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“For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ” (John 1:17). John 1:17 tells us that Jesus is full of grace and truth. Generally, we are successful in teaching our children the truth of the Bible, but sometimes we are reluctant to teach them about grace. Grace is the unmerited favor of God. Perhaps we think they will get the idea that God forgives them so they can live sinful lives. But the very idea of grace is forgiveness and acceptance. Too often our backslidden children think Jesus just brought truth into the world.…

“But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed” Isaiah 53:5 Easter this year will be so different for many of us. No family gatherings, no fellowship with church family, and no corporate worship to celebrate our risen Savior. The importance of Easter should not be diminished. Our typical routine and schedule has been interrupted, but celebrating, showing gratitude and  rejoicing because He’s alive is essential! Take a moment this weekend and shut yourself in with God. Thank Him for the cross…

To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.” Isaiah 61:3 It is nice to repurpose materials that are no longer valued or have lost their purpose, to take things that are bascially worthless and give them purpose, restoring their value.  One idea is to take apart abandoned wooden pallets and use their planks as wall paneling.  Another is to hang our grandmother’s…