What’s Bugging You?

What’s Bugging You?

Summer is fast approaching, and with it comes lots of fun. Boating, swimming, camping, celebrations and family cookouts make the summertime awesome. Who doesn’t love sitting on the grass waiting for fireworks to begin after spending a happy day with family and friends? But then come the mosquitos. Biting insects, poison ivy and sunburns can quickly turn a great day into an upsetting one. All the swatting, scratching and moisturizing only soothe the problem momentarily. If we have allowed our parents to apply sunscreen or insect repellent and if we have followed their directions to stay away from certain areas where danger might lurk, we find we are much more content at the end of the day. Sometimes the things that bug us come from our emotions. We might have a...

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Don’t Be Afraid to Fly Your Plane

Don’t Be Afraid to Fly Your Plane

“Don’t be afraid to fly the plane, Catlin.” Mike coached her gently. Catlin felt like she was always late, always wrong. Her self-esteem was low, and any nearby adult could spot it. Her parents allowed her to attend Aviation Boot Camp at the last minute when they had heard a scholarship was available. “Here do like me, make your hands like mine.” She looked at Mike’s hand position on the yoke and copied it. “Good Job!” Catlin smiled and started to relax. The troubles of her teenage life were far below as the plane climbed to new heights. “Jesus says in Jeremiah 17:7 ‘But blessed is the one who trust in the Lord, whose confidence is in him,’” Mike said. “I believe you can do this.” He removed his hands from the yoke. “I’m...

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BEE like JESUS

BEE like JESUS

Each week let us continue to seek GOD, pray, read, mediate, study then practice GOD’s Word by being a cheerful giver! Have you received or earned, money, supplies, games or gift cards? Do the math and decide to give at least ten percent to someone in need. Save at least ten percent for yourself in a childrens isa account. 1. Your aunt and uncle kindly gifted you with $20.00! How much will you give ______ and save ______? Who or what guided you in your decision______________________________? 2. Last month you were gifted five new shirts. Would you donate one to a person who needs clothing? Which Bible verse or teachings helped you to decide ______________________? 3.  During the next three months you will receive or earn @$125.00/each week. How much will you...

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Thanks Be to God 

Thanks Be to God 

“For God, who gives seed to the farmer to plant, and later on good crops to harvest and eat, will give you more and more seed to plant and will make it grow so that you can give away more and more fruit from your harvest . . . Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” 2 Corinthians 9:10-15 (TLB). Yes, God will give you much so that you can give away much, and when we take your gifts to those who need them they will break out into thanksgiving and praise to God for your help. Thanksgiving to our GOD continues into Advent/December (and forever) for the greatest Gift—His Son, our Savior JESUS CHRIST—be exalted, glorified, and magnified as we bow down and worship! Yes, come let us adore HIM, CHRIST the LORD! Joy to the World! T-thanking H-HIM...

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Be like Maisie

Be like Maisie

Maisie got along with everybody. She was often found standing close by her pasture buddies. Waiting patiently for her food, Maisie made sure her friends got enough to eat before she meandered over to the remaining dish.   If someone stood by the fence to say hello, Maisie made sure to trot over and give a nuzzle. She was “others-centered.” Now stuck for months in a 12 x 12 stall with a severe leg injury, Maisie did not become cranky. She watched the farmer sweeping the center aisle of the barn. She figured she could sweep, too. When a broom was left nearby, she went ahead and tried it. Another way she could stay busy was to put her halter on by herself. She worked to free it from where it hung on the door. It was fun to help with the chores. Maisie loved...

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Advent In Action – Week 3 — On Bended Knees

Advent In Action – Week 3 — On Bended Knees

Scripture reading, memorization—Matthew 2:11 “On coming to the house, they [wise men] saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.” Advent In Action We learned the discipline of bowing in week 2! Let’s continue this practice to bow at least three times a day to thank, praise, worship GOD as we consider the magnificent, wonderful, never-ending, everlasting love of GOD in that HE HIMself came to earth in human form to save us. We show honor and respect in bowing. Now, with thanksgiving to God in our hearts, our bodies are made low, let’s bow our words affections , desires and appetites , treasures and talents thoughts ,...

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