Karen Jordan

Valentine Reflections

"Did you notice the reflection of the moon on the lake?" As I walked out on our front screened-in porch, I admired the reflections of the full moon and rejoiced at the incredible Valentine's gift from God. What a perfect ending to a wonderful Valentine's Day dinner. Dinner. I had planned a romantic dinner that evening… Continue reading Valentine Reflections

Karen Jordan

Preparing Your Heart and Mind for the Holidays

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thess. 5:15-18). Do the holidays bring painful memories and cloud your vision of God’s blessings?  As I sought God to help me prepare for this coming season of Thanksgiving and celebration, I noticed some powerful biblical… Continue reading Preparing Your Heart and Mind for the Holidays

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Sacred Moments

The radiant fog bank settled just above Lake Cortez at dawn, a stark contrast to the winter landscape surrounding my home. I tried to focus on my writing deadline, but I halted my work to observe the breath-taking view. The glowing mist at sunrise brought a familiar Bible verse to mind, encouraging me to embrace… Continue reading Sacred Moments

Karen Jordan

8 Thanksgiving Promises

A few days ago, I read an inspiring article on the FamilyLife blog by Sabrina Beasley McDonald, "Finding My 'Kinsman Redeemer'." As I read Sabrina's touching story, I remembered praying for her a few years ago, as she faced her first Thanksgiving with her young children without her best friend and companion. Today, as I searched through my blog… Continue reading 8 Thanksgiving Promises

Kathyrn Graves

My Eucharisteo List

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about eucharisteo. I challenged you to begin a list of grace gifts you are thankful for. I began my list in the journal I always thought too beautiful for mere words to fill its pages. The book is perfect for this task. I'm no longer inhibited by it.… Continue reading My Eucharisteo List

Anita Agers Brooks

Writing Challenges into Gratitude

By day, I manage a large river resort, crossing paths with thousands of people every summer. The work requires long hours, exhausting days, and more headaches than I sometimes believe I can tolerate. For me, it tests God's mandate to be thankful for everything -- too often I fail the test. However, my writing is… Continue reading Writing Challenges into Gratitude