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The Father who gives the best (a meditation)

“You fathers—if your children ask for a fish, do you give them a snake instead? Or if they ask for an egg, do you give them a scorpion? Of course not! So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy… Continue reading The Father who gives the best (a meditation)

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Good Reads 08.10.16 (on: spiritual dry spells, praying for teachers, and more!)

Here is a collection of good reads gathered from across the internet this past week. Enjoy! On why we need to know our Bibles better than we know what's on blogs or in books: Books, Blogs, and the Importance of Knowing My Bible by Mike Leake So it is very important that I keep this… Continue reading Good Reads 08.10.16 (on: spiritual dry spells, praying for teachers, and more!)

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Good Reads 08.03.16 (on: beauty, prayer, marriage, and more!)

Here is a collection of good reads gathered from across the internet this past week. Enjoy! On body image and beauty: Why Did God Make Me Ugly? by David Qaoud For me, I’ve always found comfort from Psalm 139:13: “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Who created… Continue reading Good Reads 08.03.16 (on: beauty, prayer, marriage, and more!)

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Good Reads 07.27.16 (on: work, parenting, and more!)

Here is a collection of good reads gathered from across the internet this past week. Enjoy! On work: Working Well by Tim Challies You need to work. You also need to obey the people who are over you in that work. Whenever Paul talks about authority he connects it to the authority of Christ; whenever… Continue reading Good Reads 07.27.16 (on: work, parenting, and more!)

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Pray for your country’s leaders (a meditation)

God’s people should make petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings on behalf of all people—on behalf of kings, and all who hold high office, so that we may lead a tranquil and peaceful life in all godliness and holiness. ~1 Timothy 2:1-2 It’s Summer of 2016, and here in the United States we find ourselves in… Continue reading Pray for your country’s leaders (a meditation)

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Good Reads 07.20.16 (on: the Holy Spirit, soul mates, and more!)

Here is a collection of good reads gathered recently from across the internet. Enjoy! On the Christian being the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit: What a Wonder! by Tim Challies You, Christian, are the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit of God makes his habitation within you. He has joyfully, willingly,… Continue reading Good Reads 07.20.16 (on: the Holy Spirit, soul mates, and more!)

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Don’t Fear the Fiery Furnace (a meditation)

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not,… Continue reading Don’t Fear the Fiery Furnace (a meditation)

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Good Reads 07.06.16 (on: joy, pride and humility, spiritual growth, and more!)

Here is a collection of good reads gathered from across the internet this past week. Enjoy! On salvation, pride and humility: When Our Hearts Revert to Self-Reliance by Marshall Segal Now, we might think anyone who had tasted the real saved-by-grace gospel would spit this back out in seconds. But the Galatians obviously didn’t. Why?… Continue reading Good Reads 07.06.16 (on: joy, pride and humility, spiritual growth, and more!)

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Good Reads 06.29.16 (on: a spiritual checkup, teenagers and theology, and more!)

Here is a collection of good reads gathered from across the internet this past week. Enjoy! On cultivating your child's heart (this was written to fathers but can be applied to mothers as well): 4 Ways to Reach a Child's Heart by Richard Phillips I am constantly amazed at the number of people who assure… Continue reading Good Reads 06.29.16 (on: a spiritual checkup, teenagers and theology, and more!)

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Be imitators of God (a meditation)

In the movie Jaws there is a scene where Chief Brody is sitting at his kitchen table, frustrated at events and deep in thought. Across the table sits the Chief’s youngest son. In the silence of the moment, the boy begins to imitate his father’s every move—an act that brings a smile to the Chief’s… Continue reading Be imitators of God (a meditation)