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Grouped by: Linda Opp

    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...

        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...

          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...

                    Different Perspectives
                    06.28.21 | Devotionals | by Linda Opp

                    This will come as no surprise, but Christians disagree. Regularly and loudly. We're on the same team, but we have different ideas. What's the best way to do worship, to disciple young believers, to build community, to teach young children about...

                      Off Script
                      06.21.21 | Devotionals | by Linda Opp

                      My favorite funny television moment occurs in an episode of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. Mr. Rogers and a young boy are sitting on the couch, having a neighborly chat, when Mr. Rogers decides to take off his sweater. Somehow in the...