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Pray For Your Children

In Nehemiah 4:14, scripture states, “After I made an inspection, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials, and the rest of the people, ‘Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the great and awe-inspiring Lord, and fight for your countrymen, your sons and daughters, your wives and homes.’”  As parents, I can think of no mightier way to fight than on our knees with our heads bowed in prayer!  As parents, it seems like a given that we…

In All Things Give Thanks

My friends, this past week has been such a huge challenge for many and, being truthful, it isn’t over yet. Some have been mildly inconvenienced, while others have been devastated. During times of hardship, it can be so easy to slip back into the habit of complaining and forgetting to give thanks. God’s perfect word for every situation, including SNOVID-19, is found in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 which says, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is…

Happy Valentine’s Day!

This is a week where pretty little cards, sometimes with candy attached, are being exchanged in classrooms, moms and dads are having date nights, and many children are waking to surprises expressing that they are loved.  It is the week of Valentine’s Day.  February is the month of love and Valentine’s Day is at the heart of it all (pun intended)! But what if you do not go to school?  Or what if you do not get pretty cards?  What…

The Month Of Love

We love because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19 February is sometimes called the month of love.  What better time to challenge ourselves, as we look at and evaluate how well we are doing at expressing our love to God and to others.  1 John 4:19 says, “We love because He first loved us.”  It is mind blowing to think that the Creator of the world chose us and loved us before we loved Him back.  What a model…

One Of Your Most Important Mission Fields

Deuteronomy 6:5-7 gives us, as Christian parents, our job description, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” Parenting can be hard.  The hours are long and…

Gather Together For Worship

I want to do my part to encourage my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ to keep on keeping on, to make the effort to come to worship, and to show their love and good works towards their fellow man.  Hebrews 10:24-25 says, “And let us be concerned about one another in order to promote love and good works, not staying away from our worship meetings, as some habitually do, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you…

Pray – Trusting God In a Hurting World

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” Romans 12:18 Just a week ago, we were still wishing one another, “Happy New Year”.  With the events that are happening in our nation, things can feel far from happy.  It felt surreal to see the events that took place last week.  I wonder where has respect for one another gone?  Where has respect for our nation’s capital and the leaders of our country…

Coming To Know God

Have you ever known someone who really seemed to know and love Jesus?  Like really KNOW Him?  Maybe, you wondered how in the world someone comes to a place in life where they truly know and encounter the One True Living God.  I will start by saying, “No one gets close to God on accident.”  Jeremiah 29:13 says, “And you will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.”  So, there you have it. …

Looking Forward

As 2020 draws to a close, we look forward to 2021.  The beginning of each new year can be a time to reflect on the previous year, on what has gone well and what needs some change.  January has many people setting goals and making resolutions.  Setting goals and making resolutions aren’t bad things, but I want to encourage you to seek the Lord’s will in all of the goals and resolutions you make for the upcoming year.  Proverbs 16:9…

Christmas Tips

I hope that your Christmas is wonderful.  May God richly bless each of you.  Here are a few tips I will pass along in my hopes that your holiday is great!  I love you each.  Make time to focus on Jesus during this holiday season. Experiences with people you love can be better than presents. Remember those who serve you daily behind the scenes and tell them thanks. Read the Christmas story from the Bible before opening presents. You should…

Finish Strong

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7 2020 has been a one-of-a-kind year for sure.  As the year draws to a close, I want to encourage you to finish strong.  Let us not be found wishing away time that God has blessed us with and has plans for.  Think back to the start of this year.  Did you set any goals?  Did God reveal a “word of the…

Shine Jesus

In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:4-5 Jesus came as a light in the darkness.  He came as a fulfillment of God’s centuries old promise, after 400 silent years.  Yes, that’s right.  People had not heard from God for 400 years.  Those are the years between the Old Testament and the New Testament.  Yet, God’s people continued to wait…