Monday, June 29, 2015

John 15:13 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (6/30/2015)...

The American flag is an enduring symbol of liberty, democracy, and justice... Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it, and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our nation's founders and heroes. As the ultimate icon of America's storied history, the Stars and Stripes represent the very best of this nation.
- Joe Barton

John 15:13 (NLT) There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Nehemiah 4:14 (NLT)..,

FROM TODAY'S READING (6/29/2015)...

"It was my duty to shoot the enemy, and I don't regret it. My regrets are for the people I couldn't save: Marines, soldiers, buddies. I'm not naive, and I don't romanticize war. The worst moments of my life have come as a SEAL. But I can stand before God with a clear conscience about doing my job."

- Chris Kyle

Nehemiah 4:14 (NLT) Then as I looked over the situation, I called together the nobles and the rest of the people and said to them, “Don’t be afraid of the enemy! Remember the Lord, who is great and glorious, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes!” 


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Psalm 33:12 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (6/26/2015)...

"When we view the blessings with which our country has been favored, those which we now enjoy, and the means which we possess of handing them down unimpaired to our latest posterity, our attention is irresistibly drawn to the source from whence they flow. Let us then, unite in offering our most grateful acknowledgments for these blessings to the Divine Author of All Good."
- James Monroe (5th US President)

Psalm 33:12 (ESV) Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage! 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Luke 10:20 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (6/25/2015)...

"A watchful eye must be kept on ourselves lest while we are building ideal monuments of Renown and Bliss here we neglect to have our names enrolled in the Annals of Heaven."
- James Madison (4th US President)

Luke 10:20 (NLT) But don’t rejoice because evil spirits obey you; rejoice because your names are registered in heaven.” 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

1 Peter 2:16 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (6/24/2015)...

"And as it is our duty to extend our wishes to the happiness of the great family of man, I conceive that we cannot better express ourselves than by humbly supplicating the Supreme Ruler of the world that the rod of tyrants may be broken to pieces, and the oppressed made free again; that wars may cease in all the earth, and that the confusions that are and have been among nations may be overruled by promoting and speedily bringing on that holy and happy period when the kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ may be everywhere established, and all people everywhere willingly bow to the sceptre of Him who is Prince of Peace."

- Samuel Adams (US Founding Father; Mass. Governor)

1 Peter 2:16-17 (NLT) For you are free, yet you are God’s slaves, so don’t use your freedom as an excuse to do evil. Respect everyone, and love the family of believers. Fear God, and respect the king. 


Monday, June 22, 2015

2 Corinthians 3:17 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (6/22/2015)...

"God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever; That a revolution of the wheel of fortune, a change of situation, is among possible events; that it may become probable by Supernatural influence! The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in that event."
- Thomas Jefferson (3rd US President)

Galatians 5:13 (NLT) For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Galatians 5:13 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (6/22/2015)...

"God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever; That a revolution of the wheel of fortune, a change of situation, is among possible events; that it may become probable by Supernatural influence! The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in that event."
- Thomas Jefferson (3rd US President)

Galatians 5:13 (NLT) For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Proverbs 10:1 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (6/19/2015)...

"It is a wise father who knows his child.  But maybe it's a very wise child who takes time to know his father."
- Anonymous

Proverbs 10:1 (NLT) ...A wise child brings joy to a father...

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Psalm 103:13 (NLT)..,

FROM TODAY'S READING (6/18/2015)...

A Father's Love

A father is respected because
He gives his children leadership...
Appreciated because
He gives his children care...
Valued because
He gives his children time...
Loved because
He gives his children the one thing
They treasure most - himself. 

- Unknown

Psalms 103:13 (NLT) The LORD is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Genesis 5:1-2 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (6/17/2015)...

START OF THE HUMAN RACE

A little girl asked her mother, "How did the human race start?"

The mother answered, "God made Adam and Eve and they had children, and so all mankind was made."

Two days later, the girl asked her father the same question. The father answered, "Many years ago, there were monkeys from which the human race evolved."

The confused girl returned to her mother and said, "Mom, how is it possible that you told me the human race was created by God, and Dad said they developed from monkeys?"

The mother answered, "Well, dear, it is very simple. I told you about my side of the family and your father told you about his."

Genesis 5:1-2 (NLT) This is the written account of the descendants of Adam. When God created human beings, he made them to be like himself. He created them male and female, and he blessed them and called them “human.” 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Proverbs 10:9, 11 (NIV)..,

FROM TODAY'S READING (6/15/2015)...

"A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society."
- Billy Graham

Proverbs 10:9, 11 (NIV) Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out...The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence. 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Psalm 144:12 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (6/12/2015)...

WORDS OF WISDOM FROM DAD...TO DAUGHTERS...

- I knew how to cook when I was your age, young lady!
- You're not leaving my house dressed like that!
- Seriously?!
- You can forget about that right now!
- Who is that guy? I don't like him.
- He's wearing more jewelry than you are!
- I love ya, darlin. 
- You will always be my little girl.

Psalms 144:12 (NLT) May our sons flourish in their youth like well-nurtured plants. May our daughters be like graceful pillars, carved to beautify a palace. 

Proverbs 31:30-31 (NLT) Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the LORD will be greatly praised. Reward her for all she has done. Let her deeds publicly declare her praise. 

Proverbs 23:22 (NLT) Listen to your father, who gave you life, and don’t despise your mother when she is old. 

Proverbs 4:1-4 (NIV)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (6/11/2015)...

WORDS OF WISDOM FROM DAD...TO SONS...

- Don't worry...it's only blood.
- You call that a haircut?
- What's so funny? Wipe that smile off your face.
- If I've told you one, I've told you a thousand times.
- You want something to do? I'll give you something to do.
- Eat it. It will grow hair on your chest.
- Sit up straight.
- take those things out of your ears.
- I love you son.

Proverbs 4:1-4 (NIV) Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding. I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching. For I too was a son to my father, still tender, and cherished by my mother. Then he taught me, and he said to me, Take hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands, and you will live. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Proverbs 12:14-15 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (6/10/2015)...

WORDS OF WISDOM FROM DAD...

We're not lost. I just won't know where we are.
As long as you live under my roof, you'll live by my rules!
I'll tell you why. Because I said so. That's why.
I'm not sleeping. I'm watching that channel.
Back when I was your age...

Proverbs 12:14-15 (NLT) Wise words bring many benefits, and hard work brings rewards. Fools think their own way is right, but the wise listen to others. 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Proverbs 18:15 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (6/9/2015)...

WORDS OF WISDOM FROM DAD...

- If you're gonna be dumb, ya gotta be tough.
- It's hard to be good, and easy to be bad.
- Turn those lights out. Do you think I'm made of money?
- Who said life is supposed to be fair?!
- Whadda ya think I am, a bank?
- You didn't beat me, I let you win.
- This will hurt you more than it hurts you.

Proverbs 18:15 (NLT) Intelligent people are always ready to learn. Their ears are open for knowledge. 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Proverbs 19:20 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (6/8/2015)...

WORDS OF WISDOM FROM DAD...

- Don't ask me, ask your mother.
- Throw some dirt on it.
- Don't forget to check your oil.
- You're gonna like it whether you like it or not.
- If your friend jumped off a bridge would you?
- Don't look at me in that tone of voice.
- Wipe your feet.
- Don't make me stop the car.
- Act your age.
- Just wait until I get you home.
- Be home early.
- Here I taught you everything I know, and you still don't know nothing!

Proverbs 19:20 (NLT) Get all the advice and instruction you can, so you will be wise the rest of your life. 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Psalm 127:3-5 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (6/5/2015)...

"I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich."
Colonel Potter (MASH)

Psalms 127:3-5 (NLT) Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him. Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands. How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them!...

Psalms 128:1-4 (NLT)  How joyful are those who fear the LORD — all who follow his ways! You will enjoy the fruit of your labor. How joyful and prosperous you will be! Your wife will be like a fruitful grapevine, flourishing within your home. Your children will be like vigorous young olive trees as they sit around your table. That is the LORD’s blessing for those who fear him. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Proverbs 1:7-9 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (6/4/2015)...

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain

Proverbs 1:7-9 (NLT) Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. My child, listen when your father corrects you. Don’t neglect your mother’s instruction. What you learn from them will crown you with grace and be a chain of honor around your neck. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Proverbs 17:6 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (6/3/2015)...

A little girl was sitting on her grandfather's lap as he read her a bedtime story. From time to time, she would take her eyes off the book and reach up to touch his wrinkled cheek.  She was alternately stroking her own cheek, then his again. Finally she spoke up, "Grandpa, did God make you?" 

"Yes, sweetheart," he answered, "God made me a long time ago."

"Oh," she paused, "grandpa, did God make me too?"

"Yes, indeed, honey," he said, "God made you just a little while ago."


Feeling their respective faces again, she observed, "God's getting better at it, isn't he?"


Proverbs 17:6 (NLT) Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged; parents are the pride of their children. 


Monday, June 1, 2015

Proverbs 22:6 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (6/2/2015)...

Letter from son in school to dad at home...

Dear Dad,
$chool i$ really great. I am making lot$ of friend$ and $tudying very hard. With all my $tuff, I $imply can't think of anything I need, $o if you would like, you can ju$t $end me a card, a$ I would love to hear from you.
Love,
Your $on.

A week later..... a letter from "home"

Dear Son,
I kNOw that astroNOmy, ecoNOmics, and oceaNOgraphy are eNOugh to keep even an hoNOr student busy. Do NOt forget that the pursuit of kNOwledge is a NOble task, and you can never study eNOugh.
Love,
Dad

Proverbs 22:6 (NLT) Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.