Category Archives: Devotional

Obedience the Fruit of Grace

A thought from Titus 2:11-14: For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and … Continue reading

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God is infinitely lovable.

One of the Puritan’s, I don’t remember who, said that God is lovable because He is perfect. This idea set me to brainstorming. How is perfection lovable? Why would the imperfect be unlovable, or at least less lovable? For example, contagious viruses and … Continue reading

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If You Have to, Take the Cows to Church!

In 1849, the northeast region of Iowa was opened to settlers. That June, Benjamin Iliff left his wife, Alvina, and two young children near his parents’ home in Monroe, Wisconsin and traveled one hundred forty miles to West Union in … Continue reading

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Rejoice in the Lord–Our Duty to God

Christian joy is a joyful duty. Continue reading

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Rejoice in the Lord–God’s Desire for Us

In the book, Pollyanna, Mrs. Snow snowed almost everybody. She was always “very poorly” and complained constantly. If someone gave her lamb broth, she wanted chicken, if chicken she wanted calf’s foot jelly, if jelly she wanted lamb broth. Her … Continue reading

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Put Off Performance. Abide in His Love.

In His last message before torture and death, Jesus comforted, instructed, and prayed for His disciples (John 13-17). One of the desires He expressed for them was, “Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in … Continue reading

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