When Are You Going To Meet Jesus Alive?

Mark 16:5-6 “As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.Continue reading “When Are You Going To Meet Jesus Alive?”

Christmas Unchanged

By Urailak Liljequist Reading: Matthew 2:1-12Focus Verses: Matthew 2:9-11 Global pandemic. Social distancing. Isolation. Loneliness. Deaths of loved ones. Losses of businesses and jobs. Online schools and churches. Events and programs cancelled. Number of people limited for gatherings. Faces hidden behind masks. Divisive opinions among families and friends. Undeniably, this year has been difficult and challenging toContinue reading “Christmas Unchanged”

Tetelestai: “The Masterpiece Is Finished” featured in the Winter Issue of Awake our Hearts

Some of you may remember last year when I shared a Facebook post about finding Ryan’s inky fingerprint on his closet door. It’s taken me a full six years to (really) be able to face the holidays with joy, and a year of thinking about that fingerprint to put into words why I can walkContinue reading “Tetelestai: “The Masterpiece Is Finished” featured in the Winter Issue of Awake our Hearts”

The Greatest Love Story

 By Barbie Summers  Reading: Luke 2:1-20 This is the first Devotional I have written, so I hope I don’t mess it up – lol.  Every year my favorite part of Christmas is always the story of Jesus’ birth and seeing all the beautiful nativity scenes in people’s yards, houses, stores, churches, etc.  Usually every yearContinue reading “The Greatest Love Story”

Where to Find Peace Without End in 2020

By Kelly Doyle Jones Reading: Isaiah 9:6-7 I remember ushering in 2020 with excitement and plans for all of the incredible tasks the Lord would allow me to accomplish. “This is so my year, Lord.  I will get another book published and work on a higher level of certification in my work.  I will travelContinue reading “Where to Find Peace Without End in 2020”

The Heart of A Father

By Lennette Wagner Sunderman Reading: Matthew 1:18-24 Focus Verse: “As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. “Joseph, son of David,” the angel said, “do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 1:20 (NIV)Continue reading “The Heart of A Father”

Why Mary? Why Me?

By Amy Catlin WozniakReading: Luke 1:26-28 Focus Verse(s): Luke 1:28,30 Do you ever wonder what must have been going through Mary’s mind when Gabriel visited her? Up until that point, she was probably an ordinary teenager. And then one day there was an angel, right there in front of her. I imagine she probably shook her head,Continue reading “Why Mary? Why Me?”