Monthly Archives: July 2012


None of us can choose who our parents will be. But  what a blessing it is that parents can choose their children! Whether the child is planned for and loved from the time they’re conceived or actually chosen by the parents through … Continue reading

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The sparrow in his hand

Sometimes I just need a little extra reassurance to strengthen my trust in God.  Call it a return to “Lessons in Trust 101.” Maybe that’s why the fate of this little bird seemed so important to me. After being  shaken … Continue reading

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2 Steps forward and 1 step back

“So then, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us, too, put aside every impediment — that is, the sin which easily hampers our forward movement — and keep running with endurance in the contest … Continue reading

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A cure for procrastination

“I will hurry, without delay, to obey your commands.”        Psalm 119:60 NLT One of the pitfalls of being a writer is that it’s too easy to become distracted when I sit down to the computer to write – especially if  … Continue reading

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It all started in Sunday School…

“But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.””        Matthew 19:14 NLT It was a concerned Sunday School teacher – Edward Kimball – who … Continue reading

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Drawing in the dark

“But if we live in the light in the same way as he is in the light, we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from every sin.”        1 John 1:7 CEB Here … Continue reading

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Rules of the berry patch

“I will give thanks to you with a heart that does right as I learn your righteous rules.”        Psalm 119:7 CEB Even the blueberry patch has rules. 1. Weigh your containers on the way into the patch. There are some … Continue reading

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