Sally Bair ~ Christian author ~ inspiration for children and adults
Stories with a heart for all ages
Sally Bair lives in northern Wisconsin near Lake Superior
... where God's beauty and peace are conducive to writing for Him.
Formerly a quilt maker, she exchanged the weavings of fabric pieces for words of encouragement, faith, and adventure.
BOOKS BY SALLY BAIR, AUTHOR
Williwaw Winds (see excerpt here)
Trouble at Fish Camp (see excerpt here)
Runaways (see excerpt here)
THE NATURE OF GOD:
Daily Devotionals Celebrating Summer (see excerpt here)
Autumn's Splendor Daily Devotionals (see excerpt here)
Winter's Rest Daily Devotionals (see excerpt here)
Daily Devotionals Celebrating Spring (see excerpt here)
Run Sally Run
a memoir about growing up as an
NEW! GOD WANTS YOU HEALED:
31 Devotional Keys to Healing
Body, Soul and Spirit
Eternal Perspectives by Sally Bair
A Heart and Soul Relationship
The twin fawns cavort outside my window, always staying close to their mom. Deer, bears and every other animal interacts closely with its young. They put everything possible into the situation at hand, whether by showing affection, showing them how to find food, teaching them how to obey or by keeping them safe. When we interact with our families and close friends, we too put everything that is needed into the relationship. We put our whole heart and soul into their well-being.
God wants that type of relationship with us. When one of the religious leaders asked Jesus which commandment was the first, Jesus replied, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:29-31)
What does it mean to love God with our whole heart, which is the very core of our being? It means loving Him more than our life and it means remaining undivided in our affections toward Him. The Word of God is filled with such admonitions.
Our soul—our emotional nature—warms to Him and feels His presence. It causes us to grieve over our sin and offer help and prayer with those who hurt. And it brings us joy with His people. Our mind, our intellectual nature, draws us to interact with Him in prayer, study and meditation in His Word, and in obedience.
Besides all that, our inner strength comes from Him so we can not only remain faithful to Him, but follow His will by loving our neighbor as ourselves. Not all our “neighbors” are easy to love, but God’s commandment requires that we love them regardless of who they are, where they’ve been or what they’re doing.
Lord, thank You for loving us so much that You sent Your Son, Jesus, to die for us. Cause us to put everything possible into our love for You so we can love all others in the same way, as You have commanded. In Jesus’ name, amen.
1st & 3rd Thursdays, 9:30-3 — “Yarnspinners” writing/editing group, Perkins Restaurant, Hayward, WI
Summer 2020 plans scrubbed due to the CoVid-19 pandemic. Hoping to start anew come this Fall.
Oct. 24, 9-2 - Craft Expo, Mission Covenant Church, Poplar