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Thank God for Cats & So, So Much More
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Wednesday, June 7, 2023 Psalm 145:8-9 “The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy. The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works.” Author Linda S. Clare has God the real focus in her book, but don’t tell the kitties that. They think everything is about them! My cat Boojee and so many other...
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God is My Ocean
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Saturday, June 3, 2023 I hope you are having a relaxing day.  Thankful you stopped by for a few minutes to chat and drink a cup of coffee with me. There is nothing more beautiful than walking the beach. The tide goes in. The tide goes out. Waves roar in with thunderous  applause and roll out leaving the once under the sea treasures behind...
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God and Money
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Sunday, June 4 & Monday, June 5, 2023 1 Timothy 6:17 says, “Instruct those who are rich in the present age not to be arrogant or to set their hope on the uncertainty of wealth, but on God, who richly provides us with all things to enjoy.” “Save money before you eat!” That’s what an investment counselor used to say to me that I worked for y...
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The Fabric of Our Lives
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Friday, June 2, 2023 Hebrews 8:12 “I will forgive their sins and will no longer remember their wrongs.” There was a TV Commercial that I really liked with patches of videos from a lifetime of family events. Appropriately it was called the “Fabric of Our Lives” advertising of all things “cotton”. It was one of my favorite commercial jingles.  W...
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Psalm 74:17 Nature is in God's Hands
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Thursday, June 1, 2023 The oriole came to the feeder and then flew to the windowsill to look in. Followed by the hummingbird making a presence and a quick look in the window at me! It brings a smile to view the bird feeders in our yard while sipping on a cup of coffee. Summer is a season we all look forward to each year. Just having more sunshine t...
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God's Gifts
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Wednesday, May 31, 2023 May 31. It’s difficult to believe that the month of May is over. Where does the time go? “Jesus Calling” is a devotional book everyone received who attended my friend Becky’s sister’s memorial service some years ago. I thought that was a precious gift. I read it often. The devotion for yesterday was about the gift of time. I...
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Humility
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Tuesday, May 30, 2023 Reviewing some great words from "the God of the Way" on humility. To be humble is a quality and command in the Bible. "Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord and He will lift you up." How does one go about doing that? Jesus once said there was no greater man born of woman than John the Baptist. He was such a humble man. John...
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The Journey of Life
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 Matthew 7:13-14 NIV “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” We all are on a journey. It’s called “life”. We had no say in when the journey began or wh...
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The Tree at the Lakehouse
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Thursday, May 25, 2023 "And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind whose seed is in itself, upon the earth:  and it was so." Genesis 1:11 While enjoying a visit with family at the Lakehouse in Indiana, I was sitting at the table on the patio. Leisurely drinking a good...
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Compassion Heals
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Saturday, May 27, 2023 Enjoying a cup of coffee and hoping you will join me. I have been reading my bible and John 3:17 says, "For God sent not His son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved."      It can be really easy to condemn someone when you do not have all the facts. Studyi...
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God Give Her Strength
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
  Friday, May 26, 2023 I have a really good friend. Her name is Becky. I have known her for 63 years. There were years when we were not really close, but it seemed we communicated enough to pick right up where we left off. In December she found out she had a brain tumor. She seemed so calm when she told me the news. Jokingly she said, “I hope ...
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Why Did It Take So Long?
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 Revelation 3:20 ESV "Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone should hear My voice and open the door, then I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me."  Yes, I was a rebellious teenager and young adult. I feel bad about how I was disobedient to my parents. Oh, but I thought I was fine, no misbehavior...
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It's in the Climb
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 Back from the lake where we were staying in a boat house surrounded by hilly country. The long weekend included a more than desireable boat dock walk.  At times, I wondered if my cane and I would make it to a bench and to me it seemed like a hard journey. Luke 6:12  "Jesus went up on a mountain to pray, and He prayed...
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Away from the Madding Crowds
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Sunday, May 21 & Monday, May 22, 2023 Never liked crowds, neither quiet or loud. Crowds are maddening to me.That's why I never went to concerts.Went to a Christian conference with Beth Moore some years ago and had to leave. I love solitude, love quiet, and love calm. It’s being alone when I can catch up on my thoughts of the day. I’ve written a...
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The Blind Date
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Saturday, May 20, 2023 Psalm 138:8 TLB "The Lord will work out His plans for my life- for Your lovingkindness Lord, continues forever."             My hairdresser said it was always fun to hear about my date life before I was married.  Have a cup of coffee with me and I will tell you ...
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In God's Hands
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Friday, May 19, 2023 Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. How do I comprehend the thought of a friend at the end of her life? She is a friend who has been so supportive and interested in what I do. How do I say goodbye? It’s not time to do that in my mind and heart. I can’t let go. Lord, why is this happening to her? I ...
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Pass the Patience
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Thursday, May 18, 2023 Real life is you take the week off from work You only have a few items checked off of your to-do list, but you say yes to babysitting while your daughter has a doctor appointment. Then after picking up grandkids one of them throws up inside the car. You drive back to the house trying to clean up the mess while babysitting. Th...
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Don't Worry, Be Happy
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Tuesday, May 16, 2023 Enjoying a hot cup of coffee on a cooler than usual spring day, and hoping you will join me.  Music can often set the tone for my day and help me to handle daily irritations a little more good naturedly. Listening to praise and worship music the other day these words really expressed how I was feeling. "On my worst day, o...
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America Losing Its Grip on Biblical Truth
Carolyn Hayes
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Sunday, May 14 & Monday, May 15, 2023 “…blessed are they that hear the word of God and keep it.” Luke 11:28 “You have the best grip of anyone I know. Keep up the good work. God loves you and so do I. Have a super day!” -Pat   That was what Pat wrote in my mom’s journal book when he visited the nursing home where she lived for the last...
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How I Miss My Mom
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Friday, May 12, 2023 Proverbs 31:28 “Her children arise up, and call her blessed...” I love this picture of my mom. She was only 15 when this was taken. With Sunday being Mother’s Day, I can honestly say I miss my mom more now than ever. Sometimes I reach for my phone to call her then realize she’s gone. No longer there to talk to and reminisce abo...
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