Category Archives: Devotions for Women

Disappointment and hope

Once, when I failed to get a promised promotion, I was crushed by disappointment.  I felt as if something precious had been snatched out of my hands. While struggling with my negative feelings I eventually saw that I had not … Continue reading

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Would you erase the years?

Reading the Sunday paper one morning, I turned a page to a large advertisement with the amazing headline “Erases Ten Years in Ten Minutes!”  I think it was an attempt to sell a wrinkle remover,  not the sort of thing … Continue reading

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Debts vs Trespasses

Some denominations say the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13, Luke 11:4) with the phrase, “forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors,” while others say, “forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” This is a … Continue reading

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The Great Adventure

While washing my face this morning I couldn’t help noticing the changes the years and gravity have made in my appearance. For just a moment, I felt as if I had let myself down by showing my age. It’s too bad … Continue reading

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What’s a Mother to Do?

In many countries and cultures a special day is set aside to honor mothers and recognize the hard work and heavy responsibility mothers share as they bring forth, nurture, and mold new citizens. To the woman he said, “I will … Continue reading

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What’s Your Sign?

Signs are wonderful things. They can convey all sorts of important information to anyone who can interpret the message. When driving in Italy for the first time, traffic signs that were meaningful to the locals were unclear to me. It … Continue reading

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Why fill our eyes with worthless things?

Psalm 119:37 “turn my eyes from looking at worthless things… “ A few mornings ago, I was listening to Christian radio and happened to hear a message from Joni and Friends. Joni is a mature woman who was paralyzed in … Continue reading

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Looking toward Easter…Now It’s Personal

“For God so loved the world…” John 3:16 This familiar quotation helps us to understand the nature of God as the words underscore the value to the Shepherd of all of His sheep. In Luke 15 we are told that … Continue reading

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Feelings are…Stupid!

One day I was chatting with two friends about our lives. As with most women in the prime of life, we have all survived rough patches. While commiserating on how memories of events long past, even those we think we … Continue reading

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Unhappiness is a Choice, too.

Do you sometimes hear yourself complaining, just to contribute to the conversation? I have to admit I’ve sometimes been sucked into the, “You think you’ve got it bad? Well, listen to this!” competition and wondered afterward when it became a … Continue reading

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