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 – 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 – The Crucifixion Song

I was in California a couple of weeks ago for a wedding, and on Saturday morning I got to hear my friend Tim, a pastor in northern California, give a sermon, the basis of which gives me my topic for this devotional.   This pastor is the type of person who can find a song…

Devotional – When Jesus Passes Your Way

Have you ever felt this kind of moment in time: an opportunity arises when you feel the Holy Spirit tugging at your heart, you hesitate, and someone else says, “I will!” And you walk away wondering “What if…” Today I want to share the story found in Mark chapter 10 of Blind Bartimaeus–a man who…