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 …

God Will Do It for Us

Karen Hoffman

READ : James 4:10-17, Matthew 6:31-34, Matthew 7:1-2   Each of us has tasks we dislike. One of mine is vacuuming, but it needs to be done, so I do it. In the two passages we read, God outlines two unpleasant activities we aren’t expected to do. We’re actually told not to do them, yet I very often catch myself doing one or the other. The two activities are judging others and worrying about tomorrow. Jesus mentioned these one following …

Praise God for Water

Karen Hoffman

READ : John 4:1-14   When was the last time you thanked God for water? If you’re reading this in the evening, think of each time you used water today. If you’re reading in the morning, spend your day aware of each time you use water and thank God for it. The first thing I did when I woke up this morning was to turn on a faucet and brush my teeth. What a blessing we have in my part …