Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fan the Flame

Crisp fall leaves, warm jackets, bonfires, s'mores. All the things we love about fall. And those things aren't just fun, but just like most of life, if you look close enough, you can find a lesson.

What's the lesson in a bonfire? Click here to read my story on the home page of this month's Devo Kids website. The story, Fan the Flame, is written for kids, but the lesson is for everyone who wants to know what to do with the gifts they've been given.

Check it out and remember the lesson the next time you enjoy a gooey s'more or sit in the glowing beauty of a fall bonfire.

Nikki Studebaker Barcus


  1. beautiful story and lesson, Nikki! Such a good reminder for me to fan into flame the gifts God has given me. I hope I can teach my children that as well.

    Blessings to you!

  2. Melanie,

    I'm sure you already are. I so love the gift of words God has given you and the wonderful way you point others back to Him through your poetry and prose.

    Hope you're getting some rest and making some memories these days.