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Bible Studies and Devotionals

Short Daily Devotionals

"In a world committed to a myriad of false systems, I know Steve Leavitt to be a counselor who is committed to Christ the living Word. Steve is a breath of fresh air for those who seek sound Biblical counsel for the difficult struggles of life."

Just as Christ taught many illustrations through parables at the waters edge, I have compiled a group of illustrations (or morsels) from my life to hopefully encourage you in your walk with Him.
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The Joy Thief
I was driving down the road, having finally got on my way. I had put out a few fires before leaving, which had made me late, and to top it off, some goofball would not let me into traffic and had the nerve to honk at me, at which time I honked back with a not so nice glare of anger. I was frustrated at everything including my stupid suburban…
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The Finger Drill
Only moments ago, I sat at my dining room "operating" table with a very sharp pointed exacto knife in one hand and my three-year-old son's finger in the other. He had smashed it in the very large and heavy, glass fish tank lid. It was swollen and the nail was full of blood. It must have been throbingly painful. Being the skillful surgeon…
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The Storm
This past Friday, the kids and I had spent the day together playing, swimming, laughing, and just enjoying the beautiful day. Evening came and after "good night" stories, hugs, kisses and prayers…
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Armed Guards
A missionary on furlough told this true story while visiting his home church in Michigan: While serving at a small field hospital in Africa, every two weeks I traveled by bicycle through the jungle…
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The Masters Voice
I have a great dog named Zack. I have had Zack now for about six years. He is now very obedient and loves on my kids like crazy, but when he was a puppy, I had to spend a lot of frustrating time…
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Forgiven
I have been hearing so much news about the horrendous act that took place in the town of Jasper, where some men have committed a racially motivated murder against another man. This has sickened me…
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The Ships Rudder Last week, I was frantically trying to get both kids ready and out the door. (I've decided single dads don't make very good moms.) I had a speaking engagement at a large church in Dallas…
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The Apple Tree
Last week I went out to trim my two apple trees so that they would only produce the amount of apples that their structure could hold. I had failed to do this last year and with a tremendous amount of rain in the spring…
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Where Ya Fishin?
One of my true loves is trout fishing. I grew up spending my summers trout fishing in the crystal clear mountain streams of New Mexico. In order to catch a beautiful clean trout…
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The Warmth of Walls
Some of you have heard this story before, but it's worth repeating. When Martha had been in the hospital a long time and I had been bedside with her, I realized that I had not spent much time with my, then two year old son…
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Hoeing the Garden
One of the great joys in my life is steaming or frying up some fresh veggies from my garden and having the satisfaction of eating what I have grown myself. If you have ever grown a vegetable garden…
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Going With the Flow
If you have followed my life at all over the past year and a half, you know that I have lived quite a whirlwind. You know that in January of last year, my wife Martha was diagnosed with cancer. In June she gave birth…
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Big Rocks
A while back, I was reading about an expert on subject of time management. One day this expert was speaking to a group of business students and, to drive home a point, used an illustration those students will never forget. As this man stood in front of the group of high-powered overachievers…
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Our Spiritual Closet
A young boy had just gotten his driving permit. He asked his father, who was a minister, if they could discuss the use of the car. His father took him to his study and said to him…
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Parenting 101
I have watched an amazing thing happen over the past week. As you know, I have been raising my children alone since their mother passed away last November. My sister has really stepped in and loved on them as much as her own responsibilities would allow, but for the most part…
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Trophies
I am so pumped! The white tail deer that I shot last Thanksgiving, which I had shoulder mounted is finally finished and on my wall, along with a pheasant I shot at Christmas and a deerskin to lay in my study. Wow, they look great. Now if I can only get that 8-1/2-pound bass…
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Sacrifice and Security
Here is a great story a friend sent this week! After a forest fire in Yellowstone National Park, forest rangers began their trek up a mountain to assess the inferno's damage. One ranger found a bird literally petrified in ashes, perched statuesquely on the ground…
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Take a little time
Mark was walking home from school one day when he noticed the boy ahead of him had tripped and dropped all of the books he was carrying, along with two sweaters, a baseball bat…
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Freedom
Marty and I were on our honeymoon last week in Hawaii. We decided to take a large boat over to a small island for a day of snorkeling. There were many people on the boat and we got to know a few on the way over. One person in particular that caught our attention… click here to download devotion

Worship
The beginning of September always brings one of my great loves. Dove hunting back home in the Panhandle of Texas. I grew up on a ranch just outside of Amarillo where I was blessed with the beauty of God's creation. Our ranch sits on the Caprock of the Panhandle and on a clear day…
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"Titanic"
Well I finally did it! Marty and I rented the movie "Titanic," and for the first time I got to see the enormity of how awful this disaster was. As I watched the ship fill with water, tip up, break in half and sink…
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Deer Hunting
It was my last chance of the weekend to hunt, and time was almost up. This last weekend was opening season for bow hunting deer, and hunting antelope. I had already bagged a beautiful buck antelope and was now sitting at the end of a field of maze with my eyes…
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The Brown Recluse
Marty and I were getting ready for a date night one Saturday when she complained of a little sting on her ankle. Upon closer inspection I found that it was actually a spider bite. The spider was smashed and flushed without close observation. We continued our evening with little discomfort but…
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