Writing devotionals in an email for a prayer team was how I got started. My mother and I began writing blog posts once a week in the early 2000s.
How I started writing devotionals
“Driving with Anna” devotionals were written when my children were preteens and teenagers. I went from being home almost non-stop as a home school mom to driving my kids to events and school most afternoons and evenings. I dreaded the beginning of school and the rigid schedule. No longer could I play movies in the evening because homework came first! Loving my children and teaching love and respect in my home became my focus.
Writing devotionals give me peace
The “Remembrance Book” was developed from the spiral book of index cards on the dashboard of my car—the help I needed from verses God gave me for times of panic or discouragement.
I wrote Fitting it All In after my children were all in college. They moved out and moved in as they tried different levels of independence. Once they left high school (and before increasing amounts), I changed rules from asking permission to informing me of their plans. I expected them to make decisions for themselves as young adults, but I tried to be available as a sounding board or for advice.
Meanwhile, my father and father-in-law began to show signs of dementia, and my mother and mother-in-law became caregivers. I live far from each set of parents, and after I lost my job, I spent time flying out and supporting from a distance.
What devotionals help you?
I felt pulled from all directions, my children, parents, husband, and career. What should I do?
I wrote Be Strong and Courageous just before I began the last four years of hardship. God knew I needed to prepare with many verses concerning fear, panic, despair, and disappointment. I needed strength, courage, and hope to stay focused on the path and keep moving. Our family motto became ‘One Step at a Time.’
Hymns Erased the Confusion in his Mind
My father suffered from dementia for years. He loved to hear music. Later, in a nursing home, my mother played hymns for him. They held hands and enjoyed peaceful interludes. When my mother sang to him, he smiled. As time progressed, he would close his eyes as he listened. For my mother, the lyrics took on new meaning. Thus, “Sing Me To Heaven” was born.
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Daily Prayers for 4 Weeks!
These daily prayer guides are based on scripture, so you can pray boldly, confident you are praying for God’s will. Each daily prayer guide contains 8 different prayers. The protection prayer should be prayed daily along with the others. The other prayers are set by the day of the week, so you know which prayer touse. You have a new daily prayer guide for each week, giving you 4 weeks without repeating the prayers.More info →
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As a mother of three children, I lived in my car struggling to be on time. How could I hold myself together and bring God's grace to my remembrance?More info →