May 26, 2020

Newness of Hope | Women’s Devotion

Newness of Hope With this time of keeping inside our homes, I’ve found myself in my backyard earlier in the year than usual.  This has afforded me the privilege of watching the ground around me awaken…bringing forth new life…and covering up the once barren ground with fruitfulness.  As I was removing the fallen leaves and remainders of last season’s plants in one of my beds, I discovered tiny, green sprouts of ground cover poking through the soil, and I heard the Lord clearly say to me, “Even though you feel that your world is holding its breath and in a […]
May 23, 2020

Family Time May 24-30

Family Time May 24-30   Psalm a Day   The Book of Psalms is a collection of poems, hymns, and prayers. Praise and encouragement draw us closer to God. If we find ourselves in a good or a hard place our first response needs to be turning to God. We turn to Him for thanksgiving and we turn to Him for help. Day 1- Psalm 5:11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Make a list of at least 5 things that you have to be glad about today. Day 2- […]
May 17, 2020

Women of Worth | Women’s Devotion

  Women of Worth My husband and I recently finished a chronological study of the Gospels. It was an eye-opening thing for me as we walked through them, verse by verse. I began to see more clearly a strong sense of compassion in Jesus as he interacted with people and I was particularly drawn to the women He encountered during his short time of ministry. I now have a new appreciation for how intentional Jesus was in every recorded event, especially those involving women.   Understanding the status of women in Jewish culture of the 1st Century is key to […]
May 16, 2020

Family Time May 17-23

Family Time May 17-23   Children of God   We were all created by God but this doesn’t mean we are all children of God. Children of God have a relationship with their Father. The only way to become a child of God is to receive Jesus, who is the way the truth and the life. The only way to God is through Jesus. John 14:6   The matter of Identity Day 1- Watch this video Day 2- Am I what I do? 1 Corinthians 1:30 It is because of Jesus that we are who we are, not because […]
May 9, 2020

Family Time May 10-16

Family Time   “Do the Right Thing” We always have the opportunity to do the right thing. The book of Jonah is a great example of how God gave His sons and daughters grace and never gave up on them. This week we will read about how God went to great lengths to send Jonah to Nineveh, because He loved them all. Day 1- Be a blessing to your mom today. Take some time as a family to tell your mom what you appreciate about her. Give mom the day off. Pick a day this week that you do one […]
May 6, 2020

What is your Egypt? | Women’s Devotion

What is your Egypt? -Erica Banta   I opened my Bible app this morning to continue my daily chronological reading of the Bible; which until yesterday, I had been on somewhat of a hiatus from for a while, to Isaiah. I love how God’s timing is always perfect. I began reading in Chapter 31.  Verse one opens with, “Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help…”    And I heard clearly in my spirit, “What is your Egypt?”   And then I was flooded with everything I know about Egypt in scripture. Egypt was a refuge in time […]
May 6, 2020

Women’s Devotions

Faith, Hope, and Love -Michelle Tonkin   “Until then, there are three things that remain: faith, hope, and love—yet love surpasses them all. So above all else, let love be the beautiful prize for which you run.” 1 Corinthians 13:13 (TPT – Passion Translation)          I sat down to listen to what the LORD wanted to say to you, and you want to know what I heard?! …(crickets)… I didn’t hear anything. Have you experienced this? Now instead of getting huffy puffy, I decided I’ll just find another time (trust). Again…I sat down…and I finally heard one word… HOPE. Literally, […]
May 2, 2020

Family Time May 3-9

Family Time May 3-9   Feelings   Our focus determines our thoughts which determines our feelings. – Pastor Jason This week we are going to really think about what we spend most of our time thinking about. “Since we have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. “Colossians 3:1-2   Day 1- Did you know God wants you to tell Him how you feel? Is this because He doesn’t already know? No. We know that God knows […]
April 25, 2020

Family Time April 26-May 2

Family Time April 26-May 1 Pen A Promise This week we will take a promise from the word and write it down each day. Writing the word helps it sink into our soul. Your voice is the voice you listen to and believe the most. Our words frame the world we live in. “Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his life from trouble.” Proverbs 21:23 Day 1- Isaiah 40:29 Pray- We ask for strength today over weariness. Thank You God that you have already provided what we need. Day 2- James 1:5 Pray- God, give us wisdom today. Thank […]
April 16, 2020

Family Time April 19-25

  Family Time We all know that we are living in an unprecedented time. This generation is growing up in circumstances that we as parents never had to deal with when we were young. As a mom and dad let’s try to view this through the eyes, minds and hearts of the children. We prophetically speak that this generation will grow up stronger, braver, more full of faith and resilience than any generation before them. They have what it takes and they will overcome faster than the generations before them. A DANGEROUS GENERATION   Day 1- Jehoshaphat teaches us […]
April 16, 2020

The Blessing

    The Blessing When I was praying for you this afternoon, the Lord brought me to this beautiful song released on March 6th – before our world became the isolated walls of our own homes. I saw Him speaking these words over each and every one of you…reaching His hand out and releasing that Blessing upon you, individually. As the music continued and began to crescendo, I saw some of you come forward to the altar and kneel…and He took your face in His hands as He continued to speak favor over you… Some came and bowed low before […]
April 15, 2020

Psalm 139 Day 6

    PRECIOUS   Psalm 139:14-16 14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.[a] Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.   When I read those verses, I am reminded of how each one of us has been divinely appointed to this earth for “such […]