Competing Voices | by Suzanne Benner

Does not wisdom call out?Does not understanding raise her voice? Proverbs 8:1 Two voices compete for our attention. One entices with dubious promises: The woman Folly is loud;she is seductive and knows nothing. Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!And to him who lacks sense she says, Stolen water is sweet, and bread eaten... Read more

Whats On Your Mind? | by Allan Mitchell

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right,whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirableif anything is excellent or praiseworthythink about such things. Philippians 4.8 Have you ever been ambushed by spontaneous impure thoughtsthoughts that covertly undermine the essence of your faith? Personally, distracting thoughts sometimes infiltrate my mind,... Read more

Days of Noah – Encouragement Café – November 25

Days of Noah By Joan Walker HahnBut as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the... Read more

The Contagiousness of Grumpy and Grateful – Girlfriends in God – November 25, 2020

November 25, 2020The Contagiousness of Grumpy and Grateful  Sharon JaynesTodays TruthRejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is Gods will for you in Christ Jesus, (I Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV).Friend to FriendA few months ago, I was in the airport headed to New Jersey. It was a typical rush, rush, rush morning.... Read more

Pearls of Grace – November 25

November 25 Immoveable "For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us." 2 Corinthians 1:20 Did you know that God is the ultimate promise keeper? He has never broken a promise that He has made and... Read more

Lo mejor que podemos hacer por nuestros hijos – Con Diseño Divino – La Semana del 25 de Noviembre

Lo mejor que podemos hacer por nuestros hijosDe la Palabra de Dios: La oracin ferviente de una persona justa tiene mucho poder y da resultados maravillosos (Santiago 5:16, NTV).La vida definitivamente cambia el da en que nacen nuestros hijos o que nos convertimos en madres, como quieras ponerlo. A nuestra lista de preocupaciones se suma el... Read more

Transformation Garden – November 25, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:He gives power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength, causing it to multiply and making it to abound.Isaiah 40: 29Amplified BibleJust One Step More!Just one step more! Although your footsteps falter.Just one step more! It will not be in vain.Press bravely... Read more

Life Is Too Short To Live Unhappy – Encouragement for Today – November 25, 2020

November 25, 2020Life Is Too Short To Live UnhappyTRACIE MILES Lee en espaolTeach us to use wisely all the time we have. Psalm 90:12 (CEV)I glanced in my rearview mirror and saw a large SUV headed straight for my car at a breakneck speed. My heart and mind started racing, and panic instantly set in.With... Read more

The Highways to Zion – Beloved Women – November 25, 2020

The Highways to Zion Beloved Women November 25, 2020READ: Blessed are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion. (Psalm 84:5 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Each time we travel to Kansas, there seems to be a section of highway under construction. Whether its a new lane or entrance ramp, something is... Read more

Shame – Daughters of Promise – November 25

SHAMEBy: Christine WyrtzenAnd the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig-leaves together, and made themselves aprons and they heard the voice of Jehovah God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence... Read more

A Waiting Woman – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of November 24

A Waiting Woman Do you know any woman who isnt worn out and/or waiting on something? Ive never met anyone who says, I feel so rested, and everything I was waiting on arrived! This is because we dont live in a fairy tale. We live in reality, and the real world places continual demands upon us... Read more

Pray, Watch and Give Thanks | Thoughts by John Grant

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2 Writing from a prison cell to the Colossian church, Paul focuses not on his own plight but on theirs. He wants the best for them and gives them scripturally based advice. Paul focuses on three words that should sum up the Christians everyday life. They... Read more

Plight | Devotional by Julie Cosgrove

The online dictionary defines the word plight as “a dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation.” Many people may think that describes 2020. I disagree. For me, I choose to define plight as: Purpose Lies In God’s Holy Timing. Call me unrealistic, but I prefer to think that God purposes our plights. Paul did as well.... Read more

Choosing a Different Kind of Gratitude – Girlfriends in God – November 24, 2020

November 24, 2020Choosing a Different Kind of Gratitude Holley GerthTodays TruthPraise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever, (Psalm 106:1, NIV).Friend to FriendThe sky outside is a dense, soaked grey today. It reminds me of earlier this year when my husband and I watched from our living... Read more

Just a Little Sin – Encouragement for Today – November 24, 2020

November 24, 2020Just a Little SinLYSA TERKEURST Lee en espaolSo Joseph went after his brothers and found them near Dothan. But they saw him in the distance, and before he reached them, they plotted to kill him. Genesis 37:17c-18 (NIV) Today, there will be a moment. No one will snap a picture of it. It probably... Read more

Transformation Garden – November 24, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:The earnest, heartfelt, continued prayer of a righteous man and woman makes tremendous power available, dynamic in its working.James 5: 16Amplified BibleThe Lords answers to prayer are infinitely perfect, and they will show that often when we were asking for a stone that looked like bread, He was giving us... Read more

Why Didn’t He Stop Her? – Daughters of Promise – November 24

WHY DIDNT HE STOP HER?By: Christine WyrtzenShe took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. Genesis 3:6bThe woman allowed the serpent to engage her. The topic and the way he presented it was so beguiling that she let down her defenses. Adam was... Read more

Reset – Encouragement Café – November 24

Reset By Paris RenaeI am leaving you with a giftpeace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So dont be troubled or afraid. John 14:27 NLTTime for a reset - so much we can't control. Evil does prevail at times. Was God looking the other way, asleep?... Read more

Kindled Gifts – Beloved Women – November 24, 2020

Kindled Gifts Beloved Women November 24, 2020READ: For this reason, I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. (2 Timothy 1:6 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Our favorite pastime as a young family was camping in beautiful mountain places of the Pacific Northwest.  Packing... Read more

Pearls of Grace – November 24

November 24 Restored "For I will restore you to health and I will heal you of your wounds, declares the LORD, because they have called you an outcast, saying: It is Zion; no one cares for her."' Jeremiah 30:17 God had wounded. He had stripped away all the blessings because, His beloved children had sinned... Read more

Seeing Like Jesus | Thoughts about God by Marilyn Ehle

Jesus saw two brothersJesus saw the crowdsJesus saw their faithJesus saw the woman When I worked in a downtown church office, it was only a two-block walk to favorite cafs and restaurants. At twelve noon I locked my office door, leaving the constant call of people and their needs temporarily behind. However, between my office... Read more

Jesus Touches the Untouchables | by Max Lucado

“When Jesus came down from the hill, great crowds followed him. Then a man with a skin disease came to Jesus. The man bowed down before him and said, “Lord, you can heal me if you will.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man and said, “I will. Be healed!” And immediately the... Read more

What Should I Do, God? – Girlfriends in God – November 23, 2020

November 23, 2020What Should I Do, God?Gwen SmithTodays TruthWhat should we do then? the crowd asked (Luke 3:10, NIV).Friend to FriendMy husband and I recently started a new business. While our optimism is high, the days have been long, and the learning curve has been brutal. We're still a ways away from the business being... Read more

We Can Trust the Lord With Our Future – Encouragement for Today – November 23, 2020

November 23, 2020We Can Trust the Lord With Our FutureBETH BELL Lee en espaolTrust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)I was devastated. I hung up the phone stunned after hearing... Read more

Trading Him In – Daughters of Promise – November 23

TRADING HIM INBy: Christine WyrtzenSo when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise Genesis 3:6If Eve had regarded the tree as God described it, there would have been no sin. He... Read more

Transformation Garden – November 23, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:He knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness.Deuteronomy 2: 7K.J.V.Before me is a future all unknown,A path untrod;Beside me is a friendWell-loved and known,That friend is God.Before me lies a new and untried way.Midst shadows dim;Beside me is my Guide, and day by day,I walk with Him.Ruth ThomasTodays Study Text:Thy... Read more

Thats My Story and Im Stickin to It – Encouragement Café – November 23

Thats My Story and Im Stickin to ItBy Linda GrayBut in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect. 1 Peter 3:15 ESVI may have missed... Read more

Getting Alone – Beloved Women – November 23, 2020

Getting Alone Beloved Women November 23, 2020READ: In these days, he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God. (Luke 6:12 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Recently, I purchased a butterfly garden for my children. During week one, the "butterflies" were not butterflies at all. They were caterpillars slimy and with very... Read more

Pearls of Grace – November 23

November 23 The Fellowship of The Unashamed "For I am not ashamed of the gospel for it is the power of God for salvation for everyone who believesFor in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith;" Romans 1:16-17 The following was written by a Martyred African Pastor and found after his... Read more

Who Do You Say I Am? | Devotional by Phil Ware

“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Christ.”  Mark 8:29 Thought The sweetest confession we will ever make is this: I believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and I want him to be Lord of my life. Let’s say it again,... Read more