I have been a devotional journaler for about 21 years now. I started this devotional habit after completing the Experiencing God study in 1997! Journaling helps me pour out my ideas and prayers to God, along with processing life and what I’m reading/studying in the Bible. I’ve written about the daily devotional habits I aim …
Lenten Devotional February 20
One day Jesus was teaching, and Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there. They had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with Jesus to heal the sick. Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus. When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the…
Lenten Devotional March 10
At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, "Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you." He replied, "Go tell that fox, 'I will keep on driving out demons and healing people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal.' In any case, I must press on today and tomorrow and the next day-for surely no prophet can die outside Jerusalem!" "Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone…
A Family Devotional Guide for Easter
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Extravagant Generosity Devotional Guide
Today in worship we began our new series, Extravagant Generosity. One of the hopes during this time is that you might consider ways in which God has extravagantly blessed you -- in good times and in the hard times. The staff and members of the leadership team of PUMC has written a devotional guide for you and your family to read and to meditate on. Although devotional books were handed out during the services today, it may be more convenient to have…
Journey to the Cross: A Free Devotional Guide
Navigation Journey to the Cross: A Free Devotional Guide Lent strikes many Protestants as the exclusive domain of Roman Catholics, but this season can serve any Christian as a unique time of preparation and repentance as we anticipate the death and resurrection of Jesus. On the Christian calendar, Lent (from Latin, meaning “fortieth”) is the 40 days beginning on Ash Wednesday and leading up to Easter…
If you are a skeptic or have ever been one, then, chances are, you have had the experience of going to a Christian, asking about his or her faith, only to receive a “You just...
Are you in pain…and it’s hard to even see God, forget about trusting him, in it? “Dogs naturally trust their master’s love. Human beings are not always that smart. You can learn...
Moving Forward: 30 Day Devotional
No, I'm from Houston. I don't even know where Tekoa is. Why do you ask Where is Tekoa, anyway? We find Tekoa in Nehemiah Chapter 3 in the story of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. Each group of people agreed to rebuild a section of the wall near their homes. The wall was divided into segments. In the third chapter of Nehemiah we find the list of people who worked on the wall and which section they repaired. That is the secret to…
So the questions are: If you aren’t on speaking terms with Jesus, what do you say? How do you act? What should you expect? When you go to God, if you go to him,...
What about the Past?
We all have a past of problems, sin, mistakes and struggles. The question is, what do you do about your past? Everyone, it seems, has an easy answer: “Forget about your past, there’s nothing...
What is Your Storm?
What is your storm? Maybe it’s a struggle with cancer, a broken marriage or a painful loss. In Matthew 14, Jesus’ disciples were in a tough storm of their own—scared and unsure. ...
Listen to what Jesus says about prayer: “Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son; if you ask anything in my name, I will...
How to Make Your Problems Worse
Do you only make your problems worse…instead of better? Take time to draw away with Steve’s devotional, a reminder of God’s love and rescue when we need it the most....
How to Know that You Know Him
God doesn’t say, “Trust me” and then for the rest of your life make you wonder if you really trusted him. The nature of the God of the universe is not to bring you...
What is God Really Like?
If God is in charge, we are free to wonder and question and be surprised by new ideas. What is God really like? What are the implications if God is in charge?...
5 Ways to Know God’s Will
God is not in the business of keeping his will from us. To hear some people talk, you would think he was. Jesus said, “Whoever does the will of God is my brother, and sister,...
What O. J. Simpson Means to Me
His great accomplishment was to be indicted for a crime and then receive the kind of treatment typically reserved for rich white guys.
Discover Your Joy-Filled Purpose With This Easter Devotional
Jesus knew the purpose for his life on earth. Discover a bit about the purpose of your life through this Easter devotional: The Gift of Joy.
Devotional: How Is Your Eyesight
Most of the time, you do not purposely misunderstand those around you. Rather, you simply see them – and their strengths – with fuzzy eyesight.