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Redemption Mums by Carisa Downs

I’ve been thinking about these flowers in front of my parent’s house for a couple of weeks.  My parents bought these mums last autumn when they were in season.  When winter came and their blooming was done, they threw…

Comedy Devotionals

Expecting The Unexpected from God

There’s a well-known joke that goes…. A pious man was once caught in rising floodwaters. He climbed onto the roof of his house and trusted God to rescue him. A man came by in a canoe and said, “The…

Devotionals Poetry

How to Fill Your Emptiness with Joy

Empty, empty, been running on empty I thought I was running toward joy but I was really chasing my hope. And when I finally arrived, what I thought was my joy turned out to be dissatisfaction. Joy is not…

Devotionals Music

Pieces | A Soaking Devotional

Most of the time I know right away if I like a song or not.  I either instantly fall in love with it, or I don’t.  And then there are those other songs like “Pieces” that somehow sneak their…

Devotionals

True Intimacy | Get Naked with God

Psalm 139 You have searched me, Lord,     and you know me. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise;     you perceive my thoughts from afar. 3 You discern my going out and my lying down;     you are familiar…

Devotionals

He Grants Sleep to Those He Loves

  Psalm 127:1-2 Unless the Lord builds the house,     the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city,     the guards stand watch in vain. 2 In vain you rise early     and stay up late, toiling for food…

Devotionals

Shine | You Are His Treasure

I love all things gold and I have a lot of it in my house.  I even have two gold maps: this canvas one of the world and a gold foil map of Manhattan.  I love them because they…

Devotionals

A Reflection on the Beauty and Majesty of God

Psalm 8 The Passion Translation 1 Lord, your name is so great and powerful! People everywhere see your splendor. Your glorious majesty streams from the heavens, filling the earth with the fame of your name! 2 You have built…

Devotionals

Why are You Here?

In a sermon I was watching recently, missionary Heidi Baker asked a simple question to the crowd of thousands of people that turned up to see her speak.  As she took fifteen minutes of prayer with the congregation before…