by Diane Virginia

Slip ‘n slides… Do you remember them? I sure do! They provided swift and energetic water rides for my sister and me during childhood. Mom would hook the hose to our plastic slide, sprinkle a few drops of dish soap onto its surface to add to its slipperiness, and away we’d go! Dad would swoop us up at the end of the slide, and we would turn and run towards Mom again, ready for another go-round. Soon, our squeals of delight would be heard, and we would have a yard filled with playmates, all eager to slide with us down the slippery slope.

It’s easy to slide downhill when we are on a slip ‘n slide. Trying to reverse course is difficult, and it’s next to impossible after the mid-point of the slide because by then the momentum vigorously pushes the participant.

Psalm 37:24 gives us wise instruction as to how we may avoid sin’s slippery slope. As we meditate on God’s Words, we know what actions to take. We can reverse course. We can jump off the slip ‘n slide!

But, what if we are far away, past the mid-point, and already traveling downhill at breakneck speed? Is there hope for us? Don’t despair! Help is still available! In Psalm 37:24, we see our Heavenly Father taking swift decisive action when we call to Him. Just as my dad was willing to scoop participants off the slide whenever they would call, and just as he was the catcher positioned at the end of the slide to guard our safety, God is willing to help us. Even if we do fall, God holds us by the hand when we call to Him.

So, when you find yourself on the slippery slide of sin, turn to the One who is willing to rescue you.

Copyright © 2017: All Rights Reserved: VineWords Stories and Devotions Inspired by the Vine: Author Diane Virginia Cunio; Pen Name, Diane Virginia: Slip ‘n Slides:

 Slip ‘n Slides is a work of fiction based on real life events.

Published (similar version): The Secret Place Devotional Magazine: Summer, 2017: Editors M. Ingrid and Wayne E. Dvirnak: Judson Press:

About the Author

Diane Virginia Cunio is the author of The Kiss of Peace: An Intimate Exploration into Song of Solomon and Behind the Veil: Becoming the Bride of Song of Solomon (both awaiting publication). She is passionate about sharing Beloved Jesus’ divine love for you, His bride, as allegorically portrayed in the vignette, Song of Solomon.

She has developed the model for motion-activated musical prayer-stations for use in the garden retreat, themed to the places you as Beloved’s bride travel to in Song of Solomon.

Diane is a regular contributor for Christian Broadcasting Network and Faith Beyond Fear. She has also written for Faith Beyond Fear, Pentecostal Publishing House, The Secret Place, and other ministries.

To schedule Diane as a speaker, please contact her via her website: Stories and Devotions Inspired by the Vine. You may find her on Facebook or contact her via email at

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