From My Heart Devotionals

Reaching for the Light

Reaching for the Light

I saw the the daffodils coming up this weekend.  I’ve seen it before, but it’s still amazing to me.   Almost every week in January and February we had ice or snow.  More than one week, I fought my way to work.  One week was especially...

Pulling out the Stops

Pulling out the Stops

Last Friday, churches at many different locations met for a time of prayer from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., praying for a moving of God. My little family met together.  I didn’t feel like I could pray all night, but we were able to tarry until around midnight. After a few...

Labor and Delivery

Labor and Delivery

I remember the first time I was in labor and delivery.  Since I was delivering a premature baby, they wheeled me to a nice-size room, so there could be a team for me and a team for my baby.  It was a wonderful having that team.  They cheered me on,...

Welcome 2024!

Welcome 2024!

Every family needs a conscience. I have a child who is the Jiminy Cricket in our family. His youngest sister has affectionately called him “the old soul.” With extra time on his hands while waiting for the new college semester to start, he has filled his time with...

A Bruised Reed

A Bruised Reed

(Guest post by Elisabeth Hemmeter, currently a student at Penn View Bible Institute) Around 2020, I was gifted a tiny succulent that my roommate Danielle and I affectionately named “Ralph.” Normally I’m not much of a potted plant person, but little Ralph was easy to...

Commonplace

Commonplace

Have you ever almost ruined Christmas for someone...Like the time my children went to school and told a classmate that Santa Claus was not real? Last weekend my daughter Abigail testified some Christmas thoughts that I thought might ruin it for someone because that's...

Until the End

Until the End

This month, my mind has gone to my parents and the light that they are to me in 2023. My father had prayed through that he was supposed to go into World War II.  Then while on a suicide mission, trying to rescue what he thought were stranded Americans, he was...

Are You Worn Out?

Are You Worn Out?

A Little Worn Out? (Abigail preached this at our church last Wednesday.  I wanted to share with you today.) Are you exhausted? In Isaiah 35, God says, “I’m going to make the desert bloom.  If you’re thirsty, I’m going to give you water.  If you’re confused, I’m...

It Can’t Compare

It Can’t Compare

This is a first for me...resending a post that I sent over a year ago.  But I still feel it!  This was originally sent in February 2022.   I have changed the date, and I am sharing it again. I am still needy.  God is still God!  -Elizabeth One of my life's repeating...

Laid Aside

Laid Aside

As they headed west in covered wagons on the Oregon Trail, they knew that it would be a difficult trip, many times lasting four to six months.They made good use of every inch in their wagons.  The wagons that headed west were not usually the bigger, sturdier Conestoga...