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Weekly Devotionals

Child-Parent Relations

Date posted: July 6, 2022
**Note from Elisabeth: Dan Tompkins, fourteen-year-old son of my dear friend Barb of Tucson, Arizona, wrote this for his school...
Weekly Devotionals

The Discipline of the Body, Part Two

Date posted: June 30, 2022
The Jerusalem Bible translates it this way:  “Think of God’s mercy, my brothers, and worship Him, I beg you, in...
Weekly Devotionals

The Discipline of the Body, Part One

Date posted: June 23, 2022
A television commercial shows a man springing out of bed, racing down the stairs, gulping a cup of coffee, snatching up coat...
Weekly Devotionals

A Word for Fathers

Date posted: June 16, 2022
While visiting Columbia Bible College in South Carolina, I found in the library a little book called Father and Son,...
Weekly Devotionals

Under Orders: Part 2

Date posted: June 2, 2022
When I was in college, it was the custom when the yearbook came out to ask one’s friends to autograph...
Gateway to Joy

A Faithful Servant: Stewardship of Time

Date posted: June 1, 2022
Originally published: Jun 24, 1993
Gateway to Joy

A Faithful Servant: Modesty and Humility

Date posted: May 28, 2022
Originally published: Jun 23, 1993
Weekly Devotionals

Under Orders: Part 1

Date posted: May 26, 2022
Originally published: Jun 23, 1993
Christian discipline means placing oneself under orders.  It is no mere business of self-improvement, to be listed along with speed-reading,...
Gateway to Joy

A Faithful Servant: Taming the Tongue

Date posted: May 24, 2022
Originally published: Jun 22, 1993
Gateway to Joy

A Faithful Servant: Servanthood

Date posted: May 20, 2022
Originally published: Jun 21, 1993
Weekly Devotionals

The Gift of Work

Date posted: May 19, 2022
Originally published: Jun 21, 1993
The principal cause of boredom is the hatred of work. People are trained from childhood to hate it. Parents often...
Gateway to Joy

Courtesy: Table Manners and Appearance

Date posted: May 16, 2022
Originally published: Jun 18, 1993
Gateway to Joy

Courtesy: Submission and Obedience

Date posted: May 12, 2022
Originally published: Jun 17, 1993
Gateway to Joy

Courtesy: Thoughtfulness

Date posted: May 8, 2022
Originally published: Jun 16, 1993
Weekly Devotionals

A Mother is A Chalice

Date posted: May 5, 2022
Originally published: Jun 16, 1993
Scripture teaches that older women have the responsibility of teaching younger ones to love their children.  Love certainly involves attention...
Gateway to Joy

Courtesy: Small Sacrifices

Date posted: May 4, 2022
Originally published: Jun 15, 1993
Gateway to Joy

Courtesy: Courtesy and Being a Servant

Date posted: April 30, 2022
Originally published: Jun 14, 1993
Weekly Devotionals

Take Up the Cross

Date posted: April 28, 2022
Originally published: Jun 14, 1993
What must I do to follow One who was crucified? Take up the Cross. What does this mean? The “Cross” is every...
Weekly Devotionals

Stress, Discipline, and Choice

Date posted: April 7, 2022
Originally published: Jun 14, 1993
Today we begin a new series on Discipline. We pray you are encouraged and strengthened in your faith by Elisabeth’s...
Gateway to Joy

Becoming An Adult: Discipline

Date posted: April 6, 2022
Originally published: Jun 3, 1993
Gateway to Joy

Becoming An Adult: Love Always Means Sacrifices

Date posted: April 2, 2022
Originally published: Jun 2, 1993
Weekly Devotionals

The Howard Home

Date posted: March 31, 2022
Originally published: Jun 2, 1993
As we conclude this season’s focus on relationships, we share a beautiful portrait of the Howard home, the home of Elisabeth’s...
Gateway to Joy

Becoming An Adult: Dating and Careers

Date posted: March 29, 2022
Originally published: Jun 1, 1993
Weekly Devotionals

A Transformed Marriage

Date posted: March 24, 2022
Originally published: Jun 1, 1993
Those of you who pray for God's working through my speaking will be glad to know of one who had...