Family Devotion: Turkey Busters 2

TB2This is Part Two of a seven-part series leading up to Thanksgiving.  Here’s Part One if you need to catch up.  Sign up to receive Turkey Busters sent straight to your inbox.

Verse to Remember:  Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. – Psalm 100:4 (NIrV)

Big Idea: I need to take time to thank God.

Have you ever forgotten to do something important? Was it something for school or a chore around the house? Maybe you owed someone money and forgot to pay them back.

It’s easy to forget things that matter when we’re busy or distracted. That’s what happened to a group of men who met Jesus.
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Holiday Road Episode 6: True Colors

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One of my favorite parts about autumn is the changing colors of the trees.   If you take a closer look at this process, you’ll see that God has hard-wired into creation a beautiful picture of the spiritual life.

In today’s episode we’ll take a look at how and why the leaves change color and what the Bible has to say about how God works through the hard stuff in life.

Listen on iTunes.

For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long.  Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! – 2 Cor 4:17 (NLT)

If you want to learn more about the science behind the changing fall colors, you can read more about that here and here.

For more fall-themed devotions, check out my book, Tales from the Leaf Pile, available on Amazon in paperback or ebook.

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Holiday Road Episode 5: Finding the Perfect Pumpkin

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In today’s episode we’ll talk about how a trip to the pumpkin patch with a couple of preschoolers can teach you a lot about the grace of God.  If you’ve ever felt left out, overlooked or abandoned, this is a story you need to hear.

You can listen here in iTunes.

Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. – Ephesians 1:4-5 (NLT)

You did not choose me, but I chose you. – John 15:16a (NIV)

For more fall-themed devotions, check out my book, Tales from the Leaf Pile, available on Amazon in paperback or ebook.

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