In the mundane routine of everyday living, it is sometimes easy to lose sight of the fingerprints of God on our lives. We can become overwhelmed with our schedule, responsibilities, and burdens and forget that God is orchestrating our every step.
Open Our Eyes, Open Our Hearts by Maida Carson is an inspiring devotional that takes readers on a journey of spiritual reflection of God’s beauty, joy, love, grace, mercy, and truth. Told from her perspective as a grandmother, the book acts as everyday snapshots of encouragement through God’s Word and includes pictures of the little ones in her life and their “refrigerator art”.
The overwhelming message of the book is that He sees and loves us. We can trust Him to do what is best for us. He shows us His hand at work and reveals His heart as we open our eyes to see Him and our hearts to receive Him each day.
Maida is the youngest of fourteen children. Her daddy was a preacher at Pleasant Ridge Church, a small country church where her family made up nearly half the congregation. After attending Central Bible College in Springfield, MO, Maida was blessed to be a counselor at Muskegon Teen Challenge Women’s Unit.
Maida married the love of her life, Dan Carson, in 1978. They were blessed with two beautiful daughters, who have blessed them with six wonderful grandchildren. Dan and Maida live on a small farm in southern Illinois, and are blessed to be part of another small country church, Camp Creek Baptist Church, at Murphysboro, IL.
Maida still sees God at work all around her, and her heart overflows with thankfulness to our amazing God!