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The Results Are In!

Be careful what you ask for, the saying goes…for you just might get it. I made a call for suggestions on our next topic, and that’s exactly what I got! When I received the deluge of demands (okay, one request – thanks, Michael J), my heart initially skipped a beat. How can a series develop… Continue reading The Results Are In!

God of New Beginnings

God of New Beginnings: “Looking Back…and Forward”

Fellow Wordzpreadians (yes, this is a word I’ve created and who knows? It may be in the dictionary one day… 🙂 thank you for joining me on the ride through the God of New Beginnings series, including embedded devotionals. I’d love to get your feedback on any special learning point(s) you drew from the messages.… Continue reading God of New Beginnings: “Looking Back…and Forward”

Devotionals for All Ages

**Devotional – John’s Struggle**

  Read: Luke 7:18-28 “Doesn’t he know I’m here?” John wondered. “Does he even care?” He’d tried calming the growing anxiety in his followers’ faces. Yet he too was running out of excuses. The unspoken question remained unanswered: why wouldn’t his famous cousin save him? Reports spread of Jesus’ miraculous works throughout the region. But… Continue reading **Devotional – John’s Struggle**

God of New Beginnings

God of New Beginnings: “The Ultimate Reset”

I recently listened to a sermon where the preacher relived his memories of playing video games as a boy. Whenever a game wasn’t going someone’s way, he said, all they had to do was dive for the reset button. And just like that, the playing field was even again. Wouldn’t it be great if life… Continue reading God of New Beginnings: “The Ultimate Reset”

God of New Beginnings

God of New Beginnings: “A People Reborn”

In a stunning fulfillment of prophecy declared 150 years earlier by the prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 44:28), King Cyrus of Persia proclaimed that God’ people (now broadly known as Jews) should return to their homeland and rebuild God’s temple (Ezra 1:1-4). So up went the tribal leaders, priests and Levites who felt God’s urging to execute… Continue reading God of New Beginnings: “A People Reborn”