Devotions

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Receive The Gift

Luke 2:11 - "Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord." I am terrible at receiving gifts!  If you don't believe me just ask my family.  Too often I ruin the presents people get me.  One way I ruin gifts is that I always...

Make Room For the Savior

"While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son.  She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for the them in the inn." Luke 2:6-7 Can you imagine being the person who told...

Thanks Dad!

"One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan." Luke 17:15-16 Well it was a rough night at the Mohrbacher household.  Three of the 6 were up battling a stomach...

The Greatest Competitor

Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,where for forty days he was temptedby the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God,...

Lessons From Mom

We just celebrated Mother's Day this past weekend.  I thought I'd share a few lessons I learned from my Mom throughout the years. Lesson 1:  Watch out for the DEW on the road!  - It has always seemed like such a silly phrase, every time I would leave to go somewhere...

Blessings In The Fog!

"How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow?  Your life is like the morning fog it is here a little while, then it's gone.  What you ought to say is, If the Lord wants us to , we will live and do this or that."  James 4:15,16 NLT There was a morning fog...

I Hate Snakes – Psalm 91:9-13

9 If you make the Most High your dwelling-- even the Lord, who is my refuge-- 10 then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent. 11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; 12 they will lift you up in their...

Mile”Stone” Moments

"When the whole nation had finished crossing the Jordan, the Lord said to Joshua, Choose twelve men from among the people, one from each tribe, and tell them to take up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan..."  Joshua 4:2,3 We've  had a lot of mile"stone"...

Big Plans!!!

I just had a conversation with some of my senior students tonight about future plans.  They had "Big Plans" they just weren't exactly sure what those plans would be.  It got me thinking about my own senior year and the plans before me.  In Jeremiah 29:11 God says "For...

Pride Leads to Disgrace

"Pride leads to disgrace but with humility comes wisdom."  Proverbs 11:2 I was asked to run some activities for a local pre-school for their physical fitness week.  I did my usual routine and brought a costume and did one of my alter ego characters named "Marty". ...

Amazing Stories

The Bible is full of amazing stories. Many of us have heard them several times before, so they've lost some of their wow.  But go read Mark 5 about the demon possessed man.  Go read about Jonah.  Go read Acts 16:16-40 when Paul and Silas are set free from prison.  Go...

Overwhelmed

I finally took a day off today!! I needed it. We had a weekend packed with soccer, a basketball tournament, 1st communion parties and summer camp training. Today though I was flooded with emotion of how quickly time moves. The day started with Ty so excited to tell me...