I Will have Blogger friends posting for me

My Dear blogger friends, while I am gone, a couple or more of my Blogger friends will post for me a little so my site will be alive, lol.

I love them and appreciate them. You can see their Gravatars PLUS my friend and new Writer Sonrisa (Crissy) DID AGREE to help me out so, check her out as well.

My writer friends that honor me with their help have sites worthy to be checked as well

I also give a shout out to Those that wrote in the past and pray will again especially now. I hope they will Bless me.

Thank you all, 

Later,

Pat.

Child of God

YouVersion Devotional

DAY ONE: Pain and Hope at the Same Time As believers, we grieve when a loved one dies. Death hurts—a lot! The testimony of Scripture and of Christians during the last 2,000-plus years is that believing in Jesus does not eliminate grief. Death is an enemy. In some ways perhaps grief is even more painful for the believer. God’s love has softened our hearts to the point that we care and love more, so the pain of death is especially excruciating. Deep grief is the price of great love.  Yes, we grieve. But we grieve differently. That difference is not the absence of pain. It’s that we experience excruciating pain and irrepressible hope at the same time. For the Christian this journey is about doing the human work of grief while giving God full opportunity to bring real healing. It’s about embracing the “not OK-ness” of death and eventually choosing to go on living anyway. Sometimes the waves of pain and the waves of hope will chase each other as they crash on the shores of your soul. Only a believer who is grieving can understand how it can be possible to feel such excruciating pain and still have such indestructible hope.  It’s OK to hurt. And it’s OK to hope. 

Diligent Training

NIGHT LIKE FOR PARENTS

“Do not forget the things your eyes have seen.… Teach them to your children and to their children after them.” Deuteronomy 4:9

As you teach your children about God, you would be wise to heed the words of Moses. His message to parents is that we should talk about spiritual matters continually:

“Impress [My commandments] on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.” Deuteronomy 6:7–9

If we take away anything from this passage, it is that we must make the spiritual development of our children our highest priority. Nothing comes close to it in significance. By God’s grace, our efforts to establish a vibrant faith in our two now-grown children, Danae and Ryan, have been successful, which is our highest achievement in life! If you follow Moses’ advice and are diligent in revealing the Lord, His Word, and His ways to your kids, the probability is great that you will achieve the supreme prize of parenthood.

Before you say good night…

  • How persistent are you in instructing your children about God?
  • Is teaching your kids about God your top parenting priority?
  • What practical ideas can you implement that follow Moses’ advice?

Father, forgive us for too often losing sight of our responsibility as parents. We want to obey Your commands and impress them on our children. By Your Spirit, help us to consistently draw our family closer together and closer to You. Amen.

  • From Night Light For Parents, by Dr. James & Shirley Dobson
    Copyright © 2000 by James Dobson, Inc. All rights reserved.

The Third Party

 

NIGHT LIKE FOR COUPLES

“No one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 3:11

To experience genuine love with our mate, we must bring a third party into the equation—Jesus Christ. Only through this spiritual connection with Him can we begin to fulfill all the potential of the relationship we call marriage.

Anyone who studies the Bible will recognize numerous principles woven throughout that apply to married life. Judeo‐Christian values have effectively guided men and women from the beginning. These values were inspired by the Creator Himself, the originator of the institution of marriage. No matter what society says, or how laws change, the precepts that make up this scriptural system remain the way to find love and happiness in life.

Establishing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is the critical first step toward attaining every meaningful goal, including the intimacy we all seek. If you haven’t already given your heart to Him, we urge you to do so. It will bring meaning and purpose to every dimension of your life—including your marriage. Tomorrow we’ll explain how.

Just between us…

  • How have we been putting biblical principles to work in our marriage?
  • How can I encourage you to spend more time in God’s Word?
  • Have we both personally invited Jesus Christ to be Lord of our lives and of our marriage? If not, can we take that life‐changing step right now?

Lord Jesus, You are the foundation of our marriage. Help us look to You and Your strength in every way as we build a life together. Amen.

  • From Night Light For Couples, by Dr. James & Shirley Dobson
    Copyright © 2000 by James Dobson, Inc. All rights reserved.