Belt of Truth and Breastplate of Righteousness

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

“Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place…” Eph 6:14 NIV I ❤️NY. I always imagined living…

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Standing Firm in the Evil Day

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Ephesians 10:13 “I really…

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Standing Strong in Your Story

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.”  Ephesians 6:10 We must learn to stand strong in our stories.  We must decide to stand in…

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Tuesdays in II Timothy 4:1-6

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Introduction: Two weeks ago Brandi reminded us that we must continue to run our race even though we will endure all kinds of hardship in this world. The…

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Tuesdays in II Timothy 2:20-23

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Introduction Last week Brandi reminded us that we need the foundational truths of the Gospel to be firmly rooted in our hearts. What we experience now has consequences…

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Tuesdays in II Timothy Chapter 1:11-19

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Introduction Have you ever had a friend remind you of who you and urge you on towards your destiny with the very words you have used to encourage…

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Tuesdays in II Timothy 2:1-4

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Introduction: Sacred sisters, we spent time in the month of June studying chapter 1 of II Timothy using the Inductive Bible Study Method. Whether you have been on…

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Tuesday in II Timothy 1:15-18

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Introduction Paul has been encouraging Timothy in many things at the beginning of this letter. He has affirmed Timothy’s faith, encouraged him to not be afraid and then…

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Tuesdays in II Timothy Chapter 1:12-14

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Introduction Who do you trust with your life?  This Tuesday with Timothy reveals the foundation of Paul’s strength and motivation to shamelessly suffer for the gospel, the only…

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The Faith Test

Monday, May 21, 2018

“Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.” Luke 1:45 NKJV Thank you for going…

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How am I? No, I AM.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

“Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.” Psalm 55:22 At the turn of the new year, the…

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My Undergarment

Saturday, March 31, 2018

“When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven…

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Faith Forges Ahead

Friday, March 23, 2018

“However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” Luke 18:8 The Lord has a specific plan for each of our lives. When…

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My Santa

Thursday, March 8, 2018

   My Santa by Brandi McDonald Sikes Is Santa real?  My Santa is more than a Christmas story.  Illuminate the mind of a child with this story book and study…

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Resolutely Now

Thursday, February 22, 2018

“However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” Luke 18:8 My desire is to know the end from the beginning. I begin…

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Will I find faith in the earth?

Friday, January 19, 2018

“However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” Luke 18:8 When was the last time you were stunned by captivating beauty created…

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Who is Your Shepherd?

Friday, October 27, 2017

  “The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want..” Psalm 23:1 KJV    The first time I read this, I was so confused. “The LORD is my…

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No One Lives Outside The Floodplain

Monday, September 25, 2017

“But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure…

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The Secret to Happiness

Monday, July 24, 2017

“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.” Psalm 84:5 NIV Do you know the translation of the original Hebrew word…

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The Forgiveness Challenge

Monday, June 26, 2017

“If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Romans…

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Security Systems

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

“If you make the most high your dwelling – even the LORD, who is my refuge – then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near…

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Marriage: Bunny slopes and double blacks

Monday, March 20, 2017

“I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it…

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It’s Time for Your Encore

Monday, January 23, 2017

One of the greatest voices of our era knocked down a stand-up and shake-it performance in Houston last night. Her stage presence and powerful voice consumed the atmosphere…

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Force Field of Mercy

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

“But for those who fear you, you have raised a banner to be unfurled against the bow.” Psalm 60:4 Without its protective force field, the earth would be…

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Pilgrim or Settler?

Saturday, November 26, 2016

“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage… They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.”…

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Keep Going

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

“As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” Jesus told him, and Levi got up and followed him.”…

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Testing Page [Preview Only]

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

 Living Your Story by Courtney Garrett & Laura Wilcox What matters as you live your God-authored story? Relationships. Freedom. Obedience. Transformation. Surrender. Courtney Garrett and Laura Wilcox created the Living…

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Comfort: a Person, Place and Thing

Monday, September 26, 2016

“But David found strength in the LORD his God.” I Samuel 30:6b I love waking up near the ocean. Like a child at the first sign of dawn…

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Take Me On A New Adventure

Monday, August 22, 2016

“I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and…

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Shopping Down Empty Aisles

Monday, August 1, 2016

The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ). “When He comes, He will tell us all things.” Jesus said to her,…

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Fierce Pursuit

Sunday, June 19, 2016

“And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell…

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Surrender On Purpose

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105 Storms rolled through Houston all night leaving us without power. Suddenly my…

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Picture Purpose

Monday, April 11, 2016

  Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. -Proverbs 19:21

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Meet The God of Victory

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

“For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith. Who is he who overcomes the…

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Star Struck

Monday, February 15, 2016

“Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psa 37:4 NIV I sleep really well, except for last Wed night. What…

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Super Heroes

Monday, January 18, 2016

“We rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” Romans 5:3-4 Hollywood is the birthplace of a $90B industry that sells…

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Heart-Pounding Perseverance

Friday, December 18, 2015

“I heard and my heart pounded, my lips quivered at the sound; decay crept into my bones, and my legs trembled.” Habakkuk 3:16a This is a picture of…

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Armed in Courage

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

“Do all that you have in mind,” his armor-bearer said. “Go ahead; I am with you heart and soul.” I Samuel 14:7 Jonathan and his armor-bearer were outnumbered….

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Don’t Close Your Eyes

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

“And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, LORD, so that he may see.” Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of…

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Change Your Focus

Monday, September 21, 2015

“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen,…

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Trumping Temptation

Thursday, August 13, 2015

“What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death!” Rom 6:21 NIV Everything I am ashamed…

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Who is my real friend?

Monday, July 20, 2015

“Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.” James 4:4b James’ words sound harsh. What do they really mean? Let’s…

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Divorce Yourself

Friday, June 12, 2015

“And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” Eph 4:30 NIV My catchphrase response to the word…

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HE>i

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold…

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A.S.K. for the Kingdom

Monday, April 20, 2015

“Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.” John 16:24 NIV Anything? Really? Surely the true…

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The Unforgivable Sin

Monday, March 16, 2015

“And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.” Mat 12:31 NIV What sin…

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Fake ID

Monday, February 16, 2015

“Therefore, be imitators of God, as dearly loved children.” Eph 5:1 What comes before the “therefore?” Paul is telling the Ephesians to take off the “old self that…

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Band-Aid my Heart

Monday, January 19, 2015

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psa 147:3 NIV It was previously thought that a giraffe had a really big heart in order to pump…

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Racing After Love

Thursday, December 11, 2014

“Return, faithless people; I will cure you of backsliding.” Jerermiah 3:22a NIV The original Hebrew word “backsliding” used here means falling away or rebellious. Most of the disobedience…

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Purifying Pain

Thursday, November 13, 2014

“For the battle is not yours, but God’s” 2 Chronicles 20:15b I thought I knew perseverance until I was forced to walk through a trial I could not…

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Digging up Flowers

Friday, October 17, 2014

Psalm 31:1 In you, O LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness. Depression chased me right into the…

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From Fear to Fierce

Friday, September 12, 2014

Romans 15:13 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…

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Giant Restoration

Friday, August 15, 2014

Romans 12:2 – “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able…

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Waiting For “I’m Sorry”

Friday, July 18, 2014

Rom 5:8 NIV “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” God did not wait for “I’m…

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One Piece of Candy

Thursday, June 12, 2014

One Piece of Candy Romans 8:6 “The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.” con•tent•ment [kuh n-tent-muh nt]…

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Loss: Who Will Fill This Hole?

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” Luke 18:27 Here I was again, facing a second devastating divorce, when my encourager said to me,…

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The Cross: My White Flag

Friday, April 11, 2014

“That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2…

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Relationship Revelation

Friday, January 17, 2014

“And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” Ephesians 4:30 Have you ever had a bad roommate?…

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Hospitality Queen or Heavenly Host?

Sunday, December 15, 2013

“Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit…

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Gratitude As A Weapon

Sunday, November 10, 2013

At the very moment they began to sing and give praise, the Lord caused the armies of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir to start fighting among themselves. 2…

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Contributors

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

  Laura Wilcox Laura launched Sacred Story Ministries in 2012 to come alongside women as they discover and live their God-authored stories. She also points women to God’s Word as…

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