A Mother’s Love

“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you” (Philippians 1:3) A mother holds her children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. It can also be said that a mother’s children hold their mother’s hands for a short while, but her heart forever! Without any hesitation or reservation this writer can […]

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A Most Potent and Powerful Prayer to Offer Up …

“Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.” (Luke 22:42) There are times in our lives when we don’t want someone, even God, to interfere with what we want to do! Kids can be stubborn, hard-headed and head-strong. They want something, want to […]

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This Little Light of Mine …

This Little Light of Mine … “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. “ (Matthew 5:16) There’s something about watching a small child learning the tune, words, and the exaggerated movements to a new and catchy song! I can remember as if […]

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Holding On With Open Hands

“And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” (Luke 12:15) Reminders … we all have them and probably all of us need them more than we would care to admit! The popularity of sticky notes … […]

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Seasons Come and Seasons Go …

“To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:”   (Ecclesiastes 3:1) Spring has come with all of its beauty, fragrance and pollen. Every season has its own peculiar characteristics. Whether it’s the crisp, clear mornings of winter, the greening and beautiful time of spring when the flowers and trees put there […]

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The Place of Laughter in Our Lives …

“A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones.” (Proverbs 17:22) Some people really have a good laugh! It’s one of those ‘laughs’ that just sounds so hearty, genuine and one that is contagious. Do you know someone like that? You know … that person(s) who brings happiness and smiles […]

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Helping Our Young People to Grow and Mature… Developing a Better Sense of Participation in the Church

“…I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.” (1 Timothy 3:15). He was a great man! He was a good man! He had a quiet but dignified presence about him! […]

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Helping Our Young People to Grow and Mature…Learning To Be Their Best

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15). Growing up in Oklahoma City, we didn’t live in an upscale neighborhood, we didn’t drive the nicest car, we didn’t eat out much, and we didn’t […]

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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 and Mature…Obedience Issues

Those Telltale Signs of Obedience Issues … “Let what you say be simply ‘yes’ or ‘no’ …” (Matthew 5:37). Sometimes it’s really hard to get a bead on when it happens. You know, when that sweet and cuddly baby becomes a tyrant of sorts that wants their way and they want it right now! We […]

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