God Teaches Us Through Others

Karen Hoffman

READ : Hebrews 12:1-3, 14-29   “Thank you for giving me the Lord, I am a life that was changed”: the beginning line of a Ray Boltz’ song. The song tells of a man who, when he reaches heaven, is greeted by people who thank him for the part he’d played in introducing them to Christ. Each of us can think of many who had a positive effect on our spiritual lives. As we count our blessings, people who have …

Blessing of Teaching

Karen Hoffman

READ : 2 Timothy 3:16, Psalm 25:1-15   One of the most loving things a person can do is to teach a valued skill to someone else. Do you remember your Mom or Grandma teaching you how to knit or crochet? Or your Dad or Grandpa teaching you how to fish? Maybe your Dad taught you how to play ball or Mom taught you how to make fudge. We will focus for the next few days on how God shows …

Praise God for Aspirin

Karen Hoffman

READ : Matthew 9:35-38, Matthew 10:1-8   It’s a very small thing, approximately fifteen will fit in a teaspoon; but aren’t you thankful for it when you have a headache, toothache or sprained ankle? What I’m referring to is an aspirin tablet. We just read how Jesus preached the gospel and healed the sick, and also sent His disciples out with power over sickness, death and evil spirits. Jesus is the Great Physician and He did heal many while here …

Gift of Time

Karen Hoffman

READ : Genesis 1:9-19   On an average day, how many times do you look at your watch? 10? 20? It’s hard to guess, because the action is so automatic. What a marvelous part of creation the measuring of time is! What wisdom is expressed by the revolving of the earth around the sun, marking days and nights! We also see the affect of the tilting of the earth on its axis causing seasons. But when God put the lights …

God Communicates

Karen Hoffman

READ : Amos 8:11-14, 1 Samuel 3:1-10   Ever been given the “silent treatment”? To me that is one of the most painful things someone I care about can do to me. Sharing innermost thoughts and feelings is one of the most meaningful things people who care about each other can do. The idea for this devotion came after I’d experienced a period of “writer’s block.” I ran out of ideas. Then I realized why. I wasn’t spending enough time …