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.
Read more ...
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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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Monday March 3, 2014
Jen felt snowed under after her philandering husband left her with a small child and a broken heart. But things would soon get worse. An unimaginable attack was followed by an unwanted pregnancy. Every night she cried for relief, but the answer she got was not what she expected. Instead of throwing away new life, she was persuaded to consider it a gift under any circumstances. Now, 17 years later, she knows that God sent his angels
and an innocent child to heal her life.
Read: Jen's Gift From God
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