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).


Friday, November 26, 2021

Black Friday Gift Giving Suggestions that Offer Insight and Hope


by Barbara Latta

A giveaway at the end of the post! 

It’s that time of year. Christmas music flows through the airwaves on radios and store intercoms. In some parts of the country the weather has cooled off and the crisp air feels like snow and smells like evergreen. The Hallmark Channel is bursting with mistletoe and holly and the oldies we can’t find there can be viewed through DVD.

Black Friday sales have been advertised for weeks and now it’s time to shop. 

Friday, November 19, 2021

A Sabbath Rest for Grief--Exploring Soul Care When You're Grieving with Edie Melson

A Sabbath Rest for Grief - Exploring Soul Care When You're Grieving with Edie Melson

 by Barbara Latta

I had the privilege of interviewing Edie Melson, author of Soul Care When You’re Grieving. This is the third and latest book in the Soul Care series, which consists of Soul Care When You’re Weary, and Soul Care for Writers.

There are many books about handling grief on the market today, but this one is unique in the perspective of combining simple art and creativity with caring for our emotions. The goal of the Soul Care books is to give people who are in a crisis or busy time a way to not be overwhelmed with a big Bible study. Each book contains five short chapters, devotions, and five creative connections.

Friday, November 12, 2021

A Prayer Walk

A Prayer Walk


 Guest post by Candyce Carden

I am excited to welcome Candyce Carden to guest post on this week's blog. She is a true example of a Titus 2 woman. I met Candyce through Lighthouse Bible Studies and have been blessed by her writing and contributions. I know you will enjoy her post and I pray you will be inspired to participate in a prayer walk of your own, especially as we enter this Thanksgiving season. 

Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.

(John 14:23 NIV)

 

My husband of three years and I spent most of October moving and settling into a new house. I’d been praying for months for this future home. That we’d find the perfect one to meet our needs in the right location. That we’d be in it for the holidays. The prayers had been answered.

 Before moving day, the Holy Spirit nudged me to prayer walk through the empty rooms of our house.

 What is a Prayer Walk?

Friday, November 5, 2021

Is It Godly for a Nation to go to War?


by Barbara Latta


War has existed since the first violence against the image of God in the Garden of Eden. Mankind lost that soulish encounter.


Battles have been fought since that time because of the condition of man’s heart. 

Friday, October 29, 2021

Can Curses and Spells Affect a Christian?

 

Can curses and spells affect a Christian?


by Barbara Latta

Witches and devils are much-favored Halloween costumes. Thoughts about spells and curses can be more prominent during this season. Witch doctors still exist who conduct their arts with voodoo dolls. All these dark practices are powered by fear-based words.

This brings up the question, can magic arts, spells, and curses affect a Christian? 

Friday, October 22, 2021

The Great Pumpkin Shows Us 4 Ways to Protect Our Hearts From Deception

The Great Pumpkin shows us 4 ways to protect our hearts from deception

 by Barbara Latta

Poor Linus. Every year he sits shivering in the cold waiting for the Great Pumpkin.

At Christmas, Linus has some great wisdom. When asked what Christmas was all about, he recited the scriptures from the book of Luke. But when it came to Halloween, his grasp of the truth was misdirected.

What can this adorable cartoon character show us about ourselves? We can learn how easy it is to be deceived into believing a lie.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month

 

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The world's attention has been on domestic abuse the last few weeks with the death of Gabby Petito. As October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, guest blogger Terri Webster, shares some vital information about this stain on our society. Terri is a true Titus 2 woman and has been instrumental in helping women in need and at one time started a ministry that helped women who sought a safe refuge after abuse. Her novel, Journey to the Forgotten Coast, spotlights the trauma of domestic abuse. She recently released the sequel to this story in, Island of Refuge. Read to the end of the post to find out about a giveaway for Terri's book. 

by Terri Webster

She may stand in line behind you at the grocery store. You might pass her on the street every day or work side by side at your job. She even sits next to you every week during worship at church.