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…)