Devotions Archive

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Gwen Smith

Let’s Run Away!

Today’s Truth

And don’t let us yield to temptation (Matthew 6:13, NLT).

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It was a windy winter day. Our three dogs needed to stretch their legs and get a bit of outside playtime, so I let them out to roam freely in our fenced-in back yard. An hour later, my husband asked me where the dogs were.

“Out back,” I replied.

“Honey, the wind blew that gate wide open and only Rocky is on the deck! How long ago did you let them out?” He asked.

“An hour ago!” I exclaimed, as feelings of unease crept into …

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Mary Southerland

Got Faith? Part 2

Today’s Truth

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see (Hebrews 11:1).

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Valleys are lined with disappointment and discouragement. Some people seem to thrive on adversity, emerging from their valley with greater strength and deeper faith. Others stumble and fall, giving in to discouragement and dropping out of the race. The difference in outcome is determined by the way we choose to handle discouragement.

We must respond to each valley with trust and faith. The word “trust” means, “to lie helpless, face down” and is the …

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Sharon Jaynes

AAA Club of Marriage

(In honor of Valentine’s Day, Sharon’s February devotions will focus on marriage.
If you are not married, these devotions will apply to you in other areas of your life. Keep reading!) 

Today’s Truth

And let the wife see that she respects and reverences her husband—that she notices him, regards him, honors him, prefers him, venerates and esteems him; and that she defers to him, praises him, and loves and admires him exceedingly (Ephesians 5:33, Amplified). 

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Are you a member of the Triple A Club of Marriage? You didn’t know there was such a thing?  Well, …

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Mary Southerland

Got Faith?

Today’s Truth

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil (Psalm 23:4, NKJV). 

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The greenest grass is always found in the valley. Shepherds and sheep are well acquainted with the fact that both mountains and valleys are an inevitable part of life.

Remember – the shepherd has to figure out a way over the mountain and through the valley. If a sheep is injured, the shepherd must carry his sheep and tend to its wounds until they are healed and the sheep is ready to return to …

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Sharon Jaynes

Praying For Your Husband From Head to Toe

(In honor of Valentine’s Day, Sharon’s February devotions will focus on marriage.
If you are not married, these devotions will apply to you in other areas of life. Keep reading!) 

Today’s Truth

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 6:12, NIV).

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Of all the roles and responsibilities that God has given wives, the position of a prayer warrior or intercessor is perhaps the greatest of all. An intercessor …

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Gwen Smith

A Fresh Brewed Faith

Today’s Truth

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint (Isaiah 40:29-31, NIV).

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Every morning I walk straight to the coffee pot and push the ON button. I’m a total coffee girl. I like a piping-hot, extra dark roast with half and half, and I struggle to function …

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Mary Southerland

The Lord is My Shepherd, Part 2

Today’s Truth

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely, goodness and love will follow me

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Sharon Jaynes

Man’s Best Friend

(In honor of Valentine’s Day, Sharon’s February devotions will focus on marriage.
If you are not married, these devotions will apply to you in other areas of your life. Keep reading!) 

Today’s Truth

The LORD God said, ‘It is not good for man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him’ (Genesis 2:18, NIV). 

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For thirteen years, our family was blessed with a golden retriever named Ginger. We gave her to our son, Steven, for Christmas when he was five-years-old, and she still holds the blue ribbon as the best present ever. …

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Mary Southerland

The Lord is My Shepherd, Part 1

Today’s Truth

Know that the Lord is God. He made us, and we belong to him; we are his people, the sheep he tends (Psalm 100:3, NCV).

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Shepherding was one of the oldest callings in Israel, even before farming. Shepherds traveled from place to place, living in tents while driving their flocks from one pasture to another. The sheep and their shepherd lived together every minute of every day. In fact, they were so intimately bound together that individual sheep, even when mixed with other flocks, could recognize the voice of their own shepherd and would come …

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Sharon Jaynes

Words Can Captivate Your Man

(In honor of Valentine’s Day, Sharon’s February devotions will focus on marriage. If you are not married, these devotions will apply to you in other areas of your life. Keep reading!)

Today’s Truth

A good wife is hard to find, and worth far more than diamonds (Proverbs 31:10, The Message).

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OK, today is a devo for our married GiGs, but you single gals are not off the hook. Words are so powerful. We can use them to build people up or tear people down, to encourage or discourage, to speak life or to speak death. If you …

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