Posts Tagged ‘Family’

Reminder!

June 16, 2018

Tomorrow is Father’s Day. A time to honor your Dad for all he does for you. Maybe your father is no longer here or he was never there for you. You have a FATHER who loves you, protects you and will always be there for you. Give thanks for your physical father, and especially for GOD THE FATHER.

Ephesians 6:2 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)

Family

June 13, 2018

You may be from a very large family or a small one, but being part of a family is a great blessing. Family sticks together through good times and bad. Someone is there to be with you to join in laughter or tears. Siblings have a special bond that should last for a lifetime. Maybe you are an only child or have had what seems to be an unrepairable disagreement with a family member. Good news! If you have accepted Jesus as your Savior, you are in the family of God and you have a friend that is closer than a brother. Jesus is with you always and you can go to Him with your joys and sorrows.

Proverbs 18:24 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

Santa

December 6, 2017

What do you do with Santa? You can’t ignore him because he is pictured everywhere. Your children will see and hear about him. Other children will be excited and talk about him.

Do you really want your children to find out you did not tell them the truth?

In our home, having a large family, we did talk about Santa this way;

Santa is pretend. A fairy tale like Cinderella or Snow White. Fun to think about but they are not real.

They were allowed to sit on Santa’s lap and have their picture taken but they knew that he was just a man pretending to be Santa.

The gifts they receive come from Daddy and Mommy because God gives blessings of being able to work.

We had fun with our children and played make believe with them about Santa but always told them the real meaning of Christmas is because it is Jesus birthday.

The manger scene was always in a prominent place in our home. (Still is)

We celebrated His birthday with a cake. Also, taught the true joy is in giving not receiving.

Did this hurt our children? No. They really enjoyed Christmas but never had the pain of finding out that Santa is not real and that their parents had not told the truth.

We always told them not to tell their friends because their Mom or Dad must tell them when it is time for them to know.

Have fun with your children this Christmas. Make some memories that are uniquely yours.

John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

(You May think this looks familiar and it will be. Christmas blogs are repeated from previous years and still worth repeating.)

#Christmas, #Santa

Happy Father’s Day

June 18, 2017

Matthew 19:19 Honour thy FATHER and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

God’s Family

May 3, 2017

A young man who just trusted Jesus as his Savior in the SOS Events booth told the soul winner that he had no family. What a blessing to be able to tell him, “You have a family now, when you asked Jesus to be your Savior you were born again into God’s family and you have brothers and sisters in Christ.” Pray for this man that he will be welcomed into a local church.

Matthew 12:50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Priorities 

March 22, 2017

Tired of all the many things that you have to do? Job, family, church, home and all the other activities that sometimes overwhelm you? If you have the attitude that everything you do is to honor The Lord Jesus, then nothing is to hard. Keep the thought that your labor is not in vain. Get your priorities right. God, family and then everything else. Make sure to put Him first.                                                                         

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Friends and Family

March 19, 2017

1 Thessalonians 4:9 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.

Black Friday

November 25, 2016

Today is what America calls Black Friday! Christmas has become so commercialized that a lot of people will be in stores before dawn and many started on Thanksgiving day rushing for the best deals. By 5:30 AM many store were already out of some popular toys. 

Our extended family, married children and family not living in our home have decided not to exchange gifts this year but to spend time rather than money on one another. This will give the best gift of all to each other and that is true love and fellowship. It also will help each of us to focus on the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Matthew 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

Thankful for Family

November 21, 2016

Family is a great blessing! Large or small our family is something to be thankful for. We are especially blessed if our family are Christians. Then not only do we have earthly ties but we have spiritual bonding as well.  

If your family or some of the members are not Christians there are still wonderful things we can be thankful for in our relationships to each of them. Think of a good quality in that person. Maybe they have a great sense of humor or are a good example in one area. I think of my alcoholic grandfather, he always tried to help me with problems. My mother who taught me how to be hospitable even if there was not much money or provisions. Be thankful and if they are still living and pray for them. My parents were saved shortly before their deaths after 30 years of prayer. Remember God is faithful and wants that loved one to be saved or restored back to fellowship if they are backslidden. 

Ephesians 1:16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;

Family

November 24, 2015

Usually on a holiday like Thanksgiving families get together to eat and have fellowship. Some families are very small and some families are huge with many relatives.

Families are a blessing. They are not perfect but the imperfections make each one unique. At this time of year thank God for your family. If they are live close to you you are especially blessed. If they are far away take time to pray for them today. Maybe they have passed on to Heaven and you can still be thankful for the time you had with them.

If you have unsaved relatives pray for them and do not give up. I know a daughter who prayed for her parents for over 30 years and both parents were saved just weeks before they died. God is faithful and always good.

1 Corinthians 1:9  God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.