Sunday, October 19, 2014

Photos from Dad - Athens!

Look at this neat photo Dad sent us!
Dad was in Athens yesterday walking along the road named after the man in Acts 17 - Dionysius, the Areopagus (He's the man who heard St. Paul preach and became a Christian - the first bishop of Athens, too!).

I like trains!
Even sightseeing ones like this one!
How about you?

Sunday, September 21, 2014

First Verse of Bible Books - Book # 5 - Deuteronomy 1:1

"These are the words Moses spoke to all Israel in the desert east of the Jordan--that is, in the Arabah--opposite Suph, between Paran and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth and Dizahab."
(Deuteronomy 1:1)

What's important here, kids? Is it that the location given? Yes, that is important. But even more, it's the words that were spoken while Moses was in the location "in the desert east of the Jordan" - the Words of the Law that were given to him by God!

Deuteronomy comes from the two Greek words meaning "second" and "law." Before Moses was no longer with the new nation of Israel, he retold the laws that were given during the years in the desert. This retelling was from Moses' heart; he was as a grandfather telling the children he loved to never forget the Laws that were given to them. 
Because only through these laws would they recognize God's Salvation - the Word, the Lord Jesus Christ - when He visited the earth!

The image of the scroll is from Gladsome Light Dialogues

Friday, September 19, 2014

Lucy's Devotional - A New Thing!

"See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?"

Isaiah 43:19

Hi Everyone!!

What do you think God, through his servant the prophet Isaiah, is telling us here?
I think He means that everyday is new (He's said that in several places in the Bible before) and even if we failed at something yesterday, He can still make a new something that we do succeed at today! 
Like what? 
Well, maybe not getting into an argument today (as you might have yesterday!) with your brother or sister, or maybe getting an A on a Math test the next time, rather than a C as you did the last time. 

Remember: God is in the business of doing everything new each and every day! After all, the sun comes up fresh each day; so must we!

Monday, June 16, 2014

VERSES TO LIVE BY! (1 Peter 5:7)

"Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for YOU!!!"
1 Peter 5:7

What does this mean?
It means...don't worry about a thing!
Give God all your worries and because He cares for you he will take care of every single one! 
What kind of worries? 
It could be a kid bugging you in school, or it could be your mom and dad fighting too much, or it could be having to move houses or change towns.
Don't worry about any of it. Give your worry to God and see what wonderful things He will do! 
"Because He cares for you!" 
(Remember! St. Peter - who knew Jesus really really well - said it. So it must be true!)

Saturday, June 14, 2014

The First Verse of Bible Books - Numbers 1:1

"The Lord spoke to Moses in the Tent of Meeting in the Desert of Sinai on the first day of the second month of the second year after the Israelites came out of Egypt. He said:"

The image of the Tent of Meeting is from the 1890 Holman Bible! Isn't it awesome!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The First Verse of Bible Books - Leviticus 1:1

"The Lord called to Moses and spoke to him from the 
Tent of Meeting. He said..."

The image of the Tent of Meeting is from the 1890 Holman Bible! Isn't it awesome!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Happy Holy Ghost Day! (Pentecost!)

Happy Holy Ghost Day!!

This is what Grandpa tells us all day long this day! 

It's the day that the Holy Spirit came to live in the hearts of all that believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that He came to saved us from all our sins (He did! He really did!)! Grandpa says it's the best day of the year!

It's pretty cool, that's for sure!
 You can read all about it in Acts 2: 1-4.

We don't know who the painter of this painting is (If you do let us know so we can give credit to the artist...and also thank him or her for such a great painting) but it is one of our favorites.

What do you think?

Pentecost is for everyone!