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KittensCushion wants you to live life inspired. It is a collection of bible devotionals that encourage, motivate, inspire, educate, and even make you laugh as you try and live life to the best of your ability. Let the word of God (Bible) and these devotionals guide you.
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2023-09-18 23:30
He was the one who prayed to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and expand my territory! Please be with me in all that I do, and keep me from all trouble and pain!”… Read More
In The Midst Of A Storm
2023-09-12 00:00
In Matthew 8, we find Jesus' disciples caught in a horrific tempest, fighting for their lives. We have learned to expect storms, even when we are following Jesus, and to trust the power of G… Read More
2023-09-06 12:18
"Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins." (1 Peter 4:8)Here's a test. You've heard of tongue-twisters … well here's an eye-twist… Read More
Is Scripture Really Beneficial?
2023-08-29 00:00
Timothy 3:16–17 spells out exactly how you benefit; it tells us that Scripture is profitable for six things. 1. Doctrine 2. Reproof (Yes, sometimes the Bible tells us we need… Read More
Are You A Growler Or An Optimist?
2023-08-22 00:00
There was a father who was known by his family to be a chronic growler. He complained about everything. He was sitting one day with his family in the presence of a guest in the living room… Read More
Unusual Kindness
2023-08-08 00:00
"Once safely on shore, we found out that the island was called Malta. The islanders showed us unusual kindness." (Acts 28:1-2)A new study from the Journal of Personality and Social Psycholog… Read More
What Power Our Words Contain!
2023-08-01 00:00
Self-Discipline: If You Can Tame the Tongue, You Can Tame Anything!James focuses on the little muscle inside our mouths, called the tongue, a little thing that dispenses both blessing and cu… Read More
Are You Perfect In Your Own Eyes?
2023-07-25 00:00
WHAT AM I DOING THAT IRRITATES OTHERS? I heard a story about a student named Donald MacDonald from the Isle of Skye (in Scotland), who was admitted into the prestigious Oxford Univers… Read More
Need Wisdom? Read The Proverbs!
2023-07-18 00:00
The Old Testament book of Proverbs has many writers, but the principal author was most likely King Solomon. While there are dozens of verses that mention wisdom in this book, we'll focus on… Read More
2023-07-11 11:19
The White Suitcase "I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint." (Jeremiah 31:25)Many years ago our first grader, little white suitcase in hand, was ready to leave in search of a… Read More
2023-07-04 00:00
It's quiet. It's early. My coffee is hot. The sky is still black. The world is still asleep. The day is coming. In a few moments, the day will arrive. It will roar down the trac… Read More
The Smallest Piece
2023-06-26 22:00
"Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings." (Psalm 17:8)A fourteenth-century Italian stained-glass artist was summoned to design and create a huge portra… Read More
A Godly Example For Father's Day
2023-06-20 00:00
Summer was here. For Craig, that meant he'd be going on an annual camping trip with his Grandpa and his cousin Scottie. Craig loved spending the summers at his grandparents' farm. Bu… Read More
Let God Transform Your Scars To Stars
2023-06-13 00:00
Steel is the product of iron plus fire. Soil is rock plus heat and the crushing of glaciers. Linen is flax plus the water that cleans it, the comb that separates it, the fl… Read More
The Power Of Applause
2023-06-06 07:20
Dr. Ernest Mellor wrote how he and his wife, "were listening to an outdoor performance by young Suzuki violin students. After the concert, an instructor spoke briefly on how children… Read More
2023-05-30 01:00
All the people of the earth are nothing compared to him. He does as he pleases among the angels of heaven and among the people of the earth. No one can stop him or say to him, ‘What do… Read More
God Can Turn It Around!
2023-05-23 01:00
"According to His power that is at work within us." (Ephesians 3:20)When a tragic accident left Will Mitchell with disfiguring burns he decided to focus on his possibilities, not his… Read More
You Are Beloved
2023-05-16 00:00
For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.(Ephesians 2:10)The great spiritual writer of the last century, Henri Nouwen… Read More
The Sound Your Soul Needs To Hear
2023-05-09 00:00
More than fifty believers from Park Cities Baptist Church and other congregations gathered three years ago for a "silent retreat."  A silent retreat is very simply a time, set aside to… Read More
Pray First, Aim High And Stay Focused
2023-05-02 00:00
There's an old legend about a man who had nothing for his family to eat. He had an old shotgun and three shells. So, he decided that he would go out hunting and kill something to eat for di… Read More
2023-04-25 07:54
"Calling the Twelve to him, He sent them out two by two" (Mark 6:7).Bridge builder, Charles Eliet, had a contract to build a suspension bridge across the Niagara River. One of the fi… Read More
2023-04-18 00:00
Magnus Carlsen, 32, of Norway is one of history’s greatest chess players. He earned the title of grandmaster when only thirteen and became World Chess Champion in his early twenties. H… Read More
2023-04-11 00:00
The town gate was the place in town where many legal transactions took place. Boaz wanted approval from the elders to marry Ruth, but he first had to clear any prior claims to her es… Read More
It Is Finished
2023-04-04 04:36
While two visitors were visiting Annapolis, they noticed several students on their hands and knees assessing the courtyard with pencils and clipboards in hand. "What are they doing?"… Read More
The Seven
2023-03-28 01:00
1 . Wake Up!!!! Decide to have a good day. "This is the day the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalms 118:24) 2. Dress Up!!! The best way to dress up is t… Read More
2023-03-21 00:00
Sparrows and swallows are birds that don’t descend until they find a place or a reason to land. Similarly, a curse will not come without a cause.What is a curse? A curse is like a… Read More
Neutral Gear
2023-03-14 01:00
"Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine." - Isaiah 43:1It wasn't that long ago that I recall my daughter Lacey's car being stalled for some reason and m… Read More
No Permission Necessary
2023-03-07 01:00
"My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts," says the Lord. "And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher… Read More
Waiting With Purpose
2023-02-28 01:00
SONG: While I waitDeep within my heart / I know You’ve won / I know You’ve overcome / And even in the dark / When I’m undone / I still believe itMy… Read More
Listen For The Bell
2023-02-21 01:00
"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."Just up the road is a field, with two horses in it. From a distance, each looks like every other horse. But… Read More
How To Survive A Spear Attack
2023-02-14 01:00
Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall with it. And David eluded him twice. 1 Samuel 18:11What do you do when you are the target of a spear thrower (spears o… Read More
A Reason For Hope
2023-02-07 01:00
"His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23It's one of the saddest stories of the Bible, yet it inspired one of the most hopeful… Read More
The Pearl
2023-01-31 05:59
A grain of sand makes its way into the deepest part of the oyster. It is irritating and uncomfortable. What is amazing is that something so small as one grain of sand can cause so much pain… Read More
When Life Is Less Than Perfect
2023-01-24 06:45
Every life has difficulties. It may be a difficult marriage, chronic pain, depression, painful childhood memories, past mistakes, or emotional pain. Maybe you have begged God to take it away… Read More
Be An Aroma Of Christ To The World
2023-01-17 01:00
I looked out the window and noticed a thorny plant in bloom. The flowers look like clover... Round little purple heads on a tall and gangly stalk. The amazing thing, though, is the number o… Read More
Starting The New Year In Freedom
2023-01-10 01:00
His brothers then came and threw themselves down before him. 'We are your slaves,' they said. But Joseph said to them, 'Don't be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, bu… Read More
Pray For Others
2023-01-03 01:00
Remember Me, O My God "And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days,and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven." [Nehemiah 1:4]N… Read More
Christmas Faith: The Shepherds
2022-12-27 11:30
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let us go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about." (Luke… Read More
The Name Of Jesus
2022-12-20 06:15
Sometimes, the way in which we celebrate the birthday of Jesus is anything but what it should be. His name is used to sell merchandise. This is the only time of the year when the stores play… Read More
Good Soil
2022-12-06 01:00
The seed that fell among the thorns represents those who hear God's word, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life and the lure of wealth, so no fruit is pr… Read More
Layers Of Love
2022-11-29 01:00
Love comes in layers. The intimate love of a married couple is very exclusive. The love we have for our children is intense. We have friends we love on different levels and there’s a s… Read More
Give Thanks
2022-11-22 01:00
Greg Anderson, in "Living Life on Purpose" tells a story about a man whose wife had left him. He was completely depressed. He had lost faith in himself, in other people, in God - he found n… Read More
Our Lifeline
2022-11-15 01:00
"He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust." (Psalm 91:2)In his book "The Fisherman and His Friends", Louis Albert Banks tells of two men who were assigned to stand watch… Read More
Stop Complaining
2022-11-08 01:00
Complaining is toxic. It contaminates both the complainer and everyone within earshot. Sometimes we think we're helping by complaining. We maintain, 'If somebody doesn't say something… Read More
Shaped With Intention
2022-11-01 18:44
“What sorrow awaits those who argue with their Creator. Does a clay pot argue with its maker? Does the clay dispute with the one who shapes it, saying, ‘Stop, you’re doing… Read More
God Allows U-Turns
2022-10-25 03:17
Tim and his uncle Al were on their way to Bonny Lake. They had heard the fishing there was great."Thanks for inviting me to go to church with you next Sunday, Uncle Al. I... I don't w… Read More
Water And Manna
2022-10-18 01:00
As you go through the desert, God is there, and He provides. While you may be worried about your dwindling resources, here’s what the Lord says to you today: “‘There w… Read More
Are You Ready For Jesus' Return?
2022-10-11 06:44
"I Will Come Again"While on a South Pole expedition, British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton left a few men on Elephant Island, promising that he would return. Later, when he tried to go back… Read More
Learn To Write In The Sand
2022-10-04 01:00
A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert. At a specific point of the journey, they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one, who got s… Read More
Start Believing Again
2022-09-27 01:00
Many people think that when they hit tough times or setbacks, it must be a sign from God that they are going in the wrong direction. Often times the resistance we face can mean that we are g… Read More
What's Next?
2022-09-20 01:00
When David was told, "Look, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah and are looting the threshing floors," he inquired of the LORD, saying, "Shall I go and attack these Philistines?" The… Read More
Meet People - Make Friends Without Fear
2022-09-13 06:25
When Adam and Eve sinned and God came looking for Adam, Adam said, "I was afraid and I hid." (Genesis 3:10 ESV) This fear is as old as mankind. We hide our true selves. We don… Read More
What's Your Purpose In Life?
2022-09-06 01:00
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me… Read More
Always Alongside Us
2022-08-30 01:00
A student named Steve Winger was taking a challenging class in Logic. The course and teacher were known for exacting and demanding exams. The final exam was looming, and the professor mercif… Read More
2022-08-23 01:00
A little shepherd boy was watching his sheep one Sunday morning and he heard the bells of the church ringing. As he watched the people walk along the pasture where he was, he happened to thi… Read More
Father, Forgive Them
2022-08-16 01:00
Of all the scenes around the cross, this one angers me the most. What kind of people would mock a dying man? Who would be so base as to pour the salt of scorn upon open wounds?The words thro… Read More
2022-08-09 01:00
"A West Virginia State Trooper stopped a woman for going 15 miles over the speed limit. After he handed her a ticket, she asked him, "Don't you give out warnings?""Yes, ma'am," he rep… Read More
Thought Replacement Therapy
2022-08-02 01:00
Replace Wrong Thoughts Don't copy the behaviour and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will… Read More
The Reef
2022-07-26 01:00
Maybe you have seen the Great Barrier Reef, stretching some 1,800 miles from New Guinea to Australia. Tour guides regularly take visitors to view the reef.  On one tour, the guide… Read More
Keeper Of The Spring
2022-07-19 01:00
The late Peter Marshall, an eloquent speaker and for several years the chaplain of the United States Senate, used to love to tell the story of "The keeper of the spring," a quiet forest dwel… Read More
Sitting In God's Presence
2022-07-12 01:00
Let us go through a time of hearing from God in a step-by-step way. This process is called meditation or, as I like to call it, sitting before the Lord.There are five basic steps in this pro… Read More
What My Suffering Can Do For Me
2022-07-05 01:00
"Celebrate the Reason Behind Your Trials"James pictures these disenfranchised Israelites as "falling into" trials. The phrase "falling into" might be better translated as "encountering." It… Read More
God's Grace And Mercy
2022-06-28 01:00
Before Tamar decided to commit incest, she may have convinced herself that she had to fulfil tradition, no matter the cost. Perhaps her motive was revenge because her father-in-law was not w… Read More
2022-06-21 01:00
We are living in a selfie world. A selfie is a picture taken "of yourself by yourself" using a smartphone. One insight through my gruelling journey with shame and chronic anxiety is I need… Read More
How To Listen Actively To God
2022-06-14 05:01
So the Lord called a third time, and once more Samuel got up and went to Eli. "Here I am. Did you call me?" Then Eli realized it was the Lord who was calling the boy. So he said to Samuel, "… Read More
Finish The Race
2022-06-07 01:00
Paul was returning to Jerusalem at the end of his third and final missionary journey. By this time in his ministry, Paul had been a Christian for nearly twenty years. Twenty years since Jesu… Read More
Living Beyond Your Regrets
2022-05-24 01:00
You can live beyond regrets permanently. The starting-over process is not just a one-time fix, but rather a skill you can employ whenever you need it. When something goes wrong in life, you… Read More
Asking For Help
2022-05-17 12:46
"I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears." (Psalm 34:4)A young man found himself lost as he attempted to drive through an unfamiliar city where his cell phone… Read More
Ten Things To Pray For Friends And Family
2022-05-10 11:59
The Bible instructs us to bear one another's burdens. Many problems are too heavy for us to bear alone. Faced with extreme hardship, Paul wrote that he counted on the prayers of his friends… Read More
2022-05-03 11:33
READ: John 4:3-30Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become… Read More
2022-04-26 08:02
FAITHFUL INSTRUCTIONSThere was a man who got lost in the wilderness. After wandering around for a long time his throat became very dry, about that time he saw a little shack in the distance… Read More
God's Will Is Our Hiding Place
2022-04-05 01:00
In her bestseller book, "The Hiding Place", Corrie Ten Boom tells of the tense times in Holland during the German invasion. One night when there was bombing and shelling happening all around… Read More
Learning Vs. Doing
2022-03-29 07:21
I read about a man in New York City who died at the age of 63 without ever having had a job. He spent his entire adult life in college. He had acquired so many academic degrees that they loo… Read More
Why We Don't Pray Regularly
2022-03-23 21:49
 Charles Spurgeon once said that; "as Christians, we should become "addicted to prayer".We know how important it is to pray. We also are excellent at finding excuses why we don't have t… Read More
Let Your Creator Show You
2022-03-15 01:00
God's SongA church organist was practising a piece by Felix Mendelssohn and not doing too well. Frustrated, he gathered up his music and started to leave. He had not noticed a stranger come… Read More
Bad Temper Is Contagious
2022-03-08 07:28
Is anger contagious? Yes.Can you be infected by somebody else's anger? Certainly. Ever been in a situation where they get loud and you do too? What's happening? There's a transfer of… Read More
Love Is Patient
2022-03-01 01:00
"Be completely humble and gentle, be patient, bearing with one another in love…" Ephesians 4:21 Corinthians 13 is often referred to as the Love Chapter for it gives us a description o… Read More
Love Thy Neighbour
2022-02-22 01:00
A Tale of Two Houses "Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.  Live in harmony with one another...If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at… Read More
‘Yes’ In The Face Of Love
2022-02-18 15:12
God asks us to say 'yes' to him time and again. And sometimes we do, and sometimes we don't. But perhaps the greatest 'yes' God has ever asked of anyone happened 2000 years ago when an… Read More
2022-02-08 01:00
Come to me to the most populated prison in the world.      The facility has more inmates than bunks.      More prisoners than plates.      More r… Read More
2022-02-01 09:25
Praise, in the original Greek, means to sing, to tell of, to give, or to confess.In simpler terms, it means to be thankful for God’s blessings and to declare that good news to God and… Read More
Yesterday, Today, And Forever
2022-01-25 01:00
The ancient Romans called the first month of the year January, naming it after the Roman god Janus. You see, Janus has two faces. One face looks back at the year past, and this face is fille… Read More
New Year, Better Decisions
2022-01-18 11:03
How to Make Good ChoicesWill we choose blessings or curses? How can we make good choices? Here are seven steps: Meditate on Scripture. Immerse your mind in the revealed will of God. God… Read More

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