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Encourage: Giving Strength to Our Kids

Daily Truth: “But command Joshua, and encourage him and strengthen him.”  Deuteronomy 3:28   Who doesn’t need someone to come along side them every once in a while and encourage them in the work that they are doing? We all do.  But what does “encourage” mean? Encourage is defined as “giving support, confidence, or hope to someone.” Ok. So here’s a scenario. It has
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Labor Day: The Fruits of Our Labor

Daily Truth:  “You shall eat the fruit(s) of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.” Psalm 128:2   We planted two apple trees in our backyard when our children were young.  The Red Delicious apple tree did not do very well but the Golden Delicious apple tree has provided fruit for twenty years.  Our children are now in their
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From Fear to Faith: “Fear Not” Scriptures

Daily Truth: “Fear not, for I am with thee”.  Isaiah 41:10   One of my family’s favorite “fear not” passage is Psalm 56. Last Wednesday night, our Pastor shared a portion of this chapter with us in church.  My hubs and I reminded our oldest about this “fear not” passage that night at home. Thursday was the big test of faith vs. fear for
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Make This Year’s School Shoes Last a Lifetime

Daily Truth: Shoes “and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace” Ephesians 6:15 Baby steps then toddler steps and before you know it your child is grown.  Each stage of growth means new shoes. New shoes are almost always part of the items purchased for a new school year.  This year while buying school supplies, clothing and shoes make it a special
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A Season and a Time: It’s Time for School!

Daily Truth: “To everything there is a season,  A time for every purpose under heaven:”  Ecclesiastes 3:1   Well, It’s that time and season of year again.  Another season of my little family’s life is approaching. Yes, it’s that time again – school starts tomorrow. Unlike the Staple’s commercial,  in which the father is merrily wheeling the shopping cart up and down the aisle while throwing
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Thy Son, Thy Only Son: Dedicated to God

Daily Truth:  “Take thy son, thy only son Isaac, whom thou lovest…and offer him.”  Genesis 22:2 Dedicated in Life and in Death. This weekend my church family dedicated four lives to God. We dedicated the life of – a sweet wife and mother – to the Lord. She was dedicated to God in life and now in death. We dedicated the lives of a sweet couple and
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The Heavens Beckon Our Attention: God’s Glory

Daily Truth:  “The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.”  Psalm 19:1 The heavens do declare the glory of God.  And, the firmament does show His handiwork. We serve an amazing God!  The stars are so numerous that we cannot count them.  The sun is at just the right distance to provide heat and light to sustain us and not destroy
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Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death: God Comforts

Daily Truth that brings comfort: “Yeah though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil.” Psalms 23:4 This weekend my church family in Indianapolis was plummeted into the valley of the shadow of death.  A few of our families are forced to walk through this valley even deeper due to the loss of loved ones.  Words fail at a time
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Just a Boy

Daily Truth:  “There is a boy here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?”  John 6:9                                                    Just a Boy. We have been reading through a devotional book entitled “Heroes and
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“The World Itself Could Not Contain the Books”

Daily Truth:  “And there are also many things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.”  John 21:25 Did you know there were 1,052,803  books published in 2009 and approximately 3,000,000 books published in 2011? (These statistics are from Bowkers, the company in the U.S., that issue ISBN
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