Do you believe there's a biblical truth for every situation? Can you find spiritual applications from daily living that draw you closer to an awareness of God's presence in your life? In a world that clamors loudly and persistently for your attention, God promises to be with you, no matter what. Rainbows and Promises is a delightful collection of scriptures, prayers, stories, and watercolor illustrations that show how you can walk closer to God and invite Him into the ...
Do you believe there's a biblical truth for every situation? Can you find spiritual applications from daily living that draw you closer to an awareness of God's presence in your life? In a world that clamors loudly and persistently for your attention, God promises to be with you, no matter what.
Rainbows and Promises is a delightful collection of scriptures, prayers, stories, and watercolor illustrations that show how you can walk closer to God and invite Him into the circumstances of your life. Each story relates a true experience from the author's life and from the lives of her family then follows up with a practical, biblical application for each event, like:
• A 'possum in the henhouse! Can you see God's protection when your children see only missing chicks?
Drawn originally from a series of children's sermons and told with humor, each story is a wonderful object lesson that conveys practical tips to help you, your children, and your grandchildren connect with God.
Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)
Meet the Author
Anne Dier Wilson has a deep knowledge of the Bible, a loving awareness of God's direction, and a quick sense of humor. For many years she has taught Sunday School at her church and led a Wednesday afternoon Bible class for women. She teaches a weekly Bible class at the Shreveport-Bossier Community Renewal Adult Renewal Academy, where she provides a message of God's love and hope to those struggling to find a better way of life. Anne occasionally does the children's sermon at Noel Memorial United Methodist Church, where she is an active member. She is married to Dr. J. Woodfin Wilson, Jr., and is the mother of five children and the grandmother of nine. She has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Masters in Liberal Arts.
About the Illustrator
Stacey Davis of Shreveport, Louisiana, created the original watercolor illustrations for Rainbows and Promises: Stories & Prayers from a Grandmother's Heart. The author met the artist in Bible study classes at the Adult Renewal Academy and commissioned him to illustrate this book.
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A 'Possum in the Henhouse: God protects us always 15
Lost and Found in Piggly Wiggly: Call on God's name to be safe 16
Thumb Sucking and Band-Aids: Anything is possible with God's help 17
Seashells and Us: We need to speak kind words so other people will hear God in us 19
Bells: God is as close to us as the breath we breathe 20
Oops! God Messed Up!: We make mistakes, but God never does 21
A Little Boy and His Sailboat: God created us and sent Jesus as our Savior 23
Joshua's Favorite Toy: a Balloon: Life is filled with joy 25
Everybody Has a Different Face: We are unique and special to God 26
Redbirds Every Morning: The world is full of reminders that God is always with us 27
Olivia Loves Dolls: We should love one another 29
The Steamboat Captain: God is never too busy for us 30
Rainbows and Promises: The rainbow is a reminder of God's promises 31
Baby Rebecca: God loves each of us so much 32
Bragging: God does not want us to brag about anything but His love for us 33
The Things We Want: Jesus can become the delight of our lives 35
Children, Obey Your Parents: Always tell thetruth 37
Ugh! Mushrooms: Be a good example for others 38
A Light in the Dark: Jesus is the light of the world 39
Soaring Like Eagles: God can teach us to soar ... and wait 41
Stuart Bites His Tongue: Pray about everything 42
"Dude" Didn't Make Frog: When we are sad, God will comfort us 43
Teddy Bears for Everyone: Help those who are hurting 45
Sassing Is Not Good: We need to ask forgiveness when we do something wrong 46
Does Jesus Need a Bathing Suit?: God will help us always 47
Hummingbirds: God handles the details in our lives 48
Granny's Favorites: We are all special 49
This Land: God created this beautiful world 51
Your Attitude Is Showing: Be kind to others 52
As Quiet as Falling Snow: Be still and listen for God's voice 53
Examples of Resources for Children's Sermons 55