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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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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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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Daily Devotionals

Colossians 3:11-15

Here there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scyth′ian, slave, free man, but Christ is all, and in all.

12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, and patience, 13 forbearing one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.

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Psalm 18:1-3

I love you, Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
and I have been saved from my enemies.
-Psalm 18:1-3

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Driver’s License

My Mother was a cautious driver. She did not learn to drive until she was in her late twenties. I am not sure she ever broke the speed limit, and rarely did she venture from her normal path of driving. She could easily navigate from home to the office, or from home to church or her favorite shopping destinations. She seemed quite content with staying in her small, comfortable range.\

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