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    Waiting For The Light
    12.06.21 | Devotionals | by Linda Opp

    December, the season of twinkly lights, is paradoxically dark. The days are short. Darkness comes too early, while sunrise comes too late. It’s dark when I wake up, and dark again when I’m cooking dinner. It makes me sad.As a child, I...

      The Door To Happiness
      11.22.21 | Devotionals | by Linda Opp

      I saw this the other day - “It's not happy people who are thankful, but thankful people who are happy.” Great line. What does it mean?  “Now Thank We All Our God” comes to mind, the classic Thanksgiving hymn. The...

        Thankful For My Savior
        11.19.21 | Devotionals | by Adam Morris

        “Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!” (Psalm 106:1) Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because I love getting together with family and sharing a meal...

          Chickens & God's Will
          11.08.21 | Devotionals | by Linda Opp

          One summer afternoon I stepped out the front door to go to the mailbox, and there stood my neighbor's three hens, escaped from their back yard. The trio clucked at me softly, as if to say, “We need help. We got out, but we don't know how...

            What Does It Mean To Abide?
            10.25.21 | Devotionals | by Adam Morris

            What does it mean to abide?First, union with our Lord depends on His grace. Of course, we are actively and personally united to Christ by faith (John 14:12). But faith itself is rooted in the activity of God. It is the Father who, as the divine...

              Forgiving God
              10.18.21 | Devotionals | by Linda Opp

              FORGIVING GOD Once I met a woman who lived at a halfway house. She volunteered her story of addiction and then told me about her husband. He had a difficult childhood with an abusive mother, which put him on his own road of addiction, sadness...

                10.11.21 | Devotionals | by Linda Opp

                I was an off-roader before it was cool because I'm the daughter of a farmer who missed his calling as a Hollywood stunt driver. We had some pretty wild rides. I have summertime memories of tearing through the pasture with Dad as we...

                  Stamped or Forged?
                  08.30.21 | Devotionals | by Linda Opp

                  I have an electric knife sharpener. It works splendidly, and I regularly demonstrate its worth by accidentally slicing open my finger when cooking the first meal after sharpening. I consider it quality control: Is there blood? Yes. The knife has...

                    Falling Down The Stairs
                    08.23.21 | Devotionals | by Linda Opp

                    I've told this story before, but the daily bombardment of bad news from across the globe has reminded me of it. I grew up in the farmhouse my great-grandfather built. It featured a dirt basement, illuminated by one lonely, naked light bulb, and...

                      How Old Are You?
                      08.16.21 | Devotionals | by Linda Opp

                      Lately, my five-year-old grandson has become fascinated with numbers in general, and with my age specifically. “How old are you, grandma?” begins most of our conversations. He knows the answer; he just thinks it's amusing to keep...