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    Intimate Words from a Father

    I love how God wants to speak to us, intimately. Through prayer, I have gotten such a glimpse for his heart for me, for you and for all we are facing. This is how I believe God might want to speak, personally to you today… Oh, how I hope these words and bible verses speak to the deep of you! My child, What you cannot see, I can. I know the plans I have for you – for prospering – and not for harming you. What would it look like for you to really trust me? To lean on me? To know me? (Kelly’s response: I guess, God, it would…

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    Choose Kindness!

    The world doesn’t feel very kind these days. As we read social media posts, we see so much anger and dissension rising up. The sad thing is, we say things online that we would never say to a person’s face. We argue about everything under the sun, and it feels at times that people have forgotten one of the basic rules we learned in kindergarten, to be kind to one another. In a recent Choose Chat, Laura Pedersen and I discussed how we can make kindness a choice. We can choose to be the hands and feet of Christ by sharing the kindness that Christ modeled for us. Kindness is…

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    A Family Stitched Together

    In this video with Thelma Wells “Mama T” shares how a “family stitched together with love seldom unravels.” In our family, sometimes we do get angry with each other, but there shouldn’t be a time when conflicts allow Satan to come in to tear your family apart. Know that God created families and His desire is for you to live in peace and harmony with your family and with others. His love for us must be shed abroad in our hearts so that hurts, shame, disappointment and sin doesn’t cloud our hearts and minds against each other. In this day and age when everyone’s voice is being heard through social…

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    Thanksgiving with Psalms 97

    1The Lord reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof. 2Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne. 3A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about. 4His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled. 5The hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. 6The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory. 7Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods. 8Zion heard, and was glad; and…

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    Resting on the Sabbath

    So the week has been overwhelming? You want a sanitized house. Your family deserves nutritious meals. Your job is demanding (whether you are an office slave or a household servant!). You would like to take an art course, write a poem, create a garden, maybe take a trip. . . . “I can’t do it all!” you screamed above the hiss of the shower over and over when you were alone half a blissful moment. Of course, you can’t. Don’t you think God knew that? That’s why He created Sundays. Now the helter-skelter existence will commence anew on Monday. But maybe you can face life a day at a time if you use…

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    Hope for the Hurting

    “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” —2 Corinthians 4:16-18 …”Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.” We may never understand why we suffer.  We MUST trust that God is good and sovereign. This should bring us joy and hope…