Daily Walk Devotion

Free From the Diet Police

Free From the Diet Police

In the United States today, we are celebrating Memorial Day. It is a time to remember all of those who have fallen defending our freedom. There will be ceremonies (although subdued because of COVID) at veteran memorials. People will also celebrate the unofficial start...

Words Do Hurt More than Sticks and Stones

Words Do Hurt More than Sticks and Stones

Remember the childhood saying, “Stick and stone may break my bones, but words will never hurt me?” That was another lie we tried to tell ourselves growing up. The truth words do hurt more than sticks and stones. Some words cause permanent damage. Paul tells us to let...

Labor of Love

Labor of Love

Our house is almost one hundred years old. It has a detached garage that was made for a horse and buggy, so it doesn't fit a car. We use it for storage and my tool bench. Recently we started remodeling it so we would create an area for our four teenagers to have a...

Walk Worthy of Your Faith

Walk Worthy of Your Faith

Most fitness places say you should get ten thousand steps in a day. That is approximately ten miles. When you get that much activity, your heart receives the workout; it needs to stay healthy. The Apostle Paul likens our faith to a walk, and he wants you to walk...

Heed the Warning

Heed the Warning

Are you one of those people who ignore the warning lights on the dashboard of your car? I must admit that there have been times where I have. Those lights are there for a reason, and we need to heed the warning. God gives us warning lights through His Word, the Holy...

Is Your Heart Fertile Soil?

Is Your Heart Fertile Soil?

I live in an area with very rich farming land, much of what the call the Salad bowl of America is grown there. Everywhere you drive, you see this rich fertile soil that produces crops 52 weeks a year. Jesus likened our hearts to the soil, and the ones that have...

The Gift that Keeps Giving

The Gift that Keeps Giving

One of the best surprises we can get is when we buy something, and we get more than we expected. That is especially true when we have been disappointed so many times. You will never be disappointed with following Jesus. He is the gift that keeps giving. It starts with...

Answers Where You Least Expect

Answers Where You Least Expect

God likes to work through those you would least expect. If it were up to us, we would choose people we were comfortable with, but God isn't interested in our comfort. He wants to provide answers where you least expect. If you look through the Bible, you will see...

The Gift that Will Change Your Life

The Gift that Will Change Your Life

There are a lot of products that promise instant life transformation when you use it. I was in Africa last year, and I saw a sign where a Witch Doctor promised that if you went to his office, he would heal any disease, reconcile any marriage, and solve all of your...

Whose Side Are You On?

Whose Side Are You On?

Some Christians are more concerned about the rules and regulations of the Bible than they are about the people who are trying to follow Jesus. They act as spiritual police officers looking to cite anyone who commits a minor infraction. These people were around during...

Hitting the Target

Hitting the Target

When my son was young, we got him a bow and arrow for his birthday. We set up a target in the backyard and let him have at it. In no time, he got good at hitting the target. He convinced me to give it a try, and I couldn’t even hit the mark. It reminded me of how...

Rest for the Weary

Rest for the Weary

Are you feeling tired and worn out? Does it feel even worse because you aren't able to do what you usually do? Weariness doesn't just come from manual labor. It also comes from mental fatigue. When we have worried about something for a long time, or we don't see the...

Stand Firm in Your Freedom

Stand Firm in Your Freedom

The wooden harness put on an ox to pull the plow is called a yoke. Farmers would put two similar oxen together to plow their fields. Paul uses the analogy of the yoke when it comes to sin in our lives. Before Christ, we were harnessed to the yoke of sin, which we have...

Working Through Grief

Working Through Grief

People are struggling right now, and it is on all different levels. Some struggles are external, like losing a job or the separation from loved ones. Other struggles are internal, and people grope with their lives and the world around them changing. The result of both...

His Mercy is New Every Morning

His Mercy is New Every Morning

Some Bible verses spark a song in your head as soon as you read it. Today's verse in Lamentations is precisely that. I remember as a kid singing a worship song that was set to this verse. It was so simple and easy to sing. God's lovingkindness never ceases, and His...

Free From the Diet Police

Free From the Diet Police

In the United States today, we are celebrating Memorial Day. It is a time to remember all of those who have fallen defending our freedom. There will be ceremonies (although subdued because of COVID) at veteran memorials. People will also celebrate the unofficial start...

Words Do Hurt More than Sticks and Stones

Words Do Hurt More than Sticks and Stones

Remember the childhood saying, “Stick and stone may break my bones, but words will never hurt me?” That was another lie we tried to tell ourselves growing up. The truth words do hurt more than sticks and stones. Some words cause permanent damage. Paul tells us to let...

Labor of Love

Labor of Love

Our house is almost one hundred years old. It has a detached garage that was made for a horse and buggy, so it doesn't fit a car. We use it for storage and my tool bench. Recently we started remodeling it so we would create an area for our four teenagers to have a...

Walk Worthy of Your Faith

Walk Worthy of Your Faith

Most fitness places say you should get ten thousand steps in a day. That is approximately ten miles. When you get that much activity, your heart receives the workout; it needs to stay healthy. The Apostle Paul likens our faith to a walk, and he wants you to walk...

Heed the Warning

Heed the Warning

Are you one of those people who ignore the warning lights on the dashboard of your car? I must admit that there have been times where I have. Those lights are there for a reason, and we need to heed the warning. God gives us warning lights through His Word, the Holy...

Is Your Heart Fertile Soil?

Is Your Heart Fertile Soil?

I live in an area with very rich farming land, much of what the call the Salad bowl of America is grown there. Everywhere you drive, you see this rich fertile soil that produces crops 52 weeks a year. Jesus likened our hearts to the soil, and the ones that have...

The Gift that Keeps Giving

The Gift that Keeps Giving

One of the best surprises we can get is when we buy something, and we get more than we expected. That is especially true when we have been disappointed so many times. You will never be disappointed with following Jesus. He is the gift that keeps giving. It starts with...

Answers Where You Least Expect

Answers Where You Least Expect

God likes to work through those you would least expect. If it were up to us, we would choose people we were comfortable with, but God isn't interested in our comfort. He wants to provide answers where you least expect. If you look through the Bible, you will see...

The Gift that Will Change Your Life

The Gift that Will Change Your Life

There are a lot of products that promise instant life transformation when you use it. I was in Africa last year, and I saw a sign where a Witch Doctor promised that if you went to his office, he would heal any disease, reconcile any marriage, and solve all of your...

Whose Side Are You On?

Whose Side Are You On?

Some Christians are more concerned about the rules and regulations of the Bible than they are about the people who are trying to follow Jesus. They act as spiritual police officers looking to cite anyone who commits a minor infraction. These people were around during...

Hitting the Target

Hitting the Target

When my son was young, we got him a bow and arrow for his birthday. We set up a target in the backyard and let him have at it. In no time, he got good at hitting the target. He convinced me to give it a try, and I couldn’t even hit the mark. It reminded me of how...

Rest for the Weary

Rest for the Weary

Are you feeling tired and worn out? Does it feel even worse because you aren't able to do what you usually do? Weariness doesn't just come from manual labor. It also comes from mental fatigue. When we have worried about something for a long time, or we don't see the...

Stand Firm in Your Freedom

Stand Firm in Your Freedom

The wooden harness put on an ox to pull the plow is called a yoke. Farmers would put two similar oxen together to plow their fields. Paul uses the analogy of the yoke when it comes to sin in our lives. Before Christ, we were harnessed to the yoke of sin, which we have...

Working Through Grief

Working Through Grief

People are struggling right now, and it is on all different levels. Some struggles are external, like losing a job or the separation from loved ones. Other struggles are internal, and people grope with their lives and the world around them changing. The result of both...

His Mercy is New Every Morning

His Mercy is New Every Morning

Some Bible verses spark a song in your head as soon as you read it. Today's verse in Lamentations is precisely that. I remember as a kid singing a worship song that was set to this verse. It was so simple and easy to sing. God's lovingkindness never ceases, and His...

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