Devotionals


There was a time I thought I was capable of almost anything. I was young, intelligent, and strong. Though my youth remains, I’ve realized there is much left to learn, and more things are discovered each day. Unfortunately, I no longer posses the physical capabilities I once had. I’m learning to live with chronic pain which can drain you of strength both physically and mentally. Most people don’t realize the toll that...

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Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.” And Jesus answered and said to her,...

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Third Sunday of Advent This is the day which the Lord hath made: we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 How we love to sing this little song for Sunday School and as a Call to Worship. Even though we may cough and choke and our bones may creak and grown, how many of us really stop to appreciate the dawning of another day? Today, as I try to put my thoughts in words, the sun is about to break over the horizon. I know I’m...

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Every good gift and every perfect gift is from the Father. James 1:17 We are constantly bombarded by the television and news media about the perfect book the perfect car, the perfect home and we are admonished in the Bible to strive toward perfection. I remember one Christmas while attending a country school taking part in a Christmas program. The older children were giving a play and the younger ones were saying poems or little...

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My Journey I am finally following through and writing my Advent Devotion and for that I am proud. As I thought about this year’s topic “My Journey”, lots of ideas entered my mind. I decided to just write a brief summary of my time in the Owingsville United Methodist Church and the impact some of our past and present members have had on my journey with Christ.  I started attending the church in 1971 when my father,...

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By Dylan Laiben, age 12 In church we sang Reckless Love by Caleb Curver, Cory Asbury, and Ran Jackson. This song makes me feel important and good. In the chorus of Reckless Love when it says, “Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God” it means that God loves us so, so much. This makes me feel like I matter and that I’m important. Then it says, “Oh, it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the...

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