Category: Devotionals

Leadership is Influence

“In the same way … clothe yourselves with humility toward one another,  because God opposes the proud  but gives grace to the humble.”  (1 Peter 5:5) If you cannot influence someone, you cannot lead. Thus, leadership is simply about influence. John Maxwell writes: “True leadership cannot be awarded, appointed, or assigned. It comes only from…
Read more

Training in Righteousness

 “Every scripture is inspired by God  and useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction,  and for training in righteousness,”  (2 Timothy 3:16) “What were we thinking!” we frequently exclaim. “You weren’t!” our daughter reminds us. Our young fur-baby, Salomé, turned one year old this week and it has been a tiring, frustrating, and yet rewarding…
Read more

Where Next?

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,  and do not rely on your own understanding.  Acknowledge him in all your ways,  and he will make your paths straight.”  (Proverbs 3:5–6) A friend recently asked: “Now that you’ve traveled to and slept in all the lower 48 states in your home-on-wheels, have you found the…
Read more

Keeping Life Level

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”  (Psalm 119:105, ESV) We have had a blessed trip thus far from Danforth, ME to North East, MD, and the Sandy Cove Ministry. We’ve enjoyed seeing each of the small New England states and staying at unique places in our home-on-wheels!…
Read more

Stirred to Volunteer

“Moses summoned Bezalel and Oholiab  and every skilled person in whom the Lord had put skill —everyone whose heart stirred him to volunteer to do the work,”  (Exodus 36:2, NET) In November 2021, when we arrived at our project at Riverbend Retreat, we were presented with a 10’x20’ concrete slab and asked to build a…
Read more

Keeping Our Eye on Jesus

“… Peter … walked on the water, and came toward Jesus.  But when he saw the strong wind he became afraid. …”  (Matthew 14:29–30, NET) In Matthew’s account when Peter got out of the boat in the middle of the storm to walk toward Jesus all went well at first. Then Peter took his eyes…
Read more

Preparation

“… by fitting your feet with the preparation  that comes from the good news of peace,”  (Ephesians 6:15, NET) It’s the beginning of air conditioning (A/C) season and our A/C’s are even now working to keep our home comfortable in this summer’s high temperatures and humidity. To make sure the units are ready to go,…
Read more

I Will Follow You, But …

“Yet another said, “I will follow you, Lord,but first let me say goodbye to my family.””(Luke 9:61, NET) Last fall, as we thought and prayed about where in the USA we were to serve, the thought kept coming back to us that we should take the time to visit and work at a few ministries…
Read more

Transformed

“So then, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation;  what is old has passed away — look, what is new has come!”  (2 Corinthians 5:17, NET) Recently the SOWER ladies undertook the task of painting the shutters on the SOWER office. Although hard to see in the smaller image above, the change…
Read more

Following Him

“Peter began to speak to him,  ‘Look, we have left everything to follow you!’”  (Mark 10:28, NET) There are many times when we feel we left everything to follow Jesus. Sometimes we wonder if we are doing the right thing …  On May 1, 2019, we set out on our maiden voyage in our new-to-us…
Read more