Posts from August 2020

Posts from August 2020

Love Your Spouse

I would like to take a moment and encourage you.  Sometimes people ask me, “What is the best thing I can do for my child?”  You may think it is giving them healthy meals, or limiting their time on technology, or even taking them to church each week.  But I truly believe that one of the very best things you can do for your child or children is to openly and strongly love your spouse.  Yes, that’s correct, love your…

Kindness

This week’s Bible lesson is about Joseph and his brothers. It teaches how Joseph loved his brothers and was kind to them, even after all they had done to him. Ephesians 4:32 tells us, “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.” Kindness is not always easy to teach to preschoolers. They know what they want and they want it their way.  They don’t want to always share, take…

Does God Play Favorites? and Quiet Times For Students

Virtual Meeting Sundays at 9 am On Sunday mornings at 9:00 am we meet over Zoom. All 7th-12th graders are welcome to join. For connection information contact amy@crclife.org or susan@crclife.org. My brothers and sisters, do not show favoritism as you hold on to the faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ. 2 For if someone comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and dressed in fine clothes, and a poor person dressed in filthy clothes also comes in, 3 if you look with…

School Supplies and The Smell Of Fresh Crayons

Do you remember the days when you were a kid and you opened up that brand new box of 8 or 16 crayons? You knew it was a special day when you flipped open the delicate tab and saw the small, shining points of never used round objects made of colored wax. With eyes wide open and pupils dilated, you would reach in the colorful box and pull one out only to be enchanted by the smell of fresh cardboard…

Great to be Back!

What an awesome night we had with our students this past Wednesday. Over 70 students and over 20 adult leaders showed up to our first student event since March 11. What a blessing it was to see so many familiar faces and to see new faces as well. Well, not faces exactly. Everybody was wearing masks and social distancing but at least we got to see everyone after being apart for so long. Usually, by now, we have had an…

Orphans And Widows and Quiet Times For Students

Virtual Meeting Sundays at 9 am On Sunday mornings at 9:00 am we meet over Zoom. All 7th-12th graders are welcome to join. For connection information contact amy@crclife.org or susan@crclife.org. My dear brothers and sisters, understand this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger, 20 for human anger does not accomplish God’s righteousness. 21 Therefore, ridding yourselves of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent, humbly receive the implanted word, which is able to save…

Don’t Give Up

Eighteen years. Eighteen long years, only they weren’t really that long. I just dropped my baby at college last weekend. How did that happen? Where did the time go? There sure were some really long days in there for his childhood to be over so fast. Wedding? Did someone say wedding? Yes, that’s right. If sending my baby off to college wasn’t hard enough, we are planning the wedding of my daughter. I never thought that my kids would grow…

School Starting, New Schedules, Time For God

The start of a new school year can bring joy, dread, excitement, fear, and all kinds of other feelings.  School certainly changes our schedules.  Whether you have made the decision to homeschool your child, do online or virtual classes or send your child to school, our days are changing.  As parents, we set the pace in our homes for these changes.  We help our children create and abide by schedules that let everything be accomplished that needs to be done. …

The Gift Of Trials and Quiet Times For Students

Virtual Meeting Sundays at 9 am On Sunday mornings at 9:00 am we meet over Zoom. All 7th-12th graders are welcome to join. For connection information contact amy@crclife.org or susan@crclife.org.  James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ: To the twelve tribes dispersed abroad. Greetings. 2 Consider it a great joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you experience various trials, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4 And let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be…

Introduce Them To The Bible

One of my favorite things to do at home is read my Bible. One of my favorite things to do at church is teach my preschoolers to read the Bible. I love to hear the excitement in their voices when they tell me that the Bible is God’s special book. I know it’s easy to think they are too young to understand, but now is the perfect time for your preschooler to fall in love with God’s word. It’s never…

Use Your Words Kindly

Something that God is teaching me these days is to not speak unkindly about other people.  You may not struggle in this area at all.  You may have allowed unkind words about others to slowly enter in so much, that they aren’t even noticed as ugly anymore.  You may lie in the middle of these two places.  God is very clear in this area of life.  Scripture says, “Do not speak against one another, brethren.” James 4:11a.  God says that…

Moonlighting and Quiet Times For Students

Virtual Meeting Sundays at 9 am On Sunday mornings at 9:00 am we meet over Zoom. All 7th-12th graders are welcome to join. For connection information contact amy@crclife.org or susan@crclife.org. In addition, brothers and sisters, pray for us that the word of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you, 2 and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil people, for not all have faith. 3 But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard…
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