Karen's Devotions

This is a selected collection of my devotions e-published on Daily Devotions, Journey Christian Church, Irvine, California; George Bragg, Editor. To join the mailing list, email George, gbragg@cox.net.

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As a 25+ year homeschooling vet, post-cancer, math prof, mother of five, master's track and field athlete, and certificated private pilot, I have a lot to share about what God has done in my life. In 2000 I began writing devotions as something to try when it seemed like accoustic pianists were becoming an endangered species at church. I have since found great blessings from writing and sharing. God is good.

Monday, September 09, 2013

The Little People

First Published September 9, 2013

I’ve been married to my husband for 33 years.  Still, sometimes our communication wires get crossed.  We act on misinformation, and then we have to fix the undesired results.  Lately, it seemed like the wires weren’t even there. I needed to turn to the Bible for guidance.


Matthew 17:5

While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice out the cloud said, “This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!”


Jesus was a great communicator.  He listened and spoke well.  Unfortunately we don’t have him around to speak to us directly.  But we do have written excerpts as recorded in the Bible.  And I can use His words as an example of how to communicate better.


Luke 2:46-47

And it came about that after three days they found Him in the temple,

sitting in the midst of the teachers. Both listening to them, and asking them questions.

And all who heard Him were amazed at His understanding and His answers.


Luke 2:52

And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.


Listen. Ask questions.  Choose words wisely.   Jesus did all these.  Now I should do likewise.  I’ve printed these verses and key words to display around the house.  I need lots of reminders.


Oh, you may want to know what the title of today’s devotion means.  It could refer to height challenged people.  It could refer to economically depressed people.  It could refer to a popular children’s toy.  It could refer to a family of people with the surname “Little”.  It could refer to mythical beings associated with rainbows and pots of gold.  You still don’t get it?  Well, I’m still working on improving my communication skills!
Copyright 2013, Karen Vaughn