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Kayla Craig is the author of “To Light Their Way: A Collection of Prayers & Liturgies for Parents.” A former journalist, she’s adamant about paying attention and staying curious. Kayla explores what it looks like to see God in all things in her work as a writer and podcaster.

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  1. This: “What might you be missing out on if your future expectations distract you from the sacredness of now?” I have always been a forward-thinker or I should say forward-worrier! Thank you Kayla for reminding us to be present in the here and now.

  2. Oh Kayla, this is so point on!!! Thank you for using your skills to put into words what we all need to hear! Blessings!

  3. Thank you for this important article ! I am so grateful to read these words of encouragement the way I really feel a lot of the time, unseen and sometimes looked over by my husband. As long as I do what is expected of a good secretary, my husband seems to be alright. I don’t like working for my husband because he doesn’t pay me. He feels like his family support is enough.

    I am learning a lot about living in the moment and taking life one day at a time. God’s Grace is sufficient for me today. His mercies are new every morning. He keeps His eye on me and no one or nothing can snatch me out of His Hand(s).

    Sometimes I think females (mothers) are taken for granted, cooking, cleaning, helping with homework, tax info gathering, living on a very tight budget and forgiving all family mistakes. That’s so hard to live up to all the time. If I could get a week off from all domestic thoughts, responsibilities and family dynamics, without any phone calls that are urgent and without any late fees that need to be paid, I believe I could get my 2nd wind (breathing space). I need a rejuvenating time to just be held by the Lord. I need to be cherished by my husband the way my love language is defined (help our children). I need to be at peace with how different my husband is from my perspectives. It’s not easy because God is a good, good Father so I expect my husband to be a good, good Father to our children.

    I will keep practicing living in the moment, taking one day at a time using Faith as my foundation to stand on (with the Word as my Guide).

    Thank you all for your prayers.

    Enjoy your day and be comforted and encouraged if you need extra strength and courage.

    God bless your steps.

    Brenda
    Your Sister in Christ

    • I am praying for you Brenda and for your marriage and family. I have read that when you seem most loneliness and forsaken that God is near. I cling to that and to Him daily. May our beautiful savior Jesus be very near to you and encourage your heart and be the Lifter of your head!

    • Brenda, my heart goes out to you sister. That’s a lot to be carrying, holding, enduring. Praying you feel God’s nearness and know that your Heavenly Father sees you and esteems you, even when others overlook you.

    • Brenda,

      Abba Father please give Brenda the strength to carry on. Change her husband’s attitude to be more of a helper to her. Make her feel you near ALL the time. Infuse her life with peace & harmony. AMEN!

      Blessings 🙂

  4. I so needed to see this today. Thank you for the reminder that God sees us and loves us. ❤️.

  5. Oh Kayla THANK YOU… \0/

    I really really needed this reminder today! Your words just filled me in the same gentle loving way God does..

    “We often think of God speaking to us through something grand.” (which He does)
    “Through beautiful, multicolored gemstones.” (which He does)
    “But what if God is speaking to us through the plain brown pebbles, too?” (which He does)

  6. I laughed when I read the discovery that none were agate stones. I’ve had a similar experience.

    And I loved the reminder that God can speak through the glittery colors and the monotone grays of life.

  7. My husband, being a rockhound, makes me appreciate your story. I am more about this is a beautiful rock and I love God’s nature person. I am so glad you found joy in your precious finds.

  8. I live in Michigan and I know how COLD Lake Superior is, so kudos to you for even going on this adventure! My life is very exhausting and mundane right now. Thanks for the reminder to look for God in everything, He is there. . . Somewhere

    • Yes, that water really wakes you up, doesn’t it?! I hope you are able to see glimmers of glory within the seemingly mundane moments of your life this weekend.

  9. Kayla,

    God is in the mundane as well as the grand. We just need to focus more on Him & not our situations or expectations. This scripture comes to mind Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” The God of the universe rejoices over me with singing is hard to fathom. He loves us that much!!

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