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A Site For Single Dads & Moms Raising Daughters!

Posted by Scott on February 3, 2008

Growing in Grace-site for your daughters

 I wanted to let you know about a new online magazine for girls.  Growing in Grace is just getting off the ground and I think they are off to a great start.  I have included their own description of their ministry below.  I’m excited about this.  I think it is so important to not just teach our girls truth but to live it out daily and this group of moms are doing just that.  They are taking their passions & desires and sharing it with you and your daughters.  Their website is full of great articles geared towards women of all ages.  Go over to Growing in Grace & check them out!


From their site…

 Welcome to Growing in Grace Magazine! We are a mother-daughter ministry publication that desires to bring encouragement to relationships in the lives of women of all ages. Our most treasured and valued relationship is with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. When we have our relationship with Him in it’s proper place, then all our other relationships can be blessed by Him. The Bible says that there is none righteous, no not one. Praise the Lord for His saving grace. He freely gives us His grace, knowing full well that we are not perfect. Our relationships will never be perfect, but as we are ‘Growing in Grace’ we will see His love and mercy abound as we strive to live in that grace.

2 Peter 3:18, “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.” (KJV)


-Scott Bailey 2008

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Guest Post by Dana Bailey…Joyful in Hope!

Posted by Scott on January 29, 2008

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction & faithful in prayer”. Romans 12:12


I read this verse a long time ago and while I really liked it & stuck it to my bathroom mirror to remember, I didn’t completely understand the first phrase, “be joyful in hope”.  The rest of the verse made perfect sense to me, but this first part was a little more difficult.  I felt like it would require more of me possibly than the later two statements.  I understood what it would take to me patent in affliction and faithful in prayer; but joyful in hope?

I began looking up the meaning for the words joyful & hope.  I really like doing this because there are so many times that I think I know what a verse means until I begin to search out the roots of the word.  I found this definition of joy.

  • Joy; “Happiness over an unanticipated or present good.”  

Joy is in the root of rejoicing which is how the Geneva and the King James both translate the Greek text to say.  And here is the definition of hope that I found.

  •  Hope ; “To trust in, wait for, look for, or desire something or someone; or to expect something beneficial in the future.”

So, according to these two definitions I am to be happy or cheerful as I trust in and wait for the Lord to do something outstanding in my life.  That sounds all good and biblical, but not very realistic to me.  If my life is falling apart, how am I to be happy?  How can I be happy that my life is falling apart?  (My life is not falling apart by the way; I just think it is sometimes)  Here is what I have come to realize about this part of the verse.  God NEVER expects me be happy that I am experiencing difficulties.  He’s not even happy that I am experiencing them.  What I am  to be happy or joyful about is…(for the rest of this post click here).  By Dana Bailey

-Scott Bailey 2008

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-Do You Have an Ebenezer?

Posted by Scott on October 16, 2007

ebenezer.jpgDo you have an Ebenezer?

ByDana Bailey



Do you know the old hymn, “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing“?  It has always been one of my favorites, but there was something in the second verse that I just didn’t get, but never really questioned until recently. 

The second verse says, ” Here I raise mine Ebenezer; Hither by they help I’m come…”

So, I wondered what is an “Ebenezer”?  Well, I googled it, found out & was really excited by what I found.

For the rest of this story you can go to Living Stones 4 Moms!

This post is one from my wife’s site.  She is a terrific writer and encourager to moms.  So, dads, if you have a wife that may be discouraged about her mothering role or life in general you can refer her to www.LivingStones4Moms.com and I think she will find refreshing there.

-Scott Bailey (c) 2007

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