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

Grace For It All – Beloved Women – September 16, 2020

Grace For It All Beloved Women September 16, 2020READ: And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT:  As a wife, mom of 6, ministry leader and entrepreneur, Im often asked,... Read more

The Downside of Guarding Your Heart – Encouragement for Today – September 16, 2020

September 16, 2020The Downside of Guarding Your HeartTRACIE MILES Lee en espaolGuard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. Proverbs 4:23 (NLT)Mom, you have lots of walls around your heart.Upon hearing my daughters comment and feeling somewhat offended, I immediately replied, Ummm, no I dont. Yet she stood gentle... Read more

Looking for Some Motivation – Encouragement Café – September 16

Looking for Some Motivation? By Jill BeranAnd this is love: that we walk in obedience to His commands2 John 1:6Your teammate can pass you the ball, a coach can put you on the team, a scout can give you a scholarship, but only the love can make you a player. These words were printed on my... Read more

Transformation Garden – September 16, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:The Lord your God is in the midst of you, a Mighty One, a Saviour (who saves)! He will rejoice over you with joy; He will rest in silent satisfaction and in His love He will make no mention of past sins or even recall them; He will exult over... Read more

Pearls of Grace – September 16

September 16 Stinkin Thinkin "For as he thinks within himself, so he is." Proverbs 23:7 When our thoughts are rotten, so will our attitude be! Youve heard the ole saying, "one bad apple spoils the bunch"? Well, one bad thought can spoil the mind and will in the end bring rottenness in life. The power... Read more

A Sign or a Demand? – Daughters of Promise – September 16

A SIGN OR A DEMAND?Let the young woman to whom I shall say, Please let down your jar that I may drink, and who shall say, Drink, and I will water your camels let her be the one whom you have appointed for your servant Isaac. By this I shall know that you have shown... Read more

Bible News Roundup Week of September 13, 2020 – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway [Return daily during the coming week for updates] Support Bible GatewayFind the Resources You Need At: FaithGateway Store Christianbook.comOrder Resources in Bulk At: ChurchSource 31st Annual Bible Reading Marathon Kicks Off in Nation’s Capitol CBN News See other Bible News Roundup weekly posts Thousands already have! Try your 30-Day free... Read more

A La Carte (September 15) – Tim Challies

Caring for the Souls of Children, on sale this week at Westminster Books, seems like an important and long-awaited title. There’s an eclectic little mix of Kindle deals there today. (Yesterday on the blog: 7 Books To Help You Understand the Times) A Parent’s Cry Sometimes we need the simplest reminders. “My husband and I... Read more

Broken Nails and Bad Hair Days – Encouragement Café – September 15

Broken Nails and Bad Hair Days By Linda GrayBut the Lord said to Samuel, Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7... Read more

Anxietys Clever Trap and Why We Fall for It – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of September 15

Anxietys Clever Trap and Why We Fall for ItAha! I discovered a secret. You may already know about Anxietys scheme against youAn anxious heart weighs a man down,but a kind word cheers him up.Proverbs 12:25This verse states the truth so plainly; it seems like common sense, but for some reason I am just now getting... Read more

God Created You to Be an Amazing Introvert or Extrovert – Encouragement for Today – September 15, 2020

September 15, 2020God Created You to Be an Amazing Introvert or ExtrovertHOLLEY GERTH Lee en espaol I praise you because of the wonderful way you created me. Everything you do is marvelous! Of this I have no doubt. Psalm 139:14 (CEV)Are there moments of your life that feel like photographs in your mind? You remember... Read more

Giving Thanks Even When All Is Chaos – Beloved Women – September 15, 2020

Giving Thanks Even When All Is Chaos Beloved Women September 15, 2020READ: Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things. (Psalm 107:8-9 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Among many other things, 2020 has... 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

Pearls of Grace – September 15

September 15 The Ermine "DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN; And I will welcome you." 2 Corinthians 6:17 A year or so ago I discovered the story of a little animal called the Ermine. I had never heard of an Ermine before so I was intrigued with what I was reading. This little creature is... Read more

Transformation Garden – September 15, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:Now faith is the assurance, the title deed, of the things we hope for, being the proof of things we do not see and the conviction of their reality faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses.Hebrews 11: 1Amplified BibleWherein lies the secret strength of faith?... Read more

Waiting Well – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of September 15

Waiting WellVerse:  2 Peter 3:8Additional Scripture Readings: Psalms 40:1 ;  Psalms 130:6We all wait. For jobs, answers to prayer, for another chance after weve failed. Gods view of time is not like ours. If we want to show God we trust him, well learn to wait well. Heres how:Think right. We can give God room to... Read more

An Ally for Your Family – Daughters of Promise – September 15

AN ALLY FOR YOUR FAMILYNow Abraham was old, well advanced in years. And the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things. And Abraham said to his servant, the oldest of his household, who had charge of all that he had, Put your hand under my thigh, that I may make you swear by the Lord,... Read more

A La Carte (September 14) – Tim Challies

Here’s a final reminder that the good folk at Faithlife have asked me to let you know about an upcoming free webinar for church leaders who are preparing for fall ministry in light of COVID. It’s not the best day ever for Kindle deals, but I did unearth a few at least. Enjoying Imperfection “Only God... Read more

An Oasis in the Desert – Encouragement Café – September 14

An Oasis in the DesertBy Carolyn Dale NewellNow an angel of the Lord spoke to Phillip, saying, Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza. This is desert. Acts 8:26 NKJVSometimes the unforeseen happens. The diagnosis which shatters your world. The phone call nobody wants. Your marriage.... 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

Help for the Faithful Finish – Encouragement for Today – September 14, 2020

September 14, 2020Help for the Faithful FinishSHALA W. GRAHAMLee en espaolI have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. 2 Timothy 4:7 (NLT)Every night, I seem to dream nonstop.Some dreams are in the first person, and in others, Im observing. Some dreams repeat, and some dreams pick up... Read more

Only by the Spirit of God – Beloved Women – September 14, 2020

Only by the Spirit of God Beloved Women September 14, 2020READ: And he said to me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, you know. (Ezekiel 37:3 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: I was 99% sure it would not grow back. As I stared at the storm-shredded tree trunk, remains of my once vibrant,... Read more

Transformation Garden – September 14, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:Guide me in Your truth and faithfulness and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation, for You (You only and altogether) do I wait  expectantly all day long.Psalm 25: 5Amplified BibleThy Will Be Done We see not, know not; all our wayIs night; with Thee alone is day.From... Read more

Teaching Situations – Daughters of Promise – September 14

TEACHING SITUATIONSJaime Wyrtzen LauzeOne Sabbath he was going through the grainfields, and as they made their way, his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. And the Pharisees were saying to him, Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath? Mark 2:23 and 24We are surrounded every day with opportunities to... Read more

Pearls of Grace – September 14

September 14 The Fear of the Soul "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." Matthew 10:28 Do not fear the day youve never seen! Ive loved these words since I first... Read more

Keepsake Revival – God’s Love at Work – Week of September 13

Keepsake Revival By Margaret D. MitchellWeek of September 13, 2020[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf2HhQhsgFA[/embed]When I think of a keepsake, I think of a cherished memento that brings a remembrance of what we hold dear, like people close to our hearts or special events, such as a wedding or birthing.Dictionary.com defines keepsake as "anything kept, or given to be kept, as... Read more

Transformation Garden – September 13, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:Our hope is not hung on such an untwisted thread as I imagine so, or It is likely; but the strong cable of our fastened anchor is the promise and oath of Him who is eternal verity. Our salvation is fastened with Gods own hand and Christs own strength to... Read more

Pearls of Grace – September 13

September 13 The Blessed Runner "run in such a way that you may win." 1 Corinthians 9:24 Echoing in the winds of heaven is the eternal call that whispers to the heart of every child of God, saying; "run the race," "run the race." It reaches the deepest part of the heart where no man... Read more

Weekend A La Carte (September 12) – Tim Challies

My friends at Faithlife asked me to let you know about an upcoming webinar for church leaders who are preparing for fall ministry in light of COVID. My gratitude goes to ONE Audiobooks for sponsoring the blog this week with their offer of a free audiobook every month. Today’s Kindle deals include mostly classics. (Yesterday... Read more