Category: Gentled by the Word

This blog follows the devotional journey between the author and the Holy Bible.

Gift Wrapping – Emily’s First Published Article

Six years ago I wrote my very first article which was published in WHOA Women’s magazine in January 2010. It was an honor to be part of this magazine’s inaugural issue, and since then I’ve had over a dozen article published in various publications. Thanks for the opportunity to share what I love to do! Emily…

Comfort

I am so thankful for those times when I fervently pray and then I open my bible to a responsive passage.  I was reflecting this morning on my spiritual heritage and the many pathways advertised as the way to enlightenment and purpose. This passage encourages me to stay the course. “Listen to Me, you who…

The Bravery of Rahab

Joshua and his inhabitance of the promised land has been on my mind much lately. Through Christ, God offers His children to live in the promised land. I find I forget that His provision, protection, and guidance are there but only available when I inhabit them. Aren’t we all like Rahab, with a tarnished past,…

“I Have Seen the Lord!”–Mary Magdalene

Growing up we didn’t celebrate Easter, our family celebrated the Holy Days of Passover, Night to be Much Rememember, and Days of Unleavened Bread. Whatever Judeo Christian traditions you partake in, John 20 is still a beautiful passage to study on Easter Sunday. I tried to only share the highlights of the passage but every…

Concern for Mary

This morning, being Good Friday, I decided to read John 19. Verses 25 through 27 stood out to me the most this morning. Here is Jesus being crucified with actually the weight of the world on his shoulders and he is making sure someone will be taking care of his mother in his absence. Behold…

Acknowledging Him!

In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct[a] your paths. — Proverbs 3:6 (New King James Version) I need this reminder more than once a day!

Double Rainbows

God is so gracious and responsive. He may not reveal the solution to a request right away, but He does show Himself if we can recognize the signs.  Like the appearance of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the brightness all around it. This was the appearance…

Are You Ready?

If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then…

Granny’s Verse

“But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” — Luke 6:35-36 (NASB) I was glancing through my…