Monthly Archives: July 2017

Out of the Mud

“You don’t need to clean up your old life – you need a NEW life!” I don’t remember where I first heard it, but it rang true with me.  How many of us have personally thought we needed to clean … Continue reading

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His Delight

God rescued us, and gave us freedom, because He delights in us.  Amazing Grace indeed! (To receive free daily devotions via email, Sign up above or subscribe at:  http://www.theteachableheart.com/blogs—daily-devotions.html. For more information about the ministry, or to order the new devotional … Continue reading

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With Every Choice

In his book, Mere Christianity, CS Lewis wrote: Every time you make a choice you are turning the central part of you, the part of you that chooses, into something a little different than it was before. And taking your … Continue reading

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Tug-of-War

He was literally outnumbered 2:1. Yet Abijah, the new King of Judah correctly warned his opponent – the King of Israel – to stand down.  Despite having only 400,000 men to do battle with Jeroboam’s 800,000, Abijah knew the outcome … Continue reading

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Made Kind

The quote by Eric Hoffer caught my eye – “Kindness can become its own motive.  We are made kind by being kind.”  In a sense, he was suggesting that kindness becomes easier the more we desire to be kind and … Continue reading

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Storms, Standing, and Sunflowers

It had been a beastly week.  Temperatures in the upper 90’s, with heat indices in the 115ºF range.  Something had to give, and the meteorologists told us that things were going to ‘give’ Saturday night – and they did. Early … Continue reading

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The Route

While it doesn’t rank up there with the circuitous journey the Israelites took getting from Egypt to Canaan, the route my package took to reach my uncle in Texas was certainly interesting! The small package was to go from the … Continue reading

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Flower Gardens

“God has broken through my enemies by my hand, like a bursting flood.” (1 Chronicles 14:11; ESV) David said those words after he and the Israelites defeated the Philistines.  But, take a closer look at the sentence.  In it we … Continue reading

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In the Shadow

Near our Lord is the best place to be! (To receive free daily devotions via email, Sign up above or subscribe at:  http://www.theteachableheart.com/blogs—daily-devotions.html. For more information about the ministry, or to order the new devotional book, visit:  http://www.theteachableheart.com/book.html).  

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The Climb

Truth is more valuable if it takes you a few years to find it. – French Proverb I’ve been to the top of Pike’s Peak in Colorado at least three different times – once when our family drove to the … Continue reading

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