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Devotions for Life

Healthy Heart

In memory of Gordon Herrman, we will post Gordon’s devotions each day for the rest of this week. Today’s devotional was the last one he wrote before he passed away and is a fitting conclusion to his writing ministry. rr

“Keep your heart with all diligence, for from it comes the issues of life” (Pro. 14:30).

When the physical body malfunctions, most seek a physician’s guidance and help. That raises a question as to whether or not we should do the same with our inner character. The term “character,” comes from Webster, stating, “. . . the heart is the emotional or moral status that distinguishes one’s innermost character.”


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A State Of Mind

“I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity” (Phil. 4:12 NAU).
There’s a sure thing about being elderly, and that’s an ability to recall the hard times of life. Having read Paul’s words so often, I lived the hard times, the Great Depression, and lost a father to make them worse iv 1934, and observed as my Christian mother brought us through them with a true faith and trust in God.


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Your Keyboard

“Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it” (Ps 34:14 NASU).

The keyboard, or keypad, of our computers has all twenty six letters of the alphabet, punctuation symbols such as the question mark, exclamation point, periods, commas, colons and semicolons, and numerous other symbols in common use today, along with number keys.

With this simple keyboard we are able to type letters to our kids, our parents, our mates, our friends, and even our enemies. We are able to write a novel that will captivate millions, or spread a lie that will circle the globe. There is no end to the possibilities of this keyboard.

Many have used the keyboard to encourage others to do the right thing even though the advice is rejected. Others stick their nose in things that don’t concern them. The keyboard is neutral. It isn’t a good thing, and it isn’t a bad thing, but it becomes a good thing typed by fingers of goodness, and it becomes a bad thing with touched with unclean hands.

God wants us to communicate a message of hope to a troubled, divided and despairing world. Our keyboard must be used to radiate an unfailing hope for better times. We must use it for good and not evil. May we take those twenty six letters and create a masterpiece of truth without mixture of the errors of legalism or libertinism, or any other -ism.

Type those keys to write uplifting words, and send them out with love and hope. This has been the intention of your Daily Devotional writers for about seven years. We all thank you for taking the time to read our writings. It is our prayer that your lives are being blessed by our efforts.

Hymn: “God Is So Good”

Father in heaven, thank You for the privilege of writing. Thank You for the Daily Devotional that seeks to uplift the readers each morning or evening. Bless the writers and give them wisdom and insights into Your word and into the needs of the day. Lift up those who are troubled, and bless those who are struggling with their faith. In His name, Amen.

Rob Redden, Arroyo Grande, CA
rredden604@aol.com