The Growing Christians Devotional blog contains short, timely posts by Ron Reid and Catherine Reid.

Grace for Speeders

I heard them before I saw them. A couple guys in an ultra-sporty coupe — flashy rims, buzz-saw muffler, and a stereo that rattled the change on my dashboard. They darted in and out of heavy traffic like a bee at a flower show; each blinker-less lane change earning them the scorn of everyone on […]

A Dramatic Turn of Events

Whether you’re a football fan or not, Super Bowl 51 was an epic game for the ages!  Against all odds, the New England Patriots turned a seemingly hopeless situation into a record-setting comeback victory. For those of us living in New England, the hoopla following the Patriots’ historic overtime win was inescapable.  Blue and white […]

Redefining Snooze

It may be one of the worst “innovations” of all time… the snooze button. It’s amazing that virtually every alarm clock in the world has this puzzling feature:  a button which counteracts the very purpose it was designed for.  Think about it.  Imagine a car with a “get out and walk” switch on the dashboard. […]

Uncertain Forecast?

Sometimes I think I’d like to be a weather forecaster. Who wouldn’t love a job where “a 50% chance of rain” is actually considered an acceptable conclusion?  What other position offers complete job security for providing answers with the same credibility as a coin toss?  Imagine an airline pilot under those same constraints… “Ladies and […]

Forgetting God

Was it all just a bad dream? I woke up with a start and a lingering sense of uneasiness.  My brain feverishly assessed the situation… those few odd moments between sleeping and waking. It wasn’t a horrific nightmare.  I wasn’t being chased by hungry wolves or terrorized by a madman.  I simply dreamed that I […]

To Infinity… and Beyond

When I was a kid, my big brother always found new and innovative ways to scare the living daylights out of me!  Frightening stories, haunting sounds, eerie things dangled outside my window… you name it.  His most brilliant schemes involved creating life-size creepy characters positioned in my room at night for maximum terror. But one thing scared me […]

Fresh Produce

A full-scale cleaning of your refrigerator can be a frightening thing. What odd and forgotten items lie waiting on those lower shelves and back corners? Is that cheese supposed to be blue? Why do we have seven jars of pickles? And is the expiration date on those olives really… 2014?! I did a complete fridge […]

The Amazing Machine

Have you ever been on a factory tour? You know, one of those deals where you see how root beer is made, or something like that? I remember touring a facility once that produced condiments. The guide led us through a sea of twirling machinery… robotic arms twisted to-and-fro, and rows of colorful bottles whizzed […]

It’s Your Move

The U-Haul was loaded and waiting outside. It was August 1995, and the “reset button” of my life was about to be pressed. Within the span of a month, I would sell my business in Chicago, move to New England, marry my fiancée, start attending a new church, and begin working full-time for Growing Christians […]

Back to the Future

It’s one of the best moments of the year.   No, I’m not talking about Christmas morning or Super Bowl Sunday.   It happened just over a week ago – that moment we go BACK IN TIME; when we get to turn the clocks back an hour.   It’s like magic.   It’s like owning your own DeLorean with a […]