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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

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

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

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

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

Finding Calm to Quiet Your Soul – Girlfriends in God – October 9, 2020

October 9, 2020Finding Calm to Quiet Your SoulElisa PulliamTodays TruthI do not get involved with things too great or too wondrous for me. Instead, I have calmed and quieted my soul (Psalm 131:1-2, CSB).Friend to FriendThis has been quite the year, hasn't it? The world feels in chaos . . . relationally, economically, spiritually. How... Read more

Because He Said So – Girlfriends in God – October 8, 2020

October 8, 2020Because He Said SoMary SoutherlandTodays TruthWhen He had finished speaking, He said to Simon, Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch. Simon answered, Master, weve worked hard all night and havent caught anything. But because You say so, I will let down the nets (Luke 5:4-5, NIV).Friend... Read more

Enough – Girlfriends in God – October 6, 2020

October 6, 2020EnoughMelissa SpoelstraTodays Truth And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from His glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19, NLT).Friend to Friend When I breastfed my children, I knew how dependent they were on me. I also knew I could quiet them... Read more

Deeply Rooted – Girlfriends in God – October 5, 2020

October 5, 2020Deeply RootedGwen SmithTodays TruthTherefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving (Colossians 2:6-7).Friend to FriendA nasty storm had blown through. Lots of thunder and lightning. Buckets of wetness. The Twitter feed... Read more

Two Words that Change Everything – Girlfriends in God – October 2, 2020

October 2, 2020Two Words that Change EverythingHolley GerthTodays TruthFor when I tried to keep the law, it condemned me. So, I died to the lawI stopped trying to meet all its requirementsso that I might live for God. My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ... Read more

Hes Got 2020 In His Hands – Girlfriends in God – October 1, 2020

October 1, 2020Hes Got 2020 In His HandsSharon JaynesTodays TruthDont be afraid, the prophet answered. Those who are with us are more than those who are with them, (2 Kings 6:16 NIV).Friend to FriendIt was a beautiful crisp February morning when Steve and I traveled from our college town of Chapel Hill, NC to Charlotte... Read more

The Unsearchable Greatness of God – Girlfriends in God – September 30, 2020

September 30, 2020The Unsearchable Greatness of God Gwen SmithTodays TruthGreat is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. (Psalm 145:3, ESV)Friend to FriendMy son Hunter had been home from school for days on end following the concussion he sustained in a high school basketball game. In an effort to occupy his... Read more

The Season of Wait – Girlfriends in God – September 29, 2020

September 29, 2020The Season of WaitLisa Morrone, PTTodays TruthMy sheep hear my voice and they follow [obey] me (John 10:27, NIV).Friend to FriendBe still.HuhDo I have to?Honestly, I am not particularly fond of the word still. For a super productive doer like myself, the word conjures up images of idleness, passiveness, and inactivity. It just... Read more

Letting Go Of Nagging – Girlfriends in God – September 28, 2020

September 28, 2020Letting Go Of NaggingBarb RooseTodays Truth: The tongue has the power of life and death (Proverbs 18:21, NIV).Friend to FriendIm a descendant from a long line of well-meaning women whose nagging is a preferred expression of love. You can calculate just how much youre loved based on the number of times we call or text... Read more

A Little Reminder From God – Girlfriends in God – September 25, 2020

September 25, 2020A Little Reminder From GodKelly BalarieTodays TruthBut He said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christs power may rest on me. (2 Corinthians 12:9, NIV)Friend to FriendI am such a mess.... Read more

Listening for Dreams – Girlfriends in God – September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020Listening for DreamsMary SoutherlandTodays TruthBe quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger (James 1:19, NLT).Friend to FriendWe are continuing to learn about how to listen - specifically, about how to be quick to listen.  I have learned three practices that help me be quick to listen, and help me to... Read more

Verbal Pollution Solution – Girlfriends in God – September 23, 2020

September 23, 2020Verbal Pollution SolutionSharon JaynesTodays TruthLet no foul or polluting language[ever] come out of your mouth (Ephesians 4:29 AMPC).Friend to FriendRemember when that 1,200 miles of Alaskan shoreline was covered with black slimy crude oil by the Exxon Valdez oil spill?  Eleven million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Prince William Sound and disrupted... Read more

Listening for Need – Girlfriends in God – September 22, 2020

September 22, 2020Listening for NeedMary SoutherlandTodays TruthBe quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger (James 1:19, NLT).Let your compassion quickly meet our needs, for we are on the brink of despair. (Psalm 79:8, NLT)Carry each others burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2, NLT).Friend to FriendWe are... Read more

The Lord is With You – Girlfriends in God – September 21, 2020

September 21, 2020The Lord is With YouGwen SmithTodays TruthThe Lord is with me; He is my helper. (Psalm 118:7)Friend to FriendIm not sure enough can be said about the goodness of Gods love. The psalmist celebrates it time and again in both Psalm 117 and 118. For great is his love towards us, and the faithfulness... Read more

Listening for Pain – Girlfriends in God – September 18, 2020

September 18, 2020Listening for PainMary SoutherlandTodays TruthBe quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger James 1:19 (NLT)You hear, O Lord, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry. Psalm 10:17Friend to FriendIf you are a social media user, you know about black out Tuesday.  It occurred... Read more

T.H.I.N.K – Girlfriends in God – September 17, 2020

September 17, 2020T.H.I.N.KSharon JaynesTodays TruthFinally 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 NIV).Friend to FriendHave you ever been to a rodeo and watched a lassoing contest? The little calf bursts from... Read more

Please Listen – Girlfriends in God – September 16, 2020

September 16, 2020Please ListenMary SoutherlandTodays TruthJames 1:19-20 Always be willing to listen and slow to speak. Do not become angry easily, because anger will not help you live the right kind of life God wants.Friend to FriendEvery person you know is looking for someone who cares enough to listen. You have heard the saying that... Read more

We Are Imperfect…And Perfectly Loved – Girlfriends in God – September 15, 2020

September 15, 2020We Are Imperfect...And Perfectly Loved Holley GerthTodays TruthWe are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand (Isaiah 64:8, NIV).Friend to FriendI walk through the door of a room that smells of earth and dirt. The table is rectangular, surrounded by a rainbow of small chairs. My... Read more

Handling Hurts with Honor – Girlfriends in God – September 14, 2020

September 14, 2020Handling Hurts with HonorGwen SmithTodays TruthHow good and pleasant it is when Gods people live together in unity! (Psalm 133:1)Friend to FriendIve got lots of opinions, not gonna lie. You do too, right? Ill go even one step further by assuming that your opinions and my opinions are not perfectly in sync. Agreed? Differences of... Read more

In His Presence – Girlfriends in God – September 11, 2020

September 11, 2020In His PresenceArlene PellicaneTodays Truth From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.  God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though... Read more

Does God Really Hear My Prayers? – Girlfriends in God – September 10, 2020

September 10, 2020Does God Really Hear My Prayers?Gwen SmithTodays TruthI love the Lord, because He hears [and continues to hear] my voice and my supplications (my pleas, my cries, my specific needs). (Psalm 116:1, AMP)Friend to FriendHe left me on read. She left me on open. These are a few phrases young people use to describe... Read more

Healing Your Heart When Its Been Rubbed Raw – Girlfriends in God – September 9, 2020

September 9, 2020Healing Your Heart When Its Been Rubbed RawSharon JaynesTodays TruthLord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?Jesus answered, No, not seven times, but seventy times seven (Matthew18:2122 nlt).Friend to FriendOne day I received an e-mail from a woman who was still bitter over a statement her husband made... Read more