Posts By Tim Wesemann

Bald Eagle Soaring

Soaring at Worka free devotion for Labor Day

In 2007, the government announced it had taken the bald eagle off the endangered species list. That’s great news! Still, many different plants and animals remain on that list. I’ve always wondered whether the endangered species list goes far enough. For example, what about lists for endangered people? Lists like that would include rare individuals…

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Parents Pray with Hopea free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Working with children is a calling from our heavenly Father. Whether you’re a children’s minister, a nanny, or a stay-at-home-parent, you know the patience and persistence it takes to care for children. But there is one more P—prayer! God calls us to pray for children and to seek refuge in him when our…

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A Little Something to Lighten the Mood

Editor’s note: Getting back into the groove of school is difficult for students, but it is just as hard for teachers! Today we’re posting some jokes written by our Smiles as You Serve author, Tim Wesemann. We hope the jokes will relieve some of your back-to-school blues as you continue to serve Jesus and those…

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The Cross of Christa free devotion for Holy Week

Editor’s note: This week’s devotion was written by CTA author Tim Wesemann a few years ago. As you study the words this week, we pray that you will stand in awe at the splendor of our Savior—hanging on Calvary’s cross on Good Friday and gloriously rising on Easter morning. We welcome you to use this…

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100 Ways to Encourage a Student (or a Teacher) and Create Smiles

Many thanks to Tim Wesemann for sharing these great ideas with us! Use them to be a blessing in the lives of those around you today! Wow • Way to go • Super • You’re special • Outstanding • Excellent • Great • Good • Neat • Well done • Remarkable • I knew you…

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I’m Getting’ Hungry!a free devotion for this week’s meetings

Are you hungry? Well, where would you like to eat? Vacations often mean eating out, and our options are plentiful! If you’ve driven to a vacation spot, there’s a good chance that you’ve made several stops at fast-food restaurants. If you’re camping, you’ll almost certainly be eating out—eating outside! God is so good in making…

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Making Memoriesa free devotion for this week’s meetings

Without looking at a calendar, do you remember what you did one month ago today? How about what you ate for supper one week ago? Probably not. But you most likely remember where you went on your last vacation or trip, what you did, and maybe even some of the restaurants where you dined. Vacations…

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Kids’ Ministry Volunteers Burning Out? Develop Volun-TIERS!

Face it. When volunteers raise their hands and offer to help, leaders in churches hungry for workers often push and push to the limit. Signing up for children’s ministry often implies volunteering for a long tenure—sometimes until death do us part! Has your list of available workers grown smaller than the mustard seed your pastor…

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A New Year of Worshipa free devotion for this week’s meetings

The Christmas season is glorious—but busy! Through the many events, especially the special worship services, our Lord comes to us in powerful and life-changing ways. Now, as we turn the calendar page and begin a new year, our worship doesn’t end or start over—it continues! In Psalm 122:1, David shares his joy in worshiping: I…

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