Beverly ND Clopton
When Beverly Clopton’s momma asked what job she was planning to get, Beverly replied, “I’m going to be a writer.” Not missing a beat, Beverly says her mom retorted, ” Writing is not a real job! You have to get a job that pays money.” The eldest of nine children, Beverly, obeyed her momma. She grew up in Dallas and completed her undergraduate studies in the great state of Texas before embarking on a 40-year calling as a professional educator in the Dallas, Denver, and Los Angeles public school systems.
Stepping into retirement offered Beverly the opportunity to return to her first loves—the written word and the Word of God. She has since published three books of devotions, including Heaven or Bust: Journey to Glory, Sonshine: Reflections of Faith, and her most recent book, Surviving Pitfalls on the Path.
Rigors of the Call
As believers, we love to claim Jesus’ profound promise, “I am come that they might have life,and that they might have it more abundantly.”
Abundant Life! Who wouldn’t sign up for that?
The problem is, the same Jesus that offers abundant life also guaranteed that in this life we will have tribulation, an old-world term that means not just “trouble” but “great trouble and suffering.” Sometimes it is difficult to reconcile these two seemingly disparate concepts. Great trouble and suffering don’t exactly equal abundant life… at least not to the 21st century mind.But Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith went to the cross in obedience to His Father’s will. And scripture tells us He did it “for the joy that was set before him.”
Perhaps it’s time we revisit what the call to follow Christ really means.
Other Books by Beverly
Sunshine: Reflections of Faith
The Christian life is as much a journey as a destination. Those who embark upon it follow in the footsteps of the heroes of the faith who have blazed the trail for us. Like Abraham and Sarah, who admitted they were foreigners and strangers on earth, we also are longing for a better country, a heavenly home, a city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
Surviving Pitfalls on the Path
Surviving Pitfalls on the Path is a devotional that explores forty snares believers can expect to encounter as they travel the path to their destination. Each chapter exposes the danger of a particular pitfall and offers encouragement and support to help avoid the trap and its entanglements.
We are indebted to this writer for the spiritual acumen she offers in this forty-day devotional. It is a spiritual resource sure to guide the faithful toward the realization of their journey’s quest: heaven and its glory.