Posted in February 2012

I Will… (by Debrah S. Bernier)

I will walk with You, Lord, I will go where You go. I will follow where You lead, I will go with Your flow. I will listen when You speak, I will do what You say. I will ask when I need to, I will pray when You pray. I will praise You forever, I … Continue reading

A Case for Hope (by Gary Roberts)

And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back … Continue reading

Hungry – Thirsty (by Gary Roberts)

I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. John 6:35 I’ve been on my new exercise program now for three weeks and I’m about to turn up the heat and add another hour of strength building and working with my … Continue reading

Stay Beside Me (by Debrah S. Bernier)

Stay beside me, Lord In all that I do. Reach out to hold me, Whenever I am blue. Hold me up please When I just might fall. Answer my plea When, on You, I call. Keep me on the right path, For all of my days. Help me be strong As I follow Your ways!

Keep Doing Good (by Gary Roberts)

So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Galatians 6:9 Don’t you just love those words – at just the right time. Well we always love them when we look back over our lives and see … Continue reading

Pruning Time (by Gary Roberts)

He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. John 15:2 The second house I owned came with a beautiful grape vine – that first summer we had the most beautiful grapes. I did nothing that … Continue reading

Missing You (by Debrah S. Bernier)

There is still an empty place Inside my heart for you, To fill it with anything else Just wouldn’t ever do. For each day that I live Without you by my side, Is another day of grieving- My feelings, though I hide. But there will come a day When I shall weep no more. That’s … Continue reading

One Cent (by D.A. Cobb)

Shortly after retirement I received a notice from the company that my corporate stock options were about to expire. In order for them not to become worthless they needed to be exercised and fairly soon. I met with my accountant to plan our tax strategy and with my attorney on how the sale would affect … Continue reading

Live On Purpose (by Gary Roberts)

Sing praises to the Lord, O you, his faithful ones, and give thanks to his holy name. Psalm 30:4 For my birthday this year I got myself a membership at the Y – I decided this was going to be the year that I got myself as fit as I can be to face the … Continue reading

The Choice (by Debrah S. Bernier)

In a winter’s wonderful wind, I hear Your gentle voice, Telling me the right way, To follow is my choice. In every single sunlit sky, I see Your glory shine. It’s beams, they fall upon me And still the choice is mine. In every beautiful day I feel Your strong embrace. And, yet, the choice … Continue reading

Sit Down and Shut Up (by Gary Roberts)

When life is heavy and hard to take, go off by yourself. Enter the silence. Bow in prayer. Don’t ask questions. Wait for hope to appear. Lamentations 3:28-29 I’ve discovered that waiting on God is a spiritual habit. It is something a person must choose to do or it won’t get done. It is the … Continue reading

You Are My Friend (by Debrah S. Bernier)

You are my Friend, I’ll be there for You Whether times are good And when times are tough, too. You are my Friend I’ll be faithful to You. I won’t walk away No matter what You do. You are my Friend I’ll always love You, And let Your precious love At all times, shine through!

Interviews (by D.A. Cobb)

Last evening I returned to my college alma mater for the first time in years. I had been asked by the business school to help conduct mock sessions for graduating seniors as they prepared for their corporate interviews. It was a great experience for me and I hope an interesting and informative time for them. … Continue reading

Love (by Debrah S. Bernier)

Love is patient, Love is kind. It’s a state of the heart And a matter of the mind. It’s a blessing to others And a blessing to you It’s a sharing condition Between you and me, too. Love- when you have it Is a wonderful thing. Sharing it always Makes your heart sing!

A Case for Hope (by Gary Roberts)

And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back … Continue reading

Sometimes, Always (by Debrah S. Bernier)

Sometimes I think what I need Is the thing I really don’t. The direction You choose for me Is a way to go that I won’t. Sometimes my hearts desire Is exactly the same as Yours, But then my fickle heart Will change it to daily chores. Always You forgive me For the mistakes I … Continue reading

Pig Soup (by Len Winneroski)

A large herd of pigs was feeding on the nearby hillside. The demons begged Jesus, “Send us among the pigs; allow us to go into them.” He gave them permission, and the impure spirits came out and went into the pigs. The herd, about two thousand in number, rushed down the steep bank into the … Continue reading

My Broken Cross (by D.A. Cobb)

Some time ago, and as a token of her love and compassion for this sinner, a friend presented me with a few hand-made wooden crosses.  For years I carried them with me as a superstition believing they would protect me from harm and from risk. I kept them in my office, on my person, at … Continue reading

Not My Home (by Debrah S. Bernier)

This big old world Is not my home It’s just where I live While my body does roam. It’s not where My treasure rests While I’m going about Conquering my quests. Nor is it where I’ll spend all my days, I’ll just stay a few While following His ways. Then when I die Safely home … Continue reading

A Wasted Life? (by Len Winneroski)

“God has picked out people who are laughable, and through them He is confounding those who think they are high and mighty.  Low-class, second-rate, common, average, run-of-the-mill people- those so low that the world doesn’t even think they’re worth the time of day-these are the ones whom God has chosen…” – translation of 1 Corinthians … Continue reading

Let Christ Be…(by Debrah S. Bernier)

Let Christ be the Head Never, ever the tail. Let Him give you strength So you don’t feel frail. Let Him be the Boss- The One in control, Walk along His way Make His desire your goal. Let Him be your Master, Taking care of you, Supplying your every need- That’s what He does do!

The Journey (by Gary Roberts)

I will go before you and make the crooked places straight. Isaiah 45:2 We all go through seasons and moments that don’t seem very good. We can find ourselves in seasons where we feel like every time we try to move forward we hit a roadblock. Something seems to happen and we’re thrown off course. … Continue reading

We Are Your People (by Debrah S. Bernier)

We are Your people You are our God. We are to share You And give you our laud. We are Your people Who share of Your grace And encourage others To put a smile on their face. We are Your people And always will be, Since You hung and died On that old rugged tree!

Growing In Christ (by Debrah S. Bernier)

One dark, empty night When I was all alone, I closed me eyes and saw You And thought, “My, but You have grown.” You’re bigger now Than You were then, When I accepted You And turned away from sin. May You grow larger In my sight, And stay beside me In the dark, empty night!

Recalculate (by Gary Roberts)

Show me Your ways, O LORD; teach me Your paths. Psalm 25:4 When I retired I got a GPS device for my car to help me with driving direction – I wanted something to show me the way. I love it – today most cars have a navigation system built in which can be programmed … Continue reading

Lesson From A Sparrow (by D.A. Cobb)

As we headed home after completing a few necessary errands the weather was turning rainy, cold and blustery, unusual weather for a spring day in May. We decided to have an early dinner and then return to the comfort and warmth of our cozy apartment. When we arrived at the restaurant the hostess seated us … Continue reading

A Sacrifice of Praise (by Gary Roberts)

Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. Hebrews 13:1 For some unknown reason I’ve been having a difficult time – I found a church home – I’m stepping out – I’m doing thing but I’ve been feeling … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Gary Roberts!

A little (Facebook) bird told me that today is Gary’s birthday.  If Gary’s writing has inspired and encouraged you on this site would you please take the time to offer up a comment to him as an act of love for Gary and our Lord?  Bless you all for your prayers and support and pass … Continue reading

In Hard Times (by Gary Roberts)

Be happy with those who are happy, and cry with those who are crying. Romans 12:15 One of the roles of the family of God is to offer comfort and support in times of suffering. According to Paul we are to laugh with those that laugh and cry with those that cry. Paul says that … Continue reading

No Ads Anymore!!

Dear friends, It was pointed out to me today that ya’ll have been seeing ads in the devotional postings.  I just purchased a “no ad” option for our site so please let me know if you are still receiving any advertisements in our devotional writings.  Please continue to pray for our site and encourage others … Continue reading