Are you facing financial challenges today? Maybe all you can see is red ink and no sign of multiplication in your future.
Let me remind you that God is your source, and He is a good one. He won’t withhold any good thing from you (Ps. 84:11).
Years ago, when I pressed into God's Word about provision, this truth went down into my heart. As a result, in the years after my first husband died God did more to prosper me and my children than I ever could have imagined.
Don’t look only to natural sources for your provision. Keep your eyes on your God who multiplies.
DOES GOD PUT TROUBLE ON US?
Are you sick, or know some who is?
Maybe you’ve heard people say, “God’s put this trouble/trial/sickness on you to teach you something.” Or maybe someone’s well-meaning advice went like this: “God has allowed this trouble/trial/sickness to come upon you to help you grow.”
Neither statement is true. It may sound spiritual to say something like that, but it is wrong. Remember, God never changes and He is always good. This is so important to understand.
NOVEMBER 2014 - Our biggest news this month is the surprise early arrival of our granddaughter! Dixie Lynn Marie was born (9 weeks early!) in Tulsa on October 30, weighing 4 lbs, 6 oz. She's still in hospital but is doing very well, as are her parents Ryan & Tara Jensen. We're so excited that she's here!
We've also been enjoying the amazing autumn weather here, and recently took a trip to Stillwater (Minnesota's oldest city) to visit the Harvest Festival. Some of these pumpkins weighed more than a ton!
OCTOBER 2014 - In early September we took a trip to Oregon and Idaho to visit family & friends, and to minister. We had a great time! We did a lot of visiting and touristing and ended the 8-day journey with a BSU football game in Boise with Josh & Jacqueline (son and daughter-in-law, pictured here). The weather was perfect, and the Broncos won! It was Bob's first Boise State game, and I think we made him a fan (it was probably the Smurf Turf that did it - lol).
SEPTEMBER 2014 - The summer has been beautiful here in Minnesota and we continue to get out and about, adding "firsts' to the lists in my new home state. In August we went to my first Twins game at the beautiful Target Stadium in downtown Minnespolis -- and the Twins won!
As September arrives we are headed for Oregon and Idaho to minister and see family -- more about that next month!
AUGUST 2014 - In July we were blessed to attend the Christian United For Israel (CUFI) Summit in Washington, D.C. Then, since I'd never been to D.C. before, we took a couple extra days to see the sites. What an amazing city -- so much history! Here we are at the Lincoln memorial which looks out to the Washington Monument.
On August first I finished my second book ("How to Make the Right Decision Every Time") and sent it off to my publisher, Charisma House. It's due to be released in January of 2015. We're pretty excited about this one!
We just finished your DVD series "Parenting with Purpose" and it has changed our lives! My husband and I are implementing and learning new things every day! I’m truly enjoying my children for the first time in a really long time -- a lot of the pressure about being a "perfect parent" has been lifted because no such thing exists. I find comfort in knowing that all the answers I need to help me be a better parent are in God’s word! Thank you for sharing this knowledge with us!
L.L. - Wilmington, Ohio
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