Archive | June, 2012

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The Sweet Gospel Message -Vacation Bible School Ideas

For Vacation Bible School I decided even the candy treats should proclaim the glory of the Lord. It only takes one verse to convict the heart of sin and lead  to salvation. If we pass verses into their hands and their houses,  it might enter  their hearts. Each day of Vacation Bible School we send goodie bags home  that include a […]

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Have a Tie-Riffic Father’s Day!

It’s not too late to pull together something to honor those amazing Dads in your life. Last week I was blog-hopping and found Amanda’s Parties To GO!   She is so creative and generous in her ideas and her freebies, I had to become a follower.  Actually, I think I’d like to adopt her.   Finding her blog […]

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Are You Listening, LORD?

We’ve all had times when we think the Lord isn’t listening to our prayers.  We’re in good company with David, ya’ know, King David, the man after God’s own heart? Read the cry of his heart in Psalm 102. In verse 4 he’s so depressed  and distressed  he says,   “I forget to eat my bread.” In […]

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Rain, Rain, Go Away!

When I was a kid the poem “Rain, rain go away, Come again another day” didn’t mean much to me. Neither did “It’s raining, it’s pouring, the Old Man is snoring. He went to bed, and bumped his head, and didn’t get up in the morning.” I lived in Helena, MT, and they only averaged […]

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Almost Free Teacher Gifts

I’ve gradually learned thankfulness over the years.  It didn’t come naturally.  For 18 years, my Mom taught me manners, but often I said “thank you”  from compulsion and expectation, not conviction or true appreciation. I knew it was polite, and wanted to be polite, but often I thought that person owed me something, so the thank you was […]

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The Message in God’s Bottle

 I’m sentimental and love filling jars with my special treasures.   Vintage jars display things like pink and white pebbles from my favorite Lake Helena beach,  shells from Florida,  Gramma Geneva’s vintage buttons, Scrabble tiles, marbles, and dice. Two of my favorite treasures are water from the Dead Sea in Israel and sand from a beach in  Normandy.  I learned […]

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Come Unto Me!

Written October 27, 2006 Matthew 11:28 – 30 Come unto me, all  that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and […]

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Shining Light or Burned-Out Bulb?

Above my awkward split-level foyer hangs a garish chandelier. (Prounounced FOI-YAY just to put on airs.) It’s not my favorite feature of the home, yet one I’ve never justified changing. I’ve looked at others, but balk at the price and the look. If I’m gunna’ spend money on something that doesn’t NEED to be replaced, I have to […]

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