Gods Little Post-It Notes – Girlfriends in God – October 15, 2020

October 15, 2020Gods Little Post-It NotesSharon JaynesTodays truthSince the creation of the world, Gods invisible qualitieshis eternal power and divine naturehave been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse (Romans 1:20 TNIV).Friend to FriendI believe one of the greatest inventions of the twentieth century was the Post-It Note.... Read more

The Evidence of a Life of Forgiveness – Encouragement for Today – October 15, 2020

October 15, 2020The Evidence of a Life of ForgivenessLYSA TERKEURST Lee en espaolIf possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Romans 12:18 (ESV) Theres some interesting context around todays key verse thats worth considering and unpacking.Paul didnt write what became the book of Romans while on a peaceful vacation with peaceful... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 15, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:Now Israel (Jacob) loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.Genesis 37: 3King James VersionEXPLORATIONFavoritism in Overdrive The Price of a Brother No family can hang out the sign, Nothing the matter here.Chinese ProverbIs there... Read more

A Plague of Play-Doh – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of October 15

A Plague of Play-DohExodus 8Additional Scripture Readings:Psalms 136Jeremiah 31:3-4It holds the place mats in crooked positions on the kitchen table. Walking from the table to the sink, it crunches underfoot on the linoleum. As we make our way across the family room, crumbs of red, green and blue smush into the carpet. Play-Doh.How many times... Read more

The Breathe of God – Daughters of Promise – October 15

THE BREATH OF GODBy: Christine WyrtzenThen the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. Genesis 2:11God breathes. When He does, life erupts. Adam was just a physical man, made of the dust of the ground. He was not... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 15

October 15 Fearless "In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, And his children will have refuge." Proverbs 14:26 As a little girl, I was terribly afraid of the dark. I would look under my bed several times before getting into bed and anywhere else that I thought someone could hide. I was... Read more

Till the Storm Passes By – Encouragement Café – October 15

Till the Storm Passes By By Dawn NeelyWhen He (Jesus) got into the boat, His disciples followed Him.   Then He came to the other side.  Matthew 8:23, 28 NASBetween verses 23 and 28 in the 8th chapter of Matthew, we have a great storm!  Not just a spring shower or a gentle rain, but an... Read more

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made is No Joke – Its Powerful! – Beloved Women – October 15, 2020

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made is No Joke - Its Powerful! Beloved Women October 15, 2020READ: I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. (Psalm 139:14 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: I find it comical how easily I can get derailed from the truth of this Psalm.... Read more

The Wise Builder | Devotional by Max Lucado

Obedience leads to blessing. Disobedience leads to trouble! Remember Jesus parable about the two builders who each built a house? One built on cheap, easy-to-access-sand. The other built on costly, difficult-to-reach rock. The second construction project demanded more time and expense, but when the spring rains turned the creek into a gulley washerguess which builder... Read more

Continuous Surrender | by Ashlea Massie

Then he said to them all: ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.‘ Luke 9:23 If you are like me, the day you were saved is embedded in your mind. You probably remember every detail vividly. Do you remember your expectations of Christianity? I... Read more

Delighting in God – Girlfriends in God – October 14, 2020

October 14, 2020Delighting in GodGwen SmithTodays Truth I long for your salvation, O Lord, and your law is my delight (Psalm 119:174, NIV).Friend to FriendIn C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia series, a young Edmund Pevensie is a fictional character who, at one point, almost traded his soul for a Turkish delight. He navely gave into cravings... Read more

God Hears Your Prayers for Your Marriage – Encouragement for Today – October 14, 2020

October 14, 2020God Hears Your Prayers for Your MarriageFRANCINE RIVERS Lee en espaolAsk and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7 (NIV)My husband, Rick, and I celebrated our golden wedding anniversary on December 21, 2019. We often look at each... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 14, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And he (Judah) turned unto her (Tamar) by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee; (for he knew not that she was his daughter-in-law.)Genesis 38: 16King James VersionEXPLORATIONLooks Can Be DeceivingSelfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking... Read more

The Ultimate Spiritual Rest – Daughters of Promise – October 14

THE ULTIMATE SPIRITUAL RESTBy: Christine WyrtzenSo God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation. Genesis 2:3I plugged in the meanings from the Hebrew words and couldnt believe what I discovered. Here it is: So God praised and gave strength to... Read more

The Disease to Please – Encouragement Café – October 14

The Disease to Please By Jill BeranThe fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is safe. Proverbs 29:25 ESVWhat will she think?  He wont like this decision.  They wont approve.  This will make her upset.  If I do this, she wont be happy; but if I do that, he wont like... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 14

October 14 Memorial Songs "Remember the days of old, consider the years of all generations..." Deuteronomy 32:7 Moses, Gods servant, was about to die when he penned a song for Gods people. It was a song that God said they were to take to heart for by it they would prolong their days in the... Read more

Ahora que la escuela comienza otra vez – Con Diseño Divino – La Semana del 14 de Octubre

Ahora que la escuela comienza otra vezDe la Palabra de Dios: Pero en cuanto a m y a mi familia, nosotros serviremos al Seor, Josu 24:15.Los ltimos das del verano siempre me ponen un tanto triste. Y no es por cuestiones climticas, no es que me entristezca la llegada del invierno porque en realidad, donde yo... Read more

From Dying Faith to Supernatural Strength – Beloved Women – October 14, 2020

From Dying Faith to Supernatural Strength Beloved Women October 14, 2020READ: And the angel of the LORD came again a second time and touched him and said, Arise and eat, for the journey is too great for you. (1 Kings 19:7 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: When the journey is excessive, even warriors grow tired. The prophet, Elijah, boldly confronted... Read more

When Silence is More Than Being Quiet | by Kyle Norman

“For God alone my soul waits in silence.” Psalm 62:1(ESV) By mere definition, to engage in a retreat is to take a specific time away from the regularity of life. We step leave the stresses and busyness of regular life to more deeply attend to Gods presence and voice. To do this, many retreats employ... Read more

A Slow Fade – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of October 13

A Slow FadeSometimes, actually many times, especially at lunch, my children get their plates and sit at the coffee-table. Jacob is 11, and his body is smaller so he has a little more room. Faith, on the other hand, will be 15-years-old this month, and her legs are longer than both mine and my husbands.... Read more

Letting Go Of Worrying – Girlfriends in God – October 13, 2020

October 13, 2020Letting Go Of WorryingBarb RooseTodays TruthGive all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. (1 Peter 5:7, NLT)Friend to FriendWhy did I let my mind go there AGAIN? There I stood, in my kitchen, swiping at the tears rolling down my face. Was I crying about something that had just... Read more

When Things Get Worse Just Before They Get Better – Encouragement for Today – October 13, 2020

October 13, 2020When Things Get Worse Just Before They Get BetterLYSA TERKEURST Lee en espaolTherefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house;... Read more

Fully Persuaded – Beloved Women – October 13, 2020

Fully Persuaded Beloved Women October 13, 2020READ: In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been told, So shall your offspring be. (Romans 4:18 ESV)What do you do when God makes a promise to you, but it hasnt been fulfilled yet? Most of us dont enjoy waiting... Read more

Hindsight is 20/20 – Encouragement Café – October 13

Hindsight is 20/20 By Stephanie DavisFixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 NASBRemember Whose you are Oh how my prideful heart would cringe each and... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 13

October 13 Seasons of Life "Be ready in season and out" II Timothy 4:2 There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 13, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And she (Tamar) put her widows garments off from her, and covered her with a vail, and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place, which is by the way to Timnath; for she (Tamar) saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given unto him to wife.  When... Read more

Everything God Starts, He Finishes – Daughters of Promise – October 13

EVERYTHING GOD STARTS ~ HE FINISHESBy: Christine WyrtzenAnd on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. Genesis 2:1God finished what he set out to do. No detail was left undone. No outcome was disappointing. He rested, not... Read more

Crown Him Lord of All – Girlfriends in God – October 12, 2020

October 12, 2020Crown Him Lord of All Mary SoutherlandTodays TruthNow faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see(Hebrews 11:1, NIV).Friend to FriendHebrews 11 teaches that we must do three things to stay hopeful in the storms of life: embrace an eternal perspective from God, establish a daily... Read more

Share Your Stuff; Serve the Lord – Encouragement for Today – October 12, 2020

October 12, 2020Share Your Stuff; Serve the LordKAREN EHMANLee en espaolDo not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Hebrews 13:16 (ESV)My husband and I stood at the cellphone store, waiting for our turn at the counter. Just then, one of our sons high school... Read more