THE URBAN ALTERNATIVE


Devotional Archive

  • I heard this quote recently, “Don’t mistake guarding your heart with hardening your heart.” As I pondered those words, I thought about how much truth they contain. I am by […]

    Guard without Hardening

    I heard this quote recently, “Don’t mistake guarding your heart with hardening your heart.” As I pondered those words, I thought about how much truth they contain. I am by […]

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  •  One thing that I have noticed over the many years that I have served as a wife to a minister is that staleness can creep into a woman’s life when […]

    Find the Standard

     One thing that I have noticed over the many years that I have served as a wife to a minister is that staleness can creep into a woman’s life when […]

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  • “And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”- Colossians 3:14 Paul tells us, that above all things we are to put on […]

    Put on Love

    “And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”- Colossians 3:14 Paul tells us, that above all things we are to put on […]

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  • by Lois Evans I read of a woman named Sarah who went on a missions trip to Ukraine. During her time there, she befriended a 12-year-old orphan girl named Bogdana, […]

    Rising Above the Grief

    by Lois Evans I read of a woman named Sarah who went on a missions trip to Ukraine. During her time there, she befriended a 12-year-old orphan girl named Bogdana, […]

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  • by Verlene Harry One day, my seven year old daughter grabbed my hand and said, “Mommy can you stop being so busy for a minute and play dollhouse with me?” […]

    Balancing Motherhood and Ministry

    by Verlene Harry One day, my seven year old daughter grabbed my hand and said, “Mommy can you stop being so busy for a minute and play dollhouse with me?” […]

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  • By Rebecca Hasselbach I have faced criticism in my life, as both a pastor’s wife and a human. I have come to the realization that although it hurts, not everybody […]

    Silver Linings

    By Rebecca Hasselbach I have faced criticism in my life, as both a pastor’s wife and a human. I have come to the realization that although it hurts, not everybody […]

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  • by Lois Evans Most people have had pets of one sort or another. While dogs and cats remain tremendously popular, some people prefer hamsters as an alternative. Perhaps one of […]

    When You Need a Helping Hand

    by Lois Evans Most people have had pets of one sort or another. While dogs and cats remain tremendously popular, some people prefer hamsters as an alternative. Perhaps one of […]

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  • Have you taken the time to listen lately? While the numbers suggested by experts vary dramatically, it can be safely assumed that the average person speaks millions of words in […]

    Hearing the Voice of God

    Have you taken the time to listen lately? While the numbers suggested by experts vary dramatically, it can be safely assumed that the average person speaks millions of words in […]

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  • by Lois Evans During our seminary years, when all Tony and I could feast on was ground beef, I developed several ways to cook what we affectionately called “seminary steak.” […]

    Are You Truly Content?

    by Lois Evans During our seminary years, when all Tony and I could feast on was ground beef, I developed several ways to cook what we affectionately called “seminary steak.” […]

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  • A few years ago, I was potty training my daughter at Christmas time, when baby Jesus mysteriously disappeared from our manger scene. Frantic searching ensued. Eventually, He was discovered in […]

    The Humanity of Jesus

    A few years ago, I was potty training my daughter at Christmas time, when baby Jesus mysteriously disappeared from our manger scene. Frantic searching ensued. Eventually, He was discovered in […]

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