Devotion

Devotion

The Water of the Word

by Heather Cofer

One evening recently I went out onto our front porch to water the hanging plants. I had forgotten to do it the day before, but figured they were probably okay. When I caught my first glimpse of them, I was somewhat surprised to see them looking dangerously wilted and dry.


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Intentional Rest

by Heather Cofer

There is a section in John Bunyan’s book The Pilgrim’s Progress that I have been thinking on quite a bit lately.


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The Faith of a Four-Year-Old

by Leslie Ludy

Jesus said, “Unless you humble yourself and become like a little child, you shall not enter the Kingdom of Heaven” (Matt. 18:3-4). How easy it is for us adults to over-complicate our faith!


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Harper's Dog - The Continuing Saga

by Leslie Ludy

We have had little Gracie for about three weeks now. I have to admit, this little mangy pooch is growing on me.


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Putting Emotions In Their Place

by Leslie Ludy

He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But whoever walks wisely will be delivered.


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Forsaking the "Wisdom" of Fear

by Leslie Ludy

Our culture has done a very good job of convincing us that being fearful is equivalent to being wise.  After all, if we simply take a few self-protective precautions, we can have a much more protected life.


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How Jesus Refueled

by Leslie Ludy

Every January, our family tries to get away somewhere together for a couple of weeks (preferably to a warm destination!) to rest, refuel, and build fun memories together before we head full swing into the intensity of a new year.  Some of our most precious and memorable moments have happened on


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Handling the "What Ifs"

by Leslie Ludy

Many of us have been plagued by fretful “what if” scenarios throughout our lives.  What if I never get married?  What if my friends reject me?  What if I fail at work or school?


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Condemnation or Conviction?

by Leslie Ludy

Most of us are very familiar with the voice of condemnation.  You know, that subtle (or not-so-subtle) whisper that mocks, “You aren’t good enough!  You are a mess!  You are a failure!  You are hopeless!  It’s too late for you -  you’ll never cha


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Choosing our Allegiance

by Leslie Ludy

The Bible describes a time when the people of Israel had to make a choice about which king they would serve - David or Saul. Though David was God’s chosen king for Israel, he had been forced to run for his life and was reduced to living in a cave. Saul was still in control of the kingdom.