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Devotionals by Richard L. Floyd

Advent promises a great reversal! The lion will dwell with the lamb. The desert will blossom and bloom. And there will be great joy!


I have glimpsed enough to be convinced that the things of God that are invisible have the power to transform lives, congregations, communities, and even societies.


Even when we are discouraged about the state of the world—especially when we are discouraged by the state of the world—we live by our best hopes and by God’s promise of love.


“A new kind of life” sounds pretty good to me since the old kind of life I have lived often has left a lot to be desired. Resurrection reminds me that Christ keeps working in me.


God of majesty and might, bring order to chaos, understanding to confusion, and your sweet peace to every place of disruption.


"It has never been easy to be a follower of Jesus Christ. It was never meant to be. We don't have superpowers, just faith, and it is enough." Read more of today's Daily devotional by Richard L. Floyd


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The metaphorical heart is a matter of life and death. The heart is implicated in the choices of lovers and fools, and who among us hasn't been both at some time in our life?


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Across generations, there is a story of good news of the God who remains faithful.


Richard L. Floyd

The Christian life is more like gardening than it is like cooking. You plant seeds, you water and tend your garden, and you wait for God to give the growth.


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Lately I've been hearing the saying "It is what it is!" more and more.


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