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  • Is God’s wisdom your joy?

    A scenario: You have the unbearable burden of teaching your children God’s wisdom. It is exhausting work. Sometimes you wonder why you even bother. All you ever get in return is frustration and resistance. It is almost unbelievable the effort it takes to teach your children to be kind and considerate, to be unselfish. But then you realize that there is no one else to teach them. So, you bare down and keep going. Question, based upon this scenario what type of results would you expect? Not ...
  • Love, beyond flowers and chocolate

    Love delights when others delight in God. Love is satisfied most when the one you love is satisfied. Love anticipates God will always care. Love offers encouragement when none is expected. Love does not regret the success of others. Love does not announce one’s own success. Love takes refuge in humility. Love seeks the honor of others. Love is not interested in self-promotion. Love knows joy before it knows anger. Love does not keep score. Love is thrilled when the truth is known. Love ...
  • America is flaunting God!

    One Super Bowl ad shows why America is in great peril. God was used a marketing ploy. Even God’s cell phone can have a dead battery! This ad is from a company that sells charging accessories for electronic devices. The ad depicts a chaotic world that has suddenly gone out of control. At the end of the ad we see why: a character who is supposedly playing God has a cell phone whose battery is almost dead. The character sighs and the world continues to fall apart. God is truly irrelevant, at ...
  • Daniel’s answer to pride

    There are times in life when God graciously causes me to realize there are things beyond my ability to reason or prepare for. Being placed under anesthesia is one of those times for me. So I get to either believe that God will do exactly as he pleases and rest in that alone, or believe I might feel better if I knew what God was going to do. Silly choice really! Thankful that God has no need to consult me about how he will work in my life. Daniel has good words here! 34 “After this time had ...
  • Super Bowl ads – $150,000 per second

    The Super Bowl is important to you as a Christian parent. The game tells you a great deal about the world your children inhabit. Advertiser’s will pay $150,000 a second or 4.5 million dollars for a 30 second commercial! And this is just for the air time. Millions more go into the production of the ad and market research. That is a lot of money to encourage you to buy a potato chip. The companies who sponsor these commercials spend a considerable amount of money and resources to attempt to ...
  • Refuge or Adversary

    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 me. And if he wants refuge, then he needs to start acting like he wants that!” As a father of five children, I hear you. But stay with me. Teenage life can be challenging. The impact of a Godless culture, education that is rooted in pragmatism, sexual immorality being peddled as tolerance and bodies morphing into young adults ...
  • Love is not an intention.

    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 angry with you. It is just that I love you so much and I know that what you did will be bad for you. I just needed to get your attention right away.” Hint, your child is not buying this. A decision was made to replace love with anger. But, you may protest, that was not my intention! However, intentions are not safe guides unless they are ...
  • No Gospel, No Peace

    There is a common misunderstanding about the blessing of peace given by the angels at the birth of Christ. The blessing is not for all on earth, but for those with whom God is pleased. “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” Luke 2:14 These 17 words tell us much about the meaning of Christmas and why there can be no real peace without the rule of Christ in the hearts of men. For thousands of years since that dark day in the garden, war ruled ...
  • Watching God Work

    Today is a day to see God at work.  Actually you see God at work every day, but this amazing truth often slips from our thoughts.  God’s powerful will and plan includes everything from  a sparrow falling to the ground to the changing of governments.  The Holy Spirit reminds us of these facts in his word: Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father.  Matthew 10:29 He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and ...