From My Heart Devotionals

Faith without Trappings

Faith without Trappings

“When I cannot read, when I cannot think, when I cannot even pray, I can trust.” -James Hudson Taylor Can I go down memory lane with you? Today most of my family is headed to a camp in Gadston, Texas.  About 20-25 years ago, Todd and I attended this camp for the...

Buried Promises

Buried Promises

Guest Post by Abigail Hamilton Has God ever made you a promise that He hasn’t kept? “Oh, it sounds awful when you put it that way, Abigail,” you might say. But really, has God ever given you a promise and the years have passed and nothing has happened? Everything...

Let’s Go Fishing

Let’s Go Fishing

Here is an excerpt from a sermon that my pastor, Brother Johnny Wade, gave. He has said that his sermons are "public domain." I grew up in a man’s home who was  fisherman.  I doubt if there were very many times that my dad would have told you, “I went...

Millions of Frogs

Millions of Frogs

A few weeks ago, my church’s Sunday school paper, "Grains of Salt," had a story about a farmer who went to a shop to see if he could sell frog legs to them.  The farmer said he had a pond with millions of frogs in it.  The shopkeeper was amazed but agreed to...

Walking with the King

Walking with the King

When Samuel was around three years old, I found him happily singing one day, “Hallelujah, I’m walking with the King.” I was curious if he knew what the song was about, so I asked him, “Samuel which king are you walking with?” “King Herod,” he told me triumphantly....

Anchored

Anchored

In Kansas they sing some songs that I didn’t grow up with in Indiana.  One of these has the words by W. C. Martin, “And it holds, my anchor holds: Blow your wildest, then, O gale.” I remember sitting in services, years ago, as we were singing this and almost...

Losing Ground

Losing Ground

My best friend lives in Colorado, and I’ve not gotten to go see her as often as I would like.  She lives up in gorgeous mountains with fabulous scenery.  One of the routes to her house involves hair-pin turns that left me on the alert. For several hours...

Out of My Weakness

Out of My Weakness

“Out of weakness were made strong…” Hebrews 11:34 Ever felt inadequate? Years ago, I went to a camp with wonderful people, but the majority of them were not from the same culture as me.  Somehow my Midwest friendliness totally overwhelmed some of the women. ...

For My Good

For My Good

I really enjoyed some thoughts that my daughter Abigail wrote: "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God.." Romans 8:28 God said He was working everything out for my good. Not my comfort. Not my happiness. For my good. He is working...

His Voice

His Voice

I have spent several weeks thinking about the voice of God. We have been working on The Reverend Spy audio drama off and on for several years.  It seems like we get started and then we hit a roadblock.  Last week we hit another one.  (Hopefully the...