Category Archives: thoughts by Donna Mitchell

Devotional author Donna Mitchell

When You Feel Threatened

“When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.”  Acts 4:13 Peter and John were unschooled, ordinary men. … Continue reading

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Worth the Effort

I tried many things to fill the void in my life. However, in reflection, I realize that I forfeited peace often over the years because I didn’t seek to know God more. I didn’t put the necessary effort into… Continue reading

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Proof of Love

“This is how God showed His love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” 1 John 4:9-11 Continue reading

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With Your Whole Heart

I had suitcases full of mistakes and I was heading in the wrong direction. A friend challenged me to take a risk and try following Jesus wholeheartedly for three weeks and see what would happen. I went home that night and gave my heart to Jesus and pledged to follow Him wholeheartedly. Continue reading

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Reassurance

“This is my command – be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”  Joshua 1:9 The Book of Joshua opens by announcing that Moses is dead. The … Continue reading

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God Intends it for Good

Lord, thank You for Your call on each of our lives and the transformation You are bringing about while we await the fulfillment of Your plans and purposes. Help us be teachable and learn from the experiences and circumstances we are called to endure. May our character and love develop at the pace of our leadership ability. In Jesus’ name, Amen! Continue reading

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He Equips the Called

God really does choose those who seem inadequate or weak in this world. He doesn’t call the equipped; He equips the called, and you have been called according to His purpose! Continue reading

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Why Are You Trying So Hard?

“Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.” John 15:4
People try so hard in life — to change, to be successful, to impress others, to stay in control. Many feel like they never measure up; they are disappointed in themselves. Continue reading

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A Timely Word

“But the one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears the word and understands it. He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” Matthew 13:23 The Holy … Continue reading

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That You May Overflow

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 Continue reading

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A Blessing to Pass On

Often, we turn to the Psalms when our souls are hungry, thirsty, and needing comfort. They provide words to express what is going on inside of us. Continue reading

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Reassuring Hope

“Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD their God. He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them – He remains faithful forever.” Psalm 146:5-6 Psalm … Continue reading

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