I thought this month might be a little slower than the pace at which we finished 2019. That hasn’t really happened. Of course, then I realized having a family of five with five different schedules, commitments, preferences, and personalities requires a pace that may be quicker and more constant than what I might choose if it were just me. I’m so grateful it’s not just me – and that I’m in a season of seeing my people as individuals and not only a family. Some days I’m better at that than others. But here we are, swiftly moving into 2020.
Cate is right between 12 and 13 years old. She’s a seventh-grader who often acts older than that in all kinds of good, mature ways. There’s a fine line between treating her as an almost-teenager and protecting some of her innocence. I have no idea how well I’m walking that line.
But I know I’m grateful she reads devotionals and recognizes God’s hand in her life. That seems like the best place to be in the midst of a new season neither of us has either been before. But life gets busy, and sometimes that means spending time in God’s Word – our very best guide to any season of life – gets cut short or pushed aside.
I don’t want Cate to not read the Bible and get life lessons from her Creator. When I saw “On-the-Go Devotional,” I knew this slim book packed with truth for teens was just what we needed in our house. Thankfully, it now lives by Cate’s bed and she’s making her way through the 200 devotionals. Cate, who is the most introverted person in this family, likes that the devotions are quick to make a point.
Each devotion helps readers get to the core of the passage with bulleted facts or action points, and the devotions even include an application, so teens can take the message on the go with them. This book is a great resource for any day, regardless of the pace, because each devotion includes a reading suggestion for digging deeper into God’s Word.
About the book
Physically, “On-the-Go Devotional” is compact and lightweight, but its pages are filled with 200 thought-provoking devotions about 20 topics relevant to teens. This 208-page paperback book is published by B&H Kids (Nov. 12, 2019).
I received a free copy of this book as part of the B&H/Lifeway Bloggers program in exchange for a review. Cate really is reading and enjoying it – although not while hoverboarding around the house. I added it to my list of recommended inspirational books for teens.