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Laura Sweet

Laura Sweet

Laura N. Sweet is a wife, mother, grandmother, and former Christian schoolteacher from Midland, Michigan. She writes devotional material for both adults and children, and her work has appeared in more than a dozen publications.
Devotionals

A People of Praise

Read: Nehemiah 8:1-12 Do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength. (v. 10) What is God rebuilding in your life? What is he restoring? While the

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Devotionals

A Persistent Leader

Read: Nehemiah 6:1-15 And I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work and I cannot come down.” (v. 3) Near the end of his first letter to

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Devotionals

A Persistent Enemy

Read: Nehemiah 4:1-16 Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome. (v. 14) Finally, some progress! The Jews in Jerusalem now had an effective leader

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Devotionals

A Purpose Shared

Read: Nehemiah 3:1-12 Next to him Hananiah, one of the perfumers, repaired, and they restored Jerusalem as far as the Broad Wall. (v. 8) So many names! In this section of

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Devotionals

A Program to Rebuild

Read: Nehemiah 2:11-20 And they said, “Let us rise up and build.” So they strengthened their hands for the good work. (v. 18) In Nehemiah 1, we read that Nehemiah’s brother

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Devotionals

A Plan for Repair

Read: Nehemiah 2:1-10 The king granted me what I asked, for the good hand of my God was upon me. (v. 8) Have you ever asked God for an “open door”?

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Devotionals

A Prayer from Nehemiah

Read: Nehemiah 1 O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant. (v. 11) The book of Nehemiah is really the first-person memoirs of Nehemiah himself—a contemporary

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Blog

Dealing with Discouragement

Are you stuck in discouragement? Nehemiah’s prayer in Nehemiah 1:4-11 gives you a model to leave discouragement behind, by remembering God and his promises. As we drove through Wyoming, my

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Devotionals

A Penitent Population

Read: Ezra 10:1-15 We have broken faith with our God . . . but even now there is hope for Israel in spite of this. (v. 2) When you drive past the rescue

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