Monthly Archives: May 2017

No End

There is no end to God’s love and faithfulness!  Ponder that this Sunday! 🙂 (To receive free daily devotions via email, subscribe at: http://www.theteachableheart.com/blogs—daily-devotions.ht…. For more information about the ministry, or to order the new devotional book, visit: http://www.theteachableheart.com/book.html).

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For the Birds

My family thought I was nuts as I stood at the stove boiling the water.  You see, it was very early April and I was making nectar for my hummingbird feeders.  Yes, it was too early to set it out, … Continue reading

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A Silver Platter

The temptation had to be great.  Gideon had just won a major military victory and in response, the people of Israel said this: “Rule over us, you and your son and your grandson also, for you have saved us from … Continue reading

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Seeds and Shells

I was curious, so I tried an experiment. The magazine article said to attract more songbirds to my yard I should try planting flowers that naturally draw them in.  One recommended plant was the sunflower.  I had a ton of … Continue reading

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From Axtell to Ashland

I had goose bumps as I heard the story.  It began in March 2017 when wildfires swept through parts of Oklahoma and Kansas.  The tiny town of Ashland, KS (population 835) resembled its name – a land of ashes.  They’d … Continue reading

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A Retelling

Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in Him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.”  (John 4:39) An encounter and a retelling of that encounter; that’s all there was that day.  The Samaritan woman … Continue reading

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For a Pair of Shoes

Undoubtedly they felt justified.  After all, Joseph was the spoiled, favorite son.  He received the special robe, he never had to work, he tattled on them whenever they goofed off, he boasted that he would one day rule over them, … Continue reading

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God and Mothers

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Weep Now, Laugh Later

Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. (Luke 6:21) Isn’t that a wonderful promise?  Given the context, I believe Christ was contrasting those who have everything they could possibly want in life now with those who would … Continue reading

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Among So Many

I was discouraged.  Efforts to make God and His Word known weren’t accomplishing what I had hoped.  Canvassing neighborhoods, online and published devotions, classroom lessons, etc – all seemed to be falling flat.  Making impact was proving difficult.  Defeat was … Continue reading

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