Weekly Devotionals

David Ball’s devotional videos, articles, and podcasts.  Published each week. Subscribe to get them delivered to you when published!

Enduring Forever

As the saying goes, “Nothing lasts forever”, we are painfully aware that most everything in our lives has an expiration date.

Inner Confidence

It sure feels like there are battles raging all around us. As Christians we feel the angst of the battle that is being fought for the moral integrity of our culture.

What Are You Known For?

What are you known for? Most of us probably have a reputation amongst our friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers. When others think of you, what do they associate with your name?

Help in Times of Trouble

When the world seems to be spinning out of control or personal struggles become overwhelming, we can become easily discouraged. We are living in one of those seasons of life right now.

The World To Christ We Bring

I attended an Episcopal elementary school growing up. Part of our weekly routine was to attend chapel services together as a school. I cannot remember anything taught during those services, but much of the music we sang still sticks in my heart and in my mind.

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Strength for the New Year

When is the last time you woke early in the morning to just sit and watch the beauty of a sunrise? Or, took the time to pull up a chair and watch a majestic sunset? Personally, I think we should all take time to do both on a regular basis.

The Coming Advent

The Coming Advent

As we move into the last week of Advent, we turn our attention to the Second Advent of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Today we stand on the threshold of the great celebration of Christmas and our Lord’s first Advent into this world.

Experiencing the Goodness of Advent

Experiencing the Goodness of Advent

I think it is fair to say I am a foodie. I love to cook and I love to experience the full flavors of food. Food can be such a wonderful source of joy and goodness in our lives. This is the reason why our lives tend to revolve around good meals.

Advent Hope

Advent Hope

Have you ever heard the saying, “On a wing and a prayer”? Most likely you have heard it and perhaps even used it at some time. The saying is used when there is little chance of success. Not surprisingly it likely has its origins in the aviation world.

The Coming of Joy

It may seem strange to begin the Advent season with a reading from the end of Jesus’ life. Advent literally means “to come.” During the Season of Advent, we concentrate on the scriptures that speak of the 1st “coming” of Christ or the confident hope we have his 2nd “coming.”

Investing in the Kingdom

I do not know much about financial investment, but I remember hearing a Crown Ministries talk while in college about compound interest. Dave Ramsey also teaches this concept in his course, “Financial Peace University.”

Rich in Love

In our reading from Luke 12, Jesus was asked to settle a dispute between two brothers. One brother believes he has been wronged by his sibling and asked Jesus to tell his brother to give him his half of their inheritance.

Long Live Our King

In movies and in literature we often hear the idiom proclaimed, “Long Live the King” when one monarch dies and another takes their place. Allegedly, this idiom was first used in France upon the death of Charles VII in 1461.