Anne Herridge

Sharing God's heart through poetry, prose and prayer

On this page, you will find weekly devotional articles which I hope will challenge and encourage you on your journey.

Motherhood, the Heart of the Gospel

Happy Mother’s Day to those who are celebrating this special day today! Whether it is Mother’s Day on your side of the world, whether you are a mother or not, I believe heaven is celebrating YOU today! I believe this because I believe that the essence of motherhood,...

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An Unexpected Gift

December in my part of the world is cold, grey, and wet. Any hint of colour or life in the garden has long since been swept away on the autumn winds or has succumbed to the frost. Just outside our back door is a climbing rose which during summer boasts an abundance of...

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The Spirit of Praise

“God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:24) Sunlight gently enveloped the room as I settled down to do some paperwork, soft instrumental music playing quietly in the background.  Although my mind was on business...

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Let Your Words Be Few

"Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. Therefore let your words be few.” (Ecclesiastes 5:2) God already knows our needs. Isn’t that a relief? He already knows what our requests...

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The Perfect Fit

Image by Alexas Fotos God has shaped each of us to be just the right fit in exactly the right place in our community, in his Kingdom and in the world. "You are the body of Christ. Each one of you is a part of it.” (1 Corinthians 12: 27) Working in children’s ministry...

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Singing in the Shadows

Image by Thomas Ulrich For You are my help; I will sing for joy in the shadow of Your wings. (Psalm 63: 7) A shadow can be a safe place of respite and shade, or it can be a dark place of loneliness and fear. Over the past year many shadows have been cast over the...

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Hold Fast

Image by Matthew Z on Pixabay What do we do with this spiritual ship of ours that has a few leaks and holes, where the murky waters of doubt have seeped in and faith has leaked out? How do we restore our confidence? “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without...

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The Hand that Sustains

Image by Anna Sunny from Pixabay You have your own Royal consort and guide ~ a Father who loves you and paid a debt for you that is greater than you will ever know. "My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me." (Psalm 63:8) While reading some of the recent news...

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The Voice of the Lord

Image credit Tatjana Posavec from Pixabay It only takes one voice, at the right pitch, to start an avalanche ~ Dianna Hardy “Give ear and hear my voice, listen and hear my words.” (Isaiah 28:23) Life is full of voices.  There are those that speak words of life over us...

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Hope For a Weary World

Image by Omar Lopez on Unsplash Sometimes the greatest miracles come in the most unexpected and quiet places; the private places, the between-you-and-God-places. “Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD” (Psalm 27:14) A weary world currently...

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