Daily Inspiration in an App – a Giveaway

by Lolli

My daughter loves to communicate via text messages. Frankly, I love it too. Quick, convenient, and your message is delivered.

Wouldn’t it be great if all messages could be sent as received as easily as a text?
My phone is always with me, but I use my phone less as a phone than as a take-care-of-everything communication tool. I do everything with my phone – email, update facebook and twitter, read, play, set alarms, and more.

In the last few weeks, I have reviewed two fantastic daily devotional apps – Jesus Calling and Live Loved.

We’re giving away 3 of each daily devotional app

 
To enter to win one of the apps, let us know how you make time for your daily (or sometimes not-so-daily) devotionals.

We will chose 6 comments randomly to win one either the Live Loved or the Jesus Calling apps. The contest will end on Friday, August 26 and the winners will be announced that weekend.

The Live Loved App and the Jesus Calling app are available in iTunes for iPhone, iTouch, and iPad, but it is coming soon to Android, too!
 

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom managing editor Lolli. You can find Lolli blogging at Better in Bulk and tweeting at @1momof5.

Note: We are being compensated for our time to field test the Jesus Calling app and the Live Loved and let our readers know about it, but as always thoughts and opinions are uniquely our own.



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Lolli is a busy mother of five kids, ranging in age from 8 to 16, photographer, and author of Better in Bulk. Her blog has a little bit of everything – parenting, life in a large family and photography with a central tie-in: Bringing moms together to learn, connect, and enjoy life. Connect with Lolli on Twitter (@1momof5) and on Facebook.

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1 Barbie August 17, 2011 at 9:11 pm

I like to get up early, before the kids, and sit with my coffee and my Bible. That’s on the good days. Otherwise, I have my prayer time in the car on the way to work and squeeze my Bible time in at night after they go to bed.

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2 Desiree August 17, 2011 at 10:31 pm

I don’t have a set time for devotionals.. Although, I think I’d be more inclined if I had access to these great resources.

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3 Elizabeth August 18, 2011 at 9:40 am

Seems like Barbie and I are on the same page. Quiet time and devotions with a cup of coffee before the kids wake up is what I strive for. I love when that time actually works out. I’m a much better mom when it does! However, with four kids that time can be unpredictable at best.

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4 CaroleM August 18, 2011 at 9:46 am

I admit I’m lacking with doing my devotions regularly – I often talk to the Lord during my daily walks, but it’s the reason I’m interested in these apps.

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5 LaVonne
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August 18, 2011 at 9:54 am

I go two devotionals in my email. Once for women and one generic video one.

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6 Sarah at themommylogues August 18, 2011 at 11:40 am

I’ve been using one of my Bible apps to read the Bible in 90 days. I’m on Day 32. It’s been great because my phone is always with me, so I can read a chapter whenever I have a moment. I’ve really enjoyed getting a feel for the context of the Bible as a whole.

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7 Mona August 18, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Long ago I use to sit up at night and read Devotion’s before bedtime. My husband and I have the Empty Nest (that fills up daily). I was laid off work due to cut backs after ten years of Teaching Art at a private school. Now most of my devotional time is sporadic, intermittent and scattered among the things I do through out my day. I have devotional books collecting dust on my bed side table occasionally I dust them off and read them. Mostly I talk to Jesus through out the day … I never forget to thank Him every time I eat, and many times that turns into prayer time. I pray at the computer when I read about people and things on my heart. I have an Itouch, so I can keep up with “things”. I think adding a devotional would be something I would do to “Bring God into” that part of my “almost” daily devotional time. God is with me everywhere, so why not take His word with me and read it any time, any where. I’d love to win and give it a try.

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8 Shannon Smith August 18, 2011 at 12:40 pm

I keep saying am, so I can start my day right but usually @ night. Taking kids 2 school, I only listen to praise/worship & open my daily verse app & think on it for awhile.

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9 Tiffany August 18, 2011 at 12:54 pm

One of my favorite Christian writers, Robert Gelinas, uses scriptural references for his kids in order to spend time with God WHILE spending time with his children. The scriptural blessings his speaks over his children engages him in THE WORD and with his children at the same time. Well, my life is a little crazy for each child to have a scripture but each of my four children have biblical figures that I associate them with. When I’m thinking about or playing with that child, I also think about how God used that particular person and what I want my child to learn from that person’s life. So, here’s to my Ruth, Solomon, Moses and Esther!

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10 Jennifer D. August 18, 2011 at 1:01 pm

I try and do devotionals before I even get out of bed!!

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11 Angel S. August 18, 2011 at 2:24 pm

I read my bible every night before bed. I like to reflect the day and prepare for the next. I would love to try this!

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12 Diane H August 21, 2011 at 1:42 pm

I get up every morning and use You Version to get my Bible reading done! Can’t get started on the day without it

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13 Debby August 23, 2011 at 12:30 am

EITHER OF THESE WOULD BE WONDERFUL AND HANDY TO HAVE!

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14 Alison August 23, 2011 at 12:31 am

This is a great thing to have and how useful it would be to me.

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15 Stacey August 23, 2011 at 12:34 am

This would be much easier to read than my Bible. Great giveaway!

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16 Jason August 23, 2011 at 12:35 am

I would love to have either one of these. I would use it for sure!

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17 Carols119 August 23, 2011 at 1:53 pm

I try to have devotional books all over the house so if I have a few minutes I can pick one up and read it. I also have the bible app on my phone so if I find myself somewhere waiting I can pull it up and read. I would love to have this app. Thanks!!!

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18 Debra August 23, 2011 at 7:16 pm

I try to have devotional readings at different places in my home and office. It only takes 5 minutes, and that is 5 minutes for Moms!! Either one would be awesome to win.

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19 Stacey August 23, 2011 at 7:17 pm

I always read my devotionals while I am waiting on my son to get out of school. It is peaceful, warm, and I can really concentrate. I would love either one of these.

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20 Amy August 23, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Any place I can read is where I have my devotional readings. I have a small baby so it is hard right now to read and be able to comprehend what I am reading! I would love either prize.

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21 Alison August 23, 2011 at 7:19 pm

I always read outside in the sun under my umbrella. It is peaceful and I feel closer to God outside on sunny days. I would love to have either one of these and thanks for giving me the chance to win.

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22 Chardelle Spencer August 26, 2011 at 9:40 pm

It seems as if the only time I get to have daily devotion with the Lord is at night. When everyone is asleep and I’m able to reflect and focus on the day and if I was what the Lord needed me or wanted me to be. I would love to be able to just get up in the morning and have a verse ready for me to focus in on through out the day. I know that it would start my day off right and I can overcome any obstacle that comes my way, verses dealing with it at night.

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23 Storm August 30, 2011 at 8:52 pm

We start our homeschooling day with prayers and devotions. My children have learned the “art” of praying and truly believe in the power of prayer.

I have been blessed with various faith related books and I try to read from one book each morning and night.

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