God's Roadmap

Now may the Lord Jesus Christ and our Father God, who loved us and in his wonderful grace gave us eternal comfort and a beautiful hope that cannot fail, encourage your hearts and inspire you with strength to always do and speak what is good and beautiful in his eyes (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 TPT).


Saturday, April 10, 2021

Who Is Our Neighbor?


by Katherine Pasour @katherinepasour

@barbaralatta

Please welcome guest blogger, Katherine Pasour. We are fellow members of Lighthouse Bible Studies and contributors to Refresh magazine. I know you will enjoy reading her insights on Jesus' story of the Good Samaritan and discovering the provision she received during a scary time. Her reflections show us how a Titus 2 woman responds and becomes an example to others.

Saturday, April 3, 2021

You Can't Kill a Peep

 


by Barbara Latta

When I was a child, Easter was a big deal full of excitement. It was almost like Christmas. We got new clothes, a basket full of candy and toys, and enjoyed Easter egg hunts.

All the girls wore patent leather shoes, dresses full of stiff petticoats, and we carried spring purses. White-gloved hands clutched new Bibles that had been part of the basket bounty.

And what about those Peeps? They appear out of nowhere every year then disappear back into hiding until the next Easter season. I think merchants just store them in the back room from year to year and bring them out again in the spring. Mold won’t grow on them, they won’t melt, and I don’t even think bugs like them. You can’t kill a Peep!

Saturday, March 27, 2021

What Can Palm Sunday Teach us Today?

 

What can Palm Sunday teach us today?
by Barbara Latta

In biblical culture, palm branches signified a victorious leader or redeemer. Palm branches were embossed on coins and used as rewards to the victors in games. By waving palms when Jesus entered Jerusalem, the people cheered because they anticipated political freedom.

One week later they had all turned on Him. He didn’t do what they expected. He stood by and let the religious leaders take Him. He didn’t fight back when the Romans arrested Him.

They were disappointed again. They said He did miracles but couldn’t save Himself.

But He didn’t come to save Himself from the cross. He came to save them and us because He went to the cross.

What can Palm Sunday teach us today?

Saturday, March 20, 2021

What Can We Learn from Isaac and Rebekah's Parental Mistakes?

 

Isaiah 44:3
by Barbara Latta
 

As women who have passed the middle point of our lives and have probably already raised our children, can we still glean value from Isaac and Rebekah’s mistakes?

Jacob and Esau took sibling rivalry to another whole level. You can read their story in Genesis 25:22-34 and Genesis 27-33.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

7 Ways to Receive Wisdom From God

 

7 Ways to Receive Wisdom From God

by Barbara Latta

Who doesn’t want wisdom? Life is full of hurdles and without spiritual guidance we can trip and fall into emotional holes. Hearing from God is essential to living a successful life.

When we are connected to the Supreme Ruler of the universe, the counsel needed to navigate circumstances is made available. But it is up to us to discover what God has given us.

Saturday, March 6, 2021

4 Lessons I Learned From a Painful Mistake

4 Lessons I Learned From a Painful Mistake

by Barbara Latta

Antiques have a way of reminding us of our past. Whether good or bad, memories surface that take us back in time, create laughter or pain, and connect us to friends and family.

I saw this old washer on display and immediately the reminder of a childhood decision popped into my mind. Memories that taught me 4 lessons I learned from a painful mistake. 

Saturday, February 27, 2021