Alli Miller, Devotional Writer
Alli is a native Texan but calls Louisiana home. During the week she teaches English and video chats with her nephew. On the weekends you'll find her lacing up her tennis shoes for a run, her nose in a book learning more about her Redeemer and Friend, and writing Sunday lessons for the younger hearts at Living Hope Fellowship. Her heart is for encouraging others to taste and see that God is breathtakingly good to and through them.
It’s amazing to consider our God. From the jump in Genesis 1, He is breathtaking. Consider the Old Testament. I mean, when was the last time you spoke something into existence? Gave a woman in her nineties a baby. . .
The men sulk off. Their attempts to trip Jesus up, boldly demanding signs, fail. Friends bring a blind man, begging He make him whole. A touch, divine spit, quiet conversation between man and the Son of God and he walks away healed. . .
There’s a dull hum in the room. It’s Sunday, and the battles of the week have taken their toll. I tuck hair behind my ear and smooth my shirt, thankful the nervousness wanes as I fidget. This week, there are more days I’m aware of my failures. . .
The Biblical references for when someone chooses to become a disciple of Jesus are breathtaking. The imagery of our redemption shifts from changing our hearts of stone to hearts of flesh, from being clothed in dirty rags to robes of righteousness. . .
Japan practices the art of “Kintsugi.” When pottery breaks, they don’t trash it. They gather the shards, gluing them back together, but not with an average, everyday glue. The binding agent is mixed with precious metals, platinum, gold, or silver. . .
In the educational field, there’s something known as a Pacing Guide. Students need certain skills and proficiencies by year’s end, so teachers plan backwards from end to start. Periodically, we’ll compare lessons to the Pacing Guide to make sure students are on track. . .