Miss Kathy gives this book FIVE STARS!
For most families, the days rush through the tick-tock of the clock allowing little quality time together in the wake of a packed schedule serving one need or another. Yet the most important need is the soul necessity of time with God--as an individual and as a family.
Karen Whiting addressed this vital part of family life in her book 52 Weekly Devotions for the Busy Family.
But summer 2019 finds Karen's prolific pen launching the sequel to the busy family devotional, focusing on specific families who serve as military personnel, police officers, EMTs, clergy, and other first-responders.
52 Weekly Devotions for Families Called to Serve is written with the unique nature of service-oriented families who find themselves pulled in many stressful directions on any given day. Reliance on the keeping and enabling power of God to help them meet challenging, tragic, or dangerous duties in the context of their work day is a must. Often, quick prayers and delayed down time add to the burden of the well intentioned Christian family who burn the candle at both ends. Family separations due to shift work or military service or some other travel laden career requires diligent and creative planning to nurture growing children in the Lord.
Karen's new book is the tool for the job!
Got 5 minutes one day? Read the insightful devotion for the week. Fifty-two relevant topics to Christian discipleship and service-oriented family issues that affect our lives plant the seed of God's sovereignty for the week. On subsequent days, optional chat prompts allow the reading to be explored through discussion on the way to school, work, shopping, or over a meal. Simple, object-lesson-type activities planned for another day in the week employ crafts, games, scrapbooking, team-building challenges, and food to make the select devotional thought sticky in heart and mind. A wide range of activities engaging multiple age levels gives this devotional the flexibility service-oriented families need.
Make time for one part of these interactive devotionals, or more, as your weekly demands allow. But make the time and use this tool--a valuable addition to your Family Literacy Lifestyle library collection that you'll return to again and again.
For homeschool families, the variety of activities, Scripture covered, and user-friendly nature of this devotional makes it a perfect compliment to your weekly Bible lessons--whether you are a family called to unique first-responder service or not. Use this devotional and list those your family personally knows who are called to service careers and as you learn about the unique challenges faced by them through this thoughtful devotional, pray for them.
Make your week of service include service to God and family with this comprehensive guide to devotions for multi-generational worship!
Karen Whiting www.karenwhiting.com has a heart to grow tomorrow’s wholesome families today. She lets creativity flow into her writing to encourage women, families, and children. Her recent book, The Gift of Bread: Recipes for the Heart and the Table reflects her passion for bread, sharing meals, and growing up helping at her grandparent’s restaurant.
She is an international speaker, former television host of Puppets on Parade, certified writing and marketing coach, and author of twenty-five books for women, children, and families. She’s written more than 700 articles for more than sixty periodicals and is the marketing columnist for The Christian Communicator, time management columnist for Leading Hearts, and craft columnist for the Kid’s Ark.
Her awards include the Christian Retailing Best Award, children’s nonfiction (The One Year My Princess Devotions) and the Military Writer’s Society of America Gold Medal (Stories of Faith and Courage from the Home Front).
She enjoys adventure and rode a camel in the Canary Islands; white water rafted in Australia; rode horseback in Jamaica’s ocean; and enjoyed scuba diving off the coast of Bermuda.
I'm a writer, speaker, and dramatist who loves treasure hunts in thrift stores, antique shops, vintage books, and God's Word ~ not necessarily in that order!