Psalm 89:14,15 Why do we find it hard to pray sometimes? There are many reasons; one of those problems is that we might think of prayer as an obligation rather than a privilege. We think prayer is something we should do rather than something we get to do. I remember when I was a child, I took […]
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Month: December 2013
Dear Father, You are our King, our Savior, and the Prince of Peace. James 1:17 tells us “every good and perfect gift is from heaven above”, and we have many gifts for which we should be thankful. We thank you for our families and especially for the children in our lives, two of the greatest blessings you bestow […]
1 John 4:7-12 Let us remember that Christmas is about love, but even when we remember what it is about, do we COMPREHEND that fact? Today’s scripture shares something incredibly important. It tells us what God IS. We don’t have to guess, we don’t have to wonder, we are told straight up… if you want to know […]
Where is Baby Jesus?
Luke 2:19 With just weeks before Christmas, I got out the play nativity set for my children to enjoy. While checking to see that all the pieces were in place, my four year old daughter asked, “Mommy, Where is baby Jesus?!” “Oh no! He’s missing!” I said. My children and I searched our house for baby Jesus. We continued searching […]
Cmas or Xmas?
2 Timothy 2:8-14 I love Christmas and everything Christmasy; even my email starts out with cmaslover. What is that you might say??? Why do I use a “C” instead of an “X” in my abbreviation of Christmas? I started doing that many years ago because putting an “X” in Christmas, to ME, means you are […]
Isaiah 12:1-6 We all have heard Christmas songs, but one you are guaranteed to hear every season is “Joy to the World”. What is this joy they are speaking about? The joy you feel when you win the lottery, get a materialistic item, or are having a baby -possibly. All these things can be good, […]
Matthew 6:25-27, 34 When I really started reading and studying the Bible as an adult, it struck me how many times the topic of worrying or being anxious was mentioned. I admit I am a natural worrier. I have been for as long as I can remember. I’m not picky either. I worry about family, friends, clients, […]
Due to the growth of the outreach ministry of Simply God 101, we will be upgrading to a newly designed web app starting January 2014. The new web app will allow us to grow beyond our current limitations and customize the delivery of the devotions. Standard Msg rates will still apply. If you are already […]
Wizard of Oz
Matthew 5:14-16, Proverb 3:5-6 One of my favorite movies when I was a kid was The Wizard of Oz. I remember crying when the witch took Toto from Dorothy! Now when I watch it, I see the life lesson that it portrays – actually a few of them. The characters Dorothy meet claim they all need […]
Peace on Earth
Luke 1:67-79, Psalm 119:165 Most of us in Pennsylvania can remember back to October 2, 2006, when Charlie Roberts burst into a one-room Amish schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania and ordered a teacher, a teacher’s aide and the boys to leave, then bound 10 young schoolgirls and lined them up against the blackboard. He boarded […]