Devotions from the Lake by Betsy Painter is a gorgeous book with one hundred devotions. Very peaceful devotions.
One of the hardest things for me with where we live is that I have to be so intentional if I want to hang out by water. I don't just happen to run across lakes, ponds, or rivers in my normal life. Not like when I was growing up.
Hanging out on a rock by a stream, reading a book -- that sums up my "perfect place" whenever I'm asked to describe such a thing. Or walking along a shore, particularly somewhere that looks like the cover of the book.
I like bodies of water. So I really thought this was a great devotional for me.
The photos are awesome.
The actual devotional part starts with a title and a Bible verse. The verse is included along with the reference. There are two to three paragraphs of text that relates to the photo and verse. Each devotion ends with a short one to two sentence prayer.
As an example, the devotion titled “Where the Sky Meets the Ground” quotes Matthew 3:2. The photo is gorgeous, a green meadow stretching off, with a pretty blue sky containing fluffy, white clouds. The devotion talks about drawings, where there is a clear line separating earth and sky and how we often think this way about Bible stories too. Heaven and earth have a clear line between them.
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