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New: Jesus Is Calling Blog

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Happy Thursday, My Lovelies!

My new Jesus Is Calling Blog is LIVE!  Click HERE for the LINK!

In case you missed yesterday's post, let me explain.  I'm participating in the Faith Project this year, and I chose FAITH as my word of the year.  

When I chose this word as my Word of the Year last December, I had no idea how much my faith would be tested.  

We have all had our challenges this year, and I am the first to admit that my faith has been challenged.  But everyday I attempt to put on the Full Armor of God, and I have found that Sarah Young's Jesus Calling devotional has been a wonderful addition to my daily walk with God as well as to the Faith Project.

This book was written as if Jesus is talking to you.  Each day's devotion includes scriptural references, and it's best to read these devotions with your Bible or Bible App open so you can read the Bible verses.  That was Sarah Young's purpose in not including the Bible verses.

That's where my blog comes in.  I will be posting the Bible verses everyday that correspond to the daily devotions.  I hope that others will join me and leave comments about their thoughts concerning the scripture and lessons learned from the devos.  I will also post an image or two meant to inspire, whether it's a drawing, photograph, or a mood board.  Mood boards sometimes help me focus and learn; it's a creative outlet for me.  Plus, I'm a kinesthetic learner, meaning I learn from doing, so creating the posts will help.

Jesus Calling has been criticized.  Most of the arguments against Sarah and her books are weak, and many are a stretch in my opinion.  This is the BEST DEFENSE of Jesus Calling I've read so far.  It's logical and explains how her writing is steeped in scripture.  

You might have even read Jesus Calling several years ago when it first came out.  If you'd like to dust it off and join me, please consider it.  

Sarah also has some free downloads HERE if you're interested.  

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As I said yesterday, there are many versions of this book, and the kids' version might be my favorite.  

Do you read any devotional books?  If so, please share in the comments section below!

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Ricki Jill, I am delighted for you to kickstart the Jesus Calling series! My sister gifted an individual copy (the leatherbound) in 2011 to me and each of my siblings. I keep it on my nightstand. My mother subscribed me to Unity's Daily Word back in the late 1970s, and I keep it on a stand in my bathroom (and subscribed both of my daughters to it when they left home). When my mother passed, I took her copy of Simple Abundance (which was gifted to her from that same sister in 1995). All of these are helpful prompts for me, but the DW is my most used. I look forward to your posts!
    I've said it before, but I must say it again - your photo compositions are so beautiful! They're truly little works of art.

  2. I have the leather bound copy that was given to me from a dear friend. I keep it and read it each night. I signed up for the new blog. Have a beautiful day today. xoxo Kris

  3. This is my absolutely favorite devotional book. It always seems to speak to me.

  4. I have also read her Jesus Presence. Although I liked it, this version didn't speak to me or touch me like Calling did. She also provided the Bible verses.

  5. I am so proud and happy for you to share your devotions in this new blog. I look forward to reading your scriptures and your thoughts. I have the Jesus Calling pictured above, gifted to me from my sister. Your photos are beautiful.........

  6. I am signing up, thank you.

    Thank you for sharing. Carla


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