Category Archives: Daily Devotionals

Nearly Shipwrecked! Thoughts for the New Year…

As the year wound down last week, I was talking with someone about the ministry and sufferings of the Apostle Paul. My Quiet Time Schedule for the year included the closing pages of Acts and the shipwreck off Malta. Our … Continue reading

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Lessons from Esther: Becoming Somebody’s Hero

Mordecai sent this answer back to Queen Esther: “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house that you alone of all the Jews will escape. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will … Continue reading

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“After these events, King Xerxes honored Haman, son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, elevating him and giving him a seat of honor higher than that of all the other nobles. All the royal officials at the king’s gate knelt down and … Continue reading

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Esther Reveals the Hidden Care of God in the Midst of Struggles

Ever gone through a wrenching time and wondered where God was in all of it? Ever felt piled onto with one problem after another? Ever felt like you were caught in a sailing ship being spun around by the perfect … Continue reading

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The Futility of Shouting “I’m the Head of the House!”

“King Xerxes and His nobles were pleased with this advice, so the king did as his adviser Memucan proposed. He sent dispatches to all parts of his kingdom, to each province in its own script, to each people in its … Continue reading

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Approaching God with Freedom & Confidence? Come on! How does that work?

Ephesians 3:12 has this amazing statement, “IN [Jesus] and THROUGH FAITH in Him, we can approach God with freedom and confidence.” Why is this true? Let me tell you a story about something that happened when I visited a friend … Continue reading

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Paul: From Bounty to Hunter to Fiery Preacher, Always a Man on a Mission!

“I became a servant of this [Good News of Jesus] given me through the working of His power. Although I am less than the least of all God’s people, this grace was given to me: to preach to the Gentiles … Continue reading

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