Bible Doodle: Psalm 96

Sing a new song to the Lord!    Let the whole earth sing to the Lord!2 Sing to the Lord; praise his name.    Each day proclaim the good news that he saves.3 Publish his glorious deeds among the nations.    Tell everyone about the amazing things he does.4 Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise!    He is to be feared above all gods.5 The gods of… Read More

Bible Doodle: Genesis 20:12

Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.  Exodus 20:12, NIV But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content. Psalm 131:2, NIV The above verse often confused me, until I thought of the comfort a mother or grandmother… Read More

Salma endured

An extended drought brought about a famine in the land, and food became a precious commodity. Salma, a prince of his people, took the hunger of his people personally. When his son Boaz expressed  concern that their wealth and health would vanish before the famine was over, Salma said, “As famine strips us of flesh,… Read More

Parental discipline instills power and expertise

We are born with little power or expertise—we depend on those around us for everything. As we grow, we internalize and identify with how things are done, and we develop coping mechanisms based on our experiences. The power a child needs as he grows into adulthood comes from his early identification with authority. Were his… Read More

Colossians 3:20-21 R-E-S-P-E-C-T

If we put the words of the Lord in our hearts, if we put them in the forefront of everything we see , if we let them light up our hearts, (Proverbs 4:20-23) then LOVE will be the guide of all that we do. A big part of love is showing respect for each other. Let’s… Read More

Our parents influence us

Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you. Exodus 20:12 (NLT) Your parents taught you about nurture, safety, provision, authority, parenting—not just by their words, but in how they acted and reacted to you, to each other, and to others. You… Read More