Section: Devotionals

Love Brings Victory

“With God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
I started the day with my usual request for God to give me His thoughts and His words to share with His people as they called the 3ABN prayer line. The time I spent driving the ambulance and rescue truck in the Santa Rosa Ca. Fire … Read more »

Trail of Tears

“He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5
Quite often we run into someone who seems to have everything together—you know, the one without any problems who’s on top of the world. When asked how they’re doing, the answer is always the same, “Great! Couldn’t be any better,” and … Read more »

Compelled by Compassion

Mark 6: 25- 34
And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist. And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath’s sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would … Read more »

The Addiction of Pride

For many years I have observed and been involved in one of the worse addictions in Christianity to date. It is running rampant through every denomination, independent, and networked ministry on the earth. It is causing division, confusion and isolation even in the lives of the non-church going lone rangers. What is this addiction … Read more »

Compassion In Competition

Mollie and I had not been to a little league baseball game in years and were therefore unfamiliar with the updated rules–such as the coach being the pitcher and the players throwing the ball to the pitcher to stop any player from running to the next base.
Nonetheless, there were still the age-old … Read more »

I'm a Card Keeper

When you are number nine of ten children you learn to accept a lot of things as fact. One fact is that you will only be able to find one or two of your baby pictures. And, if you’re lucky, when your aunts die, your cousins may mail some of your family photos back … Read more »

If You Hear His Voice

Immediate Recognition
Thanks to the advances of technology, immediate was the worldwide response to the recognition of this gift, despite the sad condition of the bearer. Upon this recognition, Mr. Williams was immediately flung into stardom—all because someone recognized his gift.
Only days after, he was hosted on every major broadcasting network and media … Read more »

Chocolate Covered Ants and Lying

It was time for new linoleum rugs in the Steenson household. I think it was a family tradition every five years or so. Anyway, it was an exciting time for a seven-year-old boy in the fifties. In addition, half the kids in the neighborhood would come out to watch. The twin girls, Lynn and Lane … Read more »

Answered Prayers

One of my favorite stories as a Colporteur was my first contact on my own. He was an Amish man with a lot of children who wanted the books real bad, but couldn’t afford them. I felt so bad for him that I went home and got some of my old children’s books and took … Read more »

And Peter

But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: …. Mark 16:7
I’ve read this passage numerous times and even preached it. However, in 1995, after a devastating trial in my life, I saw something in this verse I’d never seen before. I saw the love, mercy and compassion … Read more »