The Women's Ministries devotional book, a daily devotional for women by women, is a project of the Department of Women's Ministries, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. The purpose is to provide spiritual growth and encouragement and to furnish funds for scholarships for women.
In 1992 Among Friends, the first annual women's devotional book, was published. Since then profits have funded scholarship to help Adventist Women obtain higher education. However, the amount of money for each division has remained the same. Presently, at least half the women seeking assistance are turned down. With your help we can change more lives!
Blessed is the title of the 2013 Women’s Ministries devotional book for women and its publication marks the 20th year anniversary of publishing devotional books.
The God-inspired devotional book project began in 1992 as a one-time idea to raise funds for Women’s Ministries scholarships, but that book was so well received, and so many blessings flowed from it, that the books just kept coming—and kept blessing. Not only are book readers blessed, but every writer and scholarship recipient is blessed. And blessings continue through the service these amazing women provide.
You can give a blessing.
The devotional book is a blessing in at least three ways: the women who write for it are greatly blessed; the women who read the book receive a spiritual blessing (making this the perfect gift for any woman in your life); and the women who receive the scholarships receive a life-changing blessing. You may become part of this by buying and sharing the books; by writing a devotional (guidelines available below, or by writing to GCWM at the address on the back of Mosiac; or by either applying for a scholarship yourself or helping someone else access this blessing. You can get information from your Women's Ministries director or from our WM website under "Resources/Devotional Book".
We solicit contributions from women on a wide variety of spiritual topics. Each must be from a personal experience of God’s presence in the life of a woman, or how those experiences apply to women’s lives. Please, no sermons or doctrinal studies. This book will be marketed to Christians of all denominations; therefore, terminology should be used that can be understood by all Christians. We encourage global participation, with a varied cultural and ethnic flavor.
Those who contribute to this project do so agreeing that all royalties of the devotional books will go to the General Conference Women’s Ministries Scholarship Fund. They further agree that they will receive no payment for any contributions submitted or accepted for publication. However, each author will receive a complimentary copy of the book from the Review and Herald as well as an author’s discount on additional books.
Authors are encouraged to submit no more than two devotionals in any one year. Please do not submit a devotional a second time. If you have been notified that a devotional has not been accepted, please do not resubmit it unless significant changes have been made. All submissions become the property of the General Conference Women’s Ministries Department. Unused manuscripts cannot be returned.
If your devotional has been published in another publication, you must notify us of that. If your submission is accepted, it cannot be used in another publication without written permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.
Review and Herald
55 West Oak Ridge Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS October 1 of each year for the book published three years later, but submissions are accepted at any time.
No poems will be accepted. Pseudonyms are not permitted. If you quote from another source, please include written permission to use the quoted material.
Please include a three to four line biographical sketch about yourself, including information such as state or country where you live, occupation, church or civic involvement, other articles/books published, hobbies, personal accomplishments, etc.
How to you want your name to appear in the book? Please be certain your name appears in exactly the same form in all places in your submission and biographical sketch.
If your name, address, or biographical sketch changes before your submission is printed, please notify us promptly!
Your devotional may be submitted in one of the following ways:
Submit your devotionals to: email@example.com
You will get a preliminary notice by e-mail that your submission has been received. Do NOT send the devotional also by hard copy or fax unless you don't receive our e-mail.)
On a computer disk saved in Word format; include a printed, hard copy. Please name your file(s) with your last name and devotional title as follows: lastname-title
Or, you may mail a typed copy. Our mailing address is:
When you mail or fax a devotional, you will receive a letter by mail to let you know that your submission has been received. This will usually be sent within two weeks.
If your devotional has been previously published, you must notify us of that. If your submission is accepted, it cannot be used in another publication without written permission from the Review and Herald.
You will be notified by mail whether or not the devotionals you submitted will be published, rejected, or held for a future year's devotional book. Due to editing and publishing schedules, your submission may not appear in a devotional book until at least two years after we have received it.
From Scholarship Recipients:
I would like to show my deep and sincere appreciation to you for extending to me your arm of fellowship through your scholarship program and to all the women...who have contributed their time and resouce toward helping the less priveleged like me. It is my sincere prayer that one day I will be part of the contributors of this scholarship program. My prayer also is that the Lord Jesus whom we all serve will reward you bountifully and you will know no lack in Jesus name. - Nigeria
At first I would like to thank our almighty God because He has given me a nice opportunity to continue my study. I am so happy becuase of your helping hand. - Bangladesh
I want to thank the Department of Women's Ministries for the financial help, and hope the Lord will continue to bless you so you can bless other female students. Your letter congratulation me on this scholarship gave me so much hope. This money came when I had nowhere to turn for my next dollar - USA
I still remember when I applied for the Women's Ministries Scholarship program....With many prayers, I waited. One week later I got the answer: five applicants were accepted. Mine was one of them. What a blessing for someone in need! What a miracle for someone in prayer! --Peru
Quotes about the Book
I have enjoyed and appreciated each book in this project throughout the years! They furnish minutes and hours of joy! —NAD
Thank you for all you do to help create this beautiful book each year....May God bless you for the way these books touch the hearts and spirits of so many women.—TED
I'm having a great time using the devotional books as gifts. One woman to whom I gave a copy of the latest book at Christmas has just purchased 8 of them herself to use as gifts - all for non-church members, by the way. I'm so grateful that the tenor of the books is "spiritual" rather than "religious" so we can use it so effectively in this manner. —NAD
God bless you all as you bring comfort and encouragement to the women of the world.—SPD
It is a privilege to contribute to a book that is so encouraging and such a benefit to others....I am happy to be a small part of contributing to the scholarships for young women in need. May the dear Lord continue to bless you and your staff in the fine work you're doing.— NAD