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.

Monday January 23, 2023 – Be aglow and burning with the Spirit

Romans 12:11  Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. This morning when I was asking the Lord about today’s verse, I was reminded of some friends of ours.  Their home is in the north … Continue reading

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Sunday January 22, 2023 – The joy of glorifying God with our lives!

Romans 12:10  Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Being devoted to something is pretty normal in our society.  People are devoted to families, sports teams, hobbies, TV, Facebook, Twitter, etc…  Today’s verse points … Continue reading

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Saturday January 21, 2023 – Sincere love, a treasure we must have.

Romans 12:9  Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Imagine for a moment someone you love speaking this verse to you; carefully and lovingly, not rushing or reading a list, but focusing upon each … Continue reading

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Friday January 20, 2023 – Do we just add Jesus to what we’ve been doing?

2 Kings 2:19  Then the men of the city said to Elisha, “Behold now, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees; but the water is bad and the land is unfruitful.” This scripture has always fascinated … Continue reading

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Thursday January 19, 2023 – What is being a Christian?

The scripture is at the end of the devotional. I must confess that I sure enjoy the springtime.  Here in the midst of cold and snow I keep telling myself spring is only a few weeks away.  One of the … Continue reading

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Wednesday January 18, 2023 – Memories of my trip to Afghanistan

Acts 4:12  Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved. I have referenced my trip to Afghanistan a few years ago as part of … Continue reading

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Tuesday January 17, 2023 – What happened to the apostles?

in the name of Jesus, and let them go.  41 The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name. One of the books I’ve read that really moved me was The Heavenly Man … Continue reading

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Monday January 16, 2023 – Choosing to be an overcomer not a victim

2 Corinthians 12:10  That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. I remember a trip to Brazil where we all went … Continue reading

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Sunday January 15, 2023 – What is passion for the Lord?

John 12:3  Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume I’ve read … Continue reading

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Saturday January 14, 2023 – Obligations becoming opportunities to bring blessing to Him!

1st Thessalonians 4:1  As for other matters, brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do … Continue reading

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