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God's Encouraging Words

"A good man produces good things from his storeroom of good, and an evil man produces evil things from his storeroom of evil." (Matthew 12:35 HCSB)

Years ago I heard an illustration for this subject. When you squeeze an orange what comes out? Orange Juice. When you squeeze a lemon what comes out? Lemon Juice.

Whatever is stored inside the heart of that fruit is what comes out when the fruit is put under pressure.

The same is true of people--Christians and non-Christians. When we are squeezed by the pressures of life what ever is stored in our hearts is what comes out.

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Writing On Your Child's Heart

Writing On Your Child's Heart
There are at least five places in the Bible that talk about  writing on our hearts. God writes on our hearts. These verses lead me to believe that we write on each other’s hearts, too. Especially parents on their children's hearts. Our children’s hearts are soft and moldable. Just as our little ones press and squeeze into clay to …

Picture Book Give Away

Picture Book Give Away
We’re still taking entries for  giving away one free copy of Love is Kind to one of my blog readers. To enter you must be a US resident, age 18 and over, with a US mailing address. Read my review here. To enter leave a comment below. To be entered twice leave a comment AND share this post on …
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