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Lenten Devotion Day 40

Stop Doubting! Doubting Thomas Have you ever had someone tell you something so incredible that you just couldn’t believe what they were saying? Was that someone ever one of your children? Don’t feel bad. You’re in good company. Look at the disciples! Here was a group of men that gave up their careers, their businesses, […]

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Lenten Devotion Day 38

Son of God! The Centurion and the Death of Jesus Have you ever had your kids tell you they finished their homework, only to check it and find they rushed through it, doing the least they had to do in order to finish fast? Did you ever do that as a kid? Sure! We all […]

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Lenten Devotion Day 37

It’s OK to be Scared! Jesus Prays Before His Arrest Everyone gets scared. Some fears we outgrow. Some fears remain with us. I understand kids need to learn how to overcome their fears. However, I believe it is important to reassure kids that fear is a part of life. All of us are afraid sometimes. […]

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Lenten Devotion Day 36

Feed My Spirit The Last Supper Bread is such a basic part of our lives. Most of us eat bread every day. Same thing in Jesus’ time. Bread was eaten daily. Bread was used in religious observances. Jesus understood the importance of bread in our lives. He knew bread was something we use regularly. On […]

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Lenten Devotion Day 35

I Said Get Out! Jesus Cleanses the Temple In ninth grade, I was chosen to be on the school paper. I still remember being taught the basics of journalism: Dog bites man is not news; Man bites dog is news. This expression seems very outdated now but the idea still holds true. Man bites dog […]

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Lenten Devotion Day 34

Hosanna Jesus Enters Jerusalem The Old Testament told people the Messiah would ride into town on the back of a small donkey. When Jesus did this, when Jesus appeared to fulfill the prophecy, the people were very excited. They waved palm branches, laid the palm fronds on the street in front of Jesus and cheered. […]

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Lenten Devotion Day 33

I Am a Rock! Simon Calls Jesus the Messiah Ask your kids about the last time the teacher called on them and they didn’t know the answer. Ask your kids about a time they thought they knew the answer but were too afraid to raise their hands because they might look stupid or someone might […]

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Lenten Devotion Day 32

Me Worry? Jesus Says Not to Worry Boy, do I get tired of people telling me not to worry! Don’t you? I know I should just let things go, turn them over to Jesus but it just gets hard to do sometimes. We all worry. We worry about big things. We worry about little things. […]

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Lenten Devotion Day 31

What About Me?! The Prodigal Son Sibling rivalry is nothing new. The very first set of siblings, Cain and Abel had a problem with sibling rivalry. Well, at least one of them did. And the basis of their problem was jealousy. Kids tend to be competitive when it comes to getting the attention of their […]

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Lenten Devotion Day 30

Creative Solutions Paralytic Healed I used to live about 5.5 blocks away from my church. I wanted a church that was very close to my house when I was seeking a new home for worship. The fact the church is a member of the denomination in which I grew up was an added bonus. I […]

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