Speaking for the Lord

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Showing the women how to draw creation days from the Answers in Genesis website.

What an incredible week! Last Thursday, I did a book party in the Chicago area. On Friday and Saturday, I spoke as the keynote for a women’s conference at Cornerstone URC in Hudsonville, MI. And on Monday, I met with two publishers in Grand Rapids.

As I drove on Thursday toward Chicago, a tune kept running through my mind. I couldn’t think of the words or identify the song, but I thought it might begin with, “Speak to me” or something similar. When I arrived at my host’s home, I asked her about it. She’s an accomplished pianist and organist, and she immediately identified it as “Speak, O Lord.” She printed off the lyrics, which I’m pasting here so you can see how they fit with my experiences.

Speak, O Lord, as we come to You
To receive the food of Your Holy Word.
Take Your truth, plant it deep in us;
Shape and fashion us in Your likeness,
That the light of Christ might be seen today
In our acts of love and our deeds of faith.
Speak, O Lord, and fulfill in us
All Your purposes for Your glory.

Teach us, Lord, full obedience,
Holy reverence, true humility.
Test our thoughts and our attitudes
In the radiance of Your purity.
Cause our faith to rise; cause our eyes to see
Your majestic love and authority.
Words of pow’r that can never fail—
Let their truth prevail over unbelief.

Speak, O Lord, and renew our minds;
Help us grasp the heights of Your plans for us—
Truths unchanged from the dawn of time
That will echo down through eternity.
And by grace we’ll stand on Your promises,
And by faith we’ll walk as You walk with us.
Speak, O Lord, till Your church is built
And the earth is filled with Your glory.

(Words and Music by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend)

My prayer about the “Soul Rest: Resting in God” conference had long been that God would speak through me, feeding the women through His Word and planting His truth deep inside each of us. My desire was for God to shape us in His likeness that we might go forth and show His love, fulfilling His purposes for His glory.

Presentations spoke about obedience, humility, as well as developing thoughts and attitudes that contribute to rest. The radiance of God’s purity reminded me of the last line of my final presentation, about how “the pale moon of each individual I must fade in the blazing sun of the great I AM.” I had written my talks with a view to showing hearers not only God’s power and authority, but also His great love. The presentations were saturated with Scripture’s “words of power.” I had written at length about renewing our minds to focus on God’s plans and His eternal truths, His gracious promises, and our walk in the Spirit. It seemed the song had been written for me and all the women at the conference.

That Thursday evening, I enjoyed fellowship with about a dozen women at a book party, and I left the next morning for Michigan. I was able to check into my hotel room early and had lunch with a woman with whom I’ve communicated for years regarding my books published by Reformed Fellowship, for which she works. It was great to finally meet this forever sister in person, and she was extremely helpful, showing me the church and helping me set up (and tear down after the conference). I had a light dinner (I was too nervous to eat much for a few days before the conference) with conference organizers, who were a terrific bunch of friendly and kind sisters in the Lord. Then women began to arrive for the conference. What a joy to meet many I’d communicated with by email, but met now for the first time face-to face! Two I met were the wife of my editor at Christian Renewal and the secretary for that magazine. After the first presentation, I had the opportunity to chat with my editor, when he and the secretary’s husband came in to pick up their wives.

The next day, I presented twice and signed books when I had free time. While I was signing books before the last session, some women gathered at the front of the sanctuary for an informal hymn sing. Suddenly, the strains of “Speak, O Lord” wafted out to me. Tears filling my eyes, I explained the connection to the women standing by my table and we all agreed how amazingly God sometimes works in our lives. I was still signing books as women filed into the sanctuary and found their seats. The song leader asked several women to come forward and sing a song before the afternoon presentation began. Can you guess what they sang? Yes, “Speak, O Lord.”

By the time I got on stage, I was pretty emotional. I shared how God had been speaking to me through that song, although I wish I’d taken time to go through the lyrics and point it all out, as I did earlier in this post. But I’m not sure I had my copy of the lyrics with me, and I might not have made it through that process without breaking down.

Throughout the conference, God blessed me with many meaningful interactions with women, including times I prayed with some and times others prayed for me.

That Saturday evening, I was incredibly blessed to spend some time with the Christian Renewal people. For one thing, I could actually eat! But primarily because this was the first time ever that the editor and secretary and I were together. I felt like part of a visible team of which I’ve been an invisible member for years.

On Sunday, I worshiped at a Sovereign Grace URC in Grand Rapids and had lunch at the home of a couple I know. The husband had edited my book on infant loss, and the wife had edited both my published devotionals. I also spent some lovely time with a nephew and his wife who live in Grand Rapids.

On Monday, I attended meetings at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (the home of Reformation Heritage Books). After a tour of the beautiful building, I joined everyone present for their usual 10:00 prayer meeting. Then Dr. Beeke and a few others met with me to discuss a proposed project. Before I left the Seminary, I signed a contract to write with Dr. Beeke a book called Puritan Heroes. The goal is to publish this in a similar format to RHB’s popular book, Reformation Heroes. It may come out at the end of 2017 or in 2018. While at PRTS, I had the opportunity to do some research in its extensive library of Puritan resources.

That afternoon, I also met with an acquisitions editor at a different publishing house. I’ve been communicating with her for some time regarding Exoneree (a memoir collaboration with Uriah Courtney, who was wrongfully convicted and incarcerated for over eight years). She and her team had already reviewed the manuscript and expressed an interest, but preferred that it be cut down by nearly 20,000 words. She wanted to hear about my January trip to San Diego, when Uriah and I met with the California Innocence Project’s book club and participated in their discussion about the memoir. She shared some promising information about possible opportunities, and I’m more eager than ever to focus on revising the manuscript and book proposal.

In God’s providence, I was able to avoid the busiest Chicago freeways during rush hour by driving down into Indiana to spend the night with a friend. She and another friend and I enjoyed a great evening together, and I was blessed with a good night’s rest. The next morning, I drove on secondary roads until I got on I-80 at Morris, IL, far past the heaviest traffic that makes me feel like a bug boxed in by trucks. I arrived safely home yesterday afternoon. My husband was already home from work and happy to see me (as I was to see him). My little lapdog, Libby, nearly licked me to death. She always mopes around and barely eats while I’m gone. My husband says she must think that if she fasts and prays enough I’ll come back home. But she ate all her food last evening.

God spoke. He was with me every step and every mile of this amazing adventure. It was exhausting, but exhilarating to see Him working through everything!

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Two new books launched

DSCN4962What a fun Friday! A radio interview and book signing doubled the fun during my local launch of two new books. Between 10:15 and 10:45 yesterday (December 19), Patricia interviewed me on the local Christian radio station, KCWN 99.9. After that, I signed books during the station’s Christmas open house until 1:00. I want to thank General Manager, Bev De Vries, and DJ Patricia for their gracious hospitality. The station’s facility is decorated beautifully, and entering it feels like stepping into a welcoming home.

Patricia made the interview completely painless. In fact, it was a lot of fun. Growing up as the middle child in a pastor’s family, she felt a lot of affinity for my book-boy Matthew. Talking about him and the problems he faces in Matthew Muddles Through was a hoot. She shared her enthusiasm for the story with listeners.

Bev De Vries took this picture through the production room window while Patricia and I were on the air.
Bev De Vries took this picture through the production room window while Patricia and I were on the air.

We then discussed my other new release, Discovering Delight: 31 Meditations on Loving God’s Law. She described it as going “deep” and we talked about the writing style, which Aimee Byrd called “a commendable style of commentary meets personal devotion.” Patricia and I also spoke briefly about Little One Lost: Living with Early Infant Loss and A Month of Sundays: 31 Meditations on Loving God’s Law. Before I went off the air, I had the opportunity to share my excitement about my current memoir collaboration project with Uriah Courtney, who was recently exonerated after more than eight years of wrongful incarceration.

booksBook signings are always enjoyable. It’s great to meet new friends and experience the support of existing ones. The best kind of book signings are when a steady stream of people comes in and I have time to speak to each person individually. And this was one of those signings with wonderful opportunities to talk to individuals, including some people I hadn’t seen for years.

I’m thankful for the doors God opens and I grateful he equips me to walk through them. books-2

Visit those in prison

With Rev. Nathan Brummel and John Surowiec after teaching a writing seminar at Divine Hope Reformed Seminary in Danville prison in Illinois.
Rev. Nathan Brummel, Glenda Mathes, and John Surowiec

Matthew records some of Christ’s most terrifying and sobering words about Judgment Day. In Matthew 7: 21-23, Jesus warns that righteous actions are meaningless without genuine faith. And in Matthew 25:31-46, he describes how he will separate the sheep from the goats, the latter of which will include those who didn’t feed the hungry, assuage the thirsty, welcome the stranger, clothe the naked, or visit the sick and those in prison.

That final category has long been the last bastion of my personal disobedience. As much as possible, I ignored Christ’s command to visit those in prison. It was so far beyond my comfort zone that it was more than off my radar; it was out of the atmosphere.

When Rev. Nathan Brummel spoke at our church last fall and suggested in private conversation that I should consider speaking to women at the Rockville Correctional Center and teaching a seminar on writing to the men at Danville Correctional Center, I mumbled, “I don’t know,” but my mind screamed, “No!”

Still the Spirit worked in my rebellious heart and I finally agreed. I share these reflections not to focus on any person (especially me), but to demonstrate how great God is and with the hope of igniting in you a spark that might eventually burst into flames that incinerate any lingering intimidation.

Speaking to a womens group at a church in the Illiana area
Speaking to a women’s group                              at a church in the Illiana area

I initially didn’t want to go through all the stress of preparing speaking presentations, and I certainly didn’t want to step through the secure doors of any prison. But I tried to submit my stubborn will to God’s sovereign will.

Heartfelt prayer combined with focusing less on myself and more on Christ quieted my spirit. By God’s grace, I could walk through clanging doors and metal detectors without my jelly legs giving way. I could walk through halls crowded with prisoners without fear, even smiling and greeting them. And I could thoroughly enjoy interacting with the men in Divine Hope Reformed Bible Seminary as I shared some writing tips with them.

Eager students with sharp minds and teachable spirits, these men remained engaged and asked lots of questions that kept me on my teaching toes. Even though we concentrated on writing skills and practices, their Christian faith was evident. They repeatedly expressed appreciation for the instruction, but especially for our simple action of coming to visit them in prison.

That evening and the next day, I participated with Paula Brummel and Annette Gysen in leading a conference on Resting in God to women inmates at the Rockville, IN, facility. On Friday evening, we led book discussions on my devotional, A Month of Sundays: 31 Meditations on Resting God, which a donor had contributed to women signing up for the conference. What an incredibly humbling experience to hear firsthand how God is using something I’d written to touch the lives of these women! It was as if he peeled back the veil and showed me a glimpse of his work behind the scenes.

In my first presentation on Saturday, I encouraged the women to rest in our Triune God’s steadfast love by trusting in the Father’s sovereignty, believing in the Son’s salvation, and walking in the Spirit’s sanctification. Paula then spoke passionately about God’s ordinance for Sabbath rest, and how it applies not only to the past, but also to the present, as well as what it means for the future. After lunch, Annette used meaningful real-life examples to discuss resting in God during times of suffering. In my final presentation, I talked about how we need to surrender all to Jesus in submission to his will, in sorrow for our sins, and in selflessness toward others. I stressed that resting in God primarily involves focusing less on self and more on Christ.

Like the men at Danville, these women told us how grateful they were for the visit. Their love for the Lord shone in their faces and sparkled in their speech. We concluded our visit with singing and prayer, the final song being “Amazing Grace.”

The next day, at morning worship in my own church, the last song was “Amazing Grace.” I sang with tears running down my face, clinging to my husband. All I could see was an image of those women’s glowing faces.

Don’t be afraid to open the intimidating door of visiting those in prison. God can and will equip even the most reluctant and terrified Christian. I’m living proof. Trust him!

The above article by Glenda Mathes appeared on pages 18 & 19 of the June 25, 2014, issue of Christian RenewalThe article prefaced this one about my brother in the Lord, Uriah Courtney, wrongfully incarcerated for eight years. And in this earlier blog post, I wrote about how God’s work was evident at every turn during my time in Illiana.

AMOS on sale!

AMOS coverAmazon is currently selling my A Month of Sundays: 31 Meditations on Resting in God for only $7.20! What a bargain! At that price, you should buy several for Christmas gifts.

UPDATE: Reformation Heritage Books is offering it at half price! Only $5!

Creator, creation, and creativity

CIMG4024Glen West 2013 perfectly blended creativity and community with work and worship. The tag line for Image Journal proclaims: Art, Faith, Mystery. At Glen West, those theoretical concepts became experiential realities.

The high desert plateau setting of Santa Fe was new to me and played a crucial role in the entire experience. If I were talking about a novel, I’d say that setting became a character in the narrative.

Nature was the subject of Larry Woiwode’s remarks one morning when he opened the fiction workshop by reading from Psalm 19. Here are the first four verses of this Psalm from the English Standard Version:

The heavens declare the glory of God,
    and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours out speech,
    and night to night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words,
    whose voice is not heard.
Their voice goes out through all the earth,
    and their words to the end of the world.

In related remarks, Woiwode said, “Words are coming from the Word who created the world, and we can pick them up if we listen.”

He added, “Nature itself communicates the hidden attributes of God.” He encouraged us to observe nature by looking and listening.

“Pay attention in that careful way to nature,” he urged. “Nature will speak to you.”

Receptive observation helps us write true descriptions that convey the Creator.

“In descriptions done with fidelity,” he said, “the reader should sense the supernatural.”

Surrounded by layered blue mountains and green-dotted brown hills, surveying majestic clouds in clear sky, and breathing Santa Fe’s rare air, I sensed the supernatural. Never before have I felt so intensely and consistently in the presence of God. I rested and gloried in the Creator, his creation, and his great gift of creativity.

And, after a years-long involuntary hiatus from writing poetry, that week I wrote this poem:

At 7000 feet

I walk slowly
drink frequently
and breath deeply

I am far from home
and at rest in it

My love is distant
but Love fills my heart

I balance
on the precipice
of paradox

In the city of holy faith
modern adobe
and sun-warmed sage
I glory in creative energy

And in the presence
of I AM,
I fades

© 2013 Glenda Faye Mathes

A Month of Sundays free at Challies!

AMOS coverTim Challies is famous for his book reviews and “Free Stuff Fridays” on his blog: challies.com

Today he’s giving away packages from Reformation Heritage Books, including copies of my devotional, A Month of Sundays: 31 Meditations on Resting in GodHead over to challies.com to register for your chance to win!

Signing books and meeting people

Lee-me-cThe best thing about book signings is interacting with people. I’m blessed to have many wonderful friends from my church family, like my dear friend, Lee, and others who came in last evening while I was signing copies of A Month of Sundays: 31 Meditations on Resting in God.

I’m also blessed to have a highly supportive family, whose members turn out in amazing numbers for my book signings. I love seeing those smiling faces walk through the door! And it just doesn’t get any better than when your two-year-old grandson climbs up on your lap before he even gets his coat off!Grandma loves me

But I also like meeting new people and having the opportunity to tell them about my books. They don’t always buy one, but sometimes they do. And they usually take a bookmark with my blog URL and information about the book, so one never knows if they might buy one later. I pray and I trust that God will place my books into the hands of those who may benefit from them.

I’ve heard and read that the average numbers of books sold at one of these type of signings is four (bear in mind we’re not talking about J.K. Rowling or even Lynn Austin here). I sold a lot more than four last night. I’ve sold more than that at each of the three book signings I’ve done at this store this year. But even before I walk in the store, I constantly remind myself that it isn’t about the numbers. It isn’t about making money. (I’m realistic enough to know that I’m never going to get rich from my writing.) It’s about relationships. I want to build relationships with people, and I want to strengthen individuals’ relationships with God.

Grandpa Gil-Me-Layton-1In this Christmas season, may you rest in the Lord as you discover anew what “God with us” meant while Jesus walked the earth, what “God with us” means now while he reigns in heaven and in our hearts, and what “God with us” will mean when he returns.

 

Come, thou long-expected Jesus, born to set thy people free. From our fears and sins release us. Let us find our rest in thee.

Book signing today!

AMOS coverThis evening from 5:00-7:00  I’ll be signing copies of my devotional, A Month of Sundays: 31 Meditations on Resting in God, at The Sanctuary Coffeehouse and Christian bookstore in Pella.

A Month of Sundays was released in November from Reformation Heritage Books and is available from the publisher or on Amazon. If you’d like to purchase it from your local bookstore, please call the store and ask for it to be ordered or stocked.

In today’s hectic and distressing world, demands and distractions agitate our spirits. Disasters trigger anxiety. Diseases generate pain. Despair creeps into our hearts. These influences displace our peace and keep us from resting daily in Christ and His Word. How can we recapture the concept of daily rest?

A Month of Sundays: 31 Meditations on Resting in God encourages us to pause our spinning thoughts and calm our fluctuating feelings as we see that God calls us to develop daily attitudes of worship and rest. With a recommended Scripture reading, a focus verse (or verses), a meditation, and questions aimed at stimulating personal reflection, each devotion guides us through a “month of Sundays,” as we experience a greater enjoyment of God’s gift of daily rest while we anticipate His guarantee of eternal rest.

Endorsements  

Glenda Mathes has written an uplifting series of meditations on the subject of rest for the weary. Starting with the premise of Sabbath rest as a model for how God wishes His children to live, Glenda weaves a wide-ranging tapestry of how Christians can follow God’s mandate to rest in Him both now and eternally. The book is filled with great texts from the Bible, accompanied by interspersed quotations from the Heidelberg Catechism and personal reflections and recollections of the author. This is a great book for all who labor and are heavy laden and who want to obey God’s command to rest. People for whom Sunday observance is important, as well as those who love the Heidelberg Catechism, will especially resonate with this book.

— Leland Ryken, Professor of English, Wheaton College

Rest is a topic often overlooked in our hectic schedules, but Glenda Mathes shows it is essential to a Christian life. Not as another thing to do, but as part of our calling. A Month of Sundays invites us to overcome our distractions and fears and seek the one true source of rest, Christ Himself.

— Janie B. Cheaney, Senior Writer for WORLD Magazine, and a Contributing Editor atRedeemedReader.com

Yesterday KNIA/KRLS broadcast Dr. Bob Leonard’s interview with me for his “In Depth” program. He asked me some general questions about my writing and we talked about both of my books that have been published this year: Little One Lost: Living with Early Infant Loss and A Month of Sundays: 31 Meditations on Resting in God. Dr. Leonard’s interview with me can be found here.

These are the titles of each meditation in A Month of Sundays and the scripture passages on which they’re based:

1.            God Rested – Genesis 2

2.            Covenantal Consolation – selected texts from Genesis 15

3.            Ten Comforts – Exodus 20

4.            Good Courage – Deuteronomy 31 & Joshua 1

5.            Redeeming Love – Ruth 4

6.            Golden Rest – 1 Kings 8

7.            Greater Allies – 2 Kings 6:8-23

8.            Restful Peace – Esther 9

9.            Longing Eyes – Job 19

10.          Be Still – Psalms 4 & 27

11.          Dwelling Place – Psalm 90

12.          Lifted Eyes – Psalm 121

13.          Quiet Soul – Psalms 130 & 131

14.          Revived Spirit – Psalm 143

15.          Trusting Heart – Proverbs 3

16.          Fear Not – Isaiah 43

17.          Light Yoke – Matthew 11

18.          Impossible Realities – Mark 10

19.          Banished Anxiety – Luke 12:1-34

20.          Untroubled Heart – John 14

21.          Good Cheer – Acts 27

22.          No Condemnation – Romans 8

23.          Sufficient Grace – 2 Corinthians 12

24.          Our Peace – Ephesians 2

25.          Constant Contentment – Philippians 4

26.          God’s Peace – Colossians 3

27.          Sound Mind – 2 Timothy 1

28.          Enter Rest – Hebrews 3:7-4:16

29.          Never Leave – Hebrews 13

30.          Eternal Glory – 1 Peter 5

31.          Rightful Rest – Revelation 21-22

I hope to see you tonight! My prayer is that God will use A Month of Sundays to help many trust and rest in him, for his glory.

A Month of Sundays in print!

My publisher, Reformation Heritage Books, reports that printed copies of my devotional, A Month of Sundays: 31 Meditations on Resting in Godarrived yesterday!

You can order it here from Reformation Heritage Books for only $7.50!

You can also order it here from Amazon for $10.

Publisher’s Product Description

In today’s hectic and distressing world, demands and distractions agitate our spirits. Disasters trigger anxiety. Diseases generate pain. Despair creeps into our hearts. These influences displace our peace and keep us from resting daily in Christ and His Word. How can we recapture the concept of daily rest?

In A Month of Sundays: 31 Meditations for Daily Rest, author Glenda Mathes encourages us to pause our spinning thoughts and calm our fluctuating feelings as she helps us to see that we must be true Sabbath keepers, understanding that God has called us to develop daily the attitudes of worship and rest we enjoy on Sunday. With a recommended Scripture reading, a focus verse (or verses), a meditation, and questions aimed at stimulating personal reflection, each devotion guides us to experience a “month of Sundays,” as we experience a greater enjoyment of God’s gift of daily rest while we anticipate His guarantee of eternal rest.

Endorsements  

Glenda Mathes has written an uplifting series of meditations on the subject of rest for the weary.  Starting with the premise of sabbath rest as a model for how God wishes his children to live, Glenda weaves a wide-ranging tapestry of how Christians can follow God’s mandate to rest in him both now and eternally.  The book is filled with great texts from the Bible, accompanied by interspersed quotations from the Heidelberg Catechism and personal reflections and recollections of the author.  This is a great book for all who labor and are heavy laden, and who want to obey God’s command to rest.  People for whom Sunday observance is important, as well as those who love the Heidelberg Catechism, will especially resonate with this book.

Leland Rykenprofessor of English, Wheaton College

‘Rest’ is a topic often overlooked in our hectic schedules, but Glenda Mathes shows it is essential to a Christian life. Not as another thing ‘to do,’ but as part of our calling. A Month of Sundays invites us to overcome our distractions and fears and seek the one true source of rest, Christ Himself.

Janie B. Cheaneycolumnist for WORLD Magazine, and a contributing editor at RedeemedReader.com

My perspective on promotion and marketing is based on this concluding question and answer from my 2006 Christian Renewal  interview with Larry Woiwode:

Glenda Mathes – 

What can Christians and churches do to support and promote the creative expressions of artists who have a biblical worldview?

Larry Woiwode – 

The answer to that’s simple. Buy their work. Encourage others in the Church and the larger community to buy their work. When a plumber does work, you expect a bill. Writers for some reason are supposed to do almost everything for free. The only aspect of the material world that is absolutely free, however, is the invitation to enter the supernatural world of God through Jesus in the Gospel.

A Month of Sundays at Reformation Heritage Books

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned discovering that my soon-to-be-released A Month of Sundays: 31 Meditations on Resting in God is now up on the website of Reformation Heritage Books. Copying those links for this post, I made another discovery. The rolling ads at the top of RHB’s homepage feature Little One Lost: Living with Early Infant Loss.

RHB is selling Little One Lost for only $8 and offering A Month of Sundays for only $7.50!

A Month of Sundays begins with God’s creation ordinance for weekly rest and shows how we are to rest every day by trusting in God’s sovereignty and obeying his statutes. It meditates on selected passages throughout Scripture, ending with a look at the believer’s glorious future of rest.

The RHB website features this product description:

In today’s hectic and distressing world, demands and distractions agitate our spirits. Disasters trigger anxiety. Diseases generate pain. Despair creeps into our hearts. These influences displace our peace and keep us from resting daily in Christ and His Word. How can we recapture the concept of daily rest?

In A Month of Sundays: 31 Devotions for Daily Rest, author Glenda Mathes encourages us to pause our spinning thoughts and calm our fluctuating feelings as she helps us to see that we must be true Sabbath keepers, understanding that God has called us to develop daily the attitudes of worship and rest we enjoy on Sunday. With a recommended Scripture reading, a focus verse (or verses), a meditation, and questions aimed at stimulating personal reflection, each devotion guides us to experience a “month of Sundays,” as we experience a greater enjoyment of God’s gift of daily rest while we anticipate His guarantee of eternal rest.

From the book’s introduction:

The concept of rest permeates the Bible from creation to consummation. After God created and named the different aspects of our universe in six days, He rested. When Christ returns to complete His kingdom, all believers will enjoy perfect rest. Between these two great bookends of history, God calls us to rest in Him every day.

In today’s hectic and distressing world, we need to recapture the concept of daily rest. Demands and distractions agitate our spirits. Disasters trigger anxiety. Diseases generate pain. Despair creeps into our hearts. These influences displace our peace and pull us from resting in God and His Word. The reflections in A Month of Sundays: 31 Meditations on Resting in God pause our spinning thoughts and calm our fluctuating feelings.

A Month of Sundays contains these 31 meditations:

1. God Rested

2. Covenantal Consolation

3. Ten Comforts

4. Good Courage

5. Redeeming Love

6. Golden Rest

7. Greater Allies

8. Restful Peace

9. Longing Eyes

10. Be Still

11. Dwelling Place

12. Lifted Eyes

13. Quiet Soul

14. Revived Spirit

15. Trusting Heart

16. Fear Not

17. Light Yoke

18. Impossible Realities

19. Banished Anxiety

20. Untroubled Heart

21. Good Cheer

22. No Condemnation

23. Sufficient Grace

24. Our Peace

25. Constant Contentment

26. God’s Peace

27. Sound Mind

28. Enter Rest

29. Never Leave

30. Eternal Glory

31. Rightful Rest

Head over to the Reformation Heritage Books website and check out the listing for A Month of Sundays! While you’re there, you may want to click on the “more details” button of the Little One Lost scrolling ad.

Little One Lost helps those grieving the loss of an infant through miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death as well as those who seek to minister to them. But it also helps anyone better understand such losses and the pain of infertility. Much of the discussion about grief can be applied to any loss.

At $8 for Little One Lost and $7.50 for A Month of Sundays, you can’t beat RHB’s prices! Spread the word. Tell your friends. Support starving artists. But most importantly, promote Christ’s kingdom.