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  • The angel answered and said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God. And behold, even your relative Elizabeth has also conceived a son in her old age; and she who was called…
    August 21, 2017
  • Discipline your children while there is hope. If you don’t, you will ruin their lives. - Proverbs 19:18   Let me ask you a question: What kind of a parent are you?   “Peter Pans” try to be mistaken for their teen’s older sibling. They know the name of the lead drummer…
    August 20, 2017
  • It is better to be patient than powerful; it is better to have self-control than to conquer a city. – Proverbs 16:32   Many years ago, a French company decided it was going to mine the desert. It brought in its machines, pushed aside the huge dunes building in their place an airstrip and a building…
    August 19, 2017
  • Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path…My heart is set on keeping your decrees to the very end. – Psalm 119:105   Men are notorious for not reading instructions. They don’t want to read the map or ask directions. We laugh and many sitcoms have used this premise as the basis…
    August 18, 2017
  • Your duty is to go and preach the coming of the Kingdom of God. – Lk. 9:60   There is a village on the Gold Coast of West Africa, called ‘Achimota’. It lies seven miles from the infamous Christianborg castle where slaves were held for the slave ships. Across a wooded hill above the village…
    August 17, 2017
  • Stay away from the love of money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never forsake you.” Heb. 13:5   A small fish caught in a net said to the fisherman, “I am too little to be a good meal. Even if you boil me or roast me – I won’t…
    August 16, 2017
  • The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. – Psalm 18:2   A Christian warrior was separated from his unit during the course of intense fighting. In the smoke and haze of battle, he had lost touch…
    August 15, 2017
  • “If you look for me in earnest, you will find me when you seek me.” Jeremiah 29:13   How many times have you tried to pray only to find yourself thinking of something else instead? How many times have you caught yourself asleep when you intended to meditate? We are so easily distracted. We are…
    August 14, 2017
  •  “Now which of these three would you say was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by bandits?” Jesus asked. The man replied, “The one who showed him mercy.” Then Jesus said, “Yes, now go and do the same.” - Luke 10:36-37   God began with a man named Abram.…
    August 13, 2017
  • Long ago the Lord said to Israel: “I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.” - Jeremiah 31:3   They say hind sight is 20/20. We look back on our lives and see God at work. Those situations that we thought would…
    August 12, 2017
  • …Because of your faith, it will happen.  Mt. 9:29               I read a story about a church that was located in an area beset by drought. At last, they decided to pray about the matter. Isn’t it funny how we don’t start out…
    August 11, 2017
  • Yahweh M’Kaddesh - 'The Lord Who Who Makes Holy'   Keep all my laws and obey them, for I am the Lord, who makes you holy. - Leviticus 20:8   At the village church in Kalonovka, Russia, attendance at Sunday school picked up after the priest started handing out candy.…
    August 10, 2017
  • This command I am giving you today is not too difficult for you to understand or perform. – Deuteronomy 30:11   Naaman was a celebrated, powerful officer in the Assyrian army, who had a huge problem: leprosy. He heard of an Israeli prophet with the power to heal him, so he asked for and received permission…
    August 9, 2017
  • He said, “I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be stripped of everything when I die. The Lord gave me everything I had, and the Lord has taken it away. Praise the name of the Lord!” Job 1:21   Once, a fox discovered a vineyard. It was completely enclosed by a wall, except…
    August 8, 2017
  • Just as the body is dead without a spirit, so also faith is dead without good deeds. – Js. 2:26               Nehemiah had a great job. He worked for the king and got to eat like one. He had an easy job and didn’t particularly suffer from…
    August 7, 2017

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I make no claim of superior wisdom or originality. I am a student, just like everyone else. My goal in writing is to simply share whatever God chooses to teach me (many times by my children or parishioners) on any given day. I hope the devotionals are a blessing to you.

Kevin Pauley is a pastor and writer. He lives in Illinois with his wife, Lynn, their five children and two dogs. His internet address is Berea.

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