Tag Archives: family

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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God’s Goodness Abounds

Daily Truth:  “They shall utter the memory of Your great goodness, And shall sing of Your righteousness.”  Psalm 145:7  NKJV How many times have you locked keys in your car, forget a dear friend’s birthday, or miss an appointment?  We have lives that are fully scheduled. It is nearly impossible to remember everything on our plates if it were not for the alarms and
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A New Year Filled with Praise

Daily Truth:   “So will I ever sing praises to your name, as I perform my vows day after day.”   Psalm 61:8 ESV   A brand new year presents new goals and a fresh start!  Ready, set, what….? Well below freezing temperatures, car won’t start, home with a cold that turns into a sinus infection, children that have strep throat…and on it goes.  Plummeting from
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Hope for the Future

Daily Truth:   “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”  Jeremiah 29:11 The news heard on the radio, TV, computer, or phone of violence and heartbreak can be overwhelming at times.  How about you?  Do you feel the same way?  Is there any
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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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Ten Promises for Mothers

Daily Truth:   “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.”  2 Corinthians 1:20   Mother’s have a huge job.  We try to meet the needs of everyone in our family.  When children are preschoolers the job requires energy, consistency, and love.  When children are elementary age the job requires the previous skills and
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Praying Obedience for Our Children

Daily Truth:  “Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.”  Ephesians 6:1     Praying obedience. Wow!  That is a huge undertaking.  I think obedience is the behavior we struggle with the most as parents. We want our children to be able to obey immediately and sweetly. However, sometimes our pride gets in the way. Let’s be honest we all love
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Praying for the Salvation of Our Children

Daily Truth: “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation..”  Romans 10:10   Praying for the salvation of our children should be the first promise that we claim in praying Scriptures for our children. In three of the four gospels, Christ uses the phrase, “Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not for
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