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A little bit ABOUT ME

AUTHOR... Rich Holt

I am a dad of six who hardly ever expected to get married, much less have six children. But once our first child arrived, I realized it was the greatest calling I could have. I am also a non-practicing CPA who doesn't enjoy taxes. My greatest claim is to know that my children have each chosen to follow Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

My early years were spent going to church regularly, and somewhere along the way, I realized I needed to place my trust for eternity in Jesus. Since then, there were seasons of deep devotion, times of distance, and everything in between. I have been known to be helpful, judgmental, hilarious, insightful, and aloof. I continue to be amazed by the infinite depth of truth and wisdom of the Scriptures, and I have an enduring passion for teaching the Word in my own simple way.

Writing devotions began over a decade ago as a way to encourage a group of prayer warriors, and it blossomed into a ministry that allowed me to examine my heart and share observations of God's hand at work in everyday life. I continue to look into God's Word for how the many well-known passages and seemingly ordinary texts have much to say, even after thousands of years, and to a man who knows what it means to be fallen. I'm not professionally trained, so read what you will from a co-laborer who's going at it with grace and mercy aplenty.

Your Leaves vs. Your Fruit

Scripture Our verse for today comes from Matthew 21:19, " And seeing a fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing...

Be known for what we Are rather than what we are Not

Scripture Our verse for today comes from John 14:22, " Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, 'Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself...

Wrongfully Convicted

Scripture Our verse for today comes from John 17:1, “When Jesus had spoken these words, He lifted up His eyes to heaven and said, ‘Father,...

Released from our own Prison

Scripture Our verse for today comes from Matthew 27:21, " The governor asked, 'Which of the two do you want me to release to you?'...

Eternity Lives Within You

Scripture Our verse for today comes from John 17:3, “And this is eternal life, that they know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ...

Wash Away Your Sin

Scripture Our verse for today comes from Psalm 51:2, " Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. " Background My three youngest...

Doing Good Regardless

Scripture Our verse for today comes from Psalm 35:12, " They reward me evil for good, to the sorrow of my soul. " Background In the movie...

Delivered from Bondage

Scripture Our verse for today comes from Exodus 6:9, " Moses spoke thus to the people of Israel, but they did not listen to Moses,...

See Your Work Through to the End

Scripture Our verse for today comes from John 17:4, “I glorified You on earth, having accomplished the work that You gave Me to do.” Background Before you...

Don’t Take Shortcuts

Scripture Our verse for today comes from John 13:1, " Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come...

Your Future is in His Hands

Scripture Our verse for today comes from Acts 1:7, " And He said to them, 'It is not for you to know times or seasons...

Don’t Pursue What is Dead

Scripture Our verse for today comes from 2 Kings 1:3, " But the angel of the Lord said to Elijah the Tishbite, 'Arise, go up...

Praise God for His Glory

Scripture Our verse for today comes from John 17:5, “And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with...

Seek the Things that Come From Your New Life

Scripture Our verse for today comes from Colossians 3:1, " If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ...

Leave Your Suitcases Behind

Scripture Our verse for today comes from Deuteronomy 29:5, " And I have led you forty years in the wilderness. Your clothes have not worn...