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“Great Day” Wednesday 06/28/2017

Our children’s destiny is in our hands.
What we teach them and the way they’re brought-up will determine their fates and fortunes.
If there’s to be any hope for this world, it’s essential that we steer them in the right direction until they’re mature enough to think, reason, and act responsibly.
The writer of Proverbs puts it this way; “Listen my son, and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path. There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.”  .

A recommended song to accompany this devotion is Children Of The World” by Amy Grant.
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“Great Day Presents” Week Of 06/25/2017- 07/01/2017

The Chapel Quotes

We must make the most out of every opportunity. When it comes to working with the new generation we only get one chance.”

“Today we have the wealthiest generation of all time, the most affluent, most privileged, most opportune, and yet we are the most unhappy. We as a culture are less happy then we have ever been, yet we have more.”

“Joy and pursuing joy is a safeguard for life. Happiness leads to success, it doesn’t follow success, it’s not born by success. Happiness is the mother to success. If we align ourselves with God’s purpose and will for our life, then success comes out of a heart that finds it’s joy in the Lord, and not a heart that finds it’s joy in income or opportunity or power or pleasure or prestige.”

“Four things we cannot change; our genes, our past, most of our circumstances, and other people. The one thing that we can change is our self. We can change how we respond to what happens to us in life. We make two mistakes; trying to change things that we can’t, and not trying to change things that we can.”

“We have two primary Spiritual responses that are negative; one is doubts, the other is anger. If God hasn’t come in and rescued you, adopt the philosophy of gratitude. Find thing’s you’re thankful for. Focus on your life’s purpose. Every time something bad happens God uses it to fulfil your life’s purpose. Don’t confuse that with your employment or your relationships. We should only be discouraged when our life purpose is threatened.”

“Every one of us should be saying; ‘I’m an alien, I’m a foreigner, I’m a stranger. Take this world but give me Jesus, this is not where I belong. We have hurts, disappointments and diseases that won’t be made right until heaven.”

“Follow the formula; think, do, feel. The order is everything. If you want to find joy in your life, it’s thinking built on God’s Word (the principles of Scripture), obey God’s Word, and the joy of Christ multiplies in our life. We find our joy in the Lord, not in the goodness of life. We receive the goodness of life and we trust God in the hard days.”

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“Christian Stylings In Ivory” by composer-musician Don Krueger Week of 06/25/17

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Devotion 06/25/2017
Our Devotion: “Why Settle?” by Sara D. Kicinski of Carmel, Indiana, a professional writing major at Taylor University and book reviewer for Church Libraries.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”  James 1:17 (NIV)

As I approached the end of the table reserved for desserts, it was obvious that someone had forgotten to make assignments for food that week.  As a result, there had been five different salads at my little church’s traditional Sunday evening pitch-in dinner, and the sole dessert offering was a box of store-bought chocolate chip cookies encased in a crinkly tin-foil package. 

Driven by my craving for chocolate, I peeled back the wrapper and grabbed a handful of cookies.  Just as I was about to pop one in my mouth, someone slid a new plate onto the table.  “I’m running late tonight,” Mrs. Gibson apologized.  “These just came out of the oven.”

My teenage brother swooped in front of me and expertly selected the gooiest, warmest, most chocolate-chip-packed of the fresh-baked cookies.  He shrugged at me when he saw my stack of store-bought snacks.  “I’d put them back,” he offered when he saw my disappointed expression. “These are so much better.  I’m not about to settle!”

Book Review 06/28/2017
This Book Review comes from Chrysa Keenon of Huntington, Indiana, a professional writing major at Taylor University.

In His Eyes
By Stephenia H. McGee
By the Vine Press, PB, 341 pages

In the wake of the days after the end of the Civil War, young Ella Whitaker saves the life of a stranger’s newborn, but she must leave her home in order to find someone to take care of the child. She masquerades her way onto a plantation by pretending to be the wife of its owner, Westley Remington, a supposedly dead Union Army major, and she pretends the baby is hers by this officer. But when Westley reappears at the plantation in good health, they must keep up the lie, or else have Ella will be sent away in disgrace and the Union Army may be able to confiscate the plantation was war booty and tax liens.

The story has twists and turns as false identifies are revealed, supposedly dead soldiers come home alive, and love arises in unexpected circumstances.  The book is historically accurate, thoroughly engaging, often humorous, and continually engaging.  I enjoyed it, and all fans of historical fiction will, too.

Although not a religious book, per se, the author weaves virtues and good behavior seamlessly into the story to shape the dynamics of the characters without forcing an issue with faith. Though the characters face hardship, their values of faith, hope, and love carry them through their trials.

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