Scattered Seeds

Today’s Daily Devotional – Do You Deserve Grace? (Giveaway Closed)

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Congratulations to the following three winners:

Michelle – michellegeorgie…
Janet Creasy janet@creasy…
Stephanie Ewart gbbschool…

I have sent an email to each of the three winners. Thank you to everyone who entered!

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I’ve just relaunched the second printing of my Ruth Bible Study Journal. In case you don’t know, this one is beautiful inside!! I LOVE IT!! (more pictures below). Since it’s been out of stock for a while, I’ve decided to give away 3 copies here on the blog (subscribers click through to to enter) AND 3 on my Facebook page (Click here to go to facebook).

You can enter in both places if you like.

If you would like to enter for your chance to win one, share this post with your friends (social media or email) and leave a comment below letting me know that you shared it.

I’ll choose 3 winners and announce them here (on this post) on Sunday afternoon.

I’ll also be announcing 3 winners on my Facebook page, so you can enter there too!

If you’d prefer to buy a copy, you can find it here: 

Sorry, this giveaway is for Canada and US only.

Today’s Scattered Seeds

If you’re not familiar with The War Room, I urge you to sit down and watch it tonight. You won’t be sorry, I promise. It’s a powerful reminder to not only pray, but to also love with compassionate grace. 

For those of you who are familiar with the movie, I want to bring you back to the scene where Miss Clara sits down in the living room with Elizabeth. Elizabeth hands over a long list of grievances she has with her husband—three pages in fact. 

“You’ll get the gist of it, when you read it,” she says, passing the list to Miss Clara.

Without skipping a beat, Miss Clara poses a question, “Actually, I’m not gonna read it.” She says, “My question to you is this: in light of all of these wrongs, does God still love Tony?” 

After Elizabeth points out that her love for Tony is buried under a lot of frustration, Miss Clara replies, “So, he needs grace.” 

“I don’t know if he deserves grace,” Elizabeth sighs. 

“Do you deserve grace?” Clara asks. 

And with that, I’m convicted. I’m reminded of all the times I’ve shortchanged someone’s character because they didn’t measure up to my expectations. The days when I’ve been more frustrated with people than loving. The wasted opportunities I’ve let slip by when I could have extended God’s compassion and grace but I didn’t. 

He gave up His life for us while we were yet sinners. And what did He say about those who whipped Him, spat in His face, and crucified Him? “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34)

It’s that kind of grace that speaks volumes. And the same kind of grace that we need to be putting into action if we hope to preach Christ. 

I have a t-shirt in my closet that reads, “Love first, ask questions later.” It’s a reminder for me to give before I judge. Better yet, it’s a reminder to give without judgement. Oh, if we could all love as Christ loved, this world would be a better place, wouldn’t it?  

This is an excerpt from Pursuing Christ the Life Changing Story of Ruth: Bible Study

In this, Jesus recognized the blindness of His enemies in His prayer. This does not excuse the guilt of those who put Jesus on the cross; but Jesus puts His enemies in the best possible light in His prayer to the Father. We need to show love by praying the same way. – David Guzik

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Tilling the Soil

Read Luke 15:11-32 where we see one of the greatest stories of compassion and grace as Jesus prayed for His enemies in the darkest hour of His life.

Planting Hope

Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. (Luke 23:34, KJV)

Ruth Bible Study

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  • Jessica Whitacre

    Thank you for the chance! I’m always looking for new devotions and bible studies. This one looks like a good one.

  • Heather Juneau

    Thank you for sharing these devotionals! I enjoy visiting your website, and have a couple of your books. ❤️ May God Bless You!

  • Ashley Greer

    Shared with my beautiful friends!! What a beautiful study, thank you for this generous giveaway!


    I love your posts and your books Darlene. Your posts are just the right length and so inspiring. Thank you so much for what you do

  • Shay

    Of course no one deserves Christ’s grace, yet I honestly find it hard to remember that when someone disappoints me. Help me Lord.

  • Patti Sietmann

    Thank you for doing this contest, love the story of Ruth. Also the scattered seeds for today…I need a daily reminder of extending grace!

  • Tiffany

    I just love your daily marriage prayers and Bible studies. I share them often with my family and friends. Thank you for making them all free! I would love a chance to win and learn more about Ruth.

  • Ruth Dunsmore

    WOW this is Beautiful! Shared with all my friends on Facebook. Looking for a new study to do.

  • Lacey G

    I love your daily devotions! They give me such a dose of positivity for starting each day! I would love to win this journal! ❤️❤️

  • Vickie Jolissaint

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  • Shawndra

    Thank you for your ministry and devotion to Christ. I’ve shared many of your emails to others…even to singles..what better way to prepare to become a wife (and encouraged them to sign up on their own); and will share this post/information to social media! Continue to be a blessing to others.

  • Michele Main

    Darlene you are so kind and thank you for the opportunity to win a copy. It is absolutely beautiful and would be a blessing to whomever should win. Shared by email with friends, family and on Facebook.

    May God continue to richly bless you. Your sister-in-Christ.

  • Joy

    Shares! I would love to win this! I did your study on Joseph with a friend and it was a blessing to me and my friend. ?

  • Rebecca

    I’m so excited about a new study! I am looking forward to it! Also, I have shared this through text and email. Thank you!

  • Kathy Sayyad

    I’m very thankful for your blog. Yesterday’s rang so true for me that I indeed did share it with a dear friend that I knew would be blessed as well.
    May God continue to bless and use you with deep insights into His Word and character.

    Kathy from Red Deer

  • Kim Wheeler

    Thank you for taking time to develop these Bible studies for us! Thank you for offering some copies as a giveaway! May God continue to bless you and your ministry for Him.


  • Janet Creasy

    The War Room was spectacular! I need to watch it more to keep that reminder fresh in my mind during these scary, trying times. We all need grace as much as we need to extend grace. Your daily marriage prayers have been so good for my husband and I. Thank you for following God’s calling to encourage, inspire and always point us to Jesus. Bless you and your family!

  • Denise

    I love this refreshing reminder you shared with us today about “Grace”! Oh how I too was convicted here!! Thank you!! God knew I needed this today!! ??

    Also, Thank you for the opportunity to win that gorgeous looking Bible study on Ruth.

    I have shared it by email and on Facebook, I look forward to hopefully winning a copy!

    Blessings ~

  • DeeDee

    Thank you for your ministry of leading women through God’s word and giving us encouragement. Your bible study books are absolutely beautiful!

  • Robin Gebhardt

    Shared today’s devo with my daughter as she prepares her to play her last game of competitive travel softball. Thank you for sharing His Word so we can share it with others.

  • Elaine Diggs

    I love this post at a time I needed it most. I want others to extend me grace, but do I always extend grace to others, no. Especially my husband. I broke my ankle a month ago and it has been challenging to say the least. I cannot drive and have to walk with a walker. I am depending on my awesome husband to do just about everything for me. Pray for us. I would love to win this bible study.

  • Trena Silvey

    I love reading your devotions, would love to delve deeper into the study of Ruth! Sharing on e mail & facebook!

  • Maria Thompson

    Sharing on Facebook. What a beautiful looking devotional! Thank you for the opportunity to win a free copy. 🙂

  • Chasity Williams

    Grace is what saves us, Grace is what keeps us, Grace is what allows us to go from day to day! Ms. Darlene, thank you for the daily devotions and teachings! It helps me on a daily and I look forward to your emails! You’re a wonderful woman of God! I have shared this post to my friends and family!

    -Evangelist Chasity Jackson-Williams

  • susan

    Thanks for this opportunity. your posts and valuable emails. Eagerly waiting to be one of the lucky ones to win the book

  • Tarsha

    Grateful for the opportunity to take part in your giveaway read and share marriage pray daily with my husband.

  • Sarah Triplett

    This was a wonderful devotion. I shared it to Pinterest and appreciate the opportunity to win a copy of your book.

  • Tiffany

    You have amazing Bible Study devotionals. Thank you for your hard work. Excited to try to win a copy of this book.

  • Anna jones

    Thanks for this wonderful opportunity this will help me to study Better as I’ve always struggled with how to study? I shared

  • Kalli

    I have gotten your daily Bible reading & journal, your Exodus, Esther and Romans study books. They are lovely! I often let my 10 year old daughter color the pages in my study books.

  • Stacey

    Shared! Thank you for doing this drawing. I’m thanking the good Lord for you and the wisdom he’s given you. ?

  • Khristan Steen

    This is a beautiful bible study journal! Thank you for this opportunity! I’ve shared it to my FB page!

  • Kristy

    I read a quote that has been very impactful. It may have even been one of your previous posts. “You will never look into the eyes of someone Jesus doesn’t love” Alway brings perspective.? This is very much along those lines as well.
    I would love To know where you got your t-shirt ❤️

  • Crystal Latsch

    Grace is something that I have such difficulty wrapping my mind around. How could God have loved me enough to send his only Son to die for me, before I even existed? Oh to learn how to show grace to others as He has shown to me! Thank you for the chance to win this study!

  • Chelsie Wiebe

    Would LOVE this study! I’ve always been intrigued by thwart book of Ruth.

    Shared on FB and Pinterest

  • Monique

    Love the story of Ruth! Such a ray of hope and healing in such a dark time in Israel’s history! 🙂

  • Grace

    This looks lovely! I love Bible Study and I love beauty! I’ve just shared this in an email. (I shared it on facebook earlier.) P.S. It’s also nice to have a giveaway that includes Canada! 🙂

  • Jennifer Rusk

    it would be such a blessing to win a copy as it’s just not in the financial cards anytime soon

  • grace

    What a beautiful journal – thank you for chance to win this – would love to take it home and study Ruth together with you! Shared via email!

  • Brenda Mejia

    I found your page by mistake one day and it’s been an inspiration. I would be forever grateful if I can get the Ruth journal book it’s one of my favorites

  • Anna

    Would really be grateful to win a copy of this bible study! I’ve shared the post on Facebook.

  • Rhonda Good

    I absolutely love the book of RUTH and can’t wait to get into a deeper study of it with you! I have shared this with my girlfriends whom I think would also love this study! Thanks so much for all you do!!!

    Rhonda Good

  • Dawn Joy Lindsay

    Shared on Facebook and also emailed to several girlfriends thank You-you are a Blessing!!!

  • Jaime Lynn

    War Room is one of my all-time favourite movies! I even bought the book version, as well as Priscilla’s Shirer’s “Fervent” book – which is excellent!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of one your books. I have shared your post!

  • Tracy Flores

    Just beautiful! I enjoy all your resources very encouraging in this time of uncertainty. Shared

  • Marie

    Thank you for your encouragement through Scattered Seeds. I look forward each day to dig deeper into God’s Word.