Facing the Unknown

I read them while I stood at the counter, paying my bill… I had been awake since 3:30 that morning, in the semi-conscious state that leaves you awake enough to rehearse everything that might ever go wrong, but not awake enough to pray and remember God’s faithfulness. In the dark I’d reviewed it all. How we’ve been out of our house for a whole year now, and still haven’t run […]

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Enough

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by Bethany Forster Many lucky grownups like me can look back to a time of childhood bliss (blighted as it may be by pet deaths and mathematics). I imagine you would like your child to look back on the current days with similar fondness. Is that thought discouraging? After all, you had to harass them for the fifth time today about doing their piano practice or you lost your temper […]

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New Things Happening!

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I need to show you what I’ve been focusing on instead of writing blog posts the last few days. Our eleventh grandchild, Samson, made his appearance last Tuesday, and I’ve had the privilege of helping out his incredible parents for the past week! Before I show you his pictures — my grandmotherly duty and honor — I also want to invite you to join us in a new part of our […]

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Parenting in 3-D

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We go to movie theaters once or twice a year, for the special experience of watching a new movie with friends and family. My wife and I wanted to see the new Star Trek movie, so one night after the kids were all asleep my parents took up the watch and we snuck out the door. The local theater was only showing 3-D at $13 a ticket, so we made […]

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The Winner of Our Bible Study Giveaway!

Congratulations, Emily, winner of our Bible Study giveaway! Emily says, I love Pam’s 30 Day studies. Really soaking for a long time in one passage is a delight, as I learn to appreciate many insights and applications of God’s Word through the month. I always finish the studies feeling that I have grown in my knowledge of and love for Christ and His work for me. Emily wins copies of all eight Busy […]

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Children in the Worship Service

When our children were young, we made the decision to keep them in the worship service with us on Sundays. We wanted them to learn how to worship alongside us. We wanted them to hear the singing and learn to sing with us. We wanted them to be in the presence of the saints while we prayed, while we heard the Word preached, while we read the Word responsively, while […]

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Time for a Giveaway!

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Thanks to all of you who studied Ephesians 6 with me over the past month! I have appreciated your fellowship, and I pray that God has used your time in the Word to change you and to draw you closer to Him. For those who are still working to finish the study (and I know there are many of you, because I always get carried away and make the lessons […]

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30-Plus Days in Ephesians 6, Day 32: What Next?

We’ve completed our study together of Ephesians 6. Our next online study will take place in November! In the meantime, if you would like to continue your study of Ephesians 6 and its themes on your own, here are some ideas: Study in more detail Jesus’ temptation as recorded in Matthew 4:1-11 and Luke 4:1-13. How did He use the armor of God to do combat with Satan? Study the […]

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“30” Days in Ephesians 6, Day 31: Doing

“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.”      James 1:22-24 This lesson is one of the most important ones in our study. […]

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30 Days in Ephesians 6, Day 30: Review

We’ve read Paul’s entire letter to the Ephesian believers. We’ve rejoiced in the wonderful truths that he reviewed in the first half of the letter, and we’ve seen that those truths lead to a way of living that reflects God’s goodness and glory. We’ve seen specifically how that should look in parent-child and master-servant (or employer-employee) relationships. We know how it should look in the husband-wife relationship as well. But […]

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