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Sunday, December 04, 2016

YOUR Assignment That Will Help YOUR Kids

Two reasons why you don’t want to do this.  (It’s a challenge, but you can certainly do it.)  
It will take a little time.
You will need to check the spelling and punctuation to make it look nice. 

Two reasons why you should do this now — that means this week.
Your kids deserve to know it.
It is a display of your love and your concern.

One big benefit that you will no doubt receive when you do this.
The LORD will bless you in some wonderful way when you sincerely pray   
       about it and sit down and DO it.

So, what’s the assignment?
Write down on a piece of paper how and when you decided to become a  
          Christian.
Elaborate:  how old you were, what motivated you to ask God for   
          forgiveness.
Explain how you invited Jesus into your heart.
  Describe what led up to this decision, then describe what happened 
          afterwards.

You can do it.  Search your memory.  Choose the words to use.  Write down 
          version one.
Give it a couple of days, then read it over and make any little 
           improvements.  Save one copy of it for yourself. 

Now, present it to the first person the LORD brings to your mind. Smile.  
      Pray.      
      Let them read it and share any comments with you.

Which kid, or which sibling, or which friend comes to mind now?  Copy it for 
      them. 
Etc. — etc. — etc. 
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         by Elaine Hardt ©2016  

Sunday, November 27, 2016

OH! THE TRAFFIC ! ! !

’Tis the season to go shopping, and oh the traffic.
Here’s what we say, what we pray,
when we are backing out of the garage
on even a not-so-busy day.

“Dear LORD,
No accidents, no incidents,
no tickets, no troubles, 
not even see an accident. 
Get safely home again today.
Thank You, Father in Heaven!"  

by Elaine Hardt ©2016

Friday, November 25, 2016

Thanksgiving Day Was Yesterday . . .

Did you count your blessings?
Could you name at least a few?
Is this thankfulness a good idea?
Is this attitude important to you?

Yes, the world’s in quite a mess,
and we hear it all day in the news;
bad things are caused by bad people,
but at Judgment Day they lose.

Of course, you and I know what to do:
we pray about these situations;
we can’t individually solve them
or handle these complications.

But our Heavenly Father knows 
and He has a loving plan
to forgive those who confess their sins —
each youngster, each woman, each man.

Open your Bible, you know where it is?
Take time to read and review,
Start at John 3:16, that chapter;
be thankful for His love for YOU.  


by Elaine Hardt ©2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Trying to Get to Sleep?

Ever have a night when you don’t seem to slip off to slumber?  As you’re snuggled in bed try some of these ABCs.  And, invent some categories of your own. 
1. Edibles
A = apple pie    B = banana bread   C = cabbage  (Can you make it to Z?)

2.  Girl’s Names
A = Ann            B = Betty             C = Christine     (You’re on your own!)

3.  Things you’re glad you DON’T have
A = arthritis  B = broken bones C = claustrophobia      D =  etc.

4.  Subjects you took in high school
A = algebra B = biology C = chemistry             D =  etc.  

5. Names of cities in the USA
A = Atlanta     B = Bismarck C = Carson City          D =  etc.  

(There are 7 more creative categories on the next page.  Take a look here: 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Good News Today, Tomorrow and Afterwards, Too

Jesus is with me here and now
and everywhere I go;
I read God’s Word to be assured
I’m glad He loves me so!
What a comfort it is to know.

So, friends, open your mind and heart;
I want to share the good news.
Your eternal future
You decide how to choose;
Jesus’ love do not refuse. 

Amazing love for each of us,
Every person, child, woman, man.
Read the Gospel of John;
it won’t take long — do it —you can.
It’s God’s wonderful plan

***This is what it says in 1 Peter 1:3-5 ***
"All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
It is by His mercy that we have been born again, 
because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead.

Now we live with great expectation,
and we have a priceless inheritance —
an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you,
pure and undefiled,
beyond the reach of change and decay.

And through your faith, God is protecting you by His power
until you receive this salvation,
which is ready to be revealed on the last day for all to see."

Monday, November 07, 2016

You Are a Special Person

        Our new 16 page booklet is completed.  "You Are a Special Person" is #87 in our list of booklets, compiling some articles, stories, and poems to encourage, challenge, and bless each reader.  Look down the list on right hand side on this home page and find "Booklets Published" info. 

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

83 Words to Read

This is what you need — so take heed:

“Strong, courageous —not afraid, not dismayed.
Your way will be prosperous — you will have good success.” 

Read it, speak it — meditate on God’s Word;
Remind yourself:  this is what you heard.

“God’s laws you are to obey,
remember this every day.”

This is what he said, take a look; 
read the first chapter of Joshua’s book. 

“Do not be discouraged; God is with you wherever you go.”
Believe it for His Word tells you so.  

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by Elaine Hardt ©2016