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Change? Seriously, Not Again!

Daily Truth:  “For I am the Lord, I change not.”  Malachi 3:6   Change is a word that causes people to react in many different ways. Some love it. Some hate it. For me, it depends on what kind of change we are talking about. I like to switch the wall color (I think our house has shrunk in square footage as often as
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Winter Olympics: Past and Present

Daily Truth:   “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”  Hebrews 13:8 Sochi Olympics 2014 Did you know that the first Winter Olympics were in held in 1924 at Chamonix, France?  A lot has changed since that first game. 1.  The attendance at the games in Chamonix was 10,004 paying spectators.  Sochi has plans to sell 1.1 million tickets, according to the
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Getting to the Heart of the Matter: More than a Valentine

Daily Truth:   “Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ ” Matthew 22:37 Getting to the heart of a matter can be a difficult thing for several reasons.  Let’s face it, we sometimes try to pack too many activities into a day. Our schedules do not allow
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Beating the Winter Blahs: Tips for Mom’s Survival

Daily Truth: “While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”  Genesis 8:22   I love the winter in the sense of what it represents such as snow, fireplaces, hot chocolate, sweaters, etc.  You get the idea. I actually even like the winter cold.  Hats off to my New England blood. However,
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Build Your Nest Well: Teach Children Independence and Dependence on God

Daily Truth:   “As an eagle stirs up its nest, Hovers over its young, Spreading out its wings, taking them up, Carrying them on its wings…” Deuteronomy 32:11 We try  to keep our children safe in our “nest”.  We bandage skinned knees, give kisses to minor bumps, and provide “boo boo bunnies” to minor bruises but we must do more.  We must build trust with our
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The Stealth Mom: Ideas for Achieving Good Behavior

Daily Truth: “Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter.”  Proverbs 30:33   This past week I had to “churn the butter” a little bit more than usual to help the kids achieve good behavior. You see, Dan was on a business trip. Whenever Dan goes on a business trip, I always brace myself for a long week of single parenting!  Inevitably, something happens within the
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A Simplified Life Brings Rest to the Soul

Daily Truth:   “Thus says, the LORD:   ‘Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, And walk in it; Then you will find rest for your souls.’” Jeremiah 6:16 How many times have you been traveling and look on a map or use an app to see when the next “Rest Area” is located?
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Routine, Routine, Routine

Daily Truth: “Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established”  Proverbs 4:26   Routine is something most people thrive on. I am one of those moms that looks forward to a break from routine.  I love summer breaks because there is no set routine of activities from day to day. Christmas break is the same way.  We pretty much
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New Year and Changes

Daily Truth:   “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”  Hebrews 13:8 Gifts have been opened, sweet treats linger begging to be consumed, and the hustle and bustle of the last few weeks have subsided.   As the new year approaches we think of changes we want to make in the new year.  Maybe we want to eat more healthy, manage our
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Having A Heart Fixed on God

Daily Truth:  “My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.” Psalms 57:7   Do you ever get your mind so fixed on something that you think about it through out the day? I think we can all say that we have done that at some point in time in our lives.  Especially women/ moms! It can be a
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