Lessons Learned on the Journey

The Wonderful "Smallness" of Christmas

When we first moved to Hungary in 1996, we shopped in small local stores. Over the years, however, "megastores" and malls popped up around the city. These changes reflected the notion that…

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Growing in Child-Likeness: Full of Joy and Wonder

The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust Him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving. Psalm 28:7 NLT …

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Growing in Child-Likeness: Devoted to Family

Be devoted to one another in brotherly love, give preference to one another in honor. Romans 12:10 NASB …

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Growing in Child-Likeness: Gratitude

Where has my thankfulness for the simple gifts of life gone? Where is my childlike gratitude? As I have "matured," a mindset of entitlement has emerged that diminishes my sense of…

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Growing in Child-Likeness: Safe and Secure

We know that God's children do not make a practice of sinning, for God's Son holds them securely, and the evil one cannot touch them. We know that we are the children of God and the world…

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Growing in Child-Likeness - Protecting My Heart

Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God's place in your hearts. 1 John 5:21 NLT …

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Growing in Child-Likeness - I Must Change

And He said, "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the Kingdom of God. Matthew 18:3 NIV …

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A Child of God - What Does That Mean?

Yet to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12 NIV …

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And This is Love: Keeping God's Commandments

The Great Commandment calls me to love God with all my heart, soul, strength, and mind, and to love others as I love myself. What is the best way to love God? The apostle John says, …

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And This Is Love: Pray

Loving and caring for my brothers and sisters sometimes requires helping to meet needs: physical, emotional, financial, and sometimes spiritual. At the heart of many spiritual challenges is the issue…

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