Verse of the Day – July 28

September 3rd, 2016

Isaiah 1:2 (NET)

Listen, O heavens, pay attention,  O earth! For the Lord speaks:
“I raised children, I brought them up, but they have rebelled against me!


You have children who rebel against You just as we do.  You know the pain of parents whose children are rejecting them, their advice, their lifestyles,  their values, everything. You love us even more fully than we can love our children. You know the pain and anguish we are feeling.  You are the only perfect parent and even your children rebel.


Thank you, Lord, for letting us know this.


Verse of the Day

September 2nd, 2016

Matthew 1: 1-17

The genealogy of Jesus in Matthew is traced through Joseph. Atlanta Hawks I won’t copy all of it from the Bible.

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    Our Little Shadows

    September 29th, 2014

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    Spring Cleaning

    September 20th, 2014

    All I wanted to do today was spring clean the kitchen. I didn’t want to spring clean the whole house. I knew that would never happen. I just wanted the kitchen to be nice and freshly cleaned. Did it happen? Of course not!

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    September 20th, 2014

    Our 8-year-old granddaughter has reached the age where board games and other type of two player games are just her cup of tea.

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    August 9th Quote of the Day

    September 18th, 2014

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    August 7th Quote of the Day

    September 18th, 2014

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    July 24 Verse of the Day

    September 17th, 2014

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    July 21 Verse of the Day

    September 12th, 2014

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    July 23 Verse of the Day

    September 11th, 2014

    1 Thessalonians 5: 16 – 18
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