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Helping Our Young People to Grow and Mature…The Most Important of Goals

The Most Important of Goals “For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.” (Deuteronomy 7:6) From the earliest age, our children must be made […]

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Helping Our Young People to Grow and Mature…

Helping Our Young People to Grow and Mature … Goals for Parents/Grandparents … and the Young “You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.” (Deuteronomy 6:7). Being a parent […]

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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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TODAY, This is What I Will Do…

TODAY, This is What I Will Do … “This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24). Surely, we all realize the value of the day called “today!” It is the moment we are living in right now. It is not yesterday, last week, last month […]

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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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