One Sows…

… Another Reaps During my morning walk, I pass by this field that is ready to be harvested. It reminds me of our Lord’s words to HIs disciples recorded in John 4 regarding the ripe fields, the need for workers, and the phrase “one sows and another reaps” (vs. 37) In the field of Christian […]

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Teach Us to Pray

Our Father…             What a privilege to carry everything to God in Prayer An important way to share the love of Jesus with children is to teach them how to pray: meal prayers, group prayers, singing prayers… praying for themselves and others. Prayer makes our unique faith relationship with God […]

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So That…

  All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (II Timothy 3:16-17) My wife often uses the phrase: “so that….” She likes to get things done ‘so that’ we are well-prepared for upcoming events […]

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Light… Bursting Forth!

The Lord is my light and my salvation (Psalm 27:1) On Good Friday, Jesus gave His life to rescue us from sin, death, and the devil. While He hung on the cross, the sun refused to shine and darkness surrounded the earth. But, three days later, the Light of the World burst forth from the […]

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Focus…

… on Christ “I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, because you will not abandon me… (Psalm 16:8) Many troubles, ongoing national and international events, and much uncertainty has occupied our attention these […]

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Fervent Love

Toward God…Toward Others February turns our attention toward love… and none is greater than the love our Lord has for us!  In fact, we can use the word ‘fervent’- an intense passion – to describe the kind of love that Jesus demonstrated through His active obedience of living a sinless life and His passive obedience of […]

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The Wise Follow…

… The Light of Christ At one of our sites in Nicaragua, the children assisted with the celebration of Epiphany by dressing as wise men and delivering the gifts to the Christ-child, reminding all in attendance about those who followed the light and the Word of God to find the Savior-King; they delivered the gold, […]

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Adding to the Stars…

… as The Last Day Approaches And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. (Daniel 12:3) Today’s cultural and political wars, the marginalization of the Church, and the rejection of godly, Christian values have unveiled the […]

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My Name on it…

… It Belongs to Me! By this time in the school year, many younger students have begun to master the alphabet; they are practicing writing each letter they learn. Soon, they will be writing words… and the first word many learn to write is their own name; it’s exciting to see your name in print! […]

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Celebrate!

…God’s Faithfulness! Great is Thy Faithfulness, O God my Father… Morning by morning new mercies I see All I have needed Thy hand hath provided Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me A great lesson we learn from the Old Testament is how to respond following God’s great deliverance from troubles and enemies: Moses sang […]

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