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For dad only:
Building Gold, Silver, Precious Stones
You, Dad, are building a home on the foundation of Jesus Christ. What you build on that foundation can be worthless or eternal.
For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. (1 Corinthians 3:11-13)
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For dad only, devotional about contention and strife, see below for story teaching boys courage and bravery:
The Cross vs. the Rod
Do your kids boss each other around? Do they tattle on each other? Do they nag one another or point out each other’s faults? That what this family devotional’s about. Contention is a symptom of a greater problem.
I was in a car wreck once because I failed to yield when turning left at a green light. I was talking on the phone to someone about my youngest child who was at death’s door, in the hospital. After … → Read More: Mystery (2 of 3): Dissappearing Rusty
For dad only:
The Lightning Rod
While helping homeschool my kids, I learned that my thinking was wrong about electricity. I want to apply it to life in this devotional about contention and fighting in the home. I always thought electricity flowed from positive to negative. Instead, it flows from negative to positive.
Lightning strikes from the ground to the clouds, they tell us, because earth builds up a negative charge which is attracted to the positive charge on the bottom side of the clouds. This negative charge builds up by friction.
Lightning rods, then, or buildings with metal roofs, … → Read More: Mystery (1 of 3): Dissapearing Aunt