Author Archives: Barbara Ann Derksen

Watching the expressions on the faces of her readers as well as answering questions about her characters is what drives author and speaker, Barbara Ann Derksen to write yet another book and another. Her favorite genre is murder mystery but each book brings forth characters who rely on God as they solve the puzzle in their life. Her readers also have a tremendous amount of input when they wonder what happened to this character or that one, even if they are secondary to the story. Barbara’s devotionals are sought after each year when she publishes a new one that reflects what God has placed on her heart. From Straight Pipes, her first, to Chaps, the latest, Barbara’s devotions take people to the place where God can touch their heart and leave a lasting impression. Born in Canada, Barbara lived in the US for 12 years. There her writing surfaced and her readership expanded but now the Canadian public has discovered the gift that God has given yet another Canadian. She is a member of The Word Guild and Christian Motorcyclists Association where each summer her books are used to entertain and encourage.. Barbara has spoken across the US for women’s groups on topics such as The Writing Experience, working in the ministry of Christian Motorcyclists Association, Love, Parenting, Time Management, and a host of others. With 12 books to her credit, each one surpasses the last, according to her readers.

Horn of Salvation

Luke 1:69 – He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of His servant David. Zachariah was the husband of Elizabeth. He and Elizabeth were the parents of John the Baptist. He received a visit from one of God’s angels telling him about his son and what his task would […]

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Helmet of Salvation

Helmet – Salvation Satan wants to make us doubt God, Jesus, and our salvation. The helmet protects our mind from doubting God’s saving work for us.           Salvation (deliverance from the power or penalty of sin) Jonah 2:9 – But I, with a song of thanksgiving, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I […]

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Repent and Turn

Acts 20:21 – I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus. Before the Lord ascended into heaven, He commissioned the disciples…and everyone else…to go into the entire world to make disciples. That included both Jew and Gentile populations. An important […]

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Strong Faith

Acts 15:9 – He made no distinction between us and them, for He purified their hearts by faith. Several members of the early church, primarily the disciples, wanted to place a lot of conditions on the new gentile believers. Peter, who believed he was called to preach to the Gentiles, said no. He pointed out […]

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Fullness of Faith

Acts 6:5 – They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit … Stephen was a gentile, a member of the early church who was chosen to participate, along with several other men, in a program to feed the gentile widows and orphans. He was chosen because he walked in the […]

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Greater Faith

John 14:12 – I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these … It’s really hard to imagine that we could do greater things than Christ did when He walked the earth. He healed the sick, drove out […]

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Stubborn Faith

Mark 16:14 – Later Jesus appeared to the eleven as they were eating; He rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen Him after He had risen Jesus told the disciples that their faith needed improvement. He had told them He would rise in three days, […]

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Possible Faith

Matt 17:20 – I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, move from here to there and it will move. Nothing is impossible for you. Faith is believing that I am who God said I am and that I can do all […]

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Take Heart

Matt 9:2 – When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Take heart son, your sins are forgiven.” Our faith, deep and abiding, brings great joy to the Lord. In this verse, we see that because of the faith of the people assembled, the paralytic’s sins were forgiven and he was healed of […]

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Little Faith

Matt 6:30-31a –  If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry… Jesus spoke often to great multitudes while He walked the earth. People thronged to […]

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