All Devotionals
  • A Dip in the Creek

  • A dip in the creek -   

    “And he said: ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.’” - Matthew 18:3 (NIV)

    On a recent morning, I walked down the hilly slope to the edge of our land. A heavy rain had fallen during the night, and I wanted to see if our creek was filled again with water after running almost dry. Eve...

    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/


  • The Old Has Passed Away

  • Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. - 2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV

    Ask Yourself:

    What new thing is God wanting to do in my life?

    How can I look at things differently to see (perceive) the newness he wants to bring?

    What truth (or scripture) can I declare today to help my heart trust him for something new?

    Pray:

    Dear God, Thank you that yo...

    Jessica Wolstenholm is co-founder of Grace for Moms. After 15 years in the music and publishing industries, Jessica came home to be with her two small children. Although the transition from the corporate world to the playground has been an adjustment, she is learning every day to access the grace available to us through Christ as she navigates the full time job of motherhood. She is the co-author of The Pregnancy Companion: A Faith-Filled Guide for Your Journey to Motherhood and The Baby Companion: A Faith-Filled Guide for Your Journey Through Baby’s First Year. Jessica lives in Nolensville, TN with her husband, Dave and two miracle babies, Hope (6) and Joshua (3).

    More of Jessica Wolstenholm: www.graceformoms.com


  • See, I am doing a new thing!

  • Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV

    As soon as the calendar turned January 1, I was inundated with announcements and posts from family and friends about how they were going to change something or go after something this year. I...

    Jessica Wolstenholm is co-founder of Grace for Moms. After 15 years in the music and publishing industries, Jessica came home to be with her two small children. Although the transition from the corporate world to the playground has been an adjustment, she is learning every day to access the grace available to us through Christ as she navigates the full time job of motherhood. She is the co-author of The Pregnancy Companion: A Faith-Filled Guide for Your Journey to Motherhood and The Baby Companion: A Faith-Filled Guide for Your Journey Through Baby’s First Year. Jessica lives in Nolensville, TN with her husband, Dave and two miracle babies, Hope (6) and Joshua (3).

    More of Jessica Wolstenholm: www.graceformoms.com


  • Whom Do You Fear?

  • It occurred to me, as I was writing my book, Drama Free, that most of the drama we experience in life is a result of fearing people more than we fear God.  

    For instance, I was recently stressed out because someone was believing something about me that wasn’t true. But did I really fear what people thought more than I feared the God who had my back and could clear my name? 

    The Bible tells ...

    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/


  • Lent is Never Enough

  • Lent is never enough.

    I’m not a glutton for punishment, either. It has just become crystal clear to me that no matter how much I give up (be it ice cream or jumping to judgment) or take on (charitable projects, increased prayer time and spiritual reading), six weeks of penance will never change me enough to merit God’s unconditional love. Despite my most conscientious attempts, I still b...

    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/


  • Thoughts on a Well-Traveled Road

  • Thoughts on a Well-Traveled Road - This devotional was written by Elizabeth Cole

    …being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. —Philippians 1:6

    I loved traveling into work today. It had nothing to do with the autumn-hued trees nor the Midwest-brilliant sky, though they’re magnificent enough to bring tears to the eye...

    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/


  • CALLED TO BE SONS

  • CALLED TO BE SONS  -  

    BY MARY WILDER TILESTON

    In Joy and Strength

    Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God. - I JOHN 3:1


    DOST think thy prayers He doth not heed? 

    He knows full well what thou dost need, 

    And heaven and earth are His; 

    My Father and my God, who still 

    Is with my soul in every ill.


    HANS SACHS


    BEHOLD and see thy Lord thy God t...

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  • Hearing God’s Message for Your Life

  • Hearing God’s Message for Your Life -    

    “Now set your mind and heart to seek the Lord your God.” —1 Chronicles 22:19   

    While my car rounded the steep curve at the top of a rural Arkansas mountain, blaring rock music, emotional country songs, and the words of a talk show host interrupted one another, over and over again. Together they merged into bothersome noise that no...

    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/


  • The Shoebox

  • The Shoebox -   

    This devotional was written by Leslie Snyder    

     

    In your anger do not sin! Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold. —Ephesians 4:26-27

     

    I read a humorous story about a man and woman who had been married for more than 60 years. They had shared everything. They had talked about everything. They had kept no secrets from ...

    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/