Daily Devotionals

1 Chronicles 16:29-34

Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come before him! Worship the LORD in holy array; 30 tremble before him, all the earth; yea, the world stands firm, never to be moved. 31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice, and let them say among the nations, “The LORD reigns!” 32 Let the sea roar, and all that fills it, let the field exult, and everything in it! 33 Then shall the trees of the wood sing for joy before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth. 34 O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

1 Chronicles 16:29-34

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Daily Devotionals

Isaiah 43:1-2

But now thus says the Lord,
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
When you pass through the waters I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.

Isaiah 43:1-2

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Feed the Children

I was recently privileged to be part of a great mission experience. On Tuesday, November 7, over 70 St. Luke’s members joined with our friends at Rancho Village, the Downtown Lions Club, and Feed the Children to provide food, books, backpacks and toys to the families of Rancho Village. Families drove away this event with their cars filled by items to bless the entire family. My heart was filled with joy as I watched families receive their items and offer their gratitude.

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Guitar Chords

I love the guitar. It is an amazing instrument. I love listening to the great guitar players and singers as they practice their craft. The guitar makes beautiful music that is pleasing to my ear. This is why I started playing guitar. I have always loved to sing and wanted to be able to play an instrument that could accompany that love.

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Fruit Trees

Most of us probably find ourselves in a busy, hurried, and hectic world.  Our calendars are full, and so it may be hard to keep our gas tanks full because of all the coming and going.  In a world that tells us more is better, and the fear of missing out is real for so many, how can we take the time to slow down?  

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Fred Bucklin

On All Saints Sunday, we showed a wonderful video in worship featuring some of the great saints of St. Luke’s. These were all people who have entered God’s eternal kingdom. It brought back great memories of folks who I have loved and worked with in past years.

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Seasons

We have two big beautiful trees in our front yard. They provide shade in the summer. Our daughters love to climb in and hang on the branches. We enjoy watching the birds build their nests in the spring. Our trees have been home to several baby birds in the past few years. Throughout the year, our trees offer so much. In the fall, they, of course, offer us leaves to rake!

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John 15:9-13

As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

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Daily Devotionals

James 1:19-20

“Know this, my beloved brethren. Let every man be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger, for the anger of man does not work the righteousness of God.”

James 1:19-20

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Everybody’s Got Something

No one knows the millstone that hangs around another person’s neck. “Everybody’s got something,” in the words of Robin Roberts. We can’t begin to imagine the sadness and troubles that any one person carries around. There are seven billion people in the world and not one of them has the same trials! Even in the same circumstances, the challenges feel different for every person. Everyone heals at a different rate and in different ways.

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