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In Part 1 of this article, we looked at The Child of God under Law.  I drew a correlation between Law and Childhood because that’s what Paul did in Galatians 3:21-25.  God has treated us differently in the Age of Law than He does in the Age of Grace.  Likewise, parents treat their children differently in the “Dispensation of Childhood”...

  Through circumstances recently, I’ve been reminded of the gaping hole in the human heart that only God can fill.  In an earthly sense, we have to wait a little longer for the harvest of delicious crops and gardens.  But in the spiritual realm, the souls of men are white already to be harvested.  We only need spiritual perception and sensitivity to see when that seed is ready.  Some plant, some till the ground, some reap, but God gives the increase.  As we watch the harvest come in, as we enjoy...

One of my favorite verses of the Psalms.  The Psalmist reminds us that it is alright to stop our overloaded schedules and take time to meditate on God’s Word.  Indeed, it is necessary!  In Christianity, meditation is not disengaging the mind, but rather focusing the mind on God’s character and what He has told us.  Laying aside distractions is a essential part of growth.  Pulling the weeds that threaten to choke out our joy and peace is necessary.  Vance Havner once said, “If you don’t...

Yesterday it seemed like my children were in trouble all day long.  It was a long day.  I wondered if I’m doing this right.   Are my expectations too high?  Have I not expected enough?  I want to believe that my own parenting style is fine because I can see parents who are more permissive than I on the one hand, and on the other hand I can see parents who are more overbearing than I am.  So I must be ok, right?  In light of the so called...

I like to walk.  It’s probably my favorite exercise.  Hiking would be a close second.  Walking is an activity that is close at hand, something that I ought to do each day but sometimes fail to do that simple action of putting on my shoes and stepping out the door.  Once I’m on the walk, it’s much easier to continue, and when I’m done I feel satisfied and refreshed.  It’s true.  Running or jogging would have a greater...

  This verse is often an encouragement to me!  With four little kids running around.  Cleaning the house is like shoveling snow while it’s still snowing!   But I’m thankful for the mess, because it means things are happening in our home.  Children are growing and learning.  Friends are welcomed.  Ministry is happening.    Be encouraged, young moms!  This is a busy time of life, but we are busy doing good things.   ...

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