Encounter Christ In Everyday Moments. Every day is filled with moments when we encounter Christ in interesting and unusual ways or in circumstances we might not expect. Keeping your eyes open to the presence of Christ in your everyday walk of faith is what these 150 devotions explore. Practical and Scripture-based, these thoughtful and uplifting words of wisdom draw you closer to understanding the central role Christ plays in your daily living.
Devotions include inspirational observations, Scripture and reflective question.
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About the Author Mark Zimmermann serves as the Senior Product Developer and Blogger at Creative Communications for the Parish, where he has worked since 1994. In this role, he acquires authors, procures permissions from other publishers, and molds and shapes submissions to meet the changing needs of today’s pastors and parishes. Follow Mark in his weekly blog, Creative Christian Perspectives.
Mark Zimmermann has given us a treasure hidden in the smallest places. His sharp eye for seeing God at work in the places we least expect it opens my eyes to see God at work in me. This book is a gift.
–Travis Scholl, Author of Walking the Labyrinth: A Place to Pray and Seek God
Practical and Scripture-based, these words and reflections remind us that our God continues to love, forgive and surprise us for ministry to happen to us and through us, as we are assured of his presence in us.
– Rich Bimler, Ministry Consultant; Author of Joyfully Aging, Miracles in the Middle and Let There Be Laughter
Mark has spent a great deal of his adult life writing and editing. All of that experience pays off in these short, winsome, creative devotions that provide practical applications for daily Christian life and growth in faith. If you’re looking for an impactful way to supercharge your faith walk, you would do well to spend a minute each day in these “Christ-Filled Moments.”
-Tom Eggebrecht, Vice President of Ministry Solutions, Lutheran Church Extension Fund; Author of Fully and Creatively Alive: How to Live a More Joyfully Fulfilling Life
These devotions anchor us to Christ. They fill our passing moments with the comforting presence of our Eternal Lord. In these reflections upon the Word, we learn what it means to live in this world but not of this world, as faithful citizens of the kingdom of our Father.
-Chad Bird, Scholar in Residence at 1517.org; Author of The Christ Key: Unlocking the Centrality of Christ in the Old Testament
Using illustrations from this world, Mark masterfully takes us into the biblical world so we’re empowered to faithfully face our world. Everyone looking to enhance their walk with Jesus will be well served through these timely devotions.
-Reed Lessing, Professor at Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota; Author of commentaries on Exodus, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Amos, Jonah and Zechariah
Honest and vulnerable, these devotions tackle real-world problems with God’s promised gifts of forgiveness and refreshment.
-Stephen J. Carter, Retired pastor, seminary professor and publisher; Author of My Daily Devotion, Witness to the Light and Heartbeat!
Christ-Filled Moments is an apt description of these faithful writings by Mark Zimmermann. In these pages, readers will receive respite and refreshment from the toils and challenges of everyday endeavors. The devotions encourage and enliven the reader with a sense of renewal with which to greet the day.
-David Meggers, Associate Pastor, Concordia Lutheran Church, Kirkwood, MO
We live in disorienting times. It seems like change and challenge are coming at us from every direction. The brief, user-friendly devotions in Christ-Filled Moments point readers toward Jesus, who longs to reorient us to what matters most and awaken us to his work in this world.
-Michelle Van Loon, Author of Translating Your Past: Finding Meaning in Family Ancestry, Genetic Clues, and Generational Trauma
Mark’s eyes of faith remain focused on finding Christ-filled, teachable moments in everyday life. He gives significance to what we often see as insignificant. I’m certain the Holy Spirit will use these faith-strengthening devotions to teach us to see and seize Christ-filled moments in our lives.
-Tim Wesemann, Author of Swashbuckling Faith and Jack Bauer’s Having a Bad Day
Thought-provoking and insightful, these devotions are truly relevant and real. Using topics we can all relate to, Mark has a gift of meaningfully weaving Christ on the cross into everyday living. Each one makes me want to read the next.
-Jane Wilke, Director of Church Relations, Concordia University, St. Paul, MN