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Let Yourself Go

Girl working on schoolwork.
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Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory,...

That Which Makes You Stronger

Couple holding a bible together
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And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart. Ecclesiastes 4:12 This verse is often used in marriage ceremonies, and it is fitting to describe how we should look at our re...

A Valuable Treasure (Part 1 of 2)

Couple holding a treasure map.
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Lately, I have felt the Holy Spirit speaking to me in regards to my wife. It may have had something to do with our recent vacation. My wife and I recently took a week off to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. One week of just the two of us en...

parenting

Have You Earned It?

Girl working on schoolwork.
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The Lord God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may freely eat…” Genesis 2:16 It’s amazing to me that God did not hold back the gift of eternal life from Adam and Eve when He first put them in the garden. There wer...

Online Safety in the Home

Young girl playing on a computer.
Photo by Kirk Clemons

But no one can enter the strong man’s house and plunder his property unless he first ties up the strong man, and then he will plunder his house. Mark 3:27 The Internet has completely changed the types of things parents have to think about ...

Devotional For August 18, 2021

A sloth hanging upsidedown.
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One who is slow to anger has great understanding; But one who is quick-tempered exalts foolishness. Proverbs 14:29 As a father, I am in the unique position of being known better than I usually realize. My kids seem to know how to act or wh...

A Valuable Treasure (Part 2 of 2)

Child looking at a map.
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I’ve been thinking recently about how I value my children. What I’ve realized is that I don’t faithfully value my kids the same way God does. Psalms 127 makes the claim that God takes great delight in shaping and forming each and every part of my ...

devotionals

Devotional For August 25, 2021

Someone cutting a piece of paper with a list of negative attributes.
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A tranquil heart is life to the body, But jealousy is rottenness to the bones. Proverbs 14:30 Our bodies are extremely complex. The Bible talks about psychosomatic illnesses often, especially in the Psalms regarding how our emotions affect...

Devotional For August 18, 2021

A sloth hanging upsidedown.
Photo by Susanne Schwarz on Unsplash

One who is slow to anger has great understanding; But one who is quick-tempered exalts foolishness. Proverbs 14:29 As a father, I am in the unique position of being known better than I usually realize. My kids seem to know how to act or wh...

Devotional For August 16, 2021

A Bible opened to the book of Proverbs.
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The crown of the wise is their riches, But the foolishness of fools is simply foolishness. Proverbs 14:24 There are often times where the pursuit of money or the concerns of providing for my family overwhelm me and cause me to think bitter...

Devotional For August 13, 2021

Life preserver hanging on a pole.
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The evil will bow down before the good, And the wicked at the gates of the righteous. Proverbs 14:19 In the current global climate, we see much injustice. However, what makes it so much harder to be a Christian is that so much of the injus...

Devotional For August 12, 2021

Person reading a Bible and holding a pen.
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The naive believes everything, But the sensible person considers his steps. Proverbs 14:15 In today’s world, information is everywhere. We have thousands of speakers, teachers, bloggers, and journalists available at the push of a button. B...

stress

That Which Makes You Stronger

Couple holding a bible together
Photo by Naassom Azevedo on Unsplash

And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart. Ecclesiastes 4:12 This verse is often used in marriage ceremonies, and it is fitting to describe how we should look at our re...

relationships

That Which Makes You Stronger

Couple holding a bible together
Photo by Naassom Azevedo on Unsplash

And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart. Ecclesiastes 4:12 This verse is often used in marriage ceremonies, and it is fitting to describe how we should look at our re...

faith

And Be Thankful

Man standing in the road with trees on both sides.
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Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and a good reputation in the sight of God and man. Proverbs 3:3-4 It’s been a crazy year around my home, wh...

Counting Your Blessings

Coffee mug with the saying: 'My cup runneth over'
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Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, For His faithfulness is everlasting. Give thanks to the God of gods, For His faithfulness is everlasting. Give thanks to the Lord of lords, For His faithfulness is everlasting. To Him who alone does grea...

thanksgiving

And Be Thankful

Man standing in the road with trees on both sides.
Photo by Mateusz Syta on Unsplash

Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and a good reputation in the sight of God and man. Proverbs 3:3-4 It’s been a crazy year around my home, wh...

Counting Your Blessings

Coffee mug with the saying: 'My cup runneth over'
Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, For His faithfulness is everlasting. Give thanks to the God of gods, For His faithfulness is everlasting. Give thanks to the Lord of lords, For His faithfulness is everlasting. To Him who alone does grea...

technology

Online Safety in the Home

Young girl playing on a computer.
Photo by Kirk Clemons

But no one can enter the strong man’s house and plunder his property unless he first ties up the strong man, and then he will plunder his house. Mark 3:27 The Internet has completely changed the types of things parents have to think about ...