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Weekly Devotionals

The Gift of Work

Date posted: May 19, 2022
The principal cause of boredom is the hatred of work. People are trained from childhood to hate it. Parents often...
Weekly Devotionals

Virginity

Date posted: February 24, 2022
My heart goes out to the countless women in their thirties and forties who write to me in real agony...
Weekly Devotionals

What Love Does

Date posted: February 16, 2022
Everything is an affair of the spirit.  If eating and drinking can be done “to the glory of God” (1...
Weekly Devotionals

Maybe This Year . . .?

Date posted: January 20, 2022
"I hardly know where to start," a recent letter begins. "My story is not one involving men. That's the problem....
Weekly Devotionals

Seek Things That Will Last

Date posted: January 13, 2022
The world and the gifts it prizes can be bought with money. Christ and His gifts are priceless. Everything that...
Weekly Devotionals

Strength for Anything

Date posted: October 28, 2021
Paul writes to the Christians in Philippi about his prison experience, but without any descriptive detail. He might have dwelt on...
Weekly Devotionals

He Will Find a Place

Date posted: August 19, 2021
Uncertainty is surely, for most of us, one of the harder lessons in faith.  We look ahead and see only...
Weekly Devotionals

Waiting

Date posted: March 4, 2021
Originally published: Mar 4, 2021
“I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry” (Ps 40:1, NIV). The tests of...
Weekly Devotionals

How to Discover What God Wants

Date posted: January 28, 2021
Originally published: Jan 28, 2021
A young woman came in great perplexity to a Scottish preacher, asking how she could resolve the question of her...
Weekly Devotionals

Stillness

Date posted: January 21, 2021
Originally published: Jan 21, 2021
Full moon on a silver sea.  Shadows throwing into sharp relief the luminous rocks.  I sat in the antique rocking...
Weekly Devotionals

The Future Is Not Our Province

Date posted: January 7, 2021
Originally published: Jan 7, 2021
While a new year offers us a fresh start, it can also bring anxiety.  Questions crowd into our minds.  Will...
Weekly Devotionals

An Unusual Christmas Celebration

Date posted: December 17, 2020
Originally published: Dec 17, 2020
The work of Amy Carmichael in south India, known as the Dohnavur Fellowship, is still very much alive.  Sometimes foreigners help for...
Weekly Devotionals

The World Must Be Shown

Date posted: December 3, 2020
Originally published: Dec 3, 2020
When Jesus was speaking with His disciples before His crucifixion, He gave them His parting gift:  peace such as the...
Newsletters

At What Price Contentment?

Date posted: October 1, 2020
Originally published: Mar 1, 2001
Nothing so hinders us,” said St. Francis de Sales, “as to be longing after something else.” And that longing, that...
Newsletters

A Quiet Heart

Date posted: October 1, 2020
Originally published: Mar 1, 1995
Jesus slept on a pillow in the midst of a raging storm. How could He? The terrified disciples, sure that...
Newsletters

Humdudgeons or Contenment

Date posted: October 1, 2020
Originally published: May 1, 1989
The word humdudgeon is a new one to me, and I like the sound of it. It means "a loud...
Gateway to Joy

Contentment In All Things: Complaining

Date posted: October 1, 2020
Originally published: Jan 14, 1991
Gateway to Joy

Contentment In All Things: Being Thankful

Date posted: October 1, 2020
Originally published: Jan 15, 1991
Gateway to Joy

Contentment In All Things: Four Rules

Date posted: October 1, 2020
Originally published: Jan 16, 1991
Gateway to Joy

Contentment In All Things: Contentment Despite Difficulties

Date posted: October 1, 2020
Originally published: Jan 17, 1991