• Are you using the right umbrella for protection - title image for kjv devotional for women
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    Are You Using the Right Umbrella for Protection?

    The word “umbrella” comes from the Latin root word, “umbra,” which means to shade or shadow. Ancient umbrellas were originally used to shade and protect you from the sun. From what I understand, the Chinese were the first to get creative and coat their paper parasols with lacquer and wax to make them waterproof. Whatever the facts may be, I am THANKFUL for the simple invention of an umbrella every time it rains! My umbrella has protected me from getting soaked on numerous occasions.  Unfortunately, my umbrella has also failed me a few times… On a couple of occasions, I left my umbrella at home even though I could plainly see…

  • devotional: How much do you love the Lord
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    How Much Do You Love the Lord?

    Today’s Bible passage is Mark 12:30 (kjv) which says, “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.” The question I wanted to present to you today is… How Much Do You Love the Lord? Is it enough that you’ve spoken to Him in prayer today? Is it enough that you craved His Word by reading your Bible today? Is it enough that you have included Him this week in all your decisions? Is it enough that you thank and praise Him continually? Is it enough that…

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    Hit Delete on Negative Thoughts

    *Updated 7/24/18 – Originally posted Aug 25, 2013 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:8 KJV Philippians 4:8 is one of my favorite verses… it tells us exactly what we should “THINK” about. Think about things that are… – True – Honest – Just – Pure – Lovely – Good Report Everything else that does NOT fit into these categories needs to be “DELETED“ from our minds.  (Yes, just like you clean up your phone…

  • 3 Siimple Ways You Can Offer Praises to God
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    3 Simple Ways You Can Offer Praises to God

    Admit it!  You really like to hear praise after you do something for someone else.  It may not be your motive for helping, but it’s nice to know they are grateful and thankful for your help. It seems that it’s in our human nature to crave praise.  Because God has made us in His image (Genesis 1:27), I can imagine how very pleasing it is for God to hear our praises given to Him. Here’s 3 simple ways you can offer praises to God: 1.  Share your own testimony of what God has done for you. Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing…

  • It's time to have the courage of Esther the Queen
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    Wake Up! It’s Time to Have the Courage of Esther the Queen

    NOTE: I first wrote this post October 14, 2015. I find it more fitting than ever and a good time to repeat it’s prompting to be read. Do not live in a fairy tale bubble… It’s time to wake up! In fairy tales it seems that the heroes never die…they miraculously conquer whatever misfortune they may face. In such fairy tales… Cinderella escapes her cruel Stepmother and marries the Prince to go live in the Palace. Today there are many heroes of faith who do not live the fairy tale life. Many have sacrificed their lives because they would not reject the name of Christ. These are REAL HEROES who…