Keturah

Keturah was Abraham’s wife after Sarah died. Her name means “incense”. We don’t know much about her except that she bore him six sons. Their names were Zimran “musician”, Jokshan “snarer”, Medan “contention”, Midian “strife”, Ishbak “he releases”and Shuah “wealth.” From Midian came the Midianites or Arabians, including Zipporah, Moses’ wife. In 1 Chronicles 1:32, …

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Doing the Impossible

“The things which are impossible with men are possible with God” - Luke 18:27, NKJV Elizabeth and her husband Zacharias were righteous people who walked in all of God’s commandments and ordinances. They were blameless. They were a godly couple who loved the Lord and were faithful to Him in all they did. They lacked …

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How to Claim A Promise From God

2 Peter 3:8-13 This reading brings to mind Abraham.  God had promised him that he would have a son and the numbers of stars would be how large his generation would be.  Abraham could claim this promise.  This promise of a son met Abraham’s nee.  He would have an heir.  It was in submission to …

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Do as to the Lord

"Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.  For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church.  Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her..." (Ephesians 5:22, 23, NKJV). For some, the word, "submit" which has negative connotations.  …

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Parenting

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye - Psalm 32:8 From the time we are born, our parents are there to care for us.  We don't have to worry about anything.  They provide for our basic needs.  As we get older, they …

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It’s a Virtue

Patience is a virtue that many of us would like to master but more times than not, it is impossible to do so.  Just this morning, I lost mine when my son wanted me to get up and go and get some bread for him.  I had told him that he could have some after …

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Bundles of Joy

For with God nothing will be impossible - Luke 1:37 As she sat by the window, looking out, she recalled those turbulent years when Mark and she were trying in vain to have children.  They have been married for twelve years.  They met through a mutual friend and it was love at first sight.  They dated for a …

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It Takes Courage

Waiting takes courage.  That's what King David implied when he said, "Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!" (Psalm 27:14). Waiting takes a lot of courage especially when you are tempted to act.  You want answers or results right away but God …

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God’s Word is Sure

For the vision is yet for an appointed time;  But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry (Habbabuk 2:3). We can trust God’s word.  No matter how long it may take, in His good time, it …

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