Category Archives: Devotionals

Prisoners of Promise

  By: Carole L. Haines  But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them; and suddenly there came a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison house were shaken; … Continue reading

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The Ruler of my Heart 

Guest Blog by: Bruce Nevin Haines  Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Whatever you … Continue reading

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Trying to keep it away from myself 

By: Carole L. Haines  Our cat, Ponyo, was batting the newest member of our cat-toy gallery around the floor this morning. It’s hysterical to watch. My husband said to her, “Ponyo, it looks like you’re trying to play a game of trying to … Continue reading

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He who hangs the earth upon nothing

By: Carole L. Haines  I woke up this morning with the familiar words of a song filling my head.   You are the Only King Forever, Almighty God we lift you Higher  You are the Only King Forever, Forevermore You are … Continue reading

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A Tale of two yokes 

by: Carole L. Haines  The Bible has a tale of two yokes, one slave and one free. Jesus speaks of the yoke in Matthew 11:28-30.  “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you … Continue reading

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Times of Refreshing 

By: Carole L. Haines  I think rain is one of the most beautiful sounds in the world, especially after a long, dry wearying Heat Wave. That is what we have had here where I live for the entire month of July. … Continue reading

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Live Ready! 

Photo by: Bruce Nevin Haines By: Carole L. Haines  While on an overnight trip to a Wonderful city I love, we came to an intersection where a man was standing with a sign. As we stopped at the light and … Continue reading

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Not that kind of exhaustion 

By: Carole L. Haines   “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My … Continue reading

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Sweet, Glorious Surrender

By: Carole L. Haines Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power… For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against … Continue reading

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The Stability of our Times 

photo taken by: Bruce Nevin Haines by: Carole L. Haines   O Lord be gracious to us; we have waited for You.  Be our strength every morning, Our salvation also in the time of distress.   The Lord is exalted, for He dwells on high; He has filled Zion … Continue reading

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