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God sees a hidden masterpiece! Isn’t that such a wonderful word-picture? Every now and then, we get a peek at the masterpiece He’s creating in our children and it’s a beauty to behold!

See the Good, Loving Her as She Is and Where She Is

See the Good, Loving Her as She Is and Where She Is

  Recognize Her Potential I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue His work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. — Philippians 1:6 NLT Michelangelo was an Italian artist who created brilliant masterpieces. Two of his most famous sculptures — David, from the

Quit Posing: We won’t be perfect until Heaven. And, that’s a good thing! It means that Jesus shines through us. The glory is all His! In our messiness, in our mistakes, in our bumbling fumblings, Jesus wins, He is the victor. Praise Him!

Quit Posing

  But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. — 2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV Picking up the frame from its place on my parents’ bookshelf,

Graduation Prayers for Parents: FREE Prayer Guide

Prayers for Graduates

  Heavenly Father… 1) As ____________ weighs the choices that are before her, let her be filled with knowledge and depth of insight, that she may be able to discern what is best and be pure and blameless until Jesus comes again. In her college, her career, and her marriage, let her be filled with

Psalm 29:11

Bring Me Your Weakness

Bring Me your weakness, and receive My Peace. Accept yourself and your circumstances just as they are, remembering that I am sovereign over everything. Do not wear yourself out with analyzing and planning. Instead, let thankfulness and trust be your guides through this day; they will keep you close to Me. As you live in

Help Your Kids Sparkle And Shine For God

  I have always been fascinated by the uniqueness of God’s creation. Each day, as I walk through my neighborhood and soak in the beauty of the trees, the flowers, and the wildlife around me, I am awestruck by God’s unlimited imagination and His vast creative powers. In a similar fashion, when I think about

What Should We Teach Our Kids About Friendship?

  People who know me say that I’m friendly and hospitable. Often, I’m asked to reach out to others because I have a knack for making people feel safe, cared about and loved. Extending hospitality and compassion to others is always a blessing, but may I let you in on a little secret? The reason

Teaching Kids God’s Never-Ending, All-Consuming Love

“I hate you!” My almost-8-year-old daughter’s refrain rings from the hallway as she stomps to her bedroom. I call after her, “I love you now and I’ll always love you.” That’s my refrain. Getting our kids to understand the enormity of God’s never-ending, all-consuming love can be a challenge, especially when we can’t quite grasp

Knock and the Door Will Be Opened

Editors Note: This is an excerpt from 52 Little Lessons from Les Misérables. Bob Welch walks readers through Hugo’s masterpiece, extracting dozens of uniquely spiritual reflections from this enduring portrait of poverty, social injustice, mercy, and redemption.  Have you knocked at that one there? – A woman in Digne who takes pity on Valjean In Digne as a

Reliance on Me

Although self-sufficiency is acclaimed in the world, reliance on Me produces abundant living in My kingdom. Dear Jesus, Walking to the world’s tempo is tempting at times. The desire to blend in can be both subtle and powerful. Self-sufficiency is certainly promoted in the world, sometimes to the point of self-deification. Though I don’t really

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