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Aiding Firefighters Families

Here is a list of some of the legitimate charities that have been set up to aid the families of the 19 firefighters killed this week in Arizona.

Yarnell Emergency Fire Fund:

Set up by United Way of Yavapai County

Wildland Firefighter Foundation

Using donations to offer financial and emotional support

100 Club of Arizona

Assisting survivors, covering flight costs for family, helping the injured, and buying replacement equipment for the Prescott Fire Department.

American Red Cross

The Red Cross’ Grand Canyon Chapter has opened two shelters for those forced to evacuate, and are also providing food, water, and mental health support.


TODAY’S RESPECT DARE: Hebrews 12:14 says “Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.”  Sometimes when God is trying to teach our spouse something, we feel the need to help Him along.  So today’s Respect Dare is to stay out of God’s way, and instead pray.  Choose to either write down what you sense God is teaching your husband that you might prevent him from learning by interrupting – or – Write down what you sense God is trying to teach you.

TODAY’S LOVE DARE:  Ecclesiasteds 4:11 tells us “If two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone?”  Have you ever noticed how you are strong in areas where your wife is weak, and vice versa?  When we are together, we multiply each others joys and divide the sorrows.  So today’s Love Dare is to recognize your spouse is integral to your future success.  Let them know you desire to include them in decisions, and that you need their perspective and counsel.  If you’ve ignored them in the past – confess it and ask for forgiveness.

Remember to tell us you’re taking the LOVE/RESPECT DARE by signing up for the 30 day challenge on our home page.

TODAY’S RESPECT DARE: Five different times in the book of Proverbs, the author alludes to a “nagging” or “quarrelsome” wife.  How are you doing in this area?  More importantly, how would your husband say you are doing?  Today’s dare is to ask him that question – “Am I quarrelsome.”  There’s only one rule: You can’t argue with him or justify your behavior.

TODAY’S LOVE DARE:  In John 17, Jesus prayed that the church would be “one, even as we are one.”  Unity, in the church and in marriage, is a hallmark of our God.  Oneness in marriage requires keeping each other on the same page.  Today’s dare is to isolate one area of division in your marriage and pray about it.  Ask God to reveal anything in your heart that threatens that oneness.  Then pray for good communication, with a heart toward unity.

Remember to tell us you’re taking the LOVE/RESPECT DARE by signing up for the 30 day challenge on our home page.

TODAY’S RESPECT DARE: Proverbs 11:22 says “Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.”  Men tend to be more visual than women, which can lead to temptation.  So today’s Respect Dare ladies is to prayerfully spend 15 minutes going through your closet – and consider what your clothing is communicating and how it represents your husband and family.

TODAY’S LOVE DARE:  “Render service with a good attitude, as to the Lord and not to men.” ~ Ephesians 6:7.  You don’t have to be married too long before you realize that your mate doesn’t always motivate your love, but love that is lifted up as an offering to God never loses its anchor.  So before you see your spouse again, pray for them by name and for their needs.  Whether you feel like it or not, say “I Love You” and express love to them in some tangible way.

Remember to tell us you’re taking the LOVE/RESPECT DARE by signing up for the 30 day challenge on our home page.




Ingredients1 1/2 cups granulated white sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup biscuit mix (recommended: Bisquick)
1/3 cup (5 1/3 tablespoons) butter, melted
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 eggs


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch pie pan.

Put all ingredients in a bowl and blend for 1 minute with a handheld electric mixer. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Bake for about 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool.

Your Love Dare for today:  Take time to pray through your areas of responsibility and your areas of wrong doing. Where you have failed, ask for God’s forgiveness, then humble yourself enough to admit them to your spouse. Do it sincerely and truthfully. Ask your spouse for forgiveness as well. No matter how they respond, make sure you cover your responsibility in love.
Your Respect Dare:  Prayerfully consider your husband as the man he has become. Ask God to show you what positive characteristics have developed in him over the years and in writing, let him know what those characteristics are. Support each one with why it’s important to you.

Your Respect Dare for today: Write a list of the times the your husband has wronged you and burn it. Make a list of the times you’ve wronged your husband and ask him to forgive you for those times.

Your Love Dare for today:  Whatever you haven’t forgiven in your mate, forgive it today. Let it go. Just as we ask Jesus to “forgive us our debts, we must ask Him to help us to “forgive our debtors” each day as well. Unforgiveness has been keeping you and your spouse in prison too long. Say from your heart “I choose to forgive.”