Journey for the Heart

a weekly devotional

Presence

“He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.” (Psalm 91:4) The gray sky sagged over the ocean as if burdened by its bundles of low, soggy clouds. Our grandchildren didn’t notice that the sun...

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Simplicity

Simplicity

"And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart." (Luke 18:1) Jesus was the grand storyteller...

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Arms Enough

Arms Enough

“You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 2:1) “Strengthened” by your grace is a wonderful...

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Living Color

Living Color

“But you, O mountains of Israel, shall shoot forth your branches and yield your fruit to my people Israel, for they will soon come home....

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Simplicity

Simplicity

"And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart." (Luke 18:1) Jesus was the grand storyteller...

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Arms Enough

Arms Enough

“You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 2:1) “Strengthened” by your grace is a wonderful...

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Courage

Apart

Apart

“She has done a beautiful thing to me.” (Mark 14:6)  The woman has no name. The man’s name is infamous for all the worst reasons. Their stories...

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Tiptoe

Tiptoe

“But as for me, my prayer is to you, O LORD. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving...

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The Beggar’s Gift

The Beggar’s Gift

“In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” (Acts 3:6) He wasn’t asking for much. The beggar was used to being ignored, stepped...

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Apart

Apart

“She has done a beautiful thing to me.” (Mark 14:6)  The woman has no name. The man’s name is infamous for all the worst reasons. Their stories...

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Tiptoe

Tiptoe

“But as for me, my prayer is to you, O LORD. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving...

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Gratitude

Doorways

Doorways

"Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts; his name is the Lord; exult before him." (Psalm 68:4)...

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Leaves Behind

Leaves Behind

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to...

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One of Ten

One of Ten

“Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him...

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Doorways

Doorways

"Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts; his name is the Lord; exult before him." (Psalm 68:4)...

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Leaves Behind

Leaves Behind

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to...

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Purpose

Unthinkable

Unthinkable

“Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him.” (Matthew 3:13) When Jesus approached John with this appeal, John didn’t think...

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Beautiful

Beautiful

“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding...

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Cheer Leader

Cheer Leader

"Therefore encourage one another with these words." (1 Thessalonians 4:18) I remember him cheering from the bleachers. James’ full throttled,...

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Unthinkable

Unthinkable

“Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him.” (Matthew 3:13) When Jesus approached John with this appeal, John didn’t think...

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Beautiful

Beautiful

“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding...

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Wisdom

Presence

Presence

“He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.” (Psalm 91:4) The gray sky sagged...

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Routinely

Routinely

“Sing praises to the LORD, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth.” Isaiah 12:5 The cardinal fluttered by on Friday and settled...

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Intimidation

Intimidation

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your...

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Presence

Presence

“He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.” (Psalm 91:4) The gray sky sagged...

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Routinely

Routinely

“Sing praises to the LORD, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth.” Isaiah 12:5 The cardinal fluttered by on Friday and settled...

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