᛫  

What Leads You Today? | Devotional by Gail Rodgers

For those who are LED by the Spirit of God are the children of God. Romans 8:14 Does a rushing busyness lead you through your day? Perhaps your emotions simply drag you along. Think about what you are allowing to lead you today. God calls us to be LED by His Spirit. Its not an... Read more

Verbal Pollution Solution – Girlfriends in God – September 23, 2020

September 23, 2020Verbal Pollution SolutionSharon JaynesTodays TruthLet no foul or polluting language[ever] come out of your mouth (Ephesians 4:29 AMPC).Friend to FriendRemember when that 1,200 miles of Alaskan shoreline was covered with black slimy crude oil by the Exxon Valdez oil spill?  Eleven million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Prince William Sound and disrupted... Read more

When You Wonder Where God Is in Your Suffering – Encouragement for Today – September 23, 2020

September 23, 2020When You Wonder Where God Is in Your SufferingRUTH SCHWENK Lee en espaolIf I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even... Read more

Transformation Garden – September 23, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:You will not abandon meYou will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.Psalm 16: 10-.11Amplified BibleLord, it is not life to live,If Thy presence Thou deny;Lord, if Thou Thy presence give,Tis no longer death to die.Source... Read more

You Look Like God! – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of September 23

You Look Like God!Verse: Genesis 1:26-31Additional Scripture Readings:Psalms 139:13-14Colossians 3:10A mother tends to define herself most easily in terms of externals. I am what I do. I am what others need me to be. I am what I accomplish.While these descriptions are true, they are incomplete. They overlook the vital fact that we are made,... Read more

I Can See it From Afar – Daughters of Promise – September 23

I CAN SEE IT FROM AFARThese are the days of the years of Abrahams life, 175 years. Abraham breathed his last and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people. Genesis 25:7-8How many parents die before seeing their child become secure financially, or come... Read more

Amor inagotable, respuestas y fidelidad – Con Diseño Divino – La Semana del 23 de Septiembre

Amor inagotable, respuestas y fidelidadDe la Palabra de Dios: Oh Seor, tu amor inagotable llena la tierra; ensame tus decretos (Salmos 119:64).Al explorar Salmos 119 resalta a la vista cuntas cosas lleg a comprender a este hombre acerca del carcter de Dios, y hoy quiero compartir algunas contigo. Ser un artculo ms bien para leer... Read more

That Day – Encouragement Café – September 23

That Day By Maria DraytonIt was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees. Psalm 119:71We had just celebrated Labor Day.  The weather was still hot and humid.  My mom had called and asked me to stop by for a visit after church.  She lived in Delaware and I stayed in Pennsylvania... Read more

Unwavering Hope – Beloved Women – September 23, 2020

Unwavering Hope Beloved Women September 23, 2020READ: Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. (Hebrews 10:23 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Hope is a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.  So often we run into people who have stopped expecting something to happen.... Read more

Pearls of Grace – September 23

September 23 The Anxious Soul "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplicationwith thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God" Philippians 4:6 No anxiety should ever be found dwelling even for a single moment in the heart of a child of God. Though our trials be great, difficult, unsettling, varied,... Read more

Dont Forget a Single Blessing | by Max Lucado

Some years back as I was driving my daughter Andrea to middle school, she noticed I was anxious. Why are you so quiet, Dad? I told her I was worried about a book deadline.She asked me, Havent you written other books? Yes, I replied.How many? At that point the answer was fifteen. She responded, have... Read more

Worried About Your Needs? | Devotional by Fab Batsakis

Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Matthew 6:25 ESV Do not be anxious? Seriously? Hearing someone say not to worry... Read more

Listening for Need – Girlfriends in God – September 22, 2020

September 22, 2020Listening for NeedMary SoutherlandTodays TruthBe quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger (James 1:19, NLT).Let your compassion quickly meet our needs, for we are on the brink of despair. (Psalm 79:8, NLT)Carry each others burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2, NLT).Friend to FriendWe are... Read more

Forgiveness: The Double-Edged Word – Encouragement for Today – September 22, 2020

September 22, 2020Forgiveness: The Double-Edged WordLYSA TERKEURST Lee en espaolBe kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 (ESV)Do you ever find yourself defining life by before and after the deep hurt?The horrific season. The conversation that stunned you. The shocking day of discovery. The divorce. The... Read more

Transformation Garden – September 22, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:He has put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many shall see and worship and put their trust and their reliance in the Lord. Blessed is the one who makes the Lord his (her) refuge and trust, and turns not to the proud... Read more

A Single Neuron or Warrior by Itself Is at Risk – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of September 22

A Single Neuron or Warrior by Itself Is at RiskI was reading a book on Brain Based Therapy with Adults by John B. Arden and Lloyd Linford, and I came across the most amazing sentence:A single neuron, by itself, is at risk. When I read it, I immediately thought of Warrior Moms! Read the following excerpt... Read more

The Power of a Confirmation – Daughters of Promise – September 22

THE POWER OF A CONFIRMATIONAnd they blessed Rebekah and said to her, Our sister, may you become thousands of ten thousands, and may your offspring possess the gate of those who hate him! Genesis 24:60Eleazar enters the family dwelling of Rebekah. He introduces himself, speaks on behalf of Abraham to recount the story of why... Read more

Pearls of Grace – September 22

September 22 Dry Ground Needs the Rain "They waited for me as for the rain, And opened their mouth as for the spring rain." Job 29:23 I can water my flowers and plants outside and even my grass every day during the drought of summer days and it will keep them alive. But even if... Read more

We Cant Fathom the Goodness of God – Encouragement Café – September 22

We Cant Fathom The Goodness of God By Dawn NeelyThere has not failed one word of all His good promises. 1 Kings 8:56 NASWe can never fathom the height, depth, length and breadth of Gods goodness. As I think of all that is true about God, I am moved from the depths of humility to the... Read more

Overcoming the Crisis – Beloved Women – September 22, 2020

Overcoming the Crisis Beloved Women September 22, 2020READ: But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. (John 1:12 NLT)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Life has changed dramatically in the last few months. Grabbing a coffee with friends or taking a child to school are never going to be the same.... Read more

Letting Go | Devotional by Mary Pinckney

Commit your works to the Lord [submit and trust them to Him], And your plans will succeed [if you respond to His will and guidance].Proverbs 16:3 (AMP) Self-effort has been one of my greatest struggles I have always been wrapped up in my performance. Everything had to be done to the point of perfection. In... Read more

Help is On the Way | Devotional by Doug Lim

But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. John 14:26 It was time for my annual self-evaluation. The past year was busier than usual, but busyness does not always translate into more successes.... Read more

The Lord is With You – Girlfriends in God – September 21, 2020

September 21, 2020The Lord is With YouGwen SmithTodays TruthThe Lord is with me; He is my helper. (Psalm 118:7)Friend to FriendIm not sure enough can be said about the goodness of Gods love. The psalmist celebrates it time and again in both Psalm 117 and 118. For great is his love towards us, and the faithfulness... Read more

Holy Leftovers and Apple-Cinnamon Tea – Encouragement for Today – September 21, 2020

September 21, 2020Holy Leftovers and Apple-Cinnamon TeaKAREN EHMANLee en espaolJust as a nursing mother cares for her children, so we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well. 1 Thessalonians 2:7b-8 (NIV)I met Jesus over a... Read more

Transformation Garden – September 21, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:He who does not has not become acquainted with God, for God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest and displayed where we are concerned; in that God sent His Son, the only begotten into the world so that we might live through Him. In this... Read more

The Opposite of Self-Centered – Daughters of Promise – September 21

THE OPPOSITE OF SELF-CENTEREDPlease tell me whose daughter you are. Is there room in your fathers house for us to spend the night? She said to him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah. We have plenty of both straw and fodder, and room to spend the night. The man bowed his... Read more

Treasure Hunt – Encouragement Café – September 21

Treasure Hunt By Paris Renae And if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure Proverbs 2:4Its easy to get lost in unfulfilled expectations as I lay all my cares before God. I wonder, "Does He hear?"Then I pull open my Bible and a notecard sent years ago slips into... Read more

Why Love? – Beloved Women – September 21, 2020

Why Love? Beloved Women September 21, 2020READ: So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: This verse is recited at many weddings. Faith, hope, and love abide within our faith. Together, these three elements make up the trinity of our faith: God... Read more

Pearls of Grace – September 21

September 21 God is My Captain "Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1 A captain of a steamer, who was a devout Christian, recalls a life changing encounter he had with one of his passengers. The ship was off the coast of Newfoundland and had... Read more