25 Days of Grace  (Day 17) Bless Them

25 Days of Grace (Day 17) Bless Them

TODAY'S TRUTH “The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped…” Proverbs 11: 25 ​"​Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered. The people curse him who holds back grain, but a blessing is on the head of him who sells it.​"​​ Proverbs 11:25-26 ​ "​And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.​"​​ Luke 6:31 Discussing the many ways we can bless our children is my favorite part of  "Grace Gifts: Celebrate Your...Read More
25 Days of Grace (Day 16) Celebrate Their Friends

25 Days of Grace (Day 16) Celebrate Their Friends

TODAY'S TRUTH “You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself... “ Leviticus 19: 34 ​"​Truly I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of my brethren you did it to me." Matthew 25:40 ​​ ​"​Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.​" ​Hebrews 13: 1 ​"​Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.​" Romans...Read More
25 Days of Grace (Day 15) Respect Them

25 Days of Grace (Day 15) Respect Them

TODAY'S TRUTH ​"​Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.​"​ Romans 12:10 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”​ ​John 13:34 "​Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.​"​1 Peter 2:17 “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 7:...Read More
25 Days of Grace (Day 14) Entering Into Their Trials

25 Days of Grace (Day 14) Entering Into Their Trials

TODAY'S TRUTH “Weep with those who weep.” Romans 12:15 Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." Galatians 6:12 She sat on the edge of the couch weeping.  From her perspective, life was more than she could handle and she was completely overwhelmed. As her mother, all I wanted to do was to correct her thinking so that she would calm down.  I wanted to objectively explain her circumstances - in light of truth.  I wanted to make everything better.  Thankfully, her father intervened! He calmly motioned...Read More
25 Days Of Grace (Day 13) Seeing Life Through Their Eyes

25 Days Of Grace (Day 13) Seeing Life Through Their Eyes

TODAY'S TRUTH Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep."​ ​Romans 12:15 ​"​With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,​" Ephesians 6:18​ ​"​Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.​" Proverbs 27:9​ “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6: 2 “ Two are better than one, because they have a...Read More
25 Days of Grace (Day 12) When and How to Use Modern Technology

25 Days of Grace (Day 12) When and How to Use Modern Technology

TODAY'S TRUTH ​"​I am saying this for your benefit, not to place restrictions on you. I want you to do whatever will help you serve the Lord best, with as few distractions as possible.​" 1 Corinthians 7:35 ​​"​Keep your eyes straight ahead; ignore all sideshow distractions​."​ Proverbs 4: 25 "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31 In this age of technology much of what we do is done on the computer or cell phone. It is easy to...Read More
25 Days of Grace (Day 11) The Gift of Silence

25 Days of Grace (Day 11) The Gift of Silence

TODAY'S TRUTH ​"​My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.​ "​James 1:19 ​ "​When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, But he who restrains his lips is wise.​" Proverbs 10:19​ "​Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; When he closes his lips, he is considered prudent.​"​​ Proverbs 17:28​​ My family had all gone their separate ways and I began making my morning rounds. I straightened the cushions on the couch, gathered...Read More
25 Days of Grace (Day 10) Relating on Their Level

25 Days of Grace (Day 10) Relating on Their Level

TODAY'S TRUTH: “You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.” Psalm 56:8 “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:29-31 "I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the...Read More