Bridal Shower Devotional

This was the devotional given for Jessica’s bridal shower by Elizabeth RoyI have wondered much lately about the world around us that we don’t see: the forces that surround us, …

2020 Clear Vision

To be told you have 20/20 vision refers to the clarity or sharpness of your vision. “Clarity” – the origin of the word comes from the Latin “clarus” or clear. …

Dear Lord, May We Always Get Caught

She was from the bad part of London, wherever that is, and in the story, she was seeking a new life, away from her family and the dark spiral of …

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Hope in Hopelessness

“Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus …

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Asking Amiss

I crossed the border of Myanmar on a Friday at one o’clock. It was a border run for the last seven days I would be in Thailand. If I crossed …

To God Be the Glory

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565 Johann Sebastian Bach October 25, 2019, 7:00pm at the historic Calvary Church 27 Church Street, Stonington, CTThe organ’s notes descend from the …

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How Does Your Garden Grow? Part 2

4. Boundaries are necessary. Garden: Predators abound. For our garden in particular, we were concerned about deer. So we made the effort to find out the most effective yet least offensive …

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Boundless God

Two weeks… just two weeks left.  I faced the days with dread of the end. Not just because Abby would be married and gone, but because decisions loomed beyond the …

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Instructions from Titus 2, Part 2

“The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young …

How Does Your Garden Grow? Part 1

Growing a garden is much like growing your walk with God. The parallels have become more stark to me as this year was the first time I planted my own …

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The Face of the Woman He Loves

When women act like women, men act like men. Nothing calls forth the true, noble, masculine nature so surely as pure femininity. Men naturally want to use their strength and …

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Rebellion in Me

It was my will against every will in the room. They would have chaos, I would have order. They would have silliness, I would have sense. There were twenty of …

A Case for Fasting

I don’t like fasting. I like to eat. Planning, preparing, sharing, and thinking about meals is a big part of my life. I receive a lot of pleasure from food, …

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Instruction from Titus 2

“The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young …

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Lesson from Marriage

Recently, I was asked to share something that I have learned from marriage. As I was thinking on this, I asked my husband how he would answer. He said, “That’s …

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Paths

“For the LORD…keepeth the paths of judgment…”Proverbs 2:6, 8As I read this chapter from the book of Proverbs, I couldn’t help noticing how many different “paths” were mentioned:  paths of …

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Be Still

It’s the phrase I doodle on my placemat at restaurants, it’s what I write over and again in my journal, and it dangles around my neck as a constant reminder. …

The Challenge to Change

We’ve all heard the taglines: “30 days to a better marriage!”, “Try this diet for two weeks and reset your body completely”, or “90 days to reorganize your life!” We …

This Little Light of Mine

Babies bring such joy into a home! In fact, they bring joy with them wherever they go. It’s as if they carry within themselves this beautiful light that just shines …

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Ask and Ye Shall Receive

“I go to books and to nature as a bee goes to the flower, for a nectar that I can make into my own honey.” John BurroughsMorning. Ten thousands of …