Amber Weigand-Buckley, editor Do you feel like God is calling you to write a book? What would you do if I told you you could reach one person with the…
By Julie Zine Coleman (pictured with her dog Sasha) As the managing editor for Arise Daily, many devotionals come across my desk. Each writer has a story to tell, an…
Rhonda Rhea I accidentally made a wondrous discovery a few years ago. I forgot about the coffee pot and left it on all day. I didn’t have a coffee maker…
by Taylor Bernquist, LH Intern in Leading Hearts Magazine.
I hope every family who reads this devotional thrives more, bonds more, serves more, and learns more about themselves and God.
“AS WE WERE GROWING UP, THERE WERE TRAGEDIES THAT MY GRANDFATHER, THE FIRE CHIEF, HAD TO DEAL WITH— BUT COULDN’T TALK ABOUT. I remember the silence after the night that my grandfather responded to an accident that killed one of my friend’s parents. Because I couldn’t talk to my grandfather about my feelings, I did talk to God. But still, my fear was a lot for me, or for any child, to process,” says veteran author and speaker Karen Whiting.
Her memory of her longing to explore her feelings as a child is what inspired Karen to open the conversation about the importance of service careers as well as the unique needs of first responders and their families in her 26th book—52 Weekly Devotions for Families Called to Serve.(more…)
JENNIFER KENNEDY DEAN 1953-2019
We grieve the passing of well-loved author and speaker Jennifer Kennedy Dean. Her many books became classics as soon as they were published. Her passion for the Word, for prayer, for her family and friends, and her impact on the Kingdom will live on.
IF YOU’RE ANYTHING LIKE ME, ONE OF MY REASONS FOR BEING A CHRISTIAN IS GOING TO HEAVEN. Some years ago, the singer Evie sang a song with the lyric that said, “If heaven never was promised to me, neither God’s promise to live eternally, it’s been worth just having the Lord in my life.”
That’s true when I’m counting my blessings, but I have to be honest, heaven’s still a big part of the deal for me.
With that in mind, I take very seriously biblical warnings like that of Galatians 5:19-20 which lists the things that will hinder me from inheriting the kingdom of God.