Author Archives: Kathy Widenhouse

Born This Day: Every Child Has a God-Ordained Destiny

For You From The Word Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. (Luke 2:11) For You To Think About A mother looks down at her newborn. What will that … Continue reading

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Advent, Week 4: Peace on Earth Is One-Sided … Thankfully

For You From The Word Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace to men. (Luke 2:14, NIV) For You To Think About Advent, meaning “coming” or “appearance,” is the season leading up to Christmas. It’s a time … Continue reading

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Advent: You May Not Be an Angel, But You Can Be a Messenger

For You From The Word The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy.” (Luke 2:10, NIV) For You To Think About Advent, meaning “coming” or “appearance,” is the season leading up … Continue reading

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Maternity Homes: A Safe Haven for Pregnant Women

For You From The Word I was a stranger and you invited me in. (Matthew 25:35) For You To Think About In 1882, wealthy New Yorker Charles Crittenton lost his 4-year-old daughter Florence to scarlet fever.  The tragedy moved him … Continue reading

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Mary’s First Response Eclipsed By What She Did Next

For You From The Word The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” Mary was greatly troubled at his words. (Luke 1:28-29) For You To Think About It can be … Continue reading

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What To Do When Pregnancy Is a Surprise

For You From The Word “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.” (Luke 1:38) For You To Think About Mary was surprised when she discovered she was to bear the Christ … Continue reading

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Advent: God Uses YOU to Reflect His Love

For You From The Word The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel – which means, “God with us.” (Matthew 1:23, NIV) For You To Think About Advent, meaning … Continue reading

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Advent: Hope Is Real. Pregnant Women Can Have It.

For You From The Word “‘The days are coming,’ declares the LORD, ‘when I will fulfill the gracious promise I made to the house of Israel and to the house of Judah.’” (Jeremiah 33:14, NIV) For You To Think About … Continue reading

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Be a Hero: Modern-Day Moms Need Mangers, Too

For You From The Word She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. (Luke 2:7) For You To Think About Today’s romanticized accounts of Christ’s birth paint … Continue reading

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Choosing Life: She Said Yes When She Had 3 Reasons to Say No

For You From The Word Mary was greatly troubled … But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son.” (Luke 1:29-31) … Continue reading

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