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, July 31, 2021

Digitally Savvy Grandparents

This week, Dr. Mel Tavares shares her insights on how we can interact with grandchildren if distance or restrictions present struggles. I met Dr. Mel through another writing group we both participate in. Please welcome her and check out her website for more great advice. 

by Dr. Mel Tavares


Digitally Savvy Grandparents

“Hey, Grandma! How do you know so much about TikTok and Instagram?” my then twelve-year-old granddaughter asked inquisitively. 

Looking intently at her facial responses, I inquired, “Does it bother you that I know the social spots you hang out in?” 

She laughed a nervous laugh and replied, “No. Why would it? I don’t even use them.” 

After several seconds of silence, I called her by her Instagram handle. She gasped. “How do you know that? I didn’t tell the family!”  

I smiled and said, “I am a digitally savvy grandma and make it my business to know because I love you and want to be able to stay connected.”

Friday, July 23, 2021

How Do We Show God's Kind of Love to Others?


by Barbara Latta @barbaralatta

We must first define love the way God does.

It is not the emotional, hugging, card-giving, “I want to be with you” feeling.

While we do show these actions and feelings to family members and friends, God’s kind of love goes deeper.

His kind of love is dying to self. Putting the needs of others before our own. Even people we don’t like. Or those who drive us crazy, cut in line, bless us with foul words, or just really don’t like us.

How do we die to self?

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Lessons of Peace From a Sleeping Lizard in a Pink Rose


by Barbara Latta @barbaralatta

Have you seen the picture that has gone viral of a tiny lizard asleep inside a pink rose? The creature was in nocturnal bliss enclosed inside those velvet petals. She was so small the flower created a safe haven. Although the rose had been cut and carried into a house, Lizzie wasn’t disturbed. (I’m taking liberties and calling it a girl and naming her Lizzie).

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Christmas in July with a Giveaway

 by Barbara Latta @barbaralatta

Yes, it’s still six months until Christmas! But I know stores will have the decorations on the shelves along with the school supplies soon, so I am getting a little head start.

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Do You Know About the Newburg Conspiracy of the Revolutionary War?


by Barbara Latta

When thinking about George Washington and the Revolutionary War we think of winning battles, crossing the Delaware on Christmas Eve and the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

But do you know what the Newburg Conspiracy is?