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.

Tuesday May 17, 2022 – Weeding the garden of my life

Mark 4:7  Some fell in the weeds; as it came up, it was strangled among the weeds and nothing came of it. It’s amazing how many weeds have flowers.  I’m not talking about the ones that you see along roads … Continue reading

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Monday May 16, 2022 – A Special Prayer for young adults and the young at heart

A Special Prayer:  The Scriptures are filled with such wonderful men and women of faith.  The Lord helped me write this prayer several years ago for a conference.  It is particularly fitting this time of year with graduations, commencements, weddings … Continue reading

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Sunday May 15, 2022 – Do we desire recognition?

Matthew 6:1 “Be careful not to do your ‘acts of righteousness’ before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. President Reagan had this wonderful plaque on his desk: … Continue reading

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Saturday May 14, 2022 – The joy of overlooking offenses

Proverbs 17:9  He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. You’re driving down the road in wintery weather.  A truck goes by and suddenly your windshield is covered with slush and dirt.  … Continue reading

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Friday May 13, 2022 – Do we view God through a ‘referee/fairness’ model?

2 Corinthians 5:7  We live by faith, not by sight. Have you ever noticed how common mistakes are?  Fortunately we don’t have video replay in our daily lives where family and friends can relive our blunders.  It’s bad enough listening … Continue reading

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Thursday May 12, 2022 – Remembering the special people God has used in our lives

Philippians 1:3  I thank my God every time I remember you. Let’s take some time to remember the very special people that God has used to bless and help us over the years.  They may be life long friends or … Continue reading

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Wednesday May 11, 2022 – 10 year old Tilly Smith and perceiving reality

John 1:45-46  45 Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”  46 “Nazareth! Can anything good come from … Continue reading

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Tuesday May 10, 2022 – Right process produces right results

Romans 14:8  If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. Upon entering Wheaton Grad School I was aware that I … Continue reading

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Monday May 9, 2022 – This happened to me

Philemon 22 – And one thing more: Prepare a guest room for me, because I hope to be restored to you in answer to your prayers. This verse reminds me of dear friends and a memorable answer to prayer.  Shortly … Continue reading

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Sunday May 8, 2022 – Who we get to be in Christ

Galatians 5:16  So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. Computers are a vital part of our lives. You likely wouldn’t be reading this devotional without one (unless you have … Continue reading

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