Posts Tagged: Sally Lloyd-Jones

Thoughts to make your heart sing for Valentine’s Day

THREE SMALL WORDS “Treasure these words of mine in your heart and in your soul.” DEUTERONOMY 11:18 (ESV) What words does God want you to treasure in the deepest part of you? “Be good”? “Do it better?” “Try harder”? Are those the words God wrote in the Bible for us, to rescue and free us?… Read more »

Picture Books for Valentine’s Day

Did you read my last post about connecting with kids through reading this year? How about a picture book instead of a greeting card for Valentine’s Day? Here are a few we love and recommend! Ten (or so) Favorite Books for LOVE DAY Runaway Bunny “If you run away, I will run after you. For… Read more »

Ten favorite picture books for Christmastime

Do you love Christmas stories as much as I do? What is it about a story? It’s a feeling, an image you can return to, year after year, when you’re little and when you’re grown. A picture book is a place to connect with the ones you love, to dream about years past or years… Read more »

Thoughts for Today: TRUE COLORS

Did you know that leaves aren’t really green? They only seem that way. Each leaf contains chlorophyll–the green color that captures light and turns it into food for the tree. It’s this green that hides the leaf’s true color. In the autumn, trees produce less chlorophyll, the green fades, and so the leaves show their… Read more »

How to talk to God

Did you know that God is always listening to you? Did you know that God can hear the quietest whisper deep inside your heart, even before you’ve started to say it? Because God knows exactly what you need even before you ask him. You see, God just can’t wait to give you all that you… Read more »

For Father’s Day…

One of the most beautiful titles God ever gives himself—along with Defender of Widows—is Father to the Fatherless. Isn’t that wonderful? And he loves us not because we do it right. Not because we do anything. He loves us just because he loves us. It’s the best news for each of us this Father’s Day…. Read more »

Thoughts for today: Still shining

CLOUDS AND MOUNTAINS AND STARS Have you noticed that when it’s cloudy you can’t see the stars? And that sometimes clouds can hide even mountains from you? (Or even skyscrapers?!) For a moment it seems as if there are no stars shining, no mountains standing. Have the mountains moved? Have the stars stopped shining? No…. Read more »

Picture books for welcoming a new baby

You might not know this but I am a big sister. When I was about two—long ago, back in the time of caves, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and parents left children in cars—my little newborn baby sister and I were left in the back of our car while our parents popped out—just a second…. Read more »

Thoughts for Today: LOVE

LOVE What is love? Is it a feeling in your heart? The Bible says Love is much more: it is patient and kind, never bears a grudge, doesn’t demand its own way, always wants the best for someone else, never puts itself first, never gets jealous, isn’t proud, doesn’t boast, isn’t rude, always hopes, never… Read more »

The secret to peace no storm can destroy…

Sheep Hill 2017 was a year of so much hard news—attacks, shootings, political strife—so many days when it was impossible to know what to say. Near the end of the year a tiny island off the coast of Northern Ireland had something to say to me. So—why is this little island with its steep almost… Read more »