All Devotionals
  • Nurse Trees

  • Nurse Trees -  

    My backyard, I’ve discovered, is filled with nurses. Not the human kind, but the tree type of nurse: sturdy, fast-growing trees that shelter a host of baby trees growing up beneath their protective branches. In our case, the nurse trees are the brushy ashe junipers that cover our property. Their tangled lower limbs form a strong barrier to any creature – primarily deer –...

    Jan Dunlap is the author of the new suspense novel Heaven’s Gate: Archangels Book I, the bestselling memoir Saved by Gracie: How a Rough-and-tumble Rescue Dog Dragged Me Back to Health, Happiness and God (Authentic Publishing) and the acclaimed Birder Murder Mystery series (North Star Press, Inc.). She holds MA degrees in Theology and English Studies and lives in the Hill Country of Texas where she spends every clear night marveling at the stars and the brilliance of God’s creation. She is a frequent contributor to FaithHappenings.com and welcomes visitors at www.jandunlap.com and on Facebook at her two author pages BirderMurderMama and Archangels.

    More of Jan Dunlap: http://www.jandunlap.com/


  • I Don’t Do Drama!

  • I Don’t Do Drama!  


    If you’re like me, you’ve often said – or thought – I don’t do drama. 

    Yet, as much as you and I would like to shut the chaos, confusion, and cattiness out of our lives and convince ourselves we don’t do drama, it has a way of creeping into our lives anyway. 


    Drama happens when unexpected circumstances hit and we are unprepared to handle them. And drama happens wh...

    Cindi McMenamin is a national speaker and author who helps women and couples strengthen their relationship with God and others. She is the author of 15 books including her newest, Drama Free: Finding Peace When Emotions Overwhelm You

    More of Cindi McMenamin : http://www.strengthforthesoul.com/


  • THE DISCIPLINE OF FAITH

  • THE DISCIPLINE OF FAITH -  

    BY MRS. CHARLES COWMAN

    In Streams in the Desert

    "All things are possible to him that believeth." - Mark 9:23

    The "all things" do not always come simply for the asking, for the reason that God is ever seeking to teach us the way of faith, and in our training in the faith life there must be room for the trial of faith, the discipline of faith, the patience of faith, the courage...

    Devotions.org, a division of Back to Bible has a daily source of devotions to keep you in touch with God and His word, written by some of today's top authors and Bible teachers. Browse the variety of resources completely on their website. 

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  • If I Really Wanted to Make a Difference

  • If I Really Wanted to Make a Difference -   

    This devotional was written by Leslie Snyder

     

    Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. —James 1: 22

     

    A small book sits on an end table in our house entitled If I Really Wanted to Make a Difference… Each page finishes the sentence with ideas like, “I would say I’m sorry,” or “I would read to a child...

    This devotional originally appeared in “HomeWord with Jim Burns” on Crosswalk’s Family Devotional section. For more information about HomeWord with Jim Burns devotionals, please visit us online.

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  • SING PRAISE TO THE LORD!

  • SING PRAISE TO THE LORD!   

    BY MRS. CHARLES COWMAN

    In Streams in the Desert

    "When they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushments...and they were smitten." - 2 Chronicles 20:22

    Oh, that we could reason less about our troubles, and sing and praise more! There are thousands of things that we wear as shackles which we might use as instruments with music in them, if we only knew how.

    Those men tha...

    Devotions.org, a division of Back to Bible has a daily source of devotions to keep you in touch with God and His word, written by some of today's top authors and Bible teachers. Browse the variety of resources completely on their website. 

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  • O Happy Ruins! And, Why I'm Going to Quit Complaining

  • O Happy Ruins! And, Why I'm Going to Quit Complaining

    I am back from the ruins, back from tromping through dead cities and temples scattered across Turkey, Greece and Rome. Back from following the sandal prints of the Apostle Paul and his Middle East journeys.  The trip has been fruitful in so many ways.  For one thing, I managed to NOT be the for-real woman who asked the tour guide, after touring...

    Leslie Leyland Fields is the author of 10 books, including her most recent Crossing the Waters: Following Jesus through the Storms, the Fish, the Doubt and the Seas, which won Christianity Today's 2017 Book of the Year in Christian Living. She lives on Kodiak Island, Alaska with her family and her yorkie Sophie who thinks she's a sled dog. 

    More of Leslie Leyland Fields: http://www.leslieleylandfields.com


  • COSTLY GLORY

  • COSTLY GLORY 

    In Streams in the Desert

    "I even reckon all things as pure loss because of the priceless privilege of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord." - Phil. 3:8; Weymouth

    Shining is always costly. Light comes only at the cost of that which produces it. An unlit candle does no shining. Burning must come before shining. We cannot be of great use to others without cost to ourselves. ...

Devotions.org, a division of Back to Bible has a daily source of devotions to keep you in touch with God and His word, written by some of today's top authors and Bible teachers. Browse the variety of resources completely on their website. 

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  • Jury Duty

  • Jury Duty -   

    This devotional was written by Kelly McFadden   

     

    Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but a...

    This devotional originally appeared in “HomeWord with Jim Burns” on Crosswalk’s Family Devotional section. For more information about HomeWord with Jim Burns devotionals, please visit us online.

    More of HomeWord with Jim Burns: http://www.crosswalk.com/devotionals/homeword/


  • Simple Stargazing

  • I love to star-gaze, so I bought a telescope to give me a better look into the night sky. In particular, I wanted to see the Seven Sisters – the Pleiades star cluster. Whenever I tried to see them with my eyes alone, they blurred together, so I opted to buy a telescope that would give me higher resolution. The down side was assembling and aligning the telescope; it was almost as confusing ...

    Jan Dunlap is the author of the new suspense novel Heaven’s Gate: Archangels Book I, the bestselling memoir Saved by Gracie: How a Rough-and-tumble Rescue Dog Dragged Me Back to Health, Happiness and God (Authentic Publishing) and the acclaimed Birder Murder Mystery series (North Star Press, Inc.). She holds MA degrees in Theology and English Studies and lives in the Hill Country of Texas where she spends every clear night marveling at the stars and the brilliance of God’s creation. She is a frequent contributor to FaithHappenings.com and welcomes visitors at www.jandunlap.com and on Facebook at her two author pages BirderMurderMama and Archangels.

    More of Jan Dunlap: http://www.jandunlap.com/


  • Return Good to Evil

  • Grace has had to navigate some difficult friendship issues this year. She was so befuddled! Her heart just couldn’t comprehend why friends would act so cruelly. Why weren’t they all just playing together having fun?!

    This issue gave us opportunities for good, hard conversations about friendship. In those conversations we focused on the ultimate True Friend: Jesus. In the midst of it all Grace c...

    Monica is her husband’s adoring wife, her little girl’s “Mama,” a crazy dog lover, and everyday falling more deeply in love with the Lord! In September of 2008 the Gills were blessed with a fifth tiny addition to the family (this time a baby instead of a puppy!) Grace is an ever-present wonder and a constant source of joy. Monica has been an active Bible teacher, writer and speaker for women's ministry and youth for twenty years. She loves to combat every challenge of life with this truth: Jesus is the answer! Jesus is always the answer!

     You can find Monica at www.lifewithgrace.net or contact her at monica@lifewithgrace.net

    More of Monica Gill: www.lifewithgrace.net