I don’t like correction!

Posted on January 24, 2015 · Posted in Communication, Criticism_, Wisdom

I don’t like correction. There I said it. I like to be right. More importantly, I like it even more when you think I am right. By openly admitting these.. read more

Do your kids know this truth?

Posted on January 22, 2015 · Posted in Parenting, Worldview

It is important to educate and train your children. The question, of course, is what do you teach them and when. Here is one truth that is seldom taught because.. read more

Mercy or fairness – you can’t have both

Posted on January 20, 2015 · Posted in Parenting, Worldview

One of the significant areas of conflict in life is the battle that emerges from wanting to have things God’s way AND my way. One example is desiring God’s mercy.. read more

What your children need most!

Posted on January 19, 2015 · Posted in Godward Orientation, Instructing

by Tedd Tripp If you want your children to have a reason to sing on Sunday, give them a glorious God. If you want your children to have a reason.. read more

Thought for the Lord’s Day

Posted on January 17, 2015 · Posted in Worry, Worship

Worry or Wait What is the opposite of worry? Simply answering not to worry is empty. People tend to worry about what is uncertain. But being certain about what will.. read more

The Tug-of-War of Middle School

Posted on January 16, 2015 · Posted in Communication, Parenting

Being in middle school is like being in a tug-of-war with both sides evenly matched. On the one hand there is the pull of the teenage years. On the other.. read more

Helping Children Evaluate Themselves

Posted on January 14, 2015 · Posted in Instructing, Parenting

by Tedd & Margy Tripp Proverbs 9 will help our children evaluate themselves, “Whoever corrects a mocker invites insult; whoever rebukes a wicked man incurs abuse. Do not rebuke a.. read more

Refuge or Adversary

Posted on January 13, 2015 · Posted in Gospel, Teenagers

Parents, it is your choice. You can be your child’s adversary or you can be his refuge. Someone might be thinking, “Wait a minute, my teenager is the adversary, not.. read more

Are you entitled to tomorrow?

Posted on January 12, 2015 · Posted in Apologetics, Wisdom, World View

Many in western culture are obsessed with tomorrow. People assume that tomorrow will come. There is a comfort that comes from thinking that tomorrow is another day. The problem is.. read more

Thought for the Lord’s Day

Posted on January 10, 2015 · Posted in Worldview, Worship

Don’t lose perspective! There is only one source of good. There is only One who is worthy of praise! Praise the Lord God, the God of Israel, who alone does.. read more

Why is God Good?

Posted on January 9, 2015 · Posted in Apologetics, Worldview

You often say that God is good. You often hear that he is good. For these statements to have meaning, especially for your children, you must know why he is.. read more

Love is not an intention

Posted on January 8, 2015 · Posted in Fear of the Lord, Gospel, Parenting

Too often we cover our backsides with intentions. We intend to love, so we tend to ignore the impact of our actions. For example: “I am so sorry I got.. read more

When your children are disrespectful

Posted on January 7, 2015 · Posted in Communication, Parenting

Parents, when your children sin and they are not respectful to you, how do you want to respond? If you make the matter primarily a personal offense against yourself and.. read more

The Danger of Being a Fool

Posted on January 6, 2015 · Posted in Culture, Instructing, Parenting, Worldview

by Tedd Tripp The alternative to teaching our children biblical hierarchy is to allow them to be autonomous self-directed people. The Bible has a term for such a person: the.. read more

Social Networking for God’s Glory

Posted on January 5, 2015 · Posted in Communication

Social networking is a big part of modern life. It is necessary to ask what biblical principles intersect with 21st century electronic information transfer. You have to admit it is.. read more

2015 – a year for discernment

Posted on January 3, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized

2015 will be a challenging year for you and your family. Belief in the Bible is seen as extremism. Belief in the necessity of a relationship with Christ is seen.. read more

Options for America: 2015

Posted on January 2, 2015 · Posted in Culture, Gospel, Worldview

What hope does a country have that has no fear of God? The first option is to repent of her sins before the Lord of heaven and earth. There is.. read more

Happy Insanity

Posted on December 31, 2014 · Posted in Gospel, Holidays, Worldview

There is a popular definition for insanity that is attributed to Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein and others. It goes like this: Insanity is doing the same thing over and over.. read more

The importance of authority

Posted on December 30, 2014 · Posted in Instructing

We cannot teach our children how to submit to an authority unless we understand a vertical structure where equals willingly place themselves under authority. It is true that human relationships.. read more

From Presents to Possessions

Posted on December 29, 2014 · Posted in Earthly Treasure

Something mysterious happens to items in colorfully wrapped boxes and then placed under a tree full of lights. After a short incubation period these items, called presents, become possessions when.. read more