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Obedience Strategy: Confidence in God – Part 2 – God’s Love at Work – Week of October 25

Obedience Strategy: Confidence in God Part 2By Margaret D. MitchellWeek of October 25, 2020[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS5j4a4BEpE[/embed]Proverbs 29:25 TPT tells us, "Fear and intimidation is a trap that holds you back. But when you place your confidence in the Lord, you will be seated in the high place."God has been unclogging pipes and straightening out kinks in us... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 25, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive? And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 24, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art.Genesis 41: 39King James VersionEXPLORATIONThe Lord Was With Him For truth has such a face and such a mien, as to be loved needs only to be seen.John DrydenWould... Read more

When God? – Girlfriends in God – October 23, 2020

October 23, 2020When God?Kelly BalarieTodays TruthFor this people's heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them (Matthew 13:15, NIV).Friend to FriendYou dont listen, my son informed me.I had... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 23, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.   And Pharaoh called Josephs name Zaphnathpaaneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On.Genesis 41: 44, 45King... Read more

Savoring in the Time of Suffering – Girlfriends in God – October 22, 2020

October 22, 2020Savoring in the Time of SufferingLisa MorroneTodays TruthTaste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him, (Psalm 34:8 NIV).Friend to FriendI dont know a single adult who will look back on the year 2020 and not shudder! Living through this past spring and summer has felt like Im... Read more

What Good Is Guilt? – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of October 22

What Good Is Guilt?Verse: Leviticus 7:1-10Additional Scripture Readings:Psalms 382 Corinthians 7:10Are there days when you feel like a failure at everything you do? Your tongue lashes out in cruelty at the very children you love. You lose patience with co-workers. The envy youve fought so hard to control gets the best of you, and your... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 22, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:Then Judah came near unto (Joseph), and said, Oh my Lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lords ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy servant: for thou art even as Pharaoh.Genesis 44: 18King James VersionEXPLORATIONThe Rotten Redeemed He (or she) is lifeless that... Read more

We Need Each Other – Girlfriends in God – October 21, 2020

October 21, 2020We Need Each Other Sharon JaynesTodays TruthTwo are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him upA cord of three strands is... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 21, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. Genesis 50: 20King James VersionEXPLORATIONGod Meant It For Good Just as the body wears clothes and the flesh skin, and the bones flesh,... Read more

Lord, Make Me Usable – Girlfriends in God – October 20, 2020

October 20, 2020Lord, Make Me UsableMary SoutherlandTodays TruthTherefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of Gods mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to Godthis is your true and proper worship (Romans 12:1, NIV).Friend to FriendWho says dreams dont come true? Our son grew up with one dream in mind... Read more

A Mom Moment – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of October 20

A Mom MomentFor I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 20, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:For Thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for Thy names sake lead me, and guide me. Psalm 31:3King James VersionEXPLORATIONThe What and How of Gods Leading Lord, whatever this day may bring, Thy name be praised.Dietrich BonhoefferIn reviewing my life, what challenges have I faced and how did I see... Read more

Stop Doubting Your Worth – Girlfriends in God – October 19, 2020

October 19, 2020Stop Doubting Your WorthGwen SmithTodays Truth "Dont be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows (Luke 12:7).Friend to FriendIts common for us to doubt our value and significance. Yet, in Psalm 144 David is struck by the mind-blowing reality that the God of all creation, the One who bids billions of stars to shine... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 19, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh. And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as, this is, a man in whom the spirit of... Read more

Obedience Strategy: Confidence in God – Part 1 – God’s Love at Work – Week of October 18

Obedience Strategy: Confidence in God Part 1 By Margaret D. MitchellWeek of October 18, 2020[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0obCM-FCWBg[/embed]Nearly two weeks ago, on the morning of October 5, 2020 (hours before President Trump returned from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center), The Lord showed me a vision of a big, bold eagle high in the sky.It expanded as I continued... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 18, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And Josephs master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the kings prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.Genesis 39: 20King James VersionEXPLORATIONWhen Youre in the Dumps or Dungeon Joseph Does Time in the SlammerGod did not say, Thou shalt not be tempted, thou... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 17, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement: And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth, That she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in... Read more

Finding Hope in Times of Crisis – Girlfriends in God – October 16, 2020

October 16, 2020Finding Hope in Times of CrisisMary SoutherlandTodays TruthNow faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see(Hebrews 11:1, NIV)Friend to FriendAll of us are familiar with crisis. If 2020 has taught us anything, it has given us a chance to grow through difficult times. Our country... Read more

Looking Up to See Gods Surprises – Girlfriends in God – October 16, 2020

November 16, 2020Looking Up to See Gods SurprisesWendy SpeakeTodays TruthThe heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork,(Psalm 19:1 ESV).Friend to FriendI was inside at the dining room table, writing out a grocery list, as my sons played in the backyard. The sound of their laughter wafted in through open... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 16, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And it came to pass after these things, that his masters wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.Genesis 39: 7King James VersionEXPLORATIONProsperity and Passion How to Get AheadWealth means power: the power to subdue, to crush, to exploit, the power to enslave, to outrage, to degrade.Emma... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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