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.

Sunday August 1, 2021 – Happy 71st Birthday Donna!

Happy 71st Birthday Donna!  August & September have such special events to remember and rejoice in.  God has given us such priceless treasures!! Proverbs  5:18, 19  18 Let your fountain [of human life] be blessed [with the rewards of fidelity], and … Continue reading

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Saturday July 31, 2021 – The cry of a loved one

Jeremiah 2:5a  This is what the LORD says: “What fault did your fathers find in me, that they strayed so far from me?” God loves His people and He wants them to love Him.  The second chapter of Jeremiah talks … Continue reading

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Friday July 30, 2021 – The example of our neighbor Zach

James 1:27  Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. Zach & Neva and their two daughters … Continue reading

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Thursday July 29, 2021 – The wonder of our Father

Isaiah 6:1-5  1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With … Continue reading

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Wednesday July 28, 2021 – Thermometers for fear

Psalm 23:4b  I will fear no evil, for you are with me; Wouldn’t it be handy to have a gadget that could measure the fear in our lives just like a thermometer measures body temperature?  Whether we use the thermometer … Continue reading

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Tuesday July 27, 2021 – Change going on around us

Genesis 40:23 – 41:1a  The chief cupbearer, however, did not remember Joseph; he forgot him. When two full years had passed, Pharaoh had a dream: Change is a fact of life going on around us.  Much of the change might … Continue reading

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Monday July 26, 2021 – The opportunity of hospitality

1 Peter 4:9, 10  Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.  Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. There is an old story that has a powerful … Continue reading

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Sunday July 25, 2021 – The blessing of saying the right thing

Proverbs 25:11  A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. Suppose someone gave you a handful of $10 bills that you were to give out during the day to people that you interacted with.  It’s … Continue reading

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Saturday July 24, 2021 – A ‘wellspring’ of forgiveness

Ephesians 3:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Have you ever ran out of water?  If you’ve ever lived in a home that used a well, you might have … Continue reading

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Friday July 23, 2021 – Being grateful for what He has done

Luke 17:15, 16  One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan. These verses are at the heart of … Continue reading

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