Lessons from the Sea

Summer is officially here!  School is out, and we can take a break from work obligations.   It is time for vacations and enjoying our families.  This doesn’t mean that we stop learning.  It means that we can learn about things we enjoy in places where we want to be...

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Sand, Seashells, and Stones

“It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to his loved ones.”   Psalm 127: 2 (NLT) School is dismissed for the summer in most areas of the country, and families are...

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Summer-A Time for Family

“But Jesus withdrew himself with His disciples to the sea…”  Mark 6:7 (KJV) Summer is a time for family.  It is a time to rest removing ourselves from the stresses of work or school and focus on deepening our family relationships.  One of the best ways to strengthen the...

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Flower Power! Women and Wild Roses

Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.  Proverbs 31:30 (NLT) If I had to choose only one flower to represent women, it would be the rose.  Long considered the symbol for beauty, the rose offers us a...

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Who is St. Patrick?

St. Patrick is one of the world’s most popular saints with his feast day, March 17, being celebrated all over the world. Because of the time and place he lived in, 387-461, not much is really known about his life and what is known has been exaggerated over the...

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FaithShapes! Family: Christmas Traditions

…”this is my name (LORD) forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.  Exodus 3:15b  NIV This month at FaithShapes, the focus is on “letting our traditions shine”—and what better time to think about traditions than at Christmas.  Perhaps you already observe some established traditions...

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Fruits of the Spirit

“On the other hand the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustfulness, gentleness and self-control; no law can touch such things as these.” Galatians 5:22-23. New Jerusalem Bible

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Proverbs and Wisdom

Blessed are those who have discovered wisdom, those who have acquired understanding! Gaining her is more rewarding than silver, her yield is more valuable than gold. She is beyond the price of pearls, nothing you could covet is her equal. In her right hand, is length of days, In her left...

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