In 25,000 Mornings, the award-winning author of Keepers of the Testimony and Smooth Stones & Promises serves up daily portions of ancient wisdom.
In her first devotional, Fay Rowe writes for both the young and young-at-heart on varied subjects such as:
&bull Starting Out and Starting Over
&bull Believing Words
&bull Resting on the Rock
&bull Talking to God
&bull Never Giving Up
&bull Being Yourself and Living with People
&bull Clocks and Calendars
"In 25,000 Mornings, Rowe writes with penetrating clarity and spiritual perceptiveness, and yet with a hint of playfulness that engages the reader."
—Reverend Peter A Black, author of Parables from the Pond
"Author Fay Rowe offers readers another compelling book packed with wisdom. Wrapped in warm humor, 25,000 Mornings draws us step-by-step closer to God and leaves us feeling well prepared to face the day."
—Donna Fawcett, award-winning author of the Donna Dawson novels
"Fay continues to delight with honesty and humor. As she openly shares about when she has had to refocus her thoughts on the heart of the Father, she gently stirs the reader to do likewise."
—Mary Haskett, award-winning author of Reverend Mother's Daughter
It rained that Saturday, all day.
I'm sure it had nothing to do with the fact that my husband and I had just pruned back to almost nothing the bush that blocked the sprinkler head. And nothing to do with the new sprinkler I had bought to give the grass a longer watering than the automated sprinkler was willing to do. Poor lawn! It's terrible what lack of water will do to a patch of grass.
Our poor parched patch had been deprived of water for at least two summers so you can imagine how it looked. (Yes, we should have figured out the problem much earlier!) Varieties of weeds I had never before encountered moved in. The few tenacious blades of grass that managed to survive in hard dirt had been crying out for help—for life sustaining water.
Our bodies do that, too. If we don’t drink, we become tired and listless and our muscles cramp or feel painful. Dehydration is not pretty and, worse, is dangerous, especially if it takes us a while to identify the problem.
Our souls and spirits need water too, the kind that can only be found in one place. Its lack, however, is not always obvious. Sometimes, everything around us looks good and we are happy with the circumstances of the moment, but if we get quiet we can tell that something is not right. Something is missing. Some spring—maybe the one that brings peace that stays, hope that has reason, and joy that strengthens—has dried up.
At times like that all we need is the soul refreshment that comes from looking at Jesus’ face, and the spirit life that comes from the water of his word. Today, let’s check our water supply.
"Oh God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longest for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is." (Psalm 63)
Fay Rowe grew up on the east coast of Canada, where she attended Memorial University of Newfoundland and earned degrees in education and English. She has taught in both private and public schools in Canada and in College Station, Texas.
As a teacher of fourth-grade and junior-high students, and in settings such as Sunday morning church services, Wednesday night Bible studies, and various women’s club and conference events, Fay Rowe has shared powerful insights with people of all ages. As an author, she encourages her readers’ faith while challenging them to walk ever closer to Jesus. Her second book, Keepers of the Testimony, won a TWG (The Word Guild) Award (Relationships Category) in 2009.
Fay has a grown daughter, Gillian, and is mother-in-law to Ryan. She and her husband, Glenn, live in Ontario, Canada, where she is working on her first novel and producing a weekly podcast.
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