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The Tyke and His Trike

The Tyke and His TrikeSaturday, July 27, 2019GOD COMMANDS KINDNESS BECAUSE GOD VALUES KINDNESS.Bible Reading of the Day: Read Jeremiah 9:23-24.Verse of the Day: “We have proved ourselves by our purity, our understanding, our patience, our kindness, our sincere love, and the power of the Holy Spirit” (2 Corinthians 6:6).Mom sat with her sister at the picnic table in the backyard, watching Evan and his cousin playing in the driveway. Evan’s new red-and-white tricycle gleamed in the sunlight as he rode it around the driveway. His cousin Vincent sat on the low brick wall that lined the driveway, swinging his legs and kicking the wall with his heels.Finally, Evan stopped riding the tricycle he had gotten for his birthday, trotted across the driveway to the fence, and reached over the fence to pet the family dog for a few moments. As he petted the dog, however, he saw Vincent slowly climb down from his seat on the wall, stroll over to the tricycle, and sit down on it.“No!” Evan shouted. He …

Cindy’s Trip

Cindy’s TripMonday, August 5, 2019EVEN YOUR FRIENDS CAN TRIP YOU UP.Bible Reading of the Day: Read Proverbs 13:14-20.Verse of the Day: “He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm” (Proverbs 13:20, NIV).“I don’t see why you won’t let me hang around with Shannon,” Cindy protested. She folded her arms and stared at her empty dinner plate. “Why do you hate her so much?”“We don’t hate her at all,” Dad replied calmly. “But Shannon doesn’t always make the wisest decisions.”“And we don’t want her to influence your decisions,” Mom added.“She won’t,” Cindy insisted. “I don’t always do everything she says.”“That’s good,” Dad said, “but we still think the wisest thing is for you not to be around her as much.”Cindy said nothing for the next few moments. Finally, she asked to be excused from the table. Her parents agreed.Cindy picked up her dinner plate and silverware from the dining-room table to take them to the kitchen sink. She turned and took several strides t…

Victory Over Anxiety

Victory Over Anxiety
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.” (Philippians 4:11)
Today’s Morsel:  One of the major weapons that Satan has employed against the church today is the weapon of anxiety.  No matter where I travel, or what church I attend, I find people are in a state of worry, apprehension, nervousness, and concern.  Their lives seem to be filled with anxiety.  How did the church and so many people that God Himself gave His power to become so hoodwinked and deceived?  Have we forgotten the exhortation that speaks to us to not be weary in well doing?  Have we forgotten the exhortation that speaks to us to fear not?  Have we forgotten the exhortation that speaks to us to be strong and of good courage?  Have we forgotten the exhortation that speaks to us to not allow our hearts to be troubled? Somewhere, we must get a hold of God’s word and be content.  Anxiety is not of God.  As Jesus said, “Fear not, little f…

Eat Like You Mean It

Eat Like You Mean It
“Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.” (Isaiah 55:1-2)
Today’s Morsel: When I was a kid, I never saw a buffet or all you can eat restaurant. Other than maybe once a quarter at church potluck dinners. And you never knew what was in those pots. You just prayed and moved on.  I was in line at a church dinner once, and this guy in front of me, not to small, had on a T-Shirt which stated, “I hope you are in front of me in the food line, because when I’m done there will be nothing left.” He was going to eat like he meant it. The Lord said through the Prophet Isaiah, “Ho, everyone that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no mone…