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Chaotic Father’s Day Thoughts

Chaotic Father’s Day Thoughts

Posted on Jun 19, 2016 | No Comments

The thought of being a father some day always frightened me. I wasn’t afraid of being a “bad dad,” I was terrified of being a destructive dad. Bad dads are aloof, uncaring, disconnected and discontented with their own life. A bad dad is a self-protective dad who can’t rise above their own past, problems or […]

Redeeming Christmas

Redeeming Christmas

Posted on Dec 16, 2015 | No Comments

It was Christmas Eve. We had a silver Christmas tree strung with blue lights in our living room. My adopted mother had worked frantically all day at the factory so that she could come home early and prepare for Christmas. My mom had finally gotten my two-and-a-half-year-old little sister to go to sleep, and it […]

Well Done My Favorite Sunday School Teacher

Well Done My Favorite Sunday School Teacher

Posted on Aug 9, 2014 | No Comments

Everyone likes affirmation. Everyone likes knowing that they have made a difference. The words “well done” confirm that leaders can bestow a huge amount of influence with this simple blessing. Short. Sweet. Real. To someone who has invested their lives into teaching and blessing little ones, their praise, their affirmation, comes from students or adults […]

Ten tips before launching a ministry to foster children in your community.

Ten tips before launching a ministry to foster children in your community.

Posted on Aug 6, 2014 | No Comments

Jeff Juhala found this on Sleeptrain.com and I love it, “not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child.” Think about these ten words to help map out a plan to help foster children: PRAYER 1. Prayer 
- Believe me it’s not just word that sounds good to put in […]

23. Pray – For One Another

23. Pray – For One Another

Posted on Jun 15, 2014 | No Comments

(euchomai – to wish, will; by implication, to pray to God) James 5:16 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. I’d like to think that we could figure out how to practice all 23 of these […]

22. Confess – To One Another

22. Confess – To One Another

Posted on Jun 8, 2014 | No Comments

(exomologeo, – acknowledge or (by implication, of assent) agree fully: — confess, profess, promise) James 5:16 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. *A Scottish Proverbs says, “Ane open confessione is good for the soul.” We […]

21. Fellowship – With One Another

21. Fellowship – With One Another

Posted on Jun 1, 2014 | No Comments

(koinonia – common, partner, sharing) John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. This word, “koinonia” is one my favorite words in the New Testament. I came to Christ at […]

20. Hospitable – To One Another

20. Hospitable – To One Another

Posted on May 25, 2014 | One Comment

(philoxenos Root (strangers or foreigners) of guests) (I Pet 4:9) 1 Pet 4:9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. I still remember walking into a restaurant and seeing a brand new position waiting at the checkin podium, Hospitality Server. So, they weren’t a hostess or host or just a server, they were – hospitality. […]

19. Sympathize – With One Another

19. Sympathize – With One Another

Posted on May 18, 2014 | No Comments

(sumpathes -suffer with, be compassionate) 1 Peter 3:8 “Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.” Can you “feel it in your gut” when a brother or sister is suffering? Peter writes that harmony means “being sympathetic towards one another.” When your fellow Christian sister goes […]

18. Spur One Another

18. Spur One Another

Posted on May 11, 2014 | No Comments

  paroxusmos – incitement (to good), or dispute (in anger): — contention, provoke unto.) Heb 10:24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. If you knew me, you’d know that I love to tease people. So with with word “provoke” or “spur” my imagination can really […]