Daily Devotionals

2 Samuel 9:1-7

And David said, “Is there still any one left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?” Now there was a servant of the house of Saul whose name was Ziba, and they called him to David; and the king said to him, “Are you Ziba?” And he said, “Your servant is he.” And the king said, “Is there not still some one of the house of Saul, that I may show the kindness of God to him?” Ziba said to the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan; he is crippled in his feet.” The king said to him, “Where is he?” And Ziba said to the king, “He is in the house of Machir the son of Am′miel, at Lo-debar.” Then King David sent and brought him from the house of Machir the son of Am′miel, at Lo-debar. And Mephib′osheth the son of Jonathan, son of Saul, came to David, and fell on his face and did obeisance. And David said, “Mephib′osheth!” And he answered, “Behold, your servant.” And David said to him, “Do not fear; for I will show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan, and I will restore to you all the land of Saul your father; and you shall eat at my table always.”

2 Samuel 9:1-7

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Be prepared to tell others about Jesus.

Bible Point: Be prepared to tell others about Jesus. Key Verse: Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season. – 2 Timothy 4:2 Paul shared the good news about Jesus with a woman named Lydia. We need to be prepared, just as Paul was, to tell others about Jesus (Acts 16:9-15). Strengthen […]

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HIS LIGHT SHINES IN OUR HEARTS

In the United States, Memorial Weekend ushers in the unofficial start of summer! And while it’s a time of celebration, it’s also important to remember the origin of this holiday; to honor the men and women who have lost their lives serving in the United States Armed Forces.  It has also become a tradition to […]

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Daily Devotionals

Isaiah 66:12-14

For this is what the Lord says:
“I will extend peace to her like a river,
and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream;
you will nurse and be carried on her arm
and dandled on her knees.
As a mother comforts her child,
so will I comfort you;
and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.”
When you see this, your heart will rejoice
and you will flourish like grass;
the hand of the Lord will be made known to his servants,
but his fury will be shown to his foes.

-Isaiah 66:12-14

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Here am I. Send me!

As I prepare for the mission trip to Honduras, I find myself thinking about many unknowns. Who will I meet? What kinds of things will I see? Will I be strong enough for the task at hand?

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Cassidy Hooper

Cassidy Hooper was born into a loving family in Charlotte, North Carolina. She experienced trials right from the start. Cassidy was born without eyes or a nose. It was a serious physical birth defect for which the doctors had little explanation. With the obvious exception, Cassidy was a healthy little girl who was ready to take on life.

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Luggage Delays

There are 18 people traveling to Honduras this year. After some travel delays and luggage delays (we didn’t receive luggage until yesterday-4 days after we arrived), But we have started to work.  We are working in a school building picnic tables, desks, bookshelves, and painting. It is so overwhelming the needs at this school. We’ve also replaced or installed ceiling fans in classrooms. Many rooms do not have working light fixtures and there are exposed wires.

The teachers are on strike here as the government is trying to pass a law to privatize public schools by charging a tuition. Most families here live in extreme poverty so additional fees for tuition would not be possible. They already have to pay for uniforms for the children.

Even though the teachers are on strike, they have been at the school every day helping us. They are planning something special for us today.The team has worked so hard and formed such a beautiful bond. We’ve laughed and cried, sang songs, and watched sunsets like no other.

Words cannot describe this place where people who have nothing and I mean nothing are so full of joy.

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Practice Gratitude

My daughters have a very active schedule. School, homework, dance, piano lessons, track and church keep them very busy. My wife and I spend much of our time coordinating our calendars so that we can get them to each practice, program, recital and youth group event on time. It takes some effort, no doubt.

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Ryan Speedo Green

She could have thought, “I’ll be nice to him the day he starts being nice to me.”Who would have blamed her? This kid was hurling profanities and insults at her every time she saw him at the juvenile detention center.“Every other word was foul,” Priscilla Pineiro-Jenkins said. “Every other word was negative. There was nothing positive coming out of him.” Yes, Priscilla was his caseworker, but she didn’t have to take that kind of verbal abuse.

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Who is my neighbor?”

The story of the Good Samaritan is one of the more famous of Jesus’ parables. This great story is told in response to an expert in the law who asked Jesus, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus immediately responds with a question of his own. Jesus asks him, “What does the law say?” The expert proves to be a good student of the law. He answers Jesus with the correct response:

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