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God Is Calling You to be Courageous – Beloved Women – September 18, 2020

God Is Calling You to be Courageous Beloved Women September 18, 2020READ: For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your fathers family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time... Read more

Praying Grandmothers – Beloved Women – September 17, 2020

Praying Grandmothers Beloved Women September 17, 2020READ: And Hannah prayed and said, My heart exults in the Lord; my horn is exalted in the Lord. My mouth derides my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation. There is none holy like the Lord: for there is none besides you; there is no rock like our... Read more

Grace For It All – Beloved Women – September 16, 2020

Grace For It All Beloved Women September 16, 2020READ: And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT:  As a wife, mom of 6, ministry leader and entrepreneur, Im often asked,... Read more

Giving Thanks Even When All Is Chaos – Beloved Women – September 15, 2020

Giving Thanks Even When All Is Chaos Beloved Women September 15, 2020READ: Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things. (Psalm 107:8-9 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Among many other things, 2020 has... Read more

Only by the Spirit of God – Beloved Women – September 14, 2020

Only by the Spirit of God Beloved Women September 14, 2020READ: And he said to me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, you know. (Ezekiel 37:3 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: I was 99% sure it would not grow back. As I stared at the storm-shredded tree trunk, remains of my once vibrant,... Read more

Strength to Drink From the Cup – Beloved Women – September 11, 2020

Strength to Drink From the Cup Beloved Women September 11, 2020READ: Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done. (Luke 22:42 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENTI barely recognized him as he walked slowly into the room. During our conversation, my friend shared about his diagnosis. I promised to keep... Read more

Love Leads With Forgiveness – Beloved Women – September 10, 2020

Love Leads With Forgiveness Beloved Women September 10, 2020READ: And Jesus said, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. And they cast lots to divide his garments. (Luke 23:34 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: From what I could see, the situation didnt seem fair. The longer I stewed over the details, the more animosity and frustration grew. Deep... Read more

The Collapse of Chariots and Horses – Beloved Women – September 9, 2020

The Collapse of Chariots and Horses Beloved Women September 9, 2020READ: Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. (Psalm 20:7 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Within a months time, things collapsed. In just one month, our country, with In God We Trust boldly printed on our currency... Read more

God is Not Mad at You – Beloved Women – September 8, 2020

God is Not Mad at You Beloved Women September 8, 2020READ: The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. (Psalm 103:8 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: When unfortunate life circumstances occur, we are often left with questions like: Why me? Why do I have to go through this? Did I do something to... Read more

Heavenly Protection – Beloved Women – September 7, 2020

Heavenly Protection Beloved Women September 7, 2020READ: For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. (Psalm 91:11 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Many celebrities have bodyguards to protect them. High ranking politicians and dignitaries have Secret Service agents and security staff who shield them from danger.  For the rest of us, it may... Read more

God Says, Come – Beloved Women – September 4, 2020

God Says, Come Beloved Women September 4, 2020READ: For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away, through my groaning all day long. (Psalms 32:3 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Remember your moms directive, Speak when spoken to? Every child knew exactly what that meant - practice silence. Whether we were successful or not, thats a whole different story and... Read more

He is the Only Way – Beloved Women – September 3, 2020

He is the Only Way Beloved Women September 3, 2020READ: And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:12 ESV)TODAY'S ENCOURAGEMENT: If you've spent a significant amount of time behind the wheel of a car, you may have... Read more

They Had Been with Jesus – Beloved Women – September 2, 2020

They Had Been with Jesus Beloved Women September 2, 2020READ: Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus. (Acts 4:13 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: After the Holy Spirit descended on Peter and John, they began preaching the... Read more

Be Still & Know – Beloved Women – September 1, 2020

Be Still & Know Beloved Women September 1, 2020READ: Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!  (Psalms 46:10 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: There is much to be learned from being still. God says be still and know me.  There is something He wants us... Read more

Think About These Things – Beloved Women – August 31, 2020

Think About These Things - Beloved Women - August 31, 2020READ: Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. (Philippians 4:8 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Many times, we dont experience... Read more

Heaven Will Be Full of Beautiful Faces – Beloved Women – August 28, 2020

Heaven Will Be Full of Beautiful Faces Beloved Women August 28, 2020READ: After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands. (Revelations... Read more

Hands Over Heart – Beloved Women – August 27, 2020

Hands Over Heart Beloved Women August 27, 2020READ: But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (Matthew 6:33 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Do you bring your hands to me or your heart?During a time of prayer, I heard the Lord ask this simple question. If Im honest,... Read more

The Good Thing vs. The God Thing – Beloved Women – August 26, 2020

The Good Thing vs. The God Thing Beloved Women August 26, 2020READ: All things are lawful, but not all things are helpful. All things are lawful, but not all things build up.(1 Corinthians 10:23 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: In todays verse, we see Paul share a powerful principle. He admonishes the Believers at Corinth to not get... Read more

Humility Preserves Peace – Beloved Women – August 25, 2020

Humility Preserves Peace Beloved Women August 25, 2020READ: Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Stepping out from a doctors appointment, my heart was racing with thoughts of being... Read more

Why Worry When You Can Pray – Beloved Women – August 24, 2020

Why Worry When You Can Pray - Beloved Women - August 24, 2020READ: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (Philippians 4:6 ESV) TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: In light of the challenges the Apostle Paul is facing while writing to the Church... Read more

Impossible Situations – Beloved Women – August 21, 2020

Impossible Situations  Beloved Women August 21, 2020READ: There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are they for so many? (John 6:9 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: A house fire left my family homeless in 2015. The situation looked bleak and hopeless. It was hard to imagine how we would ever recover from the devastation. In... Read more

Love and Truth – Beloved Women – August 20, 2020

Love and Truth  Beloved Women August 20, 2020READ: The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things... Read more

Dont Forget to Rest – Beloved Women – August 19, 2020

Dont Forget to Rest Beloved Women August 19, 2020READ: So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God. (Hebrews 4:9 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: God has given us all the same amount of time each week. He has also given us all the same gift. Sabbath rest.How much of that time do you spend resting?... Read more

At the Feet of Jesus – Beloved Women – August 18, 2020

At the Feet of Jesus  Beloved Women August 18, 2020READ: But the Lord answered her, Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her. (Luke 10:41-42 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Women are known to be master multitaskers.... Read more

What A Bargain! – Beloved Women – August 17, 2020

What A Bargain!  Beloved Women August 17, 2020READ: Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy, and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. (Isaiah 55:1 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: I love a bargain, one that feels so good its like Im getting away with... Read more

Waiting Well – Beloved Women – August 14, 2020

Waiting Well Beloved Women August 14, 2020READ: The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.  (Lamentations 3:25 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Waiting seems to be a part of life.  We find ourselves waiting in line in retail stores, waiting on the phone with customer service, and waiting on people.... Read more

Rest Assured – Beloved Women – August 13, 2020

Rest Assured Beloved Women August 13, 2020READ: Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28 NIV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: When you lay down at night to sleep, your eyes may be closed, but are you fully at rest? There have been many times that my mind has been plagued... Read more

Be Strong – Beloved Women – August 12, 2020

Be Strong  Beloved Women August 12, 2020READ: Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, declares the Lord. Be strong, O Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land, declares the Lord. Work, for I am with you, declares the Lord of hosts. (Haggai 2:4 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Its amazing how the right persons presence can bring a sense of peace. A parent in the... Read more

Why We Should Speak About Who God Is To Us – Beloved Women – August 11, 2020

Why We Should Speak About Who God Is To Us Beloved Women August 11, 2020READ: For we have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea before you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, to... Read more

The Best Kind of Plans – Beloved Women – August 10, 2020

The Best Kind of Plans Beloved Women August 10, 2020READ: Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. (Proverbs 16:3 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: While meeting a friend for coffee, she said, Ive got big plans this year!  She was right. Her list of travel destinations has mega aspirations. I shared my goals too.... Read more