Entries by JimBracelin

April 19 Devotional

I was reading about one of the good kings in the history of Judah named Hezekiah.  When he took over as the king, he made some radical reforms.  He actually cleaned out the temple and encouraged the Jewish people to turn back to God and worship only Him.  He also made a way for all […]

April 18 Devotional

Think for a moment about how much time you waste in a normal day.  There can be quite a lot of “down time” if we are not careful.  We look at our day and think about the things we would like to accomplish.  We then begin to attack those challenges, only to be confronted with […]

April 17 Devotional

When Jesus was asked by one of the scribes what the first or most important commandment was, Jesus answered; “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.  And the second is […]

April 16 Devotional

“Jesus saith unto him, ‘Rise, take up thy bed, and walk’” (John 5:8).  Imagine hearing these words after having lain in the same spot for thirty-eight years.  Jesus was asking this man to do the impossible!  There had not been a time for the past thirty-eight years that this man had been able to physically […]

April 15 Devotional

I can remember fishing on the Connecticut River just below a dam with my dad and some friends who lived in Connecticut.  It was something very different than anything I had ever done in my life before.  I can remember them driving the boat directly toward the dam, getting as close to the dam as […]

April 14 Devotional

When I was a young man, I hate to admit it, but I had a very short temper.  There are still times that my temper gets the best of me.  I can remember a number of times when I was a young man playing in a sport where I let my temper control my actions.  […]

April 13 Devotional

“And many charged him [blind man named Bartimaeus] that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, ‘Thou son of David, have mercy on me’” (Mark 10:48).  I love that one line in this verse, “… but he cried the more a great deal …”  He was not slowed down […]

April 12 Devotional

We moved from one state to where we live right now.  I can remember searching for months with a realtor to find a house that would meet the needs of our family, as well as the budget we had to live within.  I was frustrated after searching and searching to find nothing that met the […]

April 11 Devotional

“Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, ‘The LORD hath done great things for them’” (Psalm 126:2).  Sometimes when I am driving down the road, I like to look at the faces of the people driving toward me.  I have noticed that there are […]

April 10 Devotional

We worry so much about what we look like on the outside that we often neglect the things that are on the inside.  Or, we think that if we dress up the outside well enough, that others will not notice what is on the inside.  The reality is that God does not look on the […]