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Never Forget, Remember the Past

Daily Truth:  “All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship You.”  Psalm 22:27 Today we remember and think about those who lost their lives and their families in the events of 9/11.  We all know where we were and what we were doing when we first heard the news.  It
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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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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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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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Summer Ideas for Kids that Point Your Child to God

Daily Truth: “…speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—”  Ephesians 4:15 Leaving the routine behind for few months and getting into a new rhythm is exciting for children and parents. Lightning bugs, swimming pools, lemonade stands,  sleeping bags, and popsicles are just a few things that make summer fun. Just as you plan a
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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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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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