Category Archives: Devotional Thoughts

OTHER VOICES

Our Lord declared, “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep…the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out” (Jn. 10:11, 3). The call of our … Continue reading

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UP TO YOUR KNEES IN ALLIGATORS

Did you ever hear the expression, “When you’re knee-deep in alligators and copperheads, it’s hard to remember that your primary objective was to clean out the swamp?” That’s how I imagine John the Baptist must have felt as he stared … Continue reading

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LIFE IS A MATTER OF BUILDING

Life is a matter of building. Each of us has the opportunity to build something – a secure family, a good reputation, a career, a relationship with God. But some of those things can disappear almost overnight due to financial … Continue reading

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BAKED IN THE SUNLIGHT

A Preacher once said, “Can a rock that has been in the sunlight all day not fail to give off warmth and heat at night?” In like manner, can a Christian who has lived in the sunlight of God’s love … Continue reading

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CHECK POINT AHEAD

In Parma, Ohio a man by the name of Doug ‘Deo’ Odolecki stood on a street corner with a sign warning drivers about an upcoming drunken-driving checkpoint, but two words on the sign cost him a citation and an upcoming … Continue reading

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SHARPEN YOUR AX

One man challenged another to an all-day wood chopping contest. The challenger worked very hard, stopping only for a brief lunch break. The other man had a leisurely lunch and took several breaks during the day. At the end of … Continue reading

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LOST AND DIDN’T KNOW IT

There was a little boy who got separated from his parents in a large shopping center. The Security Department quickly located the child, and took him to an office while the frantic parents were paged over the public address. One … Continue reading

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FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT

O Church of Christ, awake, awake,     And arm thyself with His own power; The hosts of sin are striving hard     To win the conflict of the hour. O Church of Christ, thy foes are great,     The battle … Continue reading

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TAKE CARE OF YOUR RELATIONSHIPS

There was an article in Reader’s Digest recently by a man named Patrick Cooney titled, “Why I Wear Two Wedding Bands.” Cooney says that he has worn two wedding bands for more than a dozen years. When he’s asked about them, he responds, … Continue reading

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CHRISTIANITY IS NOT A SPECTATOR SPORT

Despite our position in the pews on a Sunday morning, Christianity is not a spectator sport. A former UCLA coach observed, “College football is often 40,000 people desperately in need of exercise watching 22 men desperately in need of a … Continue reading

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