Today is your Best Day

today_is_your_best_dayCan terminal cancer, divorce, abuse, miscarriage, bankruptcy and other traumatic events keep you from having your best day? Best-selling author and co-founder of DaySpring, Roy Lessin helps you focus your thoughts on what really matters – your relationship with God through Christ Jesus.

Today IS your best day…

Because Christ is in you…
Because of God’s presence…
Because of Jesus’ name…
Because of the Cross…

And 56 more compelling reasons to believe that today really is your best day.

Start your day with these encouraging truths. Walk in the assurance of what your heart knows, not the uncertainty of what your eyes see. Continue Reading →

Time With The Family: Lessons in Teachability

teachabilityIn a recent post, I talked a little about how I came to be here and why it is so important to me to share the incredible lessons from our devotions time here at New Leaf Publishing Group. This next lesson is dear to me. I hope you enjoy it too.

As we gathered together, Tim opened our lesson with a question: What is the key component to being truly successful?  Of course we thought of many factors and voices piped up around the room but none of us hit the answer he was looking for.  That answer: Teachability.

Even as the word left his mouth, I recognized the truth of it.  Honestly, when you sort through your memories of every successful person you ever knew, you may not pick up on this right away; however, when you start to compare them to those you knew could have been accomplished in one way or another and weren’t, that’s when the picture becomes clear.   Those who choose to remain unteachable, never learn to make use of the gifts God has given them and so they fall short of their dreams and potential.  It’s so simple and yet so eye-opening when you really think about it.  It makes you ask yourself, “How teachable am I?” Continue Reading →

April Grand Prize – 2014

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We’re so grateful to all of you for making it out to our Moms of Master Books April Facebook Party!  To show our appreciation, We’re offering a brand new, beautifully crafted Illustrated Family Bible Stories and $25 to spend in our online store!  Check out the raffle link below to see how many ways you can win! Continue Reading →

Morning Devotion with Spurgeon – March 8

March 8 — Morning

{Daily Reading: Deuteronomy 21:1–23:25}
{Quick Study: Deuteronomy 29:1–30:20}

We must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. {Acts 14:22}

Mornings & Evenings with Spurgeon edited by Larry & Marion PierceGod’s people have their trials. When God chose his people, he never intended that they should be an untried people. They were  chosen in the furnace of affliction; they were never chosen to worldly peace and earthly joy. Freedom from sickness and the pains of  mortality was never promised to them; but when their Lord drew up the charter of privileges, he included chastisements among the  things to which they should inevitably be heirs. Trials are a part of our lot; they were predestined for us in Christ’s last legacy. So  surely as the stars are fashioned by his hands, and their orbits fixed by him, so surely are our trials allotted to us; he has ordained  their time and their place, their intensity and the effect they shall have upon us. Good men must never expect to escape troubles; if  they do, they will be disappointed, for not one of their predecessors has been without them. See the patience of Job; remember  Abraham, for he had his trials, and by his faith under them, he became the “Father of the faithful.” Note well the biographies of all the  patriarchs, prophets, apostles and martyrs, and you shall discover all those whom God made vessels of mercy, who were made to  pass through the fire of affliction. It is ordained of old that the cross of trouble should be engraved on every vessel of mercy, as the  royal mark by which the King’s vessels of honour are distinguished. But although tribulation is thus the path of God’s children, they  have the comfort of knowing that their Master has traversed it before them; they have his presence and sympathy to cheer them, his  grace to support them, and his example to teach them how to endure; and when they reach “the kingdom,” it will more than make  amends for the “much tribulation” through which they passed to enter it.

taken from
Mornings & Evenings with Spurgeon edited by Larry & Marion Pierce
compliments of New Leaf Press

Evening Devotion with Spurgeon – March 7

March 7 — Evening

It is better to trust in the Lord, than to put confidence in man. {Psalms 118:8}

Mornings & Evenings with Spurgeon edited by Larry & Marion PierceDoubtless the reader has been tried with the temptation to rely upon the things which are seen, instead of resting alone upon the  invisible God. Christians often look to man for help and counsel, and mar the noble simplicity of their reliance upon their God. Does this evening’s portion meet the eye of a child of God anxious about temporals, then we would reason with him a while. You trust in Jesus, and only in Jesus, for your salvation, then why are you troubled? “Because of my great care.” Is it not written, “Cast your burden upon the Lord?” “Be careful for nothing, but in everything by your prayer and supplication make known requests to God.” Can you not trust God for temporals? “Ah! I wish I could.” If you cannot trust God for temporals, how dare you trust him for spirituals? Can you trust him for your soul’s redemption, and not rely upon him for a few lesser mercies? Is God not enough for your need, or is his all-sufficiency too narrow for your needs? Do you need another eye besides that of him who sees every secret thing? Is his heart faint? Is his arm weary? If so, seek another God; but if he is infinite, omnipotent, faithful, true, and all wise, why do you gad  about so much to seek another confidence?Why do you rake the earth to find another foundation, when this is strong enough to bear all the weight which you can ever build on it? Christian, do not mix your wine with water, do not alloy your gold of faith with the dross of human confidence.  Wait only upon God, and let your expectation be from him. Do not covet Jonah’s gourd, but rest in Jonah’s God. Let the sandy foundations of terrestrial trust be the choice of fools, but like one who foresees the storm, build for yourself an abiding place upon the Rock of Ages.

taken from
Mornings & Evenings with Spurgeon edited by Larry & Marion Pierce
compliments of New Leaf Press