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. Four 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.

Wednesday September 22, 2021 – God can find ‘another 2 yards’ in us enabling us to change

James 1:20  For man’s anger does not promote the righteousness God [wishes and requires]. (Amplified) One of my all time favorite films is Chariots of Fire* – the 1981 British film that tells thefact-based story of two athletes in the … Continue reading

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Tuesday September 21, 2021 – A priceless learning moment for me at Wheaton Grad School

James 1:19  My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, In the mid-seventies I got to attend Wheaton Grad School.  It was one of the richest times in … Continue reading

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Monday September 20, 2021 – The impact of Jesus on slaves

1 Corinthians 7:22  For he who was a slave when he was called by the Lord is the Lord’s freedman; similarly, he who was a free man when he was called is Christ’s slave. Consider another time and another place.  … Continue reading

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Sunday September 19, 2021 – Two sides of the same coin: creature and child

Psalm 29:2  Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness. Our God is wonderful all the time.  But having said that, He does some of the most special things in … Continue reading

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Saturday September 18, 2021 – Jesus, I want you!

Psalm 38:9  All my longings lie open before you, O Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you. How do we begin to thank God for what Jesus has done for us. Because of Jesus, and what He accomplished, our lives … Continue reading

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Friday September 17, 2021 – More thoughts from the 2010 storm

1 Thessalonians 5:18  give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Hurricanes have been the dominant news stories in recent weeks.  Seeing the rain and flooding brought memories of May 2010 when we … Continue reading

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Thursday September 16, 2021 – Seeing the rain and remembering 2010

Genesis 7:12  And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights. Hurricanes have been dominant news story in recent weeks.  Seeing the rain and flooding brought memories of our experience in May 2010 when we lived in Tennessee. … Continue reading

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Wednesday September 15, 2021 – Experiencing God by Dr. Henry Blackaby: an important lesson

Colossians 1:9  For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through allspiritual wisdom and understanding. Back in the 1990s … Continue reading

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Tuesday September 14, 2021 – Within His presence!

When I woke up this morning…. … the word ‘holy’ was there – in my mind.  It’s fascinating the way the Lord will give me a thought that when I wake up, it’s just there in the center of my … Continue reading

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Monday September 13, 2021 – How must we respond to persecution?

Romans 12:14  Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. What does it mean to be persecuted?  Can we think of a time or times where we believe we’ve been persecuted?  Do those experiences, if we had them, … Continue reading

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