Scattered Seeds

Daily Devotion – His Eye is on the Sparrow

“One more sleep.” That’s what we’ve been saying all day.

One more sleep until my boys move out. One more sleep until their three rooms are empty. One more sleep until this momma begins a new chapter in her life…

I can’t imagine our home without kids. The hum and the rhythm of every day life, foot steps on the stairs, and the squeak of the fridge door are the sounds I’ve grown accustomed to. Not to mention the uncontrollable laughter we so often share.

I wonder, will they miss me? Will they still need their mom? Will they be okay? Will they come home for soup?

And with those questions, I’m reminded how important it is to let go of worry and to rest in the care and providence of God. I’m reminded that whether they are here or there they are always in His care. I’m comforted in knowing that He directs their steps. And I know that He is faithful as I release them to the Lord.

His eye is on the sparrow
Should they soar or fall from grace
Whether they are far from home
Or nesting in their place
It is not by will or might
They spread their wings and fly
But by the mighty hand of God
Released into to the sky

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Tilling the Soil

Rest in the care and providence of God this week. Trust that He will make a way, and that He’ll provide in His way and His time.

Planting Hope

Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. (Matthew 10:29, KJV)

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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.

She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.

It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical FitnessReshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.

Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at

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You are loved by an almighty God,

Darlene Schacht
The Time-Warp Wife