Category: Family time

Anticipating Good Friday

As we remember our Savior’s sufferings, death. and resurrection over the next few days, I would like to share again this collection of ideas for Good Friday, the day we remember Christ’s death on the cross. Here is another opportunity to remind your children of the gospel, and a chance to build anticipation as we approach Resurrection Day! Spend part of the day reading aloud the account of Jesus’s betrayal, […]

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Thirty (One) Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 31: Move Into His Shelter

I’m always a bit sad when we reach the last day of our study. It’s such a blessing to study with you all (but it will be nice to sleep at night again :-)). Today we’re going to ask the Lord to sink this psalm deep into our hearts where it will change the way we think, the way we respond to troubles, the way we turn away from our worries […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 30: Paraphrase

  We’ve done a bunch of observing, and quite a bit of looking at word meanings and at commentaries and cross-references. Does Psalm 91 mean more to you now than it did four weeks ago (or however long you decide to take finishing up the study )? We’re ready to do some reviewing, some praying, and some applying what we’ve learned to our lives. Assignment: Pray. Ask the Lord to help […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 26: Catch Up and Optional Lesson

Goodness! It’s already our last catch-up day! Take advantage of the chance to work on lessons you haven’t been able to complete. Here are a couple optional suggestions for you amazing few who have actually finished every lesson as I’ve posted them: Read and meditate on all the cross-references for Psalm 91:2. There is so much comfort and assurance in these verses! Read Psalms 90, 91, and 92 all in […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 25: Treading on the Serpent

The devil wants us to think God isn’t keeping His promises when He allows us to suffer. But God called His own Son to suffer — for us — and His Son trusted Him all the way to the cross. He knew that the Father’s plan was good. Thinking of Psalm 91:11-12 and of Satan’s misuse of it when Jesus was tempted in the wilderness, the old gospel song, He […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 23: No Evil

We looked yesterday at the bold statements of Psalm 91:7-8. Thousands may be falling all around us, but it will not come near those who dwell in the shelter of the Most High. Not only will those who trust God be preserved in the midst of calamity, but they are assured that they will indeed witness the judgment of the wicked. Let’s continue with verses 9 and 10 today. What […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 22: Really?

We’ve come to the hard parts of Psalm 91. What do we do with verses like this one? “A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.” And what about verse 10? “No evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent.” They are wonderful words, but how do we reconcile them with the reality […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 21: No Fear

  Yesterday we looked at God’s faithfulness — the shield and bulwark that protects us in every circumstance, as we place our trust in Him . (I’ve revised the last two or three paragraphs of yesterday’s lesson. You might want to go back and read those, if you had a hard time understanding my comments.) Today we’re going to look at some of the results of trusting God’s faithfulness and […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 20: Shield

Think about the two main metaphors for God that we’ve seen in Psalm 91. He is a fortress, high on a hill, strong, impenetrable, a refuge to run to when threatened. But He’s also a bird, covering its young with its feathers, tender and protective. Timothy Keller, in Songs of Jesus, observes, “It is on the cross where we see the absolute righteous power and the tender, sacrificial love of God […]

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30 Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 18: His Wings

(Note: The links in the children’s lesson of the first post today were not working. This version has corrected links. Please discard the previous email/lesson for today.) We’re over half way through our study of Psalm 91, and we still have so much more to explore! Did you think it would be possible to spend thirty days studying just one chapter of the Bible and not get tired of it? The […]

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