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    Devotionals,  Faith

    Guess What? God knows technology!

    Editor’s Note: This is a guest story by June Titus, a veteran Diva writer. Thanks for sharing again, June! The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law. Deuteronomy 29: 29 Human beings, ever since the creation, have been trying to find out things. They found out about fire; discovered time; discovered out how to make a wheel; invented the boat; figured out a microscope, and found germs; a telescope, and learned that the earth rotated around the sun; and introduced modern technology…and everything in between. God has…

  • Devotionals,  Faith

    Dragonflies – Fall 2020

    Editor’s Note: Welcome to our Fall 2020 submissions cycle! Today we have a beautiful devotional from our friend Sheila Lloyd. Her bio is down below if you don’t remember her! We live in a beautiful neighborhood hemmed in by the river on one side and wooded mountain foothills on the other.  The route of my usual walk passes through quiet streets lined with volunteer tricklings of water from some elevated stream through ditches filled with leaves from last fall. Frogs jump as my foot falls get closer, and I suddenly stop to gaze at a dragonfly poised and still. Amazingly it remains in place long enough for me to bend…

  • Devotionals,  Faith

    A Moral Imperative

    Hi guys. I’m going to talk about George Floyd. I have always stood by the belief that everyone is welcome and loved here, regardless of color or faith, and will continue to do so. Some things I’ve been thinking about during all this: Are those cops Christians? With a knee on his neck, what was that officer thinking? As the police standing by heard the words “I can’t breathe”, over and over again, what did they think they were doing? Did they not believe they were murdering, or were they caught up in the moment? Finally, what would Jesus do if he was standing watching this scene? I think we…

  • Devotionals,  Faith,  Family

    Believing We Are Right…But Still Being So Very Wrong

    Editor’s Note: She’s back again, our veteran writer with my favorite name! Maggie Meadows Cooper! While home on quarantine, I have had the privilege (and let’s be real…sometimes headache) of homeschooling my sweet babies. One is in preschool, preparing for the start of Kindergarten in the Fall. We have been working on addition and subtraction with numbers 1-10, and she had been doing great…when the problems were written down on paper. But after practicing a bit, I decided to ask her some problems out loud and see how she did. So I asked expectantly, “Ok baby, what is one plus one!?” And she answered, “Eleven!” Hmmm…a conversation ensued explaining that…

  • Devotionals,  Faith

    Be Not Dismayed

    Editor’s Note: This is a guest story by Agnes Amos-Coleman. Thanks so much again, Agnes! My friends, as Christ followers, we are sometimes discouraged, disheartened, demoralized, downcast and intimidated by the situations, circumstances and events of our lives. All these emotions we experience fall under the definition of being dismayed. When faced with these emotions, does it mean we are not walking with the Lord or have lost favor with Him – Not so. In the Sovereignty of God, He knows you and I will be susceptible to these emotions in our Christian walk at one point or the other, so He provides us with words of comfort in Isaiah…

  • Devotionals,  Faith

    You Are Chosen Not Forgotten

    Editor’s Note: This is a guest story by Tracy Acosta. I really hope these devotionals are an encouragement to you at this time. Thanks, Tracy! “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!” Isaiah 49:15 (NIV) When our own family rejects us, we will always have a daddy in heaven who is madly in love with us, our Almighty God. “We’ve already had you baptized when you were a baby! You ought to stay in this religion for the rest of your life but you chose to disrespect us, to…

  • Devotionals,  Faith,  Family,  Health & Body

    What Did I Learn Through My Husband’s Stroke? – a devotional

    Editor’s Note: This is a guest submission from Sheila Lloyd. Sheila’s husband had a stroke in 2014, and this is part of their story of recovery. Thanks so much, Sheila! WHAT DID I LEARN THROUGH THE STROKE?  How I am more like Jesus because of this experience? I WILL ADMIT, WHEN ONE OF MY EDITORS POSED THESE QUESTIONS TO me, I was at a loss. So…as I am flying in a plane at 20,000+ feet, I will endeavor to dive into that question and see what happens.  Couldn’t pay me to strap on a parachute and jump, but then again, this kind of feels just as precarious. Do I wish…

  • Devotionals,  Faith

    The Faith that Endures – a devotional

    Editor’s Note: This is a guest submission from Agnes Amos-Coleman, who just writes the best devos for us! Thank you Agnes! My friends, I don’t know about you but there are times in my journey of faith when the journey just gets hard and I think, it is extremely difficult to make it through the day as a Christ follower.  It is during these times that the word of God in James 1:2-3 provides strength “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance”. As we grow in Christ, our faith will be…

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    Removing my Ego – a devotional

    Editor’s Note: This is a guest submission by Rachel Erickson. Just read this one!! My husband and I and our four kids live overseas in Indonesia as missionaries. Yesterday I was in the kitchen making breakfast when my husband asked for some papaya leaf tea. It is a tea we brew whenever we start to feel a sickness coming on. So I go to our papaya tree, pick a leaf, soak it in bleach water for 20 minutes, rinse it off, boil it for 20 minutes, drain it, pour it in a cup, mix it with some chocolate powder and stir it. Ta-da! Done. I set it on the counter…

  • Devotionals,  Faith,  Family

    Joyfully Abandoned – a devotional

    Editor’s note: This is a guest submission by Ann Grace. She has shared her story before – most recently here. Today’s devotional may be hard to get through as it’s very emotional, but powerful. Thank you, Ann. Is it even possible to be joyful in the midst of feeling abandoned? My life has been filled with my share of feeling abandoned and lonely but these days, I’m once again experiencing it again. My husband of 1 year has left us. No contact. No “I love you”. Nothing. It’s been almost two weeks of pure grief not knowing whether he will come back or file for divorce. I’m angry. I’m confused…