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God blesses His people with four beautiful seasons throughout each year, each beautiful in its own way. For those of us in the northern hemisphere, the season of spring has now sprung. The birds chirp. The flowers bloom. The trees begin anew to yield their fruit. And farmers plant their fields with the hope of a plentiful harvest. How true then, as we sing in Psalter #169, “new life is all abroad.” As the world around us comes out of its winter hibernation and awakens with new life, I believe there is visual and lifelike instruction that we as godly...

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And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.  Deuteronomy 6:6, 7 The title of this rubric and the passage of Scripture from whence it is taken sets before us the immense, all-consuming, and endless responsibility of godly parents. We are to instruct our children in the commandments, the statutes, and judgments of our God (Deut 6:1). Just...

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Mrs. Margaret Laning, wife, mother, and grandmother in the Protestant Reformed Churches   The book of Ruth is a brief gem that lends itself to reading aloud with your family, even in one sitting. Infallible and inerrant just like all of Scripture, it is a true story. It is about a Moabitess convert who trusted in Israel’s Jehovah, with all the components of an enthralling story—tragedy, hope, romance, suspense, courage, and faithful heroes. A seemingly impossible story, Ruth causes us to focus on an unlikely ancestress of King David and the King of kings, Jesus Christ. What good can come...

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Are you having any difficulty communicating with your teenager? Do you hear a lot of truncated, unclear sentences? Maybe you tried hearing aids only to find they do not solve your problem. Well, look no further! “Mumble Unjumble” is here to help! This cuttingedge translator app will make the most muffled mumbling discernible. Consider this for example: “Canhamburgerout?” Within seconds your translation reads, “Can I hang out?” Or, “Nuttneats” quickly deciphers, “There’s nothing to eat.” “Candybarcar?” instantly appears, “Can I borrow the car?” Gone will be the days when you say, “I can’t hear you.” Or, “What did you say?”...

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Marriage is a permanent bond—for life. When God joins you in marriage to your husband or wife, He forms a bond that cannot be dissolved except by God Himself in death. Not even divorce dissolves a marriage so that you are free to be married again to another while your spouse lives. When God joins you to a wife or husband, He makes for you a lifelong bond. And He calls you to glorify Him by living with each other in the true love of God, which is faithful, sacrificial, and enduring—a love that seeks not your own but seeks...

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Mrs. Sarah Mowery, wife and mother in Loveland PRC in Loveland, Colorado   Do your children long for heaven? Do you? Before our family road-tripped from our home in Colorado to Florida last summer, we spoke of palm trees, the ocean, and the beautiful house awaiting us. Our daughters planned to collect seashells; our sons longed to fish for sharks. None of us have ever seen heaven. Do we anticipate that place in such a way that our children are more excited to go there than they are any earthly destination? In I Corinthians 1 and 2 the apostle Paul...

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Many are the afflictions of the righteous…. Psalm 34:19a Our children may find it disheartening to know that as children of God they will be called upon—chosen really—to suffer many afflictions and persecutions in this life. The concept that it is necessary for them to endure these trials may be hard for them to comprehend. Thus they must be taught to understand that it is a privilege to suffer for the Lord’s sake, and a privilege for which they should give thanks. That the children of God will suffer persecution is scriptural. Being followers of Christ will put us at...

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“We lift up our child in prayer, Lord. Help us, for we  do not know what to do. Our child is walking in sin,  will not meet to talk with us about it, and is listening to  and giving in to spiritual enemies. We cry out for Thy  mercy. Thou alone hast power to change the heart….” Such is a prayer of Christian parents who have a wayward  child. Who else can set such a one free? “Bring  thy son hither…. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit,  and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father”  (Luke 9:41-42)....

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Introduction Satan is a ruthless enemy of the church of Jesus Christ. In Revelation 12 we learn that Satan is filled with great anger because of the victory over him that Christ achieved at the cross. In that anger he has turned against the bride of Christ to make war with “the remnant of her seed which keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ” (vv. 12, 17). In this war with the church Satan uses every means possible to obliterate her name from the earth. His intent is to be rid of her and the...

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It is in our very nature, to one degree or another, to plan. In fact, it is our duty and calling as faithful stewards of what God gives us. For some, that plan is very broad, lacking in much detail and short term. For others, that plan is exact, very detailed and long term. Everyone, though, has and devises a plan. Although there are many aspects of our life that we tend to plan out, the area that likely receives the most focus is our personal plan, and this planning typically begins at a young age. We make plans either...

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