Category: Encouragement

Our Wonderful Life…

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The last twelve months have been some of the craziest in Forster family history. Last spring, we decided to bite the bullet and sell the seven-acre “home place” where we all grew up (and where we’ve operated Doorposts for the last twenty years) and move closer to our church, friends, and family. Eight months later, after eight moving van trips, hundreds of boxes of books, one epic garage sale, many […]

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Just a Sack Lunch

I’ve read the story a lot of times. I read it again just the other day. It’s a story that Matthew records in his gospel. So do Mark, Luke, and John, but only John tells us whose lunch Jesus transformed into enough for five thousand people. One young boy had fives loaves and two fishes. That’s the only food the disciples found amongst five thousand people. I’ve often imagined that […]

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Passport in Hand

We’re living in a trailer. There’s not enough room in our trailer for a file cabinet. That’s why, several days before I was supposed to fly to a conference in Canada, I went out to my son’s garage (where many of our things are stored) and found our temporary file box. I pulled out my passport, took it back to the trailer, and tucked it into a basket next to […]

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30 Days in Romans 8 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 32: What Now?

Our study has come to a close.  If you haven’t finished (and I’m thinking quite a few of you probably haven’t), don’t quit! Keep moving forward, doing as much as you can until you finish! It will be worth it! Tomorrow we will have a special end-of-the-study giveaway, so be sure to check your inbox tomorrow! There’s a little surprise for everyone! For those who have finished, there’s still plenty to […]

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30 Days in Romans 8 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 31: Personalize

Well, we’ve gotten at least a taste of Romans 8. There is so much more we could study!. Tomorrow I will give you a list of suggestions if you would like to continue studying the chapter more on your own. Today we’re going to take one more personal look at the chapter. Assignment: Pray, asking God to change you as a result of the time you have spent studying Romans 8. Ask […]

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30 Days in Romans 8 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 30: More Than Conquerors

It’s been a challenge, trying to study Romans 8 in just 30 days! We’re going to finish up the chapter today, but we’ll still have a review lesson and an application lesson on Tuesday and Wednesday. If you aren’t working on the current assignment, just keep going at your own pace until you have finished. Some of our most important lessons are the last ones! Assignment: Pray for the Holy Spirit […]

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30 Days in Romans 8 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 28: You Choose!

Paul has been building up to the verses at the end of Romans 8. Now we read his joyous assurance of God’s love! Assignment: Pray, thanking God for His never-ending love, and asking Him to teach you from His Word. Read all of Romans 8. Then reread verses 35-36. Paul is asking — and answering — more questions. What shall separate us from the love of Christ? For the past four […]

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30 Days in Romans 8 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 27: Questions and Answers

Aren’t you thankful for tools like Blue Letter Bible that make Bible study so accessible? I’ve done word studies while I sit in traffic or stand in grocery store lines! We can easily read commentaries or compare translations. We can quickly read cross-referenced verses. A couple clicks will take us to information that used to take hours and lots of big books to find! We’re going to take advantage of those tools […]

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30 Days in Romans 8 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 26: “But Delivered Him Up”

Assignment: Pray, thanking God for His grace that saw you before you even existed, and reached out to save you and to give you His Holy Spirit who is helping you to become more and more like His Son. Then turn to Romans 8. Read the entire chapter, with “The Golden Chain of Salvation” in mind as you read. Does it change your reading of the chapter to remember that it […]

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30 Days in Romans 8 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 25: “The Golden Chain”

Romans 8:29-30 are sometimes referred to as “The Golden Chain of Salvation”. This “chain” begins in eternity before the world began and extends into eternity beyond Christ’s return. We’re going to briefly look at the links in that chain today. Assignment: Pray, asking for a humble, teachable heart, that is ready to hear and believe. Go to Romans 8:29 in Blue Letter Bible.  First, notice the opening word of verse 29. There’s […]

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