Distraction Devotions

Distraction of Dallas

My demands, obligations, and schedule were so tight, that when a detour or an accident caused a delay, I found myself annoyed and frustrated. Ironically, God often used those inconveniences to get me to slow down, be still, and draw me near to Him.

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Distraction of Disturbance

disruptions are often an opportunity to recognize and possibly demonstrate God’s love. It may not be convenient, but in Christ’s ministry, hardly any of His interactions were convenient.

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Distraction of Donkeys

Would I have come away from that experience knowing that I had just witnessed the presence of the Living God?  Or would I have been more enamored, like a child, with waving of the palm branches, the excitement of the crowd, and even the donkey?

I hope that I would have the awareness of the presence of my Savior and savor the experience of standing on Holy Ground.

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Distraction of Debris

I know there are times when I face overwhelming situations that seem impossible to separate the mess from the stress, the burdens from the needs, or the inconveniences from the obligations. However there are promises, hope, and strength to be found in our times of struggle and confusion.

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Distraction of Dust

The picture above hung on the wall of my children’s nursery, a baby gift from my college room-mate. Little did I know how much this simple verse expressed a life time struggle for me.

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Distraction of Delivery

I look at the first Christmas and how little Mary and Joseph had when Jesus was born. I am sure they did not feel prepared for the massive responsibility on their shoulders, but they continued to trust the Lord and His plan.

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Distraction of Dentists

Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:11 It has been over 50 years since that unfortunate airborne experience, but I still remember it as if it were yesterday. We lived in a house next door to a church and…

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Distraction of Moving-Distraction Devotion

MD home

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 Rick and I just returned from a trip to MD. It still feels like home, but I didn’t feel homesick, if that makes sense. Connecting with dear friends and family was the…

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