He Gives Power to the Weak

"Giving God my weak Yes" with image of three women on a mountaintop

There have been multiple times when I’ve gotten part of the way through a challenging outdoor activity and thought, “I can’t do this!”  “He gives power to the weak. He increases the strength of him who has no might.” Isaiah …

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We Can Be in Peace During Life’s Storms

"Peace during life's storms" with image of dark storm clouds above trees

“Don’t let your heart be troubled…” (John 14:1). What thoughts came into your mind when you read that? Anything like this: “Yeah, that’s easy for you to say!” “Are you kidding me?” “How can my heart not be troubled? You …

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Come Boldly to the Throne of Grace

"Draw near with Confidence" with image of boy feeding a Canada jay out of his hand

“Let’s therefore draw near with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace for help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 [The following is taken from the devotional book Heaven and Nature Sing, …

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How God Designed Healing Differently

"Conceal or Heal?" with blurry image of tamarack trees in a forest

Trees and humans both have healing mechanisms built into the way they’re made. This gives us a metaphor that can teach us a part of how God wants us to look at healing. Trees can withstand many injuries—wildfire, wind, losing …

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Why Symbiotic Relationships in Nature are So Cool

"Symbiotic Relationships" with image of monarch butterfly on flowers

Symbiotic relationships—when two widely different natural species depend on each other for survival—are fascinating! Some relationships don’t benefit both parties and some harm one party—in the case of parasites, for example. We’re going to look here at “mutually symbiotic” relationships …

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Can Rest Cause You to Thrive?

"Rest to Thrive" with image of woman sitting lakeside, journaling

“God blessed the seventh day, and made it holy, because He rested in it from all His work of creation which He had done.” Genesis 2:3 (NOTE: I’ve taken and expanded on the devotional for June 2 in Heaven and …

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