TheChalkboardDevo is a collection of devotions based on Bible verses. It is meant to focus on Scripture without the frills and fancies of modern websites. Back to the old school chalkboards we go, leaving the glitz and glam behind and focusing on the simple truths without distraction.

I hope you join me there.

Sample devotion:

Jeremiah 17:7

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.”
This was the first verse that I said was “my verse.” I was a new Christian at age 17, and I wasn’t in church…but I came across this verse as I read the Bible, and I learned it. I wrote it as the ending of my emails. I put it on papers. I’m not sure now why I chose this instead of the many ones we hear all the time like Phil 4:13, but I knew that I now had confidence that my God was in control of my life, and I wanted to remind myself that because I trusted in Him, I was blessed. Now, I have many verses I stand on, but oh the joy of that first one…

My prayer for you today is that you would spend some time remembering where you have come from. Sometimes we get so caught up in our “here and now” or our “what comes next” that we forget we have a story…we have a history…and that history, hopefully, involves a new faith that came in our lives. Some of the things we learned way back then are still applicable today…who knows but that this was where it all began and where it is all going…for I am, though now further along in my faith, still blessed because I trust in the LORD. This verse isn’t underlined in my Bible like so many others, but boy can I remember it. So I pray that God will remind you of His first words…his first callings to your heart, and I pray you will take joy in that.

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