About

Welcome to Devotionals for Teen Girls! This will be a work of love for teenagers, especially the girls πŸ™‚ Today’s Christian teens face so many struggles and challenges. They need and want direction from God’s word but don’t know where to look.Β I use the KJV exclusively because I believe the KJV is God’s perfect word with no need for changingΒ :-)

I was raised as a Catholic and was born-again nearly 33 years ago \o/Β :-)Β I am married with two adult sons. One of them has blessed us with two beautiful grandsonsΒ :-)

I write poetry as well and was challenged by my spiritual mother to write a 30-day devotional for Catholics that would lead them to salvation. So I gave it a try and found a love for writing. It is such a blessing to be able to search the Scriptures and put a devotional together based on that. I have four other blogs which I write for: Maranatha – The Helpmeets Corner – Christians with CancerΒ and, a blog for witnessing to Catholics – From Tradition to Truth.

I came to writing devotionals for teen girls because I saw the need in just those teen girls in my own church. When I searched the internet for devotionals based on the KJV, I found that there weren’t any! So sad. 😦

I pray that this place can be a blessing and all glory and honor would be given to the Lord Jesus ChristΒ and that teen girls will be blessed by its content! πŸ™‚Β Thanks again for stopping by!

62 thoughts on “About

    • Maranatha says:

      Hi Clera, thank you for joining! I’m excited to know that you’ll be following this blog. I pray that you will receive blessings and that Christ will be glorified through your life!!! Blessings!!!

      • Maranatha says:

        All is well. We’ve been away camping quite a bit this summer. I will resume after Labor Day! Thank you for stopping by and I’m glad that you were blessed πŸ™‚

  1. Analisa Wong says:

    I’ve read the devotionals you posted, and as I Christian teen girl (15), I’m encouraged by what you share and blessed to find someone who has similar views as me. Yet I can also be challenged in my walk with Jesus and that is what I really value when I do my daily devotions or participate in youth/small groups with other teenagers. Thank you very much, I appreciate your blog a lot! πŸ™‚

    • Maranatha says:

      Hi Analisa,

      Thank you for joining!! I’m so excited that there are a couple of teen girls following this blog already! \o/ We ALL need to be challenged to grow in the Lord and I’m so happy that you are being challenged! I wish more teens AND adults would follow your example!!! If you would like me to cover some topics that you see are a major part of teen girls’ lives, please feel free to email me at k8plourde@gmail.com and I will do my best πŸ™‚ Blessings!!!

  2. celinarlc says:

    Hi! Please know that you are such a blessing! And the Lord is using you even to the ends of the earth! πŸ™‚ Tatay Dan [Bro Dan] also recommended this to me and I am glad he did. May your passion and love for King Jesus grow more and more each day.

    ~Celina

    • Maranatha says:

      Hi Celina!!!

      Thank you for your comment!!! I really appreciate the kind words. I DO love the Lord, that’s for sure! πŸ™‚ I hope that you continue to follow and that the Lord would use these devotionals to help!

  3. celinarlc says:

    Hi.. Oh yes, for sure! I love them by the way. I have been trying to find devotions like yours which shares the Word “as it is”. His WORD truly breaks like a rock and that’s what the bible is for. To lead us into light cause without His guidance, we are forever in darkness. I’m tired of those who only writes of things, they think readers want to read. Where is the edification in that?

    Please know that you are blessing us. Your work is not in vain. πŸ™‚

    1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

    In Christ,
    Celina

    • Maranatha says:

      Hi Celina,

      Oh my word, thank you so much for your feedback! I have been blogging for many years and I MIGHT get a word of encouragement a few times a year. They are like a breath of fresh air πŸ™‚ Thank you for taking the time to encourage my heart! I’m glad that you are enjoying these. In fact, I would love for you to zap me an email with ideas. I’m always looking for fresh new topics πŸ™‚

      Blessings!!!

      Mrs. Kate

  4. Serenity says:

    Hi! I was dealing with some things when I came across this blog. Its really helped me and I appreciate you taking your time to do this.
    thanks!

  5. jessica c. says:

    Hello there! My name is Jessica and I
    I was curious- i wanted to read about you- the author of the blog, but i didnt find any bio about you on here. Would you mind telling me a little about yourself and how you got started writing Christian devotionals for teen girls? A young lady I know of was looking for a teen girls devotional using the King James version. I tried looking on Google for teen girls devotionals using the KJV but with the exception of yours I haven’t been able to find any so far. Do you use the KJV exclusively?

    • Maranatha says:

      Hi Jessica,

      Thank you for stopping by! Yes, I use the KJV exclusively. I believe the KJV is God’s perfect Word with no need for changing πŸ™‚

      I was raised as a Catholic and was born-again nearly 33 years ago \o/ πŸ™‚ I am married with two adult sons. One of them has blessed us with a beautiful two-year old grandson and another grandson on the way πŸ™‚

      I write poetry as well and was challenged by my spiritual mother to write a 30-day devotional for Catholics that would lead them to salvation. So I gave it a try and found a love for writing. It is such a blessing to be able to search the Scriptures and put a devotional together based on that. I have four other blogs which I write for: Maranatha ( http://earnestlycontending.com/maranatha ) – Helpmeets Corner ( http://thehelpmeetscorner.wordpress.com ) – Christians with Cancer ( http://christianswithcancer.wordpress.com ) – and, Tradition-to-Truth (a blog for witnessing to Catholics – http://fromtraditiontotruth.wordpress.com )

      I came to writing devotionals for teen girls because I saw the need in just those teen girls in my own church. When I searched the internet for devotionals based on the KJV, I found that there weren’t any! So sad.

      I pray that this place can be a blessing and all glory and honor would be given to the Lord Jesus Christ!! πŸ™‚ Thanks again for stopping by!

  6. Michelle H. says:

    Hi, me and my daughter (12) have been searching for a good Christian devotional for her. We came across your website and haven’t looked any further. We also use the KJV exclusively. We were so thrilled to find someone else that uses the KJV for scripture, its hard to find! Thank you so much for starting this blog, my daughter hasn’t stopped reading..its been almost an hour πŸ™‚

    Michelle H.

    • Maranatha says:

      Hi Michelle,

      I’m so happy that you found this site – to God be the glory, amen? When I researched teen devotional sites a few years ago for my sons, I found that none used the KJV, which is our conviction. That is why I decided to start this one, but for teen girls πŸ™‚

      Thank you for allowing me the privilege of ministering to you and your daughter! I also have a site for helpmeets at http://thehelpmeetscorner.wordpress.com/ … maybe I’ll see you there πŸ™‚

      Kate

  7. justanormalteengirl says:

    Hi , I’m shayla I’m 14 , and I’ve read a lot of devotionals and I couldn’t get into it , then I was browsing online for teen girl devotionals and this page came up and I read the one where at the beginning it talks about roses being daffodils , While reading it I probably said amen five times . I will be visiting this page as a daily devotional and I’ll even tell my bible study group about this website . It’s really good , and keep up , you never know when you’ll shine your light to someone and then they get saved . Thank you so much ,

  8. Ciera Olson says:

    I just wanted to say that I really appreciate these devotionals. My dad had me join a little over a year ago. More than a few have helped and encouraged me when I’ve been confused and discouraged by circumstances and events in my life and taught me things I hadn’t thought about before. It’s so nice to actually be challenged biblically with scripture! Keep them coming!!! – 16 yr. old daughter of the King πŸ™‚

  9. Kristi Minter says:

    Hi, Can I please transcribe these into a journal for my 11 year old niece? I have been looking for this very thing…great devotionals for girls in KJV!! I wanted to have your permission before I hand wrote them in her journal! I plan to give it to her for Christmas if possible. Thanks for taking the time to write these! Blessings, Kristi

  10. Faith says:

    Hi! I’m Faith, I am 13 years of age
    and I just came upon your devotionals.
    These are wonderful! I will recommend this blog
    to my friends. πŸ™‚

  11. Shane says:

    Marantha,
    I am a single father raising a 12 year old girl who has long legs, blonde hair and bright blue eyes. Needless to say, sometimes it is like a sitcom around here. Buying first bra, dealing with boys, PHONES, etc. This morning she came downstairs dressed for school with an outfit on that I really wasn’t happy with as far as modesty is concerned. I prayed that God would help me find a devotional I could read with her at breakfast and we found YOU! Your devotional on modesty was SPOT ON! Thank you and keep up the good work.
    God Bless

    Bay Village, Ohio
    Shane

    • Maranatha says:

      Oh how wonderful, Shane! I’m so glad. Also, a father is a girl’s first “look” at what kind of man she should be looking for in her life. I know that it may embarrass you and it may embarrass her. But you should make time to sit with her and tell her exactly what guys look at in a girl … where their eyes first fall on if she is dressed immodestly. Lead her in the Word of God about men who commit adultery already with their minds and how her dressing immodestly cause a guy to sin.

      Also, take your daughter out on dates – once a month would be nice. Open the car door for her, help her to sit down by pulling her chair, give your arm when you’re walking, etc. If she sees her Daddy doing it, she’ll expect it – even desire it – in her future mate. πŸ™‚ These will be wonderful memories for her when she grows up.

      Kate

  12. imachildoftheking says:

    Thanks so much for writing these devotions! I must have spent hours on the internet trying to find the right one for me. (there’s not many kjv only ones)Even though this is for teens (I’m 20) I really enjoy them .Thanks againΒ πŸ™‚

  13. Faith says:

    Hi, I was reading your devotional about modesty
    https://devosforteengirls.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/modesty-2/
    I was disappointed. I’m a modest young women, but if clothing highlights
    your figure, how is that immodest? You can dress to be attractive to the
    opposite sex, in a modest way. God made us with feminine bodies-we can
    highlight them. If shorts are modest and show your thighs how is that immodest?
    All skirts show the outline of our backside. We were made different from males!
    I love your blog, but I thought this was quite extreme.

    • Maranatha says:

      The fact that you thought the post on modesty was quite extreme shows me that there’s a heart problem, Faith. You said you were a modest young woman but you’re wanting to dress to attract the opposite sex. That’s not modesty at all.

      Why would you want to show your feminine body to guys? Why would you want to buy clothing that highlights your body? Girls want to show off their bodies because they want guys to notice them and to pay attention to them. You don’t think like guys think – you never will – you will never know what men go through in their minds when they look at women. Guys love to look at women’s bodies. They love to look at their breasts, their bottoms and their legs. Each time you give a man an opportunity to look at a part of your body, you cause that man to lust in his heart. Why do you think pornography is geared mainly toward men? Having them look upon your body to lust after you is sin on YOUR part as well. YOU are responsible for that. Yes, that man can turn his eyes and not look but YOU are the one that caused him to struggle. In biblical times, a woman who caused a man to stumble in this manner was known as a loose woman, a prostitute. These were women who did not cover their bodies. So a woman who displayed her body for men to look at was an ungodly woman.

      Faith the fact that you are defensive and want to wear clothing to be attractive to the opposite sex tells me you have some maturing in Christ to do. Don’t you want a man to love you for how smart you are? Don’t you want a man who will respect you? If you do, dressing to draw attention to your figure is going to get you men who want you for your body and for sex, not for your mind or for being a godly Christian woman.

      I saw this saying that pretty much describes the situation “Dressing immodestly is like rolling around in mud. Yes, you’ll get attention, but mostly from pigs.” You won’t attract a godly man who wants to do right and serve God. Instead, you’re going to attract a man who is only interested in a woman’s body.

      Dressing modestly doesn’t mean you have to look like an Amish woman, LOL! But you can be careful not to wear clothing that accentuates those body parts that men love to look at.

      • Maranatha says:

        Your original comment said that my post was extreme. That was what I was referring to. There was nothing in that post that could be interpreted as extreme for a girl who dresses modestly and covers her body. We cannot help our shapes, that is for sure. You’re right about that. I don’t believe that girls/women ought to show their legs (wearing shorts, that is) for the world to see. I used to before I was saved but the day I got saved (I was 25), the Holy Spirit put modesty in my heart. I immediately started covering up. I was young and wanted to wear the fashions, too, Faith. But I wore them in a way that was honoring to the Lord, not to my body. I did not want other guys’ eyes to be drawn to me, except for my husband.

        There is nothing I can say to change your opinion. It is obvious I have struck a nerve and you’re going to defend your point no matter what. Only the Holy Spirit can change a person – from the inside out. But I challenge you to go talk to a Godly Christians, like your pastor and his wife. Ask them what boys and men look at when they look at women. If they are honest, they will tell you that when a girl/woman dresses to be attractive to the opposite sex, boys’/men’s eyes are automatically drawn to the areas she is trying to draw attention to. My husband made it plain and clear to me and I was convinced that those areas of my body were to be for him only. If you ARE dressing modestly, then boys’ eyes will not be drawn to your breasts, your bottom or your legs.

        Being a Christian today is not about how we look and what we wear. It is about leading the lost to Christ. It is about living peaceably with other Christians and working together for the cause of Christ. The Bible says that we are not to be a stumbling block to those around us. Whether a boy has learned to control his thoughts or not, it is still our responsibility not to cause him to stumble.

        1 John 2:10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.

        Here is an article that will put things into perspective for you. I wish the picture they used wasn’t there. But the article itself is written by guys for Christian girls on immodesty. You’ll see that I am not the only Christian who believes this way. I hope it is a blessing to you.

        http://jezebel.com/5597796/christian-guys-on-immodesty-lust-and-the-violence-of-womens-bodies

  14. Faith says:

    Firstly,
    I never said I dress JUST to attract males. I dress
    in a modest manner, in clothes I like. Most females,
    want to look nice for the opposite gender. It is just a fact!
    Guys do the same for us. Especially if they like you, they
    will make sure to put some extra attention into their appearance.

    I do not have a ”heart problem” with modesty. Even if you wear
    a garbage bag, you can still see the outline of your curves. It’s the
    way God made women. I am not to date at my age, (I am 14) and
    when I do, of course I want him to love me because of personality,
    intelligence and for him to respect me. As humans, if we do look
    nice it will draw us toward them.

    I don’t intend to ”show off my body”. I want to dress nice for me. Would
    you feel pretty wearing a sack? There is nothing wrong with playing up
    your appearance. God made us feminine. It seems to me there is two
    extremes to the way females dress: scantily clad, or like an amish women.
    What happened to being in the middle? Of course, I mean to dress on the
    modest side, but if a girl wants to play up her figure-that is totally fine.

    Saying the only reason girls dress nicely because they want to attract guys
    is wrong on many levels. My friends and I, don’t look in the mirror and do our
    hair and makeup thinking, I want a guy to lust over me. It is because we want
    to feel and look our best. I am mature in Christ.

    Lastly, if a guy lusts over you, it is not always your fault. Some guys will
    lust over you no matter what. Even if you don’t go around in crop tops
    and short shorts-they will lust after you.

  15. Maranatha says:

    Faith, I hope you will return tomorrow and read a follow up to the Modesty issue written by a Christian father of a teenage daughter. I am praying that the Holy Spirit uses his post to open the eyes of all Christian teenage girls who think they know what boys think but, they don’t. Girls and boys will never think alike. Men and women don’t think alike either… it doesn’t matter how much maturity one has! God created us differently and we will never think alike. Please do stop by tomorrow to read what this dear man wrote. I know it will open the eyes of many teenage girls (or at least it should).

  16. Donna says:

    Is there a way to actually join your blog to receive daily devotionals? I absolutely love your teachings and the fact that you use the kjv of the bible. Thank you!

    • Maranatha says:

      Yes, Just click on Follow at the top of the website and you should receive emails with a link when a new devotional has been posted. I’m glad you are receiving a blessing!! Praise the Lord πŸ™‚

  17. godsgirl2006 says:

    Hello! My name is Ruth and I’m a pastor’s daughter from the south Texas. I was looking for a devotion to read and I just happened a long yours on the Internet. The first blog I read was “Impressions.” I found it very interesting and very applicable for the teen like myself. I am 18 fixing to graduate in May and with life becoming more difficult, pressures have put a strain on my spiritual life (devotions, prayer, and daily walk). Devotions have lessened over the past couple of months and I can feel the stress of not having them. Being in a place of complete frustration with where I have ended up, I’m looking for a source to bring the devotion habits back in. I saw your blog, read it, and loved it! I hope to continue to read your devotions as a help to begin a habit of getting in the word. Thank you for what you’re doing for us girls and I pray the Lord will bless you for it. πŸ™‚

    • Maranatha says:

      Hi Ruth, I’m so glad that you came across this blog. I pray you continue to receive blessings! πŸ™‚ If you have any topics you would like to read, please feel free to email me at k8plord @ gmail.com. I would welcome the suggestions πŸ™‚ God bless!

  18. Kayla says:

    Hello, I’m Kayla and I’m 17. My pop told me about this blog and I started to read it… I found that it really helps me with my spiritual life and I enjoy reading it. I’ve sinned a lot in the past, and back in September I asked God to keep me strong through the school year. I have had extreme anxiety in the past where I would refuse to go to class and always be in the hospital. I would swear, lie, and want to drink and smoke, and I hung out with the wrong crowd. I began to do the exact opposite of what God wanted me to do. When I decided to go back to church I thought about changing my life around, I asked God to save me, and give me strength to be a good Christian, where I find it so hard to stay strong in the world today as a teen. I kept praying and after some time I noticed I wasn’t swearing anymore, and a month or two after that my anxiety was gone, and I was no longer thinking of wanting to drink/smoke/do drugs/swear/etc. I realized that God was changing me, even though it was taking some time. I worry to this day that I’m not changing fast enough, I tell myself how Gods timing is right for me, but I still seem to give into temptation sometimes, like being on my phone when I’m supposed to be studying, or watching shows or movies that aren’t appropriate. Even when my mom asks me about a test, and I’ll tell her I didn’t get it back yet when I did. I grew up lying and now I’m struggling to get out of it… Sometimes I’ll even say things that didn’t happen so people will pay attention to me more. I just ask that you pray for me, that God will help me and strengthen me everyday, and keep me from sinning. I like to say I’m a Christian, but then I doubt myself because I still sin and sometimes I don’t realize I do until after I do it and I feel guilty. I’m confused. 😦

    • Maranatha says:

      Thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚ You are confused, Kayla, because you have not repented. Repentance means to turn direction and move away from your sin. When you lie, do you go back to the person you lied to and ask forgiveness? If you don’t, you should. You won’t be so quick to lie again if you know that you have to bring that lie into the open.

      Growing in Christ is a daily battle. Even the Apostle Paul had the battle in his flesh: Romans 7:19 (KJV) For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.

      We battle this flesh daily but it does not give us an excuse to sin. Sin is a choice, Kayla. When you feel the urge to sin, pray immediately and ask the Lord for help. Change your focus – open your Bible and read – quote the Bible verse I can do ALL things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Phil. 4:13

      Each time you dodge a sin by this method, you strengthen your spirit and your faith!! πŸ™‚ I’ll be praying!

  19. jenamacdonald says:

    Hello Miss. Kate, I’m Jena! I have been reading your devotionals on and off for almost a year now, and I’m so glad you use the KJV because it’s what we use at our church. I just wanted to tell you that when I was in the Teen Sunday School Class a couple of months back, we were asked to write about a role model who really inspired us… And I chose you! Day by day as I read these devotionals along with The Word of God, I feel so much stronger and empowered. I’m so glad that The Lord laid it on your heart to write these devotionals, and I just really wanted to say God Bless you, and continue to spread His Word! (:

  20. Ken says:

    Hi,
    I have a friend that cusses a lot and she talks about a lot of inappropriate things. I read the devotion for today and I think she might think it’s mature. How can I get her to maybe tone it down (without being straight out religion since I’m in school and that’s not allowed) but still make it come from a true Christian heart?

    • Maranatha says:

      You’re right. Teens cuss to make others think they are grown up. Friends like these will corrupt you eventually. It does not stop with cussing. I would tell your friend that you are a Christian, it bothers you to hear cuss words and that you would really appreciate it if she would stop the cussing around you. If she is truly a friend, she will apologize and do her best not to cuss.

      Today’s devotional (April 17th) may also be helpful πŸ™‚

  21. SisterinChrist says:

    I really enjoy reading these little devotionals for teen girls, being one myself, and they have helped me tremendously! I have a request for something for you to write about if you haven’t already. Lately I have been struggling with a decision on whether to stop talking to a person or not. This person was not mean or β€œbad,” but I came to value this person way more than I should and more than God. Also, this person isn’t saved and I have witnessed to this person a lot. BUT I made the decision to end our conversations, but not friendship. It was an extremely hard decision to make, but I have more time that I can spend with God and more time praying for this person’s salvation rather than talking and enjoying the present company of this person. Right now, I have been struggling with comfort and almost a bit of loneliness, but i think it will probably be worth it for I am not doing this for myself.

    • Maranatha says:

      You hit the nail on the head when you said that this person wasn’t saved. Relationships that are unequally yoked will always bring heartache and hardships. The unsaved person does not love God the way you do and, therefore, will be acting like his/her father the devil. You don’t mention if you go to church or not. Your church teen group is a great place to meet new friends. Just watch the teens’ behavior and see which ones truly love the Lord. πŸ™‚

      • ThePianista says:

        Right now I’m in a search of going to a church! I found one good church, but being able to go regularly is something I need to figure out between my guardians! I just hope the teens would be good! I am usually super picky and would rather stay with adults hahaha

        • Maranatha says:

          I totally understand! You can, however, speak with the youth pastor of that church. He would be able to direct you to teens that are spiritual and that love the Lord! Observing teenagers is the best way to find out where their priorities are. πŸ™‚

          • ThePianista says:

            That’s very true! Thank you and I will do that πŸ˜€ and once again thank you for taking the time to make this blog and your others!

  22. Hannah Moody says:

    Hello there!

    First off, I just want to say thank you for these wonderful devotionals! They’ve really helped me with my Christian walk as a teen girl. The Biblical truths in these are amazing and I’m seeing things in the Bible that really struck my heart.

    I was also wondering, do you have a devotional for Mothers and Daughters, or could you recommend a good one to me? I really want to start doing devos with my mom, but I can’t find any good KJV ones online.

    • Maranatha says:

      I’ve not come across any devotionals for mothers and daughters. I do have my other devotional site called Maranatha. There is a link to it on this site. πŸ™‚

  23. faith villanueva says:

    Praise God to have found this site! Was just looking for something I could share with my teenage girl and her friends in their chatroom (my daughter uses my fb account as well for that purpose only). To top it off, you are using the KJV for your texts, which I agree with you, the only trusted version of the bible. You are such a blessing for those who come to see your blog because seldom do I see sites that uses the word of God as its basis. Do you have a FB page that I can refer from? Thank you so much for putting such a site. God bless you for this endeavor!

  24. Antoinette says:

    Thank you for being such a blessing to me. πŸ™‚ I am really really blessed each and everyday after reading your devotion. πŸ˜€ May God bless your heart. I really thank God I have found a site where I can read some devotions. I badly need it.. and praise God He answered my prayer. πŸ™‚ I just can’t express how happy am I to know that there’s still a Christian who is really concerned about their youth’s spiritual life. May you post more and be a blessing to many more teens here on earth. πŸ™‚ God bless you and your family more and more, Ma’am. Take care always!

  25. kjvmodestlymodest says:

    Its so great to see KJV devotionals to help me out! I am so thankful for this blog and you. Please also check out my blog. I have just started but im trying to encourage other girls my age to also believe the KJV is the infallible word of God, strive to live for him more and more daily, and to dress modestly. Thanks, Tatum.
    https://m6356.wordpress.com/?p=8&preview=true&iframe=true
    This is the link to my blog. Please check it out! Romans 8:28.

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