Devotional

Daily devotional life of Scripture and prayer

532012nnwHere’s a devotional from Mark 2:1-12 with a look at how Jesus and his followers were Advocating, Leading and Caring for a very sick friend.

Well-watered treesRain is a huge blessing in parched Texas where I live. Water gives life and fruitfulness to God's creation. In the same way, Scripture tells us that people who trust in the Lord will be "like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream" (Jeremiah 17:8 NIV).

Ask DeborahQUESTION: If spiritual health is part of holistic health, what should I be doing to improve my spiritual health?

MarySharon Gartland is passionate about helping women balance their professional careers and personal lives. Her reflection on the pregnant young Mary invites us into this seasonal storyline of expectancy and new birth.

ThirstyJesus invites you to come and drink!

Road with rutsAre you in a groove with Jesus -- or in a rut without him? You don't hear people say "groovy" much anymore. We used to say it when we liked something or we were comfortable with how life was going.

Liberty Bell"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery" (Galatians 5:1).

grapes on the vineNCF students and faculty on a weekend retreat in Michigan got a fresh look at what it means to "abide in the vine", as Jesus instructed his followers in John 15. NCF staff Renee Lick asked them to write nursing care plans based on this Biblical text.

In the nursing world, we fight against disease so people can flourish with healing and health. These things are important as long as we're breathing -- but what then?

A close friend of Jesus had been dead four days when he asked Lazarus' sister, Martha, to open the tomb (see John 11). She knew the risks were great – along with the odor.

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