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Day 12: Don’t Provoke Your Children!
21 Days of Prayer and Fasting 2021 – Our Year of Growth In Our Family! Day 12: Don’t Provoke Your Children! “Fathers, don’t stir up anger in your children, but bring them up in the training and instruction of the … Continue reading
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Hope For Today #163 – The Dreams and Visions We Are Building!
(Doc and Kate with Kate’s Sister’s Children) Children are amazing! When God blessed Melodee and me with two girls we were so excited. And now as Kate and I pray and seek God’s face, we’re asking God to increase our … Continue reading
Posted in Hope For Today, Transformed Tagged 2020, amazing, American Dream, Bible, bigger, bless, blessing, century, children, college, dreams, education, energized, envision, excel, expansion, faithful, focus, foundation, Generation, God, grandchildren, heart, humbled, life, moeny, people, plan, property, think ahead, Vision Leave a comment
Hope For Today! God’s Expansion Self Replicates!
Ask yourself a simple question right now, “Is my life growing or shrinking?” In other words, “Can I honestly say things are getting better or are things growing worse? Do I have promotion or demotion?” Hi there, I’m Dr. Matthew … Continue reading
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Hope For Today – Maintaining Faithful Love!
Have you looked at any old family photos lately? You know, going way back to the black and white ones? Do you know who those people are? Did your family write their names on the back of the pictures or … Continue reading
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Hope For Today – Being Slow to Anger!
Anger. Just a word evokes a multitude of different emotions in different people. If one of the first people we think of when we hear the word anger is our father, we can be sure that our lives have been … Continue reading
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Faith Filled Friday – Sins of the Father
“So Isaac settled in Gerar. When the men of the place asked him about his wife, he said, “She is my sister,” for he feared to say, “My wife,” thinking, “lest the men of the place should kill me because … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – Parenting Our Children
“Now His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. And when He became twelve, they went up there according to the custom of the Feast.” (Luke 2:41–42, NASB95) Now His parents went to Jerusalem every … Continue reading
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Magnificent Marriage Monday – Reprimanded By God For Faithlessness!
“Abraham fell facedown. Then he laughed and said to himself, “Can a child be born to a hundred-year-old man? Can Sarah, a ninety-year-old woman, give birth?” So Abraham said to God, “If only Ishmael were acceptable to you!” But God … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – Following the Spirit’s Leading!
“And there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it had been revealed to him by the … Continue reading
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