Category: Devotionals


“… and whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of all.”  (Mark 10:44) “… but emptied himself by taking on the form of a slave, ….”  (Philippians 2:7) The Greek term used in these verses is frequently translated as “slave.” It is also translated as “servant.” However, neither translation captures the ancient meaning…
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Servants on Wheels Ever Ready (SOWER)

“I heard the voice of the sovereign master say, “Whom will I send? Who will go on our behalf?” I answered, “Here I am, send me!”” (Isaiah 6:8, NET) As a SOWER, we go where we feel the LORD is calling us to help Christian ministries. These include camps, conference centers, orphanages, schools, missionary retreat…
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“I am with you!” says the Lord:

“You have planted much but have harvested little. You eat, but are never filled. You drink, but are still thirsty.  You put on clothes, but are not warm.  Those who earn wages end up with holes in their money bags.” (Haggai 1:6, NET) “Then Haggai, the Lord’s messenger, spoke the Lord’s word to the people: …
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Known as Christians

“… Now it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians” (Acts 11:26) Alexander Maclaren once wrote: “This name suggests that the clear impression made by our character, as well as by our words, should be that we belong to Jesus Christ. He should manifestly be the center and the guide, the impulse…
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Jehovah Jireh

“And Abraham called the name of that place ‘The Lord provides.’ [Jehovah Jireh] It is said to this day, “In the mountain of the Lord provision will be made.”” (Genesis 22:14, NET) Our mobile hotspot, that little device that keeps us connected to the internet and to the rest of the world, began to die. Thankfully,…
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The Center of God’s Will

“Jesus replied, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6, NET)  We were peacefully rolling down highway KS36 toward our Boondockers Welcome host’s site in Burr Oak, KS. We only had about 15 miles to go and Katie was dozing in the…
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Contentment in All Things

“… I have learned to be content in any circumstance.” (Philippians 4:11, NET) The Apostle Paul experienced times of need and times of plenty. But he was able to experience all these situations with contentment, because he knew from whom his strength came. We’ve been able to stay for free at some amazing places. These…
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Demonstrating Compassion to All

“Finally, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic,  affectionate, compassionate, and humble.”  (1 Peter 3:8, NET)  Last week, out of the blue, a classmate from almost 50 years ago contacted us. They were on their way to visit family in northern Idaho, pulling their travel trailer. For some time, they had been dealing with a “check…
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To cease work … šābat … to rest

“By the seventh day God finished the work that he had been doing, and he ceased on the seventh day all the work that he had been doing.” (Genesis 2:2, NET) “He said to them, ‘Come with me privately to an isolated place and rest a while’….” (Mark 6:31, NET) God stopped his work; He…
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What are we learning through all this?

“For everything there is an appointed time.” Do you really believe this?