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The Value of Claiming What’s Yours

This is a sad tale that I hope to redeem by turning into an object lesson for me and, perhaps for you as well. I went to a Trenton Thunder baseball game this past

Trenton Thunder game ticket

Saturday evening, in Trenton. You can see my purchased seat, Section 111, Row J, Seat 4. Practically exactly behind home plate. This is important, although it sure didn’t seem to be the Most Important Thing  when I arrived.

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The Gift Every Mother Can Give Her Children

Love comes in many forms and can be expressed through many kinds of gifts. One gift every mother can give her children is to teach them about setting

potted orchid, The Gift Every Mother Can Give Her Children, Life is HOT blog, Brad W. Smith, photographer

The best Mother’s Day gift you can get is children who have learned how to embrace their self-worth.

and maintaining their personal boundaries. As a mother, you may have primary responsibility for nurturing your children’s self-esteem, preparing them to capably meet life’s challenges, and for helping them understand they deserve to feel good about themselves.

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Why Do Bad Things Happen?

Those who know me know I have a wacky (some would say warped) sense of humor. So a few weeks ago when our pastor quoted from the book of Matthew, I got to thinking

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?

And not one of them will fall to the ground

without your Father’s will. But even

the hairs of your head are all numbered.”

~ Matthew 10: 29-30

about what the scripture said and meant, and what it didn’t, about why bad things happen. Here’s where my wacky sense of humor comes in. So if sparrows don’t fall without it being God’s will, and even just your hair is more important than the sparrow, does that mean that no hair falls from your head that God has not ordained?

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