September 2013 Top Ten

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This is a list of the ten devotions that received the most visits during the last three months.  Maybe there are some that you didn’t see when they were originally published or more specifically one that God is leading you to read today.  Whatever the reason, I pray that God will use something here to bless you and give you hope.

 

1.  Wait for the Joy (Aug 2013)  A three-year old child just starting school was expected to ride the bus across campus to the building where her mother worked. Many children ride buses every day, but this was something totally foreign to her and caused much anxiety. As students were loading the bus, she walked right up to the door and then…Read Full Post>>

2.  Straddling the Fence (June 2012)  Sometimes making decisions is as difficult as climbing through a barbed wire fence.  You are likely to get hung up in the barbs, or details, but must choose which is the best way to proceed.  You straddle the fence momentarily trying to decide which is the best route to take.  Should you continue going to the other…Read Full Post>>

3.  He Paid a Debt He Did Not Owe (March 2013)  Have you ever been punished for something you didn’t actually do? Maybe you were rejected and punished even though you tried to do the right things. Maybe you willingly took the blame to prevent someone you cared about from suffering the consequences of their actions or choices.  We often stand up for ourselves refusing to take the blame…Read Full Post>>

4.  Satan’s Illusions vs. God’s Reality (May 2013)  Sometimes when we look at things, we don’t see what is really there. On first glance at an optical illusion, we only see a portion of the image because they are created with the intention of tricking the eye.  The image we perceive differs from reality.  After looking more closely we are able to see…Read Full Post>> 

5.  Time with God (July 2013)  It is 7:00am on a typical Saturday morning and I haven’t seen my husband since we went to bed on Monday night.  He isn’t missing thankfully, but instead this is the current season of our life.  He leaves going to work before I get home from work, and I’m usually sleeping when he finally gets…Read Full Post>>

6.  What a Day (Sept 2013) In the twinkling of an eye, we will be changed.  What a day that will be! “I can see!”  These were the words my son uttered when he awoke from a nap following Lasik eye surgery.  At age four he made a similar statement about seeing the leaves on the trees after receiving his…Read Full Post>> 

7.  Virtuous Woman (May 2013)  Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:10, 30 I vividly remember hearing these scriptures read by the pastor at my Granny Bolin’s funeral. I had heard them before…Read Full Post>>

8.  I Can’t Stands No More (Sept 2011)  Do you ever feel like Popeye the Sailor Man? When he was fed up with being bullied by Bluto or just exhausted with life, Popeye would grumble, “I’ve had all I can stands, I can’t stands no more!”  He would squeeze a can of spinach until it popped open, then eat the spinach and sometimes the…Read Full Post>>

9.  You Will Not Drown (Oct 2012)  When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you.  When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown!  When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.  Isaiah 43:2 I can remember taking swimming lessons as…Read Full Post>>

10. Revenge Prayer (Oct 2010)  Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself.  Leviticus 19:18 I often find myself singing along with the radio without even paying attention to the message of the song.  There is a secular song called “I Pray for You” which has such a catchy…Read Full Post>>

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