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A few new followers joined during this Advent devotional series, so hi there! Thanks for coming on board. Now that Advent is over, the blog will be a little quieter for a few weeks, but you can expect some close to daily devotional posts again in Lent, beginning on February 10th. Merry Christmas, all! Sarah…

Known by Our Love

I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.​        John 13:34-35 Jesus’s disciples really loved him. And they were probably learning…

Love Feast

On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines, of rich food filled with marrow, of well-aged wines strained clear. And he will destroy on this mountain the shroud that is cast over all peoples, the sheet that is spread over all…

Bigger Hearts

You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you… ​   Matthew 5:43-44 Who is your enemy? Maybe there is someone who pushes all your buttons and gets you really mad. Maybe there…

Love is…especially important when we’re stressing out

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.​​  …

God is Love Mobius

God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.       ​1 John 4:16 Find some paper–scrap paper or newspaper is fine, as long you can cut out a piece about one inch thick and 8-12 inches long. Take your nice long skinny piece of paper, twist…

Simple Joy

I know what it is to have little, and I know what it is to have plenty. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being well-fed and of going hungry, of having plenty and of being in need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.​ Philippians 4:12-13 Commercials…

Happy Trees

For you shall go out in joy, and be led back in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall burst into song, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.​ Isaiah 55:12 PBS used to have a painting show hosted by Bob Ross, and he was famous for loving to…

Gratitude Attitude

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your…

How Can I Keep From Singing?

C You have turned my mourning into dancing; you have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, so that my soul may praise you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever.​        Psalm 30:11-12 Take a moment and watch this rendition of the…

Spread the Joy

“Or what woman having ten silver coins, if she loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’ Just…

Joy Comes in the Morning

Sing praises to the Lord, O you his faithful ones, and give thanks to his holy name. For his anger is but for a moment; his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning.        ​​Psalm 30:4-5 Despite the “Holiday Cheer,” this is not…