Tag Archives: family devotions

Going for Gold or Going for Crowns

Daily Truth:   “Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize?  Run in such a way that you may obtain it.  And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things.  Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.”  1 Corinthians 9:24-25 What were once
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Light Means More than Spring Has Sprung

Daily Truth:  “And God saw the light, that is was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.”  Genesis 1:4 Just as we begin to enjoy the earlier sunrise of late winter-SMACK-Daylight Saving Time is upon us. Why do we enjoy beginning our day in the light rather than the dark?  For me it is the singing of the birds, the beauty of
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A Loving Valentine

Daily Truth:  “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”  1 Corinthians 13:13 Valentine’s Day is a favorite day for young and old alike.  This day for elementary age children is fun as making or selecting Valentine cards for friends and classmates brings a sense of excitement and a way to show how much you care about
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Can You Hear Me Now?

Daily Truth:   “If anyone has an ear, let him hear.”  Revelation 13:9 NKJV How many times have you lost a connection on your cell phone?  It is frustrating to say the least. It is also frustrating when you speak to your children and they do not answer. Listening is a skill that needs to be taught.  In this world of changing technology and fast
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I am Bored…Where is Contentment?

Daily Truth   “Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content…” Philippians 4:11 Children at the close of summer sometimes begin to lose their contentment. Well, maybe parents too.  Your family has been swimming, biking, hiking, reading, camping, vacationing, visiting, and now everyone is beginning to look forward to getting into a different routine
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Elohim, Creator of All

Daily Truth:   “In the beginning Elohim created the heaven and the earth.”  Genesis 1:1  from the Names of God Bible   Did you know that there are many Hebrew names for God in the Old Testament? Each Hebrew name of God teaches us about a character quality of God.  Elohim (e-lo-HEEM) is found in the very first verse of the Bible.  Elohim means “Living God,
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Let the Children Come

Daily Truth:   “But Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.’”  Matthew 19:14   Jesus views us as children.  “For such is the kingdom of heaven” means that heaven is for all of God’s children who have come to Him while on earth.   One day several years ago,
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No Need to be Afraid

Daily Truth:  “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”    Psalm 27:1   Have you ever been afraid?   The word “afraid” can be found 216 times in the NKJV of the Bible. God gives us accounts in the Bible where men, women, and children are afraid.
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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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Share Saint Patrick’s Day Facts and Fun with Children

 Saint Patrick’s Day with children… Saint Patrick’s Day is the celebration of a man that told his homeland of Ireland about Christ. Saint Patrick is not really a saint with a capital S as he was never authorized by Rome.  He was a saint in the Christian definition as a saint is “one who is holy and set apart”. Patrick was sixteen years old when he
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