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.

Thursday September 9, 2021 – Loving Jesus attracts trouble

2 Timothy 3:12 Anyone who wants to live all out for Christ is in for a lot of trouble; there’s no getting around it.  The Message Today’s verse is of the prosperity likely to come to those who want to … Continue reading

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Wednesday September 8, 2021 – How are we to respond in the midst of…

Galatians 5:22-24 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions … Continue reading

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Tuesday September 7, 2021 – The precious gift of testing!

Proverbs 17:3 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tests the heart. Where are we?  Where are we going?  And, how do we get there?  Isn’t God good to use testing to show us!  Has … Continue reading

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Monday September 6, 2021 – “Requirements” a part of grace and mercy

What is this blog really about? Suppose we had eyes to see that some important things in our lives weren’t what they seemed to be.  Things that we thought were fine and good turn out to be not so good … Continue reading

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Sunday September 5, 2021 – Face to face with Satan!

Scripture at the end. Our son Andrew is a wonderful actor.  He’s also a very busy businessman.  Some years ago he played the role of Satan in The Thorn, a marvelous Easter production in Colorado similar to the Passion of … Continue reading

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Saturday September 4, 2021 – Enter in to Jesus’ love

Ephesians 3:17-18  so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high … Continue reading

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Friday September 3, 2021 – The “gift” of food appreciation

Matthew 28:19a  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations….  Acts 11:26b  The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch. I wonder if among God’s gifts, is one of food appreciation.  If there is, I think I have it.  Good … Continue reading

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Thursday September 2, 2021 – The impact we can have

Colossians 4:5 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. This morning I’ve been thinking about the amazement I still have over my experience of becoming a child of God 53 years ago.  … Continue reading

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Wednesday September 1, 2021 – Discovering the way of love

1 Corinthians 14:1a  Follow the way of love What is the way of love?  If the Lord spoke these words to you, what would your response be?  “How do I find it?”  “Where is it?” or “What is it?”  Following … Continue reading

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Tuesday August 31, 2021 – A very important learned skill

Proverbs 3:5, 6  Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding;  6 think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths. Have you ever considered the … Continue reading

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