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Thought for the Lord’s Day

Posted on November 23, 2014 · Posted in Worldview, Worry

Gratitude – the DNA of a Christian When God made you a new creature in Christ, He also designed you to be a creature fueled by thanksgiving. Only a Christian.. read more

Answering without Listening

Posted on November 22, 2014 · Posted in Communication, Parenting

    Answering without Listening Tedd Tripp ! had a conversation with my son near bedtime. I said what I thought needed to be said; he listened politely. “Well,” I.. read more

The myth of the self-reliant parent

Posted on November 21, 2014 · Posted in Parenting, Worldview

Sometimes we actually think we are smart enough to take care of ourselves. Really?!? If you are alive at the end of this day it will be because God has.. read more

Angry Parents, Angry Children

Posted on November 20, 2014 · Posted in Gospel, Parenting

Human anger must not characterize your discipline. If it does, you have made discipline about satisfying your requirements. As a parent you are granted authority to enforce God’s commands, not.. read more

Sometimes at night

Posted on November 19, 2014 · Posted in Gospel, Sleep

Sometimes at night I find myself awake, wide awake, hopelessly awake. In these moments I am confronted with piercing clarity about past sins. I remember the stupidity of thinking I.. read more

God does not take coffee breaks!

Posted on November 18, 2014 · Posted in Worldview, Worry

  There is only one thing about tomorrow that you can know with certainty. God will be faithful to you. You can plan for tomorrow, and that is a good.. read more

Worship – the dangerous journey

Posted on November 16, 2014 · Posted in Worship

Three times each year the Israelites would travel to Jerusalem for a special time of festival and worship. For those who lived close to Jerusalem this would be an afternoon.. read more

Love – it’s not about you!

Posted on November 15, 2014 · Posted in Ruling Desires

Your flesh tempts you to think love is something that is designed to make you happy, to make you feel good. Yes, it is wonderful when others love us. But.. read more

Love is patient

Posted on November 14, 2014 · Posted in Parenting

Patience is often referred to as something that can be lost – as in “you are really causing me to lose my patience.” But how would it sound if you.. read more

Love is kind

Posted on November 13, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

It is easy to show kindness when your children are respectful and obey quickly with a smile. It is easy to show kindness when they clean the living room without.. read more

Drug abuse – what to look for

Posted on November 12, 2014 · Posted in Parenting, Teenagers

Proverbs 18:15 teaches that the ears of the wise seek out knowledge. In other words, not everything that you need to know as a parent will be handed to you.. read more

Into Harm’s Way

Posted on November 11, 2014 · Posted in Holidays, Worldview

Today is Veteran’s Day. It is the day when we remember those who placed themselves in harm’s way so that we will be safe from evil and tyranny. In a.. read more

Here today, gone tomorrow

Posted on November 10, 2014 · Posted in Worldview

For a few days each fall, God’s canvas is covered with warm shades of stunning beauty. Then one morning the brilliant leaves are no more. The forests are bleak once.. read more

Thought for the Lord’s Day

Posted on November 9, 2014 · Posted in Worldview, Worship

 Focus your attention on greatness! Praising God serves both to honor him and to focus our attention on his greatness. As sinful people, we tend to focus on ourselves and.. read more

Do you parent with wisdom from above?

Posted on November 8, 2014 · Posted in Parenting, Wisdom

James tells the story of two kinds of wisdom. In Chapter 3:13-18, he talks about wisdom from above and contrasts it with “wisdom” that is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. Which of.. read more

Thinking about your teenagers

Posted on November 7, 2014 · Posted in Communication, Teenagers

Philippians is a book that talks about resolving conflict. In Chapter 2 we find the following admonition: 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more.. read more

Commanding your children to praise God

Posted on November 6, 2014 · Posted in Parenting, Worldview

  Parents have no problem instructing their children to obey quickly or to be kind to others. There is no dispute about teaching children that they should not hit each.. read more

Saving Christmas – a Kirk Cameron film

Posted on November 5, 2014 · Posted in Holidays, Worldview

Saving Christmas is great idea! Of course, the question is—from what and from whom are we saving Christmas? Is it from commercialism? From saying “Happy Holidays”? Or from the secularists.. read more

Thoughts for Election Day

Posted on November 4, 2014 · Posted in Authority, Current Events, Worldview

It’s Election Day. All 435 seats of the U.S. House of Representatives are at stake, along with approximately one third of the Senate seats and numerous governorships.  The national media.. read more

Power and meekness

Posted on November 3, 2014 · Posted in Wisdom

In ancient times warriors required powerful, fearless horses to carry them into battle. Before these great creatures could become useful in battle they had to be trained to respond to.. read more