Author Archives: Don Schmidt

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. Three 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.

Sunday October 20, 2019 – What is the flavor of your fruit?

Galatians 5:22-23   But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. I grew up in southwestern Michigan which is an area that has been known … Continue reading

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Saturday October 19, 2019 – The blessings available in testing

Matthew 6:13a  “And lead us not into temptation,…” Years ago I heard a Bible teacher give a very illuminating paraphrase of this verse: “Lord, let there not be anything in my heart that would cause you to put me to … Continue reading

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Friday October 18, 2019 – The blindness that comes with calloused hearts

Mark 3:1-6  1Another time he went into the synagogue, and a man with a shriveled hand was there. 2Some of them were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal … Continue reading

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Thursday October 17, 2019 – Opportunities calling us out of our comfort zone

Matthew 14:28  “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” Have you ever dreamed of what it would be like to be in the boat with the disciples when Jesus walked on the … Continue reading

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Wednesday October 16, 2019 – Thirsting and longing for Him

Psalm 63:1  O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you,  in a dry and weary land where there is no water. Think of the contrast between longing for … Continue reading

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Tuesday October 15, 2019 – Delighting in Him

Isaiah 61:10a  I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. What do you think of when asked to name something you delight in?  Is the word ‘delight’ even a word in your normal vocabulary?  By definition, … Continue reading

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Monday October 14, 2019 – Imagine the excitement!

Scripture is at the end. Imagine living 2000 years ago in the Middle East in the land of Judea; specifically in a region called Galilee.  There are no hospitals, no pharmacies, no vaccinations, no antibiotics and very little medical care … Continue reading

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