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Encouraging Words for Parents

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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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I found an interesting YouTube channel that I want to share with you parents. ABCJesusLovesMe YouTube Channel Please watch Video 1 “What Has God Called Parents To Do?” I believe it will give you a great look at what ABCJesusLovesMe is all about. This video is the first of four Parenting videos available on the ABCJesusLovesMe YouTube Channel. It …

2018 Picture Book--That Fruit Is MINE!

2018 Picture Book--That Fruit Is MINE!
Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall. That Fruit is MINE! was written and illustrated by Anuska Allepuz. It was published in 2018 by Albert Whitman & Company. First, let me say I LOVE the illustrations. Five elephants in a jungle. Five totally unique elephants in a jungle a dozen shades of greens and blues. The theme of That …
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