Weekly Devotionals

Read weekly encouragement taken directly from Elisabeth’s writings in the original Elisabeth Elliot Newsletters. Be inspired by her words and wisdom on topics such as joy, hope, absolute surrender, and many more.

A Strange Peace

Shortly before my daughter Valerie, my only child, went off to college…

All Things Serve Thee

The Lord’s decrees (His promises, His plans, His every word) stand fast,…

Learning the Father’s Love

When my brother Dave was very small, we spent a week at…

Interruptions, Delays, Inconveniences

Emily, wife of America’s first foreign missionary, Adoniram Judson, wrote home from Moulmein,…

How to Discover What God Wants

A young woman came in great perplexity to a Scottish preacher, asking…

Stillness

Full moon on a silver sea.  Shadows throwing into sharp relief the…

The Future Is Not Our Province

While a new year offers us a fresh start, it can also…

Discerning the Call of God

As a little girl I especially loved the story of God’s call…

The Nativity

Out of the dusk, a promise (Is. 9:6) Out of the dark,…

An Unusual Christmas Celebration

The work of Amy Carmichael in south India, known as the Dohnavur Fellowship, is…

Family Prayers

When I was a child my father and mother gathered the six…

The World Must Be Shown

When Jesus was speaking with His disciples before His crucifixion, He gave…

A Thanksgiving Tradition

During the Pilgrim’s first harrowing winter in Massachusetts food dwindled one day…

The Absence of Feeling in the Devotional Life

“I am sporadic in my devotions” writes a Newsletter reader (who happens…

The Unseen Company

Many of us belong to churches where a creed is often repeated…

Hints for Quiet Time

Having a quiet time with the Lord every day is absolutely essential if…

Letter to a Missionary

When my father and mother were newly married they sailed for Belgium…

Tempted to Talk

Some of us talk too much.  The Lord reminded me of my…

Quietness Before God

Do you try to find a little quiet space in the day…

Lord of All Seasons

Last April I spoke to a group of women in Florida about…