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Stop Doubting Your Worth – Girlfriends in God – October 19, 2020

October 19, 2020Stop Doubting Your WorthGwen SmithTodays Truth "Dont be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows (Luke 12:7).Friend to FriendIts common for us to doubt our value and significance. Yet, in Psalm 144 David is struck by the mind-blowing reality that the God of all creation, the One who bids billions of stars to shine... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 19, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh. And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as, this is, a man in whom the spirit of... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 18, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And Josephs master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the kings prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.Genesis 39: 20King James VersionEXPLORATIONWhen Youre in the Dumps or Dungeon Joseph Does Time in the SlammerGod did not say, Thou shalt not be tempted, thou... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 17, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement: And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth, That she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in... Read more

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

Transformation Garden – October 16, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And it came to pass after these things, that his masters wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.Genesis 39: 7King James VersionEXPLORATIONProsperity and Passion How to Get AheadWealth means power: the power to subdue, to crush, to exploit, the power to enslave, to outrage, to degrade.Emma... 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

Transformation Garden – October 15, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:Now Israel (Jacob) loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.Genesis 37: 3King James VersionEXPLORATIONFavoritism in Overdrive The Price of a Brother No family can hang out the sign, Nothing the matter here.Chinese ProverbIs there... Read more

A Plague of Play-Doh – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of October 15

A Plague of Play-DohExodus 8Additional Scripture Readings:Psalms 136Jeremiah 31:3-4It holds the place mats in crooked positions on the kitchen table. Walking from the table to the sink, it crunches underfoot on the linoleum. As we make our way across the family room, crumbs of red, green and blue smush into the carpet. Play-Doh.How many times... 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

Transformation Garden – October 14, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And he (Judah) turned unto her (Tamar) by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee; (for he knew not that she was his daughter-in-law.)Genesis 38: 16King James VersionEXPLORATIONLooks Can Be DeceivingSelfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking... 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

Transformation Garden – October 13, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And she (Tamar) put her widows garments off from her, and covered her with a vail, and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place, which is by the way to Timnath; for she (Tamar) saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given unto him to wife.  When... 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

Transformation Garden – October 12, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar.  And Er, Judahs firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the Lord; and the Lord slew him.Genesis 38: 6,7King James VersionEXPLORATIONA Compassionate God A Dad Who Never forgets His GirlsMan may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 11, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had  hard labour.And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she (Rachel) called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin.... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 10, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:But Deborah Rebekahs nurse died, and she was buried beneath Bethel under an oak: and the name of it was called Allonbachuth.Genesis 35: 8King James VersionEXPLORATIONA Comforting God The Ties That BindNo affliction nor temptation, no guilt nor power of sin, no wounded spirit nor terrified conscience, should induce us to... 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

Transformation Garden – October 9, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make me stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I being few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and... 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

F-I-G-H-T! – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of October 8

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Transformation Garden – October 8, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully.Genesis 34: 13King James VersionEXPLORATIONDeceit Spells DisasterNothing is so easy as to deceive oneself; for what we wish, we readily believe.DemosthenesWhat consequences have I seen in my life as a result of someone trying to deceive another person?Sir, dont... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 7, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.   And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.   And Shechem... 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

Transformation Garden – October 6, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.Genesis 34:1King James VersionEXPLORATIONDinah: The Daughter Who DisobeyedOur actions disclose what goes on within us, just as fruit makes known a tree otherwise unknown to us.ThalassiosWhich actions in my life have... Read more

P-Raise – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of October 6

P-RaiseHe leads forth the prisoners with singing.Psalm 68:6About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.  Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everybodys chains came loose.Acts... 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