The Old Fisherman

May 31, 2008 by  
Filed under Inspirational

Our house was directly across the street from the clinic entrance to Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. We lived downstairs and rented the upstairs rooms to out patients at the clinic. One summer evening as I was fixing supper, there was a knock at the door. I opened it to see a truly awful looking man.

Deck of Cards

May 30, 2008 by  
Filed under Inspirational

After heavy fighting, a soldier returned to camp. With the next day being a Sunday, the Chaplain had set up church service. The men were asked to take out their Bibles or Prayer Books. The Chaplain noticed one soldier looking at a deck of cards. After service, he was taken by the Chaplain to see the Major. The Chaplain explained to the Major what he had seen.

The Difference Between Strength and Courage

May 29, 2008 by  
Filed under Inspirational

It takes strength to be firm. It takes courage to be gentle. It takes strength to stand guard. It takes courage to let down your guard.

Made for Community, Part Two

May 28, 2008 by  
Filed under Faith at Work Devotional

"When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability." – Acts 2:1-4a True spiritual community is not something we create. It is the work of the Holy Spirit. By grace we are one in Christ. By grace we are family, sisters and brothers beloved by our common Father. This is a gift. It is an objective reality. The challenge is living out this reality and making it a part of our experience.

Made for Community, Part One

May 27, 2008 by  
Filed under Faith at Work Devotional

"It is not good for the man to be alone." – Genesis 2:18a We need one another. Ever notice how many "one another" mandates there are in the New Testament? Love one another, forgive one another, encourage one another. The New Testament was written from the assumption that we would live faith together.

Unselfish Giving

May 24, 2008 by  
Filed under Inspirational

Many years ago when I worked as a volunteer at a hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who was suffering from a rare and serious disease. Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion from her 5-year old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness.

Everybody Matters

May 23, 2008 by  
Filed under Inspirational

During my second month of nursing school, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, until I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"

Be Still!

May 23, 2008 by  
Filed under Faith at Work Devotional

Be still and know that I am God. – Psalm 46:10 Sometimes when we encounter the things we most fear (rejection, failure, sickness...), we panic and thrash about and scream. But God calls us to have a little faith. If we will be still, we might just discover that our greatest fears are only waist deep, and that God has become a foundation we can stand upon.

Turn to the Lord for Help

May 22, 2008 by  
Filed under Faith at Work Devotional

The Lord says: My thoughts and my ways are not like yours. Just as the heavens are higher than the earth, my thoughts and my ways are higher than yours. - Isaiah 55:8-9 Scripture says that we need to remember that God is the source of all wisdom, guidance, and strength. God's ways and thoughts are higher than any other on earth. God wants us to turn and receive divine guidance and support in our time of need.

God’s Power to Change People

May 21, 2008 by  
Filed under Faith at Work Devotional

They all met together continually for prayer, along with Mary the mother of Jesus, several other women, and the brothers of Jesus. – Acts 1:14 Do you know someone who is not a believer? A hard-core skeptic? The kind of person that scoffs at your faith? Someone your heart aches for? Someone you've prayed would come to a saving faith in Jesus, but are beginning to doubt will ever believe? Maybe it's a child. Perhaps a spouse, or a close friend. Don't give up hope! If Jesus' resurrection power could change his brothers' hearts, it can change anyone's heart!

Next Page »