July 26, 2013
Welcome to my new website.
In the days and months to come I hope to use this platform to:
~ showcase fiction and non-fiction authors and their books
~ offer commentary on subjects near to my heart
~ relay stories and thoughts on the Christian life
~ address some of my own writing journey
~ share media that inspires, and hopefully pleases
Each morning, my husband and I read a daily lesson from the 365 day devotional, Jesus Calling by Sarah Young.
This treasure was first published in 2004 and it has done very well for the world’s largest Christian publisher, Thomas Nelson, Inc,. By June of 2012 more than five million Jesus Calling® products had been sold worldwide.
This 365-day devotional, available in a variety of formats, is written from the perspective of Jesus speaking directly to the reader with several Scripture verses noted. The author has recorded what she believed Jesus was saying to her through the Scriptures.
Millions of people have found that these daily devotions speak directly to them, and to whatever circumstances they are experiencing at the time. I no sooner had bought this little book, when I had the occasion to give it to a friend who was in need of encouragement. So, then I purchased two more copies, one for me and one to give away the next time I thought someone would be blessed by it. I should have bought them in bulk since to date I’ve given away nearly a dozen.
Jesus Calling comes in a variety of formats. Our current copy is leather bound and includes the actual Scripture verses that are referenced. It’s a time-saver since it doesn’t require a Bible to look up the verses. There is also an adaptation of the book that allows space for journaling each day, and there’s even a version for kids.
So this morning, while it was still dark, I pondered, what should I write in my first blogpost for my new website? I needed guidance. An hour or so later, when we opened our devotional to July 26th ― there it was.
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.” — Psalm 32:8
“Direct me in the path of your commands,
for there I find delight.” — Psalm 119:35
Have you read Jesus Calling? If not, I recommend it highly.