• When Love Hurts
    November 8, 2018-Princess Problems

    Today’s Truth Do everything without grumbling or arguing. (Philippians 2:14) Friend to Friend My friend Ellen is a preschool teacher who regularly contends with entitled toddlers and privileged preschoolers who know how to major on some minors and...

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  • When Love Hurts
    November 1, 2018-How Reckless Is Your Love?

    Today’s Truth There is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents. (Luke 15:10) Friend to Friend You would think she had just won the lottery the way she was screaming...

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  • When Love Hurts
    October 8, 2018-Light of the What?

    Today’s Truth You are the light of the world. (Matthew 5:14) Friend to Friend The hike up the mountain was a tough one. Flimsy patches of shade dangled from the trees but they were no match for...

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  • When Love Hurts
    October 4, 2018-Beautifully Complicated You

    Today’s Truth But now, O LORD, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You are our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand. (Isaiah 64:8, NIV) Friend to Friend My son...

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  • When Love Hurts
    September 10, 2018-I Want to Grow in Faith

    Today’s Truth So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. ...

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  • When Love Hurts
    August 29, 2018-The Power of a Song

    Today’s Truth For the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation” (Isaiah 12:2b, ESV). Friend to Friend Just try to keep my daughter from singing. Go ahead and try. You...

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  • When Love Hurts
    August 23, 2018-When The Hurt is Horrible

    By Gwen Smith— Today’s Truth I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. (Psalm 16:8) Friend to Friend Danita experienced a tragic loss. Her husband...

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  • Daily Devotional
    August 20, 2018-The Most Powerful Way to Pray

    By Gwen Smith— Today’s Truth And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father (John 14:13, NIV). Friend to Friend Several years ago, I was on...

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  • Daily Devotional
    August 15, 2018-It’s Time For a Good Cleaning

    By Gwen Smith— Today’s Truth Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.  (2 Corinthians 7:1, NIV) Friend to Friend...

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  • August 9, 2018-I’m Needy When It Comes to Love

    By Gwen Smith— Today’s Truth God is love. (1 John 4:8b, NIV) Friend to Friend My mom tells a story that when I was a toddler, I used to push my older brother and sister off my...

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  • Daily Devotional
    August 6, 2018-Always Remember This One Truth

    By Gwen Smith— Today’s Truth But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you (Psalm 56:3, ESV). Friend to Friend Each day brings fresh possibilities and opportunities for us to trust God. As I think...

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  • Daily Devotional
    July 19, 2018-Who Defines Your Worth?

    By Gwen Smith— Today’s Truth “You are precious and honored in my sight…” (Isaiah 43:4a, NIV). Friend to Friend Years ago, I bought my daughter a really cute jacket at the mall. It was a hoodie made...

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  • Daily Devotional
    July 16, 2018-The Power of Quiet


    By Gwen Smith— Today’s Truth The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul (Psalm 23:1-3a, NIV)....

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  • Daily Devotional
    July 12, 2018-The Cure for Restlessness

    By Gwen Smith— Today’s Truth Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. (Romans 12:21 NIV) Friend to Friend It’s recorded in the book of Genesis that at the dawn of creation God made the heavens...

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  • Daily Devotional
    July 2, 2018-I Want to Hold Your Hand

    By Gwen Smith— Today’s Truth He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8 NIV) Friend to...

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