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  • Extraordinary Ordinary!

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    “Extraordinary Ordinary!” is a challenge to live well and embrace the life you have been given with no regrets. We must each accept responsibility for our own lives with no blame or aspersions cast in the direction of others and their choices. You, in partnership with God, will design the life that will occupy the length of your days. While you may not be able to determine all of the events and circumstances of your life, the atmosphere of your life is entirely up to you.

  • For the Joy Set Before Him

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    The final week in the life of Jesus was no ordinary week. It was a time of bittersweet goodbyes, lavish giving, cruel betrayals and prayers that shook heaven. Experience this week, from Palm Sunday to the miraculous Resurrection, as we read through the Biblical account together. We will cheer with the crowds on Jerusalem’s streets, shout in anger at Judas and the Roman soldiers, cry with the women at the Cross, and celebrate as Easter morning dawns!

  • For the Joy Set Before Him: An Easter Devotional

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    The final week in the life of Jesus was no ordinary week. It was a time of bittersweet goodbyes, lavish giving, cruel betrayals and prayers that shook heaven. Experience this week, from Palm Sunday to the miraculous Resurrection, as we read through the Biblical account together. We will cheer with the crowds on Jerusalem’s streets, shout in anger at Judas and the Roman soldiers, cry with the women at the Cross, and celebrate as Easter morning dawns!

  • A Jolt of Joy

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    The Bible tells us that "in His presence is fullness of joy" and that "the joy of the Lord is our strength". Joy isn't simply another emotion; it is a fruit of the Spirit and one of the best weapons in your arsenal to fight against discouragement, depression, and defeat. Spend 31 days learning what the Bible has to say about joy, and strengthening yourself to become a defiantly joyful Christian.

  • Joy! to Your World! A Countdown to Christmas

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    Christmas is a time when we should all expect heaven’s entrance into our dusty, dirty worlds. Christmas is a time that reminds us all that miracles really do happen, prayers are actually answered and that heaven is just one response away. Through the experiences of Mary, Joseph, Zecharias and Elizabeth, the shepherd and the wise men, this devotional explores the significance of the first Christmas and how it intersects with each of our lives today.

  • Holy Emotions - Biblical Responses to Every Challenge

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    God made you and placed you at this moment in time, to love the unlovable, reflect peace in turmoil, and show defiant joy in every situation. This may seem impossible, but you can do this by learning what the Bible has to say about your natural human emotions and how to manage them. This devotional covers the ordinary and sometimes extraordinary challenges we each face each day, and provides Biblical references on how to manage your emotions in a Godly way.

  • She Is...Mom!

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    Whether you are overwhelmed and at the end of that infamous rope, or wishing you could do it again, loving every day of motherhood…this devotional is for you! Come kneel at Jesus’ feet and hear His heart on the most important job in the history of mankind! Discover that everything He is you can be also as you travel the exciting, often times tempestuous, yet always fulfilling experience of motherhood!

  • Joy For All Seasons

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    Have you ever wondered, “Is it possible to experience joy in all seasons of life?” Carol McLeod believes that God has an enormous joy for you that is within your reach. In this devotional, you will discover how to trust God when life isn’t fair, how to ponder Scripture that transforms your thinking and how to turn disappointment into a heart that rejoices in the middle of uncertainty.

  • 21 Days To Beat Depression

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    "21 Days to Beat Depression" is a Biblical approach to battling the torment of emotional depression. It is designed to help you fight depression with the healing power of the Bible, worship and serving others. Psychologists have determined that it takes 21 days to break or build a habit. I believe as you faithfully follow this plan for 21 days that God will do a miracle in your soul!

  • Refined - Finding Joy in the Midst of the Fire

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    Our God provides comfort and encouragement for people who are broken and disappointed with the circumstances and events of life. Through biblical, practical, helpful, and hopeful insights, this devotional will help you find joy when your world is falling apart. Regardless of what you are facing today, know that you are never alone, the Bible holds significant answers for you in your pain, and the God of the universe loves you!

  • Just Such A Time

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    The Bible tells us that God has good plans for us. But what happens when they seem to be thwarted by unforeseen circumstances? When serious health issues put her life and ministry on pause, Lindsay Bruce found herself at a crossroads. Here, she shares the insights God gave her from the life of Esther. Find out how to reconnect with your God-given purpose when life gets in the way.

  • JUST JOY! Daily Bible Reading Strategy

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    The Just Joy! Daily Bible Reading Strategy is designed to help you read the Bible in its entirety and yet focus on significant parts of the Bible. While the entire Bible is inspired by God and His Words hold heaven's power in its grasp, reading the New Testament will probably change your life more powerfully on a daily basis. So, this plan is organized with readings from the Old and New Testaments, and always readings in a Gospel and from the Psalms. Every other month, you will read the Book of Proverbs, in addition to your daily readings. As you work through the Just Joy! Daily Bible Reading Strategy, my hope is that you will spend rich time in the Bible every day and that you will be changed by its power and by its promises!

  • The Joy In Falling

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    If you're reading this, chances are you are in a similar place I once was. You may not be an athlete with endorsements or sponsors. You're probably not waking up from an extensive ten hour and twenty minute knee surgery. However, there is a good chance someone or something has taken you away from a specific desire you have. You may be in a place where you feel The Lord has left you. You're feeling abandoned. You're feeling forgotten. You've fallen and you don't know how or if you can get back up. This devotional is meant to encourage, support, and help navigate you through the falls in life alongside our savior, Jesus. My hope is that you will obtain the tools to not only be prepared for the falls but to also receive the vision to see the joy in the them. Enjoy, -Dylan Harreld  

  • The Ministry Of Excellence

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    There are many good reasons to pursue excellence in our work: Excellence advances our careers, grants us influence, and can lead to opportunities to share the gospel. But as this three day plan will show, we ought to pursue excellence for a much more fundamental reason—because excellence is how we best reflect the character of God and love and serve our neighbors as ourselves through out chosen work.

  • Comparison Trap

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    The temptation to compare is as near as your next chat with a friend, trip to the store, or check-in on social media. It's never-ending and exhausting. And whether you come out on top or come up lacking, there is simply no win in comparison. It's a trap. This 5-day plan from Sandra Stanley will help you choose contentment with the blessings God has specifically picked for you.

  • Ending Your Day Right

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    Spending time with God at night before you go to bed is an extra special time. Ending Your Day Right is a time-specific devotional to help you focus on God at the end of your busy days. This evening devotional will help you have unhurried time to relax in God's presence, reflect on the day's activities, acknowledge and thank Him for His presence throughout the day and seek His help with any unresolved problems or concerns. In the quiet solitude of the night, He will refresh and restore you, lead you in paths of righteousness and teach you how to enjoy every day of your life.

  • Start Your Day Right

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    Unwrap God's gift of a new day - every day! This devotional from Joyce offers you encouragement for each morning of the year.The Lord's desire is for you to have Him clearly in sight in order to follow Him. This devotional is designed to enhance your time with God, pointing you to your own daily encounter with Him so that you will enjoy every day of your life. Even if you're not a morning person, He can be that gentle hand pulling you out from under the covers, ready to help you start the morning and make you alert to His direction. Once you experience the empowerment of beginning your day with God, you will never want to start it without Him!

  • New Day, New You

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    It's so important how you spend those first thoughts of your day - spending just even a few minutes every morning with God is your opportunity to get off on the right foot and set a positive tone. New Day, New You gives you that opportunity. In this exciting devotional, compiled from several of Joyce's most popular books, you'll experience a fresh word from God for each day of the year. Before you take on the challenges that life may bring, start each day with encouragement and strength, reminders of God's mercies, and God's perspective. Become the new you that each new day can bring!

  • Love Life Again - Finding Joy When Life Is Hard

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    Written by Proverbs 31 Ministries national speaker and author Tracie Miles, Love Life Again challenges us to endure when life doesn’t go as we hoped, embrace the challenges, and lean into God. Written from a place of personal experience, this four-day reading plan is the beginning to a journey that can help you not only put life’s disappointments and challenges into perspective, but also begin to Love Life Again.

  • Jesus Reigns

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    Jesus is worthy of all praise and glory. We all look at the world's standards when we look for someone who is worthy of our praise. But in accordance to Isaiah, God's standard is different from that only of the world. Jesus, whose description is different from the world, He is the only one who is worthy of our worship.

  • iHunger: A Closer Walk with God

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    Blessed are those who hunger and thirst... A close, personal relationship with God is such a necessity in the world that we live. If a closer walk is what you desire, this devotional will point you in the right direction. Each day contains a word of encouragement, challenge, prayer, and scriptures to help you on this journey. Join me on this exciting journey! Full iHunger devotional available on

  • The Forty-Day Word Fast

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    God wants His people to walk in unity. But that unity is hindered when we judge, criticize, complain, gossip, or use sarcasm or negative words. This kind of speech brings death to our fellowship with other believers. In this seven-day devotional, author Tim Cameron encourages readers to fast from these kinds of words. In so doing, they can break chains of the past, restore relationships, and become offense-proof.

  • Hearing From God Each Morning

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    In today's world we're surrounded by noise. We become overwhelmed by the voices around us - our children, friends, spouse, even ourselves. Distracted by these sounds, we soon forget how to listen to the most important voice of all - God's voice. This devotional offers short, empowering reminders that will inspire and help you to make time with God your top priority, develop a passion for daily time with Him, understand His responses to your prayers, and maintain your relationships while spending more personal time with God. Start your day with someone who not only loves you more than you can imagine but also has all the answers you'll ever need!

  • Today's Word with Joel and Victoria Osteen

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    God has created you to be a victor, not a victim. Jumpstart your day by celebrating the very best that God has for you! These daily inspirations will help you grow in your relationship with the Lord and equip you to be everything God intends you to be. If you would like to receive more devotionals from Joel and Victoria Osteen, simply visit and sign up to receive these inspirational and encouraging words in your email today!

  • Need Him: Finding God

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    Is God a mystery for you? Are you unsure of what he thinks about you or what he expects from you? Need Him Ministries wants to help you know God. You can speak to a volunteer at 800-633-3446 or chat live at He has revealed himself through the Bible, but sometimes it's hard to know where to start. You've found the right place. Click through this Reading Plan to see what God says about us and about the permanent relationship he wants to have with us.