Have You Earned It?

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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

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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

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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)

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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 ...