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Psalm 128

1 Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in His ways.

2 For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.

3 Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house:

thy children like olive plants round about thy table.

4 Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.

5 The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion:

and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.

6 Yea, thou shalt see thy children’s children, and peace upon Israel.

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It is in the home that the child learns the basic principle of accountability for actions:

first to those around him,

and ultimately to God.

~M. Hancock

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As much as I converse with sages and heroes,

they have very little of my love and admiration.

I long for rural and domestic scene,

for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children.

 John Quincy Adams

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Estrangement can happen in a family.  One man hasn’t heard from his son in years.  The Lord knows

where his son is.  He may run from dad, but he can’t outrun dad’s prayers.  I love this quote given to

Monica, the mother of the Church Father, Augustine, who lived an immoral and sinful lifestyle before

he was converted to Christianity:

 “A son of so many prayers cannot be lost.”

Monica prayed. Augustine ran, but he could not outrun Monica’s prayers.  His heart was changed when he quit

running from God and surrendered his will to the Lord.

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 Never give up praying for your lost loved ones.

N E V E R!

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Norman-Rockwell-Family

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God Makes Families

 

The curious angel asked, “Whatcha doin’, God, working a puzzle?”  

“No,” God answered, smiling, “I’m making a family.”

The idea was interesting, and the curious angel began asking questions.  “A family .  .  .

sure has a lot of parts.  What are the big pieces?”

“Those are the fathers.”

“Aren’t they too large?”

“No,” they have to be strong.  They work hard and bear a lot of burdens.  They’re the image of the

Heavenly Father and the security for their families.  The big shoulders are for carrying kids and for mothers to

cry on.  The large feet symbolize the solid foundation.  But they can also kill snakes, be a rocking horse, and

they make good footprints for children to follow,”said God.

“And the pretty pieces,: the angel asked, “what are they?”

“They’re the mothers,” God answered.

“They sure are pretty, but fragile, too, huh God?”

God replied, “Don’t let their looks deceive.  They are small and pretty, but most of them are stronger than

men.  You see, fathers look tough- it makes everyone feel secure.  Mothers need to look pretty, but they are

strong inside.  Their greatest strength is their love.  They love ugly men and runny-nose babies- and even stray

puppies.”

“What are the little pieces?”

“They’re the children”  God answered.  “They  make the families complete.”  Fathers and mothers

conceive the little children, but I give them a soul.  We work together to bring a new life into the world.  Mom

and Dad are the parents, and they then teach their children how to be good parents…”

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Erma Bombeck, adapted and condensed.

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When a father is missing, God Himself promised to fill in:

 

A Father of the fatherless, and a Judge of the widows, is God in His holy habitation.

(Psalm 68:5)

 

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Psalm 27:10

 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.

 

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Thank you for stopping by.

Please pray for America the Beautiful.

 

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