Devotions Archive

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Sharon Jaynes

Words Can Captivate Your Man (Or Anyone!)

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 are not married, think of a friend or family member looking at your picture and musing about the impact you’ve had on their life. What would run through their mind? Now, …

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Mary Southerland

Chosen

Today’s Truth

The LORD spoke his word to me, saying: “Before I made you in your mother’s womb, I chose you. Before you were born, I set you apart for a special work (Jeremiah 1:4-5, New Century Version).

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It had been a wonderful day. We were all tired after hiking Grandfather Mountain and stopping on the way home to picnic beside a pristine North Carolina creek. Bedtime preparation was proceeding amazingly well. All that mountain air and country cooking was a natural sedative for our two pleasantly exhausted children. I looked forward to joining my husband, Dan, …

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Sharon Jaynes

Prayer Can Change a Marriage

Today’s Truth

“I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew 17:20 NIV).

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I am always stunned when I hear someone say, “Well, I guess the only thing left to do is pray.” My goodness, I’ve even been shocked to hear the words come out of my own mouth. Prayer should never be seen as a last resort but as a first line of defense. No matter what condition …

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Friday Friend

Red Hot Romance

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,” Pam Farrel.

Today’s Truth

My love calls to me: Arise, my darling. Come away, my beautiful one (Song of Solomon 2:10, HCSV).

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We live in a relationally time starved …

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Mary Southerland

A Balanced Life, P2

Today’s Truth

She (Martha) had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying (Luke 10:39).

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A balanced life is focused on right things. Focus is always found at the feet of Jesus. Mary lived out this truth.  In fact, Mary, more than any other person in the New Testament is associated with sitting at the feet of Jesus.

What does it mean to “sit at the feet of Jesus”?  We must first stop. Now that is a novel idea for most women. Mary stopped what she was doing …

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Mary Southerland

A Balanced Life

Today’s Truth

Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need …

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Sharon Jaynes

God Can Resurrect Your Marriage From the Ashes, P2

Today’s Truth

“So I prophesied as he [God] commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet-a vast army,” (Ezekiel 37:10 NIV).

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I can hardly wait for you to read the rest of the story from yesterday. If you missed it, please go back and read it first. Here’s where we left off…Don and Jona were divorced.

Now friends, the next part of the story is what Dr. Phil did not tell you. God began working on Jona’s heart. She didn’t change because of a self-help book or a ten …

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Sharon Jaynes

God Can Resurrect Your Marriage From the Ashes, P1

Today’s Truth

“Then he [God] said to me [Ezekiel], “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD!’ This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life.  Then you will know that I am the LORD,’” (Ezekiel 37:4-6 NIV).

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It was January 7, 2005 when a group of …

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Gwen Smith

Learning to Breathe

Today’s Truth
Discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness (1 Timothy 4:7b, NASB).

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Before our first child was born, my husband and I took a series of classes to prepare us for childbirth. I vividly remember being told by my Lamaze instructor that while in labor, I would need to breathe through each contraction. She would give us instructions like: “Breathe in through your nose, out through your mouth” and “When you inhale, allow your belly to expand first, then your chest.” She told us that the way we breathe would affect the way we would experience …

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Mary Southerland

Remodeling 101

Today’s Truth

Colossians 3:13 “Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”

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I promised myself that I would never buy a house that could be described as a “fixer-upper.” I don’t like fixing things. I want everything to be fixed before I move in. But there I was — buying a town house that needed so much work even the realtor couldn’t believe my husband and I wanted to buy it. Why didn’t someone stop me? No one did, so the sale was made and …

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