Topic: Devotions

Knee Work

Today’s devotion is the fourth in a series adapted slightly from Serving in His Steps: Focused Scriptures and Prayers for the Fast-Paced Life. It’s one of CTA’s newest products—an accordion-fold booklet with brief daily devotions and a pedometer to use while you walk. It makes a great thank-you gift for church professionals and volunteers who…

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Breathing Deeply

Today’s devotion is the third in a series adapted slightly from Serving in His Steps: Focused Scriptures and Prayers for the Fast-Paced Life. It’s one of CTA’s newest products—an accordion-fold booklet with daily devotions and a pedometer to use while you walk. It makes a great thank-you gift for church professionals and volunteers who want…

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Just Do It!

Today’s devotion is the second in a series adapted slightly from Serving in His Steps: Focused Scriptures and Prayers for the Fast-Paced Life. It’s one of CTA’s newest products—an accordion-fold booklet with daily devotions and a pedometer to use while you walk. It makes a great thank-you gift for church professionals and volunteers who want…

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On a Treadmill?

With all the accent on health care and healthy lifestyle changes worldwide today, we thought you might enjoy this brief devotion. It’s slightly adapted from Serving in His Steps, one of CTA’s newest products–an accordion-fold booklet with daily devotions and a pedometer to use while you walk. It makes a great thank-you gift for church…

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Pastor Appreciation Ideas

I recently pulled a coat I hadn’t worn for months out of the closet. As I put my hand in the pocket, I discovered three dollars which hadn’t seen the light of day since the last time I wore the coat! I love when that happens! Recently I cruised the CTA website and decided to…

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Respect Life Sunday–October 4

Two of my friends–both agnostics–express deep frustration when Christians claim morality cannot exist apart from religion, particularly, the Judeo-Christian ethic. Both see themselves as moral people, and I’m sure they do try to do the “right” thing. The devil, of course, is in the details of how one defines “right” and who gets to decide on that…

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The Lord is Our Law Giver

This video featuring historian and author Bill Federer presents the Bible and Christianity as the basis and inspiration for the Constitution of the United States of America. Visit Bill Federer’s website: AmericanMinute.com. CTA offers an impressive selection of patriotic gifts that help congregations celebrate God and Country.

The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence was approved on July 4, 1776. John Hancock signed first, saying, “The price on my head has just doubled.” Benjamin Franklin urged unanimity, saying, “We must hang together or most assuredly we shall hang separately.” While many Americans know at least that much about the Declaration of Independence, we may not…

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Prayer and the Constitution

The Constitutional Convention deadlocked over how large and small states could be represented equally. So troubling grew the dilemma that some delegates gave up and left. Then, on June 28, 1787, 81-year-old Benjamin Franklin stood up to speak. Shortly thereafter, the U.S. Constitution became a reality. As recorded by James Madison, here’s what Franklin said:…

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