Bright IdeaLord, thank you for showing me how I can give a gift to others in small ways and big, depending on the situation. Not the kind that comes wrapped in colorful paper with a pretty bow. But the kind of present that is usually felt rather than seen. A smile is one way to bless another. And how about making eye contact? I don’t always take the time to do that but when I do—what a gift it is to the other person and to me. Sometimes my silence is a blessing, especially when the other person needs to talk or cry or laugh or share. Just being there without a word may be the perfect gift.

And of course one of the most difficult presents to bestow is a sincere apology. Now there’s a gift that’s in short supply in our culture. How wonderful it would be to let go and simply say, “I apologize for hurting you. Please forgive me.” I want to give that present more often. Help me, God, to set aside my pride and admit when I am wrong and to always be ready to give the invisible gifts of the heart.


Harvest House publishers’ eBook promotion: My book, When God Answers Your Prayers: Inspiring Stories of How God Comes Through in the Nick of Time December 16, 2014 – January 6, 2015 at “sale” price of $3.99 through all eBook distributors—Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Apple, and the Sony Reader.




Invisible Gift — 4 Comments

  1. Wow, Karen, I love your message, sweet, thoughtful and detailed as the smallest gift but with big impact, a simple eye-contact smile, or just quiet and silence being there listening when necessary. You’re a great inspiring teacher to me.

    And I wish your book, When God answers your prayers, also in the printed book form besides the e – versions – I don’t have any of those “fancy” devices.

    Please take good care of yourself. Hope your beloved husband Charles is doing fine.


    • Thanks, Jing. Actually I do have the book in hard cover, as well. You can order from at the regular price or from me directly. Let me know.

  2. Karen, another lovely post. Thank you for your books, your posts, and always your words of encouragement. I wish you and your husband a most Blessed Christmas Season.

    • Thank you, Marie, for your ever gracious comments. I pray you have a blessed Christmas too. And thank you for following my blog.

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