Category Archives: thoughts by Gail Rodgers

O My Soul

How have you been lately? Think honestly for a moment. Is peace your norm these days or has discouragement, fear, doubt, negativity, or chaos been your usual? We feed our spirits by the things we dwell on in our minds. God knows us so well. Continue reading

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Prayer to Follow God

So often our hearts want to follow God and yet our feet and our mouths take us in the opposite direction! God’s word tells us that we are actually deceiving ourselves when we know God’s way and yet do not … Continue reading

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Do You Know How Much You are Loved?

Do You God’s Word reminds us that the Lord said,: “… Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn you.” Jeremiah 31:3 Continue reading

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Change Me

The pastor stood and began to pray, “Oh Lord, we have come here today to be changed by you… please change us.” The words caught me off guard. I wasn’t sure I had come to be changed…encouraged and refreshed yes… but changed?? Continue reading

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Integrity in the Small Stuff

Every day we have opportunities that demonstrate our character. We encounter little opportunities for our integrity to grow or slow. Small things that many would just overlook, like the wrong change, an item left off the grocery bill, TV program choices no one sees, perhaps an overlooked invoice. Continue reading

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Walking with Jesus

This journey of life was meant to be traveled with Jesus. He wants to direct our footsteps. He desires to share our journey and travel through each season with us. As life crowds in, and the worries of the world bombard us, we often forget that Jesus is right there beside us. Continue reading

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Pursuing Peace in Relationships

“And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” Colossians 3:14 Relationship help is one of the hottest topics searched on the Internet. Relationships can be messy. Love isn’t always easy. It takes … Continue reading

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Courage to Draw Near

Father God, So many things distract me and You often seem far away in my day to day reality. Help me to use the exercise daily of opening my hands and having You show me what I need to wash out of my life. Continue reading

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A Sure Thing

Lord God, Thank you for Your incredible promise. Help me to keep it in full focus as I walk through this whole year. Whether things around me blossom or shrivel I am determined to stay green and fruitful as I intentionally and fully trust You every single step of the way. I pray this with thanksgiving in the strong name of Jesus, amen. Continue reading

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Lavish Love

“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” 1 John 3:1 Read the whole devotional: Continue reading

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Invited to the Manger

The manger scene of Baby Jesus’ birth can seem so irrelevant today. Nice on a Christmas card, yes, but not really having any impact on our lives. Continue reading

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The Power of Worship

As we walk through these challenging days of change in our world, both globally and personally, I am amazed with the direction the Lord gives us in His word. I was comforted by the fact that God has already let us know in Hebrews 12:26 that everything that can be shaken will be shaken so that only that which cannot be shaken will stand. Continue reading

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Changed by the Spirit

The first step in our journey of exploring the Holy Spirit in our lives is to allow our minds to be transformed and our hope set fully on the grace that redeemed us from an empty way of life. Continue reading

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Offer What You Have and Watch

Lord God, Please help me not to shrink back and keep what I have to myself. Help me to have the courage to place my time, talents or resources in Your hands and watch what miracle You will do with my small offering. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen. Continue reading

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Protected by Peace

“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” Proverbs 4:23 God tells me exactly how HE will guard my heart and mind and help me tend to the wellspring of my heart. Read on… Continue reading

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