Denise M. Kohlmeyer





Denise feels blessed to be able to combine her love for the Word with her two passions: writing and teaching. She is a former newspaper journalist, co-author of two books, and Bible Study Fellowship teacher. Currently she is freelancing and has been published in Christianity Today, Today's Christian Living, Christian Woman and Just Between Us magazines, as well as Christian Devotions.





Called to Conform  |  Apr 4, 2017
The culture claims to value those who strike out on their own as individuals, when really it rewards those who conform. God calls believers to conform but to entirely different standards.

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God does not Forsake His Children  |  Mar 13, 2017
Most of us have been forsaken at some point in our lives. Abandoned by those we trusted. But God will never forsake His children.

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God's Will for my Life  |  Feb 28, 2017
We are caught between wanting to follow God and wanting to live our own lives. But what if the two weren't mutually exclusive?

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God's Invitation  |  Feb 6, 2017
The invitation which God extended ceturies ago to the Jews remains open today. Everyone is welcome, but they must be dressed in Christ's righteousness.

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Wholly Healed  |  Jan 23, 2017
The man waited at the one place he thought would heal him, but it was the one place he couldn't reach. When you can't reach the healing waters, sometimes they come to you.

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New Year's Resolutions  |  Dec 19, 26, 2016
Misplaced Hope — How do we make resolutions that are more than misplaced hope?
Godly Resolve — By resolving to make the changes God wants in us.

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God is all about New Beginnings  |  Dec 6, 2016
There is no situation and no person that is so lost God can't find them. No matter what you find yourself in the middle of, God is all about new beginnings.

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Completely Forgotten, Entirely Forgiven  |  Nov 21, 2016
Peter stood on the sea shore with the man he had betrayed and abandoned. But his sins were completely forgotten and entirely forgiven. Ours can be, too.

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The Lord's Prayer  |  Nov 7, 2016
The Lord's Prayer has been used for centuries as a mantra — something to be repeated weekly or daily or several times in a row. But Jesus designed it to teach us how to pray.

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The Comparison of God  |  Oct 24, 2016
Does God compare us to others? Does God set other people as an example of how we are to act and serve Him? If so, who?

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Praying Prostrate  |  Oct 10, 2016
To pray prostrate is to lie on the floor, in complete humility before the God who is sovereign. To acknowledge He is Lord.

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Discipleship Looks Different for Everyone  |  Sep 26, 2016
Jesus called us to go, preach the gospel, baptize, and make disciples. Sometimes the "make disciples" part seems too intimidating. What does it really entail?

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What's in a name?  |  Sep 12, 2016
Adversary, temptor, destroyer — Satan's names reflect his character as the enemy of God and God's followers. But Jesus' names also reflect His character as our helper, light, and savior.

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Apolitical Jesus  |  Aug 29, 2016
Was Jesus a political person? What was His agenda while here on earth? What directives did He give His followers? What does it mean to be an apolitical Christian?

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The Gnarled Family Tree of Jesus  |  Aug 16, 2016
Family — where we come from — is important to our sense of identity. But it isn't paramount. Our family tree doesn't have to define us any more than Jesus' defined His.

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Wholly Follow the Lord  |  Aug 2, 2016
We like to give only as much as we have to, work just enough to get by. But God asks for it all. Only by wholly following the Lord can we find whole peace.

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The Woman at the Well  |  Jul 18, 2016
A shamed woman, trying to hide. A moral teacher, trying to rest. The day the woman at the well asked where to worship and instead found the heart of the one she was to worship.

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The Blessings of Divine Time Outs  |  Jul 4, 2016
No child likes to be disciplined, but every good parent knows it's necessary. The same is true with our Father-God. And we can find blessings when He puts us in timeout.

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Peace Like a River  |  Jun 20, 2016
An old hymn compares the peace God brings us to a river. No matter how smooth or rough our lives may get, His peace never dries up.

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Bravery in the Face of Adversity  |  Jun 6, 2016
Shiphrah and Puah are two of the bravest, most influential characters in the Bible. Their bravery in the face of adversity is inspirational. But very few know who they are.

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Pit Principles  |  May 9, 2016
Pits happen — to all of us. But if God leaves us in a pit, we can be sure there's a reason. Some thoughts on what we can do in the meantime.

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Image: Ben White; untitled; Creative Commons