Friday, December 01, 2006

Devotional help...

I am looking for a really good new devotional for myself -- any ideas? (I'm also looking for a swift kick in the butt to get me going and to keep me on track with my daily devotions ... but I'm pretty sure I can handle that on my own.)

So, let's recap:

Solicited advice: Devotional for me (a mom, wife, and busy woman)
Unsolicited request: Kick in the butt

That about covers it. Now -- I've got to get back to the very glamorous and exciting assignment I've recently been given -- data entry of 500 pages -- THAT'S A REAM OF PAPER,people!! I'll be typing for an eternity.

If you need me, I'll be at the key board.


















Ehem ... cough, sputter ... anyone have a pair of reading glasses I can borrow?

10 comments:

Susanne said...

Gibee you sound just like me with staying on track with devotionals. I've requested these ones: Coffee Cup Bible Series. I've heard they are really good but I've never actually looked at one myself.

http://amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=%22coffee+cup+bible+series%22&Go.x=0&Go.y=0&Go=Go

Jeana said...

I adore the One Year Bible. It's the bible divided up into 365 daily readings BUT each day includes a portion from Old Testament, a portion from new, and some from Psalms and Proverbs, so you don't get so bogged down in, say, Lamentations. Can't finish it in a year? that's okay. There's no commentary, but I think you need God's Word straight more than you need commentary anyway.

How was that for a kick in the pants?

momrn2 said...

I'm eager to hear what suggestions you get as I could also use some new ideas!! I'm in need of a "breath of fresh air" as well!!

Nancy said...

I like The Upper Room, it is quick and to the point and at the same time inspirational. Good luck with all of those pages!

Cmommy said...

GiBee, there's a link on my site "devotions" and it takes you to Beth Moore's online site. I always find a lot to savor in her writing (and her daughter is writing, too).

I need a swift kick, also. My collection grows but my reading does not keep pace! Chrissy

karlanee said...

I have really fallen in love with Come Away, My Beloved.

I also really like Emilie Barnes 15 Minutes Alone With God.

Anonymous said...

An idea I have used before is having a daily devotional sent to me by email. Since I check email everyday, I am sure to read it. :o)

There are a variety of email devotionals to choose from. I recommend using "google" to find one that suits you.

(I would love to hear what you decide to go with.)

Kristen said...

Sounds like a very fun project you've got going there.

Well, I don't know about actual devotional books; our Sunday School class has done some great studies lately:

--The 5 Love Languages of Children
--Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey
--How To Make Children Mind Without Losing Yours
--etc.etc.etc....

I don't think they are considered devotional books but they are biblically based and very, very good resources. Those are my suggestions.

Now for that kick in the butt.....

Marianne said...

Elisabeth Elliot's Keep a Quiet Heart is a collection of devotional essays on a variety of topics. I admire her so much and though you may not agree with all her views on all topics, she's an amazing Godly woman.

Anonymous said...

This one is my all time favorite..it is delivered directly into your email, it has scripture, thoughtful reflections, etc. very, very, inspirational and thought provoking!!
http://www.crosswalk.com/faith/devotionals/encouragement/
Hope this helps.