From My Heart Devotionals

Who Do You Fear Most?

Who Do You Fear Most?

Guest Post: Abigail Hamilton Sometimes following Jesus has consequences. John chapter 9 tells of a young man who had been blind from birth. This is the young man who Jesus had anointed his eyes with clay and told him to wash in the pool of Siloam. After this man had...

You Know Best

You Know Best

Seventeen-year-old Lillian sat next to an older lady on the train headed for Georgia. The older lady, Mattie Perry, was interested as Lillian told her of her plans for the future. It wasn’t every young lady in 1905 who had such exciting prospects ahead of her! She had...

Too Much To Ask?

Too Much To Ask?

Luke 18 and 19 tells of two rich and powerful men. One of them is called a “ruler,” and the other one “chief among the publicans.” They both seemed to be ruled by money. Both of them sought out Jesus. Both wanted eternal life. The interesting thing is that neither one...

Dig!

Dig!

An Egyptian fable tells of a boy who had to find his way through the desert alone. Every step was painstaking. There was no water, and survival was difficult. In desperation, he dug with his bare hands to find water. Then he stumbled, walking and sometimes even...

New Year Focus

New Year Focus

Why are thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted in me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. Psalm 42:5 2020 was an eventful year for us.  But so was 2007.  So many things happened that year.  People from...

What Do You Want Me To Sing?

What Do You Want Me To Sing?

Larry Freeman, when pastoring in Florida, had several older people in his congregation. One of these was Emma, an older woman who lived alone. Her son was a friend of Larry, and he called, troubled. A break in had happened at his mom’s house, and somehow the police...

Best of All

Best of All

For the first time ever, I didn’t want to take down the nativity scene at the front of the church. That’s unusual. Usually by the time that Christmas is over, I’m ready not to see it again for at least twelve months! Don’t get me wrong! I enjoy giving and getting...

God With Us

God With Us

Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Matthew 1:23 God with us. I think those are some of my favorite words from the Christmas story. God has a way to come to...

And When They Saw the Star…

And When They Saw the Star…

  I understand the excitement of the wisemen when they saw the star again. It must have gotten out of sight. Evidently when they stopped at Herod’s, they had lost track of the star. But there came that moment, while doing their best to seek the Messiah, that they...

His Beloved

His Beloved

When we found out that we were expecting twins, my husband, Todd, was concerned.  "You can't even carry ONE baby full term," my husband said.  "How can you do TWO?"   It was true.  With my first two children, I would get about two months away from their due date,...


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