Janet Perez Eckles Articles

God’s 5 ‘Smooth Stones’ to Help You Be the Best Mom Ever

I went down on one knee. "Look at me, honey." I turned my 4-year-old Joe's face toward me. "What's in your...
When You Have This, Miracles Will Come Your Way

When You Have This, Miracles Will Come Your Way

My 10-year-old grandson got up from the dinner table, walked over to me and tapped my shoulder. "Nana, thank you. I love the noodles you made. But next time can you put a little less salt. I'll still eat them, but I'm just telling you for next time, OK?"I gave him a...

6 Surefire Steps to Deflect Anxiety’s Attack

6 Surefire Steps to Deflect Anxiety’s Attack

"The Lord is your guardian; the Lord is your shade at your right hand. The sun shall not harm you during the day, nor the moon during the night" (Ps. 121:4-6).The sun was hot even before spring arrived in Florida. And the sound of the ocean waves beckoned us."C'mon,...

12 Steps Toward Your Total-Life Transformation

12 Steps Toward Your Total-Life Transformation

I almost fell for the trap. You gals know what I'm talking about, the new look that's popular today—false eyelashes.My friend sat across the table from me, her cosmetic bag jammed with makeup items. "You have to put them on," she said. "You'll see how different...

For Peace in Your Relationships, Try This Supernatural Secret

For Peace in Your Relationships, Try This Supernatural Secret

As you know, my life begins this year as a new bride. And adjustment to married life has challenges.Some of them are silly, others need work. For example, I don't eat red meat and prefer free-range chicken or fish and veggies. My new husband, as amazing as he is,...

3 Ways Satan Tries to Trap You in So-Called Impossibilities

3 Ways Satan Tries to Trap You in So-Called Impossibilities

Whoever said life is not easy was wrong, totally wrong. Life is sometimes extremely hard, painful and impossible to endure.And we mistakenly look for this time of year to change that. Christmas was meant to be the most wonderful time of the year. If that's so, why is...

5 Powerful Steps to Finding Your Perfect Peace at Christmas

5 Powerful Steps to Finding Your Perfect Peace at Christmas

Could someone forget their disabilities or limitations? I did. After living without sight for decades, I often forget I can't see.And dismissing that very thing, sometimes I rush to get ready to go out. I admit it, I'm a wait-to-the-last-minute kind of gal. I rush...

How the Morning Star Healed This Woman’s Christmas Grief

How the Morning Star Healed This Woman’s Christmas Grief

Like fog in the morning, the spirit of Christmas was gone that year. Still, I shuffled in the garage. One by one, I pulled off the shelves the bins I'd stored the previous Christmas.While the aroma of sugar cookies wafted through the air and "Silent Night" played in...

Do You Really Trust God? Take This Quiz to Find Out

Do You Really Trust God? Take This Quiz to Find Out

We in Florida, as well as other states on the East coast, are breathing relief: We're at the end of hurricane season.No more spending hours monitoring the Weather Channel. No more dashing to get the last bottled water at the local store. And no more comments like this...

How You Can Find the Perfect Fit for Your Soul

How You Can Find the Perfect Fit for Your Soul

"C'mon, girlfriend, we're going to the mall.""Whoo hoo!" I hung up the phone with a huge smile. Any chance to hit stores and come home with bargains stirred girlish excitement. Since I lost my eyesight, these trips gave me a chance to get out, catch up, laugh and come...

3 Spiritual Stop Signs to Help You Steer Clear of Sinful Rage

3 Spiritual Stop Signs to Help You Steer Clear of Sinful Rage

Road rage is on the rise. It's heating up. And it's fanning the flame of stress. Even when car keys are put away, the tension remains.This might be the reason. Studies show that irate drivers have a reason for that behavior. It has nothing to do with the highway, but...

3 Steps to Moving in Bold Prayer That Brings God-Sized Results

3 Steps to Moving in Bold Prayer That Brings God-Sized Results

Did anyone tell you there's no right or wrong way to pray? They're correct. But there is a wrong sense of conviction as we pray. When we ask God for blessings, we often use a mousy attitude. We request limited blessings. And we imagine only what our human minds can...

How to Remove Your Blindfold of Doubt and See God’s Victory

How to Remove Your Blindfold of Doubt and See God’s Victory

My granddaughter blew her birthday candles out on her 12th birthday. It seems like only yesterday when fear attacked me. At 3 months, she was hospitalized for ailments that puzzled doctors.They ordered tests and more tests, but no answers. We paced back and forth from...

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