Devotional

Gift: Remembering the Intricate Work of God’s Hands

Our human hands can create such beautiful things. But nothing compares to the intricate work of God’s hands or His beautiful gift of salvation. I have made the earth and created humans on it. It was my hands that stretched out the heavens, and I commanded everything in them.  Isaiah 45:12, CSB I am amazed… Continue reading Gift: Remembering the Intricate Work of God’s Hands

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Magic: Remembering the Miracle of Christmas All Year

Christmas does not end on December 26. The magic of Christmas, the miracle and mystery of Jesus can be celebrated every day, all year long.  I know it sounds a little funny reading a Christmas post at the end of January. Many people have put Christmas behind them. The tree and lights are stored away;… Continue reading Magic: Remembering the Miracle of Christmas All Year

Devotional · Stay Sane

Pride: Resolving to Correct Misplaced Worship to Fulfill God’s Purpose

Pride wears many faces. It is a sneaky thing that isn’t all bad but can quickly become a monster if it is misplaced. To fulfill God’s purpose, we must lay down those things we place above Him.  I asked the following question to a mixed group of folks, (some claiming Christ, others who do not),… Continue reading Pride: Resolving to Correct Misplaced Worship to Fulfill God’s Purpose

Devotional · Stay Sane

Surrender: Focusing Our Hearts and Eyes On the One Who Calls

Jesus isn’t after our successes, but our hearts of surrender. When we fix our eyes on Him, all the BIG things simply become One thing. What are we called to? As Christians, what are we really called to? I have spent a ton of time asking God for “my calling.” What is the one big… Continue reading Surrender: Focusing Our Hearts and Eyes On the One Who Calls

Devotional · Stay Sane

Focus: The Most Important Step When Pursuing Our Purpose and Mission

We need to be careful not to do this with our focus when we are pursuing dreams and fulfilling the purpose we believe we were meant to fulfill. I was feeling  discouraged. Why is it so difficult? Why, Lord? Then I heard in my spirit, “Rachael, stop trying to get everyone to like you. Love… Continue reading Focus: The Most Important Step When Pursuing Our Purpose and Mission

Devotional · Stay Sane

Dance: An Invitation to Experience the Joy of Worship in Faith

In this dance of faith, we don’t have to have all the right moves; if we simply follow the Lord’s lead, we’ll experience the joy of worship. One of my earliest memories is of sitting in a neighbor’s living room and watching Shirley Temple tap and twirl across the television screen. I was mesmerized. I… Continue reading Dance: An Invitation to Experience the Joy of Worship in Faith