Category Archives: Daily Devotions

Unexpected Path

In February when I posted about writing again I had good intentions to get back into my routine.  But like the old saying, “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry” (Robert Burns), my life has taken … Continue reading

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Season of Rest

Season of Rest When I took my break I did not know what to expect. There were plenty of things that have been neglected and needed done. In my mind I became June Cleaver and Mrs. Brady (forgetting Mrs. Brady … Continue reading

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Finding Hope In Cancer

15 years ago I heard the words none of us want to hear, “you have cancer”. On July 9, 2000 I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I was 38 yrs old, a non smoker with no family history of breast … Continue reading

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Day of Pentecost

Today in the Christian church we celebrate the Day of Pentecost.  Pentecost is the day that the church was born. Christ was crucified, rose again, spent forty days with his disciples, then ascended to heaven. Pentecost immediately followed.  As our … Continue reading

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Praise For Our Creator

“Praise God from all creatures here below…” Creator of everything and everyone There is no beginning of time only You You filled the Heavens with Your Glory You Created the Universe displaying Your Power and Greatness You Created the Angels … Continue reading

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Hope & Light

A new day dawns Full of hope and charm The Son lights our way Diming the darkness in our souls The more we resist the Light The brighter He glows Worldly desires soon fade away As our souls reach out … Continue reading

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Giving Tuesday

What is “Giving Tuesday“?  A few weeks ago my denomination, the Presbyterian USA issued a challenge to all of its Synods, Presbyteries and Churches to participate in Giving Tuesday. I had no idea what this was, but the more I … Continue reading

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Silence

            The silence of the morning Tick tock goes the clock A lonely bird cries out   The stillness opens the heavens God fills our waking souls The morning fog gives way To the chill … Continue reading

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Roots of Hope

“The root of Jesse will spring up one who will arise to rule over the nations; in Him the Gentiles will hope. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so … Continue reading

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Hope In Bloom ~ Roots of Hope

  In June I had a wonderful opportunity to help in the worship service for the Presbyterian Women of the Synod of Trinity Women’s Gathering.  Women from 16 Presbyteries from Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania joined together to worship, praise … Continue reading

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