Saturday, May 6, 2023

Forgotten by B J Bassett #Devotional #SundayThoughts

“I’ll never let you down, never walk off and leave you.” Hebrews 13:5-6 MSG

My daughter Melanie recently told me about an incident I did not remember. She was in kindergarten and got out earlier from school than her sisters did. One day, after all the children were picked up by their parents, Melanie was left standing in front of the school. Her teacher left her alone to go inside the office to call me.

Melanie stood anxiously waiting, running her fingers over and over her school paper, causing a paper cut. “Mom, that’s when you tore into the parking lot in the old blue station wagon.”

I don’t remember why I was late picking her up from school that day. I understand how she must have felt forgotten and abandoned.

Because we make mistakes, parents aren’t perfect. The only perfect parent is God. He never abandons His children. We are safe and secure in His love.

My Heavenly Father, I’m so grateful to You for never forgetting or abandoning me. You are my Rock, my Fortress, and my Shepherd. Amen.

Reprinted from

The King’s Daughters

A Women’s Devotional

By B J Bassett

B. J. Bassett encourages others as an author, teacher and speaker. Her books include a contemporary novel, Gillian’s Heart; a historical novel Lily; Sweet Charity; A Touch of Grace—The G.R.A.C.E. Ministries Story; and coauthor of a children’s devotional My Time with God, Focus on the Family, Heritage Builders, with over 55,000 copies sold.


As a contributing writer, publications consist of Writer’s Handbook 2000, The Writer, and The Focus on the Family Guide to Growing a Healthy Home, Wolgemuth& Hyatt, Publishers, Inc.—consistently on Bookstore Journal’s Best-selling Christian Books List from November 1990 - February 1991, and voted the 10 Best Books for 1990 by Today’s Christian Woman.


Magazines, devotional booklets, curriculum and newspaper publishers include Focus on the Family, Woman’s World, The Quiet Hour, Pathways to God, Devotions, Harcourt Brace, WordAction, Gospel Publishing and Times Standard (newspaper).


She teaches writing workshops at Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, OR and at writer’s conferences. As a speaker for Stonecroft Ministries, she tells her story of rejection and acceptance, not only in life, but as a writer as well. She also offers book talks, including discussion questions and shares the journey -- from the seed of an idea to a published book.


Memberships: ACFW and Oregon Christian Writers (OCW).


She enjoys reading, jigsaw puzzles, knitting, munching warm scones oozing with butter and strawberry jam and sipping earl grey tea.




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