All Devotionals
  • Day Eight

    December 10

    Hey! If Christmas Crazy is knocking on your door, don’t answer it!

    We’re back. The stage is set, and the pregnant women are wide-eyed with wonder. Perhaps Mary is still carrying a backpack and Elizabeth is wiping her hands on a dishtowel. My storytelling brain could supply endless details, but we can count on God’s Word to tell us what we need to know. So let’s pick...

    Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a Jesus loving, humor-gathering author, speaker, and radio host known as The Belle of All Things Southern. Shellie believes "The whole world stops for a story." She lives in Louisiana and stacks her stories up at All Things Southern.com

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  • Choosing Christmas: Day 7

  • Day Seven

    December 9

    Welcome back! When we last left off, Mary and Elizabeth were standing at the door to Elizabeth’s house. Mary’s eyes no doubt are bugging out at Elizabeth’s belly, which is swollen with physical confirmation of Gabriel’s words. And while I’m beyond eager to get into their meeting, we can’t afford to skip Mary’s response to her own calling back in Nazareth. With...

    Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a Jesus loving, humor-gathering author, speaker, and radio host known as The Belle of All Things Southern. Shellie believes "The whole world stops for a story." She lives in Louisiana and stacks her stories up at All Things Southern.com

    More of Shellie Rushing Tomlinson: http://www.allthingssouthern.com/


  • Choosing Christmas: Day 6

  • Day Six

    December 8

    I want to explore another reason God has Gabriel tell Mary about her relative’s late-in-life pregnancy. I see God’s tender compassion toward a startled teenager, whose life changes forever in a single moment. I see His great big heart nudging Mary into the arms of one woman who would listen to her fascinating story and believe what so many others were bound to question.

    I ...

    Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a Jesus loving, humor-gathering author, speaker, and radio host known as The Belle of All Things Southern. Shellie believes "The whole world stops for a story." She lives in Louisiana and stacks her stories up at All Things Southern.com

    More of Shellie Rushing Tomlinson: http://www.allthingssouthern.com/


  • Choosing Christmas: Day 5

  • Day Five

    December 7

    There’s another part of Gabriel’s announcement I want us to explore together. After telling Mary her aunt had conceived, Gabriel added these words, “For nothing will be impossible with God.” I personally like the American Standard Version Bible translation of this verse, which reads, “For no word of God shall be without power.” Gabriel’s pronouncement acknowled...

    Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a Jesus loving, humor-gathering author, speaker, and radio host known as The Belle of All Things Southern. Shellie believes "The whole world stops for a story." She lives in Louisiana and stacks her stories up at All Things Southern.com

    More of Shellie Rushing Tomlinson: http://www.allthingssouthern.com/


  • Choosing Christmas: Day 4

  • Day Four

    December 6

    Yesterday we discussed how we can encourage one another in our faith. Did you know Scripture instructs women of faith to be intentional about this? Titus 2:3–5 reads, “Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love...

    Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a Jesus loving, humor-gathering author, speaker, and radio host known as The Belle of All Things Southern. Shellie believes "The whole world stops for a story." She lives in Louisiana and stacks her stories up at All Things Southern.com

    More of Shellie Rushing Tomlinson: http://www.allthingssouthern.com/


  • Choosing Christmas: Day 3

  • Day Three

    December 5

    I wish I could read your individual responses to yesterday’s journal prompt. Hearing from other women is what I love about group Bible study. I learn so much from y’all! The fact is, we aren’t told why God had Gabriel reveal Elizabeth’s pregnancy to Mary; but over the next few days, I want to explore a couple possibilities that have occurred to me.

    First, I see God e...

    Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a Jesus loving, humor-gathering author, speaker, and radio host known as The Belle of All Things Southern. Shellie believes "The whole world stops for a story." She lives in Louisiana and stacks her stories up at All Things Southern.com

    More of Shellie Rushing Tomlinson: http://www.allthingssouthern.com/


  • Choosing Christmas: Day 2

  • Day Two

    December 4

    Welcome back! It’s time to set the stage for this fascinating meeting between two otherwise average women. I’d love to have some props, a few hints of period costuming, and some sound effects; but even without them, there’s no lack for drama in this story. The moment is pulsing with emotion as the curtain rises. Let’s lean in and listen carefully. 

    Elizabeth’s younger co...

    Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a Jesus loving, humor-gathering author, speaker, and radio host known as The Belle of All Things Southern. Shellie believes "The whole world stops for a story." She lives in Louisiana and stacks her stories up at All Things Southern.com

    More of Shellie Rushing Tomlinson: http://www.allthingssouthern.com/


  • Choosing Christmas: Day 1

  • Day One

    December 3 

    The scripture passage for Advent is familiar to most, but I’m asking the Spirit of God to breathe fresh revelation into our study. The passage opens with an exchange between two women—one old, one young; one barren-until-blessed, one virginal-past-conception. Meet Elizabeth, the aging wife of a Hebrew priest, expectant with John the Baptist, and Mary, a young teenager pregna...

    Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a Jesus loving, humor-gathering author, speaker, and radio host known as The Belle of All Things Southern. Shellie believes "The whole world stops for a story." She lives in Louisiana and stacks her stories up at All Things Southern.com

    More of Shellie Rushing Tomlinson: http://www.allthingssouthern.com/


  • What Does Love Mean?

  • What Does Love Mean?   

    This devotional was written by Kelly McFadden

     

    Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. —1 John 4:8-10

     

    A group of ...

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  • DIVINE NATURE IN ME

  • DIVINE NATURE IN ME -  

    BY MARY WILDER TILESTON

    God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord. - 1 CORINTHIANS 1:9


    GIVE me a new, a perfect heart, 

    From doubt, and fear, and sorrow free; 

    The mind which was in Christ impart, 

    And let my spirit cleave to Thee. 

    CHARLES WESLEY

    SINCE I attained to a clear consciousness, by inward experience, that there is ...

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