Free to Serve | by John Fischer

“For you have been called to live in freedom — not freedom to satisfy your sinful nature, but freedom to serve one another in love.” Galatians 5:13 What will you use your freedom for? It’s an important question, since one of the greatest things about being born again is the freedom that comes from the... Read more

Once Upon A Time – Encouragement Café – October 28

Once Upon A Time By Beth Mabe GianopulosIn the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land.  So a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of Moab.   The mans name was Elimelek, his wifes name was Naomi, and... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 28

October 28 Evidence Not Seen "Then the woman said to Elijah, Now I know that you are a man of God, and that the word of the LORD in your mouth is truth." I Kings 17:24 People are not impressed with how much we know about God, how many Bible verses we can quote or... Read more

When Gods Answer Isnt What You Were Anticipating – Girlfriends in God – October 28, 2020

October 28, 2020When Gods Answer Isnt What You Were AnticipatingSharon JaynesTodays TruthAs the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.  Isaiah 55:9 NIVFriend to FriendWhen I was eight years old, my prized possession was a collie dog named, what else, Lassie. Lassie... Read more

Es mejor cantar – Con Diseño Divino – La Semana del 28 de Octubre

Es mejor cantarDe la Palabra de Dios: Bendecir al Seor en todo tiempo; mis labios siempre lo alabarn (Salmos 34:2, NVI).Quiz porque la msica es una de esas cosas sin las cuales creo que no pudiera vivir, cada etapa importante de mi vida est asociada con una cancin.Mi esposo compuso una que cantamos en nuestra... Read more

A Reason to Rejoice – Beloved Women – October 28, 2020

A Reason to Rejoice Beloved Women October 28, 2020READ: Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 28, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement: And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the rivers side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.  And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold,... Read more

The Problem With More – Encouragement for Today – October 28, 2020

October 28, 2020The Problem With MoreMARY MARANTZ Lee en espaolThey will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit. Jeremiah... Read more

Actually?! – Daughters of Promise – October 28

ACTUALLY?!By: Christine WyrtzenHe (Satan) said to the woman, Did God actually say, You shall not eat of any tree in the garden? Genesis 3:1Youre kids, you dont like a certain rule, you both want to break it, so youre looking for an excuse. The only way is to review what your parent originally said, to... Read more

The Suffering | Thoughts about God by Andrew Murray

Share the sorrow of those being mistreated, as though you feel their pain in your own body. Hebrews 13:3 We live in a world of suffering! The persecuted believers in Islamic countries, the famine stricken millions, those in poverty and wretchedness, refugees from armed conflict and so much more. In our smaller circles, in thousands... Read more

Quit Time | Devotional on Time with God by Marilyn Ehle

(Jesus) withdrew to a region near the wildernesswhere he stayed with his disciples. John 11:54 It was an unintended typographical error with unexpected meaning. In describing a daily period of prayer and Bible reading, the author meant to type quiet time, but a crucial letter in the first word was omitted. Quiet Time became Quit... Read more

Prayer Works! – Girlfriends in God – October 27, 2020

October 27, 2020Prayer Works!Mary SoutherlandTodays TruthAnd if you ask for anything in my name, I will do it for you so that the Fathers glory will be shown through the Son (John 14:13, NCV).Friend to FriendMy eyes opened to another day.Another day filled with excruciating pain.I have lived with back pain for many years. But... Read more

When You Arent Sure if You Should Stay – Encouragement for Today – October 27, 2020

October 27, 2020When You Arent Sure if You Should StayLYSA TERKEURST Lee en espaolBe gracious to me, O LORD , for I am languishing; heal me, O LORD , for my bones are troubled. My soul also is greatly troubled. But you, O LORD how long? Psalm 6:2-3 (ESV)I love todays passage because its a... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 27, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And the name of Amrams wife was Jochebed, daughter of Levi, whom her mother bare to Levi in Egypt; and she bare unto Amram, Aaron, and Moses, and Miriam their sister.Numbers 26: 59King James VersionEXPLORATIONJochebed - A Mothers CharacterCharacter may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 27

October 27 The Spilling Out of Life "A soothing tongue is a tree of life," Proverbs 15:4 Words can bring healing to the wounded places or they can open up the wound bringing a fresh wave of grief all over again. Its the slander of others that keep wounds from healing. I know the pain... Read more

Literal or Allegorical – Daughters of Promise – October 27

LITERAL OR ALLEGORICAL?By: Christine WyrtzenNow the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the LORD God had made. Genesis 3:1aThe Bible is full of stories that challenge my faith. If I approach the scriptures scientifically, needing proof to believe, then I will reduce God to someone who only does and... Read more

The Girl Who Wanted to Die – Encouragement Café – October 27

The Girl Who Wanted to DieBy Jill BeranThose who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Galatians 5:24 (NIV)I was young and though my battle with depression was not diagnosed it was intense.  After a difficult day teaching school and a more challenging night coaching volleyball, many thoughts consumed... Read more

God Will Encourage You – Beloved Women – October 27, 2020

God Will Encourage You Beloved Women October 27, 2020READ: The following night the Lord stood by him and said, Take courage, for as you have testified to the facts about me in Jerusalem, so you must testify also in Rome. (Acts 23: 11 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Have you ever found yourself in a difficult situation because you followed God?... Read more

In All Things | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

In All Things In my seeing, be my sight.In my knowing, be the light;In my listening, be whats heard,In my speaking, be the word. In my building, be the stone,In my living, be my home;In my praying, be the prayer,In my helping, be the care. In my seeking, be the prize.In my thinking, be whats... Read more

Early Will I Seek You| Devotional by Kathy Cheek

When did you first meet the Lord today? When did you make that vital choice to pause and be still and make sure you connected your heart to His? We know it makes a difference when we move into our day already having started the day with Him. It makes all the difference. Did you... Read more

The Beauty of Grace – Girlfriends in God – October 26, 2020

October 26, 2020The Beauty of GraceGwen SmithTodays TruthLet us then approach Gods throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need (Hebrews 4:16, NIV).Friend to FriendOkay. As much as I HATE to use the bathroom on airplanes, on this particular flight it... Read more

His Light Shines in Your Darkness – Encouragement for Today – October 26, 2020

October 26, 2020His Light Shines in Your DarknessDANIA YADAGO Lee en espaolThe light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5 (NIV) I spent most of my childhood doing my homework in the dark under a burning gas lamp. As war erupted in my Middle Eastern country, we had electricity only... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 26, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.  And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that He made them houses.Exodus 1: 20, 21King James VersionEXPLORATIONShiphrah and PuahProtectors of LifeThere are two ways, one of life and one of death, and... Read more

Look up! – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of October 26

Look up!I was feeling down yesterday. I recognized the oh too familiar feeling of heaviness and lack of motivation as soon as it arrived, and I combated it with Scripture. I knew that I was justified in feeling sad. My mom was leaving again. She informed me that she was divorcing her 5th husband, and... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 26

October 26 From Giants to Grasshoppers "we became like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight" Numbers 13:33 Is a grasshopper any match for a giant? If a grasshopper and a giant were going to fight against one another, my bet would be on the giant, wouldnt yours? How can... Read more

When Following God Brings Family Tension – Daughters of Promise – October 26

WHEN FOLLOWING GOD BRINGS FAMILY TENSIONBy: Christine WyrtzenTherefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Gen. 2:24Its easy for parents... Read more

Fearless – Encouragement Café – October 26

Fearless By Katie HarmonIn the fear of the LORD [is] strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge. Proverbs 14:26 KJVIts October my favorite month.  I love the crunch of the leaves, the crisp chill of the air in my lungs, the hats and scarves, and especially Halloween.  I am a lifelong fan of... Read more

How Beautiful Is Your Worship? – Beloved Women – October 26, 2020

How Beautiful Is Your Worship? Beloved Women October 26, 2020READ: And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he was reclining at table, a woman came with an alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and she broke the flask and poured it over his head. There were... Read more

Dangling Threads | by Julie Cosgrove

You want to pull it, but you know you shouldn’t. That dangling thread on the seam of your clothes is bugging you. Does that describe your life? I looked down and saw it. Arghh. Now would everyone see it? Would it snag on things through the day? A broken strand of thread dangled out of... Read more