All Devotionals
  • OUR FAILURE

  • OUR FAILURE -   

    BY MARY WILDER TILESTON

    In Joy and Strength

    The Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you. - 1 THESSALONIANS 3:12

    IF we love God, we know what loving is,

    For love is God's, He sent it to the earth, 

    Half-human, half-divine, all glorious!--

    Half-human, half-divine, but wholly His;

    Not loving God, we know not love's true w...

    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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  • Trespassers Will Be...Forgiven?

  • Continuing this thought from my last post, I've been considering this call to "forgive us our trespasses...

    AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO TRESPASS AGAINST US," from the Lord's Prayer.

    What is a trespass anyways?

    According to Dictionary.com:

    noun

    1. Law.

    1. an unlawful act causing injury to the person, property, or rights of another, committed with force or violence, actual or implied.
    2. a wro...

    Shelley Hendrix has authored several books and study guides, including Why Can’t We Just Get Along? which was featured in CALLED Magazine’s Summer 2013 edition as a “Must Read!” She is also the founder of Church 4 Chicks,  2014 Kingdom Awards’ Ministry of the Year honoree, and co-founder of Heart Smart- Counseling, Coaching and Consulting with her husband (and BFF), Stephen D. Hendrix, LPC, CADC II. Together, the Hendrixes help individuals, couples, families and teams learn how to live a "heart smart life" in their relationships both inside and outside of the home.

    More of Shelley Hendrix: http://heartsmartlife.com/


  • Trespassers Will Be...

  • Trespassers Will Be...    

    My husband, Stephen, and I run a counseling, coaching and consulting practice in our hometown. We often teach, consult, advise, and encourage people in the area of practicing personal boundaries and learning how to respect others' boundaries as well. 

    There are so many biblical examples of setting and maintaining boundaries. Boundaries are necessary to cultivate good rel...

Shelley Hendrix has authored several books and study guides, including Why Can’t We Just Get Along? which was featured in CALLED Magazine’s Summer 2013 edition as a “Must Read!” She is also the founder of Church 4 Chicks,  2014 Kingdom Awards’ Ministry of the Year honoree, and co-founder of Heart Smart- Counseling, Coaching and Consulting with her husband (and BFF), Stephen D. Hendrix, LPC, CADC II. Together, the Hendrixes help individuals, couples, families and teams learn how to live a "heart smart life" in their relationships both inside and outside of the home.

More of Shelley Hendrix: http://heartsmartlife.com/


  • IN THE FIGHTING

  • IN THE FIGHTING 

    BY MARY WILDER TILESTON

    In Joy and Strength

    Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a people for His own possession, zealous of good works. - TITUS 2:14 (R. v.)

    LOVE only can the conquest win,

    The strength of sin subdue;

    Come, O my Saviour, cast out sin, 

    And form my soul anew.

    CHARLES WESLEY


    LIVING and victorious faith is that whereby...

    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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  • How to Not Get Sacked by a Deer

  • How to Not Get Sacked by a Deer -   

    We have a lot of deer in our Hill Country neighborhood. I often see pairs and small herds as I wander the area, and even when I’m walking on the street, I scan the woods on either side to prevent myself from getting the unpleasant surprise of getting run over by a deer that has been equally surprised by me.  One morning last week, however, I was remiss...

    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/


  • Priceless Water

  • Priceless Water -  

    Farming, as we all know, is never a nine-to-five job. There have been plenty times over the years when I’ve helped my husband check the water gates on our farm long after the sun’s gone down. By “help” I mean that I sit in the truck and shine the flashlight on Phil as he walks to the end of long boards that are suspended over snake-infested drainage ditches where ...

    Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a Jesus loving, humor-gathering author, speaker, and radio host known as The Belle of All Things Southern. Shellie believes "The whole world stops for a story." She lives in Louisiana and stacks her stories up at All Things Southern.com

    More of Shellie Rushing Tomlinson: http://www.allthingssouthern.com/


  • Can I Trust God?

  • Can I Trust God?   

    A very common question is “Can I trust God?” And I was recently reminded of the answer while driving from my country home to Little Rock. Fog filled the valleys and hovered over rivers and ponds. And when I drove up to a fog-covered bridge, I thought about my upcoming retirement.

    Is it really time to cross over to this new phase of life? There are so many questions tha...

    Mary May Larmoyeux loves anything to do with the outdoors or her growing family—just ask about her seven grandchildren. A writer for FamilyLife, she also blogs for Legacy Connection and StoryWriting Studio. She is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart. 

     

    More of Mary May Larmoyeux: http://legacyconnection.org/


  • It's Mine!

  • It's Mine!    

    This devotional was written by Leslie Snyder

     

    Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the LORD.  See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. —Hebrews 12:14

     

    If you’ve ever witnessed a group of toddlers at play, then you have experienced the “Todd...

    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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  • When God Sends the Drama

  • When God Sends the Drama -   

    Have you ever considered that some of the drama in your life could actually be God saving you from more dangerous drama somewhere down the road?

    Because God knows the entire script of your life, He can save you from what you never knew was a threat.

    I was reading Psalm 71 recently and highlighted verse 15 in particular, where the psalmist sings:

             ...

    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/


  • I wonder if we’ve been so conditioned to follow certain “rules” that we have lost our voices. If there are subtle belief systems that we’ve unwittingly subscribed to:

    ·            To speak up is draw the judgment of others

    Stating my needs makes me selfish

    Serving others to the detriment of myself is godly sacrifice

    Confrontations are to be avoided at all costs

    Those to...

    Sherri Sand is an author and speaker. Her unique perspective unlocks truths and biblical mysteries to bring hope to the hurting and peace to the stressed. She desires to lead people into a deeper relationship with God, where living as victorious overcomers becomes the norm rather than an elusive desire. To read her blog and discover more about living in spiritual wholeness and about Sherri’s novel, Leave it to Chance, visit her web site.