Author Archives: stushie

About stushie

I'm originally from Scotland and have been a Presbyterian pastor for over twenty years. I live in Knoxville, TN. I enjoy art as a means of therapy, but also as a creative way to strengthen my spiritual connection to God.

Daily-devotional:Canceling Debt – Colossians 2:13b-14

Colossians 2:13b-14   God forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; He has taken it away, nailing it to the cross.  In the political world, the National Debt becomes an … Continue reading

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Mission Devotion: Global Gospel – Colossians 1:28

Colossians 1:28          Christ is the one we proclaim, cautioning and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. The Church exists to serve Christ and to let the world know about Him. We are meant to … Continue reading

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Morning Devotion: A New Day – Isaiah 45:6

Isaiah 45:6      From the rising of the sun to the place of its setting, people may know there is none besides me. I am the Lord, and there is no other. I’m usually awake before each sunrise, so I get to watch … Continue reading

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Thought for Today: A Beautiful Faith

“I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you.” – Isaiah 44:22 The beauty of our faith is that we worship and serve the God who forgives. God has … Continue reading

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Healing devotion: Forgetting the Past

Isaiah 43:18     “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.” Living in the past is a sure fire way to spoil the present and sabotage the future. As human beings, we are both blessed and cursed with powerful … Continue reading

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Short Devotion: What is Church? Ephesians 3:10-11

Ephesians 3:10-11      His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. Some people these … Continue reading

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Christian devotion: Life’s Greatest Gift

Ephesians 2:8-9          For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast. If ever there was a Christian who did a … Continue reading

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