Latest Devotionals

One Grey Lady Too Many

A Word of Encouragement from Elizabeth Rice Handford Grey Lady was a beautiful, purebred yellow-eyed weimaraner given to us by a friend. She was so affectionate, she’d stand on her hind legs, put her big paws on my shoulders and slobber her kisses all over my face....

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Have You Prayed for Your President Today?

An earnest request from Elizabeth Rice Handford Have you prayed for your president today? I ask this, not as a Democrat or Republican or an Independent, but as someone who suddenly has realized that as a child of God I’ve been neglecting an important part of my...

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Thoughtless Words Can Cause Pain

A Gentle Reminder from Elizabeth Rice Handford When I was a teenager I came across a Scripture that terrified me. Jesus said, “And I tell you this, that you must give an account on judgment day of every idle word you speak” (Matthew 12:36 nlt). What was an “idle”...

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I Pledge Allegiance to My Dear Country

A Word of Commitment from Elizabeth Rice Handford In the last ten years, more than 7.3 million people have been welcomed as naturalized citizens of the United States. Every single one of those new citizens stood before a U.S. official, put their right hands over their...

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A Happy Reunion: How to Respond?

A Word of Encouragement from Elizabeth Rice Handford Last week my daughter and son-in-law Tim Holmes hosted at their home a reunion for people who attended Southside Baptist Church when it was on August Road in the ’60's and ’70's.  Walt served as pastor there for 31...

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