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A great post I had to share from Dr. Watson on Fathers.com On this Father’s Day weekend I have a gift for you…a gift of words, beginning with some validation and encouragement, then ending with a challenge. As a father, you no doubt have a lot of weight on your shoulders and I’m guessing that you often feel overwhelmed with all...
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After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words. —1 THESSALONIANS 4:17–18 (NIV)   THE SIGN READ: Stay Three Feet from Fence....
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“I have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten your commands.”  Psalm 119:176 (NIV).  Do you ever find yourself slightly alienated from God wondering how you can trust God better? Our daughter’s pet helped me understand how easy it was to go astray. “Stop it!” my young daughter scolded....
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A small peek into my recent mission trip to Spain. The pungent order of cow manure fills the air as travelers walk the Camino de Santiago (the Way of Saint James) past dairy farmhouses toward a hostel named La Fuente del Peregrino. The name means The Pilgrim’s Fountain, and it’s just one of many hostels...
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“Therefore, be imitators of God as dear children.” Ephesians 5:1 (NKJV) The other day I got so mad at my teenager that I cussed. Should Christians cuss? No. Yet I hear believers all the time say words that are not glorifying to God nor do they represent an example of Christ to the world. If you know anything...
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“If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.” John 15:19 (NIV) I sometimes struggle with acceptance. Especially as a Christian who stands up for my...
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Hello all. You may have noticed the content here and on my “Every Single Parent” Facebook site has been evolving from a site just for single parents into my Author Page. The name will be changing from “Every Single Parent” to “Tez Brooks.” Why? Because as a writer/author my reach is expanding from the small...
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Available now from Guideposts: All God’s Creatures features devotions about animals from multiple writers, including several from Tez Brooks. Order your copy today, just in time for Easter. DEEPEN YOUR FAITH  Animals are God’s gift to humans. They are instruments of His Grace blessed with a special gift for comforting us when we are down, filling...
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Each holiday can be hard for parents of prodigals in its own unique way. Our minds wander over the past. Memories from when our children were young and innocent flood our thoughts.  You can still see your adorable little girl in her Easter outfit with brand new shoes and ruffled socks. Her impish grin could...
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“Pick up your jacket and clean your bathroom!” I called from the kitchen. I was ticked as I cleaned the mess my teen had left after they made their own pancakes. The batter was everywhere (even the walls) and the dirty dishes looked like they had just fed an army. Why does it take 4 pans...
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