devotional

Just Because

Just Because

One of my best friends from college named Jen was always an amazing card giver. If I did one simple act of kindness towards her, you better believe by the next day there was a thank you note with my name on it. Today I was thinking about the Just Becausecategory in the card section of the store…

The Midwives Feared God

The Midwives Feared God

There are so many names in the Bible, oftentimes I am prone to overlook them and move on. However, today I noticed some new names as I was doing my Bible Study, No Other Gods by Kelly Minter. We were reading in Exodus 1 about the captivity of the Israelites. As the Pharaoh pressed God’s people harder, they just grew and multiplied. (Exodus 1:12) …

New Life

New Life

The vines stretch high and spread out across the brick siding of my neighbors house. The birds create masterworks with their tweeting sounds. As the sun begins to descend from the sky and the world goes dark again, I reflect on the beauty that is spring…

All of Creation

All of Creation

By God’s grace, yesterday my prayers were answered with a big “yes!” As I began walking down the shoreline, the ocean did not feel as numbingly cold as the day before. Suddenly, three pods of dolphins appeared jumping, playing, and feeding. It was a spectacular view of God’s creation and got me thinking…

When He Parts the Waters

When He Parts the Waters

As I read 2 Kings 2 and was amazed over God parting the Jordan River twice for Elijah and Elisha, I began to wonder how many times the Lord parted waters of behalf of His people…