Entries by JimBracelin

September 21 Devotional

A few years ago I was introduced to a series of adventure stories written by a man name Louis L’Amour.  His books are mostly set in the days when families were venturing west to create the United States as we know it today.  They are wholesome stories, and he was a master at forming a […]

September 20 Devotional

“Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame” (I Corinthians 15:34).  I’m sorry, that is not a very nice way to start the day!  But it is time for us all to wake up!  It is time for us to understand that the […]

September 19 Devotional

Isaiah paints a very clear picture of the ridiculous idea of idol worship in Isaiah 44.  He describes a man who went into the woods and cut down a tree.  The man then used part of that wood to warm himself with a fire.  He used another section of the tree to bake bread that […]

September 18 Devotional

“Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.  Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it?  I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert” (Isaiah 43:18-19).   I really needed these verses today.  It feels like […]

September 17 Devotional

In college God led me to pursue Missions as my minor.  I attended a Bible College where we all majored in Bible.  I remember sitting in an early Missions class that was taught by a man of God named Austin Lockhart.  He had been a missionary for many years in Papua New Guiney.  He told […]

September 16 Devotional

Something strange happens to me once-in-awhile after we have been gone on a trip.  I find myself waking up in the darkness and having no earthly idea where I am.  I tend to swing my legs out of bed and sit there for a while to get my thoughts together.  I then begin to investigate […]

September 15 Devotional

I remember a day in the Spring of the year when I drove a group of elementary students to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor for a field trip.  They were going to the Science Center and different things there at the Inner Harbor.  I was the bus driver, so while they were in the different museums and […]

September 14 Devotional

There is a phrase used by many that says, “The Devil is in the details.”  That phrase means that the thing that can destroy you, or stop you from being successful could be something small that you missed and it costs you success.  I want you to think with me today about the details that […]

September 13 Devotional

“Hast thou not known?  Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary?  There is no searching of His understanding.  He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increaseth strength.  Even the youths shall faint […]

September 12 Devotional

It was a cold March afternoon with a heavy drizzle falling when we walked onto our High School track for the races that day.  I remember well walking through the gates that led to the football stadium where our track was located.  I remember how cold I was, but more than that, I remember how […]