Contemplation Website Banner


More to Life

More to Life


More to Life

Devotions for Life

Memorial Observances

Ponder: “Memorial Day”

Scripture: “Do this in remembrance of Me” (1 Corinthians 11:24, 25, NKJV).

I recommend that you attend a Memorial Day service at the military section of a cemetery this Memorial Day – especially if you have not done so recently. The grave markers, speeches, and music will remind you that freedom isn’t free. Untold thousands have paid with their very lives.


Don’t Forget

“For you have forgotten the God of your salvation And have not remembered the rock of your refuge” (Isaiah 17:10 NAU).

One of the curses of humanity is the common flaw of forgetfulness. Most of this is due to no fault of our own. Memory begins to let us down as we age. Medication also exacerbates the problem. My cousin recently passed away at the age of 63. She suffered with Alzheimer’s for two years.


God Has A Plan

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not upon your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5).

 It is so hard to see past our own understanding. Abraham and Sarah could not.  They waited a long time for the son God had promised them.  Finally, they gave up on God and conceived their own plan.  Abraham had a son by Hagar.  But that was not God’s plan, and it only led to heartache.