Wednesday December 4, 2019 – This began 10 years ago today

Dear Friends,

Words cannot express the gratitude I have for the blessing of writing and sharing these devotionals. The passion of my heart is to love the Lord and to help others learn to love Him too.  Ten years ago today I sent out my first devotional while on staff at Williamson Christian College in Franklin, TN.  In that devotional I shared some insight the Lord had given me about how our daily lives are to be filled with evidence of our love for Him.

I was greatly blessed when Karen, one of the staff, responded with a request for me to write a devotional each weekday and send it to the students and staff.  Thus the adventure began.  The devotionals are simple, frequently story oriented and practical.  They deal with the realities of every day life.  It is so enriching to recognize that the Lord is working in us and enabling us to continually recognize the many ‘opportunities’ that are in our lives to change and follow Him.

These devotionals flow out of the desire He has placed and grown within me to help others see the many opportunities we have each day. Our lives are the path or trail we leave behind us.  The more we love the Lord, the more evidence there is for others to experience Him.  They see and ‘taste’ the fruit we leave behind.

Over the years I have written over 500 devotionals.  Thanks to the encouragement of Jim Harvey and others, this past year I was able to publish a book of them.  Thank you for sharing in this adventure with me.

Much love in Jesus,



About Don Schmidt

Beginning in the fall of 2009, Don was VP of Operations & Director of Student Life for 2 years at Williamson Christian College in Franklin, TN - a wonderful, accredited 4 year college for adult learners. That is where he started writing the devotionals. The passion of his heart is to love God and to help others learn to love God more and more. He grew up in St. Joseph, MI - Class of '66. Graduated from Michigan State in '70 and Wheaton Grad School in '78. Thunderous conversion October 11, 1968. He and Donna were engaged 2 hrs & 15 minutes after they met August 25, 1969 at a Christian camp in Georgia. They married in '70 and have 4 wonderful sons. Most of his adult career has been in business in NE Ohio. They lived for 20 years in Peninsula, OH. They attended St. Luke's Ministries (Anglican) in Copley, OH for many years. Six years ago they were reassigned by the Lord to attend River of Life Community Church in Hudson, OH. St. Luke's prayerfully sent them off on this new adventure with much love.
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3 Responses to Wednesday December 4, 2019 – This began 10 years ago today

  1. jim harvey says:

    Congratulations on your 10th anniversary!! Only in eternity will you find out how many readers have been blessed by your good words.
    Keep on for another 10!!

  2. Byron Spradlin says:

    Congratulations to you, Don, from Byron Spradlin !!

    I love getting your devotional blog; and can remember discussing this “possibility” all those years ago. Well done. And getting them reminds me to pray for you and Donna. Which I do DO. ;-))

    Philemon 1:4-7 is for you !!

    blessing s—

    Byron Rev. Dr. Byron Spradin President A.C.T. Intl 615-300-3143


  3. Robyn says:

    Wow! I can not believe you have been writing these for 10 years. That is amazing! I look forward to reading your devotionals, and your words have encouraged so many. Thank you Don and congratulations.

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