Story Devotion

The Glowing Poker

As she climbed from Mrs. Dugan’s car, Kathy thought again of a comment the pastor had made that morning. Christ lives in us as we live in Him. “Oh!” She’d almost forgotten her manners. “Thanks for giving me a ride to church.” “You are welcome anytime, dear.” As the car rolled away from the curb, … Continue reading »

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Count Your Blessings

“Can you meet me at Ryan’s Café for lunch?” Lisa’s request wasn’t out of the ordinary, yet the strain in her voice tugged at Janice’s mind while she drove to the café. Something was going on. Although she didn’t have a clue what it might be, her heart pounded as she parked and crossed the … Continue reading »

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How Do You Feel?

Janie pushed the covers away and sat on the edge of the bed. She must’ve gained ten pounds over the Christmas holidays. Her head felt as if it were stuffed with cotton. All she wanted to do was crawl back into bed and shut out the world. Christmas had been fun. Her kids and grandchildren … Continue reading »

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Sh-h-h, Can You Hear Me?

“Children! Listen to me!” Sally stood in the midst of twenty kindergartners trying to raise her voice above theirs only to be ignored. Sure, they were having their first party of the school year and everyone was excited, but at this rate, her first year of teaching would soon end. “Sh-h-h, can you hear me?” … Continue reading »

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A Waste of Time

Janice reached across the front seat of the car for her daughter’s hand. “Let’s pray before we get on the road.” Kari scowled but plopped her hand in her mother’s and bowed her head. “Lord Jesus, we ask for Your protection as we travel to and from the city. Keep us safe today from any … Continue reading »

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Discerning God’s Will

“There are too many decisions.” Amy complained to her best friend. “I don’t think I can handle this.” “What?” Sophie’s eyebrows lifted. “Getting a job or going to school?” “Both!” Amy shoved her soft drink away and folded her arms. “And more. Where to live. Who to live with. Who should I date? What about … Continue reading »

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