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.

Friday, June 08, 2018


First Published June 7, 2018
Proverbs 22:17
Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my knowledge;

School year end is upon us.  Once again in thousands of schools and universities, students will be cast out into the wide world with diplomas in hand.  I offer “Five P’s” to help carry you or your favorite graduate to the next stage of life!
Matthew 6:6
But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.
Matthew 7:7
…Seek, and you will find…

Proverbs 24:7
Prepare your outside work. Make it fit for yourself in the field…

Proverbs 15:22
Without counsel, plans go awry, But in the multitude of counselors they are established…


Power up
James 1:22-25
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.  For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.


Lord God, today I pray for the young believers that are soon going out into the world.  Help them to be steadfast in your promises, never be timid to pray, have a definitive life purpose, make time to prepare through diligent work and rest, have a strong reasonable plan, and power-up, putting their plans into action. I also pray for those that do not yet know you will be enlightened and moved to accept your Son as Savior. In His name I pray, amen.

Copyright 2018 by Karen E. Vaughn