Posts with the tag “karon-cecy”

Daily Devotional
November 18th, 2022
It is awfully quiet in here... Moving down the hall into the living room, I glance at the clock over the fireplace. I turn and behold my three-year-old daughter stands framed in the kitchen doorway li...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
November 4th, 2022
On the way to visit family in Santa Cruz, I asked my husband, Jim to stop at the small Baptist Church where I accepted Christ many years ago.  We park and are greeted by the Pastor who agrees to let m...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
October 21st, 2022
Many times, God uses what has happened in my past or present to drive home a lesson He wants me to learn.This week, God took me back to the time my daughters were little. My daughter stumbled into the...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
October 5th, 2022
Antique auctions were great fun for me!  I would bid on antique treasures, restore them and sell them making a good profit.  I remember the day I first saw the piece of furniture that now lives in my ...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
September 23rd, 2022
I push the little red button on the black box and the magic begins! The reset button renews the Wi-Fi settings, corrects glitches, refreshes and restores the connection. I love the reset button!There ...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
September 8th, 2022
Who is not inspired by the account of the shepherd, David slaying the seasoned, giant warrior Goliath!  David did not shrink in fear before giant Goliath! David knew that God was  bigger and more powe...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
August 24th, 2022
My wide-eyed, startled young daughter stood poised with a black marker by her artwork on the wall. Guess how she answered, when I asked “who wrote with black marker on the wall?” “Not me!” was her lie...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
August 12th, 2022
Hunger is defined by Webster’s Dictionary as: “A craving or urgent need for food or a specific nutrient. An uneasy sensation occasioned by the lack of food. It is a weakened condition brought about by...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
July 29th, 2022
I pinch myself. Is it real? Yes, I am in Jerusalem. Past-present-future history in front of me! I stand enthralled as my eyes study the Western Wall.  It is just like the pictures…at the foot of this ...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
July 14th, 2022
We have arrived! On the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem our tour group enters the Garden of Gethsemane! We have the whole Garden to ourselves!  Oh, my what a privilege!  I am in awe!  After a short talk ...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
June 30th, 2022
I want to see the clouds!I am buckled in and waiting for the plane to take off.  The plane rumbles as the power of the engines are engaged.  Then it happens- the plane screeches forward. I feel the bu...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
June 17th, 2022
BREATHE in and out.  This simple action gives life. We breathe in and out about 22,000 times a day!  This life function happens when we drive, when we are in conversation, when we are working-- even w...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
June 3rd, 2022
My favorite time of the day…I am snuggled down in my favorite chair. My study Bible in my lap. With a feeling of expectation, I read:Numbers 9:15-17 “Now on the day that the tabernacle was erected the...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
May 20th, 2022
I am captivated! Walking in Northern Israel in a Nature Reserve, I am surrounded by luxuriant foliage.  This tunnel of trees shelters beautiful ferns and delicate flowers.  I wish this ancient pathway...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
May 6th, 2022
It’s everywhere.  Above me, below me beside me, on me! WATER, WATER and more WATER!It’s raining…a steady flow. Does it have to rain today!? After a busy time of ministry, my husband and I are touring....  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
April 19th, 2022
God’s sovereign rule cuts through all circumstances, sin and disasters. In Genesis 37-45 Joseph’s life illustrates this beautifully. Swirling throughout the life of Joseph are all the emotions of man...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
February 25th, 2022
Waking up this morning, I open my eyes to the reality that the race will continue today!  Another full day of my to-do list, work, house duties, people who need me.  Before my feet touch the floor, I ...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
February 11th, 2022
Words! Words! So many words, but not the right words! I am standing in front of the card section in my local store, I am frustrated!  There are no cards that adequately express my deep love for my hus...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
January 6th, 2022
The moment I gently took my baby in my arms, my life changed forever!  My baby gazed into my eyes and we knitted together. As I tenderly held her, my tear-filled eyes poured all my love into her soul....  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
November 26th, 2021
There are wounds in the redwood forest that draw my attention to Christ.  First let me explain.Did you know that a Redwood tree is able to survive its’ heart burned out?Also, did you know that Sequoia...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
November 11th, 2021
The context of this verse is revealing the wrath of God on those who worship the creature rather than the Creator.  I want to draw your attention to the declaration that the things that God has made r...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
October 15th, 2021
Preparing for a guest to arrive is always revealing.  Revealing in that I notice how dusty everything in my house is!  Walking across my living room I stretch up on my tiptoes to view a layer of dust ...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
October 1st, 2021
A Mom’s work is never done!  When my kids were preschool age, I remember the complete and utter exhaustion.  I worked on the house, dinner and caring for my kids and hubby faithfully.  But it was real...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
September 15th, 2021
The most important prayer of my life was the day I prayed to receive Christ! My life was forever transformed!  I admit, as a new believer, prayer confused me.  Why did I need to pray when God already ...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
September 1st, 2021
I remember the day, when a social worker dropped off our two foster sons. Their biggest challenge in adapting to our home was sound.  For example, one of our daughters, frequently came home from schoo...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
August 18th, 2021
Sleep captures me every night.  I can drink coffee, sing, watch a movie to delay sleep.  But sleep will come over me like a fog rolling into a valley.  Sleep wins.  We all experience this mysterious s...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
August 4th, 2021
Vacation Bible School is in full swing. We are all blessed to see the children full of joy!  Such an important event in the life of a child!  There is another aspect of VBS that captivates my attentio...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
July 21st, 2021
Water. My glass is full of refreshing, pure water.  I can feel the cool liquid flow down my parched throat as I drink.  A memory I often reflect on pops into my mind.  Come walk with me to a place in ...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
June 28th, 2021
Sitting with my back against the rough trunk, I look up through the branches to the blue skyabove. Such a beautiful creation that provides home for wildlife and shelters me from theblazing sun. The tr...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
June 8th, 2021
I have been sitting at my computer with my phone in my hand ALL DAY LONG.  Weariness is seeping into my bones. The quest continues for 18 more volunteers to staff the additional hour of Sunday School....  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
May 25th, 2021
Whew!  Our trailer is packed with everything, including the kitchen sink! My hubby has checked to be sure the trailer is securely hitched to our vehicle.  We ease our tired bodies into the front seats...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
May 14th, 2021
This morning I was shocked to see how the weeds were taking over my garden!  Ugh.  After putting on my grubby clothes, I got down on my knees to fight the war of the weeds! An especially difficult wee...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
April 27th, 2021
A decorative plaque resides on my piano that says, “My grace is sufficient for you.”  I have walked by this and glanced at the words a million times.  Today I stop! My attention is riveted to the word...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
April 13th, 2021
I remember back to a day when my daughter was about four years old.  She burst into the house screaming that she had a splinter in her hand.  She was frantically jumping up and down screaming in pain ...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
February 12th, 2021
As I lift the tight-fitting lid of my 2-lb. box of See’s Candy, I drink in the aroma of chocolate. Feasting on the choices, I select only one. I sink into my comfy chair, as I take the first nibble. T...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
January 25th, 2021
So many people I talk to recently are struggling with loneliness. These conversations have prompted me to share an experience I had as a JARON missionary in the Czech Republic in 2019. I hope my exper...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
January 12th, 2021
In 1969 I sat in my “English” class listening to the professor expound his political beliefs about the population explosion, world famine to come, the war in Vietnam, free love, drugs, riots on the st...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
December 30th, 2020
The small word “IS” jumps out at me.  This beloved Psalm reveals what God IS in my life.He is an ATTENTIVE PROVIDER of my needs.  He is my LEADER to refreshment.He is the DOCTOR of my needy soul.He is...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
November 18th, 2020
As I read Hebrews 10:24-25 a word jumps out at me…consider. I need to consider what? Reading on, more direction is given. I need to consider how to stir up love and good works towards others. I get it...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
November 5th, 2020
This charge given to Christ’s disciples is so inspiring. He starts out commanding his disciples to love one another and then gives a description of the ultimate expression of love…to give your life fo...  Read More
by Karon Cecy