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Our Eternal Home
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 Hebrews 13:14-16 LBT “For this world is not our home; we are looking forward to our everlasting home in heaven. With Jesus’ help we will continually offer our sacrifice of praise to God by telling others of the glory of his name. Don’t forget to do good and to share what you have with those in need, for such sacrifice...
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Looking Up
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 Do you ever look up at the stars to find the Big dipper? My husband has worked at a hospital where in the maternity area little lights, like stars all over the ceiling, set the tone for many sweet births. For many years the happiest moments of being at work was when he heard the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, How I ...
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Sin, Rinse and Repeat
Mark Hall
Devotions
Monday, April 24, 2023 Matthew 26:28 “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” I have failed miserably in my lifetime, both people and God. No matter how good my intentions, failure is failure. It breaks my heart, and many failures have left deep scars that I carry everyday. I am thankful for forg...
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Guard Your Heart
Carolyn Hayes
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Proverbs 4:23 says: “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” All issues of life stems from the heart. How I respond to my husband, my son, all my family and friends, and just day to day occurences. Bottom line is everything is a heart issue. Don't shout at the person who cuts in front of me in traffic. Don't be so ju...
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Rooster Says Rise and Shine
Carolyn Hayes
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Friday, April 21, 2023 “Arise, shine; For your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.” Isaiah 60:1 When visiting my aunt and uncle on the farm, I used to love to hear the rooster crow early in the morning. He was my alarm clock, although I don’t remember getting up when I first heard him. If I remember correctly, he’d crow right ...
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He is the Great Physician
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Thursday, April 20, 2023 How would you like to have some good news with that cup of coffee? Michael Milken, philanthropist, and medical research innovator has authored a book on new medical research.  Its title is "Faster Cures Accelerating the Future of Health."  Milken mentioned in an interview expect more health breakthroughs in the ne...
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A Proverbs 31 Woman
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 1 Peter 3:3-4. "Don't try to make yourselves beautiful on the outside, with stylish hair or by wearing gold jewelry or fine clothes. Instead, make yourselves beautiful on the inside, in your hearts, with the enduring quality of a gentle, peaceful spirit. This type of beauty is very precious in God's eyes.” When I read that...
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Being Cheerful is Strengthening
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 This week my daughter, son-in-law and family are off to see Mom and Grandma in Alabama.  My daughter was asking for suggestions to keep awake while driving without caffeine. I mentioned my husband gets ice and pours it down his back. Also I shared that when parents are hopeful the kids will sleep while traveling, my Mom...
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Wild Child
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Sunday, April 16, 2023 2 Timothy 2:22 “Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” The other day a friend whom I've known for many years mentioned on Facebook that when we were young, we were roommates and that those were the good 'ol days!  Althoug...
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The Goose at J. C. Penney's
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Monday, April 17, 2023 Matthew 6: 26 “Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.” Seeing this devotion title, you probably wonder where this story is headed. Well, it’s amazing how little things get my attention. It never used to be that way. In preparing this writing...
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Lead Me to Your Heart
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Saturday, April 15, 2023 I Peter 1:19. "But He paid for you with the precious life  blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless, Lamb of God." Enjoying Praise and Worship music while sipping on a cup of coffee. So thankful to be aware of God's involvement in our world. Knowing this brings peace in a world of chaos and great despair and replaces it ...
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Food Obsession
Carolyn Hayes
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Friday, April 14, 2023 Matthew 6:25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on.” Do we have it? Food obsession. I’m not quite sure, but it seems like right after our breakfast meal my husband asks, “what’s for dinner?” What? I have no idea! Give ...
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Travel Treasures
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 Philippians 4:7 ... “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Photo Journaling. It's been a hobby that I’ve enjoyed for many years. As I have mentioned many times, words don’t come easily for me anymore. So, I thought if the words don’t come to th...
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Easter Memories
Lynn Berna
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Saturday, April 8, 2023 Easter memories of when I was a girl always centered around church. Sometimes there was an Easter cantata at church that shared the biblical account of Jesus and the crucifixion, His burial and resurrection. Occasionally my dad took us to the drive-in theatre for an early sunrise service to hear a pastor share the Easter sto...
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What a Difference a Day Makes
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 I saw a robin on the clothesline today. It was my first sighting this spring. It takes me back to school days and the way each season was celebrated with stories, crafts and coloring pages of tulips, robins, and baby birds and eggs in the nest. My husband said it is time to put the feeders out for the hummingbirds who come b...
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Heart Desires
Carolyn Hayes
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Monday, April 10, 2023 “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” –Psalm 37:4. What are the desires of the heart? What is your heart’s desire? Is it a certain retirement city you’ve always dreamed about? Maybe vacationing at a certain spot? Buying a second home? Buying a first home? Whatever it might be. God wan...
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On a Hill Far Away
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Sunday, April 9, 2023...Easter Sunday Matthew 28:7 (NIV) "Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” Do you have a favorite hymn?  I have several favorites. One is "The Old Rugged Cross". There is no better hymn to sing on Easte...
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And So It Continues
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Friday, April 7, 2023 Resurrection Garden, Berea Bible Church, Springfield, OH “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” Proverbs 19:21 (ESV) Many years ago, Pastor Glenn Greenwood had a dream to build a replica of the empty tomb in Israel onto the grounds of Berea Bible Church. There was already ...
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Easter Symbol of Family Faith
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Thursday, April 6, 2023 Easter egg hunts have been a family tradition for my children and now grandchildren for over thirty years. For my family, it represents spring, renewal, and rejoicing in Jesus resurrection. Actually the history of the Easter egg hunt first began in the late 16th century with Martin Luther, a Protestant Reformer. He was inspi...
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We Have All Had One
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 Even though it is a busy day, will you take time for a good cup of coffee and a quick story?  My mom took me to church from the time I was a baby and I grew up in the Grace Brethren Church. From time to time I would have an opportunity to sing a solo during the church service.  A young woman of twenty, I was schedul...
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