Author: Gina L Smith

25 Days of Grace (Day 9) Humility is the Key

25 Days of Grace (Day 9) Humility is the Key

TODAY’S TRUTH: “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience…” Colossians 3: 12 "Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.​" ​ Ephesians 4:2 "Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.​" ​1 Peter 3:8 "Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.​" Ephesians 4:32​ As our children were growing up, my husband and I would regularly take the time...Read More
25 Days of Grace (day 8) The Gift of Tuning In

25 Days of Grace (day 8) The Gift of Tuning In

TODAY’S TRUTH: "O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord." Psalm 139:1-4 I opened my laptop to get some work done and took a quick detour to Facebook just to see what was happening there. To my...Read More
25 Days of Grace (Day 7) Provisional Grace

25 Days of Grace (Day 7) Provisional Grace

TODAY’S TRUTH:  “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights.” James 1:17  “And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 “Better is a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble with it.”  Proverb 15:16 “I will sing to the LORD, because he has dealt bountifully with me.”  Psalm 13:6 The other night I walked into our bedroom and found my husband sitting at his desk. In front...Read More
25 Days of Grace (Day 6) Saving Grace

25 Days of Grace (Day 6) Saving Grace

TODAY'S TRUTH: “Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Thessalonians 5:23 “Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.” John 17:17 “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion” Philippians 1:6 My husband and I  have the privilege of regularly spending time with an adorable 3 year old and her precious 1 year old brother. They are two of...Read More
25 Days of Grace (Day 5) What is Grace?

25 Days of Grace (Day 5) What is Grace?

TODAY’S TRUTH: “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust” (Matt. 5:44-45). "He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” Matthew 5:45 “The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made” (Psalm 145:9). “God...Read More
25 Days of Grace (Day 4) Celebrating Your Children

25 Days of Grace (Day 4) Celebrating Your Children

TODAY’S TRUTH: "The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness… He will exult over you with loud singing.” Zephaniah 3:17 “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him… But the father said to his servants, `Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and...Read More
25 Days of Grace (Day 3) Seeing Our Children Through Eyes of Grace

25 Days of Grace (Day 3) Seeing Our Children Through Eyes of Grace

TODAY’S TRUTH: “But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5: 8 “Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.” Galatians 6:1 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 "Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a...Read More
25 Days of Grace (Day 2)  Sitting at Jesus Feet

25 Days of Grace (Day 2) Sitting at Jesus Feet

TODAY'S TRUTH: "Be imitators of God, therefore, as beloved children, and walk in love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant sacrificial offering to God." Eph. 5:1,2 "Jesus replied, “This is the most important: ‘Hear O Israel, the Lord our God is One Lord, and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength." Mark 12:29,30 "As each has received a gift, use it to serve one...Read More