Debbie Williamson

Out of the Abundance of the Heart

Devotional Archive

Tuesday

14

June 2016

1

COMMENTS

CrossFit 2.0

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CrossFit must be the new craze. I wouldn’t know. My idea of fitness is not getting winded when I carry the clean laundry up to the second floor. But I see bumper stickers, Facebook posts and TV shows proclaiming the benefits of CrossFit.

Wikipedia defines CrossFit as, a strength and conditioning program with the aim of improving, among other things, muscular strength, cardio-respiratory endurance, and flexibility. It advocates a perpetually changing mix of aerobic exercise, gymnastics (body weight exercises), and Olympic weight lifting.

They lost me at “strength and conditioning program.”

I’m not a big fan of exercise programs. I’m not a member of a gym. I don’t walk with others. I don’t own a bike or a treadmill. Anything with the words, “boot camp” is not for me.

My “program” is taking my dog for a walk twice a day. Oh, and I try and park as far from the front door of Target as possible.

Wednesday

17

February 2016

2

COMMENTS

God’s Great Big YES!

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Recently, I read that every time God looks at me, He says YES! He sees me, fearfully and wonderfully made me, and He says, YES! To my squishy, uneven body, my crazy, curly hair, my sometimes hard heart, and my coveting a friend’s awesome relandscaped back yard — even then, YES!

So, my word for 2016 is YES!

I want to think of myself as the Lord of all creation thinks of me. Stop with the negative self-talk — the pity, the discontentment, the criticism. As I look in the mirror each morning, and as I walk by the glass doors at the middle school that make me look fat, I want to see what God sees and say YES! too.

Friday

11

September 2015

2

COMMENTS

Be A David

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It’s a new year of bible study. In honor of our church women embarking on Beth Moore’s study, David, here’s a post about how we can “Be a David” in our generation. (Full disclosure-it’s long . . . But it’s good!)

Monday

3

November 2014

1

COMMENTS

Do Your Traditions Honor God?

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Traditions. I grew up with a few. When we married and began our family, we started our own — mostly Christmas ones: Grammy rolls (the one holdover from my childhood), ornaments to the girls each year, crustless quiche as we opened presents, a movie in a theater after lunch. Oh, and toilet paper hanging from the bedroom door frame on the birthday girl’s special day each year.

Wednesday

1

October 2014

10

COMMENTS

Mercy Always

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As you know, I substitute teach middle school.

Lately, I’ve been in 6th grade classes (as I shared in here). And even though they’ve been in school since early August, they still have much to learn about being middle schoolers. Most of them love me and are soooooo excited to see me when I open the door each period. They smile big and say hi and wonder what fun thing we’ll be doing. However, some can be rude and disrespectful, loud and smelly! Boys come in after lunch sweating. Really sweating. Sweat is running down their faces. Ick.

Wednesday

13

August 2014

2

COMMENTS

Time for an Honest Diagnosis — Matthew 28

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The vertical and the horizontal shapes our lives as disciples everyday. The horizontal of the going, and the vertical of the worshipping. We cannot do one without the other and be a disciple.
But, why not? Can’t we be goers and not worshippers? Worshippers and not goers?
And this is my answer after all these weeks of reading and living the Gospel of Matthew . . .

Monday

11

August 2014

1

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Can God Lose that Lovin’ Feeling? — Matthew 27

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Over the past four years, I’ve wrestled over and over with God’s love for me and for us as a family. We’ve lived through some hard, dark weeks and months. Circumstances that happened to us as a couple directly impacted our girls and their lives. We’ve moved and changed churches. They’ve had to change churches and now visit a home they did not grow up in.

Is this our fault, God?

Friday

8

August 2014

3

COMMENTS

Trembling and Tense — Matthew 26

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When our oldest was a junior in high school, her water polo team was playing in the CIF quarter finals at an indoor pool in Downey. Inside this aquatic center, it was loud and tense and humid . I sat trembling with anxiety and prayed, Lord, let them win. Please let them win. You can do this and I am trusting you to make it happen.

Monday

4

August 2014

4

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Thursday

31

July 2014

3

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