Today's Devotions

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Showcase: Freedom

  • Freedom of Simplicity, Richard Foster +

    In Freedom of Simplicity Foster gently encourages us to see that our identity, our sense of comfort and security must Read More
  • Freedom and Authority-by JI Packer +

    "Authority" is a word that makes most people think of law and order, direction and restraint, command and control, dominance Read More
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Oh-the depth of the riches! by Julie Moore

I've said before how my husband is all hip to the latest movies because he loves to read the New York Times... well, the most recent film I was treated to was a crazy Norwegian number calledHeadhunters. Now, normally, I tend to drift off into an upright doze when faced with subtitles after nine in the evening, but this one held my attention like a slow-motion car crash.

It's about Roger Brown - a short but handsome guy who steals art. Normally, I don't notice if a guy is short or tall, because to me, everyone is tall...

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Fast Of Words: A Different Kind Of Fast by Sylvia Gunter

SylviaTime and again God brings me to my knees over my heart attitude expressed out of my mouth. More than once, God has led me to fast of negative, critical, judgmental, and complaining words. Why a fast of words? Is that a legitimate application of fasting? The Hebrew word fast means to cover the mouth. For me, it is harder to fast from words than from food. Abstaining from negative words may be as powerful as fasting from food, because it is a particular battlefield for most of us.

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Spiritual Disciplines, Spiritual Formation and the Restoration of the Soul by Dallas Willard

Dallas-Willard"The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul." 
(Ps. 19:7 NAS)

"He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake." 
(Ps. 23:3 NAS)


Currently there is much interest in spiritual disciplines and the process of spiritual formation. This derives from a sense of our urgent need for mental and emotional health, as well as spiritual depth, and from the simultaneous realization that recent standard practice of American Christianity is not meeting that

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Jesus is Lord: Scripture References

cloud1Is 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder:and His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father,The Prince of Peace.

Mat 1:23 Behold a virgin shall be with Child, and shall bring forth a Son, and they shall call His Name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is God with us.

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Reflections to Consider

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Audio & Video

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  • Walking towards Easter: Jesus's Tears +

    These scriptures reflect the pain and suffering, the tears Jesus felt leading up to his crucifixion. Read More
  • Culitvating Good Fruit +

    Proverbs 15:23: To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good Read More
  • Living after Easter +

    Acts 1:8.  But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my Read More
  • Loving like Jesus and the good, good Father +

    Jesus calls his disciples--and us--to love. Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Easter: transforming how we relate to others +

    As we prepare for Easter, let’s prayerfully consider some questions regarding John 17. Read More
  • Jesus as the cultivator of our heart +

    Day after day our heart experiences dozens and hundreds of interactions: with others, with news stories,  with our thoughts, or Read More
  • Sing to the Lord: Thinking about to praise God each day with songs from our hearts +

    One of the overriding themes throughout scripture is praising God regardless of our circumstances. Read More
  • A focus on blessing others +

    We are called to be a blessing to the world first to those around us. Read More
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