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Focus Verses: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.  The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” (Genesis 1:1-2 ESV) Introduction Genesis sets the foundations of our faith covering topics like: God Creation Worship Sin Sacrifice Salvation According to Merriam Webster, Genesis is defined as: “The origin of something coming into being.” In Scripture, Genesis comes from the Hebrew “bereshith” meaning beginning or origin.  Genesis is a book of beginnings.  It gives the only true and…

There is always that one child… You know which one. (Maybe you ARE/WERE the one!) If it was declared to be impossible to climb that pole, scale that wall, jump that ditch, find that one lost piece, or fit one more cookie in its mouth — he/she would be The. One. They’re called, “strong-willed,” “daring,” “persistent,” “stubborn,” “headstrong,” “defiant,” and just plain ol’ UNREASONABLE! But, the one thing they’re NOT: Quitters! You give them half a reason to figure out how to do something, and they’ll do it. In fact, THEY’LL find the reason! An even greater motivator for one…

One of the hardest parts of watching people age is seeing a loss of strength. Most have been independent all their lives. It puts a dent in their pride to accept help in areas where they are no longer strong enough to cope. Lending a hand to help them negotiate difficult terrain. Placing your arm around them when they falter. Putting a palm under their elbow to walk alongside and steady them. These are all examples of lending your strength to them. But, many times they look at these “helps” as threats to their independence. Instead, it would be better…