God Sends Reminders {5 Minute Devo}

(Click here for the download of this devotional:  English, French, and Spanish)   God comes through for us, but we are often in need of reminders.   Read Matthew 2:9-11   Why do you think the timing was perfect for the wise men to visit Mary and Joseph? Do you remember what they had been through?   They probably needed confirmation …

The Parable of the Birds {5 Minute Devo}

(Click here to download this devotional: English, French, Spanish) Read Matthew 1:2   Share this illustration:   The Parable of the Birds   This is a story about a man. He was a kind, decent, mostly good man, generous to his family and honest.  He just could not understand the Jesus story about God coming to earth as a man.  …

A Christmas Devotion {5 Minute Devo}

{Click here for the download of this devotional: English, French, Russian, and Spanish}   And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.  An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.  But the angel said to them, “Do not …

Thankful in Everything

Read 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 There are times in every believer’s life when you can truly see God had His hand at work through a not so pleasurable experience.  One that comes to my mind is when I (Carrie) was struck by lightning.  I was 17 years old and I felt like I was pretty much in control of my life …

My Lord and My God {5 Minute Devo}

(Click here to download the editable version of this devotion: English, Spanish, French, and Russian)   Back in the days of kings and queens, what did the king have power to do? (Almost anything he desired.)   People in the kingdom would answer the king by saying, “Yes, my Lord.” “Right away, my Lord.”  “As you say, my Lord.”  (Feel free to add …