Kate Battistelli & Family When our only daughter turned 18 months, I found I was pregnant with baby number two. I quickly lost the baby due to an ectopic (tubal)…
Sharon Tedford “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me because the Lord has anointed me…” Isaiah 61:1 Songwriting has been my creative outlet for many years. As an…
Christmas holds many fond memories. When I was a child in the United States, my English mother continued to celebrate Christmas as though we still lived in England. Penelope Carlevato…
All of the busyness helps keep us mentally engaged and helps combat some of the emotions that arise during the year. Dr Saundra Dalton-Smith | ichoosemybestlife.com in Leading Hearts magazine…
by Intern Breanna Berry in Leading Hearts Magazine Interview with Authors Sioni Rodriguez and Schelia Singley IMAGINE YOURSELF IN A POSITION YOU NEVER WOULD HAVE THOUGHT TO BE IN. Had…
I AM A TRUE BO PEEP. I GREW UP ON A SUFFOLK SHEEP FARM IN IDAHO. I was a fourth-generation shepherd. If there is something I am familiar with, it is sheep! So, when I wrote on Psalm 23 for my book Discovering Hope in the Psalms, it was a very personal, very encouraging and very comforting review of the first verses I memorized — and lived — as a child.
And for all of us, in today’s world of uncertainties and unfathomable tribulations, our heart longs to be protected and provided for by a Good Shepherd.(more…)
I PRAY YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE STAYING SAFE during these unprecedented times by practicing physical distancing from others, extreme hygiene measures and doing the needed self-care to keep your immune system healthy.
This past week has been one of the longest periods of “down-time” I’ve had in months. After having six speaking events postponed in March/April, I find myself looking for ways to best use this time. The two types of R.E.S.T I have needed most are social rest and spiritual rest.
I have come to dislike the term social distancing. During times of chaos, we need those people who are calming and life-giving in our lives.
Social rest isn’t about getting away from people, rather it’s about being restored and renewed by the energy and presence of positive individuals.
I never had the slightest interest in becoming a missionary. It looked too hard and too dirty, and I didn’t like the clothes.
WHEN I THINK OF MISSIONARIES, I THINK OF FEARLESS, RUGGED, SELFLESS PEOPLE, bravely going wherever God calls.
It’s funny because now, as an adult and a missionary, it’s very easy to see why I’m still not suited to missions.
1. I have no sense of direction.
I do not know the way to places I have gone to regularly for years. I get lost in buildings. My husband says I can’t find my way out of a paper bag. I rely on 7-year-olds to get me where I need to go. And yet, I lead mission teams around the world.(more…)
Christmas 2019 issue Cover Girls Michelle Medlock Adams and Bethany Jett talk about their collaboration over 2 recent book releases: Platinum Faith and They Call Me Mom. What is the secret to synergizing your co-writing skills? Bethany and Michelle (bethanyandmichelle.com) give us that insider perspective and more.
Get this issue of Leading Hearts free delivered straight to your mobile device by texting LEADINGHEARTS to 64600. Visit Leadinghearts.com for more info.(more…)
I just returned home from a week in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. My husband and I enjoyed some sightseeing while we were there, but the main purpose of our trip was for the Hearties Family Reunion.
I’ve been blessed to co-author the When God Calls the Heart devotional books with Brian Bird. He’s the executive producer and co-creator of When Calls the Heart, Hallmark’s #1 show.
Each year, the fans of the show — the Hearties — are invited to a family reunion in Vancouver.
The event sells out in minutes when it opens for registration, with hundreds of more folks on a waiting list. It’s a fun weekend with panels from the cast members of When Calls the Heart and the spin-off series When Hope Calls, sessions with the production crew and Hallmark executives, opportunities for photos with the stars of the shows, and time to bond with other Hearties from around the world.(more…)