Tag: Family

Dec 10

The Town

Scripture Reading Micah 5:2 Bethlehem Ephrathah, you are small among the clans of Judah; One will come from you to be ruler over Israel for Me. His origin is from antiquity, from eternity. Devotion The Messiah will come from Bethlehem. Bethlehem, the smallest, will bring forth the Savior. Isn’t it good to know that in God’s economy the very small can …

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Aug 20

We are here. He is there. God is with us.

The biggest transition I have experienced in a long time. My oldest is now at college. He is no longer home. I don’t know when he gets home, when he sleeps, does his homework, or anything else. I know he was growing up anyway and he was beginning to make more and more decisions on …

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Jul 29

I Love Youth Camp

I love youth camp. I have been to youth camp as a youth, as a counselor and as a youth minister. I have served at youth camps. I have planned youth camps. Now, my kids go to youth camp. I love youth camp. This past week, my kids experienced youth camp through the State Convention …

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Jul 05

Shamburger Kids On Mission

TJ, Josh and Sarah have already embarked on a great summer of service. TJ assisted with Music in Theatre Camp and also co-directed one of the kid’s shows. Josh assisted his Dad as they led the “Dressing Room” station. This was the Bible Story area, Josh and Tim also directed a play. Sarah assisted in …

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Nov 26

How to use Advent Devotions? 

In the next month I will be posting daily devotions related to Advent. How can you use them? The best answer is  – any way you wish! Many people like to use devotions alongside the “Advent Wreath” and candles. Traditionally, an advent wreath has four candles on the outside and one in the middle. Those …

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Nov 22

Giving Thanks

The list can go on and on and on. Thank you God for the many blessings you have provided for me. My Lord. My Wife (the best one!). My Kids (the best ones!). My jobs (though they be many). My ministry. God’s blessings continue. I am so grateful for a God who directs, provides and …

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Sep 12

Praise the Lord

Last week, the Lord blessed me with a Substitute Teaching job each of the available four days of school! I have 3 1/2 more days scheduled this month. Thank you so much for those who have been praying! God also blessed Debbie with a raise at her job because of the great work she has …

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Aug 24

New School Year

Wow. The new school year is upon us. I remember thinking years ago that one day i would have three kids in high school at the same time. Well, that day has come. I am so proud of all my kids and look forward to what this year brings. They have all served Christ well …

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May 18

Family Corner by Debbie for May 2011

Wow!  April was a busy month! Tim, TJ and Josh visited 2 colleges.  Pray for TJ and Josh as they determine God’s plan for their future. Part of that plan includes Advanced Placement exams they take in May. TJ has begun rehearsals for the next production at 82nd Street Theatre, portraying Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice. Josh’s Baseball team …

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May 18

Family Corner by Debbie for April 2011

It’s April!!  April brings showers, so the saying goes.  This brings to my mind the old hymn and the verse from Ezekiel 34:26 which says, “There shall be showers of blessing”.  What a wonderful promise!  I think I’ll be singing that this month instead of focusing on rain (or snow!) showers.  Speaking of showers, we will …

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