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).

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Diamond Mines and God's Love

by Barbara Latta 

A 7.5 carat diamond was unearthed this week in Arkansas at the Crater of Diamonds State
Gemstones are much sought after.
Park. I grew up 25 miles away from this site which is the only diamond mine in North America, and e
very time we go back to visit my parents our sons want to go look for diamonds. This is not a cave like the image the word mine portrays, rather It’s just a big field of dirt. 

Gemstones of all kinds are much sought after. Jewelry stores abound with sparkling ornaments in every color imaginable for us to adorn ourselves with. At one time all these precious stones were rocks hiding in the earth covered with dirt and darkness. 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Don't give up because of the worn surfaces of your soul

by Barbara Latta

Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them (Psalm 139:16 NKJV).

Electronic books are the latest process for reading.
Electronic books are the latest process for reading. The owner of a device can carry volumes within the weight of a few ounces and access stories with the touch of a finger. 

But nothing replaces the feel of a hard cover or paperback in the hand. I enjoy the texture of the pages as they are turned and the smell of the ink on the paper while a story comes to life.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

National Words Matter Week

by Barbara Latta

The second week of March commemorates National Words Matter Week.
Words are a natural part of our lives. It’s hard to imagine going through one day without saying a single thing. That’s why it is so important to have good communication coming out
Taunts like "sticks and stones" can hurt.
of our mouths.

Sticks and stones
Most of us grew up hearing taunts spit at us by other children on the playground. The usual response would be “sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” While that sounds like a clever retort, nothing could be further from the truth. A wound made by a stick or stone can heal and later is forgotten, but words can stab at our hearts leaving a painful opening in our soul.