Distraction of Denial

By Peg Arnold | March 30, 2017

Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. Luke 9:23 It’s nearing the end of Lent, the 40 day period of time (not counting Sundays) which many faiths use to prepare themselves for the celebration of Easter. In my…

Distraction of Drifts #devotion

By Peg Arnold | March 14, 2017

A discerning person keeps wisdom in view, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth. Proverbs 17:24 While nestled in my warm cozy home, watching the snow accumulate and drift with the latest storm, I am relishing this gift of time.  Snow days can be a beautiful distraction, if I don’t have…

Distraction of Disease and Difficulties #devotion

By Peg Arnold | February 22, 2017

Today’s devotion is brought to you by a dear friend, Nancy. She is always a source of inspiration to me. I pray you are encouraged and strengthened by the way God has worked in her life. “Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to…

Distraction of Dust 2 #devotion

By Peg Arnold | January 23, 2017

Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment and the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Matthew 22:37-39 The words on the picture above hung on the wall of my children’s nursery,…

Distraction of “Doing” #devotion

By Peg Arnold | December 18, 2016

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.  When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child,  and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.  But Mary treasured all these…

Distraction of Disappointment #Devotion

By Peg Arnold | December 1, 2016

“But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6: 20-21 I am very honored to share this devotion with you. It was written by my brother, Ray…

Distraction of Dorms # devotions

By Peg Arnold | August 31, 2016

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 With advent of fall comes the beginning of a new school year. Children are returning to school and young adults are leaving for college. Pictures of the first day of school pepper the Facebook pages, awakening memories of…

Distraction of Driftwood #devotion

By Peg Arnold | July 14, 2016

 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.  We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. Romans 12: 4-6a…

Distraction of Disturbances #devotion

By Peg Arnold | July 1, 2016

He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him. Psalm 40:3 Disturbances! We associate disturbances with loud and unexpected sounds that jolt our body and shoot adrenaline through our system awakening every nerve. So it is with a…

Distraction of Decathlons #devotions

By Peg Arnold | January 15, 2016

Philippians 3:14 Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,  I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Happy New Year, My Friends! It’s January – the beginning of a new year – and many of us have set new goals,…

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