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“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6). How many times as a child did I hear my mom quote this scripture? In our house, it was said so often we all knew it by heart. Of course, at that time, I had no real idea of the weight this verse of Scripture carried and how much lighter the load of parenting could feel after being reminded of it. Fast forward twenty years, and now as a mom of two young boys, I’m forever grateful…

“Now Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.” (John 11:21, NKJV). Friendship is a great thing. Before opening ourselves up to a new friend, we usually look for qualities like common interests, trust, loyalty, dependability, supportiveness. So it was puzzling when Jesus didn’t show up when His good friend, Lazarus, became seriously ill. In fact, Jesus deliberately delayed, and then it was too late. Lazarus was dead and buried before Jesus even left to go to him. He arrived four days too late. Or so it seemed. Purposefully Delayed The disciples…

“The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.” Psalm 138:8 I have been thinking of an old song I haven’t heard for a lot of years, written by Vesta Goodman.  I am quoting the second verse and chorus: “My hands were made to help my neighbor, My eyes were made to read God’s word, My feet were made to walk in his footsteps, My body is the temple of the Lord. I was made in his likeness, created in his image, For I was born…