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Not Alone

Posted by on Mar 25, 2021 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, From the Heart | 0 comments

I sighed as I walked into our living room and saw the mountain of clean clothes and towels covering the couch. Ten loads of laundry reminded me I wouldn’t be going to bed anytime soon. How do five people make so much laundry in such a short time? As I stared at the work ahead of me, my husband entered the room. Sensing my discouragement, he said, “Guess what? I’m with you and I’m going to help you. You don’t have to fold all of that alone.” I smiled. Suddenly, I didn’t feel quite so overwhelmed. Life is always better when a friend can help shoulder our burdens. We can give that kind of encouragement to our kids, too, by assuring them: I’m with My youngest daughter is quite the introvert, so new situations can be very unsettling for...

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Math and the Bible

Posted by on Mar 23, 2021 in A LASTING FAITH, Blog, Family Do-votions | 0 comments

Pi day isn’t about eating pies although you might have wanted to have one to celebrate on March 14th. It’s a day to celebrate math and numbers. Pi is a ratio between a circle’s circumference (distance around the edge) and its diameter (distance across the middle). Circles and numbers are all around you. Numbers are also in the Bible. Jesus had twelve disciples, fasted for forty days (that’s why we have forty days of Lent), named the two greatest commandments, and is part of the triune God (3 persons in one God). Look at a few number facts that make life great:   God subtracts all your sins (down to zero) when you confess and ask for forgiveness.   He multiplied bread to feed many (John 6) and can still perform miracles.   He measures according to your giving...

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Who Will Be the Greatest?

Posted by on Mar 8, 2021 in A CHERISHED FAMILY, Blog, Inspiration for the Journey | 0 comments

Helmets on. Shields down. Laser swords up. Sabers held high throb with light while Darth Vader breathes his insanely evil inhale and exhale. The battle begins. My six-year-old and three-year-old grandsons have never even seen Star Wars, but the way they go at it, you’d never know. They grunt and shout in victory and defeat. It is a run-for-your-life war to the finish. Apparently, it only takes a few years of life to figure out someone gets to be the greatest. One of them will reign king of his little mountain. “Who will be the greatest?” It was a contentious question between Jesus’ disciples in the Gospel of Mark: 9:33-36. The immaturity of Christ’s followers was revealed in an embarrassing argument while they walked toward home. Can you picture it? They walked together through Galilee as Jesus explained clearly...

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Making Memories with the Family is a Breeze in the Month of March

Posted by on Mar 1, 2021 in Blog, Bonus Days | 0 comments

…He brings forth the wind from His treasuries. Psalm 135:7 (NASB)  Another month just blew onto the calendar. March sometimes enters the scene as a lion, roaring with wind from God’s treasuries. And the saying goes, it will leave as a lamb. The reverse is also true, according to many farmers’ almanacs. If March begins with gentle breezes, then the month will end with ferocious ones. Celebrate windy days and calm ones, too, with the family throughout the month of March. To add other festivities to the calendar, plan to celebrate the silly holidays below and create a few unique family ones, also. Crochet Week – What hobbies do you practice in your family? Does someone crochet or knit? Do you have a stamp collector? Coin collector? Encourage each family member’s hobbies and take an active interest is what...

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Indiana Jones and the Lost Scrolls

Posted by on Feb 19, 2021 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, History by the Slice | 0 comments

It all began with a goat and a stone. It was early 1947 (or possibly late 1946) when a Bedouin shepherd boy named Muhammed the Wolf went out searching for his lost goat among the limestone hills in Qumran, not far from the Dead Sea in what is Israel today. As he hunted among the cliffs, the boy stopped to hurl a rock into the open mouth of a cave. He heard the crack of breaking pottery. That’s strange, he thought. The shepherd boy was too afraid to lower himself into the cave, so he returned later with a couple of relatives, hoping to discover treasure. Instead, when they entered the cave, they found clay jars with lids that looked like bowls. Lifting one of the lids, they were hit by a foul odor. The Bedouins didn’t know that...

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