Posts with the tag “joy”
Dec. 17th Devotion
by Dean Ceccarelli on December 17th, 2021
Where is Your Joy?by Debbie HollowayBut the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:10-11The winter season can be bleak for many. Students are preoccupied with their work. Others become easily stressed with the pressure to plan (and cook for) f...
Dec. 6th Devotion
by Dean Ceccarelli on December 6th, 2021
Why Joy Is Never Dependent on Our CircumstancesBy Debbie McDaniel"This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it." - Ps. 118:24Many of us may have heard this verse over long years. But what's interesting to know is that it's set right within a Psalm where the author is writing about huge adversity. It's not written about when times are good, but when times are hard. Situations...
June 25th Devotion
by Dean Ceccarelli on June 25th, 2021
Forward with back to the BibleLiving For the Next Big ThingI rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I ...
June 17th Devotion
by Dean Ceccarelli on June 17th, 2021
Forward with back to the bibleProgress and JoyRead Philippians 1:25-26 (ESV)Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith, so that in me you may have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus, because of my coming to you again.ReflectWhy was Paul convinced that he would continue his work with the Philippians?Paul said, “to live is Christ,...
June 1st Devotion
by Dean Ceccarelli on June 1st, 2021
John NorthPsalm 37:3-4,10-11,16“Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart…In just a little while, the wicked will be no more; though you look carefully at his place, he will not be there. But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace. Better is the little t...
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