DEVOTIONAL – What’s in Your Cup?

“A tree is identified by its fruit. Figs are never gathered from thornbushes, and grapes are not picked from bramble bushes.” Luke 6:44   I love to make green juice in the morning. My doctor says it feeds the cells in my body so they can function better. I usually put celery, carrots, kale, a…

Devotional – Precious

  I got a cat for Christmas. Well, more of a kitten, at about 10 weeks old. He was a survivor of a broken home. His dad was the neighborhood tom-cat; his mom was the homeless feral from the woods. Both of his siblings didn’t make it. But he did, thanks to his feisty personality…

Devotional – The Mission of Christmas

“So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.”   Christmas as a volunteer missionary feels a little different. Maybe it’s hot, and you can’t even dream of a white Christmas.…

Devotional – Fingerprints

“You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone.” 2 Cor. 3:2 As a child, I used to play with dirt. I loved to pick up sharp objects or sticks and pretend I was an archeologist excavating a historical site. I would spend hours digging holes and marking my excavated…

Devotional – The Deal of a Lifetime

In Exodus 33, Moses is given a unique choice. Moses was offered everything he could ever want or need, but only on the condition that he would journey without the manifest presence of God.  God would give His protection, provision, manna, water from a rock, quail for dinner, health, clothes that didn’t wear out, and…