CONTRIBUTED BY MEREDITH NOVARIO
If you or someone you know would like to receive, via email, weekly family devotions that address issues you and your family are facing during deployment, send an email to [email protected]
It’s amazing how facing a year of family separation can catapult us into the 21st Century, sending us on quests for the latest technology to keep us “in touch”—cell phones that send text messages and photos, digital cameras that record video with sound, voice-over IP phones, webcams, instant messaging accounts, and more.
But how do we maintain a true connection when we’re literally oceans apart—a deeper, spiritual connection? When we communicate with each other, our communications run horizontally (hopefully in both directions.) When we take the time to talk to God through prayer and listen to Him through His word, the Bible, we have communication that runs vertically. Imagine a triangle.
Family at Home Deployed Spouse
When families and deployed spouses communicate with God, as well as with each other, they feel more of a connection—a connection that runs horizontally and vertically, a connection that is emotional and spiritual.
If you’ve never had a regular time when you all sit down together to read the Bible and talk about how God can be real in your lives, maybe this is a good time to start. Or, maybe you have a long-standing tradition of family devotions but are unsure of how to continue that tradition when your family is apart.
If you, or someone you know or love,would be interested in receiving via email a Christian devotion each week that would address issues you and your family are facing during deployment in a way even your children can relate to and learn from, please email me at [email protected]
In addition, if your deployed spouse would like to receive a devotion each week that would cover the same topic or character trait and Bible verses you are reading at home to keep that spiritual connection alive, include the spouse’s email address in the body of the email. These brief devotions will come to you once a week for approximately 52 weeks. They will cover topics like patience, faith, and courage and will always include a passage or story from the Bible, a key verse to memorize if you choose to, practical application questions to discuss, a prayer to pray together. This, like God’s love, is totally FREE! You may, of course, unsubscribe at any time.