The Green Monster

Scripture “Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.” ~Luke 12:15, NLT Quote Having is not the first sin of materialism: The sin that precedes it is the sin of regarding what we have as our own. ~Calvin Miller There is a greedy little man in me…

In The Deep

  Scripture “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.” 2 Corinthians 2:9, NLT {Paul quoting Isaiah 64:4} Quote Prayer is the gleaming doorway to the depths. ~Calvin Miller Calvin Miller tells the story of Anne who was one of his best friends. Anne…

Amen Or Oh Me

Scripture The LORD is my strength and my song; He has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise Him— my father’s God, and I will exalt Him! ~Exodus 15:2, NLT Quote Develop the habit of praying in response to God’s word. ~Marvin Williams {ODB} I begin my devotional time with reading: first…

Our Disease

Scripture Not a single person on earth is always good and never sins. ~Ecclesiastes 7:20, NLT Quote Sin is the most terrible, the most devastating, disease in the universe. ~William Franklin Graham {Personal Peace, p.12} If you think everyone admires Billy Graham, think again. Some moron posted this on the internet…BillyGraham was a red-baiting, fear-mongering,…

Primal Prayer

Scripture Hear me, LORD, and have mercy on me. Help me, O LORD.” ~Psalm 30:10, NLT Quote When we are frightened out of our wits, pushed beyond our limit, pulled out of our comfort zone and our life is threatened, we resort to primal prayer…Help LORD! Primal prayer is not intellectual or sophisticated, it is…

The Human Dilemma

Scripture “Lord, see my anguish! My heart is broken and my soul despairs, for I have rebelled against you. ~Lamentations 1:20, NLT Quote The soul has needs just like the body and the mind. Don’t neglect the soul! ~Billy Graham {Personal Peace, p. 6} My body has needs: food is one and rest is another. If these needs…

Blessed Relief

Scripture I wish I had wings like a dove, so I could fly far away and be at peace. ~Psalm 55:6, CEV Quote Some people live in a dream world while other face reality and a rare few learn to turn one into the other. ~Doug Everett Escapism is the tendency to seek distraction and…

Precious Peace

Scripture Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all he has done.  Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. ~Philippians 4:6b-7a, NLT Quote Peace is such a precious jewel that I would give anything for it but truth. ~Matthew Henry While Jack Taylor was serving as pastor, he…

The Only Begotten

Scripture And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. ~John 1:14, NASB Quote Our LORD {Jesus} came down from life to suffer death. The Bread of Life came down to hunger. The Living Water came down to thirst. ~Augustine Jesus never…

The Sound Of His Voice

Scripture Then I heard the man speak, and when I heard the sound of his voice, I fainted and lay there with my face to the ground. ~Daniel 10:9, NLT Quote He speaks and the sound of His voice is so sweet the birds hush their singing. ~Austin Miles Daniel had a terrifying vision that left…