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Helping Our Young People to Grow and Mature…

Developing a Better Sense of Family and Family Life … “Whatever work you do, do your best, because you are going to the grave, where there is no working, no planning, no knowledge, and no wisdom.” (Ecclesiastes 9:10) Sometimes we can be hard to love! It might just be one of those bad days, a […]

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Helping Our Young People to Grow…Teaching Our Young the Place of Obedience

“My son, hear the instruction of your father, And do not forsake the law of your mother.” (Proverbs 1:8) One of the most difficult, yes, challenging principles to put into practice … at any age … is that of obedience! But it is especially difficult for the young. Even the word ‘obedience’ comes across to […]

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The Right Path to Take …

“But the path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.” (Proverbs 4:18) Kids have an uncanny ability to see thru the masks of pretense, hypocrisy and insincerity! Very simply, kids can see who is for real … and who the phony is! In the same way, […]

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God Is Not an Over-Expecter …

“Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” (John 15:2) The young elementary-age boy was standing at the chalkboard when his teacher admonished him for being what she considered to be an underachiever. He thought about her […]

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The Gift that Really Gives!

“The Lord hates what evil people do, but He loves those who do what is right.” (Proverbs 15:9). As confident as we can be that evil and those who are evil are never approved of by God … to that same degree we can be confident and encouraged by the truth of knowing He loves […]

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Watch and Pray …

“Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Mark 14:38) The scene described by the gospel writers as they were moved by the Spirit of God to pen their words is one that will always be one of intrigue! Here we find Jesus with a […]

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A Soldier Unarmed …

“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” Ephesians 6:11 Every day is a new day for each and every one of us and with that new day will come opportunities to love, serve and give, but also the temptation to compromise, sin […]

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Playing The Blame Game

“So David said to Nathan, ‘I have sinned against the Lord.” (2 Samuel 12:13) Have you ever been to a rodeo? One of the most amusing events that takes places in most rodeo events is the one where little cowboys try and catch little lambs or goats. If they catch one, it is theirs! If […]

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The Eyes of the Lord

Bible reading plans are wonderful as they help us to systematically read through portions of the Bible. There are also those times … we all have them and recognize them … when we find ourselves turning to a certain passage for encouragement and strength. Recently, with the series of health circumstances requiring my enrollment into […]

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Count Your Blessings … If You can …

Learning how to determine the “enough” factor in life is a real challenge, isn’t it? There is such a fine line between what we think we need and what we really want! We sing the song bearing the words “Count Your Blessings” often in our worship services and if you’re like me, you end up […]

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