Memoirs of a Father

Memoirs of a Father

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With the thought of leaving a legacy to my sons, I am recording a 1 year daily devotional that they can have and fall back on. I hope this blesses you as well.


A Clear Conscience
Jun 13, 2019 • 8 min
When facing hard decisions, do you pay attention to your conscience? And is it necessarily wise to trust this inner voice?God gave everyone an internal sense of right and wrong. In fact, reflecting His truth inwardly is one way that He reveals Himself to…
God Has a Purpose for Storms
Jun 12, 2019 • 4 min
Psalm 119:71Perhaps you’ve seen a TV show in which a distracted person is about to step in front of a moving vehicle. Then suddenly another character races onto the scene, tackling him to prevent a catastrophe. Stunned and indignant, the near-victim fumes…
The Hard-Hearted Believer
Jun 11, 2019 • 7 min
Hebrews 3:12-19The believer’s path toward a hardened heart can start innocently enough—it’s easy for us to become preoccupied with things that have little or no spiritual value. Once our focus is diverted from God, it doesn’t take much for the…
Hope Is The Result Of Self Sacrifice - John 12:25
Jun 1, 2019 • 4 min
A Steadfast Faith- Psalm 88:9
May 31, 2019 • 4 min
The Blessings of God
Jan 3, 2019 • 3 min
Ephesians 1:3-14Everyone experiences difficulty in life. During painful times, we may feel as though God is not blessing us. But even then, we are experiencing many of His amazing gifts, despite the fact that they might be escaping our notice.
The Riches if the Grace of God
Jan 2, 2019 • 7 min
Ephesians 1:1-8What would it take for you to consider yourself rich? Would it require a healthy bank account? A fancy new car in the garage? The freedom to go online, click a few buttons, and have anything you want delivered right to your door?
A Heart of Gratitude
Jan 1, 2019 • 6 min
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18Today’s passage instructs us, “In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thess. 5:18). That directive might seem easy when life is going well. But if painful situations arise, expressing gratitude…
God is Good
Dec 24, 2018 • 9 min
Psalms 100One of the earliest truths a child learns in Sunday school is that God is good. The simplicity of these three words masks the depth of such a remarkable attribute of the Lord. He is absolutely perfect and holy, which means that He alone is the…
Victory Over Guilt
Dec 22, 2018 • 5 min
1 John 1:9At times people are bound by guilt long after the feeling should have been resolved. For some, this is appropriate because they refuse to give up the sin that brought it on. Others suffer the weight of false guilt because they harbor shame that…
Understanding Guilt
Dec 21, 2018 • 6 min
John 8:1-11Guilt over doing something that violates the conscience is a normal emotion. However, living under a cloud of remorse for no discernible reason is not. The Lord designed feelings of culpability and regret to serve as a reminder that a person…
Christians in the Workplace
Dec 20, 2018 • 9 min
SUNDAY22Philippians 2:5-8The gospel’s effectiveness is greatly hindered by Christians who act differently at church than they do elsewhere. The way we live for God should permeate all areas of life. The workplace is no exception.
The Words of Our Mouth
Dec 14, 2018 • 7 min
James 3:1-12Have you ever considered what a wonderful gift speech is? When God created us, He gave us a voice and a language so we could communicate. With our tongues we can praise and glorify God, teach His Word, pray, and express encouragement and…
Brokenness: The Process
Dec 13, 2018 • 10 min
Romans 8:29-31How tempting it is to think we need very little improvement. Ask around, and you’ll hear many people concede they could probably use a little bit of “maintenance” on one or two problem areas, but preferably without being caused any…
Victory over unforgiveness
Dec 12, 2018 • 7 min
Matthew 18:21-35Immediately after teaching His followers to pray, Jesus gave a warning about allowing unforgiveness to reside in the heart. He said that those who refuse to forgive others won’t be forgiven by the Father.
Overcoming Failure
Dec 11, 2018 • 7 min
Romans 7:15-20Victory is God’s will for the life of a believer. But sometimes we can find ourselves repeatedly falling into the same sin. As a result, our prayer life is marked by broken promises to end wrongdoing. We tell the Lord that we yearn to do…
Our incomparable Companion
Dec 10, 2018 • 7 min
John 14:16-18Loneliness will creep into every life at some point. But believers are never truly alone because God has given us a permanent companion—the Holy Spirit. He is the Helper who is with us forever.
How to Apply Biblical Principles
Dec 5, 2018 • 8 min
Psalms 119:17-24The idea of applying biblical principles is often misunderstood. It’s not simply a process of hear, believe, apply—as if one were putting on a new doctrine like a borrowed overcoat. Two steps are missing between believe and apply: explore…
Wandering From The Woed
Dec 4, 2018 • 6 min
I bought my grandchildren a new toy. After a brief glance at the directions, I set the booklet aside and got busy building. A few frustrating hours later, I humbly opened the instructions again and followed the steps to put the toy together. Soon I was…
Our Personal Accountability
Dec 3, 2018 • 6 min
If you are not involved in a discipleship relationship, then you are missing out on one of life’s greatest gifts. Scripture often gives examples of this relationship: Jesus is accountable to the Father (John 8:28-29), the church is subject to Christ (Eph.…
The Power of Prayer
Nov 30, 2018 • 6 min
Jesus knew the importance of prayer and practiced it regularly. He often slipped away from the crowds to commune with God. Then He would receive the guidance and strength necessary to carry on His Father’s work.
Our Motivation for Serving
Nov 26, 2018 • 6 min
Oftentimes we think serving the Lord is limited to something done in the church—such as working in the nursery, teaching Sunday school, or singing in the choir. But God’s view of service encompasses everything we do, wherever we are. No matter who is the…
Praying With Authority
Nov 21, 2018 • 13 min
1 Kings 18:19-39God has given His children the privilege of calling upon Him for all they need, and what’s more, He’s promised to respond. He has also included the right to petition Him on behalf of others. In fact, Scripture tells us that the prayers of…
Strength Comes With Waiting
Nov 20, 2018 • 6 min
Exhaustion is a by-product of overcommitted schedules and never-ending responsibilities. In an effort to accomplish all that is expected, we often try to move faster and cram in more by multitasking. But in the process, we end up emotionally and…
When God Makes Us Wait?
Nov 19, 2018 • 8 min
On the road of life, crucial decisions are like intersections that call for us to choose which way to go. If we barrel through without seeking the mind of Christ, the road we pick may lead to regret and heartache. Although the Lord is ready and willing to…
The Grace to Keep Going
Nov 15, 2018 • 7 min
2 Corinthians 12:7-10When you listen to someone speak, what gives his or her words weight? How do you decide to listen to what’s being said? Most often, we measure a person’s message against his or her experience, dismissing words that don’t match the…
The Faith to Press On
Nov 14, 2018 • 7 min
James 1:2-12When the difficult times come into your life, what is your response? While it may seem tempting to look for a shortcut out of the discomfort, that’s not the kind of attitude God desires from us. Instead, He wants His children to remain…
The Sunday Rush
Nov 13, 2018 • 7 min
For many believers, Sunday morning goes something like this: Beat the alarm clock into submission. Oversleep because Saturday’s late-night fun wasn’t compatible with Sunday’s early-morning responsibilities. Crawl out of bed and hit the shower. Yell…