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.

Friday June 11, 2021 – Attributes Yahweh doesn’t have!

I Kings 18:27  At noon Elijah began to taunt them. “Shout louder!” he said. “Surely he is a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought, or busy, or traveling. Maybe he is sleeping and must be awakened.” I’ve wondered why … Continue reading

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Thursday June 10, 2021 – The life we “get to” live!

Matthew 5:16  Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven. (Amplified) Think of … Continue reading

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Wednesday June 9, 2021 – Why we can be so different!

Luke 10:33  But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. Jesus told the story of the Good Samaritan to help his questioner identify who his neighbor was.  … Continue reading

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Tuesday June 8, 2021 – Is our witness a glow or a glare?

Matthew 5:14  You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Years ago a wonderful Christian friend of ours named Hal was hired to manage a type of music store by a major corporation.  … Continue reading

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Monday June 7, 2021 – Think ‘burning bush’, the fire that doesn’t consume

1 Corinthians 8:3  But the man who loves God is known by God. When I read this verse I think of Moses and the burning bush.  The bush was on fire but it didn’t burn up.  It caught Moses’ attention … Continue reading

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Sunday June 6, 2021 – “As you wish” from The Princess Bride

1 Corinthians 8:3  But the man who loves God is known by God. In these past few days we’ve seen that we love God by obeying His commands.  If we want to love Him, He has given us a very … Continue reading

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Saturday June 5, 2021 – How can I know for sure that I am truly loving Him?

1 John 5:3  This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, One evening I was really moved by Jesus’ question to Peter: “Do you love me?”  The more I thought about it, the … Continue reading

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Friday June 4, 2021 – Loving God is not optional

John 14:15 “If you love Me, you will obey what I command.” In our culture we tend to have an allergic reaction to certain words – obey and command are two in particular that Christians tend to react to.  Typical … Continue reading

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Thursday June 3, 2021 – What is your evidence for being a disciple of Jesus?

John 13:35 “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” In yesterday’s devotional we saw that in order to receive the promise of John 8:32, you had to be a disciple of … Continue reading

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Wednesday June 2, 2021 – The importance of context

John 8:31, 32  To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” The context in which … Continue reading

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