Tag Archives: devotional

What is righteousness?

08 Jul

In my devlotional yesterday (I’m reading “Be Still: 31 Days to a Deeper Meditative Prayer Life”.), I read Isaiah 32:17-18 four times using the Read, Reflect, Respond, Relax method utilized in the devotional. Verse 17 reads, “The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever.” So I […]

Humility as Supreme Virtue

22 Dec

Humility is the supreme virtue according to Calvin, not only in attitude but in all of life. The Christian’s humility should shine forth into the pompous darkness of this world. It is neither our eloquence nor our brilliance that directs men to God; rather, it is God who directs men to Himself through the seeming […]

What has your mind has you

26 Oct

My pastor Ken Werlein gave this quote today in regards to overcoming storms in your life: “What has your mind has you.” If you focus on what’s wrong in your life, you will experience the wrong. “One small stone and a sling of faith, that is all you need to make it.” (In regards to […]

Bruises and Baby Squirrels

24 Oct

This last weekend I was not feeling very well. I had managed to snag the newest flu bug, but couldn’t bear to sit inside while the few remaining bits of seasonal warmth faded under the approaching blanket of fall. I pulled a chair out on the deck, closed my eyes, and tilted my head towards […]

Psalms for the soul

19 Oct

There are psalms for every type of situation, emotion, and need. Here are eight categories of psalms and some beloved psalms that fit in those categories. These psalms form a “School of Prayer,” teaching us the basic types of prayer. You can pray these psalms or use them as guides to write your own similar […]