Start Your Faith

People say that the hardest part of any task is just taking the first step. I don’t know if I agree that it’s the HARDEST, but it’s definitely up in the top 5! So, if you’re just starting this whole “getting to know God” thing, you’re gonna want to bookmark this page. These devotions are aimed right where you are at. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, too. I don’t have all the answers but I can usually find someone who does.

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Whose Shoes

"...But how could he be?..." John 7:27a NLT ___ Sometimes, when I read the Bible, I have a hard time identifying with the people I'd like to identify with. When I read the book of Ruth, I struggled with it because I couldn't see myself in Ruth. She is seriously...

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Whose Shoes
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Cause and Effect

"But they shouted, 'Crucify him! Crucify him!'" Luke 23:21 NLT ___ Remember learning about cause and effect in grade school? I feel like they could've done a better job talking about how strangely that whole things plays out sometimes. Example: Cause: I told my...

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Cause and Effect
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The Two Steps of True Change

 "When it arrives, it finds the house swept clean and put in order." Luke 11:25 NIV ___ Last year I went through a mega-transformation. I made a commitment to God and myself to change the way I was eating and, as a result, ended up losing 85 pounds. The biggest...

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The Two Steps of True Change
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He Gets It

"...but I, the Son of Man, have no home of my own, not even a place to lay my head." Luke 9:58b NLT ___ A couple weeks ago, one of my sons asked me what my favorite Bible passage was when I was his age (13). I had to think about it a little bit before answering......

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How Can I Know?

"How can I know this will happen?" Luke 1:18 ___ I was never the kind of little girl who dreamed of her perfect wedding day. I didn't spend years imagining that gorgeous white dress or epic cake. Don't get me wrong - I definitely wanted to meet my Prince Charming...

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How Can I Know
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But Jesus

"I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!" Mark 9:24b NLT ___ Back in my apartment days, I had a neighbor who dropped by nearly every day. The visits were so frequent and so aimless that I started thinking maybe he had some kind of crush on me. (I later...

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First Day

"That night Levi invited Jesus and his disciples to be his dinner guests, along with his fellow tax collectors and many other disreputable sinners. (There were many people of this kind among the crowds that followed Jesus.)" Mark 2:15 NLT ___ It's been awhile since...

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Last Words

And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Matthew 28:20b NLT ___ For two summers as a young adult, I worked at a summer camp. The first summer I worked as a counselor, playing "big sister/momma/activities director" to a different group...

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Take A Look

When they were finally tired of mocking him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him again. Then they led him away to be crucified. Matthew 27:31 NLT ___ I'm a fan of reading. In my humble opinion, the reason reading is awesome is because the reader...

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My Hero The Villain

"Suddenly, Jesus' words flashed through Peter's mind: 'Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.' And he went away crying bitterly." Matthew 26:75 NLT ___ Some people are fans of a good "under dogs" story. If that's you, you root for the little guy!...

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My Hero The Villain