Archives for November 2008

Family Ties

I have been very blessed throughout my life. I have a mother who loves me and siblings who I actually enjoy being around. I was born in a country where I have freedom to attend church and share my beliefs. I have no fear of being beaten because I’m a woman, and I have the opportunity to receive a good education. There is so much in my life that I don’t deserve and I try to spend every day being continually thankful for it.

I have also had my fair share of tragedy and suffering in my lifetime. My family has been hurt by someone we should have been able to trust, and some bad decisions have been made as the result. This brings me to the point of this article. Even though we are Christians, we are not guaranteed a perfect, easy life, but what we are guaranteed is the constant presence and love of God (Matt. 5:45).

When tragedy struck my family, my grandparents gave me a small foot-shaped keychain with words that I could never forget. It is a famous poem that many people have heard and it is written in many different versions, but the one I have always known goes something like this, “Lord, you said once I decided to follow you we would walk side by side through life. But when I needed you most I only saw one set of footprints in the sand.’ The Lord replied, ‘I love you and I would never leave you during your times of trial and suffering. When you saw only one set of footprints in the sand, it was then that I carried you.’” (Mary Stevenson, 1984)

These few sentences have stayed with me since the young age of six and have often reminded me where to turn. God is there whenever we need Him and gives us exactly what we need when it’s needed––just like He did when He put it on my grandparents’ hearts to buy me that keychain (Phil. 4:6-7). Because God knew that I would need it in my life and that it would help me press on through the hard stuff.

There have been times when I foolishly chose to pull away from God rather than strive to be closer and I always ended up regretting it (Romans 12:12).  So as a Christian I would have to say that when things are not going the way you have planned in your mind just remember God will take care of you and something good can come from it if you choose to let it (James 1:2-4).

Don’t be afraid to be confused or angry about the sad things that happen in your life, but do always remember that God doesn’t want you to be hurt or upset and He will help you get through it. God never leaves us, and when we work diligently at our relationship with Him we can become exactly what He designed us to be!

Shelby Garrett

Shelby Garrett

Does Weight Matter?

I can never get a guy to even look at me because I’m big!!!!!!!!!! How do I find a guy that won’t mind my weight?

I Samuel 16:7 “…The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

Do you have a criterion when looking for a guy to date? Does he have to be taller than you? Does he have to have a Master’s degree? Does he have to be physically fit? You may have said yes to all of these things, or perhaps you don’t require any of them. Whether you do or not, most of us have a list of things we want in a partner and things we do not want. Sometimes that list consists of things that don’t matter, like hair color, but most of that list consists of things that have some sort of rationale. For example, girls often want a guy that is bigger than them so that they look and feel smaller. A girl might want a guy with a Master’s degree because to her that translates as security; or she might want a guy who is physically fit because it insinuates that the guy is energetic and enthusiastic, which translates as success.

Guys have lists in mind too, and sometimes, as unfair as it is, appearance is high on that list. Fortunately, the more mature a person becomes, the more they will look for what makes a relationship work and less at what does not matter; and you will recognize maturity when a person makes appropriate and thoughtful choices. It might be fun to hang out with a supermodel for a day or two, or sporadically, but looks alone will not make a relationship strong and healthy. First Samuel 16:7 says: “…The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” We often care more about the outside of a person than the inside, and this verse implies that it should not be this way. We should strive to be more like God and look at the heart and less at appearances.

Sometimes being big is just who we are. It might be a matter of genetics, or maybe you are just taller than most girls and there is no amount of dieting that will change that. But sometimes being big is a symptom of underlying issues. There is something here that is more important than worrying about guys not looking at you because you are “big.” Do you like who you are, regardless of your size? There are days when you may not like who you are based on a bad decision, and there may be longer periods of time that you do not like yourself because of the people you surround yourself with, but as followers of Christ, we should like who we are. In the meantime, try to consider it a blessing when guys overlook you because you are big; they are focusing on the outside. It might sound nice to have lots of guys liking you, but the more people notice you, the more they could distract you. Your goal should not be to get as many guys as possible to stare at your body––regardless of your size. If you are looking for a meaningful relationship, then your goal should be to attract only the guys that care about you as a person, and vice versa. The way to attract them is with good character and self confidence.

The bottom line is that something has to change, and that can be scary, because change is one the hardest things a person can go through, especially when it involves changing self perception. In your case, you may have to change eating habits, exercise, or both, which means that you may have to change when and where you spend your time. However, the more essential and difficult change deals with your self-esteem, which is the culmination of the way you see yourself and how you think others see you. A real change of character requires a watershed moment. This is basically the moment when you decide in your heart that you are going to go through a transformation. The watershed moment leads to a crucible period, which is basically a much longer period of time that really tests who you are. For example, when people make their New Year’s resolutions they may have had a watershed moment. The next step, the crucible period, is spending the next six months or a year fulfilling that promise. Unfortunately, many people fail to stick to the commitment; in other words, they cannot endure the crucible. But this is where you are going to be different. You are going to love who you are and you are going to make any changes that are appropriate and reasonable. I did not say strive to become the prettiest girl is school, or the thinnest, but a person you are happy to be.

Being physically attractive or caring about your appearance is not inherently wrong; it is completely normal to want to be attractive. However, it should not supersede the humble pursuit of self-confidence, not to be mistaken for pride. Ask yourself if being big is something you can change, and if you are willing. Or is it something you cannot change? If it is something you can change and you want to, yet you do not, it may be perceived as weakness of character. If it is something you cannot change and you accept it and love who you are regardless, it will be perceived as strength of character, and quality guys will notice that.

The other day I caught a story on TV about a man who was confined to a bed; he could not move because he was so big. That is obviously unhealthy. However, there is a point when big does not mean unhealthy, or lazy, and of course, not unattractive. You have to decide if guys are not looking your way because you are big, or if they are not looking at you because you are self conscious about being big. One of the most unattractive things to a guy is insecurity; you have to figure out a way to love yourself if you have not already. People like people who like themselves. Understand that even thin girls can be viewed as unattractive if they are insecure. As funny as it might sound, try spending some time with yourself. Figure out who you are and realize all of your great qualities. Believe that you are valuable, and guys will start to believe it too.

– Mitch Ebie

If you have a question you’d like a guy’s opinion about, please let us know!

A Thanks-giving Tablecloth

I just started this project last year, and I think it’s a great addition to any Thanksgiving dinner table. Although I am making one with my two young sons, this can be done with all members of your family, and with any age, old and young.

  1. Purchase or find a simple tablecloth. I like inexpensive and solid. Do not get busy prints or textures, and stay away from things like lace, because that will distract from the beauty of the project.

  2. Lay the tablecloth on cardboard or paper so the paint will not bleed through to the table or floor.

  3. Use fabric paints or pens to write one thing you are thankful for. You can even draw a picture. Young  children can use paint on their hands to make a handprint turkey to include with their thankful idea (click on photo for example).  Don’t forget to include your name and the date on each person’s response!

  4. Let the tablecloth dry, and then add it to your dinner table! You can’t get a simpler holiday craft idea––and one that will have a special meaning to you and your family for years.

Don’t worry about filling up the tablecloth this year, because this is a project that will be added to each year, and the tablecloth will become filled as the years pass.

Future Project

Please send us photos of any jewelry or project you’ve made using hemp, so we can include them in our January 2009 article. Photos must be submitted no later than December 15, and remember that your name will be included with your photograph.

By Lisa Grimenstein

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Simple Things

When we think of November, Thanksgiving is what usually comes to mind. It’s a time for families to be together over a wonderful meal while being thankful for all of it. During this time of year, we’re reminded to be thankful, but do we really need a holiday to remind us? As Christians we should be most thankful for Christ dying on the cross for us, but also for simple things in life that we all take for granted. So, for this month’s top 10 I am making a list of the simple things in life that I take for granted, as do many of us. It is a list that will allow us all to think of the simple things in life and remember how blessed we are. Let’s continue to be thankful for all our blessings throughout the entire year.

The Top 10 Simple Things In Life We Forget to be Thankful For

10) Being allowed to make our own decisions. Yes, we are all young and most of the decisions about us are made by our parents, but we still get a choice in what we want to do with our future, how we want to live our lives, and who we are going to marry.

9) Technology. Even though it can allow us access to many negative things, it is amazing what technology enables us to do. We use it to talk to our friends and share and receive information. This magazine wouldn’t exist without technology.

8 ) School. Even though it’s a place most of us dread going, could you imagine life without it? Think of all the knowledge and experiences you get from just going to school each day––we wouldn’t be the same people without it.

7) Food. I know this one is kind of random, but it is part of thanksgiving and it is amazing. We are so lucky to able to experience all the different styles of food that we eat each day. There are many people in this world who eat the same thing for every meal. Most of us get to eat something different every day of the week. And how many of us have to go plant, harvest, or kill everything that we eat? We have the convenience of going to a single location within minutes to get almost anything we desire to eat, at almost any time of day.

6)Transportation. As a somewhat new driver, I love driving and being able to be on the go all the time. Imagine having to walk everywhere. A ten-minute drive to school could take you an hour to walk. Going on a vacation and being able to fly to the other side of the U.S. in just hours is amazing, and I know it is one of the things we forget about.

5) Indoor plumbing. Man, am I thankful for indoor plumbing. I don’t even want to imagine life without it.

4) Freedom. Women and men in history fought for the right of freedom which allows us to have a say in how our country is run, and allows everyone the chance to be treated as equal

3)Health. Most of us are blessed with health and functioning physical bodies.

2) Friends and family. These are the people who bless our lives and that are always there for us.

1) Christ’s love. Christ died for us so that we could spend eternity with Him. We have His spoken Word which we can read and study whenever we want. We can fellowship with others who love and obey Him.

By Kim Cook

Turkey Time

It’s “Turkey Time” again! Thanksgiving is here, and we all know what that means––turkey, turkey, and more turkey! This year we’re putting a twist on the classic favorites. God has blessed us so much, and we hope this Thanksgiving you will share your thankfulness with everyone. Reach out and help someone this Thanksgiving by baking a pie or delivering food baskets, or by letting your friends know how God has worked in your life this year and could work in theirs!

Cooking Tips

  • Don’t try to do everything yourself! If you’re in charge of Thanksgiving dinner this year, enlist help by offering to make the main dish, and ask guests to choose an item to prepare themselves. They can bring a side dish, drink, or dessert. If everybody brings something, there should be plenty to go around.

  • Help the host! Whether the meal is being prepared at your own home or someone else’s doesn’t matter. Even if you’re not in charge of the entire meal, offer to prepare a drink, side dish, or dessert to help. There are several easy and festive recipes posted below offering ideas of how you can serve.

  • Plan your meal in advance. Look over menu ideas and plan your menu early, so you have ample time to shop for ingredients. When looking over recipes, read the entire recipe before starting it, so you can make sure you have the ingredients and it’s a recipe you’re comfortable making. Take special note of prep time and total time so you know how much time to allow for cooking.

  • Cook within your skill level. All of us have different levels of cooking skills. If you’re an inexperienced cook, stick to simple recipes that will taste good, instead of trying an elaborate dish that you are uncomfortable making. Save the big experiments for later.

  • Clean the kitchen. Whatever you do, don’t leave your mess in the kitchen for your mom (or anybody else) to take care of. Take the time to clean up. This task will be much easier if you clean as you go, and as you’re waiting for things to cook or set.

  • Remember the reason. Remember that Thanksgiving is to celebrate being thankful for our family and friends. The food is a great bonus, but it shouldn’t be the entire focus of the day. Help cook and clean up so everyone can enjoy their day, and remember 2 Corinthians 9:11: “Being enriched in everything to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.”

    Holiday Menu Suggestions

    Veggies and Dip
    Cheese Balls
    Winter Salad

    Mocha Punch
    Ruby Punch
    OREO Mint Cocoa

    Main Dish

    Side Dishes
    Sweet Potatoes
    Corn Souffle
    Cranberry Fruit Basket

    Pumpkin Bars
    Pumpkin Pie
    Apple Pie
    Chocolate Dipped Delights

    By Alexia Hammonds and Davonne Parks

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Family Thanks

This month is a time when people are typically more expressive in their thankfulness for others. While we should always be expressing a heart of thanksgiving, it’s wonderful to live in a country that, while it often encourages discontent and greed, also dedicates a day to being thankful for what we have.

I know that many people grow up in families where there seems to be little to be thankful for; however, I hope that we can all recognize blessings, even amid serious struggles. First Thessalonians 5:18 encourages us to “give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

Below, several of our staff share some of the things they are thankful for in their families. Take this month (and every month) to reflect on your own blessings and express your thankfulness to those in your family.

We’re Thankful For…

I’ve had a lot to be thankful for this past year.  God has blessed our family tremendously.  I have a great immediate and Christian family.  We are all healthy and happy.  What more could you ask for!
––Nathan Parks

I am so thankful that I have parents who love me enough to tell me no. So many parents don’t care what their children do and don’t take the time to correct them. I have parents and grandparents who make rules but still had time to play with me as a child and who support me now in everything I do. I am blessed with a sister and a brother who were always there to keep me company as a child and who are here now for me to talk to whenever I need them. I am also grateful that we can get along enough to go on family vacations and grow even closer to each other.
––Rachel Conley

I’m thankful that my family loves being together, whether it’s doing a fun family activity, cleaning the house to loud music, or going on road trips.  We enjoy being in each other’s presence, and we don’t need an occasion!  I’m also thankful that my family respects one another’s need for time alone.  If one of us desires a break from everyone else, the other family members understand and happily work together to give the person in need time to themselves.  Since we’re all able to refresh ourselves separately, we are happier and able to fully appreciate our time spent together, playing and working with each other, and growing for God.
––Davonne Parks

Some of my fondest memories around Thanksgiving time is the day after Thanksgiving. While most people are out shopping in the crowded malls and shopping centers, my family was at home decorating for Christmas. We always ate red, green, and silver Hershey’s Kisses and other Christmas candy, turned on the holiday music, and decorated the tree and house for the Christmas season. It was an enjoyable time that drew us closer as a family. I’m thankful for those memories.
––Carol Gartman

From my childhood, I am thankful that my mom stayed at home with me and my two brothers. We were blessed to be financially able for her to do this. I loved the feel of her presence at home––cleaning, canning, or gardening. I have so many fond memories of us just spending time as a family at home. Now that I have my own family, I am thankful for a husband who loves his family more than his job. I am so thankful for two healthy boys who are growing and learning every day, while so many children are suffering from disability and illness. Most of all, I’m thankful to be a part of God’s family.
––Lisa Grimenstein

“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.” (Heb. 12:28)

(Compiled by Lisa Grimenstein)

A Heart of Thanksgiving

My grandmother was very dear to my heart. She was a wonderful Christian woman who lived her life to the fullest as God would want her to live. She wasn’t a rich woman as the world terms riches, but she was rich indeed. She found her reward or riches in her family and friends.

Mam-ma, as we grandchildren called her, would take turns with her sister inviting the preacher and his family over on Sunday afternoons to eat dinner with her, Pap-pa, and their four children. She was actually very poor but she still found ways to be hospitable to others.

Mam-ma once told me that even though she was poor, she always felt that what she had was good enough. She even said that she could have the president of the United States over for dinner and she would not be embarrassed by her meager home or unmatched dishes. Mam-ma was a truly thankful woman. She knew what mattered most in life.

When I was a young woman, raising my four children with a limited income, she taught me the importance of being thankful and content in all areas of my life. Mam-ma knew the true meaning of Philippians 4:11: “Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content.”

Her words of wisdom have held strong in my heart throughout all these years. One of her favorite sayings was, “half a loaf is better than none.” What she meant was to be thankful for what you have because your situation could be a lot worse.

One time while my children were very small, their father could not work due to an illness. We had no income at that time because I chose to stay at home to raise my children. Thanksgiving was just days away and we had little money for food, much less for a Thanksgiving meal.

Pride kept me from telling anyone that we didn’t have much food in the house. Somehow, a local church found out and donated four brown grocery bags full of food for our Thanksgiving dinner! As the two people delivered the groceries and set the bags down inside my front door, I cried and said a silent prayer thanking God for such kind and generous people.

Until you’re in a desperate situation like we were, it is difficult to understand the impact of the special kindness and love shown from other people. It touched my heart deeply and I continuously thanked God for looking out for us. How many times do we worry about things that God is already taking care of for us?

Matthew 6:25-34 is a great passage to read about God providing for us. Verses 31-34 say, “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘what shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”

If you’re ever in a situation where you don’t have as much as other people, please don’t be embarrassed or ashamed. If you don’t wear a particular label on your clothes, don’t let it bother you because that is not what is most important in this life. Instead, be thankful for what you do have and for your many blessings. We need to be thankful for our families and friends, and most especially to our Heavenly Father for sacrificing His son to die for our sins so that we can someday have a home in Heaven. John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

My grandmother passed away fourteen years ago, but her words of encouragement and thanksgiving have never left my heart. I am thankful for her and her guidance and for her love. She was a blessing to every life she touched.

Colossians 3:17: “Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.”

Let us pray:

Dear God,
Thank You for being so kind and loving. Thank You for sending your Son to die on the cross so that we can live with You in heaven someday. Thank You for providing all of our needs and help us to fully trust in You so that we do not worry about the insignificant things in this life, but instead keep our focus on You and Your promises.

In Jesus’ name,

By: Carol Gartman

If Only

When was the last time you felt genuinely thankful for something? I’m not talking about the excitement we feel when we obtain a new possession; I’m talking about true gratitude that comes from deep within. Sometimes we focus so much on what we want, that we forget to focus on what we already have. There’s a lot of truth to the phrase, “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone”––but we shouldn’t have to lose something before we appreciate it!

As females, we tend to do a lot of “if only’s”:
“If only I had that car…”
“If only my parents would give me more money…”
“If only that boy noticed me…”
“If only I didn’t have so much homework…”
“If only I had more clothes…”
“If only my room was better…”
“If only my hair was straight…”
“If only my hair was curly…”

If only, then what? If only we had those things, we’d be happy and our lives would be perfect, right? Wrong! If only we had what we listed, we’d only move on to another list of “if only’s”!

In Philippians 4:11–13, Paul wrote, “…I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Considering that statement was made by a guy who was put into prison for being a Christian, that’s pretty powerful!

Do we really want to go through life wanting more and never feeling satisfied, or do we want to learn to be content and thankful, like Paul, even in difficult circumstances?

Basic Thankfulness List

Clothing: Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a closet full of clothes and several pairs of shoes to choose from every day. Look around your school. The girl who dresses in weird clothes and wears the same outfits all the time may not have a choice. Her parents may not be able to afford to buy her clothes whenever she needs them, so she’s stuck with hand-me-downs and whatever they can find at the local thrift store, not just to accessorize in cool ways, but because they don’t have enough money to drive to the mall and buy new things. The next time we’re tempted to complain about having nothing to wear, let’s thank God we’re blessed enough to have more than what we need, and remember that “…life is more than food, and the body more than clothing” (Luke 12:23).

Food: We are so blessed with an abundance of food! The next time we’re tempted to complain about a meal that is set before us, let’s instead think about teens or children on American streets who would love to have that meal. Say a prayer of thanks that you are blessed with full meals every day, hug the person who cooked that meal to show your appreciation, and rejoice that one day “They will hunger no longer, nor thirst anymore; nor will the sun beat down on them, nor any heat; for the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the water of life; and God will wipe every tear from their eyes” (Revelation 7:16–17).

Shelter: Our homes are something else we tend to take for granted. We have so many homeless people in our own communities, people who live in shelters, sharing rooms with complete strangers. There are others who live on the streets, covering their heads with cardboard boxes to stay partially sheltered from wind, rain, and snow. Instead of complaining that we’re not allowed to paint our bedroom or buy the new furniture we want, let’s be thankful that we have a home to live in and furniture to sit on, as Paul was in 1 Timothy 6:8: “If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content.”

Physical Self: We often take our looks for granted, and it’s not uncommon for us to complain about our imperfections. Imagine not being able to see those imperfections, or anything else. Ginny Owens is blind, yet she has chosen to not let her blindness stop her from becoming a Christian singer/song writer and telling others about her gratitude to God. The next time we want to complain that our hair isn’t just right, or our skin isn’t the exact shade we want it to be, let’s choose instead to be thankful that we have sight to see ourselves, as well as everything around us, and let’s remember that, according to Proverbs 31:10, “Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.”

If Only…

If only we would learn to be content with what we have, we’d be more thankful, more loving, and more compassionate, and we could more effectively share God’s blessings with the world.

We’re told in Colossians 3:17 that “Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.” Next month we’ll discuss how to give to those in need, but for now let’s embrace today and thank God for all of our blessings.

– Davonne Parks

Give Thanks to the Lord

I think it’s appropriate that, in a month so focused on thankfulness, we are reading several books which share all that we should be most thankful for. This month, we’ll start with Hebrews, one of the few books in the Bible whose author is unknown. The one, most incredible thing for which we have to be thankful is mentioned in Hebrews 12:28: “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe…” The author of Hebrews reminds the reader of Christ’s superiority and of this New Covenant by which we are saved. If nothing else worth being thankful for ever happens again in our lives, this should be enough! James tells us to be thankful even in temptation, because when we have obediently endured, we will receive the crown of life (James 1:12). Peter, John, and Jude continue to teach and encourage, even amid their own persecution and trials.

And then there’s Revelation, one of the most confusing, and therefore skipped over, books in the Bible. There are many different views regarding Revelation, and I myself have not begun to understand it all. No doubt this book will give you plenty to think about. Revelation does clearly mention giving thanks and praise to Jesus, again reminding us of one thing for which we can all be thankful: “We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign” (Revelation 11:17).

So, in this time of year when we are often reminded to be thankful, let us give thanks for the greatest blessing of all: Christ’s offer of salvation through His death and resurrection.

Lisa Grimenstein

Suggested Reading, November 2008

November 01 (Hebrews 1:1-14; 2:1-18)
November 02 (Hebrews 3:1-19; 4:1-16)
November 03 (Hebrews 5:1-14; 6:1-28)
November 04 (Hebrews 7:1-28: 8:1-13; 9:1-15)
November 05 (Hebrews 9:16-28; 10:1-39)
November 06 (Hebrews 11: 1-40)
November 07 (Hebrews 12:1-29; 13:1-25)
November 08 (James 1:1-27)
November 09 (James 2:1-26; 3:1-18)
November 10 (James 4:1-17; 5:1-20)
November 11 (I Peter 1:1-25; 2:1-25)
November 12 (I Peter 3:1-22; 4:1-19)
November 13 (I Peter 5:1-14; II Peter 1:1-21)
November 14 (II Peter 2:1-22; 3:1-18)
November 15 (I John 1:1-10; 2:1-29)
November 16 (I John 3:1-24; 4:1-21)
November 17 (I John 5:1-21; II John 1:1-13)
November 18 (III John 1:1-14; Jude 1:1-25)
November 19 (Revelation 1:1-20; 2:1-29)
November 20 (Revelation 3:1-22; 4:1-11; 5:1-14)
November 21 (Revelation 6:1-17; 71-17; 8:1-13)
November 22 (Revelation 9:1-21; 10:1-11)
November 23 (Revelation 11:1-12; 12:1-17)
November 24 (Revelation 13:1-18; 14:1-20)
November 25 (Revelation 15:1-8; 16:1-21)
November 26 (Revelation 17:1-18; 18:1-24)
November 27 (Revelation 19:1-21)
November 28 (Revelation 20:1-15)
November 29 (Revelation 21:1-27)
November 30 (Revelation 22:1-21)