The heart represents the core of our being that receives, holds, and gives love. . . . This week choose to love in situations where you may not feel loving. This week name (out loud or in writing to your spouse or friend) those people or situations where you find it difficult to express or feel love. Imagine your heart filled with God’s love and choose to love that person or in that situation this week.
—Kara Lassen Oliver, Passing It On: How to Nurture Your Children’s Faith Season by Season (Upper Room Books, 2015)
Can you remember some things that made you happy and sad this week? Where did you feel God during both the good and the bad of the week? Join the conversation.
Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
—1 John 4:7, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep;
Thy angels watch me through the night,
And keep me safe till morning’s light.
Submit your prayer to The Upper Room.
This week’s featured book, Passing It On: How to Nurture Your Children’s Faith Season by Season, is a practical guide to help parents, grandparents, and other concerned adults nurture their children’s faith. Author Kara Lassen Oliver offers easy-to-follow suggestions for families during the back-to-school, Advent, Lent, and summer seasons. Read more.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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