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He calls you friend – John 15:15 {Memory verse}

He calls us friends. Can this even be true? Yes, by the grace of God! Express your amazement straight to Him as you dwell on these words. . . . No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. John 15:15 We're only memorizing one verse this week. Will you … [Read More...]

On the Road and In the Word: Bible Fun for Kids from DoNotDepart.com

On the Road and In the Word: Bible Fun for Kids

It's that time of year - road trip season! Families are criss-crossing the country for summer vacations. Whether the trip is short or long, when you travel with children you'll find the going is sweeter with a few fun activities planned. And why not make them Word-centered? Our family takes road trips frequently. My husband and I are originally from New England but now live in Texas, so … [Read More...]

The Faith of Joseph: Trusting God When Life Is Hard

The Faith of Joseph: Trusting God When Life Is Hard

Hebrews 11 begins like this: "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see" (Hebrews 11:1). Faith is not really faith…if it's something you can see. Though all of the Biblical heroes listed in Hebrews 11 showed amazing faith, the one that sticks out to me the most is Joseph. If you're not familiar with Joseph's story, allow me to share a brief … [Read More...]

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The Call to Holiness

Two of my children had an argument yesterday. I could see it building for weeks and I’d been trying to quell it while equipping them to handle their feelings. But, when it comes down to it, only they … [Read More...]

Salvation & Sanctification

I grew up in the church where my mother grew-up, my grandfather grew-up, and my great-grandfather helped start. Members of my family had held every position in that church from organist to usher to … [Read More...]

Facing Your Fears {Believing Better}

My physical therapist asked me to list any injuries I’ve suffered requiring medical treatment. When I finished and looked up, her mouth hung open in disbelief. “It’s amazing you’re still alive; you … [Read More...]

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