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Father’s Day: The Other Side of Things
A single dad inspired the creation of Father’s Day. In 1909, Sonora Smart Dodd sat in church, wondering: if mothers had a day to honor them, why not fathers? Her father, William Jackson Smart, a Civil War veteran, was selfless and devoted—even with 14 children. Thanks to Sonora’s dogged efforts, Father’s Day eventually became a…
Forgiving the Unforgivable
Forgiveness is one of the hardest things God asks us to do. Why is it so important to forgive someone who has hurt us?
Eyes to See
by Christie Michaud TOGO, West Africa – The heat was intense. In a foreign land, I sat under the few trees I could find for shade at the makeshift medical clinic. This was my second time to experience life among the people of Togo. Dust coating my flip-flops and sweat soaking through my scrubs, I…
God is with me so I can be courageous.
Week three is the super exciting account of a woman named Rahab and how courageous she was to hide Joshua’s spies. Had she been caught, it would have been the end of her, but she had heard about the amazing things God had done and she wanted to be on his side!
Stay focused on what needs to be done.
In week three, we see how Nehemiah deals with some distractions in Nehemiah 2:19-20, 4, and 6. Not everyone liked what Nehemiah was doing. He had enemies who tried to get the people distracted from finishing the wall. But he sees through their plan and focused on the job God gave him to finish. Stay…
Resolving Conflict in Marriage
Recently a friend shared with me that he and his wife were stuck on resolving an issue. It got me thinking about conflict resolution and the contributing factors that make it such a challenge. The marriage relationship is my focus here, but these concepts can be applied to any relationship to help you better relate…
Living with Loss
On April 3, 2020, Wendy Sprintz lost her daughter, Jessica, to Sarcoma, an extremely rare form of cancer. Wendy had already gone through a divorce that caused her to lose friendships and left a job she loved to move from her home of 25 years to be close to her daughter. And then, she lost…
God is with me so I can be wise.
In week two, we will learn about a remarkable leader named Deborah. God was with her. And, because of that, she was wise enough to lead God’s people and tell them the right things to do. God is always with us so we can be wise, too.