Category Archives: Petals of Wisdom Devotions

Don’t Spoil The Surprise

Don’t Spoil The Surprise by Bethany McIlrath A few weeks ago, two boxes arrived in the mail with my husband’s name stamped on top. He hasn’t opened them. They are in the closet. If they could speak, they’d be whispering temptation to me. Our hearts don’t tend to need much help with the temptation to impatiently spoil surprises. “The LORD

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God, Please Give Me A Patient Heart

Are you tempted to lose your patience when things don’t go according to plan? God has been working on me in this area lately. He has shown me that with His help we can learn to gracefully handle these situations.

I invite you to read on to learn more.

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When Fear Comes Crashing In

When Fear Comes Crashing In Have you ever been tempted to give in to fear? Fear is a powerful emotion. I remember when I was supposed to give my testimony at a women’s event. Although I was positive this was what God wanted me to do, my fears still taunted me. Who was I to stand up there and speak

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When My Mouth Takes Over

When My Mouth Takes Over By Jill Hoven It’s one of my worst habits. I interrupt. I don’t know why, but I’m often compelled to interject my thoughts into another’s. It’s uncontrollable. Or is it? The Bible tells us in Proverbs 25:28 how “A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.” (NIV) Lack of

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Happily Ever After

    Happily Ever After By Kathryn J. Bain The devil likes to tempt us. For me, he uses my book sales. If I don’t do as well as I’d like, Satan whispers “You can make more money writing erotica.” And when I hesitate at the notion, the evil one will add, “Other Christian authors are doing it, why not

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