Rewind - Daily Devotional

Digging In Deeper
August 11, 2015

Get Your Eyes Checked

Get Your Eyes Checked

When I was just out of college, I worked as a technician at an optometrist’s office. I have so many funny and strange stories from that time, and I love telling them. When I think back to my time at that job, there is one simple observation: people with vision problems need them corrected as […]

August 10, 2015

Above All Else

Above All Else

Be Thou My Vision is probably one of my favorite songs of all time. Something about singing words that are so ancient but still hold so much meaning, gives such a feeling of connection to all the people who came before me. It began as the Irish text, “Rop tu mo Baile”, attributed to Saint […]

August 8, 2015

No Contingency Plan Necessary

No Contingency Plan Necessary

As far back as I can remember, the only person I could count on was my Mom. She was always there when I needed her and would give anything to ensure I didn’t go without. As consistent and reliable as she was, there were a couple times she didn’t show up when she said she […]

August 5, 2015

Mercy and Grace

Mercy and Grace

My theology professor told me a story one time about this piece of scripture. He says this is a story about grace. A man who’s late for work so rushes to his car and starts the mad dash to get there as soon as possible. He’s speeding along and as he’s cruising down the road […]

August 4, 2015

I’d Like to Request Number 44

I’d Like to Request Number 44

If I asked what your favorite song of all time is, could you answer? As a musician, my first reaction to answering this question is, “Which genre of music? Can I give you a list of top-10 favorites? I don’t think I can answer that.” And then I remember…. I was in elementary school in […]

August 3, 2015

Assurance?

Assurance?

It seems like the word assurance doesn’t get much use nowadays outside of commercials for car and life insurance. I don’t know if that because of how long it is or if it’s because we have found words that better relate to our current day to day language. Maybe it’s because there is so very […]

July 29, 2015

My Future Is Untouchable

My Future Is Untouchable

Last year my uncle died. He was jovial, fun and the life of the party. I was fortunate enough to be flown out for his funeral. I sat there and watched my uncles, his older brothers shed tears with a strange sense of disbelief that he went first and their baby brother was gone. My […]

July 28, 2015

Not in Part, But the Whole

Not in Part, But the Whole

I have been trying to think of the easiest thing I’ve ever had to forgive. The conundrum lies in that what is easy to forgive is also easy to forget. Maybe the easiest thing was when someone was a few minutes late to a meeting or when one of my nieces drew with crayons on […]

July 27, 2015

Bittersweet Symphony

Bittersweet Symphony

Growing up all I wanted was a dog. I remember announcing to my dad, at age three, that I wanted one and when he told me no, I replied that I was just gonna pray until God gave me one and there was nothing he could do about it. I proceeded to pray for a […]

July 18, 2015

Diamonds

Diamonds

Did you know that a diamond is unpolished in it’s natural state?  When removed from the earth, a diamond is typically rough and rounded.  Raw and uncut, diamonds lack the extravagance of the ones in the jewelry commercials, and appear rather ordinary.  A diamond’s true beauty isn’t realized until after going through the cutting and […]

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