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Finding the Familiar

Devotional 9.27.23

Dear Faith Family, Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me," (Psalm 23:4). It was one of those memorable hunts. Chasing "thunder chickens" (aka wild turkeys) through the woods. After a successful hunt, the woods came alive with new unfamiliar features. You know, sudde...

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What's Love Got to Do With It?

Devotional 9.20.23

Dear Faith Family, Jesus answered, "The most important is, 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.'," (Mark 12:29-30). Horrifically amazed! The video recorded a coyote running toward a small dog in the front yard. Then there was t...

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Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

Devotionals 9.13.23

Dear Faith Family, "Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us," (Hebrews 12:1). Seated, once again, in a doctor's waiting room. I listen as yet another patient is called (ahead of me) by name. Like a sheep to the...

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Grace Still Wins!

Devotional 9.6.23

"Grace Still Wins!" Dear Faith Family, He said to his brothers, "My money has been put back; here it is in the mouth of my sack!" At this their hearts failed them, and they turned trembling to one another, saying, "What is this that God has done to us," (Genesis 42:28). "Did it bother anybody else that the guy from the operation game was clearly wide awake?" Found that ...

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And Do You Not Remember?

Devotional 8.30.23

Dear Faith Family, Having eyes do you not see, and having ears do you not hear? And do you not remember? (Mark 8:18). "I was driving to work, which was about 15-20 minutes away when I realized that I forgot my keys. Even though I was halfway there and I was going to be late, I went ahead and turned around. When I got back home and looked for my keys, I was frustrated tha...

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For The Love Of Pete

Devotional 8.23.23

Dear Faith Family, His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us to His own glory and excellence, (2 Peter 1:3). Scene one, Luke 5. Peter had been fishing all night. The scoreboard read: Fish one. Seasoned angler, Peter nothing, zero, nada. You get the picture! Jesus told Peter to let down t...

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Better Than Corn

Devotional 8.16.23

Dear Faith Family, But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death, (James 1:14-15). The squirrel-proof bird feeder is no longer squirrel-proof. See, the little varmints locked their hind feet onto the pole supporting the used-to-be squirrel-...

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The Poor In Spirit

Devotional 8.9.23

Dear Faith Family, "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven, (Matthew 5:3). A celebration. An unexpected encounter. The words of my sweet wife captured the weight of the moment. Here's what she wrote: I gazed upon a living icon (portrait) today. What made it so? She was void of gold foil or bright paint. Yet, like an icon she pointed to somet...

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What A Transformation!

Devotional 8.2.23

Dear Faith Family, Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony, (Co...

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The Waiting Room

Devotional 7.26.23

Dear Faith Family, Only remember me, when it is well with you, and please do me the kindness to mention me to Pharaoh, and so get me out of this house. For I was indeed stolen out of the land of the Hebrews, and here also I have done nothing that they should put me into the pit.", (Genesis 40:14-15). Have you been here? Here? Where is here? Here is at the doctor's office...

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