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Daily Devotion – When You Can’t See Your Blessings for the Clouds

Today’s Scattered Seeds

Looking up at the sky, you’ll notice that some nights the stars shine bright and other nights they don’t. Some days they’re so obscured by the clouds, that we don’t even notice they’re there.

In a similar way, some days shine brighter than others. It’s easy to label those pleasant days “good” and the stressful ones “bad,” isn’t it? But here’s the thing—God wants us to rejoice through our trials. He sees the big picture. He knows that the trying of our faith works patience, and He sees the beauty in both the good and the bad.

And, maybe they’re not all that bad. Perhaps your blessings are just obscured by the clouds. If you could only look past them, you’d be in awe of their bright-shining beauty and spark.

Don’t let a cloudy day bring you down. Rejoice in your trials. Dig deep to find joy. Look up to the sky and count the blessings you have.

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Tilling the Soil

Take time this week to count at least 10 blessings at the end of each day. And, if you’re having a “bad” day, count even more.

Planting Hope

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. (James 1:17, NIV)

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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.

She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.

It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical FitnessReshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.

Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at

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You are loved by an almighty God,

Darlene Schacht
The Time-Warp Wife