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Sewing and Reaping Eternal Rewards

When I was a young girl, I remember visiting my grandma who did most of her sewing on an old Singer pedal machine because it was what she grew up with. In her day electricity wasn’t afforded for every home, so it was the peddle machine or sewing by hand. It was pure entertainment for me to sit on the floor and help her by pushing the foot-pedal up and down as fast as my...
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The Five Stories Children Need to Hear

he Bible is filled with stories. You can find intrigue, injustice, violence, treachery, deception, as well as love, loyalty, compassion, and encouragement. But which stories are essential to communicate with your kids or grandchildren? How about with the orphans our partners care for? These are the ones I have chosen as the top five:The FIRST story is that of CREATION. God created the universe, then turned His attention to building a beautiful place to be inhabited by sea animals and land animals. Finally, everything was ready for people to be His greatest creation. “Then God said, ‘Let Us make human...
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We Three Kings

We three kings of Orient are;Bearing gifts, we traverse afar,Field and fountain, moor and mountain,Following yonder star.Refrain:O star of wonder, star of night,Star with royal beauty bright,Westward leading, still proceeding,Guide us to thy Perfect Light.Let’s see what we can learn from the Bible about the familiar Christmas carol, We Three Kings. Some translations of the Scriptures refer to these visitors as Wise Men, while others call them Magi. As such, they were not kings, but were well-educated men who served as advisors to kings of Persia (present-day Iran). Six centuries earlier, a Jewish captive named Daniel rose high in their...
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Fresh Water

Clean water is vitally important. In underdeveloped countries around the world, (usually) women have to walk for miles to get water for the day. Sometimes their journey takes them to a well and fresh water. Other times their source of water is above-ground (and may contains parasites). Jeremiah reminds us that even scrubbing with clean water cannot wash away our sin. “Although you wash yourself with soda and use an abundance of soap, the stain of your guilt is still before me,” declares the Sovereign Lord.” (Jeremiah 2:22). Jesus provides the water that refreshes our soul and also washes away our...
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God’s Safe-Deposit Box

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.” (2 Corinthians 4:7). We tend to put our valuables in places that will be hard for a thief to steal. Safes. Banks. Safe-deposit boxes. Yet God has placed His most costly treasure in common jars of clay, people whose hearts have been opened to Him. It’s like a woman putting her jewelry in a brown sack beside her bed. Makes no sense to us; it’s counterintuitive. But that is exactly what God has done. The orphans who have been...
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