New Release: Uplifting Devotionals for Parents
I’m happy to announce that Uplifting Devotionals for Parents is now available as an e-book. Have you ever wanted to resign from parenting? The responsibility is overwhelming some days. Thankfully, we don’t have to parent in our own strength. God walks with us each day, strengthening us, guiding us, and giving us wisdom – if we ask. As you’ll see in these readings, I’m still learning. My prayer is that God will use these devotionals to provide encouragement, help, and joy in your parenting journey.
Here are a few snippets:
- Some of life’s greatest lessons are taught not by what happens but by how I respond in messy situations.
- People who parent children with special needs perform a delicate dance each day, taking into account the individual needs of each child while also making sure necessary tasks are accomplished.
- I need to nurture my own walk with God in order to effectively teach my children to do the same.
- When we accept God’s free gift of salvation, He provides His presence every day, an eternal home in heaven, perfect love, incredible hope, an advocate, an inheritance out of this world, and an amazing family.
- When life is tough and parenting is a struggle, we need to choose to love anyway.
- My top priority as a parent is teaching my children about God and preparing the soil of their hearts to have a personal relationship with Him.
- Christmas is not about chocolate, or presents, or trees, or anything else. It’s about the King, Jesus Christ.
If you would like free graphics of the above quotes to enjoy personally or share on social media, please send me an email with “Devotional graphics” in the subject line.
If you prefer paperback, these devotionals will be included in a devotional bundle written by fellow Canadian authors: Murray Pura, Tracy Krauss, Marcia Lee Laycock, Janice L. Dick, and me. This book is scheduled to be released in the near future.
5 Minute Friday Post – Dare
“Dare to be a Daniel”
“Dare to be different”
“Dare to stand up for what you believe”
“I dare you.”
“How dare you?”
Dare involves some sort of challenge. Risk. Change. Uncertainty.
But with the possibility of fame, big or small. A chance to stand out. To be a leader.
Some dares are public. Like walking across Niagara Falls on a tightrope, pushing a wheelbarrow. Or taking a dare from people who call themselves friends, but really just want to get you in trouble. Or taking a stand for what you believe, even if you know it’s not popular. Like Daniel, who decided he was going to follow God and not eat the fancy food the king was serving. Daniel, who was basically a slave, a captive in a foreign land. Dared. Will I?
5 Minute Friday is a weekly challenge for bloggers to write for (you guessed it) 5 minutes on a given word. No editing. No deleting (it’s HARD!). If you would like to join me and other amazing 5 minute free writing friends, please visit Kate’s blog and linkup!