Author Archives: Shirlee Abbott

Eyes Are Watching

    “Fathers and mothers, do not forget that children learn more by the eye than they do by the ear.” J.C. Ryle  (1816-1900)

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Simply Help

It is estimated that 40-50% of American adults read at or below an 8th grade level. Think about it —  four of ten adults in church may have trouble reading. How can we help?

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Chain of Custody

What I received from my parents and grandparents is my inheritance. What I leave my children and grandchildren is my legacy.   Lord, may I accept my inheritance with forgiving gratitude and offer my legacy with humble grace.

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The Sins of the Fathers

No question, some people have bad parents. And some folks assume that those children are destined to repeat the sins of their parents:   Numbers 14:18 (MSG) God, slow to get angry and huge in loyal love, forgiving iniquity and rebellion … Continue reading

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Honor Our Father

    What’s the best thing a father can do for his children?   Pay their way Encourage them Love their mother Honor God I’ll take “honor God” (“all of the above” is also a good choice). Whether your father … Continue reading

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Thy Will, Not Mine

I say, “not my will but yours be done” (Luke 22:42). Do I mean it?    Lord, your will be done in my child’s life–even if that takes him far away, or puts him in harm’s way, or sets him … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Will and Prayer

Do you remember the story of the rich young ruler, the one who asked Jesus how to inherit eternal life? Jesus knew that money stood between our young man and his eternity: Mark 10:21 (CEV) “Go sell everything you own. Give … Continue reading

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A Simple Start

  Genesis 1:3 “Let there be light.”     Big power packed into four words. (God knows how to keep it short and simple)  

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My Lord’s Prayer

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Whose Will Be Done

  How do you pray for those folks nearest to your heart?     That they will be healthy and prosperous For God to solve all their problems God’s will be done “Your will be done” (Matthew 6:10, the Lord’s … Continue reading

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