Journey for the Heart

a weekly devotional

Good Morning Lord

“Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 4:2) Good morning Lord. I greet you before I tackle the rest of the day, otherwise it will surely tackle me with its strong arms of schedules and time-stealers that pin me to the...

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Love Lived Out

Love Lived Out

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable...

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Parallel Stories

Parallel Stories

“Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour…And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two,...

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Hovering

Hovering

“They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness...

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To Mind

To Mind

“’The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in him.’” (Lamentations 3:25) Sometimes it’s a good idea to remember the...

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Love Lived Out

Love Lived Out

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable...

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Courage

Inexplicable

Inexplicable

“When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.” (Psalm 91:15) My friend Joan is a...

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Truth Be Known

Truth Be Known

“Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.” (Luke...

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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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Prayer for Ukraine

Prayer for Ukraine

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to...

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Inexplicable

Inexplicable

“When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.” (Psalm 91:15) My friend Joan is a...

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Gratitude

Stellar

Stellar

“When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. And going into the house the saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell...

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Morning Time

Morning Time

“O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice…” (Psalm 5:3) I wake with weariness and wonder where to find strength for the mountain-sized tasks looming...

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Well Worth It

Well Worth It

"My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord." (Psalm 145:21) It is always a good idea to come into the Lord’s presence with an armload of praise. He...

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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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Stellar

Stellar

“When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. And going into the house the saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell...

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Purpose

Outdo

Outdo

“Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be...

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Esteem

Esteem

“O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure.” (Isaiah 25:1)...

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Becoming

Becoming

“But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God...

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Likewise

Likewise

“When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” (Matthew 9:36) In this instance,...

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Outdo

Outdo

“Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be...

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Wisdom

Speak

Speak

“Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am he.” (John 4:26) Jesus, you grab our attention and startle us as the one speaking directly to us in the midst of an...

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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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Same Old

Same Old

“So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith – that you, being rooted and grounded in love.” (Ephesians 3:17) The wheels of the new year recently...

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Speak

Speak

“Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am he.” (John 4:26) Jesus, you grab our attention and startle us as the one speaking directly to us in the midst of an...

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