When Will This Be?

By Lee Weems Isaiah 11:6-9 Already busy shoppers rush about and bump into one another. Still others cut in front of others to grasp that gift away. Perhaps a brief, “I’m sorry but I was here first,” takes place but not often.The competitive spirit demands the most and the best in order to look good…

Control Enthusiast

By Edie Dutton Philippians 4:4-7 I think someone is trying to tell me something, I thought as received my Advent devotional  assignment. This is the second time I have been given Philippians 4:4-7 duty. Now Philippians is my favorite book in the Bible and for a very good reason…I need to hear it! Who has…

Offering for Global Missions – 2

On the leading edge of the modern missionary movement, Baptists have been forming together, making disciples of all nations through long-term presence and commitment to serve the most forgotten and forsaken people around the world. The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship engages in three primary contexts: Global Poverty, Global Migration, and the Global Church, spreading the love…

The Prince of Peace

By Conrad Navarro Isaiah 9:6-7 Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace! What incredibly comforting titles of their future king to the people of Judah! What incredible words of hope and true future peace! What a contrast to their present King Ahaz and his reign of war, distress, uncertainty, doom and gloom! As…

The Blessing of Waiting

By Rubye Box Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary, and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 There is a reason for everything including waiting. Here is an example about today’s verse…

The Gift of Presence

By Randy Blanton Jeremiah 29:11-13 I am often puzzled by those who misuse human suffering as a litmus test to question the reality of God’s love. “If God is love,” some would query, “then why does he permit suffering in the world?” As I have pondered the difficulties encountered in 2016, a more appropriate question…

The Well that Never Runs Dry

By Barbara Higdon Psalm 63:1-8 “All day I’ve faced a barren waste/Without a taste of water,” sang the Sons of the Pioneers. “Old Dan and I with throats burnt dry/And souls that cry for water. Cool, clear water.” Those of us who live in South Texas know well the thirst-provoking landscape that Bob Nolan’s lyrics…

My Hope

By Erica Hanchey Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.  Isaiah 7:14 NIV Isaiah’s words to Ahaz, King of Judah, prophesy the conception and birth of Immanuel,
God with us, as a sign of Hope for the king and his…