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Power Up “Sons of Thunder” are Coming: Caring for the Active Child

Daily Praise: “James the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James, to whom He gave the name Boanerges, that is, ‘Sons of Thunder’” Mark 3:1 I smile every time I read the verse Mark 3:1.   Jesus gives the nickname “Sons of Thunder” to two young men.  Any parent or teacher of boys or active children knows how rambunctious some children can be.  When active
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Father’s Hands: A Picture of Strength

Daily Truth:  “My Father, Who has given them to Me, is greater and mightier than all [else]; and no one is able to snatch [them] out of the Father’s hand.”  John 10:29   This week, with Father’s Day approaching, I have been contemplating a father’s hands. You see, a person’s hands can tell so much about them. A father’s hands can show and teach so many
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Less Time Gives More Time

Daily Truth:    “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”  Ecclesiastes 3:1   Summer time is finally here! I love having the kids home for summer. I love no set schedule. I love the spontaneity of summer. Maybe it’s because my kids are getting older and we are getting out of the toddler stage. Or
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Praying Scripture for Our Families

Daily Truth:   “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” James 5:16 Praying Scripture for our families is the most powerful weapon we have against our arch enemy – the devil. (Ephesians 6:11-18) Praying Scripture for our families is the best gift a mother can give her children and her husband. (II Timothy 1:5) Praying Scripture for our families enables us to come boldly to
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How to Teach Children to Love One Another

Daily Truth:   “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.”  John 13:34  Encouraging children to help and serve others creates self confidence, exhibits love for one another, and takes the focus off of themselves.  In John chapter 13 of the Bible, Jesus tells us to love others as He has loved us.  Remind
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Praying Scripture for Your Children

Daily Truth:  “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness”  II Timothy 3:16     Before Easter, I suggested we start praying scripture for our children. When I started this a few weeks ago, I started pondering reasons that I should be praying scripture for my children.  I came up with
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He is Risen! – Easter Story Cookies

Daily Truth:  “He is not here; He has risen, as He said [He would do]. Come, see the place where He lay.”  Matthew 28:6   He is risen! The cry of Easter is heard throughout the World. He is risen! That phrase separates Christianity from all other religions. My kids have been singing, “Christ the Lord is risen today”  all week. So, they don’t
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Praying for My Children

Daily Truth:  “For this child I prayed; and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of him.”  I Samuel 1:27   Praying for my children. Seems like such a simple task.  Yet, how often I have failed in this area.  Oh, I pray for my children. “Help them to have a good day.’ “Help them to obey in school and to be kind.”
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Out of Commission: Lessons Learned from Being Still.

Daily Truth: “Be still and know that I am God.” Psalms 46:10   Out of commission.  Not something usually attributed to mom’s. However, we’ve all been there at some point.  We wake up with a headache or come down with the flu and….. Wham! We are out of commission for a few hours or even a couple of days. Yet somehow the fam still
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The Best Steps to Follow: Following Jesus

Daily Truth:   “Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.”  Psalm 85:13     You have probably seen the WWJD bracelets.  Did you know that they were based on the book In His Steps?           The story In His Steps was story written by Charles M. Sheldon in 1896.  It was read a
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