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Women In Ministry – Devotionals

In life we all face situations that take us by surprise. We can be overwhelmed or disappointed-- the Bible says in everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you (1Thessalonians 5:18).  Giving thanks allows us to keep our focus on Him instead of what circumstances we face. This school year has been proof that...

"A cheerful disposition is good for your health; gloom and doom leave you bone-tired." Proverbs 17:22, Message Been a long week? Tired? Been challenged? Sick? Down in the dumps? Not feeling your best? Laugh! That's right…laugh! Don't submit to the blues today. Don't succumb to the "too bad, so sad" motto. Stand up and just start laughing. Rejoice. Shout. Liven up your disposition....

“Don’t make excuses for me,”  one of my dearest friends said a short time ago to me.  It was such a revelation! My  heart leaped inside me as I said, “That’s it!  That’s what I’ve been doing.” Recently, I had massive bipolar episode.  It was so destructive and painful.  Thankfully, my family rallied around me! They gave me support and acceptance.  My church family loved and prayed for me.   I am blessed! But, during this episode I wanted to reach out to my friends. A couple of friends would call to take me to lunch. They wanted to come to the house to help me.  But it took every bit of energy for me to walk from the couch to shower, let alone get dressed to see people. But, I needed people!  I felt alone.  Every time I’d think about reaching out to my friends and family, I’d make excuses for them.  “They are so busy.”  “They have to work.”  “They are tired in the evening.”  “They have to deal with the kids and grand-kids.” By my choice, I made excuses for others.  I trapped myself in loneliness and abandonment.  So, people didn’t want to “bother me”.  They became silent. The church as a whole doesn’t talk about mental illness.  It carries the stigma that people don’t have the faith to be healed.  “It’s just in their head.”  They are right, it is in my head!  My body chemicals and the function of my brain were diseased. I have crawled up out of that black hole.  I’m functioning again.  I’m still shouting that I am healed!  I am delivered! I TRUST you, my Father! I realized I had to stop making excuses for my Heavenly Father. He is my Father and of course He  wants to bless me. I needed to accept what has already been given. He is with us the darkest places of our lives.  It’s all about TRUST and NO EXCUSES! Blessings upon you and your family, Terry Brady The Family Church McAllen, Tx Terrytfc@gmail.com      ...

I love my life.  I really do!  But once in a while, just for a second, I’ll see somebody else doing something that just seems more glamorous.  One day I was in just that type of mood.  I was exhausted and was being stretched way beyond my comfort zone.  I started grumbling about how ‘glamorous’ everyone else’s life seemed to...

While I was in college at ORU, I met one of my dearest lifelong BFF’s, Katie Luce. Katie is adorable. She’s this tiny little firecracker of a woman, who’s impacted many lives in ministry, and gratefully, she’s one of those friends who just ‘gets me.’ With over 30 years of friendship under our belts, we have been through so much...

As a pastor, it is one of my favorite things to pray with people regarding their deepest needs. Over years of praying, I’ve found that most of these needs are centered on one thing—relationships. Why? Because relationships are what our lives are centered on. We were created with a desire to be in good, healthy partnerships with those around us. God made...

Paul warns Timothy of the pitfalls that might be ahead of him (the ones Paul stumbled on and by the grace of God got out of). Secondly, Paul reminds Timothy of his Godly heritage both biologically and spiritually. And, then Paul gives Timothy foresighted vision for the years ahead of him, and Paul tells Timothy of the things to avoid and the...