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,…

Distraction of Decorations and Darkness #bluechristmasdevotion

By Peg Arnold | December 14, 2015

Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never live in darkness. They will have the light that gives life.” John 8:12 At this time of the year our world is filled with Christmas lights, music, decorations, baking, trees and gift giving. The calendars overflow with parties, programs and obligations…

Distraction of Dressing Disasters (revised) #devotion

By Peg Arnold | November 24, 2015

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Thanksgiving is here and many of us are busy planning our menus, collecting our recipes, creating our shopping lists, cleaning the house and preparing for guests. The focus is on the family dinner…

Distraction of Dorms

By Peg Arnold | September 23, 2015

Distraction of Dorms 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,…

Distraction of Drifting #devotionblog

By Peg Arnold | August 19, 2015

This certain hope of being saved is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls, connecting us with God himself behind the sacred curtains of heaven. Hebrews 6:19 (TLB) Throughout my childhood, my family spent a good part of the summer vacationing on a spring-fed lake, nestled in the wooded hills of northern Michigan. Each…

Distraction of Drought #devotion

By Peg Arnold | July 30, 2015

  The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land   and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. Isaiah 58:11 This summer has been one of the coolest and wettest summers I have experienced since I moved out East. In…

Distraction of Disorientation #devotion

By Peg Arnold | June 3, 2015

 He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. John 10:3-4 Living near Washington DC, we have many opportunities to tour the city and sites when friends and family visit.…

Distraction of Defeat #devotion

By Peg Arnold | April 9, 2015

 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Romans 8:38 Dressed in my brand new candy cane striped pants with a cotton pink sparkled sweater, I held my head high and walked down the long aisle to the front of the church where the junior choir was practicing.…

Distraction of Diversity

By Peg Arnold | March 18, 2015

1 Corinthians 12:4-6 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.  There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.  There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. Its spring and once again it is time to…

Distraction of Dates

By Peg Arnold | February 19, 2015

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” February 14th, Valentine’s Day just passed.  The stores were filled with cards, chocolates, jewelry and flowers even before the Christmas holiday decorations were discounted…

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