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Daily Devotions

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.” vs. 27 James 1:22-27 James cuts to the chase in his first century letter to believers. Already he was aware of those who used religion as a facade, as a societal means to improve their own standing. It’s nothing new! We know what he’s talking about–while about 70% of Americans claim…

Daily Devotions

Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am in distress; my eye wastes away from grief, my soul and body also.” vs. 9 Psalm 31:9-16 Fortunately not everyone experiences the depth of pain that was tormenting the psalmist as he wrote these words. Some of us manage to skate through life with little or no adversity along the way. That’s just the way it is, and it has little to do with our goodness or our choices. But it…

Daily Devotions

Matthew 25:37-47 “And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’” vs 40 It’s amazing to see how people are drawn to those who are the rich and the powerful! When presidents and billionaires beckon, even cardinals and preachers pay attention and then vie with one another for a chance to break bread or have a…

Daily Devotions: December 28, 2019

December 28, 2019 For full passage click:  Hebrews 2:10-18  …  “Because he himself was tested by what he suffered, he is able to help those who are being tested.” vs. 18            Suffering is one of the realities of life in the world. No matter how much we might want to avoid it, sooner or later it’s going to come to us or someone we love. We might even know that it’s coming, and still find ourselves totally unprepared for the…