Category: Encouragement

Missing…

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You know that feeling? You suddenly realize something is missing — something important – and you don’t know where it is. I’m becoming far too familiar with that feeling lately. Not sure what’s up. Here’s the report from just the last five days: I was ten minutes late to an appointment because I noticed part way there that I didn’t have my purse with me. I left my wallet sitting in […]

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30-Plus Days in Psalm 22 for Busy Mamas, Day 33: What Next?

We’ve finished our study of Psalm 22 together, but there’s still plenty more we could have studied! If you’ve learned some new study methods over the past month, put them to practice while you continue to study on your own! Here are a few ideas to get your started! Stay tuned, too, for our end-of-the-study giveaway on Monday! We will be giving away a full set of every Busy Mamas […]

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30 Days in Psalm 22 for Busy Mamas, Day 13: Catch Up and Optional Lesson

It’s another day to catch our breaths. Use this catch-up day to work on lessons you were unable to complete during the week. While you’re studying, here’s another musical adaptation of Psalm 22 to enjoy! It’s not a word-for-word rendition of the psalm, but a version that helps us relate the words of the psalm and our suffering Savior to our own lives and our own struggles. Optional assignment: Pick one […]

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30 Days in Psalm 22 for Busy Mamas, Day 12: Trust and Deliverance

What did you see in our last lesson, as we looked at the contrasts in Psalm 22? Did you notice how the psalmist’s thoughts bounce back and forth, from a voicing of his suffering to an acknowledgement of God’s faithfulness? The buts and yets announce these shifts in perspective. Verse 1-2 are the voice of one who suffers abandonment He has never known before. Where are you, God? Why aren’t you answering me? […]

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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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