My brothers and sisters, if one of you should wander from the truth…(James 5:19).
Wander! Does your mind ever wander? I need reminders to stay alert. Especially when it comes to listening to God. Too many voices clamor for my attention. Besides, my human nature is weak and unpredictable. Sometimes I get distracted from my purpose, and even from my focus on Christ. I resonate with this line from an eighteenth century hymn: Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, prone to leave the God I love… Continue reading
Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another…who are you to judge your neighbor? (James 4:11,12)
Slander! A rather ugly word. Slander, or “defamation,” used to be a crime. Nowadays, it seems to be a contact sport. Slander fuels our reality shows, tabloids, even the news. James gives a hard-hitting warning about the dangers of slander. If we find gossip enticing, better pause. Old “camel knees,” will stomp on our toes in today’s “watchword” from James Chapter Four: Continue reading
Got a minute? Your minutes matter. A minute is all it takes to read through my One Minute Devotionals. Promise. I hope you’ll join me as we journey through the book of James. I’ll post some reflections each morning from this pithy epistle written by our Lord’s half-brother.
Why One Minute Devotionals? These reflections are designed to help you meditate on a small portion of Scripture. Meditation is like “filling your tank” with God’s Word. Meditation also helps you launch your prayers for the rest of the day. Continue reading