Barbara Latta

About Barbara Latta

Barbara Latta’s desire is to help others find intimacy with God through a deeper understanding of the power of the Word. She writes a monthly column in her local newspaper and contributes to devotional websites and several anthologies. She is a board member of the East Metro Atlanta Christian Writers. Barbara posts on her blog.

Thankfulness Brings a New Perspective

Thankfulness Brings a New Perspective

Despite the technology available today there are those who despair that their gadget doesn’t do what they want it to, or they don’t have the latest one on the market. Years ago, these inventions didn’t exist and we lived without them and our life went on. This is an example of how human nature is […]

Failure Is Not An Option

Failure Is Not An Option

Another failed business venture stared me in the face. Throughout the years, my husband and I have tried various multi-level marketing trends to make extra money. None ever made us rich and I let feelings of failure loom over me telling me nothing would ever work out. My last venture I tried had been with […]

Seven Keys to Emotional Health

Seven Keys to Emotional Health

Depression is an overwhelming malady in our society today. Television commercials abound with promises of new drugs to elevate mood and make your day better. Too many people want quick fixes for their problems while ignoring the root cause of their issues. Medication for depression may alter body chemicals, but the pill cannot make someone […]

Dry Bones and a Thirsty Soul

Dry Bones and a Thirsty Soul

Dusty, cracked and void of any moisture, the bones lying in the valley Ezekiel peered across had no hope. How could something so dead ever live again? (Ezekiel 37:1-14). Even the buzzards had given up on having another morsel of food from the stick-like remains lying on the parched earth. Can these bones live? Ezekiel […]

Bird Watching

Bird Watching

Squawking and screeching filled the air as the mother mockingbird warned us of her displeasure at our presence near her home. Knowing her alarm was not sounded without reason, I looked around for a nest nearby. Clumps of woven straw stuck out among the green leaves of the maple branches she had chosen to raise […]

Taking the Plunge Against Fear

Taking the Plunge Against Fear

Years ago, my husband and sons talked me into taking diving lessons. This wasn’t my first choice of a hobby. My mother had almost drowned when she was a teenager and her fear of the water had been translated to me. She was so cautious watching my brothers and I she would hardly let us […]

Lessons from Biblical Mothers

Lessons from Biblical Mothers

Mother’s Day will be celebrated in just a few days. We will be remembering our own mothers and receiving accolades from our children for years of love and sacrifice. These gifts and words are appreciated more they we can express but can also bring on thoughts of all the mistakes we have made while raising […]

A Righteous Man Won’t Stay Down

A Righteous Man Won’t Stay Down

You Can’t Kill a Peep Little marshmallow confections are everywhere. You know what I mean. Peeps! These animal shaped candies fill store counters at Easter in a variety of colors and flavors. The tough sticky center reacts like sugar coated rubber because they are indestructible. You can stretch them, bite them, and stomp on them […]

God’s Service Department

God’s Service Department

“Come to me all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). The rumble of engines filled the air as I walked through the service department of the local Harley dealer with my husband while waiting for our motorcycle to be repaired. Some bikes were lined up waiting […]

The Light of God’s Love

The Light of God’s Love

With our recent political activities causing much dissension and anger, we can find ourselves overwhelmed by watching too many news reports or talk shows. Even if we are not engaging in disruptive behavior, our emotions can become involved if we do not take the time to recognize what is happening in our feelings. February is […]

Goals Versus Resolutions

Goals Versus Resolutions

This is the time of year when we hear about making New Year’s resolutions. We all need to improve and overcome things in our lives that we feel are bringing us down but the word resolution has no power to it. A goal has a target while a resolution is just a hopeful change that […]

Mary’s Journal

Mary’s Journal

In the month of Nissan Today we lost the Son of God. After Passover, we left Jerusalem with relatives thinking Jesus was with some of our group. How could we be so blind and not see His desire for the scriptures and the Temple? How could we choose the Temple as the last place to […]

Important November Days

Important November Days

November brings some important dates to recognize in the next few days. November 6 is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. According to Christian Freedom International, more than 200 million Christians face persecution in 105 of the 196 countries of the world. November 11 is Veteran’s Day. We recognize the sacrifices made […]

Rotten Roots

Rotten Roots

  “Do not hasten in your spirit to be angry, for anger rests in the bosom of fools” (Ecclesiastes 7:9 NKJV).  Our country is hurting. The airwaves have reverberated with news accounts of killing rampages in schools, parking lots, movie theaters, and homes. Interviewed witnesses react in surprise at the actions of the perpetrator because problems […]

God Sees Our Tears

God Sees Our Tears

It’s Ok To Cry  “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” (Psalm 116:15 NKJV). The bite is missing from the morbid scenario of death when you are distanced from its finality. Death is projected across the airwaves in movies, television, and the internet. More than ever before visions of […]

Seasoned Conversation

Seasoned Conversation

 “Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one” (Colossians 4:6 NKJV). Words are a natural part of our lives. It’s hard to imagine going through even one day without saying a single thing. That’s why it is so important to have good […]