Monday March 10, 2014
The road into the future isn't always clear, and Joyce strayed away from God's direction, all the while knowing that something was missing. Broken commandments
and a broken family finally prompted her to take the first step on the journey home to God, who had been faithful and waiting all along. Many blessings and trials later, she has learned to walk by faith and not by sight, and she knows that she never walks alone.
Read: Joyce's Journey Home
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Friday March 7, 2014
How well do you know the sons of Noah
? You're probably familiar with their names: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. But do you know which of the three was born first? What were their wives' names? And most importantly, of Noah's offspring, which son fathered the bloodline of the Messiah, Jesus Christ
As we await the release of the movie Noah, in theaters March 28, 2014, we'll continue our study of biblical Noah and the family God used to replenish mankind on this planet after the flood.
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Thursday March 6, 2014
This week's post is a member-submitted Christian poem called God Gives Beauty For Ashes
. These lines celebrate the way God cares for us, working all things together--the good and the bad--for our good.
God Gives Beauty For Ashes
Photo: Christine Balderas / Getty Images
God gives us beauty for ashes
and His love washes away our tears.
He stills the storms around us
and gives hope to replace our fears.
God gives strength for our weakness
and comfort when we are in pain.
He gives peace to calm our anxieties
and sends sunshine after the rain.
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Wednesday March 5, 2014
Today is Ash Wednesday
, marking the first day of the season of Lent
for Western Christianity. In Orthodox
churches, Lent (or Great Lent
) began on Clean Monday (March 3, 2014).
The season of Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline.
Learn more about Ash Wednesday, Lent, or visit the 2014 Easter Calendar.
Prepare for Easter:
• What do Christians Celebrate on Easter?
• Consider a Spiritual Spring Cleaning this Lent.
• Meditate on these Resurrection Day Bible Verses.
• Read the Resurrection Story.
• Learn more about Orthodox Easter.
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