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Transformation Garden – May 30, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:Spread for me a banquet of praise,Serve High God a feast of kept promises.And call for help when youre in trouble Ill help you, and youll honor me.Psalm 50: 14, 15The Message BibleOnce in an Eastern palace wideA little child sat weaving;So patiently her task she plied,The men and women... Read more

Transformation Garden – May 29, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry to You. When my heart is overwhelmed and fainting; lead me to the rock that is higher than I, yes, a rock that is too high for me. For You have been... Read more

Words that Breathe Life into Weary Friend – Girlfriends in God – May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020Words that Breathe Life into Weary FriendSharon JaynesTodays TruthGracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones (Proverbs16:24 NIV).Friend to FriendHave you ever had times when you felt like you just couldnt breathe? Stress weighs you down and the to-do list becomes the too-much to do list. Sometimes... Read more

Transformation Garden – May 28, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:A Psalm of DavidI waited patiently and expectantly for the Lord; and He inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up out of a horrible pit of tumult, out of the miry slime, and set my feet upon a rock, steadying my steps and establishing my goings.... Read more

Withstanding High Winds of Resistance – Girlfriends in God – May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020Withstanding High Winds of ResistanceGwen SmithTodays TruthThe righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon. (Psalm 92:12)Friend to FriendTheres an abundance of palm trees in Israel. Im not sure why that surprised me as we traveled throughout the Holy Land, but it did. Not only was I... Read more

How Many Loaves? – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of May 28

How Many Loaves?Verse: John 6:1-15Additional Scripture Readings:2 Kings 4:42-44Mark 6:32-44The only miracle reported in each of the four Gospelsbesides the resurrectionis the feeding of the five thousand. If a truth is worth telling four times, it must be worth hearing.It probably seemed ridiculous to Philip to even consider feeding 5,000 men (and about 10,000 women... Read more

The Wrong Number with the Right Answer – Girlfriends in God – May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020The Wrong Number with the Right AnswerSharon JaynesTodays TruthLet your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone (Colossians 4:6 NLT).Friend to FriendSometimes God will bring people who need encouragement across our paths in the most mysterious ways. Thats why we need to slow down and... Read more

Transformation Garden – May 27, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:But unto you who revere and worshipfully fear My name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in His wings and His beams, and you shall go forth like calves released from the stall and leap for joy.Malachi 4: 2Amplified Bible A Morning PrayerLike this clear sunshine, let Thy loveShine... Read more

How Much is Enough, Lord? – Girlfriends in God – May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020How Much is Enough, Lord?Mary SoutherlandTodays TruthHe will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver (Malachi 3:3, NIV).Friend to FriendThe story is told of a group of women who met each week to study the Bible, hoping to learn more about the nature and character of God and how He works in... Read more

Transformation Garden – May 26, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:Prove Me now says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.Malachi 3: 10Amplified BibleI can never forget my mothers very brief paraphrase of Malachi 3: 10Her... Read more

Faith Equals Faithfulness – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of May 26

Faith Equals FaithfulnessI was on a walk with a fellow Warrior one day, and she started teaching me about faithfulness. I was amazed. I had never really thought about the difference between faith and faithfulness.Yeah, Faith is the gift from God, but faithfulness is the fruit of the Spirit its the fruit of Faith. She... Read more

Four Ways to Be Prepared for Any Crisis (Big or Small) – Girlfriends in God – May 25, 2020

May 25, 2020Four Ways to Be Prepared for Any Crisis (Big or Small)Kathi LippToday's TruthPeace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid (John 14:27, NIV).Friend to FriendMy friend, Susy, told me... Read more

Transformation Garden – May 25, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:And He said to all, If any person wills to come after Me, let him deny himself forget and lose sight of himself and his own interests and take up his cross daily and follow Me cleave steadfastly to Me. Conform wholly to My example in living and, if need... Read more

Transformation Garden – May 24, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined unto me, and heard my cry.Psalm 40: 1King James VersionTodays Study Text:And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lords glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God... Read more

Obstacles or Opportunities – Part 1 – God’s Love at Work – Week of May 24

Obstacles or Opportunities Part 1 By Margaret D. Mitchell[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2UoDkov6o8[/embed]When seasons change, so do opportunities.Opportunity, according to Strongs, means a due measure, and "a fixed and definite period, a time, season." A fitting time (Strongs).Websters defines opportunity as, a favorable juncture of circumstances and a good chance for advancement or progress.Some synonyms for opportunity are liberty, freedom and... Read more

Talking Smack about Jesus’ Bride – Girlfriends in God – May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020Talking Smack about Jesus BrideSharon JaynesTodays TruthA new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another (John 13:34-35 NIV).Friend to FriendI ran into Shelly at the grocery... Read more

Transformation Garden – May 23, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: Thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.Psalm 4: 1King James VersionTodays Study Text:For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And He said unto... Read more

Transformation Garden – May 22, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:When I cry unto Thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.Psalm 56: 9King James VersionTodays Study Text:And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.Job... Read more