Everything listed under: Devotion

  • Big Picture

    Anything worthwhile in life will require small steps of faithfulness and perseverance on our part. Farmers do not grow crops overnight but nurture them daily with the big picture in mind that if they are faithful, one day their hard work will produce a bountiful harvest. “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed planted in a field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of garden plants; it grows into a tree, and birds come and make nests in its branches.&rdqu...  Read More...

  • This is how I fight my battles

    You may be familiar with the modern worship hit depicting God fighting our battles for us while we, his people, posture ourselves with an attitude of worship. Makes sense right?We’re faced with a battle and God tells us, “Hey, instead of fighting back, Be still, Be calm, & Worship me!” No matter how counter-cultural that may sound, it’s exactly what happened in 2 Chronicles Chapter 20. Jehoshaphat had become King and the Bible said t...  Read More...

  • Do you love me?

    John chapter 21 has been a staple for Coreluv, a passage we’ve looked into many times. Discovered within its verses is a beautiful depiction of putting God first. As you read it, listen and visualize with your heart the picture Jesus painted. When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?"Peter said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I love you." He said to him, "Feed my lambs."He said...  Read More...

  • Last Words

    My husband had our Coreluv team participate in an impactful exercise at one of our most recent staff retreats. He wanted to challenge us to live purposefully. He asked everyone to write down and then to share their last words. In other words, if we were leaving this earth, what were one or two statements of wisdom and purpose we’d desire to leave with the next generation?   Read More...

  • Generous

    “A man there was, some thought him mad, the more he gave away the more he had.” -John BunyanDid you realize that generosity is mentioned more than any other subject in the Bible? There are over 2,350 verses in the Bible about giving. That’s 3 times more than love, 7 times more than prayer, and 8 times more than belief.   Read More...

  • Treasure

    I rejoice over your promises like one who finds vast treasure. Psalm 119:162David penned these passionate words after life’s disappointments subtly melted away all self-reliance. David faced more battles than I can count.   Read More...

  • Obedience

    What is more pleasing to the Lord: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice...   Read More...

  • Community

    They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer. Acts 2:42There is something so real about living in community with others in the Christian faith. Real in the sense that faith in that atmosphere feels ALIVE.   Read More...

  • Good Shepherd

    The Lord is my shepherd; I have what I need. He lets me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He renews my life...   Read More...

  • He Knows Me

    "You are intimately acquainted with all my ways. Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O Lord, You know it all." Psalm 139:3-4Have you ever received a gift from someone months after you first expressed to them that you liked it?  Those gifts are the sweetest!   Read More...

  • Coreluv before and after Harvey & how God miraculously answered our prayers!!

    Like a flood...  a phrase that holds newer meaning than ever before to so many in Houston, Texas. It's a statement we've all heard and has probably rolled off of our own lips a time or two while in casual conversation.   Read More...

  • How important is purchasing a Coreluv Back to School kit?

    How important is purchasing a Coreluv Back to School kit?  It's as important as Watson!! If you are not familiar with Watson's story, please make time to read it!   Read More...

  • Back to School: The Season of "All Things New"

    Back to school ... the season of "ALL THINGS NEW!!!" New clothes, new shoes and the distinct scent of shiny new school supplies! Those are some of the perks that make ending a carefree summer a little more bearable for kids!   Read More...

  • The Call of "Reckless Abandonment"

    A couple of months ago I began to think about all of the young people who have come through the doors of Coreluv's ministry in Haiti. It was a sweet moment of reflection about what the Lord has done. I am a mom to three teenagers so the thought of young people possessing a contagious zeal for the Lord and a compassion for missions touches me.   Read More...

  • God Sized Dreams

    "Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told." -Habakkuk 1:5 Have you ever had a God sized dream? A dream so BIG, you wouldn't believe it could happen even if it were told to you?As May Match came to a close and Coreluv now reaches it's 6 year anniversary, I can't help but to think about this verse in Habakkuk and to reflect on all the miraculous things God has done over the years.   Read More...

  • All Are Welcome

    “…Is anyone still alive from Saul’s family? If so, I want to show God’s kindness to them.” 2 Samuel 9:3The story from 2 Samuel tells of King David’s desire to show kindness to Saul’s family on behalf of Jonathan. Jonathan and David had a remarkable friendship.   Read More...

  • To Set a Nation Free

    “But when she could no longer hide him, she got a basket made of papyrus reeds and waterproofed it with tar and pitch. She put the baby in the basket and laid it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile river.” - Exodus 2:3 The scripture above describes what a desperate mother did to save her son, Moses, from certain death. Exodus 1 ends with a decree from Pharaoh commanding that every newborn Hebrew boy is thrown into the Nile.   Read More...

  • Worship is fuel for missions

    “Worship is fuel for missions.”  This was a quote used at a mission's conference I attended recently in Tyler, Texas. You may or may not be familiar with the organization YWAM (Youth With A Mission.)  YWAM began 60 years ago when a man by the name of Loren Cunningham had a personal encounter with God. He'd been praying about what God was asking of him.   Read More...

  • Setting Goals in 2017

    "Master, you delivered to me two talents; here I have made two talents more." His master said to him, "Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much."  ~ Matthew 25:22-23Have you ever read the parable of the talents and wondered if you were a good steward of the gifts God has placed inside of you? Not what he placed inside of your husband or wife, not what he placed inside of your children, but what God has uniquely ...  Read More...

  • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!

    "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." ~ Helen KellerNo matter how much talent we may possess, we are always going to be better when we are working with a team. Team work makes the dream work. It really, really does!   Read More...

  • It's the most wonderful time of the year!

    It's the Holiday season!  Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years,    ...I LOVE them ALL!!!  It's time to gather together with family and friends dearest to you.   Read More...

  • TOO SMALL or MORE THAN ENOUGH?

    Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples.  The Jewish Passover Festival was near.  When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.   Read More...