Category Archives: Devotions for Women

Beauty for Ashes

To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the … Continue reading

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The Weight of Cares

Much of our world today is in turmoil. Coming on the heels of the pandemic, many of us are feeling depressed. We are weighed down with worries and fears for the future. When reading the news and thinking of the … Continue reading

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Are we being punished?

Pandemic, earthquakes, tornadoes, and now murder hornets… what is God trying to tell us? An age-old question Christians are often challenged with is, “If God is all-powerful and all-loving, how can He inflict bad things on His people?” This is … Continue reading

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When all this is over

With the encouraging reports coming out daily, we are beginning to think about what our lives will be like when the corona virus shut-down is behind us. Most of the comments I hear are about how different everything will be, … Continue reading

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Good? Are you kidding?

Today is Good Friday, when Christians around the world commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth. This may seem like an unusual designation for a day of such horrific suffering and death. We know from historical accounts that crucifixion as … Continue reading

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Joy and peace to you

What? Joy and peace in the midst of the corona virus turmoil? How is that possible? While we are under attack from all sides by the attempts of various factions to use this crisis for their own ends, it is … Continue reading

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Guilty of Love?

One of my guilty pleasures is reading and watching crime dramas. In them, the police are always emphasizing the need to show means, motive, and opportunity to prove guilt. That made me wonder; if Christianity were a crime, would I … Continue reading

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How do you see it?

I’ve recently lost a not-insignificant amount of excess weight after decades of frustrating attempts to lower my BMI. One surprising discovery from this change is just how much my mood affects my perceptions; when the scale shows me that my … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed? Feeling helpless?

Fires, floods, massacres, and tragedies of all sorts abound. Like many of you, I find the constant onslaught of bad news overwhelming. How should I respond? How can I help? It’s tempting to crawl into bed and pull the covers … Continue reading

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God’s Word: never changing, ever new

I love the Bible. I love it for all the usual reasons Christians love the Word of God, but I also love it because it always shows me something new. In the Harry Potter books and movies, the people in … Continue reading

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