Category Archives: Devotions

Bubblegum, Bibles And A Cigar Box


“Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season…”  (II Timothy 4:2)When I think of “in season and out of season” I think of a snow shovel in August or swim trunks in the Arctic, but no matter what we think or feel we should be ready to share the Word at all times and at any time. The key is to do everything in love. Continue reading Bubblegum, Bibles And A Cigar Box

Mabel – A True Story

Some of the most amazing people I have met in life were residence of nursing homes.
Their bodies have given way but their minds are sharp. Sadly in our society these folks are written off as if they  less important to God.  Meet Mable……

Taken from the book “The Life You’ve Always Wanted”  by John Ortburg
The story quoted by Tom Schmidt to John Ortburg

The state run convalescent home is not a pleasant place. It is large, understaffed and over filled with senile helpless and lonely people who are waiting to die.  On the brightest of days it seems dark inside and smells of sickness and stale urine. I went there once or twice a week for four years, but I never wanted to go there and I always left with a sense of relief. It’s not the kind of place one gets used to. Continue reading Mabel – A True Story

Honor Your Mother and Your Father By Don Wilton

I had been wondering what it meant to “Honor” your Mother and Father. I found this to be an excellent read. This is from Decision Magazine.


When God issued this commandment to Moses on Mount Sinai, He demonstrated His sovereign plan for real relationships. How grand to be reminded of the wonderful truth concerning His invitation for all people to have a personal relationship with Him. Herein lies the hallmark of our Christian faith. In response to the love of the Father, Jesus Christ gave His life on the cross so that all sinners might believe in Him. This relationship comes when we repent of our sin before a holy and righteous God, confess that sin to the Lord Jesus Christ, and then trust in Him by faith. Continue reading Honor Your Mother and Your Father By Don Wilton

The Power Of The Word Of God

R.A. Torrey is a saint from another time. Reading, “The Power Of The Word Of God” causes my heart to burn for the desire to know God more deeply.

By R. A. Torrey Classic Christian Writings

“Power belongeth unto God” (Psalm 62:11).

The great reservoir of the power that belongs to God is His own Word – the Bible. If we wish to make it ours, we must go to that Book. Yet people abound in the Church who are praying for power and neglecting the Bible. Men are longing to have power for bearing fruit in their own lives and yet forget that Jesus has said: “The seed is the Word of God” (Luke 8:11). Continue reading The Power Of The Word Of God