Brides and Grooms Who Never Left Home – Daughters of Promise – October 23

BRIDES AND GROOMS WHO NEVER LEFT HOMEBy: Christine WyrtzenTherefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Gen. 2:24To pledge myself... Read more

Leave Your Waterpot – Encouragement Café – October 23

Leave Your WaterpotBy Linda GrayThe woman then left her waterpot John 4:28 NKJVI have read the account of the Woman at the Well in John 4:4-30 countless times.  And each time, I find a new nugget that I have never seen before.  This happened as I was reading my daily devotional. Although, what I saw... Read more

A God That Dwells – Beloved Women – October 23, 2020

A God That Dwells Beloved Women October 23, 2020READ: And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell in their midst. (Exodus 25:8 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Have you ever felt the depth and pain of loneliness?  Studies show that people that suffer from loneliness are more likely to suffer from dementia, heart disease and depression.... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 23

October 23 The Gift of Praise "They are to stand every morning to thank and to praise the LORD, and likewise at evening." I Chronicles 23:30 The greatest gift we could ever offer to God is the gift of praise. Every morning as we rise, the hope of Heaven is that we will stand to... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 22

October 22 A Lodging for Grace "But God Who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ, by grace you have been saved." Ephesians 2:4-5 Those who have taken refuge in the Lodging of Gods grace,... Read more

How Do I Say Goodbye? – Encouragement Café – October 22

How Do I Say Goodbye? By Sherry KepleyThe Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalms 34:18 I heard the doctor say, Lets call it 7:10.  It was 7:10 AM, and we had been with our Tanner all night long in the pediatric ICU.  The doctor said those words as... Read more

The Lords Path – Beloved Women – October 22, 2020

The Lords Path Beloved Women October 22, 2020READ: But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Years ago, I took my children to Bible study. Each week, we... Read more

Holy Imagination – Daughters of Promise – October 22

HOLY IMAGINATIONBy: Christine WyrtzenNow out of the ground the LORD God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. Genesis 2:19Most Christians starve their God-given imaginative gifts and believe that sacred dreaming is reckless and might border on... Read more

The Disease to Please – Encouragement Café – October 21

The Presence By Joan Walker HahnLet your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you.   So we may boldly say: The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me? Hebrews 13:5-6 NKJVSo many... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 21

October 21 There is One Who Never Abandons "I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you." John 14:18 A woman, who had taken care of her daughter for many years, was overcome by grief when her daughter passed away. The loneliness and depression was more than she could bear day in... Read more

Rejoicing During a Pandemic – Beloved Women – October 21, 2020

Rejoicing During a Pandemic Beloved Women October 21, 2020READ: This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24 ESV).TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: How will history remember the year 2020? Will the year just be known as the year of the COVID-19 pandemic or will there be more to... Read more

Behind the Word ‘Helper’ – Daughters of Promise – October 21

BEHIND THE WORD HELPERBy: Christine WyrtzenThen the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him. Genesis 2:18Lest any woman should feel insignificant because of how the word helper has been unwrapped in our past, let the Word speak for itself today. The... Read more

Greeting Death For the First Time – Daughters of Promise – October 20

GREETING DEATH FOR THE FIRST TIMEBy: Christine WyrtzenAnd the Lord God commanded the man, saying, You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die. Genesis 2:17-18I remember... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 20

October 20 Wide Receivers "So he departed from there and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, while he was plowing with twelve pairs of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth. And Elijah passed over to him and threw his mantle on him." I Kings 19:19 Although Im no sports enthusiast, especially football, I... Read more

Showers of Tears and Blessings – Encouragement Café – October 20

Showers of Tears and Blessings  By Dawn Mast Praise the Lord, oh my soul, and forget not all his benefits. Psalms 103:2If you need a really good place to cry, might I suggest the shower. Not MY shower, because that would be more awkward than therapeutic, but your own shower. Especially when your soul feels overwhelmed,... Read more

Overcoming the Comparison Trap – Beloved Women – October 20, 2020

Overcoming the Comparison Trap Beloved Women October 20, 2020READ: A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, but envy makes the bones rot. (Proverbs 14:30 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Social media is an extremely powerful tool to stay connected with close friends, family, and for networking. However, it can also be a dangerous comparison trap. When we... Read more

Labor and Protect – Daughters of Promise – October 19

LABOR AND PROTECTBy: Christine WyrtzenThe Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. Genesis 2:15My mother was a gentle soul with a great colorful and eccentric side. She loved the outdoors, loved gardening, and loved good dirt. When she visited us at our home in... Read more

God Loves You and Im Trying – Encouragement Café – October 19

God Loves You and Im TryingBy Linda GrayIf possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.  Romans 12:18 (ESV)I love refrigerator magnets.  My fridge is covered with them.  Some are photos reminding us of vacations and mission trips.  Others have scriptures imprinted on them.  Some hold pictures of my family members,... Read more

Queen Mother – Beloved Women – October 19, 2020

Queen Mother Beloved Women October 19, 2020READ: The man called his wifes name Eve, because she was the mother of all living. (Genesis 3:20 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: The gift of motherhood is one of the greatest and hardest jobs we have been given in life as women. One day we think we have it all under... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 19

October 19 A Love For Gods Word "If Your law had not been my delight, Then I would have perished in my affliction. I will never forget Your precepts, For by them You have revived me." Psalm 119:92-93 Every woman or man that God has used mightily upon the earth has been life-long students of... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 18

October 18 Hopeful, Redeemed Pure & Zealous "Looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purifyfor Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds. These things speak... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 17

October 17 He is for You "What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?" Romans 8:31-32 It was a... Read more

Garden Dwelling – Daughters of Promise – October 16

GARDEN DWELLINGBy: Christine WyrtzenThe tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Genesis 2:9There, in their midst, was the ultimate temptation and test of obedience. They could walk with God, the source of all knowledge, and hear things first hand, or eat of the... Read more

Esther – Encouragement Café – October 16

Esther By Carolyn Dale Newell And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish! Esther 4:16b NKJVGod is very present in the book of Esther, even though His name is never mentioned.  God gave Esther tremendous courage and patience when she needed it most. There was a... Read more

Gods Love Language – Its Powerful! – Beloved Women – October 16, 2020

Gods Love Language Beloved Women October 16, 2020READ: If you love me, you will keep my commandments. (John 14:15 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: If someone asked you, Whats the best way I can show you love today? What would you say? For me, the answer is easy. Empty the dishwasher. Fold those clothes. All those things speak love to... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 16

October 16 The Pathway to Godlessness "In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes." Judges 21:25 The nation of Israel had finally entered into the Land God had promised to Abraham. They encountered giants in the land and won their land battle by battle against... Read more

The Breathe of God – Daughters of Promise – October 15

THE BREATH OF GODBy: Christine WyrtzenThen the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. Genesis 2:11God breathes. When He does, life erupts. Adam was just a physical man, made of the dust of the ground. He was not... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 15

October 15 Fearless "In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, And his children will have refuge." Proverbs 14:26 As a little girl, I was terribly afraid of the dark. I would look under my bed several times before getting into bed and anywhere else that I thought someone could hide. I was... Read more

Till the Storm Passes By – Encouragement Café – October 15

Till the Storm Passes By By Dawn NeelyWhen He (Jesus) got into the boat, His disciples followed Him.   Then He came to the other side.  Matthew 8:23, 28 NASBetween verses 23 and 28 in the 8th chapter of Matthew, we have a great storm!  Not just a spring shower or a gentle rain, but an... Read more

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made is No Joke – Its Powerful! – Beloved Women – October 15, 2020

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made is No Joke - Its Powerful! Beloved Women October 15, 2020READ: I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. (Psalm 139:14 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: I find it comical how easily I can get derailed from the truth of this Psalm.... Read more