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Celebrate Freedom All Summer Long!

From spring through late autumn, each month (except August) offers an opportunity to celebrate our freedoms and thank those who have served, fought, and even died to preserve them. What will your church or organization do to remind members of God’s gifts to us in our nation? Flag Day (June 14, 2011) On June 14,…

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“Fat Tuesday”! A Free Devotion for Mardi Gras

C. S. Lewis may have been the first to tell about the little boy who was asked what God is like. The boy responds in words like these: “God’s the sort of fellow who goes around looking for someone who’s having fun—and tries to stop ’em.” This picture of God, mistaken though it is, nonetheless…

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Smiles as You Serve — compiled by Tim Wesemann

Editor’s note: Usually Share publishes a devotion on Monday mornings, suitable for use at the meetings you lead during the week. We’ve made an exception this week, hoping that you and those with whom you meet this week will enjoy our Creator’s gift of laughter. If you need a devotion also, feel free to scroll back…

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New Beginnings — a free devotion for graduation celebrations

Editor’s note: This devotion is adapted from CTA’s new book for graduates, New Beginnings for Graduates. Written by Tim Wesemann in his always-popular style, all the devotions and articles in this book will encourage and uplift recent graduates. (It’s value-priced, too!) Congratulations! The last four years are officially filed away in your memory. The classroom…

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Travel Plans–a free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: This month’s devotion is adapted from one written in 2008 to accompany CTA’s Journey to the Cross Easter preparation product line. That theme was so popular that we’ve decided to bring it back for Easter Preparation 2012. The theme is a customer favorite and the products are brand new! Check them out!   Introduction…

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True Joy–A free prayer/devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: This week’s free devotion includes a prayer/meditation written by faithful pastor Walter E. Schuette who has since gone to be with the Lord. We pray that his witness will encourage you for your own life of witness!  Read Luke 15:11–24.  Heavenly Father, you have invited us to call you our Father, and that…

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Forgiven, Forgive–A free devotion for this week’s meetings

Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:13 In the last three minutes, I’ve blinked, sneezed, walked, typed, swallowed, and breathed without telling my eyes, legs, fingers, lungs, throat, or nose to do any of those things. They are all part of my body’s reflexes, mostly involuntary reflexes. At the same time all our involuntary…

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Blunders & Blessings–A free devotion for this week’s meetings

The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 Wikipedia defines a blunder as a “spectacularly bad or embarrassing mistake—a bad decision with a disastrous result.” It goes on to list some of the greatest blunders in history: The Edsel The Battle of…

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The Battle Is the Lord’s–A free devotion for this week’s meetings

The battle is the Lord’s. 1 Samuel 17:47 The story of David and Goliath is well known. What an account of courage, of hope, of victory! But sometimes we forget the details leading up to the point where David rocked (literally) Goliath’s world. Today’s Scripture reading tells us that David worked two jobs—one as a…

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Encouraging One Another–A free devotion for this week’s meetings

[Barnabas] was glad and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with all their hearts. Acts 11:23 Most of us have been given a nickname at one time or another. We may have received that name because of something we did or said. The apostles gave a special name to a man named…

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