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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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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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It Is Finished: Jesus’ Last Words on the Cross

Daily Truth:   “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave  up His spirit. John 19:30 “It is finished!”  What powerful last words spoken by Jesus on the cross.   He had completed all that was asked of Him by God the Father. Do we follow what God asks of us?  At the end of our lives we want to hear, “Well done thou
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He is Risen! – Easter Story Cookies

Daily Truth:  “He is not here; He has risen, as He said [He would do]. Come, see the place where He lay.”  Matthew 28:6   He is risen! The cry of Easter is heard throughout the World. He is risen! That phrase separates Christianity from all other religions. My kids have been singing, “Christ the Lord is risen today”  all week. So, they don’t
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Let the Children Come

Daily Truth:   “But Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.’”  Matthew 19:14   Jesus views us as children.  “For such is the kingdom of heaven” means that heaven is for all of God’s children who have come to Him while on earth.   One day several years ago,
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Love, Not Just For Valentine’s Day

 Daily Truth:   “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three:  but the greatest of these is love.”  1 Corinthians 13:13 On Valentine’s Day love is written on conversation hearts, chocolates, and cards. Children make cards and parents buy cards to share on this special day.   According to Hallmark, 1,400 billion cards are made for Valentine’s Day.  Valentine’s Day is second only to
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Love: Ideas For Valentine’s Day

Daily Truth:  “Yeah, I have loved thee with an everlasting love.”  Jeremiah 31:3 Love is in the air.  Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Remember Valentine’s Day B.C. (before children)?  It was all about you and your true love. And then along came children. Now that we have four delightful children, Valentine’s Day has become more about the family than just about my
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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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Christmas Advent Devotional: How Excellent is Your Name O LORD

Daily Truth:   “O LORD, our Lord,  how excellent is Your name in all the earth!”  Psalm 8:9 Names are important to us and to God.  When we know someone we use their name when talking with them.  When we learn God’s Hebrew names we learn more about Him.  Each name reveals a character quality of God. “Wise men still seek Him.” I have
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Columbus Day: The Real Story

Daily Truth:  “Oh send out your light and truth!  Let them lead me… ” Psalm 43:3 a   Columbus Day finds some families on fall break. Other families may be taking advantage of the low prices  at  Columbus Day sales. Many elementary age children are discussing Christopher Columbus at school. There was Queen Isabella who helped Columbus achieve his goals by providing money.  The
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