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    Rejoice…for he is risen!

    Easter Family Devotional Scripture Verses “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has pass away; behold, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christs from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,….” 1 Peter 1:3 “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 “We were…

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    Saving Grace: A Devotional

    Scripture: “Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 (ESV) Devotional Thought: As a working woman, entrepreneur, wife, mother, and lab mom, Hebrews Chapter 4 often provides me with a gentle reminder of much-needed ‘amazing grace’. The chapter reviews the Lord’s command to honor the Sabbath and the gift that the Sabbath represents. The text states, “Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience.” The chapter is a reminder that Jesus Christ is not unable to sympathize…

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    February Devotional on Love

    Scripture: “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8 Devotional Thought: As I sit here with my oldest daughter bouncing jokes off each other as we visit, I am reminded of the everlasting love and loyalty that I have for my family and friends. Love naturally comes easy for us but at times can be hard depending on the person or situation at hand. For God, it comes easy. God loved us so much that he sacrificed his one and only son for us. That is definitely unconditional love. If we have faith in God then the love we have should…

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    January Devotional-New Beginnings

    Verses for Reflection “Your beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous will your future be.”Job 8:7 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: the old is gone, the new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 Devotional Thought I am routinely reminded that some days are tougher than others and find myself saying “tomorrow has to be better than today.” It is such a vicious thought cycle that before long, it seems that is my mantra every day.  However I am reminded that God has our new beginning already planned for us. The old is gone and the new awaits us some day when we get to heaven. God…

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    Christmas Peace Devotional

    Christmas 2020 (scroll down for a downloadable version) The year 2020 brought many challenges. Unlike most years, these challenges were nearly universal, as COVID-19 raged across the world. In America, race relations and election division have ravaged relationships in families and communities. Many come to the end of 2020 exhausted, distrustful, and full of uncertainty. As we move into Christmas week, I am reminded of the promises realized in the birth and death of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ; the promises of salvation, of peace, of love. Join me in this short Christmas Peace Devotional. His power and purpose. Isaiah 9:6 says, “ For unto us a child is born,…

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    How to make the most of your daily devotionals.

    As a woman of faith, I have tried many different ways to engage in daily devotionals. I have purchased a lot of devotional books. I have utilized the YouVersion Bible App. I have had daily devotional emails sent my way as a reminder. I have learned a lot from books, apps, and emails. I also have experienced their limitations. There are as many ways to worship the Lord as there may be stars in the sky, and I do not want to limit how you approach your devotions or tell you that there is one distinct way to go about it. However, I have come to believe as followers of…