Karen Smith

Reflections from God

A Daily Christian Devotional

About Reflections from God

Reflections from God: 365 Bible Verses for Every Day of the Year, offers daily verses and reflections that share the timeless messages and deep wisdom of the Bible with readers of diverse religious or spiritual backgrounds. In a world hungry for hope, Reflections from God gives a fresh voice through a devotional that offers deeply resonant verses and reflections for today, encouraging you to make space in your daily practice to find stillness and listen.

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Karen Smith

Inspiration for Reflections From God

Karen Smith has spent her life in deep contemplation. From the quiet Island off of Seattle where she grew up and raised a family, to the bustling core of the city, where she now resides, she has lived by the word of God and His messages of wisdom, inspiration, and hope. She is a lifelong Christian, the daughter of Croatian immigrants, the mother of two beautiful children, and a devotee and instructor of Contemplative Prayer. As a former youth minister, she was called to earn her certification in Spiritual Direction from the St. Placid Priory in Lacey, WA. She loves yoga, walking on the beach, and “doing nothing”, her loving phrase for sitting in vast contemplation with God. The awakening she experienced while practicing Contemplative Prayer and Lectio Divina led her to write her first devotional, Reflections from God.

Praise for Reflections from God

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“For ages, God’s people have turned to scriptures and spiritual writings that speak words of consolation. Reflections from God invites us to do just this: to deeply listen to God’s word; to renew ourselves with daily prayer and contemplation; to hear the voice of hope in our days. Enjoy this collection of encouraging verses, selected from the prayer life and faith-filled journey of the author.”

~Carla Orlando
Spiritual Direction Services Ignatian Spirituality Center, Coordinator
Seattle Pacific University, Instructor

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“…The twelve themes chosen by Karen Smith will fortify you in your spiritual journey and increase your desire to pray daily. God is speaking directly to you.”

~Lucy Wynkoop, OSB
Co-author with Christine Valters Paintner of Lectio Divina: Contemplative Awakening and Awareness

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“Reflections from God is a beautiful and much needed book. It shows the author’s deep love of the Bible and her deep, prayerful engagement with Scripture over the years. In reading and praying with this devotional you will explore a treasury of some of the most inspiring verses in the Bible. And more importantly you will learn how to read the Bible prayerfully, listening for the Word of God. You will learn how God can speak to you personally through Scripture. Keep this lovely book handy, on your night stand or your coffee table, as a source of daily hope and inspiration.”

~Paul Rietmann

Author of Jesus and Buddha Meet in Stillness: A Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness Meditation and Contemplative Prayer