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31DOP_Day29

DAY 29 : MATE  ”Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” – Matthew 19:5  {ESV} When my cousin was a young’en he knelt down by his bed, bowed his head and prayed this simple, heartfelt, life changing prayer… “Now I […]

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31DOP_Day28

DAY 28 : MISSION “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” – Ephesians 2:10 {ESV} “What is my mission in life going to be?” This is one of three big questions that every parent has the privilege of helping their child […]

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31DOP_Day27

DAY 27 :MASTER  “And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” – Joshua 24:15  {ESV} I’ve […]

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31DOP_Day26

DAY 26 :SERVICE  ”Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.  Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interest of others.” – Philippians 2:3-4 {ESV} When my oldest daughter Katie was 5, I took her with our church group to […]

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DAY 25 :GENEROSITY  ”Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” – Luke 6:38 {ESV} Our children were made in the image of God. As parents, it is our […]

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DAY 24 :GRATITUDE  “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his […]

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31DOP_Day23

DAY 23 :HUMBLE  “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” - Micah 6:8 {ESV} We are a part of God’s beautiful creation. But all too often we become so proud and […]

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DAY 21 : ENDURANCE “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” - James 1:2-4 {ESV} The first year after forming our stepfamily was definitely the hardest. There were many days […]

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31DOP_Day20

DAY 20 : DISCIPLINE “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do […]

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31DOP_Day19

DAY 19 : POISE “Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled. Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.” - Titus […]

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