Posts By Jane Fryar

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Shaping Hearts, Changing Livesa free back-to-school devotion

Editor’s note: This back-to-school devotion is slightly adapted from one of CTA’s devotion books for Christian Workers, Shaping Hearts; Changing Lives: 30 Days to Grow in Service. As the new school year begins, we encourage you to use this devotion and the value-priced gifts from Shaping Hearts; Changing Lives to uplift teachers as they prepare to guide students…

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The Lamb of Goda free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: We serve because Christ modeled service for us throughout his ministry on earth. Today’s devotion, taken from Christ-Centered Service, highlights the strength and gentleness of Jesus—both qualities that we seek to model in our service to God’s people today. After you read, be sure to visit the CTA website to see the Christ-Centered Service prayer…

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No Condemnationa free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Grace! It lies at the very heart of the Christian faith, bringing pardon to the guilty, peace to the anxious, relief to the burdened, and joy for living day by day. Today’s devotion comes from Amazing Grace for a Woman’s Heart—a book with 25 readings that each focus on a different facet of…

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Seeing Christ’s Obedience More Clearlya free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: This week’s free devotion comes from one of CTA’s devotion books for Christian workers and volunteers, Reflecting Christ. It features 25 quick-read devotions that emphasize the theme verse, Ephesians 5:1: Be imitators of God, as beloved children. CTA also offers a FREE retreat outline and other value-priced Christian gifts in the same theme. It takes…

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Celebrating Those in Faithful ServiceA Free Devotion for Memorial Day

As we gather today, we pause to thank all those who serve us through our government on every level—local, state, and national. Our thoughts turn to the first responders in our own community—our firefighters (name those present, if possible) and police officers (name them) our EMT’s (name them) and those in city and state government…

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Gracias!a free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Grace! It lies at the very heart of the Christian faith, bringing pardon to the guilty, peace to the anxious, relief to the burdened, and joy for living day by day. Today’s devotion comes from Amazing Grace for a Woman’s Heart—a book with 25 readings that each focus on a different facet of…

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2 – 4 – 6 – 8 – Who Do We Appreciate?

This week is National Volunteer Appreciation Week, but we know volunteerism has no season. Spring. Fall. Summer. Winter. In every season, many ministry efforts in churches are winding down. Others are kicking into high gear. None of them would succeed without a serious investment of time, thought, and effort on the part of volunteers and…

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Amazing Gracea free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Grace! It lies at the very heart of the Christian faith, bringing pardon to the guilty, peace to the anxious, relief to the burdened, and joy for living day by day. Today’s devotion comes from Amazing Grace for a Woman’s Heart—a book with 25 readings that each focus on a different facet of…

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How to Say (and Show) Thanks

In 20 years, she had never cried in church. She came to church to sing, to sing with others in the choir. She sang at Christmas and at Easter. She sang with wet hair in March, after dashing into the building through a cold downpour. She sang with cold feet in January, after braving icy…

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