My wife, Karen, speaks of “God Nudges” from time to time. I usually reference her nudges to something she read out of her Bible, some verse out of Jerimiah or Corinthians, out of devotional books, or the like. However, I recently discovered that sometimes these nudges have secular roots. Like from out of The New York Times.
I have regrets. I wish that I would have communicated with my brother more during his last years of struggling with Parkinson’s disease. I regret that I didn’t visit my step father more frequently after my mother died. I procrastinated too long and too often and now it is too late. So today, I am listening to the wisdom of Ralph Waldo Emerson who says, “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”
Sherri Maat | 1 min read
I most certainly felt a God Nudge last night. It was opening night of Vacation Bible School. I was an “extra”...
Guest Author | 2 min read
Bill Hybels recalls a life changing moment for him when he was a second grader. His teacher, Miss Van Soelen was reading a Bible story from 1 Samuel 3:1-10 to the class. This is the story where the Lord keeps calling Samuel. After three times, Samuel realizes it is the Lord and says: “Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.”
After the reading, Bill approached his teacher and being amazed that God would speak to a boy, Samuel; he asked her, “Does God still speak to little boys today?” “Absolutely, God still speaks” she answered. She reached into her desk drawer and gave him a piece of paper.
Sherri Maat | 2 min read
Larry, my husband, said “You better jump in your car and go visit Susan.” That was probably a God Nudge. I said,...
Karen Mulder | 2 min read
It was two days before Christmas and a horrible ice storm hit our town. Thousands were without power and the outside temperatures were below freezing.
After cleaning up the kitchen, I sat down for a minute to relax and work on a puzzle. Out of the blue, a family from my church came to my mind. The mother is suffering from a severe mental condition and has been placed in an adult care facility. The father has a major brain injury, and the oldest son has Down syndrome.
Guest Author | 4 min read
We sometimes need a reminder to keep praying for those who need us. I'm a big believer that God nudges us to care...
Karen Mulder | 2 min read
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