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. 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.

Tuesday August 16, 2022 – A lesson from the movie Frequency

Mark 10:21  Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”  22 At this the … Continue reading

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Monday August 15, 2022 – Imagine her testimony of meeting Jesus

John 8:3-4  The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group 4 and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery.” In … Continue reading

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Sunday August 14, 2022 – Whose crop? Ours or His?

Proverbs 11:5  The righteousness of the blameless makes a straight way for them. The Lord wants a man to be a farmer so He gives him a farm.  He provides him all the tools, equipment, seed, fertilizer and instructs him … Continue reading

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Saturday August 13, 2022 – Critically essential to our lives: The fear of the Lord

Exodus 19:18 Mount Sinai was covered with smoke, because the LORD descended on it in fire. The smoke billowed up from it like smoke from a furnace, the whole mountain trembled violently, Can you imagine the excitement, wonder, awe and … Continue reading

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Friday August 12, 2022 – Our primary weapon is love

1 Corinthians 16:14   Do everything in love. This verse today is particularly interesting because of something we will get to in a moment.  It instructs us to do everything in love.  Think about that.  What is excluded from everything?  And … Continue reading

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Thursday August 11, 2022 – Expressions of love negated by our actions

Proverbs  8:17  I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. Donna and I are going to celebrate our 52nd anniversary this year.  They have truly been wonderful years and my heart is to learn to … Continue reading

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Wednesday August 10, 2022 – Untouchable until touched by Jesus

Mark 1:40-42  A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.”  41Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he … Continue reading

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Tuesday August 9, 2022 – When we think we’re not making progress…

Philippians 2:12b,13 …continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13forit is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. In high school I took a reading improvement course.  It was a … Continue reading

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Monday August 8, 2022 – A great insight from golfing with Jay

Mark 12:32–33  “Well said, teacher,” the man replied. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him. 33To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, … Continue reading

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Sunday August 7, 2022 – Recognizing God’s opportunities for us

2 Kings 13:18-19  Then he said, “Take the arrows,”  and the king took them. Elisha told him, “Strike the ground.” He struck it three times and stopped. 19 The man of God was angry with him and said, “You should have … Continue reading

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