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To Turn the World Upside Down

Daily Truth:  ““These men who have turned the world upside down .”  Acts 17:6 Today is a day that turned our world upside down. The images of September 11, 2001 will forever be seared on our minds.  We each remember where we were and what we were doing when the attacks on the towers occurred.  The peaceful America that we knew at the time
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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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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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Fear Not: Turning Fear into Faith

Daily Truth: “Fear not, for I am with you.”  Isaiah 41:10 Fear can be a paralyzing emotion.  Different things or events cause people fear to fear different things. My boys fear storms at night. So, the lights stay on. My middle daughter feared sleeping in her room at night because the dark blue walls made her think monsters were in the room.  (Her walls
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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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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 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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Are You an Encouragement? Six Examples from the Bible

Daily Truth:  “When they read it they rejoiced over its encouragement.”  Acts 15:31 The word encouragement can be a noun or a verb.  As a noun it “is the act of encouraging”  “the state of being encouraged” or “something that encourages”.  As a verb it “is to inspire or give courage”. Encouragement should therefore inspire, give courage, and add strength to one’s character. In Acts 15:31 a
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This Do in Remembrance

Daily Truth:  “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of Me.” I Corinthians 11:24 This do in remembrance of Me. We had communion in church tonight.  It is always a reflective time for me and yes, it always brings tears to my eyes.  I think even more so since my dad has passed. You see, the thought
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Honor to Whom Honor

Daily Truth: “Render therefore to all their due…honor to whom honor.” Honor to whom honor.   Last night was the hubs birthday.  Now, I know he is ummm…. years old but I still like to do a theme for his birthday. So, considering that the kids and I were away from him for 28 VERY long days, we did a “Super Hero” party –
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