Daily Devotions

Devotions and Christ Compels Updates 11/30/2010 11:42 AM
To understand this significance of the prophecy, let’s talk about the context that it was given in Isaiah 7. Ahaz was the King of Judah. The kings of Aram and Israel joined forces to come against Jerusalem. The hearts of King Ahaz and his people were shaken.

For to Us
Devotions and Christ Compels Updates 11/29/2010 5:07 PM
Are you ready for Christmas? Did you start on your shopping list for your loved ones months ago or were you one of those crazy people out the day after Thanksgiving to get those bargains? Have you started putting up your Christmas tree? Have you started either the “sweet reminding” or hearing the “gentle nag” to put up your outdoor Christmas lights?

Family Ties that Grind
Devotions and Christ Compels Updates 11/26/2010 8:51 AM
So, when you think about the holidays and all that time spent with family, what kinds of emotions does that bring to mind? Love, compassion, peace, patience; anxiety, worry; anger, resentment – or maybe a mix of all of the above. For many people the holidays, which should have been a time for joy and merriment, instead, made you want to curl up on the couch with a blanket over your head.

Thank You!
Devotions and Christ Compels Updates 11/25/2010 6:54 PM
The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 sometime between September 21 and November 1. After the first harvest, Governor William Bradford proclaimed a day of thanksgiving and prayer for all the colonists and neighboring Indians. In the American Revolution, an annual day of national thanksgiving was suggested by the Continental Congress.

Devotions and Christ Compels Updates 11/24/2010 1:45 PM
How thankful are you this holiday season? Have you lost the joy that you once knew or have you always struggled with what you could possibly be thankful for? So many times we get bogged down in the hassles of our day to day lives and we lose sight of the fact that we have so very much to be thankful for

Come with Thanksgiving!
Devotions and Christ Compels Updates 11/23/2010 7:50 PM
This week millions of Americans are preparing for the Thanksgiving holiday and Black Friday shopping. It is time to be with family and friends. It is time to slow down from our stressful work lives.

He was There!
Devotions and Christ Compels Updates 11/22/2010 4:52 PM
As she was talking a walk down her memory lane, I asked the Lord where was I 15 years ago? Now this was the third day of the conference that was celebrating 15 years of women’s ministry. The 15 year theme was prevalent. It was not until I had the fullness of the picture of what those precious women’s ministry leaders were doing 15 years ago, that God reminded me where I was 15 years ago.

Where He Leads Me…..
Devotions and Christ Compels Updates 11/21/2010 9:31 PM
Can you just imagine what Abram and especially Sarah were feeling after they got this message? At least Abram got to hear the message directly from God while Sarah was probably taken completely by surprise when her husband came walking in later that night and relayed the good news. “Sarah, dear one, we are moving,” Abram says. “Where to, honey?” Sarah sweetly asks. “I have no idea,” Abram quickly responds.

A Love for Learning
Devotions and Christ Compels Updates 11/17/2010 8:58 AM
I recently took a test at work that identified my strengths through the book Strengths Finder by Tom Rath. The results pinged my top five strengths. I was amazed how well the test captured who I am. One of my strengths is that I am a learner. In the book, Tom Rath says, “You will always be drawn to the process of learning.

Passing the Baton
Devotions and Christ Compels Updates 11/16/2010 4:47 PM
I have more to share with you about Lifeway’s National Women’s Leadership Forum in Ridgecrest. God just said so many things to me. How I wish you and I could sit down for lunch and discuss it. I am sincere about that for it is tracked who reads the CCM devotions and updates. I know who you are, pray for you, and lift you up to the Father.

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