All Devotionals
  • STRENGTH FOR THE WEARY HEART

  • STRENGTH FOR THE WEARY HEART 

    BY MARY WILDER TILESTON


    Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord. - PSALMS 31:24

    Lord, all my desire is before Thee. - PSALMS 39:9


    THINK not again the wells of Life to fill,

    By any conscious act of your own will;

    Retire within the silence of your soul,

    And let God's Spirit enter, and control.

    The springs of feeling which you though...

    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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  • Stargazing

  • Stargazing -  

    Waking up with a cough in the wee hours of the morning is actually good for something, I discovered this past weekend.

    It’s a perfect time to stargaze.

    So this past Saturday morning, around 3 am, I pulled on a robe and my slippers and went out our back door to stand in the yard and look up. It helped a lot that it was still around 60 degrees (we’ve had a warm November here ...

    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/


  • Laughter

  • Laughter -  

    This devotional was written by Leslie Snyder

     

    There is a time to weep and a time to laugh. — Ecclesiastes 3:3a

     

    One of our family’s favorite songs is from the musical, Mary Poppins. “I Love to Laugh” is sprinkled with laughter and often begins a contagious wave of the giggles. The lyrics give a bit of insight into this silly gift of laughter:

     

    When things strike me as fu...

    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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  • LISTENING FOR GOD'S VOICE

  • LISTENING FOR GOD'S VOICE 

    BY MARY WILDER TILESTON


    I will hear what God the Lord will speak; for He will speak peace unto His people. - Psalms 85:8


    Now, O my God,

    My comfort, portion, rest!

    Thou, none but Thou, shalt reign within my breast.

    Call me to Thee! call me Thyself--oh, speak,

    And bind my heart to Thee, whom most I seek! 

    GERHARD TERSTEEGEN


    JUST as in prayer it is not we who momentarily catch His...




    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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  • The Lamp

  • I need a new bedside lamp. My old one no longer works, and I’m tired of stumbling around the bed to find my way in the dark. I’ve even been dreaming about lamp-shopping for the last two nights. Then, today, in my devotional reading, guess which Psalm verse was included?

    Psalm 18:28: For You light my lamp/The Lord my God illumines my darkness.

    Okay then. I already knew that God has a great ...

    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/


  • ROOTED IN THE ROCK OF GOD

  • ROOTED IN THE ROCK OF GOD -  

    BY MARY WILDER TILESTON

    As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about His people from henceforth even forever. - PSALMS 125:2


    HOPE it may be the happiest year of your life, as I think each succeeding year of everybody's life should be, if only everybody were wise enough to see things as they are; for it is certain that there really exists, laid...

    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. 

    More of Devotions.Org: http://www.backtothebible.org/devotions


  • That's a Good Question

  • That's a Good Question -  

    This devotional was written by Leslie Snyder

     

    Look on me and answer, O Lord my God. —Psalm 13:3

     

    Some questions beg an answer. Consider the following:

     

    Why do banks charge a fee on "insufficient funds" when they know there is not enough money in your account?

     

    How do you know the light really turns off when you shut the refrigerator door?

     

    What exactly is Spam?

     ...

    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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  • A Beautiful Benediction

  • A Beautiful Benediction

    Treasured friend,
    I was in the process of preparing for a worship service we'll be leading later in the week. The topic in our current series is suffering as Christians. I was reading in 1 Peter on my WordSearch Bible software.
    To close the service, I was looking for the benediction Peter gave. So, I picked up my leather-bound NLT--which is actually the one I'd given my dad year...

Julie-Allyson Ieron has the creative mind of a writer, the heart of a caregiver, the tenacity of a journalist, the others-centeredness of a businesswoman. She has published 35 books. Her newest are The GOD Interviews: Questions You Would Ask; Answers God Gives and: Gentle Hugs for Grieving Hearts

More of Julie-Allyson Ieron: www.joymediaservices.com/


  • The Crossroads of Opinion and Advice - Part 3 of 3

  • We are now to the crossroads of opinion and advice And this, my friend, is where it gets interesting.

     

    When my opinions are birthed in the wisdom of decades of living and from a Godly perspective, then perhaps it would behoove you to at least listen to my advice.

    My opinion is that you will never be the person who you were created to be without developing a vibrant relationship with the Cr...

    Carol is an author and popular speaker at women's conferences and retreats, where she teaches the Word of God with great joy and enthusiasm. She hosts a daily radio program called, "Defiant Joy Radio", has written 5 books - "The Rooms of a Woman's Heart", "Defiant Joy!", "Holy Estrogen!",  "No More Ordinary!" (which hit several of Amazon's best seller lists), and her most recent, “Refined … Finding Joy In the Fires of Life!”. She has also written several devotionals for the popular Bible app, YouVersion.  She is the mom of 5 grown children, Marmee to 6 grandchildren and is married to her college sweetheart.

    More of Carol McLeod: http://www.justjoyministries.com/


  • The Crossroads of Opinion and Advice - Part 2 of 3

  • Continued from yesterday...

    Let me explain this juncture in our journey that began at opinion and is traveling toward advice ….

    I believe it is important to hold a baby.  I don’t believe that you spoil a baby by being lavish and generous with physical touch.  I don’t believe that “love” spoils a baby.  I strongly believe in holding, rocking, singing and enjoying the baby years. ...

    Carol is an author and popular speaker at women's conferences and retreats, where she teaches the Word of God with great joy and enthusiasm. She hosts a daily radio program called, "Defiant Joy Radio", has written 5 books - "The Rooms of a Woman's Heart", "Defiant Joy!", "Holy Estrogen!",  "No More Ordinary!" (which hit several of Amazon's best seller lists), and her most recent, “Refined … Finding Joy In the Fires of Life!”. She has also written several devotionals for the popular Bible app, YouVersion.  She is the mom of 5 grown children, Marmee to 6 grandchildren and is married to her college sweetheart.

    More of Carol McLeod: http://www.justjoyministries.com/