Saturday, June 10, 2017

What are You Wishing For?

by Beth Vogt @BethVogt

Today’s quote has just a touch of whimsy to it, don’t you think?

Haven’t we all dreamed of a wish or two coming true? Maybe paused a moment or two longer before we blew out the candles on our birthday cake and wished extra hard for a certain something? Tossed a few coins in a wishing well? Or wondered when our fairy godmother was going to show up and announce she had our longed-for dream all taken care of?

Making a wish for someone else? Now that’s a whole other matter, isn’t it? A wish-coming-true that would affect someone’s future … what would you wish for a just-born child?

In Your Words: Forget the fairy godmother angle. What one thing, what one characteristic, would you consider the most useful gift to endow a child with? What would you wish for if your wish could come true for a newborn child — and influence their future?

What are you wishing for? @BethVogt on @EdieMelson (Click to Tweet)

Beth K. Vogt believes God’s best often waits behind the doors marked “Never.” A women's fiction novelist with Tyndale House Publishers, Beth is a 2016 Christy Award winner, as well as a 2016 ACFW Carol Award Winner and a 2015 RITA® finalist. In 2016, she continued her destination wedding series published by Howard Books with You Can’t Hurry Love (May) and  Almost Like Being in Love (June). Visit Beth at


  1. Beth, Great article and great question. #1 wish- my child to serve God with a wholehearted devotion and a willing mind.(1 Chronicles 28:9) I'd wish my child to desire to learn and love no matter what is going on around him. Thank you for the insight. I have deepened my prayers for my son.

  2. Cherrilynn: I always love seeing you here at the blog and I appreciate your insights. I love your wishes for your child ... and yes, our wishes should always deepen to prayers.

  3. I was going to say wisdom or musical talent, but on second thought, respect and love of God sounds like a better wish for a child.