Friday, July 13, 2018

Free Bible stories!

Remember, it doesn't matter if you are rich or poor, strong or weak, young or old. The Lord can use you if you have a willing heart and humble spirit.

Learn more in this week's brand new, featured Bible story about Gideon. Find out how you can receive free, weekly e-mailed Bible stories. View Bible stories on our website at

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Keep books for your kid in every room of your home

350323: The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids
By Sarah Mackenzie / Zondervan

Humans have always connected through stories. And even in our busy, technology-driven lives, stories provide the chance to be fully present with our children and open up opportunities for deep conversations. Listening to read-aloud stories also increases our kids' academic success, inspires compassion, and fortifies them with the inner strength they need to face life's challenges.
As homeschooler Sarah Mackenzie has found with her own six children, reading aloud long after kids are able to read to themselves can deepen relationships in a powerful way.

Founder of the immensely popular Read-Aloud Revival podcast, Sarah knows first-hand how reading can change a child's life. In The Read-Aloud Family, she offers the inspiration and age-appropriate book lists you need to start a read-aloud movement in your own home. From a toddler's wonder to a teenager's resistance, Sarah details practical strategies to make reading aloud a meaningful family ritual. Learn more.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

USA Independence Day — Fourth of July

"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace,
that we may obtain mercy,
and find grace to help in time of need."

—Hebrews 4:16

Verse 1
What a Friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit,
O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer!

Verse 2
Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Verse 3
Are we weak and heavy-laden,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge—
Take it to the Lord in prayer;
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer;
In His arms He’ll take and shield thee,
Thou wilt find a solace there.

The story behind the hymn

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

I surrender all

I Surrender All
Lyrics: Judson W. Van De Venter Music: W. S. Weeden

Verse 1
All to Jesus I surrender,
All to Him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust Him,
In His presence daily live.

I surrender all,
  I surrender all.
All to Thee, my blessed Savior,
    I surrender all.

Verse 2
All to Jesus I surrender,
Humbly at His feet I bow,
Worldly pleasures all forsaken;
Take me, Jesus, take me now.

Verse 3
All to Jesus I surrender,
Make me, Savior, wholly Thine;
Let me feel Thy Holy Spirit,
Truly know that Thou art mine.

Verse 4
All to Jesus I surrender,
Lord, I give myself to Thee;
Fill me with Thy love and power,
Let Thy blessing fall on me.

Verse 5
All to Jesus I surrender,
Now I feel the sacred flame.
Oh, the joy of full salvation!
Glory, glory to His name!

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Wisdom for the asking

Father, I ask you to give us a generous amount of wisdom today to guide us through decisions and circumstances, without rebuke or blame.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Ask questions

913947: 101 Questions to Ask Before You Get Engaged 101 Questions to Ask Before You Get Engaged
By H. Norman Wright / Harvest House Publishers

Wise guidance before you make that decision!

Are you ready to walk down the aisle? Deciding who you are going to spend the rest of your life with is a huge decision. Be sure to get to know your partner before you take the big plunge.

In 101 Questions to Ask Before You Get Engaged, couples counselor Norm Wright steers you through a series of questions concerning spirituality, finances, family of origin, past relationships, and annoying habits. A dynamic book for anyone seeking God's guidance in finding a lifetime companion that will last a lifetime. Learn more.