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Chelsey Buttrey
“And the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb, and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus . . .’ And Mary said, ‘Behold the bondslave of the Lord; be it done to me according to […]


Chelsey Buttrey
“But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid! For behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.’” (Luke 2:10 BSB) A few years back my younger daughter, Heather, spent her Christmas break recovering from surgery to her left leg. She was in a lot of […]


Chelsey Buttrey
“For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.” (Hebrews 10:14 NIV) My son had a hard time pronouncing “v’s” and “r’s” when he was young. He was in the fourth grade by the time he could say “very” instead of “wehwy.” At his sixth birthday party all his […]


Chelsey Buttrey
“It is necessary to pass through many troubles on our way into the kingdom of God.” (Act 14:22 HCSB) He had only imagined himself as a farmer. He loved the out of doors and the smell of dirt and livestock and hay. He played with toy trucks and tractors and watched with rapt attention when grown […]

Daybreak Devotions – Deposit

Chelsey Buttrey
“If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?” (1 John 3:17) Missionary and martyr, Jim Elliot said, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” However, the thing […]

Counseling with Compassion and Competence

Chelsey Buttrey
By Kathy Collard Miller, Author of “Whispers of My Heart (Daughters of the King Bible Study Series)”. Whether or not we’re professional counselors, helping others with their struggles can be a challenge. Yet it can be done with compassion and competence. As a lay counselor with many hours of training, I still feel it’s like scary […]


Chelsey Buttrey
CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE HINDRANCES TO GODLY THINKING Part 9 “Carolyn, have you ever considered that some of the struggles you are experiencing are the result of demonic interference?” WHAT???  I grew up in an evangelical pastor’s home.  I gave my heart and life to the Lord Jesus Christ at a very early […]

Daybreak Devotions – Citizenship

Chelsey Buttrey
“But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 3:20 NIV) Christ followers have dual citizenship. We are citizens of an earthly country and citizens of heaven. The question is, which citizenship ultimately rules our hearts?   What is your reaction when your presidential candidate […]
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