[guestpost]This is a guest post by Barbara Kain Parker. She’s become a wonderful online friend sharing God’s love in many ways, including social media. [/guestpost] My 22-month-old granddaughter’s little arms clung desperately to her father, her eyes bright with tears of frustration and pain, and her head resting on his shoulder. She was sick and feverish. The look on her
Serving God can be exciting, but unchecked momentum can drag us into the murky middle. The more we strive to get things done, the harder life becomes. When we trudge through tedious days, it’s time to tap into our supernatural filter for the murky middle — prayer. Murky Middle Before I moved to Nevada, I lived a few minutes from
Like me, you probably set spiritual goals for the New Year, but life can sabotage best intentions. When apathy whispers, “quit,” find your zeal for a spiritual life. For the past few weeks, we’ve considered How to Find Your Destiny and how to Find Freedom to Live Your God Story. God gives us clarity as we move forward. New opportunities
The New Year is a contemplative season. We look back and wonder if we’ve reached our goals and potential. Did we stray from our life’s destiny? We summarize our objectives for the New Year, learn from disappointments, and forge new goals to reach our destiny. But what if we don’t know our destiny? What if we’re in a rut floundering
© Lightstock “Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.” Colossians 4:6 New American Standard Bible Christmas Traditions Open Doors This week, I decorated my Christmas tree. A well-worn box contained handmade ornaments. Each ornament told a story, but the story I wanted my two-year-old granddaughter to understand would
© Lightstock “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” Luke 2:14 New King James Version Hearts are often receptive to learn about Jesus during the Christmas season. But busyness leaves little margin for unexpected opportunities. I recently learned how to show goodwill amid the bustle. My granddaughter is twenty-two-months-old with a rich vocabulary that
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