Gary Chapman has a great article on Focus on the Family’s website. It is about the 5 love languages, and how we can identify them within our children. It is such a great reminder that we need to find out how each of our children expresses and wants to be loved. Every child is different, […]
I recently made an unplanned two week trip to visit a sick family member. What began as a very unusual circumstance, finished well. Sickness can either divide or bring family members together. It was amazing to watch what God accomplished. My family is huge, and that means different opinions are voiced and not everyone agrees. That is okay, because we love each other. At the end of the two weeks, I had a deeper realization of what God is doing. This was a very needed interruption! Imagine a landscape picture with a stream, which
Millions of people consider themselves to be an Atheist. When you ask them if there is a God, Heaven or Hell, they immediately say no. They think that is the intelligent and scientific answer. God says that He has made Himself known to all of us, in His creation which is all around us. For […]
God’s desire is clear. He wants parents to instruct their children using His word. This is not a job for the church Sunday school teachers along, but rather our job as parents. We are with our children more than anyone, so we have more opportunities to ‘train them in the way they should go.’
There is a prevalent argument from the atheistic community that is being used to indoctrinate our children, into either not believing in God, or thinking He isn’t powerful and good. It is not a new argument, just one that continues to be touted, even though Christians have provided reasonable explanations for the existence of evil. Just this past week, I’ve been going back and forth with two young adults about this on social media. The argument goes something like this. “If there is a god, and he is good, then why does he allow evil in the world?
What is the greatest thing the Lord wants for your kids? To be a good person? Be a part of a great family? Have good health? Have wealth? To serve God? To love others? While all of these things are good, none are the greatest thing the Lord wants for your kids. The greatest thing […]
Research has shown that 70% of Christian raised young adults leave their faith after high school. Some make a conscious decision to walk away, and others subconsciously as they make one bad decision after another. What can we do as parents to increase the chance of our children ended up in the 30% who stay? To know that, we have to dive into the reasons why people walk away from their faith.
On July 4th, 1776, America was born. That day will always be remembered as the beginning of a new country. Many individuals had to unselfishly give their lives during the Revolutionary War for many reasons. On America’s side, was the desire for religious freedom and an end to persecution. The other side, Britain, just wanted […]
At a very young age, my mother began a very successful disciplinary tactic on me. My propensity to share half-truths bothered her. She started unleashing her tool on me, John 8:32, “and YOU will know the truth, and the truth will set you free”. I memorized that scripture quickly, without even trying. Lying did eventually […]
There are many people trying to convince the world that Christ was not who He claimed He was, and therefore He is not the Messiah. They argue from many different angles, trying to keep people from believing, or trying to shake those that profess to believe. Why? Because if Christ didn’t rise from the dead, than Christianity is meaningless.
Our children’s faith is being attacked at school, by teachers and other students all of the time. They need to know the Biblical truth of who Jesus Christ was, and the rational, logical reasons why we believe it to be true. We believe it, not just because the Bible said so, and not just because our parents told us it was true. We believe because