For our GFC Beautiful Community … May you continue to grow in God’s word this summer!

School’s {almost} out for the summer and Beautiful Bible Study has started it’s summer break. While meeting with our groups weekly will reconvene again in the fall,  and we’re brewing up something special for the summer, meantime, it’s imperative that we stay in God’s word! The Bible gives us insight into His character, grows our relationship with Him, cultivates the fruits of the Holy Spirit in our lives, and gives us what we need for our daily living. With that in mind, we connected with a few of our Beautiful friends and asked each of them to share one of their favorite daily devotionals or Bible Reading plan and why. We’ve also provided links to each one so that you can easily click to purchase!

1) One Minute Devotional for Couples – Indera and Dwane Cardenas, campus pastors for our GFC Ybor Campus, do this devotional together! It helps them stay connected to both God and to each other. Available for purchase here –> One Minute Devotional for Couples

2) Embraced by Lysa Terkeurst – Suzannah Garcia, wife to Stephen Garcia, GFC’s United Youth Pastor, loves this devotional. She says, “Lysa writes this devotional in a way that is super encouraging and relatable – especially for women who may be facing discouragement. I love that she bases each daily entry on a passage or line of scripture. This is my “go to gift” for girlfriends.” To “Add to cart!” –> Embraced by Lysa Terkeurst

3) A FREE App that doubles as a devotional?! Download in progress! 😉 Michele Laccabue, Beautiful Coordinator for our GFC Waters Campus, makes this recommendation. “The First 5 App is a FREE digital devotional that you can purchase through your app store. It’s both a Bible reading plan and devotional and has taken me through the entire Bible in the last five years.”  *Available for purchase through your smart phone’s app store.

4) From our GFC Land O’ Lakes Campus, our Beautiful Coach, Luisa Mayer, recommends “Praying God’s Word – Breaking Free From Spiritual Strongholds”. At GFC we are ALL ABOUT freedom in Christ and the journey that it is. If you’re looking for a freedom focused devotional then this is the one for you! Click to buy –> Praying God’s Word – Breaking Free From Spiritual Strongholds

5) One of our Beautiful Moms, Sheri Prescott, from GFC South Tampa says that “Prayers for the Battlefield: Staying MomStrong in the Fight for your Family and Faith” has reminded her to go to the scriptures for every mothering need. “Every Mom feels overwhelmed some days. Wonders if her prayers are making an impact on her children. That’s why I love this simple yet powerful devotional. It’s packed with scripture and wisdom from an older mama of seven who has been where we are”. Linked –>  Prayers for the Battlefield: Staying MomStrong in the Fight for your Family and Faith

6) Patricia Davis, Associate Campus Pastor for GFC’s Temple Terrace Campus, has recently discovered an app called “Through the Word”. She says, “It’s a FREE app that you can download onto your phone. It’s completely changed the way I read through. Right now I’m reading Romans and it’s amazing – I love it!”.

7) Our Beautiful Campus Coordinator at GFC Van Dyke, Pam Otto, loves a devotional titled “Prevail” by Susie Larson. Pam says, “She includes a blessing prayer at the end of each day’s devotional which is so encouraging!” Buy it now! –> Prevail 

8) “Awaken: 90 Days with the God Who Speaks” is Tracy Johnson’s pick. She pastors alongside her husband Ralph at our GFC Van Dyke Campus. She says, ” This devotional digs deep and asks questions that make you think and not forget what you’ve read that day!” It’s linked for you right here –> Awaken: 90 Days with the God Who Speaks.

9) Lastly, and ever so close to home, our very own Renee Scott’s Sister (Renee Scott is a part of our Beautiful Teaching Team and delivers strong and powerful messages to us each semester) just released a brand new devotional called “The Power of One”. If you’re looking for something brand new and hot off the presses then click right here –> The Power of One.

“The unfolding of your word gives light; it gives understanding to the simple”. Psalm 119:130

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2 Comments

  1. Thank you!! Can’t wait to check some of these out!

  2. I was just talking about Embraced this weekend, and was reminded that a sweet friend gifted it to me a while back. Completed Day 2 this morning. Love confirmations! Also, I snagged a couple other recommendations from this list. Thanks for sharing!


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