matthew 1:23 Have you noticed how many Christmas movies focus on receiving a Christmas miracle? Although many center on Santa Claus making things happen, still Christmas is… Continue reading It’s a Miracle!