August 17, 2017

A Devotions from the Heart Update: I Need Your Feedback


Once school is back in session and we are past Labor Day, doesn’t it feel like a new start to our year even though we are two thirds through it already? Yes, it does feel like a new start, and one that takes us into fall and all its beauty and then the holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I love this last third of the year!

As we move past summer break and jump back into all of our work and projects, I am going to ask everyone here a favor. Since I don’t have my comments open or do social media, I need some feedback.

If you are wondering why I don’t do social media, there is a reason. God has not given me permission. I learned quite some time ago to heed His leading in things like this even when they do not make sense. But, you are welcome to post my links on your social media. I welcome that and I know many of you already do and thank you!

The feedback I need is:

Do you prefer two or three posts a week?

What do you like about Devotions from the Heart?

What do you not like about Devotions from the Heart?

What is your favorite subject/theme of devotions?

Have my devotions impacted your life in any way?

Please know you are welcome to reply to my posts even though it says no reply. Just hit reply and write me an email, many of you have already figured that out. I have tried a dozen times to change that and it always reverts back. That is why I am telling you - just hit reply. If you are not a subscriber, my email address is: ksuecheek@sbcglobal.net 

In case you have wondered what happened to my book pursuit, my proposal for my devotional book is with a publisher now (one I like a lot!) and I am still waiting for their response.

I have a lot of new readers this year who don’t know that in the spring of 2016 I had an Acquisitions Editor that wanted my book for the publisher she worked for, and she had told me she was pitching it to the editorial teams and marketing teams for a 2017 release and she would update me through the process. She didn’t update me and when I didn’t hear from her, I emailed to ask her for an update. The response I received was from someone I didn’t know, and they told me she had suddenly left them for another job with a different publisher and they knew nothing about me or my book.

In the past year, God has used my devotions to bring 33 people to salvation, and those 33 people are from 13 different countries! I pray there will be more who come to Jesus Christ through the message in my devotions.

I could use your help to recruit more people to visit and read my devotions and hopefully sign up to subscribe. Please spread the word and tell others about Devotions from the Heart.

Would you please pray for my writing and my book, and would you let me know if you would like me to pray for you?

Thank you so much for reading Devotions from the Heart!

Many Blessings, 

Kathy

August 16, 2017

At the End of the Day


At the end of the day when the day is done,

A good night’s sleep is calling your name.

You can already feel your head softly sinking into your pillow.

You slip that last plate in the dishwasher, wipe off the counter and turn off the kitchen light,

Night has come.

Was it a day walked well with the Lord?

Did you talk to Him and rejoice in knowing you are His?

Did you tell Him all your heart’s desires and trust they are safe in His care?

Did you cast all your worries into His hands, the big and the small and all the in between?

Did you trust Him with that fear that crept into your thoughts uninvited?

Did you acknowledge He is the one who knows what’s best?

At the end of the day when the day is done, was it a day walked well with the Lord?

Psalm 4:8
I will both lie down in peace, and sleep;
For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

Psalm 3:4-5
I cried to the Lord with my voice,
And He heard me from His holy hill. Selah
I lay down and slept;
I awoke, for the Lord sustained me.