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[25 Nov 2015 | | ]
Forgiveness Can Heal A Broken Heart

 (Genesis 50:15-20, 1 Kings 8:50, Matthew 6:14-15, Mark 11:25, Luke 17:3-2)
Devotional: by Billy J  Strawter, Sr.
 Points to Ponder

 You must let go of the bitterness you have in your heart toward those who have hurt you (Genesis 50:15-17).
Do not hold grudges against those that are jealous of you but forgive them and you will have joy in your life (Genesis 50:18-20)
You must forgive people who sin against you just like you expect God to forgive you (1 King 8:50).
If you don’t forgive people who violated your trust, God will not forgive …

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[20 Oct 2015 | | ]

TweetShareAre You Respecting Your Wife or husband?
 Ephesians 5:22-33, Hebrews 10:10, Titus 3:5-7, 1 Corinthians 6:15
 October 18, 2015
 Points to Ponder

A wife must submit to her husband with Christian love (Ephesians 5:22-24).
A husband must love his wife as Christ loves us so she will shine with the love of Christ in her heart (Ephesians 5:25).
A husband must be willing to sacrifice himself for his wife as Christ did for the church to reconcile us to God (Ephesians 5:26-27, Hebrews 10:10, Titus 3:5-7).
The husband has the responsibility to lead, serve and guide …

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[22 Aug 2015 | | ]

TweetShareDevotional:  1 King 19:1-18
Have you every been in the midst of a storm and felt nothing but hopelessness. You are not alone and I hope and pray you will be encouraged by this devotional.  You must always trust God while you are in the midst of your storm.
Points to Ponder

Sometimes an un-expected storm will come in our lives (1King 19:1-2).
There may be a time when the storm (hopelessness, stress, depression, self-doubt) of life will get the best of us (1 King 19:3-4).
God will provide spiritual nourishments during the storm in our …

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[28 Dec 2012 | | ]
Parents Are Valuing Life Skills Strategies To Help Raise Their Children

TweetShareParents Are Valuing Life Skills Strategies To Help Raise Their Children
Listed below are comments from parents that attended a life skills workshop. We will continue to share with you parents perspectives on the values of attending a life skills workshop. We believe that our articles should contain information that reflects the challenges parents are facing with their children, especially parents with teenagers. 
Shawn’s Testimonial
“As a parent, I will work on listening to my children. I will work on yelling less to not at all. It was encouraging hearing suggestions in the …

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[26 Nov 2010 | | ]
Family And Friends Too Selfish to See The Needs of Other

TweetShareI don’t know the frequency in which I have read John 5:1-15, but each time I meditate on those scriptures, God seems to give me additional insight. This story is about an invalid at the pool of Bethesda.
Each year, the Lord would send an angel to the pool to perform physical healing for those able to get into the pool. John 5:3 says, “Here a great number of disabled people used to lie the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. One who was there had been an invalid for 38 years.” …

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[31 Jul 2010 | | ]
Shall We Gather At The River

TweetShareI had to share this poem with our followers.  The poem was written by Arlene (mom).  My wife and I have adopted Arlene as our mom.  She lives in Tennessee and she sends us a card every month to encourage us.  She never fails to send holiday greeting cards nor birthday cards.  She prays for us every day and we know mom will see her creator soon.  I can personally feel it in mom’s poem.  We have missed our parents because they are in heaven.  However, God has given us …

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[26 Jul 2010 | | ]

TweetShareThis article was updated to include additional scriptures as well as an audio file.  Please see link at the bottom of article.
L.O.V.E (Life Line, Obsession (passion), Victory, Enhances
(1 John 4:7-21, Luke 10:25-37, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7)
Points to Ponder

You should always be prepared to respond to an unexpected question regarding eternal life (Luke 10:25-26).
Jesus expects you to love God with your heart, soul, strength and mind and to love your family and neighbors as you love yourself (Luke 10: 27).
There are people who will not show you love nor respect but will take advantage of you …

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[6 Jul 2010 | | ]
Encouragements To Help You Live A Productive Life

TweetShareI hope you will enjoy the inspirational words in this article. Please take the time to read this article and share it with your family. I was filled with joy as I compiled the words to inspire and encourage you.  I pray that you and your family will discover great encouragements that will  help you to live productive lives.

The more you serve others the less likely you will encompass low self-esteem because of the joy you receive from the success of those you served.
Today is a new day, make someone feel special by …

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[21 May 2010 | | ]
Parents Share Their Personal and Family Goals

TweetShareHave you thought about setting goals for yourself and your family? Parents discussed setting personal and family goals during an Importance of Family: How to Connect Workshop. Most individuals understand the process of setting goals in businesses but very seldom do they set goals for their family.
Every family should consider setting goals for their family as well as individual goals. It’s important to record your goals and track how you are meeting them. Every goal should be flexible because life circumstances can change without warning. We hope this information will …

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[13 Apr 2010 | | ]
Code of Ethics for Christian Families

TweetShareThis Bible study focuses on encouraging individuals and families to live their life to please God. We are designed to live our life serving others utilizing God’s code of ethics.
Deuteronomy 11:8-21, and Matthew 5:1-12
Points to Ponder

God expects His family to obey his Commandments (Deut 11:8).
When you obey God’s commands, He will give you the strength to persevere in achieving His will for you and your family and  you will be blessed (Deut 11:9-12).
You must be faithful to God’s words in order to be blessed (Deut 11:13-15).
You must not turn from God’s commands …