Sea Gull People

Beverly Tuitman

READ : Psalm 91:1-16   Sea gulls are beautiful and interesting birds. On very windy days you may see them on the smaller inland lakes, ponds, and rivers. Sometimes we even see them in the park across the street from our house although we are 15 miles from Lake Michigan. They like to stay by the larger bodies of water where food is plentiful, but when the wind becomes strong or it gets stormy, the birds seek refuge where it’s …

Unlikely Vessels

Beverly Tuitman

READ : Romans 7:14-25   I didn’t know that Peter was going to die; nobody did. Yet suddenly he was gone. He had been a normal boy until the age of 12 when he was hit by a car. He was never the same again. At age 18 he had a high, whiny voice, was overweight, and had impulses he couldn’t control. Most people described him with one word, “obnoxious.” His only talent seemed to be saying and doing the …

Three Little Words

Beverly Tuitman

READ : Deuteronomy 6:4-12   It had been a wonderful day at the lake. I hadn’t seen my niece, her husband and their two girls for several months, and it was such fun to be together. After hours of swimming, skiing, boating and making sand castles on the beach, we decided to go to a local restaurant before going our separate ways. Everyone ordered his or her favorite food, and when the meals arrived, we began to eat with the …

The Pity Party

Beverly Tuitman

READ : 1 Peter 5:1-11   It had been a stressful week when nothing had gone right. Disappointed in myself and other people, I gave myself a “Pity Party.” There were no invited guests and it was no fun. One person came to the party, anyway. You see, when you take your eyes off Jesus and stop listening for His voice, Satan moves right in. He never waits for an invitation and he’s always available. What a party guest he …

Service With a Smile

Beverly Tuitman

READ : 1 Peter 4:1-11   “God loves me, Jesus loves me, and the Holy Spirit loves me. I’m going to do a real good job for them,” said the 19 year-old mentally handicapped student I was supervising that morning. He was scrubbing pots and pans in the kitchen of a local Christian college at the time. It really wasn’t necessary for me to be there that day, I thought. He was humming, singing, and smiling, doing a wonderful job …