Daily Devotionals

09/16/21

An Exact Imprint

DAILY READING Psalm 89:1-4 Hebrews 1:1-4 FIELD NOTES When I was in college, I had a professor whose office displayed beautiful artwork framed in simple wooden frames. When I had…

09/15/21

If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Get Out of the Kitchen

DAILY READING Psalm 125 Malachi 3:16-4:4 FIELD NOTES Malachi is the last book in the Old Testament and bridges the Old Testament and the New Testament with its announcement of…

09/14/21

Picking Up the Mantle

DAILY READING Psalm 125 2 Kings 2:9-22 FIELD NOTES Have you ever heard the saying that someone was “picking up the mantle” from someone else — meaning they were assuming…

09/13/21

Put on God’s Armor

DAILY READING Psalm 125 Ephesians 6:10-17 FIELD NOTES When my children left to go to college and were no longer safe and sound in our family home, I prayed this…

09/11/21

Invisible Footprints

DAILY READING Psalm 77 FIELD NOTES Pain always seems worst in the middle of the night — when the house is silent; when darkness shrouds our vision and the outside…

09/10/21

It Matters

DAILY READING Psalm 22:23-31 Mark 8:27-30 FIELD NOTES As today’s text opens, Jesus and his disciples are walking along the path to visit several villages around the pagan city Caesarea…

09/9/21

Hand Me Down Faith

DAILY READING Psalm 22:23-31 FIELD NOTES My mother-in-law was a talented seamstress. She began sewing at an early age, and by the time she had her first child, she was…

09/8/21

Starry, Starry Night

DAILY READING Psalm 22:23-31 Genesis 15:1-6, 12-18 FIELD NOTES Several years ago my husband and I vacationed in Maine. One cold, clear evening we drove to the top of Cadillac…

09/7/21

Wishes

DAILY READING Psalm 77 Proverbs 30:1-9 FIELD NOTES Do you remember fairy tales in which the main character would be granted “three wishes” by a genie and she would agonize…

09/6/21

Before and After

DAILY READING Psalm 77 Ephesians 2:1-10 FIELD NOTES I am a sucker for a good “before and after” story. It doesn’t matter what it is. It might be photos of…