Joy, the special gift of the Spirit!

Posted on May 28, 2015 · Posted in Wisdom

Only the unique work of the Holy Spirit can bring the wonder and endurance of joy to human experience. Take a moment and consider how special true joy is. This.. read more

Obedience is not the way to acceptance!

Posted on May 26, 2015 · Posted in Gospel, Parenting

Obedience is not something to use to gain a reward. Rather, obedience itself is a reward, a great privilege, honor and joy. Just as I cannot make myself more acceptable.. read more

Do this in remembrance of me

Posted on May 24, 2015 · Posted in Holidays, Worldview

Jesus told his disciples to remember him. We must remember there is nothing that we enjoy in this life that did not cost the life of someone else. Whether it.. read more

Patience: the art of not judging God

Posted on May 21, 2015 · Posted in Wisdom

A judgmental spirit towards people is a dangerous thing. It leads to doubt, mistrust and broken relationships. But there is another form of judgment that is far more destructive: the.. read more

Your children’s questions are good things!

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Young children ask their parents questions. Be thankful. As a parent, you want to keep the questions coming. No doubt someone is saying, are you crazy, all I do is answer.. read more

Why do you talk to God?

Posted on May 16, 2015 · Posted in Communication, Wisdom

Is it to give him information? The problem here is that God already knows everything about you that could be known. Is it because he tells us to talk with.. read more

Romans 8: be controlled by God, not fear!

Posted on May 15, 2015 · Posted in Authority, Wisdom

Here is a brief application from Romans 8 that teaches Christians do not have to be controlled by fear. Christians need not fear condemnation. verse 1 Christians are not controlled.. read more

Don’t be surprised by irritating people!

Posted on May 14, 2015 · Posted in Communication, Wisdom

You should not be surprised when people are irritating. Actually, you should expect them to be. It is time to stop being shocked that people sin. Isn’t that negative thinking?.. read more

Bring Honor to Mothers Everyday!

Posted on May 9, 2015 · Posted in Authority, Parenting

Flowers and gifts on Mother’s Day are good things. But there is more. When we read the exhortation of Proverbs 31:31 to honor mothers and wives for all that they.. read more

Mothers: part of God’s gift to his creation.

Posted on May 7, 2015 · Posted in Authority, Parenting

Sometimes, the most compelling reasons to believe in God’s creation of the Universe and human life are the ones that can’t be measured by scientific theory. Mothers are the creation.. read more

The Gospel, the power of Christ

Posted on May 5, 2015 · Posted in Gospel, Marriage, Parenting

The gospel is about what God has accomplished for you. It is not about what you did for God. If you make the gospel about others serving you, you distort.. read more

God’s gift to you!

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The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has.. read more

Grow into a Mature Relationship with Your Children

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The most important goal for you and your family is to grow closer to God in every area of your life. Below Tedd and Margy Tripp hold out three key.. read more

Jesus Christ, where rest becomes reality.

Posted on May 1, 2015 · Posted in Parenting

Politicians and elected officials constantly offer rest from the troubled policies of the “other guy”, even if they were once “the other guy”. Relationships offer rest, but too often they.. read more

Curse God and Die!

Posted on April 30, 2015 · Posted in Authority, Gospel, Wisdom

Job scraped his skin with a piece of broken pottery as he sat among the ashes. Job has received another of the horrible curses handed out to him by God… read more

Prayer for those in authority!

Posted on April 28, 2015 · Posted in Authority

Another round violence is making the nightly news cycle. At this moment, there are more questions than answers. While political activity and government policies are important, we must not lose.. read more

Learning whom to trust!

Posted on April 26, 2015 · Posted in Proverbs

The book of Proverbs provides insight about how to be wise (Proverbs 1:1-7). Proverbs is not primarily a set of rules to follow, but practical wisdom that can be applied.. read more

Do your children say things like:

Posted on April 22, 2015 · Posted in Communication, Wisdom

“I’m really glad Dad spoke to me about that; I really needed his help.” “Mom, thanks for caring enough to keep me out of trouble.” The purpose of biblical authority.. read more

Holy is He!

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The Lord reigns; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake! The Lord is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the peoples… read more

Paul talks about the world

Posted on April 20, 2015 · Posted in Authority, Worldview

Can you imagine attempting to make foreign policy and ignoring the reality of these words? Oh, right. It is our policy to ignore these words. 24 “The God who made the.. read more