Entries by caichele

Police Devotion 10-7-2016

“For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure” (Philippians 2:13). Matthew 9:36 says, “But when he [Jesus] saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.” The Lord came from heaven, where […]

Police Devotion 9-30-2016

“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will […]

The Need for Rest and Nourishment

It seems that there are busy seasons of life when we give ourselves to our calling in more intense and more protracted ways than normal. No matter your calling, your life is demanding, and you are busy running from one event to the next. I don’t suppose that there is much we can do to […]

Police Devotion 9-16-2016

“Mine eye affecteth mine heart because of all the daughters of my city.” (Lamentations 3:51) In Lamentations, Jeremiah talks of how God’s people were taken captive because of their chronic sin. Maybe he wrote these words because he was heartbroken at seeing the young ladies, the “daughters of my city,” taken as captives because of […]

Police Devotion 9-8-2016

“…who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14). In the book of Esther, the Persian King, Ahasuerus, held a party, got drunk, and told his lovely wife, Vashti, to come and show her beauty—she refused and he dumped her. Later on, he held a contest to […]

Police Devotion 8-30-2016

“My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering:” (Genesis 22:8) Abraham and Sarah wanted a child, but Sarah was unable to bear children. God promised one day that they would have a son, and eventually, God made it happen—Isaac was born. Later on, God tested Abraham when He told Abraham to […]

Police Devotion 8/26/2016

“Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.” (Psalm 62:8) When you read the Bible, think about what you’re reading. 1 Timothy 4:15 says to “meditate upon these things”—things from the Bible. Don’t just plow through it so you can say that […]

Police Devotion 8-15-2016

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith” (1 Peter 5:8, 9a). One day in a police academy, an instructor confronted a recruit about some unsatisfactory paperwork.  The instructor yelled at him in front of the other […]

The Impact of One Church

As I sit in my office this afternoon, I contemplate that today, August 14, 2016, this church celebrates its fifty-eighth anniversary. In those fifty-eight years, God certainly has done some amazing things through this “one church.” I have a unique perspective of this church because most of my life has revolved around what God has […]

Police Devotion 8-9-2016

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me:” (Hosea 4:6). Without a doubt, many people have been saved from choking to death by someone using the Heimlich maneuver. As a cop, you may have used the Heimlich […]