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Morning Devotion: Listen to the kid

When a little kid spontaneously starts talking about God, I listen.
You see, it’s one thing when a child responds to a Christian adult’s leading and recites a Bible verse back to the teacher during a Sunday School class.
It’s quite another thing when the child speaks up to a group of kids on a playground [...]

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It’s not difficult to determine if a congregation is focused on its long-term future.
Just look at how it ministers to children.
If the classrooms and teachers are prepared for learning and loving each Sunday or when other sessions occur, a solid foundation is being laid for generations of ministry.
If there are other opportunities at least several [...]

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To hear this Morning Devotion, please click here — God’s view of kids
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Jesus had a knack for drawing very distinct lines in the sand.
Sometimes the lines were drawn literally as with the religious leaders who dragged an adulterous woman to Him in order to create a theological/political trap (John 8).
Most times, though, the lines were [...]

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When my daughters were learning how to swim years ago, it was important for me to stretch their measure of courage without placing them in danger of drowning.
First with Jessica and a couple of years later with Melissa, I’d stand in part of a pool that was deeper than they could touch with their feet. [...]

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Sometimes, in the midst of our troubles, chest-high in the rubble of broken dreams and emotions, we find nuggets of great, sustaining worth.

I was reminded of this today while reading the opening chapters of Job in my One-Year Bible.  It is both humbling and inspiring to read of Job’s [...]

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