Posts with the tag “laurel-dhillon”
November 7th, 2023
When trials come…grief, family conflict, financial upsets… it’s hard to see how God could send those circumstances into our lives. We believe He wants the best for us so how can those things be what a...
September 13th, 2023
I’ve been reading through many of Paul’s letters in the New Testament recently and this passage really caught my attention. I thought about Paul and all the time he spent in prison. Did he loose heart...
July 18th, 2023
Some background to this verse…the commandment came after Peter got caught up in the excitement of being honored to be included in seeing Jesus transfigured and viewing Moses and Elijah talking with Hi...
June 20th, 2023
A week ago we had Youth Sunday here at our church. I always look forward to this because I love seeing the youth shine! This time was no exception! But this time they also blew me away. There were so ...
June 7th, 2023
As I read through Daniel 3 and the account of what happened to Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego I was struck with how quickly the current of culture can be swayed.Nebuchadnezzar, the king, was full of ...
May 24th, 2023
I've been reading the major prophets for a bit now and I have to say it isn't very cheerful. In fact, it's been very disheartening and bleak and I can hardly wait to get to Daniel to read about the vi...
May 12th, 2023
Last Sunday, my husband Gary and I went for a drive. We had not planned where we would go. We were supposed to go out of town, but a family emergency had kept us close to home. All was well at this po...
April 25th, 2023
I love this verse! It explains exactly what the Word of God does for us! It explains what Jesus meant when He said, "Take, eat, this is My body." (Mark 14:22) and "I am the bread of life… I am the liv...
March 28th, 2023
This morning I was finishing up my time in Ecclesiastes and I read in my notes after this final passage, "Read at my funeral." My reason for writing that was because I thought if I had it read at my f...
March 14th, 2023
Wisdom, understanding, instruction…all three of these are listed in such a way to depict that they are things that are not something I can conjure up. They are from without, not within. So how do we g...
March 2nd, 2023
Do you notice that sometimes when the Lord shows you something from His Word that you start to see references to it in more places? That’s how it was when the Lord impressed upon me the arrows of the ...
February 14th, 2023
The morning we were leaving for my husband Gary’s archery tournament in Las Vegas I read this passage and it totally caught my attention. Gary has spent a lot of time and energy learning how to shoot ...
January 31st, 2023
I really like salt. My kids get frustrated with me because I rarely taste my food before I add salt to it. I mean, come on, it always needs salt!! When I read this passage I thought it should be the s...
January 3rd, 2023
Every time I read through the Old Testament and come to 1 & 2 Kings I am usually amazed at how they can follow the Lord for so much of their lives and then towards the end they turn against Him in one...
November 22nd, 2022
When I read this it reminded me of some instances in my youth when I began to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit but didn’t recognize it as His voice until later in my life. One particular instance sta...
November 8th, 2022
This season has been very difficult in many ways. But the Lord encouraged me so much by this passage. At first I wondered why they weren’t supposed to come too near the Ark of the Covenant and why the...
October 25th, 2022
Growing up I remember watching the movie "The Ten Commandments." It's actually a favorite of Gary's (my husband). There is a line in the movie that Pharoah says, “So let it be written, so let it be do...
October 11th, 2022
As I am reading cover to cover in God's Word I am so grateful that I don't have to sift through to find something that will help me get through what I am feeling. Sometimes I don't even know exactly w...
September 30th, 2022
As I am reading through the book of Leviticus I asked the Lord again, "Why is there a whole book in His Word that is dedicated to explaining all the different types of offerings for sin and how those ...
September 13th, 2022
Every year in August I get ready for the fall/winter One Accord Adult Choir season. I try to seek the Lord in order to select music that will serve our church well and also minister to our choir so th...
August 30th, 2022
There are so many wonderful proclamations to the Lord in Revelation 4 and 5…“Holy, holy holyLord god Almighty,Who was and is and is to come!"“Your are worthy, O Lord,To receive glory and honor and pow...
August 16th, 2022
Have you noticed how fear can control you? The fear of the Lord should lead you to obey Him. But, like in the garden, Satan will use fear as a tool to cause you to be afraid of obeying the Lord by con...
August 3rd, 2022
Do you remember the children’s song “This Little Light of Mine”? A very simple song about letting the light of Christ that is within us as Christians shine for the world to see and not to hide it. You...
August 2nd, 2022
Some passages just give me a sense of feeling cared for and completely loved. This is one of them. I think because the thought of peace and quiet is such a beautiful expression and conjures up feeling...
July 19th, 2022
I love it when God speaks to me through His Word and then it continues to be a theme throughout the days after. As we were preparing for my daughter Anya's wedding the Lord spoke to me in Romans 12, e...
July 5th, 2022
The passages leading up to this point include several times when Paul alludes to knowing that the Lord was leading him to Rome; but, I wonder if he ever had second thoughts after he had made this appe...
June 22nd, 2022
There are some passages in the Word that you can read over and over, believing you understand them and pass them by. That's how these verses were to me for many years till suddenly I came to a revelat...
June 7th, 2022
As I was reading through the first couple chapters in Luke I was drawn to Mary and how greather faith was. When she questioned the angel who told her she was going to give birth to Jesus,"How can this...
May 24th, 2022
As I began meeting with the Lord in Matthew this week I noticed a huge theme in the lives that Jesus touched in chapters 8 & 9. The leper who said, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.“ ...
May 10th, 2022
Here's a brief synopsis of the story of Jonah:The Lord told Jonah to "arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it; for their wickedness has come up before Me." 91:2) Instead of obeyi...
April 26th, 2022
There are times that I have given my forgiveness to someone and then at a later time something will come up that brings back the sting of that transgression and I remember it all over again.Throughout...
March 1st, 2022
There was a day last week I let circumstances get the better of me. I was gearing up for a real “pity party.” I was verging on grumbling but knew I wasn’t having any joy in it. I finally threw up my h...
February 15th, 2022
I had to read this Psalm over several times to finally realize how personal it was. My first thought was, “Oh Lord, thank you for your forgiveness, there are loved ones that I am so grateful for your ...
February 1st, 2022
I love reading through Psalms. I feel like David just lays his life out there to the Lord. He shares his joys, he pours his heart out with his sorrows, he unloads his anger and he expresses his love. ...
December 28th, 2021
As I have looked over the events of the last couple of years in my personal life and in our world I am struck more and more by the by the magnificence of the Lord’s power to move in the hearts of men....
November 16th, 2021
This passage is from the portion of scripture when David had made a plan to build a temple for the Lord. But after David revealed his plans to Nathan the prophet, the Lord communicated through Nathan ...
November 2nd, 2021
The other day during a prayer time a friend reminded us of the words in Isaiah, "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God almighty. The whole earth is full of His glory." She encouraged me so much in her pray...
October 20th, 2021
The older I get the more I realize my need for the Lord’s mercy, for myself, and for my loved ones. And… the more I am so very thankful for His mercy. In the passage after these verses, there is a lis...
October 7th, 2021
Sometimes I just really need to know the Lord is with me and that He will speak to me. This week was one of those times. So when I read this as I began my week, I was comforted. But one of the stipula...
September 22nd, 2021
I think about all the work that the Lord would want us to do and it seems so much more than is possible. And yet here, the people had to be restrained because they had provided more than was needed. T...
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December 7th, 2023
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December 3rd, 2023
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December 2nd, 2023
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December 1st, 2023
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November 30th, 2023
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November 29th, 2023
Advent Devotionals: Day 2
November 28th, 2023