Encouraging Devotions by Angela Parlin
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B.C. and A.D (Before Children and After Delivery), by Angela ParlinMy life can be divided into two eras: B.C. and A.D. – that’s Before Children and After Delivery.Before Children, I doubt I ever even used the words “poopy diaper,” “placenta” and “pureed peas”. After Delivery, I was able use them all in one sentence – and it would make sense. Before Children, I took for granted the ability to go to the bathroom without an audience. After Delivery, I became a master of heading to the restroom silently, delicately tip-toeing like a ballerina...
Selfish? Me?? by Angela Parlin...My reaction was something like this: Does anyone really feel that way about people—who are not their spouse or their children, their family or closest friends? I had a hard time taking Paul at his word, believing he was real...
Resurrection-Egg-Easter-Celebration-Disaster, by Angela Parlin...I tried to engage them in the story while they fought over who got to open each egg. I persevered, fluctuating my voice and asking questions at every turn. They answered me with lines they heard watching the Three Stooges at Nana's house last week...
Life Was a Highway, Part 1 of 4, by Angela Parlin...We were driving down the highway with the top down and the sun shining in, singing along to our favorite songs. That's how I see us back then. We were in...
Brake Lights on the Highway, Part 2 of 4, by Angela Parlin...My attitude was not so graceful. This is not what I want, God! How can you let this happen to him, when he's dreamed...
The Highway Became a Bumpy Wooden Roller Coaster, Part 3 of 4, by Angela Parlin...I wish I could say that I've learned a few big things through this, and here they are: 1, 2, 3. But instead, I've learned how much it can hurt to love something and let it go...
The Highway of Unfamiliar Exits, Part 4 of 4, by Angela Parllin...With all these unfamiliar exits, the only thing I've known to do was to seek God, over and over again. Seek Him in my excitement. Seek Him in my pain. Seek Him with my questions...
In It To Win It! by Angela Parlin...Is it ever difficult for you to jump into the Word of God, to really devour the words and study them for a while? Maybe you've realized that it...
What Do You Do With Loss? by Angela Parlin...Have you been there? At that place where grief takes over, your hope in Christ flickers in the background, the "here and now" reality sets in like a cloud...
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