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A-lways trust your children to God\’s care.

B-ring them to church.

C-hallenge them to high goals.

D-elight in their achievements.

E-xalt the Lord in their presence.

F-rown on evil.

G-ive them love.

H-ear their problems.

I-gnore not their childish fears.

J-oyfully accept their apologies.

K-eep their confidence.

L-ive a good example before them.

M-ake them your friends.

N-ever ignore their endless questions.

O-pen your heart to their love.

P-ray for them by name.

Q-uicken your interest in their spirituality.

R-emember their needs.

S-how them the way of salvation.

T-each them to work.

U-nderstand they are still young.

V-erify your statements.

W-ean them from bad company.

e-Xpect them to obey.

Y-earn for God\’s best for them.

Z-ealously guide them in Bible truth.

John 3:16

In the city of Chicago, one cold, dark night, a blizzard was setting in. A little boy was selling newspapers on the corner, while other people were in and out of the cold. The little boy was so cold that he wasn\’t trying to sell many papers. He walked up to a policeman and said, \”Mister, you wouldn\’t happen to know where a poor boy could find a warm place to sleep tonight would you? You see, I sleep in a box up around the corner there and down the alley, and it\’s awful cold in there at night. It sure would be nice to have a warm place to stay.\”

The policeman looked down at the little boy and said, \”You go down the street to that big white house and you knock on the door. When they open the door you just say \’John 3:16\’ and they will let you in.\”

So the boy walked up the steps to...

Love Returned

He can not own me
I was not made to be
bought or sold
He can not control me
I\’m not a puppet on his strings
He can not direct me
my path is not the one he chose
He can no longer hurt me
my strength surpasses his
You can love me
and I will love you in return
You can gently guide me
and I will follow
You can comfort me when I am needy
and I will be gracious
I have the flame of hope in my heart
and I offer you my gifts
if I may ask of you
a hand to hold on to
a shoulder to cry on
loving arms around me
an ear that will listen
and I will give you
all that I have and
all that I am
and a love so deep
you will never want
for anything again

A Love Story

One day, I woke early in the morning to watch the sunrise.
Ah, the beauty of God\’s creation is beyond description.
As I watched, I praised God for His beautiful work.
As I sat there, I felt the Lord\’s presence with me.

He asked me, \”Do you love me?\”

I answered, \”Of course, God! You are my Lord and Saviour!\”

Then He asked, \”If you were physically handicapped, would you still love me?\”

I was perplexed. I looked down upon my arms, legs and the rest of my body and wondered how many things I wouldn\’t; be able to do, the things that I took for granted.

And I answered, \”It would be tough Lord, but I would still love You.\”

Then the Lord said, \”If you were blind, would you still love my creation?\”

How could I love something without being able to see it? Then I thought of...

Black and Gold Boxes

I have in my hands two boxes
Which God gave me to hold
He said, \”Put all your sorrows in the black,
And all your joys in the gold.\”

I heeded his words, and in the two boxes
Both my joys and sorrows I store
But though the gold became heavier each day
The black was as light as before.

With curiosity, I opened the black
I wanted to find out why
And I saw, in the base of the box, a hole
Which my sorrows had fallen out by.

I showed the hole to God, and mused aloud,
\”I wonder where my sorrows could be.\”
He smiled a gentle smile at me.
\”My child, they\’re all here with me.\”

I asked, \”God, why give me the boxes,
\”Why the gold, and the black with the hole?\”
\”My child, the gold is for you to count your blessings,
the black is for you to let go.\”