Thoughts by Women

Easter Devotional by Gail Rodgers – Christian Article

Beth purchased the chocolate bunnies and headed to the parking lot. Company was coming and she still needed to get groceries and clean. She made a mental note to get extra eggs for the kids to color. It was Easter week. They wouldn’t likely get to church. Her mental check list went on. She knew she was too busy, but she squeezed God in where she could. I’m sure God knew how easy it would be for us to do…

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Pierced for Our Rebellion – An Easter Devotional – Christian Article

“But He was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.” Isaiah 53:5 (NIV) The Bible says, referring to Christ’s death on the cross: Jesus “was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins.” When Barb Boswell suffered through breast cancer, she felt pierced too.After her painful ordeal, God reminded her that Christ was pierced on her behalf.It was Good Friday, the day we remember the crucifixion…

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I Want to Know Him – Christian Article

“I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him” Philippians 3:10 I have been thinking about Jerry McGrath. He was a marvelous singer and performed at many of our staff conferences. He had been in the secular entertainment industry when he was struck down with leukemia and was longer able to sing. He yielded his life to the Lord, and the Lord touched and healed him. After…

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This is My Body – Easter Devotional by Idelette McVicker – Christian Article

“This is my body, given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” Luke 22:19 (NIV) I remember waking up in a narrow twin bed. I was at a women’s retreat: two nights away from home, with time to spend with God in the company of other women. It was still early. I reached for my Bible and opened it to Luke chapter 22. I heard the women in the hallways, getting ready for the day. There was cheerful chatter…

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Inner Peace | Thoughts about God Devotional by Gail Rodgers – Christian Article

“You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is focused on you because He trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3 We all need two kinds of peace in our lives. We need inner peace, and we also need outer peace with others. God addresses both. He tells us what to do to find both. Inner peace begins with a relationship with God, and it continues as we focus on His strength and allow Him to fill us. We can exchange…

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Peace I Leave With You – Christian Article

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” (John 14:27). Does life sometimes seem overwhelming? You’ve received a troubling report from the doctor. One of your children is in crisis. You wonder how you will pay your bills. Then there’s a car accident. It seem like trouble comes in bunches. The disciples found themselves in a…

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God’s Sufficiency Exceeds our Needs – Christian Article

For every need, there is a name of God that meets the need.  Our lack is perfectly engineered to magnify His perfect sufficiency.  The great I AM stands ready with His supply from His eternal riches.  His infinite supply magnifies in bold relief our complete dependence on Him. It is not I, but Christ.  Celebrate how he reveals himself to you this week in his names. When we need a hug, Abba-Father takes us in His arms to love us…

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Yielded Heart | Devotional by Kathy Cheek – Christian Article

Why is it so hard to surrender and yield to a high and Holy God, who is our Abba Father? Yield:To relinquish control to someone or something;To give something up to someone else;The opposite of being in control or in charge. Yes, it’s a hard thing to do; but when it’s done, surrender yields a sweet reward of intimacy with the Lord. The relationship between Father and child becomes knit together in strength, trust, and love. That’s when we learn…

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Who Can I Rely On? – Christian Article

“Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”  Psalm 37:3-4 People make promises but sometimes they don’t or can’t deliver. This teaches us not to trust others. Unkept promises can happen because of unforeseen circumstances or a weakness in character. God makes promises, too. Except that with him, his words accomplish what he sets out to do. Let…

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Seeing God’s Fingerprints | Devotional by Sylvia Gunter – Christian Article

Listen with your spirit to God’s Word. Psalm 66:5 “Come and see what God has done, how awesome his works in man’s behalf!” Beloved one, I bless you with seeing your Father’s fingerprints on your life. I bless you with your Father planting reminders of himself and his majesty everywhere around you. I bless you with appreciating that the heavens declare the glory of God and everything around you proclaims the work of his hands. I bless you with remembering…

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The Curmudgeon | by Vonette Bright – Christian Article

“But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,” Matthew 5:44 When Stephanie Whitson was a young mother, she lived across the street from a very grumpy old man.In fact, no one in the neighborhood liked him.When his wife passed away, Stephanie began getting nudges from God.You know, the “still small voice” which points you to a God-given opportunity. So with much fear and trembling, Stephanie placed a rose and bud vase on the man’s…

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The Lord Never Changes! | by Katherine Kehler – Christian Article

“I the LORD do not change.” Malachi 3:6 Recently we decided to downsize and reluctantly listed our property on the real estate market. So for the past month we have been sorting through everything: cupboards, closets, shelves, drawers, storage rooms, the garage and barns. Sorting through forty-seven years of stuff and many, many precious memories. Everything has changed -except God. •    Our children have grown and left home. They all have their own wonderful families  now.•    Our home address has…

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Praying the Beatitudes | Devotional by Sylvia Gunter – Christian Article

The Beatitudes are the radical new order of blessedness initiated by the new covenant signed in the blood of Jesus. They are not the Scriptural equivalent of your mama’s admonition to “be sweet.” They outline the new way of the kingdom that Jesus said we should seek above all else (Matthew 6:33). It is a tall order to be like Jesus, like His dependence, His compassion, His humility, His longing for the Father’s glory. The Beatitudes are conditional promises of…

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The Anxiety That Consumes | Devotional by Caran Jantzen – Christian Article

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 In September 2014, I got the formal diagnosis I had been expecting: General Anxiety Disorder. Until then, I thought something was simply wrong with me. I felt ashamed of these feelings; I tried to keep them hidden inside.…

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I Don’t Deserve It | Devotional by Gail Rodgers – Christian Article

A tear glistened in the corner of her eye. She had never been told God’s love was for her personally. Oh how she wanted to believe God loved her. But she felt she had no right to ask Him anything. She had never acknowledged Him before. And life had been hard. Choices of others and her own choices had left deep pain and scars on her heart. Oh, very few knew and she held it all together in an amazing…

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Letting Go, Even When it Hurts – Christian Article

It was our yearly retreat and I had paid for an apartment where my family would lodge. I felt very disappointed when the lady in charge allocated a poor apartment to me, plus she was rude and reluctant to change it. In front of a few persons seated, I had made a big deal out of the entire issue, maybe because I had expected fairer treatment. We settled it eventually. However, there were checks here and there in my spirit.…

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