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Mary Southerland

I Feel Your Pain

Today’s Truth

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God (2 Corinthians 1:3-4, NIV).

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It was Easter Sunday, and I was sitting in the sanctuary waiting for the worship service to begin. Anticipating a large crowd, I arrived early to drop Jered off in the nursery, one of his favorite places to go since every nursery worker doted …

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Sharon Jaynes

Changing the World Through Prayer

Today’s Truth

The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective (James 5:16b, TNIV).

Friend to Friend

G. Campbell Morgan tells a story about the power of one woman’s prayers to stir a revival in her home church.

“There are saints of God who for long, long years have been shut off from all the activities of the Church, and even from the worship of the sanctuary, but who, nevertheless, have continued to labor together in prayer with the whole fellowship of the saints. There comes to me the thought of one woman who, to my knowledge, since 1872 …

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Mary Southerland

Hope For Tomorrow

Today’s Truth

God did not give us a spirit that makes us afraid but a spirit of power and love and self-control (2 Timothy 1:7). 

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A cloud of terror hung over the Valley of Elah as snarling threats and vile promises spewed from his mouth. The intimidator strutted along grassy slopes, swinging an enormous club, his mammoth, ironclad feet pawing the ground like an irate bull, ready to attack.

The huge, ugly monster was Goliath, a nine-foot giant who was the pride of Philistia.

Goliath wore massive armor; a bronze coat weighing 200 pounds, a solid …

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Sharon Jaynes

Struggling Together in Prayer

Today’s Truth

I urge you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me (Romans 15:30). 

Friend to Friend

I am so glad that God gave us girlfriends who will struggle with us in prayer.  Paul wasn’t a Girlfriend in God, but he certainly understood the power of our words to God in prayer.

He wrote: “I urge you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me” …

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Mary Southerland

Fogged In?

Today’s Truth

So we do not look at what we can see right now, the troubles all around us, but we look forward to the joys in heaven which we have not yet seen. The troubles will soon be over, but the joys to come will last forever (II Corinthians 4:18).

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In an effort to escape the brutal summer heat of South Florida, our family headed to the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. We splashed in the icy mountain streams until our hands and feet were almost numb from the cold and spent as much time outside …

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Friday Friend

Are You Bear-ly Thankful?

We hope you are enjoying the Girlfriends in God daily devotions.  We (Mary, Sharon, and Gwen) would like to introduce you to some of our special friends.  From time-to-time, the Friday devotions will be written by one of our friends in ministry.  We call them our “Friday Friends.”  So grab your Bible and a fresh cup of coffee and drink in the words from our “Friday Friend”, Bobi Ann Allen.

Today’s Truth

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe (Hebrews 12:28).

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Mary Southerland

Merry Christmas!

Today’s Truth

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son (NIV, John 3:16).

Friend to Friend

It was Christmas Eve and the family was preparing to attend the church service. Everyone was going, everyone except Dad. He was an honest man, a good man, but he simply could neither understand nor accept the seemingly complex story of the baby in a manger born to save the world. It was just too far-fetched for the human mind to conceive.

How could God allow His Son to give up Heaven for Earth?

Why would Jesus want …

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Gwen Smith

Let’s Adore Him!

Today’s Truth

On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh (Matthew 2:11, NIV)

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O come, all ye faithful,

Come everyone!  Come sinners!  Come saints!

Come if you’re tired, hungry, lonely, or faint!

 “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.  He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can …

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Sharon Jaynes

Even Mary Needed a Friend

Today’s Truth

Yes, I see it all now: I’m the Lord’s maid, ready to serve. Let it be with me just as you say (Luke 1:38, The Message).

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Has God ever asked you to do something that seemed illogical in your pretty head? Has He ever called you to a task that seemed nigh to impossible? Can you imagine how Mary, the mother of Jesus, must have felt when Gabriel gave her the news of her impending pregnancy?

This heavenly decision caused an earthly dilemma. An unwed pregnancy could lead to her parents disowning her, her fiancée …

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Gwen Smith

Held by Hope

Today’s Truth

But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. (Luke 2:19, NIV)

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Have you ever wanted to travel back in time to be an eyewitness of the celestial celebration that took place in Bethlehem the night that Jesus was born?  Now, I’m a bit fussy about fashion, but I’d even consider donning shepherd garb and hanging out with a few sheep for that opportunity! To see angels fill the sky, to hear the voice of God through the cries of a baby. To catch a glimpse of the brilliant Star of …

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