Be Strong and Courageous!

Haven’t I commanded you: be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.  Joshua 1:9 (HCSB)

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As many of us in Alabama begin a new school year today, I pray that my son has that verse on his heart. We’ve memorized the verse in two seasons of Upward basketball, and we studied it in Sunday school this past year.  I know that he knows the verse.  I pray that he lives it in school. I pray that your children do as well. I pray that through their behavior, their words, their actions, and their decisions that they are living testimonies for Christ. I pray that they are salt and light, and that their influence changes lives.

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