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Robin is the author of For All Who Wander, her relatable memoir about wrestling with doubt that reads much like a conversation with a friend. She's as Southern as sugar-shocked tea, married to her college sweetheart, and has three children. An empty nester with a full life, she's determined to...

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  1. what a timely devotion! You have summed up all my feelings and spoken so much truth. Thank you for this encouraging word. I can relate on so many levels. The one week we finally went to visit friends we wound up being exposed to Covid, my husband got sick, he is still dealing with symptoms, I’ve been fine but we had to to go through the whole isolation thing and then the guilt I felt about possibly exposing my grandchildren. It was so easy to give in to being depressed and lonely and all those other feelings. But my God is able and He sent encouragement and support through friends. The kindness of others is what got me through!!

    • Michele,

      Today, my hope was to shine light :). That these words encouraged YOU help me to see God’s kindness! Isn’t that lovely? I am so sorry your husband got sick, but thankful he sounds better (albeit still battling symptoms :/.). Small gestures of kindness DO minister a sweet grace. I’m glad people in your life are offering this to you in this season!

  2. Robin,
    Now, more than ever, it has really hit home to me that we aren’t made for this world…there truly is something better to look forward to. So often we are willing to settle for a “tootsie roll” – the material and fleeting riches that this earthly world offers, when what God really wants for us is a “Godiva Bar” (please excuse my analogy…I love chocolate). He wants us to set our sights on the prize – the crown of glory that awaits us. Eternity is what we were made for. So what is this this “not yet” season all about? I think that God is trying to get our attention and wants us to be about His business which is sharing the love of Jesus (and yes, God can use a bag of potato chips) with those who don’t yet know His love and mercy. I believe this is a test of sorts, for believers, to see just what we’re made of. What is our reaction when the rubber meets the road? Not only can we make the world a wee bit better right now, we can increase the circle in heaven if we’re willing to be brave and step outside our comfort zone. Let’s keep passing the chips! Great post!
    Blessings,
    Bev xx

    • Bev!! CHOCOLATE ANALOGIES??? You win the prize today! Great word picture, friend. God has such sweet things awaiting us, and yes, He loves and wants ALL of us. Your comment is so spot on…thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  3. Yes kindness will make the world a better place. No matter even if it a family member that doesn’t show you kindness. You show them the hand of Jesus. Even if they are not saved. I know my own Dad not saved. He at times doesn’t show me kindness. But even if I was not saved I still would show him kindness. I have forgiven him for things he done to me in the past. That I probably will not get a sorry for. I might get it one day if he get saved. But I will always show him kindness as saved plus if not saved as it says in the Bible honour your Mother and Father. Plus because I love him. I pray for his Salvation. We saved have to do what Jesus would want us to do that is be kind loving and caring to all people of the world. No matter what skin colour they have. Love them from the heart and pray for them. I would do that even if I was not saved. I if I see something one the news or see something or hear something. I go into prayer there and then if can quietly to myself. If not later on that day. For what ever it is. If my Family need my help I will try and help them. I pray for their Salvation as I am the only one saved along with my Husband. My Family say I am too kind and caring for my own good. I like to make and try to make the world a better place. Tell people that I am praying for them. Like I do for you all in incourage pray for you all. All the way from the other side of the world in Enniskillen Co. Fermanagh N.Ireland. As a song I was taught in Sunday School when small. It is Jesus hands were kind hand doing good to all. That is so true. I like to be like Jesus if I can and like the words of that song to all the people that cross my path. To make the world a better place. Show the Love of Jesus everywhere I go in this world. Thank you for another excellent reading XXX

    • I didn’t know you were from Ireland, Dawn! Wow…learning that after all this time made me smile. Thank you for being such a great support to our community. We are so grateful for your prayers!

  4. Thanks for this today, Robin! I always love your writing and I’m curious if you’ve written more about being empty nesters with kids in 3 states? About to be empty nesters ourselves as well as in laws, and would love to hear more about how to love and parent well from afar and when your kids will be living near their spouse’s parents, but hours / states from you. I know this has bit to be a common challenge these days. Maybe you’ve written on such in the past from your experience?

  5. Annie!! You made my day with your sweet comment :). I’ve really written very little online the past several years, but maybe I should reconsider? I *do* have an “empty nest” category on my blog if you’re interested, but it’s not quite what you’re looking for (I think): http://robindance.me/2018/04/inspired-to-inspire.html

    Thank you for challenging me to write about this…If you sign up for emails on my blog, you’ll get updates if/when I pursue this ( http://eepurl.com/dkH4uv ). In the meantime, HUGS to you!

    xo

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