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Daily Prayer for August 18

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Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory. Psalm 73:23–24, NIV

Thank you, great God and Father, for filling our hearts with trust so that we are of good hope, also for those who have not yet found trust. Thank you for giving us courage to face all the questions that arise in human life and for accepting us again and again when we come to you. You know what lies before us. You know the mountains that have to be moved. You know all the things that frustrate us and try to wear us out, and you will take them away. At last your light will shine into all the darkness. This certainty fills us with gladness and thanksgiving. In this faith we are determined to remain steadfast and to press on to victory. Amen.


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Author: Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt

Questions From Kingdom Roots Listeners

  Want to ask me a question for the next podcast?  Record your question here >> http://www.seminary.edu/askscot/ In this episode I field questions submitted by Kingdom Roots listeners.  Recommended resources, Christian and Jewish relationships, and further insights on the New Perspective are the type of topics addressed in this episode. Suggest Resource: The Kingdom of God […]



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Daily Prayer for August 17

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Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27, NIV

Dear Father in heaven, we thank you for holding open the way into our hearts and for bringing us the peace of Jesus Christ. Help us to keep this way open. Grant us peace in this tempest-torn world. Grant us peace when many struggles and uncertainties try to occupy our hearts. We have no strength in ourselves, only in him who is standing at our side and who will never forsake us, who lives and gives strength. His light will always break in anew among us. His light will shine on many people and lead them to the promised day, the day that will bring all our hopes to fulfillment. Amen.


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Author: Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt

How to Read with a Beginning Reader

As you start the transition to your child reading, remember to choose books that match his or her likes and interests and recognize that 15-20 minutes is a good amount of time for a rookie reader. In addition, here are five other practical tips for how to read with a beginning reader.



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How to Read with a Beginning Reader


Daily Prayer for August 14

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If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your well-being like the waves of the sea. Isaiah 48:18, NIV

Lord our God, grant that we may heed your commandments, that our peace may be like a river and our righteousness like the waves of the sea. Be with us through your Spirit, we pray. Speak with us and tell us what we need to hear so that we can understand what draws us always nearer to you. Show the might of your hand to help us and all people. Even under judgment we shall not despair, we shall not lose courage because of troubles and distress. Come with your strength, that we may grow strong to overcome the world through Jesus Christ the Savior. Amen.


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Author: Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt

Daily Prayer for August 6

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I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you. Isaiah 44:22, NIV

Lord our God, we thank you for establishing us on the firm foundation of your Word and your promise, your promise that expresses the great longing and hope in so many people’s hearts. For they do not want their lives to remain base and petty but want to look toward something higher, rejoicing that the promise can be fulfilled for them. So today we too stand ready for the coming time you are bringing, and we exult in our expectation of the future. We rejoice in the expectation of the time when you will give your Spirit to us and to all those who answer your call and become your helpers. Amen.


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Steve Carter Resigns

Thank you Steve Carter for your courage. Willow’s path has been reckless disregard for truth. Steve saw through the deceptions of it’s former pastor’s “they’re all liars” narrative and he he apologized for his complicity. This is an act of courage and integrity. From Steve Carter: I am writing to announce my resignation from Willow […]



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Pope Francis, Death Penalty: Thoughts?

What do you think of this RCC shift? How will it impact you or your church? From Reuters: VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The Roman Catholic Church formally changed its teaching on Thursday to declare the death penalty inadmissible whatever the circumstance, a move that is likely to be viewed askance in countries where capital punishment […]



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Printable August Activity Calendar for Young Kids

Don’t let the dog days of summer bring out the words “I’m bored” from the mouths of your young kids. Instead, print out this free August activity calendar for fresh ideas to entertain and educate your kids throughout the month.



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Should You Force Your Children to Eat Their Food?

Maybe you shouldn’t force your kids to eat their broccoli or brussels sprouts, after all. At least that’s what researchers at the University of Michigan are saying after concluding a study of nearly 250 children between the ages of 21-27 months.



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