Waves of Forgiveness

Waves of Forgiveness

“God, be merciful to me because you are loving. Because you are always ready to be merciful, wipe out all my wrongs.” Psalm 51:1 ICB Have you ever been to the beach and noticed how the waves keep crashing onto the sand? As the wind blows over the ocean, it creates the waves you see crashing and splashing onto the shore. Big waves form with a strong wind, and smaller waves form with a gentle wind. No matter how windy it is, the waves always keep forming in the ocean and roll along until they land on the beach. Do you know what sin is? Sin is when we do things that God doesn’t want us to do- like not listening to your parents or being mean to someone. The Bible tells us that everyone sins. No one can be perfect all the time. It makes God sad when we sin. But...

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The Moon is Still There!

The Moon is Still There!

Three-year-old Silas pointed at the early evening sky. “Gampa! Is the Moon still there?” He saw it last night, but not today. “Should be.” We walked on. “Can you see the Moon now?” I asked.  Silas leaned around my legs, looking above the neighbor’s rooftop. He tilted his head left, then right. “Peek-a-boo, Moon!” With daylight almost over, we walked around the house. “What about now?” I asked. “Gampa, your house is in the way.” Silas pulled me toward the forest out back. Up the trail was a bright spot reflecting on a puddle. “Gampa, look!” Silas pulled me to where he’d seen the reflection but it had disappeared. “Where did it go, Gampa?” Deep in thought the toddler stared at the water. Then he looked up...

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Honor your Father and Mother

Honor your Father and Mother

Honor your Father and Mother

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Powerful Words

Powerful Words

“Careless words stab like a sword. But wise words can bring healing.” Proverbs 12:18 ICB Have you ever been stung by a bee or tasted the honey it makes? Getting stung by a bee hurts, and tasting its sweet honey is delicious! Maybe you’ve experienced both! Honey bees are hard workers. During the day, each one has a job to do. Whether it’s protecting the bee hive, cleaning it, or gathering nectar from flowers to make honey, each one works hard to take care of its home. At night, bees sleep just like humans do so they can have the energy to work the next day. Honey bees have the power to hurt people with their sting or bring people happiness with their honey. Like bees, we can sting someone’s heart with hurtful words or bring them joy by using sweet ones....

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Fear-Not: Just Being Afraid

Fear-Not: Just Being Afraid

“Fearing The LORD is the start [ beginning] of wisdom and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding”. Proverbs 9:10 Why did Rahab betray her city of Jericho to the invading Israelites (Joshua 2)? Perhaps, you have read or heard of GOD giving an unusual strategy to Joshua in order to take over a well-protected, locked city! Read this exciting story in your Bible, then answer the question. GOD chose Rahab, a very special woman in Jericho to be an important part His plan for that take over. Without cellphones, tv’s, modern communication or transportation, GOD, His great power, protection, provision and love for His people was  heard of and made known!  She told the two spies: “I know that the LORD has given you this land and that a great fear of you...

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God’s Peace

God’s Peace

🙌🏾Has GOD awakened you to the cheerful chirping of our feathered friends? Though I do not ‘speak or sing’ the birds’ language, I know it’s delightful, inspiring, and thrilling. Their songs encourage me to sing my own-loudly, joyfully, continually especially knowing my KING JESUS is alive!

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