Subscribe to Daily Devotions

Greetings everyone,

 

Yes, this week felt like the right week to begin sharing daily devotions again.  Thank you for the many comments and emails from those of you who have been on this list for a long time.

 

When these devotions first started, I wrote from a computer at church (because I didn’t have one at home), using a 14.4 dial up modem and an AOL account I started using a free floppy disk I got at Office Depot.  18 members of my congregation signed up that first Sunday I suggested it.  I had no idea then that we were living in the “good old days.”  Much has changed since 1997.

 

Today, I am using this WordPress blog to post the devotions.  Most of you mysteriously started seeing them on Monday because I still have your addresses subscribed via a Feedburner link.  The good thing is that these are free services for all of us.  The bad thing is that I don’t have any control over when the devotions will actually arrive in your inbox.

 

I have always had three primary purposes for writing daily devotions.  These haven’t changed. First, I write them to hold myself accountable for showing up with God and listening closely and personally to the Bible on a daily basis.  I find that spiritual discipline to be very helpful to me.  And second, as a pastor whose calling is to “equip the saints for the work of ministry”, I hope that many people in my own congregation will find these helpful in their own spiritual discipline and daily devotion time.  And third, through the reach of the Internet, if anyone else might find these helpful, the more the merrier.

 

When I first began writing, I would write and send at night, hoping that the first message you would receive in the morning would be reflections on a Bible passage. Later, I started writing in the morning with the same goal.  Back then, using a paid service, you would receive the devotions immediately after I sent them.  At least for those of you in my time zone, you would get them in the morning.  Others around the world would have a reasonably trustworthy time when they would show up.

 

I also used to personally manage the subscriber email addresses.  When dozens became hundreds,that became impossible.  Now you have several options for reading the devotions.

 

1.  Subscribe through Feedburner.  For those of you who mysteriously started receiving daily devotions again, it is because you are subscribed through this free service.  The good thing is that you don’t have to change anything if this works for you.  The bad thing is that I have no control over when the messages are actually sent out.  It seems to be early evening now.  That could change any time.

 

2. FOLLOW this blog.  If you point your internet browser to https://revkerry.wordpress.com, you will see the latest devotion I posted at the top of the list.  Somewhere you will see the word “FOLLOW”.  If you click that, enter your email address, and sign up, you will receive the devotion as soon as I post it.

 

3.  Set Daily Devotions as a favorite, or a bookmark, in your browser.  Then you could just read it on the internet whether or not you have subscribed via email or RSS reader.

 

Thank you and I hope we continue this walk together for many years to come.

 

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16 Responses to “Subscribe to Daily Devotions”

  1. Sandra Williams Says:

    These are wonderful – I have already used one as a devotional for a meeting. Thank you so much for your time, knowledge and caring!

  2. Carol Flores Says:

    Welcome back! It was a very pleasant surprise indeed.

  3. Joyce Willeke Says:

    I am so glad to be receiving these again. I did not realize how much I had missed them. Thank you so much! May God continue to bless
    you and your ministry.

  4. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Says:

    It was with reluctance and sadness that I removed the link to your blog site last year from the two websites that I manage as webmaster when you decided to take a break from writing these devotions and it is with joy that I have added the link back to both sites. Thank you very much for this ministry.
    Peace,
    Jeff Weaver

  5. maxmaw Says:

    I have missed your messages; they were a welcome and anticipated part of my daily morning routine, and helped me to focus on our Lord before the work of the day commenced and distracted me from why I am blessed to be here. Thank you for rejoining my life, and I pray that you be similarly blessed in your new calling. Best wishes and felicitations to your family.

  6. Ann Says:

    Pastor Kerry,
    It doesn’t matter when I receive the devotions, I just appreciate the fact that I have the opportunity to receive and read them. They touch my heart and make me think, that’s what is important.

    Thank you
    Ann

  7. Sheri Whitaker Krumm Says:

    Thank you and welcome back from a LONG time follower in Iowa! I don’t care when they come, they are a bright spot in my day, to just stop for a moment and focus.

  8. Charles North Says:

    Really grateful that you are back. God bless your work.

  9. Gus Keiser Says:

    Kerry,

    I was pleasantly surprised to recieve your devotionals again. I’ve missed them. For one who also sends out such postings daily, it is such a joy to be fed by the thoughts of another. I’ve enjoyed and been inspired by your writings in the past and I look forward to future feedings.

    Blessings,

    Gus Keiser

  10. Carolyn O Says:

    “Ditto” Ann’s comment! Thank you, thank you….haven’t found another daily devotion that speaks to me. So, I’ll forward this to others who may be searching.

  11. Connie Bley Says:

    I am thrilled to once again receive these very meaningful and special daily devotions. Thank you so much for your willingness to share with all of us. God’s Blessings on you and your ministry.

  12. Debbie Davis Says:

    Thank you Pastor Kerry and welcome back, you have been missed and prayed for by all your readers. Blessings, Debbie

  13. Tim Groff Says:

    Was very excited to see your emails again last week!!
    Thank you for continuing with the daily devotions

    God Bless you and your family!

    Tim in Green Bay, WI

  14. linda Says:

    Receiving your devotions was a very pleasant surprise and I’m so happy to have them in my mail again. It doesn’t matter when they arrive, just that they DO arrive. God blesses all of us recipients through your thoughtful insights.

  15. Anonymous Says:

    Hey Pastor Kerry. I was thrilled to see your devotions again. It has been a while. Mike and I hope everything is going well for you and Kelley. I want to keep receiving these and don’t care when they send them. Take care!

    Renee

  16. AYODELE TOYIN Says:

    We thank GOD for the great work He is doing through you.

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