Tagged: devotion

The Story of Molly Pitcher (free devotion for patriotic holidays)

On July 4, 1776, the American colonists declared their independence from Great Britain. Of course, just writing the Declaration of Independence and signing it was not enough. Only after a long, bloody war were the colonists truly free.  One of the people who fought in that war for independence was Mary McCauly. Women didn’t usually enter…

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Free Devotion for the Ascension

Editor’s note: Again this week, our devotion includes a prayer/meditation written by faithful pastor Walter E. Schuette who has since gone to be with the Lord. On Thursday, May 13, the Church will celebrate the Feast of the Ascension. It marks the end of the 40 day time span in which the risen Savior appeared…

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“Woman of God”–Author Update

Editor’s note: I recently e-mailed the authors of CTA’s new devotion book for Mother’s Day—Julie Graham and Diane Norris—to see how things are going. They’ve been busy!! I thought that those readers who have ordered Woman of  God: Moments of Grace and have been reading it, might find their escapades interesting. Also, see their video…

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Drowned!–A Devotion for the Easter Season

Drowned  Editor’s note: For the next several Monday’s, our blog will include devotions appropriate for the Easter season. In liturgical churches, the season of Easter continues for 50 days, concluding with Pentecost Sunday. This week’s devotion was written by Pastor Barry J. Keurulainen for CTA’s devotion book, The Power of the Cross and has been adapted slightly…

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Chamber Music – An Easter Devotion

Each year, the Christian church celebrates the resurrection of our Lord Jesus from the dead. Each person reading these words likely has a different perception of what Jesus’ tomb looked like. What has helped shape that image for you? Sunday school lesson leaflets? Sermons? Paintings? Greeting cards? Theological study? A visit to the Holy Land?…

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I Am with You Always

For many years, Matthew 28:20 has been my favorite Bible verse. As you may know, Jesus’ promise in this verse reads like this: “Remember, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” During this Holy Week, I believe it gives some insight as to how the apostles felt at the time Jesus was…

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Fat Tuesday–a free devotion for you

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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Projecting the Light—A free devotion for this week’s meetings

As regular readers know, I serve on the faculty of a Christian preschool. As I teach, I love taking students into our church on sunny days. Among other things, they enjoy seeing the way the light shining through the stained glass windows casts a colorful shadow on the walls and floor. The children love seeing…

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