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Pearls of Grace – August 1

August 1 Finish Strong "God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure." Hebrews 6:10-11... Read more

Put On Love – Beloved Women – July 31, 2020

Put On Love Beloved Women July 31, 2020READ: And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. (Colossians 3:14 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Have you ever longed for a stylist to help you pull an outfit together? Usually theres one thing that makes an outfit feel complete. Whether its that gorgeous necklace, a... Read more

Treasure Hunting – Encouragement Café – July 31

Treasure Hunting By Judy Fussell  Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is Gods will for you in Christ Jesus. 1Thessalonians 5:16-17As the sun peeked over the horizon dazzling the morning sky, an ominous black cloud of oppression slowly crept upon me. Circumstances, doubt, financial woes, and problems with children magnified as... Read more

The Cost of Mediocrity – Daughters of Promise – July 31

THE COST OF MEDIOCRITYAnd as they brought them out, one said, Escape for your life. Do not look back or stop anywhere in the valley. Escape to the hills, lest you be swept away. Then the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah sulfur and fire from the Lord out of heaven. And he overthrew those... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 31

July 31 The Sweetest Word Ever Spoken And The Spirit and the bride say, "Come." And let the one who hears say, "Come." And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost. Revelation 22:17 In a lonely cottage there sat one night, an aged... Read more

Trusting God as You Wait – Beloved Women – July 30, 2020

Trusting God as You Wait Beloved Women July 30, 2020READ: The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. (2 Peter 3:9 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Todays verse comes from 2 Peter 3:9 and happens about thirty... Read more

Raah-Raah Roi – Encouragement Café – July 30

Raah-Raah Roi By Luann PraterYou are the God who sees me, for she said, I have now seen the One who sees me.  Genesis 16:13I love to dig into the Word and find out the root Hebrew or Greek meaning behind common words we use today. The word that Hagar used here for SEE was Roi... Read more

How Could He Do Such a Thing?! – Daughters of Promise – July 30

HOW COULD HE DO SUCH A THING?!And they called to Lot, Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know them. Lot went out to the men at the entrance, shut the door after him, and said, I beg you, my brothers, do not act so... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 30

July 30 SilerRefinedTake away the dross from the silver, And there comes out a vessel for the smith; Proverbs 25:4 Silver is a most precious metal that is magnificent in appearance when the light hits it at just the right angle causing a radiance of beauty and splendor. Only God could make something so spectacular.... Read more

Does God Have a Heart for Your Family? – Daughters of Promise – July 29

DOES GOD HAVE A HEART FOR YOUR FAMILY?Then the men said to Lot, Have you anyone else here? Sons-in-law, sons, daughters, or anyone you have in the city, bring them out of the place. For we are about to destroy this place. Genesis 19:12The members of Lots family dont appear to have a deep and... Read more

Vain Brings Pain – Encouragement Café – July 29

Vain Brings Pain By Dawn MastYou shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name. Exodus 20:7It was a show we'd watched as a family many times. I thought we'd finally found something we could watch together and enjoy even though we have... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 29

July 29 Weak Weapons and Imprisoned Tongues No weaponthat is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgmentthou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD. Isaiah 54:17 (KJV) When a loved one passes away... Read more

Farewell to Sorrow – Beloved Women – July 29, 2020

Farewell to Sorrow Beloved Women July 29, 2020READ: He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. (Psalm 147:3 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Some of us have been through some things that have rocked us to our core. Situations that have challenged our faith. Weve experienced things that have left us thinking, If God loves me, then WHY? So... Read more

Gods Workmanship – Encouragement Café – July 28

Gods Workmanship By Dawn NeelyFor we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we could walk in them. Ephesians 2:10 NASBI have my devotions early each morning. Someone once told me waiting to have ones devotions at the end of the day is like trying to play... Read more

Your Source of Strength – Beloved Women – July 28, 2020

Your Source of Strength Beloved Women July 28, 2020READ: Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Seen on items from coffee mugs to tee shirts, epithets like Strong Woman... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 28

July 28 Unshaken Cast your burden upon the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken. Psalm 55:22 Corrie tin Boom said: The worry of tomorrow robs us of strength for today. Our journey through this life will carry us to many places, some painful, some heavy and... Read more

Blind and Still Obsessed – Daughters of Promise – July 28

BLIND AND STILL OBSESSEDBut the men [angels] reached out their hands and brought Lot into the house with them and shut the door. And they struck with blindness the men who were at the entrance of the house, both small and great, so that they wore themselves out groping for the door. Genesis 19:10-11God is... Read more

Faith Training – Encouragement Café – July 27

Faith Training By Maria DraytonBeloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. 3 John 2:1 NKJVWorking out is not one of my favorite past times.  I dont enjoy running, lifting weights, machine workouts and the worst of all is sweating.  But Ive learned that I... Read more

No Conditions Attached – Beloved Women – July 27, 2020

No Conditions Attached Beloved Women July 27, 2020READ: This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws on their hearts, and write them on their minds," then he adds, "I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more."(Hebrews 10:16-17 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: An eye... Read more

Where Have Your Friends Gone? – Daughters of Promise – July 27

WHERE HAVE YOUR FRIENDS GONE?But they [the men of the city] said, Stand back! And they said, This fellow came to sojourn, and he has become the judge! Now we will deal worse with you than with them. Genesis 19:9Lot put all his hopes for a future in Sodom. He conformed and got himself elected... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 27

July 27 The Ground of Hope And there is hope for your future, declares the Lord, Jeremiah 31:17a God is a God of hope. He doesnt work in your past but only uses it to glorify your future. The word hope in this verse means, ground of hope. Hope is not a trinket we grasp... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 26

July 26 When You Need A Do Over Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 King David was at the lowest place in his life. He had sinned by having an affair with a married woman and then this woman became pregnant. He then, in... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 25

July 25 The Price of a Soul I will most gladly spend and be expended for your souls. 2 Corinthians 12:15 Charles Cowan, one of the worlds greatest missionaries and truly one of Gods most relentless soldiers went into the battlefields of souls through the hills of Japan. He was a life that steadily burned... Read more

I Don’t Look Like What I’ve Been Through – Beloved Women – July 24, 2020

I Don't Look Like What I've Been Through Beloved Women July 24, 2020READ: Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 2:5 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: I know now why God was so specific when he talked about transforming your mind.  When we focus on the outer man, it only covers up... Read more

My Real Name – Encouragement Café – July 24

My Real Name By Dawn Mast Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. Since you are precious and honored in my sight and because I love you Isaiah 43:1,4It was only a few words, but hearing them really hurt. "Skinny legs! Skinny legs!" I knew the words... Read more

A Perfect Moment to Strike Back – Daughters of Promise – July 24

A PERFECT MOMENT TO STRIKE BACKBeloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord. Romans 12:19Kids learn quickly how to take revenge. When someone plays a practical joke on them, they may pretend that it didnt faze them but... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 24

July 24 The Bigness of God Thus says God the LORD, Who created the heavens and stretched them out, Who spread out the earth and its offspring, Who gives breath to the people on it And spirit to those who walk in it, Isaiah 42:5 God never does anything small. When we catch even the... Read more

A Precious Love Letter – Beloved Women – July 23, 2020

A Precious Love Letter  Beloved Women July 23, 2020READ: Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O Lord, God of hosts. (Jeremiah 15:16 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Recently while cleaning out some boxes, I found some old letters from... Read more

Thats Life! – Encouragement Café – July 23

Thats Life! By Joan Walker HahnHe heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.  He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name.  Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite. Psalm 147:3-5 NKJVOne day when my daughter was younger, we were discussing some disappointments we had.  Those... Read more

It’s Still in There! – Daughters of Promise – July 23

ITS STILL IN THERE!The two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed himself with his face to the earth and said, My lords, please turn aside to your servants house and spend the night and... Read more