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A Word of Encouragement





I will extol You, my God, O King

and I will bless Your name forever and ever.


Every day I will bless You

and I will praise Your name forever and ever.


(Ps 145:1-2)







Words are our friends!

We love them!

We enjoy spending time with them!

In fact, they fill our home to the brim!


But at this point...

we are blessed with

waaaay too many of them!


So we are paring down these friends in our home!






A Word of Encouragement





Intentionally work

to rise above the trivialities of this world...

Don't let the adversary so fill your mind

with that which does not matter

that you have no room left in your mind and heart

for that which matters forever.


(David Platt)





A Refreshings Page



Our Life and Breath Are In His Hands



God gives us our life and breath.


- Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. (Gen 2:7)


- The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life. (Job 33:4)


- Thus says God the LORD... who gives breath to the people on it [earth] and spirit to those who walk in it... (Is 42:5a,c)


- ...He Himself gives to all life and breath and all things.. (Acts 17:25b)



God sustains our life and breath.


- ..in whose hand is the life of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind... (Job 12:10)


- ...But the God in whose hand are your life-breath and your ways... (Dan 5:23c)









A Refreshings Page



Convince Against Conscience



It is definitely wrong to convince someone to do something against their conscience!


But this statement needs some qualifications and clarifications (based on Rm 14).



1. We must never try to get someone to do something (an action!) that goes against their conscience.


Whatever is not done from faith is clearly sin for a person (vs 23b). To entice them to go against their conscience would be to put a 'stumbling block' in their way, to 'hurt' them, and to possibly 'destroy' them (vs's 13,15).








Rehearsing Today



In Jesus we are...



redeemed  (Rm 3:24)


saved and called with a holy calling  (2 Tim 1:9)


made alive  (Col 2:13b)


new creatures  (2 Cor 5:17)


sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise  (Eph 1:13)


forgiven of our trespasses  (Eph 1:7)


brought near by His blood  (Eph 1:13b)


made complete  (Col 2:10)


blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places  (Eph 1:3b)


bold and confident in our access to the Father  (Eph 3:12)


living by faith  (Gal 2:20)


having liberty  (Gal 2:4)


established  (2 Cor 1:21)






A Word of Encouragement






"It makes no matter where He places me, or how.

That is rather for Him to consider than for me;

for in the easiest position He must give me His grace,

and in the most difficult His grace is sufficient."


(J. Hudson Taylor - Hudson Taylor 's Spiritual Secret)






We're writing…


…to bring glory to God by making Him more accurately known so that He is praised and celebrated.


…to remind ourselves of God's truth that we may walk in it.


…to encourage our children on their journey with the Lord and give them tools to help train their children.


…to exhort the Body of Christ by sharing ideas and resources.


…to entreat those who have yet to meet the wonderful Savior to be reconciled to God.



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