Thirty-Six Ways To Improve Your Daily Devotion

Thirty-Six Ways To Improve Your Daily Devotion

There is no question about the importance and value a daily time spent with the Lord in prayer and the study of his word. I believe this is one of the most critical keys to almost every part of life. A daily quiet time is an incredible source of wisdom, strength, encouragement, direction, and onContinue Reading

Why I Follow Christ

Why I Follow Christ

Why I Follow Christ by John Hutchinson I’ve not seen clear statistical evidence that fewer Christians die of cancer than non believers, or that they are immune in greater degree from the diseases that afflict the human race. Some of the kindest most selfless persons I know have had more than their share of badContinue Reading

How Often Should We Pray?

How Often Should We Pray?

What do you think?  Once a day?  Once a day plus before meals?  Once a day plus meals plus emergencies?  Unless you will permit the obvious answer, “much more than we are praying today,” it isn’t an easy question. The Bible addresses this, but it doesn’t give a cut and dry number.  In Romans 12:12,Continue Reading

Thanksgiving

Take a moment and share this with your friends via email and facebook.  Show this at your family Thanksgiving celebration.  Give thanks to the Lord this holiday season! Pastor Noel

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5½ Reasons People Aren’t Generous

Generosity is a hard quality to find these days. Selfishness is the banner that flies over most people’s lives. But it is not supposed to be this way. As believers we should be known by our generosity (John 13:35). Generosity is important because it puts feet to our claims of love and concern. As JohnContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Who Are We Sinning Against?

Who Are We Sinning Against?

After David’s sin with Bathsheba and the cover-up that included more than one lie and the murder of Uriah, Bathsheba’s husband, he made an unusual claim before the Lord: Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight (Psalm 51:4). Really? Could David not think of anyone else heContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Ten Seconds to a Better Day

Ten Seconds to a Better Day

The importance of spending some extended time with the Lord each day as a part of our abiding with Christ cannot be overestimated. According to God’s word, that time is a key to wisdom, discernment, and joy. But this post is not about that. This post is about a “quiet time” before the “quiet time.”Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Why is He Praiseworthy?

Why is He Praiseworthy?

In a previous post I shared that I start my devotion times by writing down a sentence or two that bring praise and honor to the Lord. This is the best way to begin any prayer time, but especially one as important as your daily devotional prayer. Praising the Lord for his beauty and characterContinue ReadingContinue Reading

5½ Lessons I Learned about God when Adopting my Daughter

5½ Lessons I Learned about God when Adopting my Daughter

It’s now been six months since we returned from China with our beautiful new daughter Rae.  I thought this would be a good occasion for me to reflect on some of the spiritual lessons I have learned thus far.  Adoption has taught me so much about my heavenly Father.   I have written on thisContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Terry Carter

Terry Carter

Glenford, OH

AWH has truly helped me with my midday quiet time with the Lord. Sometimes we can get busy and caught up with day-to-day existence. AWH has been a refreshing reminder to stay on track with this very important time!

Lisa Oleson

Lisa Oleson

Mt. Vernon, OH

The structure of the outline format AWH uses each day to help focus my meditation on praise, thanksgiving and confession has been such a blessing. Encouragement to write just a sentence or two in response to the Bible verses listed in each area has been the missing piece to my quiet times. Good habits are growing better with AWH!