Daily Devotionals

All Cleaned Up (I Cor.4:9-11)
All Cleaned Up (I Cor.4:9-11)
A while back, one of our grandchildren, who shall remain anonymous, had just been bathed, put in clean clothes and readied to walk out the door. While attending to another child, the one mentioned above promptly got all messed up, again. When mom discovered what had happened, with a hint of frustration in her voice, she called the child by the first, middle and last name, saying: “…I just got you all cleaned up. Now…
A Judgmental Spirit (I Cor.4:3-5)
A Judgmental Spirit (I Cor.4:3-5)
A brother who seldom had much contact with his sister called her one-day to set her straight. He’d heard that his sister’s adult daughter had medical bills she was struggling to pay. “Why aren’t you helping her with those bills?” She answered she and her husband had helped her and listed a number of examples. Upon hearing this the brother said: “Well, you shouldn’t be helping her so much.” Then he proceeded to tell his…
Payday Some Day (I Cor.3:8)
Payday Some Day (I Cor.3:8)
While our children were growing up, our family had a small janitorial business to finance having them in a Christian school. We took the children with us, but one day the girls were less than enthusiastic about their participation. So, without really thinking it through, I told them: “If you work hard with a good attitude, when you graduate high school, mom and I will buy you a car.” I only promised that once, but…
Will You Please Just Grow Up? (I Cor. 3:3-6)
Will You Please Just Grow Up? (I Cor. 3:3-6)
We have friends who have a niece that is extremely immature. She has been so babied by her parents that, into her twenties, she never had to fix her own plate at meals, do her laundry, lift a finger to help around the house, get a job, or do any thing other than play video games. In the rare occasions she wouldn’t completely get her way, she would throw tantrums to manipulate adults around her.…
You Have No Idea (1 Cor. 3:3-6)
You Have No Idea (1 Cor. 3:3-6)
When my wife and I were expecting our first child, it was an exciting experience of expectation. We were so looking forward to having a child of our own. We made preparations in the house, names were chosen, clothes and diapers were ready. We just had to wait until the proper time for our baby to come. Especially in the final months, we had people tell us how much our lives would change, that we…
Being Perfect (1 Cor. 1:2)
Being Perfect (1 Cor. 1:2)
When I met the woman who was to become my wife, I was enthralled with her. Once convinced she “was the one”, I remember the call I made to my parents. I told them I had found the woman to share the rest of my life with, and she was “perfect.” I went on to extol her beauty, charm, love for the Lord and more. I’m quite certain she would have never described herself as…